Home Celebrity Gist Forbes Great Top 10 Richest Footballers of All Time 2022

Forbes Great Top 10 Richest Footballers of All Time 2022

As a result of this, many footballers have through contracts with some sports associations and renowned sports teams been able to bag a whole lot of money as a reward for their work, thereby accumulating to become a huge amount. Aside from players’ popularity on the field, they also tend to be known for the amount they get paid based on their contracts. And also, their net worths.

A whole lot of soccer fans would definitely pick interest in knowing about their favourites’ net worths. If you are a fan of soccer, you’d definitely be interested in this article.

So, here are the top 10 richest footballers in the world in 2022:

Name Current Football Club Networth
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United & Portugal National Football Team $500 Million
2. David Beckham Retired $450 Million
3. Lionel Messi PSG & Argentina National Football Team $400 Million
4. Dave Whelan Retired $210 Million
5. Wayne Rooney Retired $170 Million
6. Alexandre Pato Orlando City Sc $145 Million
7. Gareth Bale Real Madrid & Wales National Football Team $145 Million
8. Francesco Totti Retired $101.6 Million
9. Pelé Retired $100 Million
10. Eden Hazard Real Madrid & Belgium National Football Team $100 Million

1. CHRISTIANO RONALDO

forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world

Christiano Ronaldo is Portuguese, but an international footballer. Over time, he has played for quite a number of football teams on contract and has been able to make a whole lot of money. He is also considered the best footballer of all time. And is first on the list of the richest footballers in the world.

In 2009, Ronaldo joined the Real Madrid football team on a contract to be paid the sum of $132 million which earned him the title of being the most expensive footballer in the history of the sport. In 2021, he returned to Manchester United and is still playing for the team to date. And he also plays for his country’s football team; the Portugal National Football Team.

Ronaldo’s net worth as of 2022 is $500 million.

2. DAVID BECKHAM

forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world

Beckham was the first English footballer to become a league titleholder in four different countries. He played football for 20 years. In 2004, he was named the highest-paid football player. Despite being retired as a professional soccer player, Beckham’s net worth was estimated to be roughly $450 million.

3. LIONEL MESSI

forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world

Messi has over the past two seasons, been voted as the player of the year. And he is also considered the world’s best soccer player. He is no doubt an exceptional and devoured player. We love to have him on our screen and we hope unlike our other favourites, he doesn’t leave the pitch just yet.

His net worth is approximately $400 million. Therefore making him the third on the list of the richest footballers in the world.

4. DAVE WHELAN

Whelan is a retired footballer. However, during his career as a footballer, he played for Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra. He is currently the owner of a Football League Championship club named, Wigman Athletic.

His net worth is estimated to be roughly $210 million, therefore, making him the fourth richest footballer in the world.

 

5. WAYNE ROONEY

forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world

Wayne Rooney is an English football player who spent a whole lot of his career years playing for the Manchester United soccer club. He played as a striker for Premier League Club Manchester United and the English national team. He is however retired and is now the manager of the Derby County Football Club.

Rooney was no doubt one of the best players of his time, he served his term as a football player and we loved it. Some of us wish we can still have him on our Tv screen playing football. I agree he is a legend.

His net worth is roughly $170 million and is currently ranking the sixth on the list of the richest footballers in the world.

6. ALEXANDRE PATO

forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world

Alexandre Pato started his career at the age of 16. He, later on, got signed by Sports Club Internacional to play at the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub 20. In 2006, he led the team to win the FIFA Club World Cup.

In 2022, his net worth was estimated at $145 million, therefore, making him the fifth richest footballer in the world.

7. GARETH BALE

Bareth Gale is being considered an exceptional football player. This is due to some of his physical qualities, his amazing speed and the effective use of his left foot for soccer. Bale is currently playing for the Real Madrid of the La Liga soccer club and is also the winger of the Welsh national team.

His net worth is approximately $145 million, therefore, making him the 6th richest footballer in the world.

8. FRANCESCO TOTTI

forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world

Totti is an Italian professional football player and he started his career by joining the Fortitudo football youth team at the age of 8.

During the 1998-1999 season, Totti gained recognition as the “Young Footballer of the Year”. And one year later, he was named the “Italian Footballer of the Year” and also got nominated for Ballon d’Or.

His net worth is $101.6 million, making him the eighth on the list of the richest footballers in the world.

9. PELE

forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world

Pelé is a retired football player but is regardless considered by many fans, players, and experts as one of the players of all time.

His net worth is approximately $100 million.

READ: 10 Highest-Paid Football Managers in the World (2022)  

10. EDEN HAZARD

Hazard started his football career at the age of 4, he is now regarded as a professional footballer.  He spent eight years with the Royal Stade Brainois and then transferred to Tubize.

His net worth is roughly $100 million and he’s currently ranking the tenth on the list of the richest footballers in the world.

Here is a summary  of the list of the Forbes top 10 richest footballers in the world:

Christiano Ronaldo

David Beckham

Lionel Messi

Dave Whelan

Wayne Rooney

Alexandre Pato

Gareth Bale

Francesco Totti

Pelé

Eden Hazard