From Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi to Kaka and Eto’o check out our roundup of the richest professional football players from around the world.
1.Cristiano Ronaldo - $230 Million
Ronaldo is captain of the Portugal team and earns more than $18 million EUR a year playing for Real Madrid.
2.Lionel Messi - $218 Million
Argentine footballer Messi is the first player in history to win four FIFA/Ballons d’Or.
3.Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior - $148 Million
Neymar is the captain of the Brazil national team and plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona. His move to Barca was worth €57.1 million making it the 15th most expensive football transfer of all time.
4.Wayne Rooney - $112 Million
Rooney is the captain of the English national team and the Manchester United club. In 2004, he moved to Manchester United for ₤25.6 million.
5.Kaka - $105 Million
Kaka is a profession Brazilian footballer who made most of his money during his time at Real Madrid. He currently plays soccer in the United States, earning $7.2 million per year.
6.Samuel Eto'o - $95 Million
This Cameroonian footballer is the most successful African player of all time and plays for Sampdoria as a striker.
7.Raúl González Blanco - $93 Million
Raúl is a Spanish footballer that played for Real Madrid for 16 years. He now plays as a striker for the New York Cosmos.