Top 6 Richest Footballers
Athletes are some of the most highly paid people on the planet. No matter the game professional athletes not only get paid to play, but they make money on endorsement deals, appearances and selling products related to their sport. In the world of Football or Soccer, depending if where you live, the highest earning players have earned their spots on this list, literally.
#6. Sergio Aguero
Aguero gets on our list with his yearly salary of £11.31 M, which rounds out to £217,500 weekly earnings. With an additional one million dollars in endorsement deal from Nike, EA Sports Fifa 14, and Pepsi. Aguero was born in Argentina and plays for Manchester City, where is number is 16, playing the striker position. He’s been playing since 1997. And he is only 26 years old. He has earned his number six spot due to his earnings.
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#5. Wayne Rooney
Rooney makes number five on our list, because he earns £11.57 M and that means he makes a weekly amount of £222,500. Earning an additional three million dollars in endorsements. He has endorsement deals with Nike and EA sports. The player was born in England and plays the forward position with Manchester United. He has been playing since 1996. It’s reported that his net worth is 51 million dollars. Making him number 61 on the world’s list of
highest paid athletes and number five on ours.
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#4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic earns his number four spot on our list, because he yearly, making his weekly income. Then additionally he earns 1 million dollars in his endorsement deals with unknown companies. The Paris Saint-Germain player was born in Sweden and he plays the position of striker. He has been playing professional since at least 1999. It’s reported that he has a net worth of 60 million dollars, and he likes to use his money for his fancy and impressive car collection.
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Neymar hits number three on this list because he earns a yearly salary of £12.57 M making his weekly take home £241,000. He then makes 6 million dollars with his endorsement deals. His major endorsements are with Volkswagen and Nike Inc. The player was born in Brazil and plays both forward and winger with Barcelona. He’s been playing since 1999. It’s reported that his net worth is £20 million and he’s number 68 on the world’s list of highest paid athlete, earning him number three on our list.
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#2. Lionel Messi
Messi, according to Forbes sports money earns a yearly salary of £13.41 M, making his weekly income £257,000. Then Messi makes 20 million dollars in endorsements with products. He had endorsement with Nike, Ea Sports, and Turkish Airline. The player born in Argentina plays the forward position for Barcelona. He has been playing since 1995. It’s reported that his net worth is £110 million. He’s the 10th highest play athlete in the world and number two on the footballers list.
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#1. Cristiano Ronaldo
According to Forbes sports money, Ronaldo earns a yearly amount of 15 million pound sterling. So that’s £15.0 M, making his weekly income £288,000. Additionally, he earns 20 million for endorsements. He had endorsements with Castrol, Nike and Konami. The player who was born in Madeira currently plays the forward position for Real Madrid. Ronaldo has been playing professional since 2002. It is reported that Ronaldo has a net worth of 120 million dollars. Making him the 9th highest paid athlete in the world. Earning the number one spot on this list.
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