Football is one of the most viewed and famous sports all over the world. There are a large number of football associations in the world which is the main reason for the fame of this game. There are also domestic and international football teams all over the world.
As the teams are famous and enormous in number so also the football players among their fans and followers. Football players along with popularity and fan following has also made a plenty money in their game career along with joy.
List of The top 10 richest football players of the world in 2017
10. Luis Suarez: ($19.9 million per year)
Luis Alberto Suraez is a Professional footballer of Uruguay and plays as a striker. He termed as the most expensive player of the history, when he was paid $89.75 million when he moved from football club Liverpool to FC Barcelona. Along with football, he also has an endorsement source of income. Suraez is also a player of the Uruguayian team and the winner of European Golden Shoe.
9. Sergio Aguero: ($25.3 million per year)
Sergio Leonel Aguero is a Professional football player from Argentine. He is playing as a striker for the football club Manchester City and Argentina national team. He is also an advertising model for different brands like Puma, Pepsi and Gillete. Aguero also made money from endorsement as well, but as usual major chunk comes from club salary.
8. James Rodriguez: ($25.4 million per year)
James David Rodriguez is a Colombian footballer and is an attacking midfielder or winger. He serves as the captain of the Colombian national team as well as player of famous Spanish football club Real Madrid. He is also one of the young football players in the world. He has made money from endorsement as well.
7. Wayne Rooney: ($25.8 million per year)
Wayne Mark Rooney is a professional footballer from England and is the England National team captain as well as the famous club Manchester United. He served as a forward as well as also played midfield. He is also ad model for famous brands like Nike, Samsung and Harper Collins, which are major sponsors of him. Wayne is also a winner of different championship and titles.
6. Ronaldo Falcao: ($31 million per year)
Radamel Falcao is also known as Ronaldo Falcao is a professional footballer of Colombia. He plays as a striker and is the former captain of the Colombian national team. He is currently playing for Manchester United from AS Moncao. He is also earning from endorsement along with football. His major sponsors are Puma, Samsung and Gillete. He is also winner of different titles and championship and is also among the top goal scorer.
5. Neymar Jr: (31.7 million per year)
Neymar Silva Santos Junior famous as Neymar is a Professional player of Brazil and is currently playing for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain of the Brazil national team. Neymar plays as a forward or winger and is famous among his fans. The major chunk of his salary comes from endorsement while the other half of the club. He is the brand ambassadors for different brands like Nike, Castrol, Panasonic, L`Oreal and Volkswagen. He is also one of the highest paid football players of FC Barcelona.
4. Gareth Bale: ($34.9 million per year)
Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer. He plays as a winger for the most famous Spanish club FC Barcelona and also for the Wales national team. He started his career as a left-back player for which he got recognition and move forward. He also works as an ambassador for Adidas, EA Sports and Lucozade for which he gets a plenty endorsement. Gareth is also winner of different titles and award during his career.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: ($41.8 million per year)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a professional footballer of Sweden. He plays as a striker and also serves as a captain of the Sweden national team and also plays for Paris football club Saint-Germain. The famous brands like Nike and Volvo are the major sponsor for him. He is also the top goal scorer of French league and he is famous for his bicycle kicks.
2. Lionel Messi: ($70.5 million per year)
Lionel Andres Messi is a professional Argentine footballer. Messi is one of the most followed and famous football players all over the world. He plays as forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and also serves as a captain for the Argentina national team. Messi is the only footballer in the history who won FIFA Ballon d`Or for four times. The famous companies like Adidas, Samsung, Pepsi, Turkish Airlines and Herbalife are the sponsor of Messi. He is also the winner of different titles and Awards and is one of the most famous footballers these days.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo: ($79 million per year)
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the famous professional footballer of Portugal and plays as forward. He plays for the famous football club Real Madrid and the captain of the Portugal national team. He serves as an ambassador for Nike, Samsung, Fly Emirates, Herbalife and Tag Heuer. Ronaldo is currently leading all the footballer and is ranked as the highest paid football player in the world.
These are passionate players which are something very graceful among their fans and followers all over the world. The way they play the game is also a key to their success to reach on such a peak. They are professional so the game is also the source of earning.