If you are looking for the real list of the 10 Richest footballers in the world, then you are reading the right post.
As we all know, football is the most popular sport in the world today.
This sport is fanned by billions of people across the globe.
Now, with so much popularity, these players make huge profits from being football stars.
Today, just the weekly salary of most football players will blow you off your couch.
We can even safely say that every major football star is a rich sports star.
Ranging from salaries, allowances, bonuses, wins, endorsement deals, and more.
These players amass so much wealth for themselves.
Now, in this article, we are going to look at the top 10 Richest footballers in the world today.
Most of these footballers are very familiar and they have millions of fans across the globe.
But there is something surprising in this list, so I urge you to read on.
Without taking any more time, let us get down to this interesting list of the richest footballers in the world today.
Top 10 Richest Footballers in The World (2021)
Here are the richest footballers in the world today.
10. Paul Pogba – $85 Million Dollars
On the tenth spot in this list, we have the famous Paul Pogba.
Today, Pogba is one of the foremost midfielders in the football world.
He currently plays for Manchester United.
When he joined Manchester United from Juventus on a €105 Million transfer fee, Pogba was the most expensive player.
His weekly salary is currently about £290,000.
His endorsement deal with Adidas is said to worth well over $30 Million dollars per annum.
Aside from being a footballer, Pogba also owns a real estate firm that is said to worth about £2.6 Million.
Just like his colleagues, Pogba owns a lot of luxury rides in his garage and mansions.
He owns a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari 912, a Rolls Royce Wraith, and many other cars.
With a net worth of $85 million, he is currently, ranked as the tenth among the top 10 richest footballers in the world.
9. Eden Hazard – $100 Million Dollars
The former Chelsea star ‘Eden Hazard’ is currently the ninth richest football player in the world.
He is a professional footballer from Belgium.
Today, he plays as a winger for Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard currently receives over £500,000 pounds per week in Real Madrid.
With so many endorsement deals and a very high salary, Hazard is now one of the richest players in the world.
He has signed numerous deals with companies like Toops, Sina Sports, and Lotus Bakeries.
The player currently owns a huge mansion in Spain that is said to worth about $12 Million dollars, and also a fleet of expensive cars.
He is currently estimated to worth $100 Million dollars, making him one of the top 10 richest football players in the world.
8. Andres Iniesta – $120 Million
Iniesta is another famous footballer who made it to this list of richest footballers in the world.
Aside from being one of the all-time best midfielders, Iniesta is also a legend in Barcelona FC.
Although he no longer plays for both Barcelona and the Spain national team, he remains one of the richest players today.
Currently, he plays for Visel Kobe (A Japanese football club).
While still in Barcelona, Iniesta was the captain of the club.
After he left, Lionel Messi took over as the captain.
While still in Barcelona, Iniesta used to earn a whopping $240,000 per week.
This summed up to $11.5 Million dollars per annum.
When he left Barcelona, he signed a deal with Visel Kobe.
In his new club, he receives a whopping $600,000 per week.
This is one of the major things that have boosted his net worth of recent.
He has also signed numerous endorsement deals with companies like Nissan, Nike, and also UFX.com.
From these deals, he makes a total of about $5 Million dollars per year.
Aside from being a footballer, Iniesta is also a club owner.
He currently has the largest share ($400,000) in the Spanish club called Albacete Football Club.
Iniesta owns a beautiful mansion in Spain that is said to worth about $4 Million dollars.
Aside from this house, he also owns several other mansions and luxury cars.
Iniesta Net Worth
With a net worth of $120 Million, he sits firmly as the number eight richest football player in the world.
7. Gareth Bale – $125 Million Dollars
The Wales striker ‘Gareth Bale’ is currently ranked as the 7th richest football player in the world.
With a net worth of $125 Million, he is surely one of the richest footballers today.
Aside from being a rich footballer, Bale used to also be one of the fastest players in the world.
He joined Real Madrid back in 2013 on a record transfer fee of £85 Million Pounds.
After playing and winning several major trophies in Real Madrid for over half a decade.
