Millions of people around the world play soccer. The vast majority of these players plays just for fun, as an amateur. Just a few soccer players actually get paid to play one of the most popular sports. Of all the paid soccer players the top players easily can scrape millions by kicking a ball in front of an audience, making them the richest soccer players of all time.
Many young boys dream of a soccer career. They play whole day on the streets and sleep in pajamas of their favorite player. Can you imagine a little Rio Ferdinand sleeping under a duvet with a picture of Maradona printed on it? Dreams always start somewhere and when you’re talented and have a bit of luck, it’s possible to become one of the richest soccer players ever. Who are the best earning soccer players and where do they play? How many have they earned? Here’s a top 10 richest soccer players ever!
Top 10 richest soccer players
- Rio Ferdinand (1978), Manchester United – $ 65 million
- Rivaldo (1972), São Caetano – $ 70 million
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (1981), Paris St. Germain – $ 72 million
- Wayne Rooney (1985), Manchester United – $ 77 million
- Samuel Eto’o (1981), Anzhi Makhachkala – $ 80 million
- Ronaldinho (1980), Atlético Mineiro – $ 97 million
- Kaká (1982), Real Madrid – $ 102 million
- Christiano Ronaldo (1985), Real Madrid – $ 172 million
- Lionel Messi (1987), Barcelona – $ 178 million
- David Beckham (1975), Paris St. Germain – $ 270 million