Who is the richest football player in the world? Football is perhaps the most popular sport in the world. Climbing to the top of the line includes participation in a better team and good performance to earn your place among the eleven. Some players do this surprisingly well so that it brings them a salary with enough zeros.
Although it is no secret that football players earn big money, their work on the field always say how much they earn. After the entrance of such talents as Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba, into the top ten richest football players, new faces will appear in the near future. At the moment, here are the top 10 world richest football players 2018.
Who is the world richest football player?
10. Frank Lampard - $ 87 million
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The name Frank Lampard is known due to Chelsea football club. Now, in New York, he began his career with the Westham United team, where his late father is considered a club star. Lampard already became a top-notch player at Chelsea, where he remained as the club's top scorer. He made his debut at Manchester City during the 2014-2015 season. He scored a goal-equalizer for Manchester City being in the Premier League match Barclays vs Chelsea. Although there was no love between him and most of the Chelsea fans, after finishing the match the fans of both teams applauded him while standing.
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9. Raul Gonzalez - $ 93 million
Spanish footballer Raul Gonzalez is now playing for the New York Cosmos. His contract with the Spanish club Real Madrid brought him considerable dividends. Having scored 323 goals, he became the club's top scorer in the 2014-2015 season.
8. Ronaldinho Gaucho - $ 95 million
Now he is in the Mexican club ‘Queretaro’. He became the best player of the year twice, FIFA 2004 and 2005. Ronaldinho is a favorite of fans, especially in Europe. His fast legs and ball trickled to success at Barcelona, Inter, Milan. With the ball, he punches the defenders with minimal effort and is also a specialist in the ‘dead’ ball. The thirty-six-year-old athlete is today considered a ‘living legend’ and is the owner of many prestigious trophies.
7. Samuel Eto'o - $ 95 million
Samuel Eto'o is currently playing for Antalyaspor as a forward. He is arguably the best offensive player from Africa, and it's easy to see why. He was once the highest paid striker in the world. His income was about 25 million dollars a year. He won almost all the major tournaments and leagues. He is a terrific finisher on the field and a philanthropist, with an ethnic variety of ball feed.
6. Ricardo Kaka - $ 105 million
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Currently he is in the MLS, in City. He is a famous Brazilian attacking midfielder. Combining talent, skill, and accuracy, he is a football wonder, the legend of Real Madrid and Milan. His career unfolded in Milan, once winning the Champions League. Every year he earns $7.2 million Orlando. This year he won the FIFA Cup, as well as the World Cup. The skills of the winger, midfielder, including dribbling at a tremendous speed, the destruction of the defensive walls with the help of death penalty kicks and an accurate ending – it’s all about Kaka.
5. Wayne Rooney - $ 112 million
The famous England striker Wayne Rooney needs no introduction. The current captain of the national team, as well as Manchester United Rooney, was acquired by Sir Alex Ferguson for 25.6 million euros in 2004, which soon went down in history. After Ferguson left, Rooney's weakening physical form became a matter of concern and aroused great criticism from fans and managers. Recently in England, number 10 stated that his international career won't be over soon and he hopes to play in the 2020 World Cup.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - $ 114 million
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the current forward of the English team Manchester United, who joined them as a result of a free transfer from the French giants Paris St Germain. The tall finisher is known for his powerful trim in front of the gate. Once he scored the top kick from the middle of the field at the gates of the British. His most successful club stay was at Inter Milan, Italy. Zlatan joined them for a four year period. The transfer fee was 24.8 million euros. He also played at Barcelona. He is the highest paid player in the English Premier League with an income of 350 thousand dollars a week with Paul Pogba. He is also an expert in martial arts.
3. Neymar Da Silva Santos-Younger - $ 148 million
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FC Barcelona, Neymar is the current captain of the Brazilian national team. He managed to score 43 goals in 62 matches for the national team, and he is on his way to a record. Neymar was named by SportsPro magazine as the most attractive athlete on the planet in 2012 and 2013. Then, in 2014, he earned $ 33.6 million, according to Forbes. But a fraud and corruption case related to his transfer to the club Barcelona is currently under investigation. Now he earns 9.8 million euros per year, not counting multi-million dollar endorsements and also bonuses.
2. Lionel Messi - $ 218 million
‘Football Messiah’ Lionel Messi, perhaps the best player in the world. Talking about Maradona or maybe, Pele, the name of Messi will arise naturally. The 29-year-old Argentine captain of the national team has not yet won a trophy for the country, other than the Olympic gold in Beijing, in 2008. This is the only flaw in an excellent career.
He graduated from the Barcelona Football Academy and has since played for Barcelona. He is the five-time winner of FIFA Ballon d'Or, the only player in history who won five cups. His trophy collection includes six La Liga cups, two Spanish Super Cups, two World Cups in the club and two UEFA Super Cups. Messi earned 40 million euros only in 2016.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - $ 280 million
Cristiano Ronaldo, world most richest football player in 2018. Ronaldo's contract with Real Madrid is $23 million per year. Last year, he made $ 80 million. Ronaldo started at Sporting, in Lisbon, before Sir Alex Ferguson noticed him. In Manchester United he instantly became a hit, attracting the attention of the best clubs in Spain. In the end, he ended up in Real Madrid with a record transfer fee of 94 million euros. He is a three-time winner of FIFA Ballon d'Or. Cristiano patented the ‘CR7’ tag, that is, his initials and his Jersey number, and created an investment brand with the same name. It supports huge brands, including Nike, Armani, Fly Emirates, Motorola.
We provided you the top 10 richest football players in the world. The players of Barcelona and Real Madrid earn the most, so these two clubs are a dream for any player. Nevertheless, the English Premier League is still the most coveted league in club football, and so the UEFA Champions League remains the most prestigious club championship in Europe. If the team wins the Champions League, it will earn $ 40 million.
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