Bale has now signed a transfer deal with his former club Tottenham Hotspur where he currently plays.
He earns millions of dollars from numerous endorsement deals.
Bale has signed deals with companies like Nissan, Lucozade, BT Sport, EA Sport, Konami, and Adidas.
He is currently the captain of the Wales National Football Team.
The Winger has managed to score 33 goals in 85 appearances for his country.
6. Wayne Rooney – $160 Million Dollars
Wayne Rooney is one of the most unique football players in the world.
Having won all major titles in England and Europe, he is currently chilling out in an American Club called ‘DC United’.
This club is located in Washington DC.
Wayne Rooney actually signed a deal with this club back in 2018 and he plays there to date.
Rooney is said to be one of the best strikers in England.
Over the years, he has made so much money for himself in the football world.
Just like other superstar players.
Rooney has also signed a couple of Lucrative endorsement deals with numerous companies across the globe.
He has signed deals with companies like Coca-Cola, FIFA, Nokia, Adidas, and a few other companies.
With a current net worth estimated to be about $160 Million dollars, Rooney is ranked as one of thetop 10 richest footballers in the world.
5. Neymar Jr – $185 Million Dollars
Despite being one of the youngest players in this list, Neymar features in one of the top spots.
The Brazilian football star is currently ranked as the fifth richest footballer in the world.
He currently plays as a winger in Paris-Saint German.
Today, he is ranked as one of the most skillful football players in the world.
Before he joined PSG, he used to play for the Spanish giant ‘Barcelona’ alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Louis Suarez.
According to Forbes, Neymar Jr is currently the fourth highest-paid football player in the world.
He earns a total of about $95 Million.
From this figure, about $25 million dollars comes from several endorsement deals.
Over the years, he has signed several endorsements deals with major companies like Panasonic, Air Jordan, Nike, L’Oreal, Gillette, and Pumas.
He has won several major awards as a football player.
With a current net worth of $185 Million dollars, Neymar Jr is said to be one of the top 10 richest footballers in the world.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $190 Million Dollars
There is hardly any football lover who does not know Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic is a Swedish football legend, and also one of the richest footballers in the world.
He is a Swedish player who currently plays for AC Milan.
Prior to playing for AC Milan, Ibrahimovic has played for other clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, Ajax, Inter Milan, LA Galaxy, and also Manchester United.
Having played in all these clubs across Europe and America, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has amassed a lot of wealth for himself through huge salaries.
Currently, he earns about €3.5 Million Euros in salary per annum.
Aside from his football salary, Ibrahimovic earns over $10 million dollars annually from various endorsement deals.
Over the years, he has signed a lot of lucrative endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Nivea, Samsung, Microsoft Xbox, and Volvo.
Throughout his international career, he has made a total of 116 appearances, and scored 62 goals for his country ‘Sweden’.
The player owns three expensive mansions in Sweden and a few more in other parts of the world.
His Sweden mansions are said to worth over $15 Million collectively.
Aside from his numerous houses, he also owns a fleet of luxurious cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo, Maserati Gran Turismo, Ferrari Enzo, and many others.
With a Networth estimated to be about $190 Million dollars, Ibrahimovic is currently ranked as one of the top 10 richest footballs in the world.
3. Lionel Messi – $400 Million Dollars
The third richest player in the world is no other player than Lionel Messi of Argentina.
As we speak, Lionel Messi is the captain and biggest player in Barcelona FC.
He is also one of the most decorated players in the world.
He is said to be one of the players whom football fans love to watch.
This is because of his style of play which naturally makes dribbling an opponent look easy.
With hundreds of assists and major goals, Lionel is safely ranked as one of the highest goal scorers in the sport.
He actually started his professional football career with the Barcelona team C, after which he progressed to team B and then later on the senior team.
Currently, Lionel Messi is the highest-paid footballer on earth, with a salary of £615,000 Pounds per week.
Back in 2019, he was even ranked by Forbes as the highest-paid athlete in the world.
As a famous football star, Lionel Messi has also signed numerous endorsement deals with major companies like Adidas, Huawei, Pepsi, Mastercard, Ooredoo, Gatorade, and more.
