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. Paul Pogba

Net Worth: $100 million

Paul Pogba currently plays as a midfielder for both the English Premier League Team, Manchester United and French national team. He was formely a Juventus FC player before he signed for Manchester.

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For those wanting to know how Paul Pogba became one of England’s richest footballer, it was a deal he signed for Manchester United that saw him earn $100 million.  Pogba’s weekly salary is now $25 million yearly aside his $4.5m from endorsements.

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4. Gareth Bale

Net Worth: $114 million

Bale’s iconic bicycle kick against Liverpool in the 2018 champions league final will forever be remembered but in football world, Bale is currently fourth world’s richest footballer.

He currently plays for Real Madrid after a record transfer fee of 90 million Euros from Tottenham Hotspur. Although, it seems rumours are flying that Bale might quit the spanish giants, his current salary yearly is $28.6 million according to Forbes.

Most of his wealth are from endorsement deals and investments. According to Goal, Bale’s sponsorship deals worth $6m

3. Neymar Jnr.

Net Worth: $250 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 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 $73 million a year according to Forbes apart from his many endorsement deals worth $17m. As of writing this post, Neymar’s age is just 26 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.

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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.

Juventus pays him a whopping €30 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

NoPlayerRevenues ($)
1.Cristiano Ronaldo93 Million
2.Messi86 Million
3.Ibrahimovic37 Million
4.Neymar36 Million
5.Bale34 Million
6.Rooney26 Million
7.Agüero24 Million
8.Suarez23 Million
9.Hazard22 Million
10.Fabregas21 Million
11.James Rodriguez21 Million
12.Yaya Touré20 Million
13.Falcao19 Million
14.Thiago Silva18 Million
15.Ozil18 Million
16.Schweinsteiger18 Million
17.Di Maria18 Million
18.Van Persie17 Million
19.David Silva17 Million
20.Sami Nasri15 Million
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Lionel Messi is now the world’s highest paid player with a salary of £615,000 per week. Neymar is the second with £515,000 recently signed after his move to Paris Saint Germain. Ronaldo is the third highest paid football player in the world with as rumours of a whopping £500,000 salary a week after he moved from Real Madrid to Juventus FC in a 4 year deal.


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  1. prettynene

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

    1. fdasf

      shut up

  2. Amaha

    By view

  3. osiobe Liberty

    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.

  4. Aminu idoh

    The both them are good player so far,but ronaldo is just that he have play deffrend club and performed very fine that is the only way that ronaldo is berther then messi

    1. Deligostar

      Different clubs is not the criteria
      Which club is bigger than Barcelona in the world apart from Madrid? Man United, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, PSG, Chelsea, Man City, etc,. Can you compare the above clubs to Barcelona?
      So, where do you want Messi to go to
      Moreover, he was brought up in Barcelona

  5. lewis t

    this is great but they should know God almighty superceed all money put together so they should keep God first place in all they do

  6. lewis t

    great but they should know God almighty superceed all money put together so they should keep God first place in all they do

  7. Deligostar

    Both of them are good
    But Messi is better when it comes to doing the playing
    You will enjoy watching football when Meesi is holding the ball
    Football is not just to score goals
    But entertainment!

  8. Esther

    Merci is the best footballer and highest paid… go on Lionel i love your style.

  9. Ethan hamusonde

    We can applaude both of them ha!

  10. ijegalu joshua

    i love the both but to me messi is the god of football while ronaldo is the king of football

  11. Tsegba Kenneth

    I love all the top once in the world

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  12. Calvin Njar

    For me Ronaldo is the best so far..

  13. Atwif Tash Mubiru

    cristiano ronaldo is the best according to how he performs with the best goals

    1. what of messi who is the greatest of all time

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