Top 10 Richest Football/Soccer Players in the World

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    The 10 wealthiest footballers in the world have been revealed by in their annual rich list.
    David Beckham, currently plying his trade in France with PSG, remains the wealthiest of all with a staggering fortune of £175m.
    He is followed by the world's two greatest players - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Among the top 10, only two from the Premier League feature.
    Those included in's countdown include only active football players while the figures have been derived from their identifiable wealth. attempts to measure only identifiable assets including salaries, length of contract, bonuses, endorsement and sponsorship deals, accounts filed at Companies House, properties and other business interests. Most of the player information has been sourced from public sources such as company accounts lodged in Companies House or international equivalents.
    David Beckham has topped the list of the top 50 richest players in the world with a personal fortune of £175m.
    The former England captain, who recently signed for Paris Saint-Germain and is donating his salary to a local children's charity, is followed by Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who is rated as the world's highest paid footballer, earning an estimated £100,000 a day.
    The Goal Rich List 2013 puts the combined wealth of the top 50 players in the world at over £1.7bn, which is greater than the GDP of Liberia.
    Keeping 37-year-old Beckham company in the Top 10 are fellow British players Wayne Rooney, who is seventh with a £50m fortune, and his Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand, who is 10th with a wealth of £42m.
    The Premier League only represents two of the Top 10 players, with Spain's La Liga taking the lion's share of the top spots.
    The Top 10 earners are:
    1. David Beckham - £175m
    2. Lionel Messi - £115.5m
    3. Cristiano Ronaldo - £112m
    4. Kaka - £66.5m
    5. Ronaldinho - £63m
    6. Samuel Eto'o - £52m
    7. Wayne Rooney - £50m
    8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - £47m
    9. Rivaldo - £45.5m
    10. Rio Ferdinand - £42m
    Goal compiled the list using identifiable wealth, including annual accounts submitted to Companies House, properties, salary details, bonuses and other business interests.
    It estimates that Beckham earned £15m from his off-field commercial interests in 2012, which proved to be his most lucrative year yet.
    The latest annual accounts submitted to Companies House for Beckham Ventures Ltd for the year up to December 31, 2011, reported assets worth £4.7m.
    The company is shared between Beckham, his wife Victoria, 38, who is now a successful fashion designer, and their manager Simon Fuller.
    Another company is Beckham Brand Ltd. As of December 31, 2011, the company reported assets worth £5.4m.
    Here we take a look at the five footballers with the largest personal fortunes.
    The wages of football players is a fairly touchy subject, many argue that players do not deserve the money they get paid and others believe that if the money is there, then why shouldn't they accept it?
    Soccer is a popular game worldwide, but there's a general census that the players do not receive a handsome salary for their footwork on the pitch. Take a look at the Top 10 Richest Soccer Players salaries of soccer greats like Samuel Etoo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and judge for yourself.
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Comments • 48

  • hamad almanhali
    hamad almanhali 4 years ago

    Ibraaa!! ❤️

  • Aniruddha Pandey
    Aniruddha Pandey 4 years ago

    Ronaldo is richer than messi

  • Amir Kodzic
    Amir Kodzic 4 years ago

    I think Roben Van Persie and Arjen Robben should be in this video.

  • Kenji Yamazaki
    Kenji Yamazaki 5 years ago

    where's heskey ?

  • 3gr3goris3
    3gr3goris3 5 years ago

    they just fucking kick a ball into a goal and they deserve this much money lol playing football is fun but they earn way to much for what they do

    • Profilejc98
      Profilejc98 4 years ago

      You idiot who pays them

    • 3gr3goris3
      3gr3goris3 5 years ago

      are u kidding me if that for you is hard work you are spoiled as hell

    • The Random
      The Random 5 years ago

      They were trained players, travel across countries, play on field for 1 hour 30 minutes, Yep that's too much for them.. huh?

  • leon soderlind
    leon soderlind 5 years ago

    zlatan has over 100 million in swedish KR

  • Cisco4kid1990
    Cisco4kid1990 5 years ago

    Is that all Beckham's money or is that part of Posh's money to??