According to a Forbes estimate, Lionel Messi earned a whopping $28 Million dollars from his campaigns for Pepsi, Gillette, and Turkish Airlines.
In 2019, he again bagged about $35 Million dollars from numerous endorsement deals.
This made several publications to rank him as the richest footballer in the world.
Messi is a recipient of several major awards like the Ballon d’Or (Record-breaking 6 times).
He’s also the FIFA Player of the year, European Golden boot, Golden Ball (2014 World Cup), and many other awards.
As a wealthy player, Messi owns numerous mansions worth millions of dollars.
Aside from his mansions, he also has a couple of luxury cars which include the likes of the Maserati GranTurismo S, Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, Range Rover Vogue, and many more.
With a current net worth of over $400 Million, Messi is currently ranked as one of the top 10 richest footballers in the world.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $460 Million Dollars
On the second spot in this list of richest footballers in the world, we have Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the richest player in the world.
Aside from being one of the richest players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is also one of the best players in the world today.
Ronaldo has played in several European Clubs, including Sporting CP, Man United, Real Madrid, and Juventus where he plays to date.
Back in 2019, Ronaldo became the second-highest-paid soccer player on the planet with an annual salary of $109 Million dollars.
Prior to this, he was also ranked as the third richest athlete in the world.
He was just behind Floyd Mayweather who is a boxer, and Lionel Messi.
Coupled with his numerous endorsement deals, his net worth keeps climbing up the scale in a steady flow.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a recipient of several major awards like the Ballon d’Or (5), FIFA World Player of the Year, European Golden Boot, and many other major awards.
Cristiano’s weekly salary at Juventus is calculated to be about $660,000 dollars per week.
As we speak, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed athlete in the world.
Recently, the football star signed a deal with Nike.
This is said to be a lifetime deal that is worth about $1 Billion.
Over the years, he has signed a lot of endorsement deals with companies like EA(Electronic Arts), Herbalife, Egyptian Steel, DAZN, and many other companies.
Ronaldo is one of the celebrities who love luxury cars.
Only C. Ronaldo’s garage is said to worth about $5 Million dollars.
In his garage, there are many major cars like the Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador, Bentley GT, Aston Martin DB9, and many others.
With a current net worth estimated to be $460 Million dollars, Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked as the second richest football player in the world.
1. Faiq Bolkiah – Networth: $20 Billion Dollars
Surprisingly, the richest footballer in the world is someone you probably do not even know.
With a net worth of about $20 Billion, Faiq is the richest footballer on the planet.
However, this young man did not make any of this money from football.
He has such a huge net worth as a result of inheritance.
Faiq is the son of the famous Jefri Bolkiah who is the prince of Brunei.
He is currently a professional player who plays for Maritimo.
This is a Portuguese Football Club.
Faiq is actually a midfielder in Maritimo.
His uncle is the Sultan of Brunei.
Brunei is actually a small nation that is blessed with oil but Faiq was born in the United States of America.
As a result, he has dual citizenship of the USA and Brunei.
With so much passion for football, Faiq decided to pursue a career in the sport.
During his youth career, he played for major English sides like Chelsea, Southampton, Arsenal, and Reading.
After his youth career, he signed his first major contract with Leicester City.
This was on a three-year contract, but it was later extended by one year which ran it to 2019.
When the 2020 transfer window opened, Faiq joined the Portuguese side ‘Maritimo’.
He actually left for Maritimo on a free transfer in September 2020.
Faiq’s National Football Career
Today, he captains the Brunei national football team.
In a total of six appearances, Faiq has managed to score a goal.
Though he is not as successful as other superstar football players on this list, he is still a football player.
With a Net worth of $20 Billion, he sits firmly as the richest football player in the world.
Summary of Top 10 Richest Footballers in the world
From the comprehensive list above, you can now clearly see the top 10 richest footballers in the world as of today.
These are active footballers and they have made a lot of wealth for themselves in the sports world.
If you found your football idol on this list, you can feel free to drop your comments in the comments session below.
In all, we wish you goodluck!