Speaking of sports to go for or sports millions of people enjoy watching,
football is considered to be the most successful sport on the planet,
and with lots of intense worldwide popularity, comes more money for the footballers
as they are paid wages(weekly pay), asides that they do get other benefits.
This article examines the players earn the most money and where their wealth comes from,
with the exception of certain footballers who are known for having their own brand.
The top three wealthiest footballers in the world are mentioned below.
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth— $500 million
Christiano Ronaldo has played for prestigious clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
He has won the Ballon d’Or five times, which is football’s most coveted individual honor.
At Juventus, Ronaldo earns more than €31 million per year.
Endorsing well-known brands such as Motorola,
Nike, Armani, and Tag Heuer earns him a lot of money.
In addition, he has his own CR7 company, which sells aftershave and clothing.
He is also the wealthiest football player, with over 220 Instagram followers.
Lionel Messi Net Worth— $450 Million
Lionel Messi earns around $36. 4 million per year from his latest contract renewal with Barcelona,
according to Forbes. According to statistics, he earns an additional $27 million a year by
promoting brands such as Adidas, Pepsi, Gillette, Turkish Airlines, and Gatorade.
According to Forbes in 2021,
he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2020, earning $104 million.
The Barcelona forward is the second richest footballer in the world, with a net worth of $450 million.
Neymar Jr Net Worth— 220 Million
Neymar is the most expensive footballer in the world ,having moved from
FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for $222 million.
Aside from his numerous sponsorship deals, which include
Nike, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Red Bull, and several others,
Neymar currently earns about $36.8 million a year.