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Richest Footballers in 2020

Mon 31 August 2020 | 9:30

Many professional and successful football players in the world are earning a lot of money annually. But who are the richest footballers in 2020?

 

When it comes to the money and luxury lifestyle, footballers are the leading celebrities. Football is one of the most popular and exciting sports in the world. The world's best clubs spend a lot of money to succeed and to win championships. Most professional footballers, who play for big teams, earn a lot of money for what they do on the pitch. Many successful footballers earn big money.

Great footballers around the world are generally doing well in the financial aspect. From 

Ronaldo

, who grew up in a poor environment, to 

Neymar

 who was surrounded by poverty, are known to everyone. Their high skills make it possible for them to earn several million dollars and now their Luxury homes, expensive cars, full bank account, and luxury vacations are in the focus of football fans all the time.

In this article today we are going to find out who are the

richest footballers in 2020

.

Wealthiest football players around the world

Unlike the previous years, when Ronaldo was at the top of the list all the time, this year a not so well-known East Asian player is in the first place. 

1- Faiq Bolkiah

  • Net Worth: $ 20 billion

  • Age: 22

  • Birth Date: 9 May 1998

  • Country of origin: Brunei

  • Source of Wealth: Professional Soccer Player

It may seem strange to many to put this Asian player at the top of the list of the richest footballers in 2020, but it is true. The young

Leicester City

player is considered to be the richest player in the world of football. Faiq is the world’s richest football player in 2020 not by his skills in football, but by heritage. The sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah is the uncle of Faiq's father. Faiq Bolkiah's net worth is estimated to be 20 Billion dollars, which makes him the

richest footballer in the world in 2020

.

2- Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Net Worth: $460 Million

  • Age: 34

  • Birth Date: February 5, 1985

  • Country of Origin: Portugal

  • Source of Wealth: Professional Soccer Player

Contrary to many people's expectations, Ronaldo is the second person in the list of the

richest footballers in 2020.

Ronaldo's childhood wasn't often easy for him. He was born in a poor family and his Mom had to work two jobs to maintain stability for the family.

At the age of 12, he started his career, and When he was 16 joined

Manchester United

for 12 million pounds. In 2009 he left Red Devil and moved to Real Madrid for $132 million, the Portuguese star’s skills and record-breaking continued to grow with

Real Madrid

.

In 2018, after nine years Ronaldo left Real Madrid, and with a four-year deal worth $64 annually, he joined

Juventus

an Italian club that sold 520,000 Ronaldo jerseys worth over $60 million within 24 hours of release.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not only one of the most lucrative football players, but also one of the most lucrative celebrities on social media. He has nearly 200 million followers on Instagram.

His lifetime deal with Nike and his lucrative CR7 brand brought him millions of dollars.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is roughly $460 million, making him one of the

current richest footballers in the world

.

3- David Beckham

  • Net Worth: $450 Million

  • Age: 44

  • Birth Date: May 2, 1975

  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom

  • Source of Wealth: Professional Soccer Player

The 44 former footballer is still the one of the

richest footballers in 2020.

David Beckham is an English retired professional footballer who has played great football clubs such as Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid,

Milan

, LA

Galaxy

, Paris Saint-Germain.

During his 20-year-old career, Beckham won 19 significant trophies.

He signed a $160 million lifetime deal with Adidas in 2003.

In 2013 he retired from professional football and has ranked among the highest earners in football as well. The English footballer bought an MLS expansion team for $25 million in 2014.

Much of his revenue came from his advertising contracts with Samsung, Adidas, Pepsi, H&M, and other major brands.

Beckham became more famous for marrying Victoria, Someone with a fortune of more than $ 450 million.

As of 2020, David Beckham’s net worth is $450 million, making him one of the

richest footballers in 2020.

4- Lionel Messi

  • Net Worth: $400 Million

  • Age: 32

  • Birth Date: June 24, 1987

  • Country of Origin: Argentina

  • Source of Wealth: Professional Soccer Player   

The next

richest footballer in the world in 2020

is Lionel Messi, who is now one of the best and richest soccer players of all time. Argentinian abilities such as dribble the ball and his goal-scoring are known to everyone. The Argentine superstar of the Spanish football team Barcelona is considered one of the richest footballers in the world in 2020, apart from his high skills in football.

When it comes to personal fortunes Messi is in fourth place.

His fortune is estimated at $ 400 million, and he earns € 8.3 million per month from Barcelona. He earns around € 100 million a year. Apart from this income, Lionel Messi also earns over 100 million Euros through advertising on social media. He is one of the advertising models of the world's leading brands such as Adidas and Pepsi.

He has a net worth of $400 million dollars in 2020, which makes him one of the current richest footballers in the world

5- Dave Whelan

  • Net worth $220 million

  • Age: 83

  • Birth Date: 24 November 1936

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

Whelan is the one the

wealthiest footballers around the world in 2020

. The 83-year-old has played for

Blackburn Rovers

from 1956-60 and Crow Alexandra until 1966 throughout his football career.

After retirement from football, Local businessman and former professional footballer opened up a series of supermarkets called Whelan's Discount Stores.

The former English footballer purchased the Wigan Club in 1995 for £1 million. He sold the club to Hong Kong-based International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) in 2018.

