Football is the most popular game in the world. Football is played in in more than 200 countries across the globe. More than 250 million people play football and football is the most watched Sports these days. Well what if we tell you about the Richest Footballers in the world?

Football players are able to snatch big contracts with some football clubs and renowned teams. In this article we will provide you with the list of top 10 richest football players in the world.

Note : By the term ‘Richest Footballers’ we have took into consideration the current earnings and the net worth of all the Footballers who have represented both at Country and Club Level.

Top-10 Richest Footballers in the World

10)- Eden Hazard

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.

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Eden Hazard is 10th on the list

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

9)- Pele

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The all-time great Pele is an inspiration to the World

Edison Arantes Nascimento is popularly known as Pele. Pele has said goodbye to football many years ago but he has an incredible net worth and he has many fans all across the globe. He is undoubtedly best football player of all time. Pele is the the ninth richest footballer in the world with the net worth of approximately $100000000.

8)- Francesco Totti

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ROME, ITALY – MAY 28: Francesco Totti greets the fans after his last match during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico on May 28, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Totti is an Italian football player. He started to play the game of football at the age of 8 for Fortitudo Football youth team. He Van De the young footballer award of the year for the season 1998 – 1999 and gained recognition. In the year 2000 he was named as the the Italian football of the year and got nominated for Ballon d’Or award.

He is the eight Richest football player in the world with the net worth of 101.6 million dollars as of 2021.

7)- Gareth Bale

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The Real Madrid star sits beautifully on the 7th Spot

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.

6)- Wayne Rooney

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The legend from England Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is the English football player who also plays for Manchester United Club as the striker in the Premier League and for the England national team. According to survey in 2012 Rooney was ranked number one in England’s most paid player and is on the sixth position in the list of richest footballers in the world. He has the net worth of 145 million dollars.

5)- Alexander Pato

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The Brazilian star footballer sits beautifully on the 5th position

Alexandre Pato is the Brazilian football player. Alexander Pato plays for Sao Paulo Football Club. He has also played in Olympic games. He won the bronze medal in 2008 and silver medal in 2012 Olympic games. Is the 5th Richest football player in the world with net worth of 146 million dollars.

4)- Dave Whelan

Dave Whelan is a retired football player . After retiring from football he started his chain of supermarkets and owned a football club. Because of his business talent he acquired big fortunes and now he has become the fourth just football player in the world.

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The old horse still sits comfortably on the 4th position

He has played for the club Alexandra and Blackburn Rovers. He was also the owner of Wigan athletic team in the football league championship and was also the chairman of the club for two decades.

He has approximately 210 million dollars as his net worth.

3)- David Beckham

David Beckham has retired from football and has the net worth of  450 million dollars. Currently he is the third richest footballer in the world. He has 119 trophies in his 20 year career.

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One of most famous Sportsperson in the World

He was the incredible midfielder. He was also known for his modelling endorsements with companies like Adidas and CK.

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2)- Cristiano Ronaldo 

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.

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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.

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Lionel Messi

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.

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When it comes to Net Worth Messi is the best in the World

Messi has won Ballon d’Or award six times. He has won European Golden Shoe title for 5 times and many other awards. His contract with Barcelona club ended  in July 2021, and Messi announced his departure from the club at a news conference. He joined Paris Saint-Germain, a French club, on August 10th. Messi agreed to a two-year contract that will last through June 2023, with an option for a third year. He will wear the number 30 shirt, the same number he wore when he first joined Barcelona as a youth.

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