Football is one of the highest paying sports in the world and people who get to play at the highest level have some big bucks to show for it. From huge salaries to mega endorsement deals and personal investments, footballers have from time been some of the richest people around. Those who are especially talented enough do get the chance to play for top clubs or high paying clubs.
Currently, the top ten richest footballers in the world for 2016 are the ones listed below. Although it would be worth noting that the list comprises of only players who are still playing as there are some retired footballers (like Kaka, Ronaldinho, Zidane, Beckham, and so on) who should have made the list.
The 27 year old striker is considered by many to be one the most lethal strikers in Europe and understandably so, since his current club Bayern Munchȇn had to fork out over £40 million for the striker. The former Borussia Dortmund all time highest goal scorer is worth £14.8 million.
He is feared by every wise defender in England. The former Athletico Madrid man who currently wears the number 10 jersey for English side Manchester City is presently the team’s top scorer. His sporting endorsement employer is Puma and he is currently worth £15.6 million.
The giant normadic forward commands an annual take home of over £9 million at PSG. Although rumoured to be set on leaving the club his endorsement deals with Nike and Pepsi which is worth around £10 million pounds would definitely not be affected. He is worth £16 million.
Wayne Rooney is the highest paid British player and the fourth highest paid player when only the only judging factor is wages. He’s presently on a £300,000 per week salary at Manchester United, the club where he has spent the better part of his senior career. He is also a Nike ambassador. His net worth stands at an impressive £17 million.
If you would expect the world’s most expensive player to top the rich list, then sorry, football doesn’t always work like that. Bale saw Real Madrid part ways with over £85 million to move from Tottenham. He’s the most expensive British player and currently Madrid’s No.11. His worth stands at around £17.8 million.