Football is a very lucrative sport that is played in more than 200 different countries. More than 250 million people play football worldwide, making it one of the most popular sports today.
Given its popularity, it's safe to claim that a lot of football players were able to secure rich contracts worth millions of dollars with some notable sports clubs and organizations.
As you read this, you're probably already considering the soccer players who will be on the list of the richest players.
Let's get started and learn more about this in this article.
7. Gareth Bale ( $125 Million)
Currently playing for Real Madrid of the La Liga Club, Gareth Bale is a winger for the Welsh national team. Bale is well known for his athleticism, physique, and lightning-quick left foot. In 2011, he was named to the UEFA Team of the Year and the PFA Players "Players of the Year."
Gareth Bale is the 12th wealthiest soccer player in the world with a net worth of over $125 million.
6. Wayne Rooney ($145 Million)
Footballer Wayne Rooney of England played as a striker for Manchester United in the Premier League as well as the England national team. In the 2012 France Football survey of the highest-paid athletes, Rooney is placed sixth globally and first in England.
The estimated net worth of Wayne Rooney is $145 million.
5. Alexandre Pato ($145 Million)
Alexandre Pato started his professional career at the age of 16. He was later signed by Sports Club Internacional to play for the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub 20. In 2006, Pato guided the team to victory at the FIFA Club World Cup.
As of June 2022, Alexandre Pato's estimated net worth was $145 million, making him the fifth-richest soccer player in the world.
4. Dave Whelan ($220 Million)
Dave Whelan, an Englishman, once participated in football. During his football career, he played for Crewe Alexandra and Blackburn Rovers. Whelan is the owner of Wigan Athletic, a Football League Championship team.
Dave Whelan's net worth is thought to be $220 million.
3. Lionel Messi ($400 Million)
Lionel Messi is starting to receive endorsement offers as the best player in the world. Messi, the best soccer player in the world, is dubbed as "The Flea" due to his diminutive size. He was also selected by the general people as the player of the year for the previous two seasons.
The third-richest soccer player on the list, Lionel Messi, with a net worth of roughly $400 million as of June 2022.
2. David Beckham ($450 Million)
David Beckham, a former professional football player. He holds the distinction of being the only English footballer to claim league titles in four different countries. In 2004, Beckham, who had been playing football for 20 years, was chosen as the player with the highest salary.
According to estimates, David Beckham is worth $450 million.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, a football player from Portugal, is thought to be the best to ever play the sport. In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo paid $132 million to move from Manchester United to Real Madrid, making him the most expensive soccer player in sport history.
By June 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo is anticipated to be the richest soccer player in the world with a net worth of $450 million.
Source: https://wealthygorilla.com/richest-soccer-players-world/ | https://globehour.com/richest-footballers-in-the-world-2022/ | https://www.top10about.com/richest-footballers-in-the-world/ | https://notjustok.com/sports/richest-footballers-in-the-world-2022/?amp=1
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