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Top 10 Richest Footballers in The World

Apart from entertainment, football has another way of putting people to the fore- money. Here, we have the list of top 10 richest footballers in the world.

#10. Fernando Torres

Before his move to AC Milan, this Spanish playmaker once made the biggest move in England. His 50 million pounds move from Liverpool to Chelsea got him earning about $200,000 weekly. The loss of  his scoring form didn't stop the money from coming. And his major sponsors: Adidas and Pepsi have kept his position in the list of top football earners.

Salary Earnings: $17 million.

Endorsement Earnings: $3 million.

Total Sum: $20 million.

#9. Yaya Toure

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Yaya Toure is one of the richest African players. The former Barcelona hit-man has used his talent to attract fortune across Europe. His current contract with Manchester city earns him $334 000 weekly, which is enough to aid his philanthropic concerns. Although his major sponsor Puma has been helpful in matters of clothing, especially in his native country Ivory Coast. He is the ninth richest person in the world.

Salary Earnings: $18 million.

Endorsement Earnings: $3 million.

Total Sum: $21 million.

#8. Sergio Aguero

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Aguero has successfully maintained his place with the Argentine and Manchester City teams despite injuries. His current contract moved his earning to a new height when it was extended until 2017. But not enough to restore his 2011 sponsorship repute with Puma, when he was made the Puma most paid footballer. However, his sponsors: Gillette, Puma,  Pepsi have elevated his position to the eighth richest footballer in the world.

Salary Earnings: $17 million.

Endorsement Earnings: $4 million.

Total Sum: $21 million.

#7. Wayne Rooney

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The English and Manchester United player saw his earnings improved with his recent four year contract. To kill speculations that he was leaving Man utd, he was offered $104 million contract renewal for four years. That did not only guarantee his stay but also his place in the list of richest footballers. His sponsors: Nike, Harper Collins, Samsung etc added more weight to his purse to make him the seventh richest footballer in the world.

Salary Earnings: $18 million.

Endorsement Earnings: $4 million.

Total sum: $222 million.

#6. Gareth Bale

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Tottenham hotspur did not know they were making such a huge investment when they bought Gareth Bale in 2007 for $12 million. Until real Madrid came calling for Bale, and they made the biggest transfer deal in their history. Selling Gareth Bale for $118 million was such a dream come true. And that move has put the pacy left footer to the sixth position of richest footballers in the world. Even though his sponsors:  Ea sports, Adidas and Lucozade contributed to a great degree.

Salary Earnings: $15 Million.

Endorsement Earnings: $9 Million.

Total Sum: $24 Million.

#5. Radamel Falcao

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The Colombian and As Monaco player, who recently made a loan switch of about $33 million to Man utd, recorded a huge pay raise moving from Atletico Madrid to Monaco. He's one the most coveted strikers in Europe. "The Tiger's" move to man utd only has to increase his earnings, because it has the prospect of $83 million permanent deal next summer. His sponsors: Samsung, Gillette and Puma have enabled him to the fifth position of richest footballers in the world.

Salary Earning: $23 million.

Endorsement Earning: $3million.

Total Sum: $26 million.

#4. Neymar Da Silva

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This Brazilian and Barcelona wonder kid's rise to the fourth spot was anticipated. His former contract with Santos FC was about $4 million a year. Until Barcelona came calling, so that he made a swooping move of about $124 million to Europe. His numerous sponsors: Nike, Castrol, Panasonic, Volks Wagen, L'oreal herbal life etc, add extra to his purse. He is thus, the fourth richest footballer.

Salary Earning: $12 million.

Endorsement Earning: $16 million.

Total sum: $28 million.

#3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is tall not only in stature but also in money.  His transfer from Inter Milan to Barcelona, and from Ac Milan to PSG made him the world most expensive expensive player. Accumulating transfer value of $ 251,273 million so far in his football career. His major sponsors are Volvo and Nike while his current contract of $20,000,000 a year puts him in the list of richest players of 2014.

Salary Earning: $30 million.

Endorsement Earning: $4 million.

Total sum: $34 million.

#2. Lionel Messi

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The four time Ballon D'or winner slipped to the second place this time. However, The Barcelona and Argentine playmaker has enjoyed the sponsorship  of many reputable organizations such as-Adidas, Turkish Airline, Samsung, Herbal life, and Pepsi. His latest Barcelona contract is about $50 million a year, which puts him to second position just behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Salary Earning: $42 million.

Endorsement Earning: $23 million.

Total Sum: $65 million.

Cristiano Ronaldo

 

#1. Cristiano Ronaldo

The two time best player in the world has a 5 year contract with Real Madrid worth $206 million. His endorsements deals with Nike, Tag Heuer, Herbal life, Fly Emirate, and Samsung augmented  his personal underwear clothing brand cR7 to sum up a top total.

Salary earning: $49 million.

Endorsement earning: $24 million.

Total sum: $73 million.

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