There is no doubt that football is the sport that attracts the most fans and sponsors worldwide. In fact, the sport is said to attract over 250 million viewers globally. As a result, of course, the best football players can expect to live an extremely luxurious life. The truth is that the highest football players are among the highest-paid athletes throughout the world.
Not only do the players make money from the massive audience and sponsors that come with it. With all the money football players earn, of course, they can afford to have fun on casinos, via investments and other profitable ways. Everything to make their fortune the biggest.
So, who are the world’s 5 richest football players 2021? Let us have a look at the current list.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
It probably does not come as a surprise that the world’s richest football player today is Cristiano Ronaldo with a current net worth of $500 million. Ronaldo is a Portuguese world star who had his breakthrough in Manchester United and then later moved to Real Madrid. He has been involved in the sport for 15 years now and is at the moment representing Juventus.
2. Lionel Messi
In second place we find no one else but one of the world’s best players of all time – Lionel Messi. This generation-defining, Argentinian football player’s net worth is over $400 million. He plays for FC Barcelona and is often regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, which should not be shocking to anyone who has seen a game in which Messi is involved.
3. Neymar Jr
Neymar Jr has played for the biggest football clubs such as Santos and Barcelona and is considered one of the most famous football players despite his young age. At the moment he plays in Paris Saint-German FC as well as Brazil’s men’s national team. He lands on third place of the world’s richest football players with a net worth of $200 million, and the worth seems to do nothing but increase.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović, “Ibra”, is ranked as the fourth richest football player 2021. He played for Manchester United 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, whereas he scored 29 goals in 53 games as a United player. At the moment he plays for AC Milan and Sweden’s men’s national team. His net worth is currently $190 million, which shows that the “veterans” still have something to say when it comes to football.
5. Wayne Rooney
Last but not least we have the former British footballer Wayne Rooney with an estimated net worth of $170 million. This man has won Premier League five times as well as received many honours such as Premier League Player of the Season and FIFA’s Most Valuable Player of the Final. Rooney has recently stopped playing himself and is now manager for Derby County. It will be exciting to see which of the other players that will take his spot soon.