Top 5 Richest Footballers in the World 2023 (Current)

Top 5 Richest Footballers in the World 2023

This post contains the list of top 5 richest footballers in the world, and their net worth, salaries of wealthy soccer players that play in top football clubs in Europe as of 2023 according to Forbes and Goal.

messi and cristiano ronaldo richest footballers

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the richest footballers in the world

Recently, recently released their annual “Goal Rich List,” which also according to Forbes list of wealthiest football players provides a detailed look at which players make the highest amount of money, including the source of their fortune.

This list of richest soccer players on planet earth takes into consideration their salaries, endorsement deals, and their current investment that these world’s rich football players have. Trust me, you might not be surprised as to who is the current richest footballer in the world as these top 5 players currently ply their trade in the world’s richest football clubs in Europe.

Current List of Top (5) Five Wealthiest Soccer Players in the World

5. Paul Pogba

Net Worth: $200 million

Paul Pogba currently plays as a midfielder for both the English Premier League Team, Manchester United and French national team. He was formerly a Juventus FC player before he signed for Manchester.

See The Current Top Earners in the English Premier League 2023

For those wanting to know how Paul Pogba became one of England’s richest footballer, it was a deal he signed for Manchester United that saw him earn $100 million.  Pogba’s weekly salary is now $25 million yearly aside his $4.5m from endorsements.

4. Gareth Bale

Net Worth: $250 million

Bale’s iconic bicycle kick against Liverpool in the 2018 champions league final will forever be remembered but in football world, Bale is currently fourth world’s richest footballer.

He currently plays for Real Madrid after a record transfer fee of 90 million Euros from Tottenham Hotspur. Although, it seems rumours are flying that Bale might quit the spanish giants due to his injuries, his current salary yearly is $28.6 million according to Forbes.

Most of his wealth are from endorsement deals and investments. According to Goal, Bale’s sponsorship deals worth $6m

3. Neymar Jnr.

Net Worth: $300 million

On the list of richest footballers in the planet is Neymar who was seen as the successor of Ronaldinho in Brazil and Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona, but moved to PSG in France. He became one of the most popular footballers in the world when he joined Barcelona Football Club in an undisclosed fee. His skills with the ball and on the pitch is a joy to watch.

Neymar earns $73 million a year according to Forbes apart from his many endorsement deals worth $17m. As of writing this post, Neymar’s age is just 26 years old and is even rumored to be pushing for a move back to FC Barcelona.

2. Lionel Messi

Current Net Worth: $500 million

Lionel Messi is regarded by many as the all time best football player on planet earth that has graced the game. What he does on the pitch is second to none. The way he dribbles, his free-kicks, goals and records he set will remain on the sands of history till God sends another magician to undo it.

He is also a businessman. His contract with Barcelona sees him earn $50 million a year apart from his numerous endorsement deals with brands such as Adidas, Samsung, Gillette, Gatorade, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Messi is arguably one of the two-best soccer players in history and in the world, winning five Ballon d’Or awards which has already entered the Guiness World Record. He is the second richest footballer player in the world.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Current Net Worth: $1 billion

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo tops the 5 world’s richest footballers. He is also regarded as one of the richest athletes in the world who recently hit the billionaire mark. Mostly known for his speed with the ball, Ronaldo is one of the best players in football. Most times, people often ask especially on Google- Who is the best between C.Ronaldo and Messi?. But the answer to that question has never been answered.

Juventus pays him a whopping €30 million per year currently aside tax and bonuses. He has his own clothing line, perfume and is also a super-model. Ronaldo also loves acting which he promised to do in Hollywood when he retires from football. He is the first footballer to hit the $1 billion USD mark and also the celebrity with the highest followers on instgram

Apart from these list of top 5 wealthy Footballers in the world, below is a table that shows the top 20 richest football players and their worth this 2023

2019 Top 20 Richest Footballers in the World

No Player Revenues ($)
1. Cristiano Ronaldo 93 Million
2. Messi 86 Million
3. Ibrahimovic 37 Million
4. Neymar 36 Million
5. Bale 34 Million
6. Rooney 26 Million
7. Agüero 24 Million
8. Suarez 23 Million
9. Hazard 22 Million
10. Fabregas 21 Million
11. James Rodriguez 21 Million
12. Yaya Touré 20 Million
13. Falcao 19 Million
14. Thiago Silva 18 Million
15. Ozil 18 Million
16. Schweinsteiger 18 Million
17. Di Maria 18 Million
18. Van Persie 17 Million
19. David Silva 17 Million
20. Sami Nasri 15 Million

Lionel Messi is now the world’s highest paid player with a salary of £615,000 per week. Neymar is the second with £515,000 recently signed after his move to Paris Saint Germain. Cristiano Ronaldo is the third highest paid football player in the world with as rumors of a whopping £500,000 salary a week after he moved from Real Madrid to Juventus FC in a 4 year deal.

Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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