Richest Footballers By Net Worth 2013
Football being the most popular sports in the world is loved by the people of the entire world. The players that rest out, the superstars of the game are the real celebrities in their own right, admired fanatically by the countless youngsters hoping to reach the same lofty goals. Being an asset to a team they enjoy rewards with glittery contracts, endorsement deals with some of the biggest corporations in the world and the opportunities to increase their own fame. Following are the top ten richest footballers.
#1) David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham is the star player of England. He is now the richest Football player in the world with the net worth of $50.6 million USD. Presently, he is playing for team Paris Saint-Germain Club most of income sources from modeling and spokesperson, having represented ads for Adidas, Pepsi, Vodafone, Calvin Klein, Gillette, and others. This great player has donated $5.3 million salary to a children’s charity. Recently to become the ambassador for the Chinese Super League, he has signed a multi-year deal.
#2) Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, the superstar football player from the Portugal soccer team is currently playing for the Real Madrid. Ronaldo has broken several records over the years while he was playing for his former team, Manchester United or with his current club, Real Madrid. His eye-popping record of 212 goals in 208 games has made him a regular of the highlight reel. Today with his net worth of over $43.5 million he has become the wealthiest football player. His major earning comes from his endorsement contracts with big companies like Motorola, Coca-Cola and Nike. His new clothing line is also set to strike the shops in time for Christmas. In fact he is the first celebrity to reach 50 million followers on the social media site.
#3) Lionel Messi
Lionel Andres “Leo” Messi arguably the best footballer that this sport has ever seen. Messi is from Argentina who plays for the his national team and La Liga club FC Barcelona. He was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario in Argentina. Presently he serves as the captain of his country’s national football team. This Argentinean football player has managed to help out his team win every possible trophy in the world of football ever since he began playing with the club. With his net worth of $41.3 million, he became one of the richest player. He has endorsement deals with VIP corporations throughout the world, including Adidas and Coca-Cola. He has also been featured on the cover of the FIFA video game several times.
#4) Sergio Aguero
Sergio Leonel “Kun” Aguero Del Castillo is Argentina footballer. This star player was born on 2 June 1988 in Quilmes, Argentina. He plays as a striker for both the Argentina national football team and the Premier League club Manchester City. After joining the five-year deal worth £35 million (€42.35 million) with the Manchester City, Aguero became the most expensive footballer in the club’s history. At this small age he has already become one of the richest player in the world. Apart from hi sports salary he earns a lot from endorsing brands like Pepsi and Puma which makes his net worth a whopping $20.8 million.
#5) Wayne Rooney
Wayne Mark Rooney is a British footballer born on 24 October 24, 1985. This superstar among superstars plays as a forward for the England national team and the Premier League club Manchester United. This lad has broken many records all the way through his career and he is nowhere close to over doing so. Not just he is one of the best strikers in the world but also has a charismatic personality which helped him lead to lucrative endorsement deals with big labels as Coca-Cola, Nike and Ford. His annual income is approximately $29 million USD and he has a net worth of about $20.3 million.
#6) Yaya Toure
Gnegneri Yaya Toure is commonly known as Yaya Toure, is an African footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Ivory Coast national team and Premier League club Manchester City. This ultimate super athlete was born 13 May 1983 in Bouake, Ivory Coast. Toure is famous for combining great vision physical power with technique and passing ability. He is a versatile player who aspired to be a striker during his youth. At the age of 18 he started his career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas. Today he had nothing but success on the team. He scores goals when they are most needed. Yaya earns over $20 million per year which makes his net worth of $20.2 million. A large sum of his wealth comes from endorsing of the brands like Puma and Adidas.
#7) Fernando Torres
Fernando Jose Torres Sanz, pet name El Nino, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a striker for the Spain national team and Chelsea Club. Torres began his career with Atletico Madrid. Torres is the only player from the Spanish Football team who is in the list of top 10 richest soccer players. Presently he has been ranked as the seventh richest player with $20 million net worth. His annual salary is around $17 million where as from his endorsement of different brands which includes PepsiCo, Adidas etc. He makes out around $3 million a year.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward or winger for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team. This 21 year old star footballer he made a huge leap in the direction of stardom by moving his gear to the Barcelona club from where he has collected approximately $78 million USD which made his net worth $19.5 million. His annual income from the sports is around $20.5 million and makes out around $10 million by endorsing brands like Nike Inc, Volkswagon, etc. The potential for this juvenile striker is enormous. He is deadly accurate, quick to strike and knows the ins and outs of this highly viable sport.
#9) Ricardo Kaka
A Ricardo Izecson do Santos Leite, commonly known as Ricardo “Kaka”, is a Brazilian football player. This player was born on 22 April in 1982 in Gama, Federal District, Brazil. Kaka is a football attacking midfielder who is currently playing for the Brazilian national, team, Spanish La Liga club and the Real Madrid. With his net worth of $19.3 million he is ranked among the richest footballer in the world. His major sponsor includes Giorgio Armani, Guarana and Adidas. On 23 December in 2005 Kaka married his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico.
#10) Didier Drogba
Didier Yves Drogba Tebily is an Ivorian football player. He plays as a forward for Galatasaray in the Super Lig. This 35 year old footballer was born on 11 March in Abidjan. Currently, he is the captain of the Cote D’Ivoire national football team. This all-time top scorer has won the prestigious Golden Foot in October 2013 while playing for Galatasaray. His net worth is $17.8 million of which the major income comes from the contracts with brands like Pepsi, Nike etc.
Football is not just a sport but has become a high paid profession in the sports club making the sports person richer. This list of richest football players is the proof of that.