All due respect to other sports, but football is holding the number one spot in popularity across the globe. It is a sport played and watched by both rich and poor, old and young, men and women, etc. That is what inspired us to create a list of the richest footballers in 2019. We are aware you know some of the names on the list, but let’s see if there are any surprising inclusions!
Women (and some men) would say he is not only the richest but also the most handsome footballer in the entire world. The Portuguese player has won numerous titles and awards in his career. He spent most of his club career in Real Madrid and Manchester United, and he won the UEFA Champions League, Spanish La Liga, and English Premier League titles on multiple occasions. However, his most favorite trophy is the European Championship won with Portugal in 2016.
On a personal level, he won five Golden Ball awards for the best player in the world. His net worth is estimated to be over $400 million, but his income doesn’t come only from his footballing contract, but also many signed sponsorships.
There is a debate among the football fans on the topic of who is better – Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Looking at the facts, both have five Ballon d’Or awards and are dominant in their clubs. If you ask fans of Barcelona, Messi is the football god or “little magician,” as they prefer calling him. He has been at the club since 2001 and has already become their true legend. The experts evaluate his wealth at over $200 million.
It is surprising that a Brazilian only comes to the list as third, but we are talking about the richest footballers, not the biggest artists with the ball. Neymar is still young, and his wealth will probably only increase. The net worth of the players that currently plays for Paris Saint Germain is around $150 million at the moment.
Many would say he is the most eccentric personality in the world of football since Diego Maradona. Originating from Balkans, Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish national who currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy. He previously played for Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, Inter, Milan, and Ajax. Zlatan is known for his arrogant quotes, such as the one that he can play all positions because he is a great footballer. The experts believe he is worth more than $115 million.
Similar to Neymar, Pogba belongs to the group of young and talented footballers. He became a world champion with the national team of France at the World Cup held in Russia in 2018. His transfer from Juventus to Manchester United was paid €105,000,000 while the player’s net worth is believed to be around $85 million.
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