Top 10 Richest Football players in the world

Messi and Ronaldo

10. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba started off his senior career at Manchester United. He made the debut for the Red Devils in the season 2011/12. But could only make three appearances for them. Later, he was sold to the Italian giants Juventus in the following season. He made a major breakthrough for Juventus. After spending four impressive seasons at Juventus he was brought back to Old Trafford in 2016 at a record transfer fee at that time of £89.3 million. The French mid-fielder earns £250,000 per week making him the highest earning player at Manchester United. His net worth in 2020 is $85 million. Ranks him at number ten in the list of Top 10 Richest Football players in the world.

9. Eden Hazard

Real Madrid brought in Eden Hazard after the departure of their star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Eden Hazard who impressed everyone at Chelsea.F.C signed for the Spanish giants in the summer transfer of 2019. Real Madrid signed him at an initial record club transfer fee of £100 million, which can rise to £146.1 million due to additional fees. Eden Hazard earns £400,000 per week. His net worth in 2020 is $100 million.

8. Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta is one of the most respectable players in football history. He has played almost the entirety of his career at F.C.Barcelona winning all the trophies. The Spaniard is also a FIFA World Cup winner and has also won UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 for Spain. He made his move to Japanese club Vissel Kobe in 2018 after parting his ways from Barcelona. He earns $30 million for his new club in Japan putting him in the list of the Top 10 Richest Football players. His net worth in 2020 is $120 million.

7. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a Welsh winger who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid. He initially started his career as a Left Back at Southampton. Later, after his move to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, he developed himself as a winger. After his impressive performance in the Premier League, Real Madrid bought him for a record club transfer fee at that time of £85.3 million. At Real Madrid, he earns £600,000 a week and up to £18.2 million a year. His net worth in 2020 is $125 million.

6. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney started his career at Everton. He made his move to Manchester United, where he shined and won many trophies. He is the record goalscorer for Manchester United as well as for his English National Team. After successful 13 years at Manchester United, he returned to his boyhood club, Everton. After spending just one season at Goodison Park, he went to join D.C.United where he spent two seasons. Now he plays for Derby County and captains the team. Wayne Rooney in 2020 is now worth $160 million.

5. Neymar JR

Neymar Jr, the Brazilian winger who now plays for the French giants Paris Saint-Germain. He made his move to the club from F.C.Barcelona in 2017. At a world record fee of €222 million. Making him the world’s expensive transfer. He earns a $50 million base salary at Paris Saint-Germain with additional bonuses of $20 million to $40 million. His net worth in 2020 is $185 million

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swedish forward has played for nine different clubs throughout his career so far. Although he has retired from international football, he still plays club football in Italy. He made his return to AC Milan in the free winter transfer of 2019 for six months until the end of the season. The 38-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made around 800 appearances in his senior career scoring 500 goals. He is also Sweden’s all-time leading goal scorer with 62 goals on his name. His net worth in 2020 is $190 million.

3. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has spent his entire career at F.C.Barcelona. He started his senior career at Barcelona in 2004. And since then he has made more than 730 appearances and scored more than 600 goals so far. Although he has won everything at Barcelona, however, he is yet to win an international trophy. Lionel Messi has six Ballon d’Ors and six European Golden Shoe awards, more than any player. His recent contract renewal at F.C.Barcelona made him the highest-paid football player in the world. He earns $646,000 per week and around $35 million a year. His net worth in 2020 is $400 million.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese international joined the Italian club Juventus from Real Madrid at a €100 million transfer fee and an additional €12 million. He has made over 850 senior career appearances scoring more than 600 goals. Although he is the second highest-earning football player behind F.C.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, he still ranks higher than his rival in the list of Top 10 Richest Football players in the world. He also earns a good chunk of money from his CR7 clothing brand and his CR7 Lifestyle Hotels. Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth in 2020 is $450 million.

1. Faiq Bolkiah

Faiq Bolkiah from Brunei is the richest footballer in the world. He plays for English club Leicester City. He joined Leicester City in 2016 from Chelsea. Since then he is yet to make a club appearance. Faiq Bolkiah only has one goal on his name in his entire career which he scored for his Brunie national team. Although he earns only $1,000 per week at Leicester City, how is he the richest football player in the world? Faiq Bolkiah is the son of the Brunei Prince, Jefri Bolkiah, and nephew of the current Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. His net worth in 2020 is $20 billion.

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