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Richest Football Player: Football is the most popular and loved sport across the world. This sport and its players also have a huge fan following in the world. There are many much-talented football players that have achieved a lot of things in this sport.

Richest Football Player

Here is the list of the richest football players in the world. In this article, you will more about your favorite player like- his age, height, status, zodiac sign, income, net worth, and many more things.

No 1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi ranks at the first position in the list of the richest football player. He is a very popular Argentine professional football player. In 2005, he made his first appearance for FC Barcelona and became the youngest player to ever score a goal for the franchise. In 2009, he helped Barcelona to achieve the first treble in Spanish Football. In 2012, he became Barcelona’s All-Time Top Scorer, by scoring the most goals. In 2016, he announced his retirement from international football. Even the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri requested him to not quit. After this, a campaign was started in Argentina for Messi to change his mind about retiring. In 2018, he was appointed as the captain of Barcelona. In 2020, he was awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. In July 2021, he became a free agent after his contract expired with Barcelona. He has won 6 Ballons d’Or and 6 European Golden Shoes in this career.

  
Date Of Birth24th June 1987
Age34
Birth PlaceRosario, Argentine
NicknameAtomic Flea
Height5'7
Zodiac SignCancer
StatusMarried to Antonella Roccuzzo
ChildrenThiago
Mateo
Ciro
ResidenceCastelldefels, Barcelona
Car CollectionRange Rover Velar
Audi Q7
Mini Cooper S Cabriolet
Dodge Charger SRT8
Net Worth$600 Million

No 2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular and loved professional football players. He is currently playing for Serie A club Juventus and also handling the captaincy of the Portugal National Team. He made his debut in 2002 against Barga in the Primeira Liga. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he became Portugal’s second-highest scorer in their qualification group with seven goals. In 2009, he played first time in the La Liga against Deprotivo La Coruna. In 2015, he became the world’s most charitable sportsperson. In 2020, he won over Sassuolo and reach his 100th goal for Juventus. After winning the 2021 Coppa Italian Final, he became the first player in history to win every major domestic trophy in England, Spain, and Italy. He is efficient to play as both wing and center of the pitch. He has won 5 Ballons d’Or and 4 European Golden Shoes in this career. He is the first footballer and the third sportsman to earn $1 billion in his career.

  
Date Of Birth5th February 1985
Age36
Birth PlaceMadeira’s Portuguese Island
NicknameRocket Ronaldo
Height6'1
Zodiac SignAquarius
StatusDating Georgina Rodriguez
ChildrenCristiano Ronaldo Jr
ResidenceVilla in Madeira
Car CollectionBugatti La Voiture Noire
Bentley Continental GTC
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupe
Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet
Audi RS6
BMW M6
Net Worth$500 Million

No 3. David Beckham (Richest Football Player)

David Beckham is one of the richest football players. He is currently president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. He made the debut of his professional club career with Manchester United in 1922. In 1995, he made his Premier League debut. In 1999, he won the treble of the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League. In 2005, he established football academies in Los Angeles and east London. In 2007, he announced that he had signed a five-year deal to play for the LA Galaxy. In 2013, he announced his retirement from professional football at the end of that year’s French football season.  He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries- England, Spain, the United States, and France. In 2008, he was inducted into the English Football Hall Of Fame and the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2021.

  
Date Of Birth2nd May 1975
Age46
Birth PlaceLeytonstone, London
NicknameGolden Balls
Height6'
Zodiac SignTaurus
StatusMarried to Victoria Beckham
ChildrenBrooklyn
Romeo
Cruz David
Harper
ResidenceMansion in London
Car CollectionRolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Bentley Mulsanne
McLaren MP4-12C Spider
Audi S8
Bentley Bentayga
Rolls Royce Ghost
Net Worth$450 Million

No 4. Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr is a very popular Brazilian professional football player. He plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil National Team. He made his professional debut in 2009 when he was 17 years old. In the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, he scored six goals. In 2012, he scored his 100th goal as a professional football player in the Campeonato Paulista against Palmeiras. In 2013, he announced that he is signing a deal to join Barcelona until 2018. He made his debut for Barcelona in the 2013-14 LA Liga season. He is a central striker, second striker, winger, and attacking midfielder. In 2017, he joined the French club Paris-Saint Germain till 2022. In 2018, he scored a hattrick in a Champions League against Red Star Belgrade with 6-1. He is also a promoter of Brazilian modern pop music specially Musica sertaneja. In 2020, he became the world’s fourth highest-paid athlete by Forbes. In May 2021, he extended his contract with Paris-Saint Germain till 2025.

  
Date Of Birth5th February 1992
Age29
Birth PlaceMogi Das Cruzes, Brazil
NicknameJuninho
Height5'9
Zodiac SignAquarius
StatusDating Natalia Barulich
ChildrenDavid Lucca da Silva Santos
ResidenceMansion in Portobello Near Rio de Jneiro
Car CollectionAudi RS7
Ferrari 458 Italia
Red Lobster
Jet CollectionCessna 680
Net Worth$200 Million

No 5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Richest Football Player)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a very known Swedish professional football player. He currently plays for Serie A club A.C Milan and the Sweden National Team. In 1996, signed his first contract with Malmo. In 2001, he joined Ajax and it won the 2001–02 Eredivisie title. He made his inter debut with the 2006 Supercoppa Italian against Roma. In 2010, A.C Milan announced that it has signed Zlatan for the 2010-11 season. In 2012, he announced that he is joining Paris-Saint Germain. In 2018, he joined LA Galaxy and became its team captain in the 2019 season. He is regarded as the good in the air, quick, tall, strong, and agile player by ESPN. He is his country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 62 goals.

