Top 10 richest footballers in the world
It is only a rounded object that brings the passion to billions and only with that same object that has made legends and billionaires. Yes, that's football. Just out our article about the top 10 richest footballers in the world to attest to that.
According to World Atlas, soccer is the most popular sports in the world, about half of the world’s population consider themselves acute fanatics. The same source has estimated a world population of 4.0 billion individuals, globally following the sports. This definitely translates to footballers making a whole lot of money both presenting their international clubs and national teams.
While everyone has a favorite player, there’s still a hierarchy of the richest footballers in the world. Let’s take a look at the top 10 richest footballers in the world and of course, the luxury cars they cruise in after kicking in the field.
1. Christiano Ronaldo
- Net worth: $450 million
Although Messi is one great player, football lovers just can’t seem to pick their G.O.A.T between him and Ronaldo; however, one thing we know for sure is that the two are the world's top foorballers. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro plays as a forward for Juventus and he’s the captain of the Portugal National Team. Ronaldo earns a salary of $61 million and endorsements worth $47 million, and he has also won FIFA’s player of the year awards five times. In addition, the 34-year-old Portuguese player is recognized as the first to win La Liga, Premier League, and Series league titles.
Ronaldo is also the most followed celebrity on Instagram
He is always mentioned as a C1 legend being the leading goal scorer of all time for the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo also has awesome brand names tagged to his fame, like Nike, Altice, and a whole lot more.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Personal Life
Currently, Ronaldo is dating Georgina Rodriguez, a Spanish model who bore him a daughter (Alana Martina) in November 2017. He first had a son in 2010 and on June 2017, he was blessed with Twins, named Eva and Mateo.
Cristiano Ronaldo's cars
- Bentley GT Speed
- Aston Martin DB9 - ₦73 million
- Maserati GranCabrio - ₦50 million
- Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 - ₦124 million!
- Class Sports Coupe
- Porsche Cayenne Turbo
- Bugatti Chiron - ₦1.5 billion
- Ferrari 599 GTO
- Range Rover Sport SVR
- Bugatti La voiture Noire
- Rolls-Royce Phantom - ₦146 m
- Rolls-Royce Cullinan
- BMW M6 - ₦37 million
- Porsche Cayenne
- Ferrari F12 - ₦240 million
- Mercedes S65 AMG
- Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63S
- Chevrolet Camaro SS
- Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet
- Porsche 911 Turbo S
- Audi R8 - ₦54 million
- Bugatti Veyron
- McLaren Senna
The exotic sports car costs ₦124 million!
Check out the number plate!
He often takes to his Instagram the latest arrivals of his exotic cars
Ronaldo's Gulfstream G650 costs ₦13 billion and can carry 18 people
2. Lionel Messi
- Net worth: $400 million
The world-famous Messi is a professional footballer who was born in Argentina, on 24th June 1987. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini plays as a forward for Barcelona FC and the Argentina National Team, being the captain of both teams.
Recognized by a large portion of football fanatics worldwide, Messi has won a whole slew of awards, a few of which include 6 European Golden Shoes, 10 La Liga titles, and 5 Ballon d’Or awards. For his club, Messi has won 33 club titles, scored more than 6000 goals and also has a permanent deal with Adidas and other powerful brands like Pepsi & MasterCard.
Along with Ronaldo, Messi is one of the top football players of all time
Lionel Messi's Personal Life
Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo began a romantic relationship in 2008. She’s also a native of Rosario (Argentina), where he was born. The couple has been friends since he was 5 years old and they made their relationship public in 2009. They have 3 sons: the first, Thiago, was born in 2012, then Mateo and Ciro were born in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Messi owns two houses in Barcelona, Spain and one in Argentina.
Lionel Messi's cars
- Lexus RX
- GranTurismo S ₦55 m
- 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
- 2014 Dodge Charger SRT8
- Mini Cooper S Cabriolet
- Audi R8 V10 ₦50 m
- Audi Q7
- Audi A7
- Maserati GranTurismo ₦46m
- Ferrari F430 Spider
- Lexus LX570
- Audi RS Avant Performance
- Pagani Zonda Tricolore
- Audi R8 Spyder ₦110 m
- Range Rover Vogue
- Range Rover Sport
- Cadillac Escalade
Let's just say he can afford a 100 of this without feeling the heat.
