Top 10 Richest Footballer in the World 2023
Football is generally considered the most popular sport worldwide, attracting approximately 3.5B fans globally. In addition, its main competition, the FIFA World Cup, is the most-watched sports event, In 2018 recorded a combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over-tuned into world football’s unlimited competition.No wonder is that why footballers are loved so much globally. With such love, they have big numbers in their bank account.
Do you want to know how much money they have made till now? Do you want to know how much the world-famous Ronaldo or Messi have made money up until now?
Today, we will be looking top 10 richest Football players’ bank accounts to see how much they have made.
1. Faiq Bolkiash
Born: 9 May 1998
Team: Brunei national football team
Net worth: $20 B
With $20B, Faiq Bolkiash is the richest footballer in the world. This is the name very few might have heard. FYI, Faiq is the son of Jefri Bokiash, Brunei’s royal prince. He is a midfielder footballer who plays for Thai club Chonburi and the Brunei national team. Faiq has also served as the captain of the national team and scored one goal in all his six outings.
2. Lionel Messi
Born: 24 June 1987
Team: Pairs Saint-Germain F.C. and Argentina national football team
Net worth: $600M
This man doesn’t need any introduction, even if someone is not a fan of football. He is regarded as the best football player of his generation, scored 86 goals in 162 international appearances, and is one the best in the history of the sport. Messi was nominated several times as a Player of the Year for Ballons d’Or and FIFA World Cup by 21 and won in 2009 and 2010.
All these achievements weren’t easy for him. At 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. River plate showed interest in him but did not have enough money to pay for his treatment of the illness, which cost 500 pounds per month. Later, the Director of F.C Barcelona saw Messi’s talent and signed him, offering to pay for the medical bills if he was willing to start a new life in Spain.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Born: 5 Feb 1985
Team: Manchester United and Portugal national football team
Net worth: $500M
Cristiano Ronaldo is a five-time FIFA Player of the Year, In 2020, he became the first active team sport man to surpass $1B in career earnings. With a $500m net worth, he has become the third richest footballer in the world. In August 2021, Ronaldo switched the team from Juventus to Manchester United, where Ronaldo continued from 2003 to 2009. In addition to a lifetime deal with Nike, he makes money out of his CR7 branded clothing, accessories, hotels, and gyms.
Born: 5 Feb 1992
Team: Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Brazil national football team
Net worth: $200M
Neymar is another one of the top performers despite being one of the youngest footballers on this list. Since scoring on his debut for the Brazil national team against the United States on 10 August 2010, Neymar has gone on to record 74 goals in 119 international appearances, which makes him Brazil’s second all-time men’s scores behind Pele; he surpassed Ronaldo’s total of 62 goals with a hat-trick in a 2022 FIFA world cup qualification match against Peru on 14 Oct 2020.
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Born: 3 Oct 1981
Team: A.C. Milan and Sweden national football team
Net worth: $190M
This is the name that almost every football fan is familiar with; Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born in Sweden to a Boasian Father and a Croatian mother, meaning he had an opportunity chosen to play for any of the international Levels. But he chose Sweden because it is his birthplace. Zlatan has represented his country 116 times, scoring 62 goals. Besides, he has three luxury properties in Sweden and a few out of the country, worth around $15 million. He also has a collection of expensive cars, including the Lamborghini Gallardo, Maserati Gran Turismo, Ferrari Enzo, and many others.
6. Wayne Rooney
Born: 24 Oct 1985
Team: Derby County Football Club
Net worth: $176M
Wayne Mark Rooney is an English football manager and former player. Before his retirement, he joined the DC football club in 2018 and continued to play in 2021. He is currently working with DC football club as manager, after winning all major trophies in England and Europe. Wayne has amassed sizable money in the sport over the years, just like other renowned athletes. Rooney did lucrative endorsement deals with multi-different companies like NOKIA, Coca-Cola, Adidas, and others. With $176m, he is one of the richest football players in the world.
7. Gareth Bale
Born: 16 July 1983
Team: Lost Angeles FC, Wales national football team
Net worth: $145M
Gareth Bale is an English-born football player who plays as a winger for the Los Angeles FC and Wales national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best wingers of his generation and great Welsh players of all time as well, in addition to being a wealthy footballer. Bale has endorsement deals with several lucrative companies like Nissan, Lucozade, BT Sport, EA Sport, Konami, and Adidas, among others, making about $11 million.
8. Paul Pogba
Born: 15 March 1993
Team: Manchester F.C, France national football team
Net worth: $125M
Paul Pogba is a French professional football player who comes at the 8th number on this list.
This French footballer is considered one of the best midfielders in the world. He is presently a Manchester United Player. Paul was the most expensive player when he moved to Manchester United from Juventus for $116.4 million. His sponsor deal with Adidas is reported to be worth more than $ 30 million/ year. Apart from being a footballer, he has a real-estate business worth $26M.
9. Andre Iniesta
Born: 11 May 1984
Team: Vissel Kobe
Net worth: $120M
Another famous football player who made this list of the world’s richest footballers is Anders Iniesta. He is a Barcelona icon and one of the best midfielders of all time. He is presently a Visel Kobe member. While still in Barcelona, he used to make a whopping $240,000 each week, $11.5 million/year. After living on this team, he joined Visel Kobe, where he is now earning $600,000 each week. This is why his net worth has recently improved.
10. Eden Hazard
Born: 7 Jan 1991
Team: Belgium national football team and Real Madrid C.F
Eden Hazard, the 10th richest footballer in the world, is a Belgian professional footballer. He is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and Belgium national team. According to sallarysport.com, he earns $45,0000 per week and $12 M/Y. Now, he is one of the wealthiest footballers in the world, thanks to his several endorsement deals and huge pay.