The most played game of the world, Football is undoubtedly the most popular game of the earth too. The most prestigious FIFA World Cup is also the most watched sports event in the world. The club games throughout the world also create the highly popular matches. The Footballers are highly paid by the national team and their respective clubs. They also get lucrative endorsement. Here are the Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2015.
10. Thierry Henry
The former French Striker has the net worth of £ 47 million as of date. He has recently inked a deal with the American Soccer Club, New York Red Bulls for yearly £ 2.6 million. He has line of endorsements like Puma, Red Bull, EA Sports, Gillette, Renault and Pepsi.
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9. Gianluigi Buffon
The stylish Goalkeeper of Italy is the 9th on the list. He also plays for Juventus FC. His net worth is around £52 million. He has inked the deal with his club for £3.7 million salary. He endorses brands like Puma, Pepsi and Fiat.
8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The Swedish Striker has net worth of £57 million. He plays for the Paris Saint Germain FC alongside the national team. He was hired for $12.4 million yearly salary by the club. He endorses brands like Bonnier, Volvo and Nike.
The Brazilian Mid Fielder is on 7th in the list. He plays for Atletico Minerio in the Brazilian League. He is paid £2.2 million yearly salary. He has series of endorsements like Pepsi, Nike, Gatorade, Coca Cola, EA Sports and others.
6. Neymar Jr
Termed as the future of Brazil, Neymar Jr, winger of Brazil National Team is on the 6th in the list. He plays for Spanish Club Barcelona FC and gets £7.2 million yearly salary. His net worth is around £66 million.
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5. Ricardo Kaka
The stylish and dependable midfielder of Brazil, Ricardo Kaka has net worth of £67.5 million. His net worth of contract for AC Milan is around £4.7 million per year. He has modeling contract with Armani for £5.5 million per year. Apart from it he endorses many brands like EA Sports, Sony, and Adidas among others.
4. Wayne Rooney
One of the most popular footballers of England is on 4th in the list. His total worth is around £69 million. He is signed to play Manchester United and he gets £300,000 per week as salary. His endorsements are like Nike, Samsung, Harper Collins are among many.
3. Samuel Eto’o
He is the striker of Cameroon and has net worth of £70 million. He plays for English Club Everton and gets £16.5 million yearly salary. His endorsements are like Puma, John Richmond and Ford.
2. Lionel Messi
Probably the most popular footballer and highly paid Argentinean Forward, Lionel Messi is on the 2nd in the list. His net worth is £120.5 million and plays for Spanish Club Barcelona FC for £15.7 million yearly salary. He has huge numbers of endorsements like Turkish Airlines, Samusng, Gillette, Gatorade and many others.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
The forward and the skipper of Portugal Cristinao Ronaldo is the top of the list. His net worth is £122 million. He plays for Real Madrid FC for £14.7 million yearly salary. His endorsements are Armani, Castrol, KFC and many others.
All the footballers are champion athletes and immensely popular in the world.