Top 10 Richest Soccer Players in the World

Whatever criteria used to measure popularity, soccer ranks as the most popular sport. Why? Because it has the most followers who play and watch the game and it is also the richest sport.  

There are many players who are among the highest paid soccer play around the world. We will here discuss the list of richest football players over the globe in detail.


Richest Soccer Player

1. Faiq Bolkiah

Net Worth: $20 billion

Playing Position: Midfielder, Winger  

Faiq Bolkiah

Faiq Jefri Bolkiah is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder for the reserve side of Premier League club Leicester City and the Brunei national team. He got paid around $1,000 per week and has Leicester City club. He is one of the richest football players of the world with Brunei nationality.

2.Cristiano Ronaldo

Net Worth: $450 million

Playing Position: Attacker

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. He is considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He got paid around $645,043 per week and has Juventus club. He is the richest soccer player in the world in 2019!  

3.Lionel Messi

Net Worth: $400 million

Playing Position: Attacker

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish Club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is often considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He got paid $645,000 per week and grabs a position among the highest paid footballer player around the world.

4.Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Net Worth: $190 million

Playing Position: Striker

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy. He is best known for his technique, creativity, strength and his powerful and accurate striking ability. He got paid around $138,461 per week and comes in the list of richest soccer players. He is also one of the selected few players who has been able to play Adidas and Nike against each other for his endorsement.   

5.Neymar

Net Worth: $185 million

Playing Position: Forward

Neymar

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint- Germain and the Brazil national team. He is best known for its dribbling, finishing, skill, pace & ability to play with both feet. He got paid around $520,000 per week and posses the marketing power like him. One of the richest football players!

6.Wayne Rooney

Net Worth: $160 million

Playing Position: Striker

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for American MLS club D.C. United. He has been used in various midfield roles in his career. He is the record goalscorer for the England national team and for Manchester United. He got paid $1,634 per week and his success over the years has made him one of the highest paid football players in the world.

7.Gareth Bale

Net Worth: $125 million

Playing Position: Winger

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a wing for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He is best known for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks and his ability to get past defenders with pace. He got paid $288,461 per week and is skilled with his splendid left food, speed and physical qualities. He was named as the PFA players “Players of the year” and one of the richest soccer player.

8.Andres Iniesta

Net Worth: $120 million

Playing Position: Midfielder

Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta Lujan is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Japanese club Vissel Kobe. He got paid around $576,923 per week and is a remarked as the highest paid football player. Iniesta led Barcelona under-15 team to win the Nike Premier Cup and was named as the player of said tournament. He is the winner of many trophies and awards including World Cup, Champions League etc.

9.Eden Hazard

Net Worth: $100 million

Playing Position: Winger

Eden Hazard

Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and captains the Belgium national team. He is considered as one of the best players in the world and is known for his creativity, speed, dribbling and passing. He got paid $192,307 per week and is a talented winger. He has spent 8 years with the Royal Stade Brainois and holds a wealthy sponsorship deal.

10.Paul Pogba

Net Worth: $85 million

Playing Position: Midfielder

Paul Pogba

Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the French national team. He operates primarily as a central midfielder, but can also be deployed as an attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder and deep-lying playmaker. He got paid $350,354 per week and is the highest paid soccer player in the world.

All of the above mentioned players are few richest soccer players in the world. There are many others, but all these are on the top list of highest paid football players on a global level.  All of these players are proficient in their playing style area and also has other forms of income like sponsorships, media work and brand revenue which makes them highest paid soccer players around the world.

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