Top 10 Richest Football Players in the World 2016
If you are looking for the names of richest football players in world so you are on right way because a list of top ten richest soccer players was formed which based on latest studies regarding their total income, endorsements and others.
These renowned football players’ earnings were considered more than as compared to other pro-athletes but one of most interesting things about these richest football superstars is that they all are European like from France, Spain, England, Argentina and Germany.
The wealthiest soccer players also have uncounted fans all around the world as well in Europe. The major part of these richest footballers based on Premier Leagues which pay an average of £2.3 million a year each and in the result these players make every league most interesting for audience who visit the stadium after buying tickets at high price.
10: Frank Lampard (Net Worth: $87 million)
An English professional soccer player Frank Lampard is playing as a midfielder for New York City FC in Major League Soccer. A three-time Chelsea Player of the Year has been leading goal scorer for a long time as well remained part of Chelsea F.C. for 13 years. He considers one of the best midfielders of his generation, while is among the top ten highest earners list with his impressive net worth of $87 million. Most popular journalists and football experts always praised a lot his extra-ordinary skills even Lampard remain in their discussion regarding soccer all the time. Lampard captaincy of Chelsea played crucial role in winning of UEFA Champions League in 2012 and next year first UEFA Europa League title.
9: Ronaldinho (Net Worth: $90.5 million)
The winner of FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005, Ronaldinho Gaúcho better known as Ronaldinho is a Brazilian legend soccer champion who has been scored 33 goal so far as well played 97 matches. He is performing attacking midfielder or forward for Mexican club Queretaro, whereas is on ninth place with income digits of $90.5 million. The winner of La Liga two times, the UEFA Champions League in 2006 even has bagged so many titles as the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and the Ballon d’Or (2005). He also secures his top place in world’s top ten wealthiest soccer players so far.
8: Raul (Net Worth: $93 million)
One of the most talented Spanish professional football players Raul is playing as a striker for New York Cosmos and also among the richest football players all over the world. Despite of his retirement, still has the passion of entertain the audience with his extra-ordinary kicks at the stadium. San Cristóbal de los Ángeles born soccer star has net worth of $93 million whereas has been playing as striker with Real Madrid for 16 years. He has scored 323 goals and emerged top goal scorer all-time from Real Madrid, has named many titles as four Supercopa de España titles, three UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA Super Cup and two Intercontinental Cup.
7: Samuel Eto’o (Net Worth: $95 million)
Turkish club Antalyaspor’s one of the finest strikers better known as Cameroonian soccer star, Samuel Eto’o is only African footballer who is among the world’s richest soccer stars with his earnings of $95 million even on top rank. He sacked the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005, though has the honor to name two European continental trebles. He has become the pride of his nation winning many titles such as third most capped player, all-time leading scorer and scored 56 goals from 118 caps. He also remained highest-paid player in the world even carried out more than 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona.
6: Kaka (Net Worth: $105 million)
A passionate Brazilian professional football star Kaka presently is playing for American Major League Soccer club Orlando City and with salary package of $7.2 million per year became the highest-paid soccer player ever in the United States. However, he also earned huge money while playing for Real Madrid even has showed his as attacking midfielder for Brazil national team and Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer. Ricardo Kaká also knows how to play tennis, though the youngest ambassador of the UN World Food Program is paying full attention to his humanitarian activities because he believes to help poor people.
5: Wayne Rooney (Net Worth: $112 million)
Another experienced English professional football player who is performing his praiseworthy duties as captain for the Manchester United club and English national team. He emerged most famous soccer star all over the world hence having enormous net worth of $ 112 million which is the only reason of his fifth rank in richest football players in the world. He also represented Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 and his performance made possible the victory of his team in Premier League five times, UEFA Champions League, FA Community Shield three times and in big titles.
4: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Net Worth: $114 million)
Most-valued striker for French club Paris Saint-Germain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also a captain of the Swedish national team and ruling on fourth rank in wealthiest soccer stars all around the world in chart with total net worth of $114 million. Swedish experienced professional footballer is all time leading goal scorer from the county in international competitions with 62 goals. One of the richest soccer stars has represented his homeland at the FIFA World Cups in 2002 and 2006 and the 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.
3: Neymar (Net Worth: $148 million)
The Brazilian professional soccer star knows show to tackle with rivals Neymar is performing his honest duty as captain of the Brazil national team. Most talented footballer has large net worth of $148 million that what made his strong place in richest football players globally. The winner of the 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award has scored 43 goals in 62 matches for while representing homeland. The forward and winger of Spanish club FC Barcelona announced the most marketable athlete in the world in the years 2012 and 2013. He scored four goals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but suddenly suffered a fractured vertebra in his spine in the quarter-finals.
2: Lionel Messi (Net Worth: $218 million)
Millions’ most-liked soccer star is on second rank in richest football stars worldwide list with massive earning of $218 million but unfortunately behind a single step to Cristiano Ronaldo. An Argentine professional footballer is playing as a forward for the Argentina national team and Spanish club Barcelona. He was elected twice player of the tournament while leading Argentina to the finals of the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Copa América. Lionel Messi named the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship playing at youth level as well emerged best player and top scorer at the end of the game.
1: Cristiano Ronaldo (Net Worth: $230 million)
Every young football lover dreams to become like Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as he does rock in stadium in every game. He is playing for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team as a forward as well leading his national team as captain. Ronaldo is on top 10 richest footballers’ ranking all around the world with largest net worth of $230 million whose largest part based on his earnings from soccer leagues and minor part comes from endorsements. While representing Real Madrid earned more than €18 million per year, whereas was ranked by Forbes list of highest earner soccer stars in 2014 with total earnings of $80 million.