Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

Today we’re going to get you to the top 10 richest footballers of the current year. Love them of hate them, these players have climbed to the top by taking the game to another level. They have the style, the skills, the girls, and (last but not least) the bank accounts that we all want and can only dream about.

You have probably heard of these players, they have been killing it in the last few years that’s why they are the richest in the world, the teams die to get their services, the fans chant their names and the spotlight is always chasing them.

Top 10 richest footballers in 2016

10 – Frank Lampard

Super Frankie Lampard is the top scorer of Chelsea Football Club, the supporters of “the blues” will never forget him. He is now playing for the superstar team of New York F.C. along Pirlo and David Villa. He is well known for his box-to-box style of play, his extremely accurate passing ability and his scoring capacity. He has a record for most goals in the Premier League by a midfielder with 177, and is also the top 4 scorer of all time on the EPL. His fortune is worth of $85 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

9 – Ronaldinho

This crack has the credit of making the world’s eyes turn into Barcelona once again. His style is unique, that “Joga bonito” type was his trademark. Back in 2005 and 2006 seemed like Ronaldinho had a new move every weekend. He played for a lot of teams, among which we highlight PSG, Barcelona, Milan and Flamengo. He won the FIFA World Cup in 2002 with Brazil, we all remember his amazing goal against England. His endorsement of Nike, Gatorade and Pepsi got him like one of the richest footballers with a fortune of $90.5 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

8 – Raul

The Angel of Madrid had all the best top scorer record on the UCL before the arrival of Messi and Ronaldo. He used to be the top scorer of Spain with his 44 goals until David Villa broke his record. He will always be remembered as one of the most iconic players of Real Madrid history, as for being one of the best strikers of his generation. Raul’s last team was New York Cosmos on the NASL of the United States of America. He is working now as ambassador of La Liga in the MLS. His has a net worth of  $95.5 million.

7 – Samuel Eto’o

I’m not sure that Eto’o could have been on the list of the richest players without the crazy contract he made with Anzi Makhachkala a couple years ago. Back then he was earning $25 million per year. However, the Cameroonian is a great player with a brilliant past in Barcelona and Inter Milan where he won the UCL. He played in 3 of the 4 biggest football leagues in Europe; Spain, Italy and England. Eto’o is still playing, he is now in Antalyaspor, Turkey, and has an impressive record of 20 goals in 31 games with his current team. His fortune is about $105 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

6 – Kaka               

The Brazilian midfielder had his golden days playing for Milan between 2004 and 2009. He won the UCL, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. His participation was crucial for the team to win those titles, making him worthy of the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World player that year. He plays now for the MLS club Orlando City, before that he played in Real Madrid. He has an estimated fortune of $105 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

5 – Wayne Rooney

Rooney is one of the most, if not the most, talented players of his generation. He is capable of scoring, assisting and defending, which is a rare feature in a forward. Great stamina, big guts and an iron heart define him, making it one of the favorite players of the fans. He has won everything al club level with Manchester United and is the second player with most goals on the EPL history behind Alan Shearer. Rooney is the captain of the England national team and is one of the most famous persons in his country. It is estimated that his fortune is about $ 112.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

4 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swedish has to be one of the greatest strikers of all times. He has played in several world-renowned clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Milan and Barcelona, what a career. He has a crazy record of national league championships won with 13 in four different countries. He is also the top score of Sweden with a total of 62 goals. Known for his acrobatic style of play, Zlatan shocked the world during his first years in Ajax, no one would had ever thought that such a tall player could do the things that he does. His representing agent, Mino Raiola has a big role in Zlatan big contracts; he has earned an impressive amount of $114 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

3- Neymar Jr

Neymar is the face of Brazilian football, right now he is the biggest star in his country. He is the captain of the “Scratch do ouro”, and he is known for his dribbling skills and tricks, tremendous pace and his shooting accuracy.Neymar transfer from Santos to Barcelona was the 15th most expensive of all times. But the 5 year contract he made with the “Cules” is even more impressive; for those years Neymar will earn $74 million. Between football and advertisings, Neymar has made a fortune worth in $148 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

2- Lionel Messi

What can I say about Lio that you haven’t heard before? He is in every sport TV channel, every football magazine, and every newspaper. Everybody loves him – well, maybe Real Madrid fans don’t. Messi has to be the best player of all times, he does everything well. There’s no defender or goalkeeper able to stop him for making goals and dribbles. That is why he has won the Ballon d’Or 5 times. Messi has the Guinness World Record of scoring 91 goals in a calendar year. What a player. He has a net worth of $218 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

1 – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano is the most athletic player in the history of football. His speed, pace and durability makes him a very intimidating player for defenders. He is always scoring goals of every kind, with his right foot, left foot, head, via penalty and free kicks. Ronaldo is considered one of the best players of all times, he is competing with Messi for the title of “the best ever”. He is the face of Nike, Tag Heuer, Motorola and Castrol. The Portuguese star also has an underwear brand, and that’s why he is the richest player in the world right now. With all the things he does, Cristiano has accumulated an amount of $230 million.

Top 10 Richest Footballers in 2016

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