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Being a good football player does not allow you to be very rich. Recently, athletes are making a lot of money, however, talent does not always mean instant financial success.
Based on celebritynetworth.com, forbes.com, and money.com, here is a list of the richest football players in the world.
5. Wayne Rooney – $ 170 million
The peak of Rooney’s career is long gone, but still, in 2022, he remains one of the richest footballers in the world. The legend made most of his capital playing for the Englishman Manchester United. Through 13 seasons with the Red Devils, Owen repeatedly ended his contract, eventually becoming the top player in the Premier League. His most notable contract was worth about 15 million euros per year, and he made .6 23.6 million from advertising. In 2020, Rooney joined Derby County as a player and coach. In January 2021, Owen announced that he had officially stopped playing and became the full-time coach of Derby. All the updates of his career are available in Bookmaker Rating India.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $ 190 million
Zlatan is known for his bizarre attitude and for playing for Inter from 2006 to 2009. From Inter, Ibra moved to Barcelona and then to Italy, to Milan. In 2012, Zlatan moved to PSG and gradually became one of the richest footballers. Over the next five years, he made around 15 15 million a year – first at PSG, then at Manchester United. In 2017, Ibrahimovic settled for a low salary of 6.5 million euros at Manchester United and in 2018 he moved to the United States – in the American Los Angeles Galaxy. In 2022, 40-year-old Ibra plays for Milan and still shows a great drama for fair money. Sweden currently earns 6 million euros. Zlatan also monetizes other sources, such as Nivea, Nike and Microsoft ads.
3. Neymar – $ 200 million
After Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar is one of the leading stars of his era. However, the Brazilian footballer has not yet opened up 100% of his chances. Neymar moved to PSG after an exceptional game for Barcelona. He scored a lot of goals there but also suffered a lot. On the field, the Brazilian footballer often imitates and clashes with the judges, and off the field he reveals that he wants to return to Barcelona. Despite his tough character, Neymar is one of the richest footballers in the world. PSG have spent 222 million euros on the player and offered a generous salary – under the deal Neymar receives 70 70 million a year and another 25 25 million for advertising.
2. Lionel Messi – 400 million
Considered by many to be the best footballer in history. The Argentine became a free agent after leaving Barcelona in 2021. Messi left Camp Nou to join PSG. The French team has offered Leo a net annual salary of $ 41 million. The agreement was signed for two years and could be extended for another year.
Cristiano Ronaldo – $ 500 million
In the summer of 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive player in EPL history when he signed a two-year deal with Manchester United. Thus, he returned to England after ten years with Real Madrid and Juventus. Although the Red Devils are not at their height at the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo should not worry about his funding. Much like Lionel Messi, Ronaldo has received a two-year deal with the possibility of an extension for another year.
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