The American magazine Forbes has published the rating with the richest footballer in the world. Do you want to learn who is the richest footballer in the world today? Look at the players having the highest income.
Richest footballers in the world
• Fàbregas Soler.
The midfielder of Chelsea Cesc Fabregas who has signed the new contract with the London club closes ten rich men. For 2016, the 29-year-old Spaniard was enriched for 16 million Euros thanks to a salary and bonuses in Chelsea and 5 million Euros due to advertising contracts with sponsors – Puma and Beats by Dr. Dre.
• Eden Hazard.
Fàbregas’ partner in Chelsea Eden Hazard has filled up the account for 22 million Euros. The Belgian forward has received 18 million Euros from this sum in the form of salary and bonuses in the London club. 4 million more Euros Azar has got with the help of advertising. Eden has contracts with Nike, Topps, Lotus Bakeries, Sina Sports. By hearsay, ‘Real’ is ready to raise Azar in the rating of rich men. However, a game of the Belgian in the current season can frighten off potential buyers. In the Champions League, the championship and the Cup of England Azar has scored only 6 goals and has given 8 assists for 42 matches.
• Luís Suárez.
The forward of Barcelona and the national team of Uruguay have settled down on the eighth line with total income in 23 million Euros. The salary and bonuses in Catalan club have increased the personal account of the player by 18 million Euros, and the remained 5 million Euros are advertising money. The 29-year-old Uruguayan has contracts with Adidas, Pepsi, Abitab. It is more than other participants of Barcelona.
• Sergio Aguero.
The forward of Manchester City Sergio Aguero earns less than the main Argentina star of Leo Messi, but he also has huge sums. The revenue of Aguero has made 24 million Euros. The salary and bonuses in the English club have brought to the 27-year-old player 17 million Euros, and sponsors have added 7 million Euros. He has agreements with Puma, Pepsi, and EA Sports. In a year, he has scored 29 goals and has given 5 assists in 43 matches of different tournaments.
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• Wayne Rooney.
Another resident of Manchester, but at the same time the player of MU Wayne Rooney has increased the fortune approximately for 26 million Euros. He has cost club two tens millions, and other money has arrived from advertising agreements. Rooney is trusted by such companies as Nike and Harper Collins. The forward has scored 14 goals and has given 5 assists in 40 matches of the season.
• Gareth Bale.
The national team of Wales is proud of the star and the richest football player in the country Gareth Bale. The Welshman has earned 34 million Euros for the last year. The salary, and also bonuses from Real have provided 24 million Euros to Bale, and sponsor's contracts with Adidas, BT Sport, Sony Xperia, Ziptel – 10 million Euros. Bale concedes only to Cristiano Ronaldo in the Madrid club. Bale's statistics is worthy the high income: in 29 games for ‘Real’ he has scored 19 goals and 14 times has acted as the successful assistant.
Critics and even some of Neymar’s partners in Barcelona accuse the Brazilian forward that he thinks more of personal interests than of command ones. Perhaps, it has the element of truth. Neymar even receives more serious money on the party. From 36 million Euros for a year the salary and bonuses in Catalan club have given him 14 million Euros, and here Neymar has earned 22 million Euros on personal contracts with sponsors of Nike, Rexona, Clear, and Panasonic.
• Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The forward of Sweden national team is one of the three of the highest paid football players in the world. 37 million Euros have arrived at Ibrahimovic’s account in 2016. The Paris Club has enriched the 34-year-old player for 30 million Euros with a salary and bonuses, and sponsors represented by Nike, Volvo, and Vitamin Well have added on to this amount 7 million Euros more. In the current season, he has broken his own record of effectiveness. In total, he has played 49 matches, has scored 46 goals and has given 18 goal passes.
• Lionel Messi.
According to many fans and experts, Messi is the best player in the history of soccer. But on earnings for 2016, the forward of Barcelona and Argentina national team takes only the second place with 77 million Euros, according to a research. This is the unbelievable amount! The salary and bonuses from Barcelona have made 51 million Euros. Advertising contracts with Adidas, Gatorade, Lays, EA Sports, and Turkish Airlines have added 26 million Euros to these. Fans have seen 41 goals and 24 goal passes in 47 matches of the Champions League, Examples, and cup tournaments in the current season by Messi.
Who is the richest footballer in the world?
But who is the richest footballer in the world presently? This is Cristiano Ronaldo, of course. The Portuguese already was at the financial top. His income in a year is 82 million Euros. He has received 53 million Euros from Real in the form of a salary and bonuses. Advertising agreements with Nike, Tag Heuer, Herbalife, Clear For Men, Pestana Hotel Group and Capital have increased a fortune of the 31-year-old forward for yet another 29 million Euros.
As you see, Ronaldo became the leader of the rating again. His salary is the highest in the world of soccer now. We can only to stake whether he will become the richest player again in 2017.