  
Date Of Birth3rd October 1981
Age40
Birth PlaceMalmo, Sweden
NicknameZlatanera
Height6'5
Zodiac SignLibra
StatusMarried to Helena Seger
ChildrenMaximilian
Vincent
ResidenceMansion in United States
Car CollectionFerrari Enzo
Lamborghini Gallardo
Maserati GranTurismo
Audi S8
Net Worth$190 Million

No 6. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is an amazing English professional football player. He is currently the manager of the EFL Championship club Derby County. He made his senior debut against Tottenham Hotspur. In 2004, he signed a five-year deal with Manchester United. In 2007, he was given squad number 10 last worn by Ruud Van Nistelrooy. In 2009, he scored his first hat-trick for three years against Portsmouth. In 2019, he signed a deal with D.C United of Major League Soccer. He made his debut for this team against Vancouver Whitecaps with the win. In 2020, he decide to leave D.C and again join England as a player-coach with the EFL Championship side Derby County. In January 2021, he retired from playing after being appointed permanent manager of Derby. He is a creative, energetic forward player with technical skill strength, and physicality. He is England’s second most capped player and all-time record goalscorer.

  
Date Of Birth24th October 1985
Age36
Birth PlaceLiverpool, England
NicknameThe Wonder Boy
Height5'9
Zodiac SignScorpio
StatusMarried to Coleen Rooney
ChildrenKai Wayne
Klay Anthony
Kit Joseph
ResidenceMansion in Cheshire
Car CollectionBMW I8
Bentley Continental GT
Ford Sportka
Aston Martin Vanquish
Net Worth$170 Million

No 7. Alexandre Pato

Alexandre Pato is a very known Brazilian professional football player. He plays for Orlando City of Major League Soccer. In 2007, he was signed by Milan of the Italian Serie A. He made his debut against Napoli with the victory of 5-2. In 2011, he played his first match against Lecce and scored a 4-0 win. In 2013, he joined Corinthians for 4 Years and made its debut against Oeste. In 2016, he went to London for a medical at English Premier League for Chelsea. In 2017, he transferred to Chinese club Tianjin Quanjia and made its debut with a loss against Guangzhou R&F. In 2020, he ended his contract with Sao Paulo with 9 goals scored in 35 appearances. In May 2021, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

  
Date Of Birth2 September 1989
Age31
Birth PlacePato Branco, Brazil
NicknameDuck
Height5'9
Zodiac SignVirgo
StatusMarried to Rebeca Abravanel
ResidencePato Branco
Car CollectionMercedes-Maybach Exelero
Bently Mulsanne
Bentely Continental GT
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Net Worth$150 Million

No 8. Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil is a very known German professional football player. He plays for Super Lig Club Fener as an attacking midfielder. In 2008, he signed a deal with Werder Bremen until June 2011. He was selected for Germany’s team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, he was the top scorer with eight goals. In 2021, he moved to the Turkish club Fenerbahce. He is a quick, agile, creative, and technical player.

  
Date Of Birth15 October 1988
Age33
Birth PlaceGelsenkirchen, West Germany
NicknameThe Assist King
Height5'11
Zodiac SignLibra
StatusMarried to Amine Gulse Ozil
ChildrenEda Ozil
National TeamGermany
ResidenceNorth London Mansion
Car CollectionMercedes SLS AMG
Golf GTI R
Audi Q7
Ferrari 458
Net Worth$120 Million

No 9. Gareth Bale (Richest Football Player)

Gareth Bale is a popular Welsh Football player. He plays for the LA Liga club Real Madrid and the Wales National Team. In 2006, he was the second-youngest player ever to play for Southampton. In 2007, he signed a four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur. In 2013, Real Madrid announced that they have signed a deal with Gareth. In 2014, UEFA Super Cup, he played for a full-time assisting Ronaldo and win against Sevilla. He was also featured in Real Madrid’s victories in both the 2017 UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana. In 2018, he scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win over Kashima Antlers in the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup. In 2020, he returned to Tottenham Hotspur. In the begging, he was an offensive left-back. His playing consists of speed, strength, stamina, heading ability, good technique, and ball control.

  
Date Of Birth16 July 1989
Age32
Birth PlaceCardiff, UK
NicknameWelsh Winger
Height6
Zodiac SignCancer
StatusMarried to Emma Rhys-Jones
ChildrenNava Valentina
Axel Charles Bale
Alba Viola
ResidenceLa Finca Mansion, Madrid
Car CollectionMercedes SLS AMG
Lamborghini Huracan
Bentely Continental GT
Ferrari GTC4Lusso
Net Worth$96 Million

No 9. Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta is a very known Spanish professional football player. He is the captain of the J1 League club, Vissel Kobe. In the 1999 Nike Premier Cup, he was the captain of the Barcelona Under-15 team and made it won in the last minute of the final. He was selected in Spain’s team for UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. In the 2010 World Cup, he scored the second goal win against Chile. In UEFA Euro 2021, he was awarded the man of the match award for his performances in three different matches. In the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, he was awarded the Silver Ball for the second-best player in the competition. He started as a defensive midfielder. But he improved his balance, ball control, agility in close spaces, and flair on the ball converted him into an attacking midfielder.

  
Date Of Birth11th May 1984
Age37
Birth PlaceFuentealbilla, Spain
NicknameDon Andres
Height5'7
Zodiac SignTaurus
StatusMarried to Anna Ortiz
ChildrenValeria
Paolo
ResidenceMansion in Fuentealbilla, Spain.
Car CollectionBugatti Veyron
Audi Q7
Net Worth$ 90 Million

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Lionel Messi is the richest football player with a $600 Million Net Worth.

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