As we all know that the game of football is the world’s most popular sport and there are more than 4 billion football fans worldwide. Shocked?? Yes, it is true and for many of them, football or Soccer is not just a game, it is like a religion and there are some deadliest football players, who make the game more enjoyable to watch but the wealthiest soccer players are all playing in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France but the Premier League footballers earn an average of £3 million a year each, making it the best paying league in the world.
Here are the top 10 richest football players in the world, according to Sportslibro.com 2016.
10) Frank Lampard
Net Worth: €80 Million ($87 million)
The former England international and former Manchester City’s midfielder Frank Lampard is on the no. 10th position in the top 10 richest football players in the world 2016 with Net Worth €80 Million ($87 million).
Net Worth: Net Worth: €83 ($90.5 million)
The 36-year-old former Brazilian international and the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2005 winner Ronaldo de Assis Moreira commonly known as Ronaldinho is in the no. 9th with Net Worth of €83 ($90.5 million).
Net Worth: €85 Million ($93 million)
The former Spanish international and former Real Madrid striker Raúl González Blanco commonly known as Raul is on the no. 8th position in the top 10 richest football players in the world 2016, With Net Worth €85 Million ($93 million).
7) Samuel Eto’o
Net Worth: €87 Million ($95 million)
The 35-year-old former Cameron international Samuel Eto'o, who is currently a player-manager of the Turkish professional football club Antalyaspor is in the 7th position with Net Worth €87 Million ($95 million).
Net Worth: €96 Million ($105 million)
The former Brazilian international and former Real Madrid’s attacking midfielder and Ballon d'Or 2007, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite commonly known as Kaka is in the 6th position with Net Worth €96 Million ($105 million)
5) Wayne Rooney
Net Worth: €103 Million ($112 million)
The well known 31-year-old England international and Manchester United’s forward, midfielder Wayne Rooney is in the 5th position with Net Worth €103 Million ($112 million).
4) Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Net Worth: €105 Million ($114 million)
The football icon of this generation, former Swedish international and current Manchester United’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in the 4th position with Net Worth €105 Million ($114 million).
Net Worth: €135 Million ($148 million)
The 24-year-old Brazilian superstar Neymar, who is currently playing for the FC Barcelona is ranked third in top 10 richest football players in the world, according to Sportslibro.com 2016 list, with Net Worth €135 Million ($148 million).
2) Lionel Messi
Net Worth: €200 Million ($218 million)
The 29-year-old Argentine ace and the true football legend with five FIFA/Ballons d’Or, Lionel Messi is in the second position with Net Worth €200 Million ($218 million).
1) Cristiano Ronaldo
Net Worth: €210 Million ($230 million)
The Portuguese international and Real Madrid’s ace Cristiano Ronaldo is leading the top ten Richest football players 2016 table according to Sportslibro.com, as the 31-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid contract earns him more than €18 million per year. Cristiano Ronaldo was the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth €94 million and now the richest footballer ever in football history with Net Worth €210 Million ($230 million).