Football is one of the most popular sport followed across the globe! SO popular that it brings audiences together and we have seen it all. Whether it is a country you are rooting for or a club, the magic you witness during a football is beyond spectacular and since it is the World Cup 2018 season, we are looking at the top #20 football players across the globe!
Starting the list with the legend himself, David Beckham who has a net worth of $450 Million. Even though he is now a retired player, the English player has a huge fan base all over the world. David Beckham was 17 when he debuted and joined Manchester United, played there for 9 seasons.
Yes, that’s right in the current scenario Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the entire world. If you don’t know who Cristiano Ronaldo is, please get out of the rock you’ve been living under! You’re missing something major!
The professional football player is originally from Portugal and his now worth $450 million! He has played for Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Argentinian player has a net worth of a whopping $400 million dollars. Messi became a professional football player with FC Barcelona and the Argentina National Team. In fact Messi is doing so well, he has achieved the Golden Ball and Shoe in his career! We have seen him play for the World Cup and Summer Olympics in his country.
Dave Whelan is a former football player from England and he has a networth of $210 million.
This man knows his business, he bought JJB a sporting and fishing store in Wigan in 1997. He later went on to transform this sports good store into Uk’s second biggest retailer
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $190 million! This stunning Swedish football player has been playing with Manchester United, he went to join LA Galaxy in early 2018.
He is also known to be aggressive and to be honest, we are not complaining!
Neymar Da Silva Santos
Neymar the Brazilian football player has accumulated a lot of wealth and fame in the past few years, his net worth being of $185 million. Neymar Da Silva Santos was very young when he first moved to Spain to train with his team, Real Madrid.
He made his debut with Santos FC and then moved to Barcelona FC. He also won the South American Footballer of the Year award in 2011. Pretty cool, Neymar!
Although original Brazilian star Ronaldo retired a while ago, his net worth still remains $150 million. He was given the nickname, “the phenomenon”, which basically proves how talented and unstoppable he was on the field. Officially he has played 98 games representing Brazil and has managed to score a whole of 62 goals in these matches!
Who doesn’t love Wayne Rooney? Guys, Rooney is an incredible legend who has a net worth of $145 million and an annual salary of $26 million! LIKE, what in the world? There was a time when he set the record by scoring 72 goals in one season. Obviously an impressive record for a football player. That’s not all, Rooney holds a record for most goals in one Premier League club 183 with Manchester United.
Welsh Football Player has a net worth of $110 million and he has also had several endorsement opportunities, which add to his $25 million annual salary. Bale has played for Southampton and then moved to Tottenham Hotspur. He got transferred to Real Madrid in September 2013 for having a record of the highest paid football player with 8.53million GBP.
Ricardo Izecson AKA KAKA
Kaka is a Brazilian football player with a net worth of $105 million and he plays for AC Milan and the Brazilian national team. His real name is Ricardo Izecson. Kaka gets paid a lot of money for playing football and for his tie ups with big endorsements like Adidas, Hyundai, WiseU. He also played the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Brazil and won.
With a big net worth of $100 million, Belgian soccer player is making serious waves. He plays for Chelsea as a midfielder and winger. Also a team member at the Belgian national team. Eden Hazard had received the PFA Young Player of the Year honors and was also given the Premier League PFA Team of the Year in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-2015.
The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Pele is that HE IS A LEGEND! There is no denying it, even though Pele has been retired for a while, he is still considered as the greatest football player of all time. His net worth is that of a $100 million. TO give him a tribute and document the great he is, the International Federation Of Football History and Statistics gave him the title – Football player of the century 1999.
German football player Philipp Lahm has a net worth of $100 million! When Michael Ballack made a decision to step back from the team captain position, Phillip became captain through a vote. He plays the midfielder position for Bayern Munich and the German national team.
Raul Gonzalez Blanco
Raul Gonzalez Blanco is a former football player from Spain and his net worth is a $100 million.
Played for Real Madrid and is an important part of the Spain national team! Blanco has played several international matches, under 18. under 20, under 21, under 23 and senior level to name a few.
Footballer Samuel Eto’o has a whopping net worth of $95 million and he is one of the most valuable player to come out of Africa. Currently most appreciated football player in history!
Even though he is a popular player, he has faced a lot of criticism on the field! He has played for a lot of clubs including Barcelona, RCD Mallorca and Anzhi Makhachkala.
Andres Iniesta if you haven’t heard of the Spanish football player, you should probably look up the legend. He has a net worth of $90 million and was the first to join FC Barcelona. Andres has been given many honors was given the title for Best Player In Europe in 2012 He also won the La Liga Spanish Player of the Year award back in 2009 along with the Marca Legend Award in 2011.
Ivorian Footballer is estimated to have a net worth of $90 million and Drogba holds the record for most scores secured by a player in the Ivorian national football team in history.
Apart from this he has an extensive knowledge and experience in football as he played for several clubs and teams across Africa and Europe!
At last, Drogba found a home at Chelsea,2004,
Fernando Torres’ is a professional football player from Spain, his net worth is about $60 million. He gained spotlight after he participated in these major tournaments UEFA Euro in 2004, FIFA World Cup in 2006 and UEFA EURO in the year 2008. His first debut was with Athletico Madrid and he later joined Liverpool, Chelsea and Milan. Torres rejoined Athletico Madrid in 2014.
Frank Lampard, I am pretty sure you have at least heard his name! Lampard is from England and he has previously played for the English national team and Chelsea as a midfielder. He is known as England’s most prolific penalty taker scoring nine goals and getting 49th position as one of the highest earning athletes across the globe – June 2011.
Yet another incredible football player with a net worth of $90 million is Ronaldinho! Born as Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, he started his football career with Gremio. He had moved to play for Barcelona, Milan, Flamengi, Atletico Mineiro, and Fluminense. He received the Ballon d’Or back in 2005 and he is famous for his impeccable dribbling and free-kick abilities.