Sponsorship is now one of the biggest sources of income for a footballer. It all depends on how well that it is able to build his brand on and off the field.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are certainly a class of the rest but athletes like Eden Hazard pulling and 3 million dollars in sponsorship revenue is surprising.
The modern footballers it for about building their own brand and having a certain level of business acumen to help them father in careers and presence beyond football.
Here are the Top-10 Footballers with the highest Sponsorship Revenue
10)- Eden Hazard ($3M)
Eden Hazard is a football player who belongs to Belgium. He started playing football at the age of 4. Eden has played for Royal Stade Brainois for 4 years and then went with Tubize club.
Eden Hazard net worth is about hundred million dollars as of 2021. He is the 10th Richest football player in the world. He currently sits on the 10th position in the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue. His total sponsorship revenue is about 3 million dollars.
9)-Andres Iniesta ($4M)
Andres Iniesta was born on 11th May 1994 is the centre midfielder who belongs to Spain. He is considered to be one of the best midfielders of all time. Mostly he has played for team Barcelona in his career and was their captain for three seasons.
He was the part of this pain national team when they won the FIFA world cup in 2010 which was held in South Africa. He has also won UEFA European championship in 2008 and 2012. Also the part of Under 19 Championship in 2002 and UEFA under 17 Championship in 2001. He is on the 9 fusion on the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue with 4 million US dollars approximately.
8)- Paul Pogba ($6M)
Paul is the French footballer who is the part of Manchester United team and the France national team. He is the centre midfielder but can also play as the left Winger ,attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder and deep lying playmaker.
He has won the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and the FIFA under 20 World Cup in 2013. He is on the eighth position on the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue. 5 million dollars per annum through sponsorships.
7)- Gareth Bale ($7M)
Gareth is the football player of Wales national team and is currently playing for Real Madrid in the La Liga League. He is known for his speed, physical qualities and impressive footwork. He was also named as the PFA player of the year in 2011 and UEFA team of the Year. Gareth is the seventh Richest football player in the world with approximately 125 million dollar as his net worth. He is on 7th position in the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue. His total sponsorship revenue is about 7 million dollars.
6)- Robert Lewandowski ($8M)
Robert is the captain of the Poland national team. He plays Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga as a striker. He has scored over 500 goals in his career for the country and club. He is the one of the most successful players in the history of the league.
He is on the sixth position on the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue with approximately 8 million US Dollars per year.
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5)- Kylian Mbappe ($15M)
Kylian is the professional footballer from France and plays as a forward for Paris Saint Germain club and the France national team.
He led his team to the FIFA world cup 2018 which was held in Russia and UEFA European championship in 2016 which was held in Germany. He is currently on 5th position on the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue with 15 million dollars per annum.
4)- Mohamad Salah ($16M)
Mohamed Salah is the Egyptian footballer who plays for Liverpool as forward and is the captain of his national team, Egypt. He is widely known for his finishing, dribbling and speed.
He has also played for under 20 team and under 23 Egypt team. He was also named as the CFA most promising African talent of the year in 2012. He is on the 4th position on the list of footballers with highest wanted to provide you with 16 million dollars revenue per year.
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3)- Neymar Jr. ($20M)
Neymar junior is the Brazilian footballer. He is on the third position on the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue. 20 million dollars per year through sponsorship revenue.
He plays as a forward for Paris Saint Germain and his national team ,Brazil. He is regarded as the one of the best players in the world. He has represented Brazil in the under 17 World Cup ,under 20 World Cup and the Olympic games. He was the part of the squad when Brazil lifted the FIFA World Cup in 2013 and also led Brazil to gold in 2016 Summer Olympics.
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2)- Lionel Messi ($35M)
Lionel Messi is the richest football player in the world with the net worth of approx 600 million dollars. Messi is from Argentina and was the former captain of Barcelona national team.
He is the highest paid football player in the world. 2017 he signed a contract with Barcelona team and the team page him a base salary of 168 million dollars and he earns 40 million dollars through endorsements every year. Messi has a lifetime endorsement deal with Adidas company.
He is on the second position on the list of footballers with highest sponsorship revenue with 35 million dollars revenue per year.
1)- Cristiano Ronaldo ($55M)
Cristiano Ronaldo is the second Richest football player in the world with the net worth of 500 million dollars. Sponsors include Nike ,KFC ,Samsung, ZTE and many more.
He has won five Ballon d’Or Awards and was the best player by FIFA and UEFA. Ronaldo also has 4 Golden boots and lots of other awards and he is currently playing for Juventus club. He is highest earning footballers through sponsorship revenue. His sponsorship revenue is approximately 55 million dollars.
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