Not so cheap, but little compared to his other rides
A family man, customizing his ₦6.5 billion private jets with his name, his wife's name, and of course, the little Messi's
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- Net worth: $190 million
Ibrahimovic is a professional Swedish footballer who plays for the famous American club, LA Galaxy. The 37-year-old plays as a Forward. In 2007 and 2009, he was named to the UEFA Team of the Year and. In the same year, he joined Barcelona, and it was recorded as one of the most expensive transfers in the world. He has scored 62 goals for his country and from 2007-2016 consistently, he was awarded the Golden Ball- awards competed among Swede footballers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the biggest sportsmen of all time in Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimović 's Personal Life
The professional player is married to Helena Segar. They have two sons, Maxmilian, born in 2006, and Vincent, born in 2008. Zlatan has a home in Malmo, his hometown.
Zlatan Ibrahimović cars
- Porsche 918 Spyder - ₦331 million
- Ferrari Enzo - ₦41.8 million
- Ferrari Laferrari
- Lamborghini Gallardo - ₦50 million
- Audi S8 - ₦80 million
- Maserati GranTurismo - ₦11 million
- Volvo C30 T5 - ₦10 million
- Audi RS6 Avant C7
The footballer is currently playing for LA Galaxy FC
Looks like Zlatan is a sports cars freak!
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- Net worth: $185 million
The 27-year-old fast player plays as a forward for the French side, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), as well as the Brazil National Team. In 2011 and 2012, Neymar became the South American Footballer of the year and 2017 witnessed the merciless dribbler transferring from Barcelona to PSG after attaining a worth of $600 million. This made him the most expensive player ever!
Neymar could enter Champions League Quarter-finals since leaving Barcelona
Neymar's Personal life
In June 2019, Neymar was accused of rape by a 26-year-old “Instagram user”, Najila Trindade. He blatantly denied the allegations after being arraigned in court.
- Porsche Panamera Turbo - ₦146 million
- Audi Q5 - ₦16 million
- Ferrari 458 Italia - ₦94 million
- Aston Martin Vulcan - ₦840 million
- Lamborghini Veneno - ₦1.6 billion
- Mercedes AMG - ₦57.3 million
- Audi R8 GT- N91 million
- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - ₦1.7 billion
- Lykan Hypersport - ₦1.2 billion
- Maserati Mc12 - ₦245 million
- Audi R8 Spyder - ₦59 million
- Volkswagen Touareg V8 FSI - ₦18 million
- Volvo XC 60 - ₦27.3 million
- Audi RS7 Sportback - ₦60 million
The Brazilian is the third highest-paid footballer according to Business Insider (June 2019)
His red hot Ferrari costs ₦94 million!
One of his two private jets is worth ₦1.8 billion.
10 passenger seat Mercedes airbus owned by Neymar, worth ₦5.3 billion
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5. Wayne Rooney
- Net worth: $160 million
Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who is playing for DC United in Major League Soccer as a forward. Sometimes in his career, he played the role of a midfielder as well. As a deal just signed this summer, Rooney will make a move back to his hometown to take a coaching job and football player job at the same time at Derby County, starting in January 2020.
An English footballer, along with Michael Carrick, Rooney has won the FA Cup, League Cup, FIFA World Cup, Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Europa League. Except for the UEFA Super Cup, Rooney has also won every single award that is offered in European, English, and Continental football.
The legend of the England squad, Rooney pocketed the top-scoring record for the Three Lions
Wayne Rooney's Personal Life
Coleen Rooney met the famous footballer while in secondary school. They got married on 12th June 2008, in a Catholic Church in Genoa, the sixth-largest city in Italy.
Wayne Rooney cars
- BMW I8
- Overfinch Range Rover
- Bentley Continental GT
- Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
- Mini Cooper GP
- Audi RS6
- Lamborghini Gallardo
- Chevrolet Camaro
Rooney driving his Range Rover when arriving training at his club's Finch Farm complex.
He is again seen as he arrives for training in an Orange Bentley.
P.S This is just one of his Audis...
6. Gareth Bale
- Net worth: $125 million
Gareth Bale earns $27 million every year plus his endorsement/sponsorship deals that are also worth $11.5 milli
on each year. He is from Wales, playing as a Winger for Real Madrid as well as the Wales National Team. Earning himself 31 international goals and over seventy caps, Bale is recognized as the highest scorer of all time in Wales. In addition, Bale has held the status of Welsh Footballer of the Year six times.
