Being a footballer now a days is the most paid profession in the whole world. Football is now becoming more and more glamorous and money making with huge investments coming from big business tycoons. Here is the complete list of top 10 Richest Footballers in the World.



List of top 10 Richest Footballers in the World

Lionel Messi: Messi is the richest footballer in the world with a net worth of about USD 110 million. Messi who comes from Argentina has topped the list with earnings of 33 million euros. He has signed a new contract that will tie him to Barcelona until 2018. He also has major sponsorship deals with Adidas, Pepsi.

Earning in 2012- 33 million euros
Club- FC Barcelona


 David Beckham: The 36 year old free kick magician English footballer popularly known as Becks among his fans has maintained his high profile despite plying his trade in American with LA galaxy. According to a report, Beckham has an estimated worth of 160 million British Pound. Beckham’s deal with German company Adidas is the biggest ever endorsements deal in the history of sport. He was also the global brand ambassador of Samsung electronics for the London 2012 games.

Earning in 2012- 31.5 million euros
Club- Los Angeles Galaxy

 3. Cristiano Ronaldo: Ronaldo has to settle with the third position with earnings of 29.2 million euros. The player is very popular among the fans worldwide and has sponsors like Nike, Castrol and Coca-Cola.

Earning in 2012- 29.2 million euros
Club- Real Madrid
 Samuel Eto’o:  Cameroon national Samuel Eto’o has moved to Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala. He has signed a 3-year deal for an annual salary of 20.5 million euros. The transfer has made him the highest paid player in the history in terms of annual club salary. He also won the prestigious African footballer of the year four times in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.

Earning 2012- 23.3 million euros
Club- FC Anzhi Makhachkala
 5. Wayne Rooney: Very famous among the English fans Rooney is at the fifth position in the list of richest footballers. He plays for the Manchester United football club. The year has not gone well with his incomes as he lost a major endorsement deal of 600,000 British Pound with Coca-Cola. But still has endorsement contracts with Nike & Electronic arts.

Earning 2012- 20.6 million euros
Club- Manchester United

 Sergio Aguero: Another player from the Manchester city football club in the list. He comes from the Latin American country of Argentina and plays as a striker for both the Manchester city and the Argentinean national football team. Sergio Aguero has signed a five year deal with the city for about 42.35 million euros. He is also the son in law of the Argentine legend Diego Maradona.

Earning 2012- 18.8 million euros
Club- Manchester city


Yaya Toure: Toure plays for the English club Manchester city club and is also a member of the Ivory Coast national team. He has been awarded as the African footballer for the year 2011 and 2012. It was in the year 2010 Toure transferred from Spanish club of Barcelona to join the star studded line up at Manchester city for a price of 29 million euros.

Earning 2012- 17.6 million euros
Club- Manchester City


Fernando Torres:  Fernando Jose Torres Sanz also nicknamed as El Nino plays as a striker for Chelsea. This Spanish player was transferred to the English premier league club Chelsea for a whopping 60.5 million euros for a five and half year making him the most expensive player in Spanish history.

Earning 2012- 16.7 million euros
Current Club- Chelsea


Ricardo Kaka: Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaka is a Brazilian midfielder currently playing for the Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. Kaka has been endorsing many international brands such as Adidas, Giorgio Armani and Guarana. After signing an extension with Milan in early 2008, Kaka became the highest-paid footballer in the world, with an annual income amounting to 8 million euros (about USD12 million).

Earnings 2012- 16.5 million euros
Club- Real Madrid

Philip Lahm: Lahm standing just 5ft 7 inhces above the ground is one of the most dynamic full backs in the game of football right now. He is the captain of the German national football team and also heads German football club Bayern Munich. This right footed player is recognised as one of the best full backs in the world.

Earnings 2012- 16.7 million euros
Current Club- Bayern Munich