Richest Footballers 2018: Top 5 Rich Football Player List
Richest Footballers Top 5 List 2018: Once football was seen as an ordinary sport like others sporting events which included a ball and 22 players. But now football is known as the most expensive sporting event in the world.
The transfer fees of players and the winning prize in football tournaments are increasing day by day. Top 5 Richest Footballers players of the world are earning millions of dollars every year.
The tournaments or leagues involving football clubs of Europe and America are the richest competitions in the history of soccer. These are the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and many more.
According to Forbes Top Richest footballers List Are:
1) Lionel Messi
The Argentinian skipper Lionel Messi has secured the top spot among the best 5 players in the football world presently. He also plays in the La Liga league for FC Barcelona. He is playing for Barcelona for almost 14 years and last year he also signed an agreement of millions of dollars, by which he will stay and play for Barcelona till the year 2020-21.
Messi is the most expensive players in the world as of now. Lionel Messi gets a total money of 111 million dollars every year. 84 million dollars from salary and 27 million dollars from different endorsements like Adidas, Pepsi, Gatorade, Huawei, etc.
2) Cristiano Ronaldo
The second spot bagged by the Portuguese hunk Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as CR7, placed just below Messi in range of earnings but his popularity is the same as of Messi.
He has won many hearts of his fans playing for the Real Madrid football club. Now he will be playing for Juventus as he chose to leave his old team after so many years.
The ex-Real Madrid megastar has a total earning of 108 million dollar which is a result of 61 million dollars salary and 47 million from endorsements.
The five timeBallon d’Or winner has been signed by many companies like Nike, EA Sports, American Tourister, etc to be their endorser.
The Brazilian striker Neymar placed under Messi and Ronaldo with respect to the earnings one gets every year. Paris Saint-German paid a whopping 198 million dollars to Neymar last year to lure him out from Barcelona.
Neymar earns a salary of 73million dollar and obtains 17million dollars from endorsements, creating a total earning of 90million dollars annually.
The Brazilian International has a pact with global sponsors like Nike, Red Bull, Gillette, McDonald’s, etc.
4) Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale plays for Real Madrid FC and earns a lumpsum amount of salary every year. Real Madrid in 2013 bought Bale for a record-breaking transfer fee of 90 million dollars.
The Welsh international earns 34.6million dollars annually with 6million from endorsements and a salary of 28.6million dollars.
5) Paul Pogba
Manchester United player Paul Pogba secured by Fifth spot. The club paid a whopping sum of 89 million dollars to sign him again in 2016.
Pogba earns a total of 29.5 million dollars annually as a result of his 25 million worth salary and 4.5 million from different endorsements.