Football being one of the most popular sports has an entirely amazing fanbase all over the world. Fans of football are often interested in knowing the Richest Footballer In The World and their net worth. Also, what’s better than doing what you love and earning millions from it? It is no secret that a footballer with a blooming career is assured of getting one thing – Money. Lots and lots of money!
Below is the list of Top 10 Richest Footballer in the world 2023:
10. Eden Hazard
Total Net Worth: Roughly $100 Million
This Belgian winger or attacking midfielder has a net worth of approximately $100 Million.
Being one of the biggest stars over the last decade obviously makes him one of the richest footballers.
Apart from his highly remunerative salary at his partnership with Real Madrid, he has sponsorship deals with brands like Topps, Nike, and China’s Sina Sports. He has also done social media campaigns for Lotus Bakeries’ renowned brand of biscuits.
Total Net Worth: $100 Million
Though Brazilian legend Pele retired from football more than 40 years ago, his glorious profile as one of the greatest of all-time profits him even today. He also has a net worth of an estimated $100 Million.
His greatest source of income is the endorsement deals with the likes of Puma, Subway, Emirates, Santander, and Hublot.
He has also been an ambassador for many organizations like UNICEF.
This sums up as the reason why he is one of the richest footballers even after decades of his retirement.
8. Francesco Totti
Total Net Worth: $101.6 Million
Often referred to as ‘Golden Boy’ in Italian, Totti primarily played as an attacking midfielder or second striker.
While he retired in 2017, he has a net-worth that currently stands at an estimated $101.6 Million.
He spent his entire career playing for ‘A.S. Roma’. His fans consider him as one of the greatest Italian players of all-time.
He devotes a lot of his time in promoting UNICEF fundraisers.
7. Gareth Bale
Total Net Worth: $125 Million
This Welsh football player is a part of the Spanish Club Real Madrid. His net worth is approximately $125 Million.
He also has an amazing car collection.
Apart from football, he is quite active in golf.
He is also a shareholder of a UK-based firm called Primesure Limited.
In terms of endorsement deals, he signed with companies like Konami, Foot Locker, and Nissan Motors. He also signed a six-year deal with Adidas in 2014 worth a purported $26 million.
6. Alexandre Pato
Total Net Worth: $145 Million
This Brazilian footballer made his debut at the tender age of 16 and that definitely marked the beginning of his brilliant career and hence everyone bestowed upon him, high expectations for his future.
He was once dubbed as a ‘wonderkid’ while he played at AC Milan but cruel injuries plighted his truly wondrous career.
Currently, he plays for Chinese Club Tianjin Quanjian and has an estimated net worth of $145 Million.
His remunerative sponsorship deals, smart stock investments, and considerable property holdings play a huge role in making him one of the richest footballers.
5. Wayne Rooney
Total Net Worth: $160 Million
Rooney has played much of his career as a forward and has a net worth of approximately $160 Million.
He is the captain of Derby County Club.
He’s been a cover athlete in the EA Sports video game series FIFA.
His biggest sponsorship deals are with the likes of Nike and Samsung.
4. Dave Whelan
Total Net Worth: $220 Million
Like Pele, Dave Whelan also retired decades ago. He played for Blackburn Rovers and Crew Alexandra.
It is only because of his incredible entrepreneurial skills that even at the age of 83, he is able to make it to the list of richest footballers.
He was the former owner of Wigan Athletic and has formed JJB Sports and acquired DW Sports Fitness.
His current net-worth is roughly $220 Million.
3. Lionel Messi
Total Net Worth: $400 Million
Of course, it is no surprise to see the best-paid footballer making it to the list of richest footballers.
His status as one of the greatest of all time and his enormous fanbase has been highly profitable to him as he has signed endorsement deals with the likes of Pepsi, Huawei, and Adidas.
He spent his entire career at Barcelona and hence receives a lucrative salary from it.
His net worth stands at an estimated figure of $400 Million.
2. David Beckham
Total Net Worth: $450 Million
He has been one of the most famous athletes in the world. He was the highest-paid footballer in 2004.
Though he retired in 2004. His net worth is roughly $450 Million.
He recently launched his own MLS Team called Inter Miami.
He had a wondrous career span of 20 years as he is known to be the first English player to become the league titleholder in four different countries.
Thus, it is not much of a shock to see him ahead of Messi as the second richest footballer of 2020.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Total Net Worth: $466 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo- the name’s enough, isn’t it?
This Portuguese player is arguably one of the best players of present times, if not the best.
His achievements in football don’t limit him from being active in other fields.
He owns his own brand called CR7. He is a shareholder in two hotels, has launched his own gym, and owns his clothing line and hair transplant clinic called ‘Insparya’.
Every big sports company approaches him to represent them including Nike and DAZN.
Therefore, Messi might be the best-paid footballer from someone’s point of view, but Ronaldo tops the list of Richest Football Players In The World with an estimated net worth of $466 Million.
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