Richest Soccer Player – After much research on the amount footballers earn, Although clubs don’t reveal the exact figures, but these figures also include bonuses and incentives plus match fee etc.
We were able to put together the list of top highest paid footballers in the world, their weekly salaries and how much they earn from endorsement deals.
Richest Soccer Player – Highest Paid Footballers in the World
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £288,000 a week (After tax)
He earns a massive £288,000 a week wages with his current Real Madrid contract and that is after tax. It has been reveled that he owns most of his image rights with the club at the same time he has many endorsement deals with major brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, Castrol, Konami, Motorola, Herbalife, KFC, Tag Heuer, Emirates, Armani etc.
Ronaldo has recently launched his very own underwear brand called CR7 which increase him yearly income.
2. Lionel Messi – £275,000 a week (After tax)
Lionel Messi also enjoy a massive pay hike just as he renewed his recent contract extension with FC barcelona which makes him worlds second highest paid footballer with weekly salary of £275,000.
Messi has many endorsement deals like Adidas, Turkish Airlines, Pepsi Herbalife, EA Sports, Dolce & Gabanna, Gillette, of which most major brands are the competitors of ronaldos brand, for example Messi endorses Pepsi while ronaldo endorse Coca Cola, Messi has Adidas as his sponsor while ronaldo has Nike. This makes them both of them to competite both on and off the field.
3. Wayne Rooney – £250,000 a week
Rooney is the highest paid footballer in premier league and 3rd highest paid player in the world. He extended his contract deal last year to stay with United which earns him a weekly salary of around £255,000, although his overall stock has come down dramatically after couple of poor seasons with United.
His major endorsement deal include Nike, Coca Cola, and EA Sports.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – £250,000 a week
This Swedish professional football player is an internet sensation. He is one of the highest paid players in the world with weekly salary of around £250,000 which is almost equals Wayne Rooney figures.
He enjoys lucrative endorsement deals with Adidas just as his Nike deal expired.
Falcao joined Manchester United in the summer for a record loan deal of around £16 million. His weekly salary is the same like Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie which is £250,000 a week.
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Other World Richest Soccer Player include:
Yaya Toure £230,000
Sergio Aguero £230,000
Luis Suarez £220,000
David Silva £210,000
Gareth Bale £200,000
Angel Di Maria £200,000
Thiago Silva £185,000
Eden Hazard £185,00
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