Football is also commonly known as “soccer” and is the most played sport in the entire world. The largest event of football in the world is the FIFA World Cup and it is the most watched football event in the world. England also has its own Premier league which is the “English Premier League”.
The wealthiest football players of the world are in Europe, Italy, Spain, Germany, England and France. These football players come in the highest paid players of the world and earn more than sports persons of other sports .These players work very hard and are paid with huge salaries but they actually earn more money from their endorsements and advertisements.
Here are the top 10 richest football players in England in 2017
(10) Danny Welbeck (Net Worth –$ 13 Million)
Danny Welbeck was born in Manchester, England on 26 November; 1990.He is an English professional football player. He presently playing for England national team and the Premier League club Arsenal. He generally plays for position of a forward but he can also plays for the position of winger. Also read: Most Beautiful Female Football Players In The World
He was transferred to Arsenal in the year 2014 for a fee of £16 million. He has an annual salary of £3.9 million.
(9) Jordan Henderson (Net Worth –$ 15Million)
Jordan Henderson was born in Sunderland, England on 17June, 1990. He is a professional football player. He is presently playing as a midfielder for England’s national team and Liverpool. He has represented England under 19, under 20 and under 21 teams. He was called to join the England’s senior team in the year 2010. Till he has date 20 caps of his name.
Being with Liverpool he has taken part and won Football League Cup 2011-12. He has also been awarded several individual awards like England U21 Player of the Year, Sunderland Young Player of the Year, and Liverpool Young Player of the Year.
(8) Daniel Andre Sturridge (Net Worth –$ 19Million)
Daniel Andre Sturridge was born on 1st September 1989 in Birmingham and he is an English footballer. He is presently playing for England national team and the Premier League club Liverpool . He generally plays as a striker but he sometimes plays as a winger. He has been a player of England national team from the year 2004.
He was signed by Manchester City in the year, 2003. In the year 2009, he left Manchester City to sign up with Chelsea. In the mid of 2010-2011, he was taken on loan by Bolton Wanderers.
In the year 2013, he had decided to leave Chelsea and join Liverpool. He signed a long-term contract which was worth $16 million.
(7) Jermain Colin Defoe (Net Worth –$20 Million)
Jermain Colin Defoe is an English football player. He plays as a striker. He is part of England national football team and Premier League club Sunderland.
Jermain has played for 3 clubs which are West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur during his 12-year-old career. His transfer fee was a total of £28 million for all the three clubs. He also has a boot deal with Adidas.
(6) Jack Andrew Garry Wilshere (Net Worth – $27 Million)
Jack Wilshere is a professional football player. He plays for England national team and the Premier League club Arsenal as a midfielder.
He has represented England in under 16, under 17, under 19 and under 21 teams and then he was called to join nation’s senior team in the year 2010. He has 26 caps of his name. He has played UEFA Euro Championship, 2012 and FIFA World Cup tournament in, 2014. He has been awarded the title of Barclays Premier League Goal of the Season through the year 2013-14.
(5) Joe Hart (Net Worth – $30 million)
Joe Hart is a professional footballer and plays as a goalkeeper in the game football. He plays for the England national football team and Manchester City Premier League club. He is recognized as England’s first choice of goalkeeper.He is also one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the world.
He has made a record for most Premier League Golden Glove awards and has total of 50 international caps since 2008 when he made his debut.Joe has $ 30 million his net worth due to his years in football.
(4) Luke Paul Hoare Shaw (Net Worth – $44.5 million)
Luke Shaw was born on 12 July 1995. He is a professional football player. He plays for England national team and Manchester United as a left-back.
Luke was very passionate about football so, he started playing football at Southampton Academy at age of 8. He became a part of the under 18 team when he turned 15 years.
(3) Raheem Shaquille Sterling (Net Worth – $56 Million)
Raheem Sterling is a Jamaican-born footballer. He plays for England national team and Manchester City as a midfielder . He had moved to London at the age of 17 and began his profession at Queens Park Rangers. He has represented England in under 16, under 17 and under 21 level and also performed at FIFA World Cup 2014 .
He has got the Golden Boy award in the year 2014 from a European panel of sports journalists which had recognized him as best under-21 football player playing in Europe.
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(2) Andy Carroll (Net Worth – $60 Million)
Andy Carroll is a professional footballer. He plays as a striker for England national team and Premier League club West Ham United . He has very powerful aerial abilities. The manager of Premier League club West Ham claimed that he is best in the world when it comes to heading a football.
(1) Wayne Mark Rooney (Net Worth – $160 Million)
Wayne Mark Rooney is a brilliant professional football player. He has played mostly as a forward, but also he has done many midfield roles. He is the captain of English national team and Most Expensive Football clubs in the world, Manchester United club. He had spent two seasons with Merseyside club and then in the year 2004 he switched to Manchester United for ₤25.6 million.
He earns a lot by endorsing the brand “Chevrolet”. Wayne Rooney is still amongst the best football players in the world and is the finest English football player of his generation.
English footballers have huge fan following and few of them come among the best players of all the time like Wayne Mark Rooney. These footballers are paid a lot and get lot of brands to endorse and advertise due to their face value. This makes them the richest football players of England in 2017 and the world.