2015 World Highest-Paid Football Players (Earnings, Salary, Endorsements & Sponsors)

2015 World Highest-Paid Football Players – Soccer is one of the Most Popular sports in the world, which is counted among the best paid sports of modern days. It has about 250 million viewership worldwide. Football players get huge attention from the crowd especially from the football fans besides their extremely high yearly income. They not only enjoy popularity, but also a huge pay.

Elite soccer players of various famous clubs also boost their yearly income besides their salary from the national teams and the clubs, with their huge endorsements and advertisement fees from megabrands such as Nike, Adidas, Pepsi, Volvo and various other companies. Now, Below are the 2015 World Highest-Paid Football Players.

1.  Cristiano Ronaldo of  Real Madrid
2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersThis Portugal and Real Madrid star was awarded the 2013 Ballon d’Or, the sport’s highest individual honor and his second in his career, after scoring 69 goals in 59 club and country competitions last year. Real Madrid rewarded him with a record 5-year contract worth $206 million. Add to that his commercially good looks that have landed him mega sponsorships like his recent deal with Tag Heuer and a personal brand of underwear labeled CR7, and Ronaldo catapults not just to the top of the highest earning soccer players but among the highest paid athletes in the world.

Earnings: $73 million
Salary: $49 million
Endorsements: $24 million
Major Sponsors: Nike, Samsung, Tag Heuer, Fly Emirates, Herbalife

2.  Lionel Messi, Barcelona

2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersArgentine national soccer player Lionel Andrés Messi is widely known as the Leo Messi and currently plays for Barcelona in the Spanish Liga BBVA. After a record four consecutive years as the Ballon d’Or winner, Messi finished runner up in 2013. Sponsors like Adidas, who launched his signature shoe last year, and Turkish Airlines, who has him most recently appearing with NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a selfie shootout commercial, have invested heavily in Barcelona’s prolific goal scorer. In turn so have the Spanish tax authorities who investigated him and his father for image rights tax evasion and ordered him to pay $6.5 million. He’s on the verge of signing his 7th contract since 2005 that is set to match his nemesis Ronaldo’s pay and extend his stay at Camp Nou beyond 2018.

Earnings: $65 million
Salary: $42 million
Endorsements: $23 million
Major Sponsors: Adidas, Samsung, Pepsi, Turkish Airlines, Herbalife

3.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain

2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersThe Swedish striker ended his season last year with Paris Saint-Germain as Ligue 1’s top scorer with 30 goals, the first to reach that feat in over 20 years, and was named its player of the year. He then penned a 1-year extension on the 3-year deal he inked with the club in 2012. Despite scoring two goals in a playoff against Portugal in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, Sweden lost and failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. He made up for the lack of sponsorships typically signed ahead of that competition with the hype surrounding a commercial for fellow Swede Volvo.

Earnings: $343 million
Salary: $30 million
Endorsements: $4 million
Major Sponsors: Nike, Volvo

4.  Neymar Jr, Barcelona
2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersThe Brazilian wunderkind’s much anticipated move to Barcelona in June of last year ultimately lead to the indictment and resignation of the club’s president Sandro Rosell for covering up the full transfer cost. As a result the club lifted its confidentiality clause and revealed Neymar Jr’s signing was worth $124 million, $50 million more than originally reported thanks to several hands involved including Neymar Sr and his former Brazialian club Santos. Of it the player will get $74 million in salary over five years, $13 million of which is a signing bonus. Recent signings include Castrol, Police sunglasses and L’Oreal who released the cologne, Drakkar Noir by Neymar.

Earnings: $28 million
Salary: $12 million
Endorsements: $16 million
Major Sponsors: Nike, Castrol, Panasonic, L’Oreal, Volkswagen

5.   Radamel Falcao, AS Monaco
Radamel FalcaoAfter his prolific scoring tear at Atletico Madrid last season in which he scored 34 goals in 41 caps for the club, the Colombian striker nicknamed El Tigre (The Tiger) left Spain’s La Liga for France. The 28-year old struck a 5-year deal that doubled his salary with AS Monaco, bankrolled by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Earnings: $26 million
Salary: $23 million
Endorsements: $3 million
Major Sponsors: Puma, Samsung, Gillette

 

6.  Gareth Bale, Real Madrid
2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersReal Madrid spent $118 million last September to sign the 24-year old Welshman from English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in the second largest transfer of the year after Neymar’s move to Barca. It was revealed that his parents, as co-directors with him of a holding company, made $3 million from the 6-year deal that pays him up to $456,000 in weekly wages. When not playing on TV, Bale will be in front of the camera for BT Sport doing commentary as part of a 3-year deal he signed with the sports broadcaster.

Earnings: $24 million
Salary: $15 million
Endorsements: $9 million
Major Sponsors: Adidas, EA Sports, Lucozade

7.  Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersRumblings last season of his transfer requests over disagreements with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, two offers from rival Chelsea and one from Arsenal were swept under the rug this past February when Man U rewarded 10-year veteran Rooney with a record 4-year contract extension worth up to $104 million. The deal also calls for the club’s commercial arm to work on the forward’s behalf to seek out lucrative individual endorsements which could help multiply his earnings. While he’s proven a fan favorite in terms of jersey sales, only Nike and Harper Collins have stuck around to cash in on his marketability.

Earnings: $22 million
Salary: $18 million
Endorsements: $4 million
Major Sponsors: Nike, Samsung, Harper Collins

8.  Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersAccording to the recent years’ salary statistics, Sergio Aguero earns a total of $21 million per year out of which $17 million comes as the salary from the club and he also earns $4 million from his endorsements each year. His current major sponsors are sports megabrand Puma, as well as Pepsi and Gillette for which he appeared in numerous ad campaigns throughout the world. The club already signed his extension till the 2017 football season. Puma made him their highest paid soccer player with an endorsement deal in 2011.

Earnings: $21 million
Salary: $17 million
Endorsements: $4 million
Major Sponsors: Puma, Pepsi, Gillette

9. Yaya Toure, Manchester City
2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersLast April Toure signed a new 4-year deal to stay at Eithad Stadium until 2017. It was reported he was fighting for respect not money, which could explain why the extension did not include an increase on his $334,000 a week salary. That fits his altruistic nature. The younger brother of Liverpool’s Yolo Toure has been outspoken about promoting causes important to his native Ivory Coast and the African continent. He puts his money where his mouth. He negotiated his Puma boots deal to include a charitable component where by clothing and shoes will be donated to underprivileged in West Africa.

Earnings: $21 million
Salary: $18 million
Endorsements: $3 million
Major Sponsor: Puma

10.  Fernando Torres, Chelsea
2015 World Highest-Paid Football PlayersThe 30-year old Spanish striker has been off form from the force he was four years ago at Liverpool which led to his average $200,000 a week contract with present club Chelsea. Speculation exists he will be on the move this summer after current manager Jose Mourinho passive aggressively publicly stated he needs a striker. If Torres moves it won’t be his only major change. Last year he switched boot sponsors, from Nike to Adidas, the official sponsor of the 2014 World Cup who was wise to attach itself to Spain, top-ranked in the world. He’s been front and center of their campaigns since last November and figures to feature prominently up to and throughout the tournament.

Earnings: $10 million
Salary: $17 million
Endorsements: $3 million
Major Sponsors: Adidas, Pepsi

Well if there are any increase or decrease happen in the players earnings we will updated with the new information .

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