Nowadays, Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. Today, we have collected a list of Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World and spoke with player’s Net Earning, Salary & Bonus, Club Name, Born and Raised, Commercial Sponsors etc. We used figures are in US dollar.
For the past several years, the battle for the world’s highest paid soccer players has been between the two leading players of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Even now, as Ronaldo has just signed a contract extension at Real Madrid, Messi is currently negotiating an extension of his own with Barcelona.
2016-2017 highest paid soccer stars are leading their respective teams to championships, winning numerous awards and are the favorite of fans around the world. Some players are most favorite with their impeccable skills and remarkable performance in almost every game which is the reason they are paid the most. Behold, we give you the Top 10 Highest Paid Salary player of the soccer kingdom. This information collected form Forbes.
10. Cesc Fabregas – $21M ( Chelsea / Spain )
Cesc Fabregas is a midfielder player in France, currently playing for Chelsea. Cesc was born 4 May 1987 at Arenys de Mar, Spain. Won premier league just after moving to Chelsea from Barcelona FC in 2014. Fabregas has the 5 year contract with Chelsea. He earned $16 million in salary and bonuses. Cesc $5 million to sponsorship deals with brands like Puma and Beats by Dre.
9. Eden Hazard – $22M ( Chelsea / Belgium )
Eden Hazard was born 7 January 1991 at La Louvière, Belgium. Currently, Belgium sensation are playing for Chelsea. The midfielder earnings $18 million from salary & bonus. He gets $4 million from endorsement money. Clearly, companies like Topps, Lotus Bakeries, Sina Sports, and Nike think Hazard is worth it.
8. Luis Suarez – $23M ( FC Barcelona / Uruguay )
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a most controversial footballer player as a striker for Spanish club FC Barcelona. Suarez was born 24 January 1987 at Salto, Uruguay. He got $18 million in salary and bonuses from the club team, and that’s $23 million in total earnings in last year.
7. Sergio Aguero – $24M ( Manchester City F.C. / Argentinia )
Now, Sergio are playing for Manchester City club and Argentina. He is one of the most gossiped players in the football world for his finishing and goal scoring aptitudes. Aruero was born 2 June 1988 at Buenos Aires, Argentin. This striker collected $17 million from his salary and bonuses. He added enumerate $7 million in endorsement money from companies such as Pepsi, Puma, and EA Sports.
6. Wayne Rooney -$26M ( Manchester United / England )
Rooney is the most popular person in England. Currently, he is captain of Manchester United club. Rooney born born 24 October 1985 at Croxteth, Liverpool, England. He getting $20 million in salary and bonus money. Rooney gets $6 million from sponsorship with brands like Harper Collins and Nike.
5. Gareth Bale – $34M ( Real Madrid / Wales )
On 16 July 1989 was born and raised in Cardiff, United Kingdom. But, Bale play Wales national team and biggest club Real Madrid. The biggest Club Real Madrid was singing a deal $118 million on September 2013 for this soccer player from the English Premier League. Bale earned $24 million in salary and bonuses while pulling in enumerate $10 million. His endorsement deals with companies such as Adidas, BT Sport, and Sony Xperia.
4. Neymar Jr. – $36M ( FC Barcelona / Brazil )
He is 4th position on this list. Neymar is the highest paid younger athletes in the world. Brazilian Neymar currently plays for Barcelona in the Spanish Liga BBVA. Neymar Jr. earns $36 million per year out of which $14 million comes as the salary from the club. He also earns $22 million from his endorsements. His mainly sponsors are Nike, Castrol, Panasonic, L’Oreal and Volkswagen .
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $37M ( Manchester United / Swedish )
Age doesn’t matter, it proved 35 years old Ibrahimovic and comes to the list 3rd position for highest paid soccer player. He was born on 3 October 3 at Malmo, Sweden. Now, he plays for Manchester United, continues to be one of the most gifted scorers on the planet. He earned $7 million in endorsement money. Deals with companies like Nike and Volvo, and he also made a whopping $30 million from his salary and bonuses.
2. Lionel Messi – $77M ( FC Barcelona / Argentina )
Everybody know that, FC Barcelona Messi is a magical player in the world. On 24 June 1987 was born and grow up at Rosario, Argentina. He achieved 2nd place for highest paid soccer players. He is earning $77 million per annum along with his massive salary of $51 million. His major sponsors are Turkish Airline, Adidas, Herbalife and Pepsi. His complete endorsements are worth $26 million.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $82M ( Real Madrid / Portugal )
CR7 is top highest paid soccer players in the world. He was born 5 February 1985 and passed his childhood at Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, Funchal, Portugal. He signed a gigantic money deal agreement with world’s richest football club name Real Madrid. CR7 earn $53 million for his exceptional play on the field. Thanks to his outstanding relationship with Nike, Herbalife, Clear, and Tag Heuer among others. He also gets $29 million from endorsement money.
Millions of players globally who play soccer, and those who kick the ball in the big leagues are celebrities with massive fanbases and lucrative sponsorship deals. English Premier soccer league is the highest paying for soccer players on the continent and biggest earner of sponsorship revenue among football leagues world wide.