Gareth Bale is known as the man who single-handedly brought Wales to the biggest playgrounds
Gareth Bale's Personal Life
He got engaged to Emma Rhys-Jones in 2008, but they already had kids before the engagement. Alba Violet was born in 2012, while Nana Valentina in 2016.
Gareth Bale's cars
- Range Rover
- Lamborghini Huracan
- Mercedes-AMG SLS
- Audi R8 Spyder
- Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
Fans waiting for Gareth Bale's arrival
7. Eden Hazard
- Net worth: $100 million
Hazard is considered one of the best players in the world. Being the caption of the Belgium National Team, he kicks as a winger or attacking midfielder for the La Liga club, Real Madrid. The 26-year-old professional dribbler has earned over a hundred caps and he played with the Belgium team that reached the quarterfinals of the 2016 UEFA Euro and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. His rise to fame is no surprise as both his parents were footballers and he picked one of the greatest players of all time, Zinedine Zidane, as his Idol.
Eden Hazard just signed a contract to move to Real Madrid this summer after winning the Europa League trophy with Chelsea last season
Eden Hazard's Personal life
Hazard married Natacha Van Honacker since a very tender age. The couple has three sons: Yannis (2010), Leo (2013), and Samy (2015).
Eden Hazard's cars
- Mercedes C-Class
- Audi RS4 Avant
- Audi R8 V10
- Aston Martin Vanquish
- BMW X6
- Range Rover Sport
Sparkling black BMW x6 worth ₦30 million.
The Aston Martin Vanquish is worth ₦80 million.
Here comes another Audi!
8. Yaya Toure
- Net worth: $70 million
Gnegneri Yaya Toure was born in 1983, in Bouake, Ivory Coast. He currently plays as a midfielder for Superleague Greece. In Africa, he’s one of the best players and he was African Footballer of the Year from 2011-2014. He’s earned 100 caps for his country while he was captain of the Ivory Coast National Team, the team won the cup in 2015.
All Yaya Toure's cars are worth well over ₦440 million
Yaya Toure's cars
- Mercedes G Class SUV
- Mercedes Benz Brabus 850
- Bentley Continental
- Porsche Carerra
- Rolls Royce Wraith
- Rolls Royce Phantom R6
Worth ₦27 million, this Brabus is worth every penny!
The famous footballer was once arrested for over speeding in this car
9. Sergio Aguero
- Net worth: $80 million
Sergio Leonel Aguero is from Argentina, he plays for Manchester City as a striker. From his current club, he earns about $24 million annually and his major sponsors, Puma and Pepsi, pay him $18 million annually too. When he joined Manchester City in 2011, he was paid about £35 million, and in 2017, he became Manchester City’s highest goal scorer of all time.
Sergio Aguero just started the 2019-2020 season with the FA Community Shield with MC, beating Liverpool on August 4
Sergio Aguero's Personal life
The 31-year-old Argentine player was married to the daughter of the famous footballer, Diego Maradona and they had a son in 2009. However, the couple got divorced in 2012.
Sergio Aguero's cars
- CLR SV Range Rover ₦66.3 m
- Ferrari GTC4 - ₦110.4 m
- Lamborghini Aventador - ₦119.2 m
- Lumma CLR SV Range Rover - ₦66.3 m
- Nissan GT-R
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso costs about ₦111 million.
The Aventador is his fastest car, it costs about ₦120 million.
10. John Terry
- Net worth: $70 million
The English footballer, John George Terry used to play center back for Chelsea (where he was a captain), Aston Villa (currently the assistant head coach), and the England National Team.
The Chelsea legend is taking a coaching job at his childhood club, Aston Villa
Terry won the UEFA Club Defender of the year title in 2005, 2008, and 2009. He is also recognized as Chelsea’s most successful captain, as he helped the team win 3 League cups, 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League title, and 1 UEFA Europa League.
John Terry's Personal life
Jon Terry is married to Tony Terry.
John Terry's cars
- Bentley Continental GT - ₦70.6 m
- Ferrari Enzo - ₦883.7 m
- Special Edition Gold Range Rover Overfinch
- Ferrari 275 GTB - ₦662.5 m
- Rolls-Royce Wraith - ₦110.4 m
- Ferrari 458 Spider - ₦76 m
- Ferrari Testarossa - ₦66.2 m
Terry drives a Rolls Royce Wraith, worth ₦119 million.
John Terry's family car - custom made gold Range Rover Overfinch.
The stunning Ferrari 458 Spider is worth ₦75 million
He also owns a Bentley Continental GT worth ₦70.5 million
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