In America football is referred to as soccer. Football is one sport that has the most fans not just in USA but in the whole world compared to other sports. Through that fact you can bet football players reap major rewards in terms of financial gains that will leave you with jealousy and wishful thinking such as “why dint I become a football player”? If your searching for the top 10 richest footballers in the USA you’re on the right place because the below super soccer players are listed according to the latest studies regarding total earnings, endorsements and other income generating activities associated with football.
List of Top 10 Richest Footballers in USA in 2017
10. Brad Guzan
Annual Salary $1,525,333 Net worth $5,720,000
Brad Guzan is an American expert goalkeeper highly paid for his experience and skills and was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois in on September 9th, 1984 . He was a member of Chicago Fire Reserves where he started exploring his talent in football. He later joined Chivas USA team in 2006 and then moved from there to Aston Villa at a fee of $1.2 million in 2008. Brad Guzan went to Hull City on loan in 2011 and then again, back to Aston Villa. Today he is the goalkeeper of middlesbrough a premier league club and the united states national team.
9. Christian Mate Pulisic
Annual: USD 1,136,600.00
Christian Mate Pulisic is another American son who plays football just like his father Mark Pulisic who was a professional footballer. Mate plays for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and the United States national team. He is recognized as the youngest scorer who scored a goal in for United States men’s national team in April 2016. His hometown is Hershey, Pennsylvania, the same place where he grew before he moved to England.. He has a record of 20 goals in 34 games played with the under
17 during his tenure in the team. The United States and Borussia Dortmund celebrates him for having represented them in several international games and league matches.
8. Jozy Altidore
Annual Salary $1,074,667 Net worth $4,030,000
He is a very able American striker for Sunderland in the English Premier League born in November 6, 1989, in Livingston, New Jersey and raised in Boca, Florida. He also plays for the united states national team in the forward positionAltidore commenced his career in the year 2006 in New York Red Bulls where he spent only two years and then shifted to Villareal in Spain where he was just loaned out to Xerez and Hull City. He is fond of shifting from team to team as he has played for Hull city, Villarreal, Bursuspor, Toronto Fc, Xerez, AZ and others.he has represented the united states in many international competitions such as U-17 (2005), U-20 (2007), U-23 (2008) Beijing Olympics, 2010,2014 FIFA World Cups.
7. Landon Donovan
Annual salary 4,000,000 Networth 12 million
Landon Timothy Donovan plays as a forward in Los Angeles Galaxy, and he was born on 4th March 1982 in Ontario, California to Donna Kenney and Tim Donovan. He is a good scorer for the national team, and that makes him a major player in the team. This can be attributed by his record as he is the all time leader in scoring and assists for the united states mens national team. He is also the second most capped player in USA.he has worn several awards such as U.S soccer athlete of the year award, 7 times winner of Honda player of the year awrd , Best young player award 2002, and he to add the icing in the cake he is the highest American male player to to score many goals in world cup history. In 1999, he signed a six-year contract for Bayer Leverkusen, a German club after he was approached by Michael Reschke His talent was noticed when he started playing for Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga after that he was loaned out to the San Jose Earthquakes. After that, he went to Galaxy in 2005. He is amazing in the field and that has contributed much to his superiority.
6. Tim Howard
Annual salary $3 million Net worth $8 million
He is one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the USA born in Man 6, 1979 in North Brunswick, New Jersey to Mathew Howard and Esther Howard and he plays for Everton in the English Premier League. Howard started football in the year 1997 in North Jersey team before joining Metro Stars the following year. In 2003, he played for Manchester United after which he moved to Everton on loan in 2006 and then joined the same team permanently to play and stay. Howard has won several individual accolades starting with most recent CONCACAF goalkeeper of the year 2013, 2014, 2015, FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Glove 2009, IFFHS world’s best goal keeper 203, 2009, 2010 and best save CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011
5. Giuseppe Rossi
Salary $6,101,333. Net worth $22,880,000
He is an Italian-American who plays a forward for Celta De vigo, and he was born in New Jersey on 1st February 1987 in Teaneck, New Jersey though he plays for Italian national team. He is one amongst the Top 10 Richest Footballers in USA 2017. His football profession began in Manchester United in 2005 before joining Newcastle and Parma on loan. In 2007, he played for Villareal until 2013 when he was sold to Fiorentina. Rossi has won several individual awards such as Olympic Golden Boot 2008, Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player Of the year 2005-2006, Jimmy Murphy Young Player Of the Year 2004-2005, Pallone d’Argento 2013-2014.
4. Neven Subotic
Annual salary $8,135,111 Net worth $30,506,667
This professional football player comes from Banja Luka, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to Bosnia Serb and Svjetlana from Brestovo. Neven Subotic plays for Borussia Dortmund in German Bundesliga in the position of a center- back. He featured in under 17 and 20 teams of the USA where he later opted to play for Serbia at a higher level. His career as a footballer began in 2007 with Mainz 05 after he transferred to Borussia Dortmund in 2008. Neven has made his 30 million wealth from Borussia Dortmund and IMG soccer academy and companies like PUMA for endorsing them.
3. Brad Friedel
Annual salary $1,893,956 Net worth $6,578,000
He is also an American association football goalkeeper born in Lakewood, Ohio in Bay Village on 18th May 1971. Friedel is a goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur in English Premier League and he has played more than 80 games for the United States national team between the period of 1992 and 2005. In 1995, he joined Brondby in Denmark and then to Colombus Crew. He has played for many teams including Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, after which he shifted to various teams until he settled in Spurs for $1.8 million a contarct for 2013-2016.
2. Clint Dempsey
Annual salary is $8 million Net worth $16 million
Clint Dempsey was born on March 9, 1983, in Nacogdoches, Texas and he plays for Seattle Sounders in the MLS. He is a forward and skilled midfielder who joined football in 2004 in New England Revolution. Dempsey played for numerous teams and then moved to Tottenham in 2012 where he stayed for a year and went back to the United States.he has been the team capatain for the united states national football team and has also played for other clubs such as New England revolution, fulham, and tottenham hotspur.. Clint is famous for being on the record in the US world cup qualifying history as the player who scored the fastest goal one in 53 seconds and another in 36 seconds.
1. Jermaine Jones
Annual salary is $3 million and he is net worth $12 million
Jermaine Jones is an American soccer player and a defender playing midfield for Schalke 04 in German Bundesliga born in Frankfurt-Bonames, Germany on November 3, 1981, to an American father and a German mother. Before 2008, he played for German national team then transferred to the American team in the year 2010. In 2014 he played for the United States national team in FIFA world cup and scored a goal for the team. He has featured in the high levels of gaming for Eintracht Frankfurt Blackburn rovers, Besiktas, New England revolution and Bayer Leverkusen.
So, these above are the Top 10 Richest Footballers in USA 2017. Football is a career worth recognition especially in those countries that do not value football as much. Talents need to be explored by owners of those talents to maximize and utilize fully their talents. Football earns good amount of cash that not many professionals in the white collar jobs can earn even in ten lifetimes.