Top 50 richest Football players in the world

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Football is probably the most popular sport in the world. 200+ countries are credited under FIFA hence making the game by far the most played sport in the world. Almost everyone would have come across a football being kicked at least once since their childhood.

With popularity comes sponsors and money hence making football the richest sport in the world as well. The wealthiest footballers including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi make more than £350,000 in a week. This would mean that they would make £1 million from just their salary within 3 weeks. But at the same time, it takes a lot of dedication to reach the summit of World football.

In this article, we will have a look at the 50 richest football players in the world in 2022 and we will also see if they are currently playing or have already retired from the beautiful game.

50 richest Football players in the world

It is quite obvious that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would be at the top but there are a lot of surprise entrants in this list of the richest football players in the world. One of the biggest surprise names in this list is none other than Dave Whelan. Yes, we know you are wondering who that is? Well, let’s just say that the 85-year-old former Blackburn Rovers player put his money to good use.

Also in this list would be a few players who became legendary managers after their playing career. Hence without any further ado, let’s look at the top 50 richest football players in the world:

50. Ryan Giggs Net Worth

NameRyan Giggs
Date of Birth29 November 1973
Age48 years
PositionManager of Wales
StatusRetired as a player
CountryEngland
Net Worth$60m

49. Robinho Net Worth

NameRobson de Souza
Date of Birth25 January 1984
Age38 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$60m

48. Dani Alves Net Worth

NameDani Alves
Date of Birth6 May 1983
Age38 years
PositionDefender
ClubBarcelona
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$60m

47. Antoine Griezmann Net Worth

NameAntoine Griezmann
Date of Birth21 March 1991
Age30 years
PositionForward
ClubAtletico Madrid
CountryFrance
Net Worth$60m

46. Yaya Toure Net Worth

NameYaya Toure
Date of Birth13 May 1983
Age38 years
PositionAssistant Manager at Akhmat Grozny
StatusRetired as a player
CountryIvory Coast
Net Worth$70m

45. Sir Alex Ferguson Net Worth

NameSir Alex Ferguson
Date of Birth31 December 1941
Age80 years
PositionFormer Manager
StatusRetired
CountryScotland
Net Worth$70m

44. Radamel Falcao Net Worth

NameRadamel Falcao
Date of Birth10 February 1986
Age35 years
PositionForward
ClubRayo Vallecano
CountryColombia
Net Worth$70m

43. Oscar Net Worth

NameOscar dos Santos
Date of Birth9 September 1991
Age30 years
PositionMidfielder
ClubShanghai Port
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$70m

42. Luis Suarez Net Worth

NameLuis Suarez
Date of Birth24 January 1987
Age35 years
PositionForward
ClubAtletico Madrid
CountryUruguay
Net Worth$70m

41. John Terry Net Worth

NameJohn Terry
Date of Birth7 December 1980
Age41 years
PositionDefender
StatusRetired
CountryEngland
Net Worth$70m

40. Hulk Net Worth

NameGivanildo Vieira de Sousa
Date of Birth25 July 1986
Age35 years
PositionForward
ClubAtletico Mineiro
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$70m

39. Franck Ribery Net Worth

NameFranck Ribery
Date of Birth7 April 1983
Age38 years
PositionForward
ClubSalernitana
CountryFrance
Net Worth$70m

38. Rio Ferdinand Net Worth

NameRio Ferdinand
Date of Birth7 November 1978
Age43 years
PositionDefender
StatusRetired
CountryEngland
Net Worth$75m

37. David De Gea Net Worth

NameDavid De Gea
Date of Birth7 November 1990
Age31 years
PositionGoalkeeper
ClubManchester United
CountrySpain
Net Worth$75m

36. Sergio Ramos Net Worth

NameSergio Ramos
Date of Birth30 March 1986
Age35 years
PositionDefender
ClubParis Saint-Germain
CountrySpain
Net Worth$80m

35. Sergio Aguero Net Worth

NameSergio Aguero
Date of Birth2 June 1988
Age33 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountryArgentina
Net Worth$80m

34. Mario Balotelli Net Worth

NameMario Balotelli
Date of Birth12 August 1990
Age31 years
PositionForward
ClubAdana Demirspor
CountryItaly
Net Worth$80m

33. Gerard Pique Net Worth

NameGerard Pique
Date of Birth2 February 1987
Age34 years
PositionDefender
ClubBarcelona
CountrySpain
Net Worth$80m

32. Arjen Robben Net Worth

NameArjen Robben
Date of Birth23 January 1984
Age38 years
PositionWinger
ClubGroningen
CountryNetherlands
Net Worth$80m

31. Robert Lewandowski Net Worth

NameRobert Lewandowski
Date of Birth21 August 1988
Age33 years
PositionForward
ClubBayern Munich
CountryPoland
Net Worth$85m

30. Steven Gerrard Net Worth

NameSteven Gerrard
Date of Birth30 May 1980
Age41 years
PositionMidfielder/Manager at Aston Villa
StatusRetired as a player
CountryEngland
Net Worth$90m

29. Ronaldinho Net Worth

NameRonaldinho Gaucho
Date of Birth21 March 1980
Age41 years
PositionMidfielder
StatusRetired
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$90m

