Football is a game loved by many, with global attention ushers in a wave of endorsements and contracts by brands and football clubs from around the globe. We have taken time to put together 10 of the richest football players in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020 edition. Footballers are one of the most paid athletes in the sporting world, this is due to the massive viewership enjoyed by the sports world wide. Football cuts across multiple continents making it a unifying factor in many parts of the world. Often but not the most celebrated football players are not necessarily the wealthiest in the game. In our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020 we highlight with keen focus, the most bankable/ richest players in the year 2020.
The Richest Football Players In The World (2020)
10. Paul Pogba –Net Worth $85 Million
A player of great talent, Paul Pogba’s enchanting performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup was instrumental in his side’s victory in the most prestigious football tournament in world football. Currently playing for English side Manchester United, however Pogba’s antics have not translated into success for his club who are currently struggling in the English Premier League. Pogba is currently worth $85 million and receives £290,000 weekly. He also had endorsement deals with sportswear manufacturing giant, Adidas. This puts Paul Pogba at position 10 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
9. Eden Hazard – $100 Million
Just after his transfer to Real Madrid from EPL side, Chelsea, which was reportedly worth €100,000,000, Eden Hazard entered a 5 year deal with Los Blancos making him the club’s highest-paid signing. The Belgian national football team captain receives £400,000 weekly. Hazard has an endorsement deal with Nike, Topps and Electronics Arts. His net worth is valued at $100 million. This puts Eden Hazard at position 10 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
8. Andres Iniesta – $120 Million
Andres Iniesta is an all time favorite in Spain and a player of great repute.He has won a record 35 trophies including the World Cup and the UEFA Champions League and currently plays in Japan for Vissel Kobe. Iniesta earns $576,923 every week. The former Barcelona skipper has a net worth valued at $120 million. He also has endorsement deals with Japanese footwear brand, Asics. He is the proud owner Minuto 116, dubbed after the minute he scored in the 2010 World Cup final. This puts Andres Iniesta at position 8 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
7. Gareth Bale – $125 Million
Bale has had a strained relationship with Real Madrid head coach, Zinedine Zidane, who has shut the striker from his squad. Rumours suggest talks are in progress for Bale’s transfer to other clubs, majorly Chinese Super League clubs, which add him to the list of top footballers who have moved to China. Bale who still plays for Los Blancos earns £350,000 weekly and is reportedly worth $125 million. He has various endorsement deals with Adidas, Nissan, Konami and Lucozade. Bale had side hustles as a businessman, some of them include sports bar and restaurant based in Cardiff, called Elevens.
6. Wayne Rooney – $160 Million
In 2018, Rooney made his way up the ranks of Premier League stars to cross the Atlantic to feature in one of the fastest-rising football leagues in the world. Following his move to American Major League Soccer (MLS) football league, he immediately became one of the highest-paid footballers. Rooney is Currently at D.C. United and set to join Derby County at the beginning of next year, Rooney earns about £250,000. His net worth is valued at $160 million. He has endorsement deals with giants such as Samsung, Coca Cola, EA Sports and Nike. This puts Wayne Rooney at position 6 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
5. Neymar Jr. – $185 Million
Neymar Jr. had an amazing year in 2019. In2019 Neymar was accused of rape by a woman of Brazilian descent. The accusation took the world by surprise, but tensions dampened when the case was thrown out over lack of substantial evidence . Neymar earns €707,692 every week and is reportedly worth $185 million. He has endorsement deals with giants such as MasterCard, Gillette, Electronic Arts, Nike and McDonald’s. This puts Neymar Jr at position 5 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $190 Million
The name Ibrahimovic is synonymous with controversy, one of Europe’s finest, the man literally leaves a mark wherever he goes. The Swedish player who plays for LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer is reportedly earning $138,000 every week. He has a net worth of $190 million. He has endorsement deals with giants such as Nike, Nivea and also advertises Microsoft Xbox and Vitamin Well. This puts Neymar Jr at position 4 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
3. Lionel Messi – $400 Million
A s an Argentine skipper, Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers in football history, and probably the best in his time, the Barcelonian has to his list of achievements several trophies and individual laurels easily making him one of the most decorated footballers in the world. Messi reportedly earns a staggering $646,000 every week. His high earnings have made him one of the richest soccer players with a $400 million net worth. He has signed endorsement deals with giants such as Adidas, Pepsi, MasterCard and Huawei. This puts Lionel Messi at position 3 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $450 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team . Ronaldo is famously known as one of the best footballers in the world. The Portuguese forward has been in an intense rivalry with Argentinian skipper Lionel Messi for the best footballer of modern day football. Ronaldo who plays for Serie A side, Juventus reportedly earns $663,000 every week and has a net worth of $450 million. He has sponsorship deals with giants such as Nike, Electronic Arts, DAZN and Altice. This puts Lionel Messi at position 2 in our Top-10 Richest Football Players In The World 2020.
1. Faiq Bolkiah – $20 Billion
Faiq Jefri Bolkiah is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the reserve side of Premier League club Leicester City and the Brunei national team, Not known to many, Faiq Bolkiah is currently tops the list of the richest richest football players in the world. The 20-year-old footballer who originates from oil-rich Brunei plays for Leicester City and is the captain of the Brunei national team. He is the son of the Prince of Brunei, Jefri Bolkiah. Faiq Bolkiah is a member of Bolkiah dynasty estimated to worth about $20 billion USD. He reportedly earns about $1000 every week and he is sponsored by Nike according to his Instagram bio.