Top 10 Most Richest Soccer Players – 2014
Soccer, or football to give the game its original name, is a popular game all over the world, with the British Premier League and the European League being the places where most players can earn the most and are among the most richest soccer players. Having said that, most countries in the Western world at least play the game, and millions of people watch the World Cup every four years.
So here’s a list of the most financially successful i.e most richest soccer players for your enjoyment.
10. Ricardo Kaka
While most of Ricardo Kaka’s attention remains on his on-pitch performance, rather than on maintaining a private fortune, he is a skilled attacking midfielder who can earn whatever he asks for from any club in the world. He currently plays for Real Madrid, and has played for Brazil in the World Cup.
His annual salary is £12.9 million.
9. Yaya Toure
Playing as vice-captain for Manchester City in the English Premier League, as well as playing for the Côte d’lvoire national team, Yaya Toure has recently boosted his income by agreeing to an advertising contract with Nike. He was voted African Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
His annual salary is £12 million.
8. Sergio Aguero
Serigio Aguero is a skilled striker with the proven ability to turn the tide in a match. He currently plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League, along with playing for the Argentine national team. He was the youngest player to debut in the Argentine Primera Division when he was 15 years and 35 days old, and in 2012 he was voted Manchester City’s Player of the Year by the fans.
His annual salary is £26 million.
7. Sol Campbell
Sol Campbell plays for Newcastle United in the English Premier League, along with playing for the English national team at international events. He was the second youngest player to captain England in 1998, and is the only player to have represented England at six consecutive major tournaments.
His annual salary is £28 million.
6. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney plays as a forward for Manchester United in the English Premier League, along with playing in the English national team. He is certainly not a calm player, joining David Beckham with the greatest number of red cards in international matches, having been sent off twice. However, he is also the youngest England player to score at an international level.
He has endorsement deals with Nike, Nokia, Ford, Asda and Coca-Cola, all of which help to boost his income and earn him a place on this list.
His annual salary is £28 million.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
Christiano Ronaldo plays as a forward for the Spanish club Real Madrid, along with being captain for the Portuguese national team. He is considered among the best footballers in the world, and in January 2013, he scored his 300th goal for Real Madrid.
His annual salary is £28.5 million.
4. David Beckham
One of the most well-known names in soccer, David Beckham is the former England captain. Having numerous advertising contracts, along with having a good many other soccer-related businesses, he certainly generates a great deal of media attention whatever he’s doing.
His annual salary is $31.5 million.
3. Robbie Fowler
Along with being a highly talented striker, Robbie Fowler currently plays for the Thai team Muangthong United, and has both been a player and a manager for the team. He has also played at an international level for England.
His annual salary is £30 million.
2. Michael Owen
Being the son of a former footballer, Terry Owen, Michael joined the youth team of Liverpool, and was offered a position within the full team at an early age. At an international level, he is the only player yet to have scored in four major tournaments for England. He currently plays for Stoke City in the English Premier League.
His annual salary is £95 million.
1. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi currently plays as a forward for F. C. Barcelona, along with playing for the Argentina national team, in the position of captain. He has been rated as one of the greatest players in the history of football, and is the first player ever to win four consecutive FIFA Ballons d’Or.
His annual salary is currently £110 million.
So, there you have it. Apparently, all you need to do to become a multi-millionaire (and a part of this list of most richest soccer players) is to be able to kick a ball around a field with enough skill that people pay you for it.