In case you weren’t aware, soccer happens to be the most popular sport in the world. It might surprise you, but it’s true.
As a result of this fact, the best players alive reap major rewards and can cost new teams a pretty penny. As if you needed another reason to be jealous of professional athletes, now you’re about to see how well it pays to be a professional footballer.
10. Frank Lampard – Net worth: €83 Million ($90 million).
During his stint at the game’s highest level, Lampard pulled in over €35 million in total earnings while matching that mark with an outstanding property portfolio.
10. Ronaldinho – Net worth €83 Million ($90.5 million).
Ronaldinho Gaúcho better recognized as Ronaldinho is a Brazilian legend football champion who has been recently obtained 33 goals as far as nicely played 97 matches.
9. Raul – Net worth €85 Million ($93 million).
One of the most skilled and talented Spanish professional soccer players Raul is taking part as a striker for New York Cosmos Club and also on the list of top 10 richest footballers worldwide.
8. Samuel Eto’o – Net Worth €87 Million ($95 million).
Samuel Eto’o is the only African footballer who is among the world’s richest footballers together with his income of $95 million still on the top rank. He packed the FIFA World Player of the year award in 2005.
7. Eden Hazard — net worth £77 million ($100 million).
Eden Hazard earns £12.4 million ($16 million) per year at Chelsea. The Belgian attacking midfielder is sponsored by Nike but also endorses trading card company Topps and Biscoff biscuit manufacturers Lotus Bakeries.
6. Kaka – Net worth €96 Million ($105 million).
A passionate Brazilian professional football star Kaka currently plays in the MLS League in the USA. As a Real Madrid star back in his prime, Kaka has been regarded as among the best midfielders nowadays.
5. Wayne Rooney — Net worth £93 million ($120 million).
Wayne Rooney is a skilled, talented, richest and popular English professional footballer. He left Manchester United as the club’s all time leading goalscorer, returns to boyhood club.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic — Net worth £110 million ($141 million).
Swedish international plus the most entertaining and popular player in the world, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Although, his contract at Manchester United has expired. However, he still trains at the club’s Carrington headquarters.
3. Neymar Jr – Net worth €135 Million ($148 million).
Brazilian footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is known to be one of the greatest footballers and strikers nowadays. Probably the most profitable player in the world, Neymar’s income noticed him make €36.8 million in 2017 by Forbes.
2. Lionel Messi — Net worth £230 million ($295 million).
Lionel Messi earns £26 million ($33.4 million) a year from his latest contract renewal with Barcelona. He also makes £21 million ($27 million) a year by endorsing brands Adidas, Pepsi, Gillette, and Turkish Airlines.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Net worth €250 Million ($321.5 million).
Ronaldo earns more than €19 million ($24.4 million) each year. He makes money by endorsing renowned brands like Motorola, Nike, Armani and Tag Heuer. Ronaldo also has his own CR7 brand which sells aftershave and clothes, according to Forbes.