Top 10 Richest Footballers In The World In 2023

Football also known as soccer is the most watched sport in the world. It is a multi-billion dollar industry and the players who excel at the highest level are paid handsomely. The richest footballers in the world earn millions of dollars per year. Several factors contribute to a footballer’s wealth, including salary, bonuses, endorsements, and investments. Some of the richest footballers in the world also own businesses or have other sources of income. So therefore, after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 richest footballers in the world in 2023 and their net worth.

10. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is an England professional footballer who played as a forward striker for Manchester United, D.C United and England national team. He is considered to be one of the best players of all time and best goal scorer in English Premier League history. Rooney won 13 trophies with Manchester United, including five Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League title, and one FIFA Club World Cup title. He is England’s second-most-capped player and second-highest goal scorer. He is currently the tenth richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $200 million.

9. Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian professional and international footballer who plays as a forward striker for Liverpool and captains the Egyptian national team. He is considered as one of the best players in the world and amongst the greatest African players of all time, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed. He has an estimated net worth of $250 million. In 2014, Mohamed Salah joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £11 million. In 2017, he was signed into Liverpool for a record transfer of £36.9 million. He is currently the ninth richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $250 million.

8. Samuel Eto’O

Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroonian football player. He was a former forward striker for Chelsea, Everton, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He has an estimated net worth of $300 million. He has been described as a legend in the game of football and the greatest and most skillful football player of all time and also one of the most successful footballers in the world. He is currently Cameroon’s all-time leading goal scorer and the third most capped player in Africa. He has been described as the most decorated African player of all time, having won the African Player of the Year four times. He is currently the eighth richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $300 million.

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish footballer who plays as a forward striker for Serie A club AC Milan and the Sweden national team. He has played for Barcelona, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, LA Galaxy, and AC Milan. He is the greatest striker of all time. He has won 33 trophies in his career, including 11 league titles, 5 UEFA Champions League titles, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title. He has helped Sweden qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2018 respectively. He is currently the seventh richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $350 million.

6. Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr is a Brazilian international professional footballer who plays as a forward striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. Neymar is the greatest Brazilian footballer of all time. He won two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles, and the UEFA Champions League in 2015 with Barcelona. He has helped Brazil win the Olympic gold medal in 2016, and the Copa América in 2019. He has won the world best footballer of the year and Balloon D’Or. He is currently the sixth richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $400 million.

5. Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappé is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward striker for Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world and one of the most exciting young players of his generation. Kylian Mbappé has won 4 Ligue 1 titles, 3 Coupe de France titles, and 2 Coupe de la Ligue titles with PSG. He has also won the Golden Boot award. Kylian Mbappé has won 21 caps for France, and has scored 17 goals. He helped France win the FIFA World Cup in 2018, and was named the Best Young Player at the tournament. He has also won FIFA World Cup Golden Boot, Golden Boy and Kopa Trophy. He is currently the fifth richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $450 million.

4. David Beckham

David Beckham was a professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder for Manchester United. He is considered to be one of the best players of his generation and was one of the most popular athletes in the world. Beckham played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, the LA Galaxy, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain. He won 19 major trophies, including six Premier League titles, one La Liga title, and one MLS Cup. Beckham retired from professional football in 2013. He is currently the fourth richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $500 million.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronlado is a Portuguese international footballer. He captains the Portugal national team and plays as a forward striker for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. He is the third richest footballer in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $550 million. He has played for Manchester United and Real Madrid. He has won five Ballon d’Or awards and world best footballer of the year four times. Cristiano Ronaldo is the all time leading goal scorer with the highest number of goals in international football. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time and constantly competed against fellow soccer legend Lionel Messi.

2. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward striker for Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. He is the second richest footballer in the world, with a net worth of $600 million. He has won 7 Ballon d’Or awards and world best footballer of the year 3 times. Lionel Messi is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time. He has played for Barcelona FC. He is the player to have been awarded with trophy the most number of times. He has also won six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 he was named the Ballon d’Or Dream Team.

1. Faiq Bolkiah

Faiq Bolkiah is a Bruneian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Chonburi F.C. in Thailand and the Brunei national team. Faiq Bolkiah is the richest footballer in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $20 billion. He joined the Brunei national team in 2014 and has captained the team since 2018. He is the Prince of Brunei. His father is Jefri Bolkiah is the Prince of Brunei, and his uncle Hassanal Bolkiah is the Sultan of Brunei. He is currently the richest football player in the world in 2023 with an estimated net worth of $20 billion.

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