Top 5 Richest Footballers in the World 2018 (Current)

Top 5 Richest Footballers in the World 2018

This post contains the list of top 5 richest footballers in the world, and their net worth, salaries of wealthy soccer players that play in top football clubs in Europe as of 2018 according to Forbes and Goal.


Recently, recently released their annual “Goal Rich List,” which also according to Forbes list of wealthiest football players provides a detailed look at which players make the highest amount of money, including the source of their fortune.

This list of richest soccer players on planet earth takes into consideration their salaries, endorsement deals, and their current investment that these world’s rich football players have. Trust me, you might not be surprised as to who is the current richest footballer in the world as these top 5 players currently ply their trade in the world’s richest football clubs in Europe.

Current List of Top (5) Five Wealthiest Soccer Players in the World

5. Wayne Rooney

Net Worth: $112 million

England’s golden boy, Wayne Rooney currently plays as both a striker and midfielder for both the English National Team and Manchester United. He is currently the wealthiest player in the English Premier League. For those wanting to know how Wayne Rooney became England’s richest footballer, it was a deal he signed in 2014 for Manchester United that saw him earn $104 million.  Rooney’s weekly salary is £300,000.

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Net Worth: $114 million

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an icon in football world and is currently fourth world’s richest footballer. He currently plays for Manchester United after a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain. Although, Zlatan Ibrahimovic current salary has not yet being made public as of writing this post, he makes most of his wealth from endorsement deals and investments. According to Goal, Ibrahimovic’s sponsorship deals includes: Nivea, Xbox, Volvo, and Dressman

3. Neymar Jnr.

Net Worth: $148 million

On the list of richest footballers in the planet is Neymar who was seen as the successor of Ronaldinho in Brazil and Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona, but recently moved to PSG in France. He became one of the most popular footballers in the world when he joined Barcelona Football Club in an undisclosed fee. His skills with the ball and on the pitch is a joy to watch.

Neymar earns €8.8 million a year apart from his many endorsement deals. As of writing this post, Neymar’s age is just 25 years old.

2. Lionel Messi

Current Net Worth: $318 million

Lionel Messi is regarded by many as the all time best football player on planet earth that has graced the game. What he does on the pitch is second to none. The way he dribbles, his free-kicks, goals and records he set will remain on the sands of history till God sends another magician to undo it. He is also a businessman. His contract with Barcelona sees him earn $50 million a year apart from his numerous endorsement deals with brands such as Adidas, Samsung, Gillette, Gatorade, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Messi is arguably one of the two-best soccer players in history and in the world, winning five Ballon d’Or awards which has already entered the Guiness World Record. He is the second richest footballer player in the world.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Current Net Worth$447 million

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo tops the  5 world’s richest footballers. He is also regarded as one of the richest athletes in the world. Mostly known for his speed with the ball, Ronaldo is one of the best players in football. Most times, people often ask especially on Google- Who is the best between C.Ronaldo and Messi?. But the answer to that question has never been answered.

Real Madrid pays him a whopping €19.2 million per year currently aside tax and bonuses. He has his own clothing line, perfume and is also a super-model. Ronaldo also loves acting which he promised to do in Hollywood when he retires from football.

Apart from these list of top 5 wealthy Footballers in the world, below is a table that shows the top 20 richest football players and their worth this 2018

2018 Top 20 Richest Footballers in the World

No Player Revenues ($)
1. Cristiano Ronaldo 93 Million
2. Messi 86 Million
3. Ibrahimovic 37 Million
4. Neymar 36 Million
5. Bale 34 Million
6. Rooney 26 Million
7. Agüero 24 Million
8. Suarez 23 Million
9. Hazard 22 Million
10. Fabregas 21 Million
11. James Rodriguez 21 Million
12. Yaya Touré 20 Million
13. Falcao 19 Million
14. Thiago Silva 18 Million
15. Ozil 18 Million
16. Schweinsteiger 18 Million
17. Di Maria 18 Million
18. Van Persie 17 Million
19. David Silva 17 Million
20. Sami Nasri 15 Million

Lionel Messi is now the world’s highest paid player with a salary of £615,000 per week. Neymar is the second with £500,000 recently signed after his move to Paris Saint Germain. Coutinho might be the third highest paid football player in the world with as rumours of a whopping £450,000 salary a week afted he was transferred from Liverpool to Barcelona.

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  1. wow…………………. nice one I hope they invest it and not spend it anyhow (²) .

  2. chistano Rinaldo is the best player in the world..he’s a player who takes football more serious than anything, he’s an industrious and amazing and highly paid he equally deserves the richest.

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