28. Mohamed Salah Net Worth

NameMohamed Salah
Date of Birth15 June 1992
Age29 years
PositionWinger
ClubLiverpool
CountryEgypt
Net Worth$90m

27. Kaka Net Worth

NameRicardo Kaka
Date of Birth22 April 1982
Age39 years
PositionMidfielder
StatusRetired as a player
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$90m

26. Frank Lampard Net Worth

NameFrank Lampard
Date of Birth20 June 1978
Age43 years
PositionMidfielder
StatusRetired as a player
CountryEngland
Net Worth$90m

25. Fernando Torres Net Worth

NameFernando Torres
Date of Birth20 March 1984
Age37 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountrySpain
Net Worth$90m

24. Fabio Capello Net Worth

NameFabio Capello
Date of Birth18 June 1946
Age75 years
PositionMidfielder/ Manager
StatusRetired
CountryItaly
Net Worth$90m

23. Didier Drogba Net Worth

NameDidier Drogba
Date of Birth11 March 1978
Age43 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountryIvory Coast
Net Worth$90m

22. Bastian Schweinsteiger Net Worth

NameBastian Schweinsteiger
Date of Birth1 August 1984
Age37 years
PositionMidfielder
StatusRetired
CountryGermany
Net Worth$90m

21. Samuel Eto’o Net Worth

NameSamuel Eto’o
Date of Birth10 March 1981
Age40 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountryCameroon
Net Worth$95m

20. Kylian Mbappe Net Worth

NameKylian Mbappe
Date of Birth20 December 1998
Age23 years
PositionForward
ClubParis Saint-Germain
CountryFrance
Net Worth$95m

19. Raul Gonzalez Net Worth

NameRaul Gonzalez
Date of Birth27 June 1977
Age44 years
PositionForward/Manager at Real Madrid Castilla
StatusRetired as a player
CountrySpain
Net Worth$100m

18. Philipe Lahm Net Worth

NamePhilippe Lahm
Date of Birth11 November 1983
Age38 years
PositionDefender
StatusRetired
CountryGermany
Net Worth$100m

17. Pele Net Worth

NameEdson Arantes (Pele)
Date of Birth23 October 1940
Age81 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$100m

16. Eden Hazard Net Worth

NameEden Hazard
Date of Birth7 January 1991
Age31 years
PositionForward
ClubReal Madrid
CountryBelgium
Net Worth$100m

15. Mesut Özil Net Worth

NameMesut Özil
Date of Birth15 October 1988
Age33 years
PositionMidfielder
ClubFenerbahce
CountryGermany
Net Worth$120m

14. Zinedine Zidane Net Worth

NameZinedine Zidane
Date of Birth23 June 1972
Age49 years
PositionMidfielder/Manager
StatusRetired as a player
CountryFrance
Net Worth$120m

13. Jose Mourinho Net Worth

NameJose Mourinho
Date of Birth26 January 1963
Age59 years
PositionManager of AS Roma
StatusRetired as a player
CountryPortugal
Net Worth$120m

12. Andreas Iniesta Net Worth

NameAndreas Iniesta
Date of Birth11 May 1984
Age37 years
PositionMidfielder
ClubVissel Kobe
CountrySpain
Net Worth$120m

11. Paul Pogba Net Worth

NamePaul Pogba
Date of Birth15 March 1993
Age28 years
PositionMidfielder
ClubManchester United
CountryFrance
Net Worth$125m

10. Thierry Henry Net Worth

NameThierry Henry
Date of Birth17 August 1977
Age44 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountryFrance
Net Worth$130m

9. Gareth Bale Net Worth

NameGareth Bale
Date of Birth16 July 1989
Age32 years
PositionForward
ClubReal Madrid
CountryWales
Net Worth$145m

8. Ronaldo Nazario Net Worth

NameRonaldo Nazario
Date of Birth22 September 1976
Age45 years
PositionForward
StatusRetired
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$160m

7. Wayne Rooney Net Worth

NameWayne Rooney
Date of Birth24 October 1985
Age36 years
PositionForward/Manager at Derby County
StatusRetired as a player
CountryEngland
Net Worth$170m

6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Net Worth

NameZlatan Ibrahimovic
Date of Birth3 October 1981
Age40 years
PositionForward
ClubAC Milan
CountrySweden
Net Worth$190m

5. Neymar Junior Net Worth

NameNeymar dos Santos Jr.
Date of Birth5 February 1992
Age30 years
PositionForward
ClubParis Saint-Germain
CountryBrazil
Net Worth$200m

4. Dave Whelan Net Worth

NameDave Whelan
Date of Birth24 November 1936
Age85 years
PositionDefender
StatusRetired
CountryEngland
Net Worth$210m

3. David Beckham Net Worth

NameDavid Beckham
Date of Birth2 May 1975
Age46 years
PositionMidfielder
StatusRetired
CountryEngland
Net Worth$450m

2. Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth

NameCristiano Ronaldo
Date of Birth5 February 1985
Age37 years
PositionForward
ClubManchester United
CountryPortugal
Net Worth$500m

1. Lionel Messi Net Worth

NameLionel Messi
Date of Birth24 June 1987
Age37 years
PositionForward
ClubParis Saint-Germain
CountryArgentina
Net Worth$600m

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