The Wealthiest Footballers In The World

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.

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