5 highest paid football players in the world
Professional Football is a money making monster.
Huge, insatiable and insanely lucrative.
The hardworking world class football players that help make this happen, are rewarded with mega amounts of money that make some of them rich, and transform others into some of the richest footballers in the world.
For the millions of football fans and footballers that make up the amazing spectacle; it is all about the love of the game. It is all about the passion. But above everything else, its all about the money.
And football makes loads of money everyday.
The money men of soccer are many, but let's take a look at the very best of them; these round leather talismans are not only the top 5 wealthiest footballers, but also some of the most skillful and celebrated players in the world in the year 2016.
5. Wayne Rooney
Manchester united striker Wayne Rooney comes in at Number five on the list of top earners in world soccer.
With $26 million a year salary and $300,000 a week salary the Red devils forward is loaded.
Wayne Rooney has a networth of $125 million.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
34 year old Paris- Saint Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is probably one of the most talented strikers in the world today.
He is currently a hot summer target for premier League club Manchester United.
Ibrahimovic has a net worth of $140 million.
Brazilian wonder Neymar is a pleasure to watch and for those who have played against him, a terror to any defence.
On the pitch Neymar displays Football skills that baffle.
Although he has a hefty price tag, the highly sought after Barca play maker is considered a top desired target for most big clubs.
He holds a deserving spot of 3rd on our list of highest paid football players in the world.
The 23 year old plays for Spanish club Barcelona FC.
Neymar has a networth of $148 million.
2. Lionel Messi
Five time Ballon d' Or winner Lionel Messi plays for Barcelona FC.
The magical skills of his play clearly make him one of the best football players in history.
At 28 years of age, Messi earns over $50 million a year and with a net worth of $230 million, which makes him 2nd on this talent filled list of top earning footballers in the world.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is the World richest footballer.
The hardworking forward plays for Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid FC.
His multiple lucrative endorsements, coupled with his Football earnings, put his net worth at a walloping $320 million.
Not bad for the 30 year old, three time Ballon d'Or winner.
Without a doubt football is one of the most patronized and most popular sport in the world.
Also known as soccer, this round leather game has a global reach, and millions of devoted fans who unfailingly turn out weekly around the world to cheer their favourite Football clubs.