Football is the most-watched sport in the world, with people from all over the world tuning in to watch the beautiful game every weekend. With such a large global audience, the game is also very lucrative and pays well to the people involved.
List of the top 10 richest footballers in the world right now.
1. Faiq Bolkiah
Yes, a surprising name on the top of the list, Faiq Bolkiah isn’t a very popular player. He plays for the reserve side of Premier League club Leicester City as a midfielder and is the captain of the Brunei national team. He is said to be valued at a whopping 20 Billion dollars! The reason for his huge net worth is the fact that he belongs to the Brunei royal family; he is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the current Sultan of Brunei and the son of Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei.
2. Christiano Ronaldo
He is the most followed person on Instagram. He has a massive social media presence. His work on and off the pitch is followed by his fans and haters alike. Ronaldo has five Ballons d’Or and four European Golden Shoes to his name, both the stats are record achievements for a European player. A Gola machine, Ronaldo has the record for the highest number of goals scored in the UCL (128).
3. Lionel Messi
The best player of all time, Messi has a record six Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes to his name. He is a club legend at Barcelona where he has spent his entire career. He holds a club record of 34 trophies which includes 10 LaLiga titles. A prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi also scored the most goals in La Liga (440) and has provided the most assists in La Liga (183).
The Brazilian playmaker is one of the best players in the world. He is the world’s most expensive player in terms of transfer fees. The Paris Saint Germain winger also has a huge social media following.
5. Gareth Bale
The Real Madrid Speedster at one point was regarded st the 3rd best player in the world before recurring injuries hindered with his career. His solo goal against Barcelona is still remembered by many around the world.
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan is one of the most loved footballers. He seems overconfident and cocky at first but on the field, he does what he says and is undisputedly one of the best strikers the game has ever seen.
7. Wayne Rooney
A Manchester United Legend, who is loved by the club’s fans, Rooney is now playing for Derby County. His bicycle kick against city rivals Manchester City is won the best goal award.
8. Andres Iniesta
The Barcelona and Spain legend is now plying his trade in Japan with Vissel Kobe. One of the best midfielders of all time Iniesta took a big-money move to Vissel Kobe after he thought he was past his prime and his services won’t be of use to Barcelona.
9. Eden Hazard
The Belgian saw his stock rise up after the World Cup in 2018, which say Real Madrid splash a lot of money to make the dream transfer. He is widely regarded as one of the best playmakers in the world.
10. Paul Pogba
The French central midfielder was one of the highlights of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The former most expensive player on the planet is highly rated and can be called one of the best midfielders in the world, with his ability to do almost anything on the pitch. His net worth is said to be around 85 Million dollars.
Who is the richest football player in the world currently in 2021?
Faiq Bolkiah is the No. 1 richest footballer in the world.
Who is the highest-paid football player in the world 2021?
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid footballer and 2nd richest football player if you consider Faiq Bolkiah’s wealth otherwise He top’s the richest footballer billionaire list.