Dave Whelan's net worth is estimated at $ 220 million, making him the current richest footballers in the world

6- Alexandre Pato

  • Net worth: $145 million

  • Age: 33

  • Birth Date: 2 December 1989

  • Country of origin: Brazil

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

Alexandre Pato started a career in football at the age of 16 and became a star by brilliant games in the Brazilian Under-20 Tournament. Pato helped the Brazilian national team in 2007 and has been called up to the national team on most occasions since then. Pato has 10 national goals in his record.

By 2020, the net worth of Alexandre Pato is estimated at $ 145 million, making him one of the richest footballers in 2020 in the world on the list.

7- Wayne Rooney

  • Net worth: $145 million

  • Age: 35

  • Birth Date: 2 October 1985

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

As one of the most successful footballers of all time, Wayne Rooney 35, is also one of the top ten wealthiest footballers around the world in 2020. The English striker wins many titles in football.

In 2002 Rooney started his career in

Everton

and moved to Red Devils for £25.6 million in 2004. Due to nearly two decades' presence in the Premier League, English football fans love him very much.

In 2018, he left the premier league a lucrative move to American club D.C. in Washington that he earned $3.5m a year before returning to England.

Rooney's annual salary at Derby is approximately £50,000 a week and over £200,000 a month.

In 2010, the value of his four main contracts with Nike, Harper Collins, EA Sports, and Coca-Cola was worth over £2.5 million.

Wayne Rooney’s net worth is estimated to $145 million, making him one of the richest footballers in 2020.

8- Gareth Bale

  • Net worth: $125 million

  • Age: 30

  • Birth Date: 16 July 1989

  • Country of origin: Wales

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

Gareth Bale, a professional footballer from Wales is considered one of the richest footballers in 2020. A 30-year-old footballer is one of the most successful footballers on the pitch. In the football world, his abilities such as physical fitness, strength, heading ability are known as football fans.

At the age of 16, the Welsh footballer started his career with

Southampton

then moved to

Tottenham

. In 2013 Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for € 91 million. This contract made him the most expensive footballer in history until the end of the 2015-2016 season.

Bale won four Champions League titles and two La Liga titles. Perhaps the most memorable moments of Bale's at Real Madrid was his spectacular 2 goals in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

In 2014, he signed a new deal with the Adidas worth £20m for six years.

Bale, like many of the world's great footballers, has launched his own brand.

Garth bale net worth is roughly 125 million dollars, which makes him the 8th richest footballer in 2020 in the world.

9- Francesco Totti

  • Net worth: $101.6 million

  • Age: 43

  • Birth Date : 27 September 1976

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

The former Italian football star is already on the list of richest football players in the world in 2020. In Italian league history, the 43-year-old is considered as the second-best scorer of all time. An Italian has earned a good fortune due to spending 21 of his 25 years of his professional career in Rome. In 1998-1999 season, he was named Player of the Year, and a year later was named Italy's Footballer of the Year, receiving a Ballon Dover nomination.

As of 2020, Francesco Totti's net worth is estimated at approximately 101.6 Million dollars, making him one of the

wealthiest football players around the world in 2020

.

10- Pele

  • Net worth: $100 million

  • Age: 79

  • Birth Date: 23 October 1940

  • Country of origin: brazil

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

There are few people in the world of football, who have not heard the name Pele.

The Brazilian star is one of the wealthiest footballers around the world in 2020. During his professional football career, he won many titles such as three

FIFA World Cups

in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

He has scored 72 goals in 92 games and holds the record for his country.

Pele's net worth is roughly $100 Million dollars, making him one of the richest footballers in 2020.

11- Eden Hazard

  • Net worth: $100 million

  • Age: 29

  • Birth Date: 7 January 1991

  • Country of origin: Belgium

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

The next on our list of

the richest football players in the world in 2020

is Eden Hazard. Hazard is a professional football player from Belgium, who is considered one of the richest footballers around the world in 2020

The 29-year-old started his professional career for his hometown club at the age of four and then he moved to Tubes. In 2012, Hazard transferred to Chelsea and won many titles. He joined Real Madrid for €150 million and won La Liga in his first season.

The Belgian star has contracts with Nike and Electronic Arts. As of 2020, Eden Hazard’s net worth is roughly $100 million, making him one of the richest footballers in 2020.

12- Kaka

  • Net worth: $95 million

  • Age: 38

  • Birth Date: 22 April 1982

  • Country of origin: Brazil  

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

He is a Brazilian football player who was named the World Player of the Year by FIFA in 2007. He started his football career at the age of 8. In 2008, he moved to Milan and became the highest-paid footballer in the world, with an annual income from the game alone amounting to €8 million.

Kaka’s net worth is estimated at $95 Million, making him the 12th richest football player around the world in 2020.

13. Samuel Eto

  • Net worth: $95 million

  • Age: 39

  • Birth Date: 10 march 1981

  • Country of origin: Cameroonian

  • Source of wealth: Professional Soccer Player

one of the greatest African players of all time is Samuel Eto who is one of the richest football players in 2020.

Eto first started his career for his country's team. Then he joined Real Madrid in Spain but he wasn't successful there.

He joined

Real Mallorca

on loan, and after playing great games for the team and scoring six goals in 13 games, he signed a permanent contract in 2000. At Real Mallorca, Eto broke the record for goals scored by scoring 54 goals. Eto finally joined Barcelona in 2004 with a € 24 million deal.

Eto’s net worth is estimated at $95 Million, making him one of the richest footballers in 2020.

These men are known to everyone. What do you think about their salary and incomes? Let us know in the comment section below.

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