  • TR66
    TR66 5 years ago

    no there is no way bale is not on this vid hes the richest footballer

  • WSF Kinempered
    WSF Kinempered 5 years ago

    cr7 should be 2nd

  • jooshep1
    jooshep1 5 years ago +4

    Ronaldo actually has: €168 Million
    Messi has: €132 Million

  • The Regular Show
    The Regular Show 5 years ago

    beckham must be at least at 4 or 3

  • Ravinderpal Sahota
    Ravinderpal Sahota 5 years ago +1

    David behkham keep it up bro

  • Laz mate
    Laz mate 5 years ago

    even when beckham was at his best we would not be in the top 10

  • Simemannen
    Simemannen 5 years ago +1

    Zlatan FTW!!!

  • Brian Rodriguez
    Brian Rodriguez 5 years ago

    You're way off dude

    ZAGREBBUSHR 41 5 years ago

    Bullshit ronaldinho is almost an old fucking grandpa

  • TheFifaPeopleHD
    TheFifaPeopleHD 5 years ago

    beckham is first because he been playing football for longer than ronaldo, messi and bale

    • jooshep1
      jooshep1 5 years ago

      And all the modelling stuff etc

  • Angel Jose
    Angel Jose 5 years ago

    Ur way off my friend

  • Landon Marquez
    Landon Marquez 5 years ago +1

    It's 3 beckham 2 cr7 1 messi

    • PeebzSports
      PeebzSports 5 years ago

      Joosep ur a jackass messi is king

    • jooshep1
      jooshep1 5 years ago

      3. Messi: €132M 2. Ronaldo: €168M 1. Beckham: €220M
      Plus Messi isn't even the best.

  • Landon Marquez
    Landon Marquez 5 years ago

    Beck ham

  • Techi Temillionaire
    Techi Temillionaire 5 years ago

    Beckham! WTF

  • Alexandre Marmen
    Alexandre Marmen 6 years ago +1

    Beckham? That is shit

  • Dan Morgan
    Dan Morgan 6 years ago +1

    What about bale?

    • Dan Morgan
      Dan Morgan 5 years ago

      his salary is like 200k a week

    • jooshep1
      jooshep1 5 years ago

      Bale has €18M

    • Bruke Yehayes
      Bruke Yehayes 5 years ago

      large transfer sum doesn't mean they are making a lot of money. Bale wouldn't get any of the 100 mil, just a signing bonus + salary.

  • Mitochondribruh
    Mitochondribruh 6 years ago

    Do the top 15 high tech schools in the U.S

  • adam
    adam 6 years ago


  • adam
    adam 6 years ago +2

    Wow idiots believe this

    • jooshep1
      jooshep1 5 years ago +1

      Ronaldo is the richest.

  • jonny5777
    jonny5777 6 years ago +1

    Thanks for putting football as the title. You might consider putting their salaries next time Eto'o for example makes about £327,000 per week!

  • John Sacrimoni
    John Sacrimoni 6 years ago

    wtf beckham is still the most worth player?!

    • jooshep1
      jooshep1 5 years ago

      He doesn't even play, it's just the modelling shit etc he does.

  • ZuccheniMan
    ZuccheniMan 6 years ago

    where's bale? he should definitely be in the top 3.

    • jooshep1
      jooshep1 5 years ago


    • Skiny Bendar
      Skiny Bendar 6 years ago

      he has'nt been in football as long as these people so he's probly on
      17 mill to 30 mill

  • Juan Jose Bazan
    Juan Jose Bazan 6 years ago

    Wow i though messi would be number 1

    • مُسلم من آل يعقوب
      مُسلم من آل يعقوب 5 years ago +1

      @jooshep1 no
      are u crazy men ronaldo 168 ??????????????????
      ronaldo have 110 million and i think it's a lot , i think have less

    • jooshep1
      jooshep1 5 years ago

      Nope this list is off he's 3rd with €132M , Ronaldo is second €168M