After Real Madrid, F.C. Barcelona is the 2nd wealthy club that pays the highest amounts. Soccer aka football is the most loving game all over the world. And all the soccer players have great number of fans following worldwide. In modern times the soccer game is the best game which offers the best salaries. It has a viewership of 250 million throughout the world. The soccer players are more famous all over the world and get the most appreciation from their fans.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
From: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Recent Team: Real Madrid/ Portugal National football
Total Earnings: $82 million
Annual income & Bonus: $53 million
Cristiano Ronaldo is no doubt the best yet the richest soccer player in the world. He is one of the highly paid players all over the world. He is famous not only on the pitch but off the pitch as well. He is playing for Real Madrid and this agreement makes him earn more than €18 million annually. In 2009 when he relocate through Premier League Club Manchester United to Real Madrid, he becomes the costly soccer player and the transfer was valued him near €94 million. US business magazine Forbes mentioned him as the most highly paid athlete in his team as he won FIFA Ballon d’Or three times. In 2010 he signed a commercial agreement with Nike which earns him €6 million and afterward he works for other endorsement contracts as well such as for KFC, Armani, Banco Espirito Santo, Castrol Edge, Herbalife and Jacob & Co.
2. Lionel Messi
From: Rosario, Argentina
Recent Team: Barcelona F.C.
Total Earnings: $77 million
Annual income & Bonus: $51 million
Both the athlete Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are contending one another for achieving their position to remain at the top. He is the businessman of his soccer field and considered to be the magician of it. He the 2nd most highly paid soccer player in accordance of Forbes. Barcelona earns him the annual amount of $50 million. He worked for many branded endorsement like Samsung, Adidas, Gatorade, Gillette and Dolce & Gabbana. He is not only the expensive football player but he is perhaps the best football player in this field. He has won the FIFA World Player of the Year, Ballon d’Or award four times.
3. Neymar, Jr
Recent team: FC Barcelona, National football team of Brazil
Total Earnings: $39.7 million
Annual income & Bonus: $14.5 million
The full name of this player is Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior but he is generally known as Neymer Jr or Neymar. He is the 3rd highly paid soccer player in the world. His fan followings on the internet and the performance on the pitch get him various brands commercial contracts including Gillette, Nike, Konami, Panasonic and Red Bull. He is the standing caption of his Brazilian national team. He signed the agreement with FC Barcelona which is a Spanish club almost 3 years back and become the forward player of the team for the next 5 years. He played 62 games for Brazil and obtained 43 Goals. In the year 2013 and 2014, he was called as the highest profitable soccer player by the SportsPro
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Recent Team: F.C. Manchester United
Total Earnings: $37.5 million
Annual income & Bonus: $30 million
He is the professional Swedish soccer player as well as the real sensation of the internet. The player had been completed his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and moved on to F.C. Manchester United with Premier League for the year 2016 and 2017. He has a lot of fans on the internet and all over the world. He is the captain of his Sweden team. In 2006 he endorsed a 4-year contract and become the sensation in the buzz for earning a total of €24 million. He also endorsed the commercial contracts with Nike and other brands and earned the annually valued amount of $4 million.
5. Gareth Bale
From: US, Cardiff
Recent Teams: Real Madrid F.C. / Wales
Total Earnings: $34 million
Annual income & Bonus: $24 million
Gareth Bale is the 5th soccer player who is earning most. He is playing for the F.C. Real Madrid and they extended the contract of the player for 2019. In 2015 he earned the total salary and bonus of $24 million as well as he did many brands endorsement that earned him a valued of $34 million. He made endorsement deals with the agencies that include BT Sport, Sony Xperia, and Adidas. He becomes the most significant player of his team who always appear to achieve the most goals whenever his team required him.
6. Wayne Rooney
From: United Kingdom
Recent Teams: Manchester United Club / England National Soccer Team
Total Earnings: $26 million
Annual income & Bonus: $20 million
The soccer player Wayne Rooney is the richest as well as the qualified player. This English soccer player is famous all over the world for his field skills. He used to play for Merseyside club but afterward in the year 2004 he transfer to Manchester United which earned him the worth of ₤25.6 million. He is the captain of the Manchester United club and also of the English Nation Team. He also earned his wealth by marketing many brands such as Chevrolet.
7. Sergio Aguero
Recent Teams: FC Manchester City/ Argentina
Total Earnings: $24 million
Annual income & Bonus: $17 million
Sergio Aguero is the most known player for his ways of finalizing the game and his skills of achieving the Goals. He is the highly paid soccer player of 2016. He plays for the FC Manchester City who offers him a valued amount. He sponsoring the brands like Puma, Gillette and Pepsi and they are offering him the amount of $5 million.
8. Luis Suarez
Recent teams: Barcelona F.C. / Uruguay
Total Earnings: $23 million
Annual income & Bonus: $18 million
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is another the most gossiped soccer player in the world of football. He becomes more famous when he moved to F.C. Barcelona. In 2015 he was known to as the best goal scorer when he was in La Liga. He is earning $18 million annually and also earning $5 million from marketing which makes him earning a total amount of $23 million. In 2015 Luis Suarez got omitted as being a finalist concerning the FIFA player of the year when he scored 51 Goals for the F.C. Barcelona.
9. Eden Hazard
Recent Team: FC Chelsea/ Belgium National Soccer team
Total Earnings: $22 million
Annual income & Bonus: $18 million
In 2016 for the English Premier League Eden Hazard becomes one of the most demanded midfielders. He first began his profession by joining Royal Stade Brainois when he was four and after that, he moved on to Tubize. He has an agreement with Chelsea which he signed in 2015 and they are paying him the amount of $16 million annually. He will play for Chelsea till June-2020. Moreover, he has signed many endorsement deals with well-known agencies and he is getting $4 million from these endorsement deals.
10. Cesc Fabregas
Recent Team Span / Catalonia / Chelsea
Total Earnings:: $21 million
Annual income & Bonus: $16 million
Cesc Fabregas who is the Spanish player is another highly paid soccer player who claimed the Premier League in 2004 when he relocated to Chelsea from F.C. Barcelona. Now recently he is playing for Chelsea. He is getting a complete amount of $23 million at this time as per year. He has signed the agreement of 5 years with Chelsea. They are offering him $18 million annually. The $5 million he is earning from the Commercial deals.