Top 10 Richest Footballers Of the World – 2012


Soccer/football and moneywe recently posted about the top 10 richest cricketers of the world- 2012,  and now it’s the time to reveal the richest players of football. take a look on the most happening list of the players you all love. the following are the top 10 highest paid footballers of 2012:


1. David Beckham

Net worth: $219 million

Club: Los Angeles Galaxy

David Beckham photocall in London
David Beckham, a name enough to describe this icon, has recently signed a deal wit adidas and with Samsung. he is doing ads for top fashion companies and  enjoying a salary which is probably the highest in the MLS right now.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Net worth: $160 million

Club: Real Madrid

the popularity of this guy can be seen by his Twitter, having 3 Million followers and 26 Million on Facebook(I m one of them Smile). His major sponsors are Nike, Armani, Coca-Cola and Castrol. this extremely hot hunk has the ability to become a brand ambassador of any sports brand and is making money with it too.

3. Lionel Messi

Net worth:

$110 million

Club: Barcelona

Messi, the World’s best footballer according to current statistics is now sponsored by Konami, AudemarsPiquet, Chery, AirEuropa, PepsiCo and Adidas.

4. Ricardo Kaka

Net worth: $100 million

Club: Real Madrid

he was keen enough to sign a contract with EA Games, selling around 100 million units of the game FIFA 2011, for his presence on the package cover and, of course, thanks to his huge salary from Real Madrid and he has been noticed greatly in many advertisements, thus making a considerable amount of money with that too.

5. Ronaldinho

Net worth: $90 million

Club: Flamengo

A name that every football lover cherish, is Ronaldinho. he had been considered as the best footballer consecutively for two years and is making a great deal. his rank in the list is 5th with $ 90 Million of wealth.

6. Thierry Henry

Net worth: $60 million

Club: New York Red Bulls

Henry enjoys a great market value, and  his partnership with Gillette started during the late 2010 has turned out to be great in two years.

7. Wayne Rooney

Net worth: $59 million

Club: Manchester United


His current sponsors are Nike and Electronic Arts, and, the deal at Old Trafford, for around $8 million a year, will last at least 5 more years.

8. Frank Lampard

Net worth:  $43 million

Club: Chelsea

he enjoys being the Britain’s highest paid sportsmen but he also has a couple of endorsements that make his total earnings simply huge

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Net worth: $60 million

Club: AC Milan

He enjoys the fame and reputation as one of the richest and best footballers of the world. His salary at the Italian club still keeps him among the first ten in the world.

10. Samuel Eto’o

Net worth: $40 million

Club: FC Anzhi Makhachkala

making the entire Africa proud, Samual is ruling the hearts of many of his Fans,he has had won the “African Player of the Year” award four times, and has now added Puma and Ford to his list of sponsors.

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  1. wow amazing waiting for richest celebrities waala article 🙂

  2. tomorrow Inshallah

  3. This is an interesting post Nida!
    I love soccer very much!
    After reading this post, i’m thinking of one fat unique player..”Ronaldo the Brazilian”.
    How come you never show his funny face here?

    ha ha,looking forward 😀

  4. hey Warren, thanks a lot for turning up,
    thats true, but unfortunately the guy isn’t in the list this time 😛

  5. Uchejazzy says:

    Messi is the best player and not even cr7 can stop him.

  6. I dont think ronaldo is the third richest player in the world

  7. Bahnkorley Tahiwo says:

    It can’t be cr7 d 3rd richiest in the world it shuld be messi.

  8. Nhial Duop says:

    woow this is not realy true Cr7 must be the 3nd richest next to messi ok !!!!!!!

  9. Onah john aleje says:

    How cuold dat b if cr7 come 2 3rd position

  10. is not true hw can cronaldo be the second in the world /is surpose 2 be lionel messi ok. c ronalo is still a baby 2 messi or is he the bigget advertiser in all footballers.pls is a question $ i need an answer ok

  11. Simon Davis says:

    how culd c.ronaldo b 2 richest,d statistics nt rite.messi shld b d 2 richest acording 2 world achevment & merits.its nt curect.

  12. Simon Davis says:

    messi shld b second richest not cr7.messi had too many merit profile and advertising sponsor dan cr7 so how culd dat b posible by advertisment,individual credit,acheivment and otherwise.

    • Cross Joe says:

      Cristiano Ronaldo is my best player in the world i love Cristiano Ronaldo more then anyone i wish all family and friend a wonderful Happy new year

  13. mahard mwanje says:

    guyz they earn alot of money yet here in africa we a suffering is their option for us

  14. Wow, that’s pretty great, i always respects Beckham, he’s my kind of Man, always and always giving to the poor.

  15. Wow, Very amazing, i like it 🙂

  16. Bechkam is still the first

  17. you forgot about the best Ronaldo (the brazilian) and Zidane. they don’t play anymore but they are in top 5. bravo to forget two of the best football players in history

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