Top 10 Richest Football Players
“Football” Truely is the world’s game. No other sport is as universally celebrated across every continent on earth. Though the game is mostly dominated by European and Latin American teams, Africa Asia and North America are slightly behind and starting to build more robust programs and send players into the highest level of game play because they are competing with hundreds and millions of players across the globe, those who excel at football had paid handsomely.
10. Angel Di Maria:
Angel Di Maria Usually Plays either midfielder or winger for Paris Saint-Germain. His first team in europe was Benfica before making 25 million euro he moved to one of the biggest club in the world Real Madrid in 2010 despite spending his professional life europe Di Maria is still proud to be an argentinean. He earned over 90 International appearances for his country over the years.
Di maria scored the goal that won his country gold at 2008 olympics and also represented them at three fifa world cups, three American cup Tournaments and reaching the final of FIFA world cup final in 2014. Of Course money is fungible for Di Maria because he is the 10 highest paid footballer in the world.
Total Earning: 22.8 Million Dollars.
9. Sergio Aguero
The Argentinian striker currently playing for Manchester City. On July 3 he became the youngest player to play in the argentine primera division. On his debut at 15 years and 35 days breaking the record previously established by the legend himself Diego Maradona.
In 2006 Sergio Aguero moved to play for La Liga side Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of 23 million euros and made a name for himself attracting attention for Europe’s top clubs by scoring 101 goals in 234 appearances while winning the UEFA europa league and UEFA super cup in 2010.
In july 2011 Aguero moved to Manchester City for an transfer fee of 35 million pounds. In November 2017 Aguero became the Manchester City all-time highest goal scorer as a result he netted 23.5 million dollars in 2018.
Total Earning: 23.5 Million Dollars.
8. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney currently plays for DC United in Washington in American soccer league named MLS. But he is one of the players most closely associated with the british football identity. He is played much of his career as a forward and he is also been used in various midfield roles. He is the the record goal scorer for the england national team and for the Manchester United.
Rooney is best known for his tenure at Manchester united. Rooney Scored 250 goals for united in all competitions to make him the top goal scorer of all time. With Dc United he earned 22 million and another 5 million for endorsements for a grand total of 27 million dollars.
Total Earning: 27 Million Dollars.
7. Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is an Uruguayan striker best known for his time at Spanish giants Barcelona. Suarez won 17 trophies in his career including 5 league titles and UEFA champions league title at club level and an American cup with Uruguay.
He is a prolific goal scorer who has won two golden shoe awards ending the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Suarez scored over 400 goals for club and country. Suarez is just doing fine financially with a contract of 27.9 million Dollars in 2018 alone.
Total Earning: 27.2 Million Dollars.
Oscar Dos Santos jr none more simply as Oscar currently plays as an attacking midfielder for a chinese club Shanghai SIPG. Oscar first season in global play was with club international, he struggled with injuries for the first few seasons netting few goals and earning minimum at the club. On july 2012 Chelsea Fc agreed a fee of 61.5 million euros and things only improved from there.
On December 23, 2016 Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG officially confirmed that the club had reached the agreement with Chelsea with a transfer fee of 60 million pounds.
Total Earning: 27.4 Million Dollars.
5. Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba is a skillful midfielder currently playing for Manchester United and the French national team. Pogba showed much promises as an youngster flourishing as a member of local youth teams. After beginning his senior career with Manchester United and years later limited appearances persuaded him to join the Italian club Juventus in a free transfer in 2012. Pogba finest performances Juventus caught the Manchester united eye and juventus allowed him to return him to Manchester United in a in 2016 for then world record transfer fee of 105 million euros. Just season he earned 29.5 million dollars.
Total Earning: 29.5 Million Dollars.
4. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale plays for the spanish giants Real Madrid and the wales national Team. He is best known for his ball striking from distance, capability to deliver from free kicks and he has the ability to get past defenders with speed. Bale is known as one of the most is known as one of the most talented players in the game. He began his career with the Southampton Club and then moved to Tottenham in 2007 for an eventual fee of 7 million $ fee.
On september 1st 2013 Bale transfered to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. Press at the time reported the transfer value at the figures between 91 million and 100 million euros. After a few days from the transfer it is confirmed that a transfer fee of 100.8 million euros eclipsing the previous transfer record which is paid 80 million euros for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.
Total Earning: 34.6 Million Dollars.
Neymar de Silva Santos Jr mostly popular as Neymar jr. He plays for a French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. Many legends from the past consider him one of the best forwards of all time. Neymar came into prominence at early age at Santos where he made professional debut at age 17. He helped the club to win two successful championships. Neymar twice named the South American footballer of the year in 2011 and 2012 before moving to Europe to join Barcelona. In Barcelona he played alongside Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi their collaboration is widely considered to be the greatest triple threat in football history.
Neymar is the third highest goal scorer for Brazil trailing only Pele and Ronaldo. In august 2017 Neymar transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a move worth 222 million euros making him the world’s most expensive player.
Total Earning: 90 Million Dollars.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest player to ever play the sport. He continually proves his fame and fortune and leading his national team to euro victory. He was born and raised in portuguese island Madeira.
Ronaldo was diagnosed with a heart racing issue at the age of 15. He underwent an operation to treat his condition and began his senior club playing for Sporting Cp before signing with Manchester United at age 18 in 2003. By age 22 he received the football’s most prestigious honour Ballon d’Or and FIFA world player of the year nominations.
Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth of 94 million euros. In Madrid Ronaldo won 15 trophies and he is also the Real Madrid all time top goal scorer.
Total Earning: 109 Million Dollars.
1. Lionel Messi
Anyone who has watched Fc Barcelona or an Argentinian National team knows that Lionel Messi is a natural leader. Messi is the greatest player to ever play the game in the modern era. Things aren’t wen easy for Messi, he was born and raised in central Argentina. Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency as a child at age 13 he relocated to join Barcelona who agreed to pay for his medical treatment.
After a fast progression through Barcelona’s youth academy Messi made his competitive debut at age 17 in october 2004 since then Messi is breaking the all possible records set by the past legends. He is the Barcelona’s and Argentina’s all time leading goal scorer and became the youngest argentine player to score a goal in FIFA world cup in 2006. Messi has a record of 5 golden boots and receives a fair compensation for his services. Messi net earnings for this season are more than a 111 million dollars.
Messi put the money to good use contributing to numerous philanthropic organisations over the years
Total Earning: 111 Million Dollars.
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