Now the question is which football players are currently the richest in the world, and who will be the wealthiest football player in 2020?

Top 10 Richest Current Footballers in the World (2020 Ranking)

There are many ways for football players to earn thousands of dollars every week, besides their playing salary. In fact, they can earn from their bonuses, sponsorship, and marketing, which can make their income extraordinary.

Top 10 Richest Current Footballers in the World 2020

  • Faiq Bolkiah
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Lionel Messi
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Neymar
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Gareth Bale
  • Andres Iniesta
  • Eden Hazard
  • Paul Pogba

1. Faiq Bolkiah ($20 billion)

Faiq Bolkiah

Full name: Faiq Jefri Bolkiah
Date of birth: 9 May 1998
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Current club: Leicester City
Playing position(s): Midfielder, Winger

Faiq Jefri Bolkiah is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the reserve side of Premier League club Leicester City and the Brunei national team. He serves as the captain of the national team. He was born in Los Angeles and holds both Bruneian and American citizenship. He was educated in Great Britain at Bradfield College. Faiq Bolkiah's net worth is currently estimated at a total of $20 billion.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo ($460 Million)

Cristiano Ronaldo

Full name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth: 5 February 1985
Place of birth: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Current club: Juventus
Playing position(s): Forward

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballons d'Or and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 29 major trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League. He's currently playing for the Italian team, Juventus, and the Portugal national team. As of 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo's net worth is roughly $460 million, making him one of the richest athletes in the world.

3. Lionel Messi ($400 million)

Lionel Messi

Full name: Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini
Date of birth: 24 June 1987
Place of birth: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Current club: Barcelona
Playing position(s): Forward

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards, and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. His net worth is reflective of the time and dedication he has put into his craft. As of 2020, Lionel Messi's net worth is roughly $400 million.

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ($190 Million)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Full name: Zlatan Ibrahimović
Date of birth: 3 October 1981
Place of birth: Malmö, Sweden
Height: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Current club: Milan
Playing position(s): Striker

Zlatan Ibrahimović, a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Ibrahimović is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation. He is one of the most decorated active footballers in the world, having won 31 trophies in his career. He has scored over 540 career goals, and has scored in each of the last four decades. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's net worth is approximately $190 Million, making him the 4th current richest soccer player in the world.

5. Neymar ($185 Million)

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

Full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Date of birth: 5 February 1992
Place of birth: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Current club: Paris Saint-Germain
Playing position(s): Forward

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world. Neymar's net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be $185 million.

6. Wayne Rooney ($160 Million)

Wayne Rooney

Full name: Wayne Mark Rooney
Date of birth: 24 October 1985
Place of birth: Croxteth, England
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Current club: Derby County
Playing position(s): Forward, Attacking midfielder

Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer and captain for Championship club Derby County. He has played much of his career as a forward, and he has also been used in various midfield roles. Widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation, Rooney is the record goalscorer for both the England national team and Manchester United. Rooney's net worth is estimated at around the $160 million mark based on his career earnings so far.

7. Gareth Bale ($125 Million)

Gareth Bale

Full name: Gareth Frank Bale
Date of birth: 16 July 1989
Place of birth: Cardiff, Wales
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Current team: Real Madrid
Playing position(s): Winger

Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits from his peers, who have described him as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities". He has carved a niche for himself playing in a club that boasts of only the top players in the world. As if 2020, Gareth Bale's net worth is $125 million dollars.

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8. Andres Iniesta ($120 Million)

Andres Iniesta

Full name: Andrés Iniesta Luján
Date of birth: 11 May 1984
Place of birth: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Current club: Vissel Kobe
Playing position(s): Central midfielder

Andrés Iniesta Luján, a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Japanese club Vissel Kobe. He spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he served as the captain for three seasons. Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation and one of the greatest midfielders of all time. As of 2020, Andres Iniesta's net worth is estimated to be around $120 Million.

9. Eden Hazard ($100 Million)

Eden Hazard

Full name: Eden Michael Hazard
Date of birth: 7 January 1991
Place of birth: La Louvière, Belgium
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Current club: Real Madrid
Playing position(s): Left winger, attacking midfielder

Eden Michael Hazard, a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Belgium national team. Widely considered as one of the best players in the world, Hazard is known for his creativity, speed, acceleration, dribbling and passing. Eden Hazard's net worth is approximately $100 million, but he continues to play soccer and will substantially increase that amount in the years to come.

Reportedly, the Belgium superstar is making around $245,000 per week after tax, with bonuses added on top of his base wage, which makes him almost $13 million annually. Hazard moved to Real Madrid from Chelsea during the 2019 summer transfer window for $111 million. Apart from the income he has from his professional football playing, he holds a wealthy sponsorship deal with Nike, while he is also the face behind Belgian-based Lotus Bakeries. In 2017, Hazard also invested a stake in owning North American Soccer League franchise San Diego 1904 FC.

10. Paul Pogba ($85 Million)

Paul Pogba

Full name: Paul Labile Pogba
Date of birth: 15 March 1993
Place of birth: Lagny-sur-Marne, France
Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Current club: Manchester United
Playing position(s): Midfielder

Paul Pogba's net worth in 2020 is $85 Million. Paul Labile Pogba,  a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the French national team. He operates primarily as a central midfielder, but can also be deployed as an attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, and deep-lying playmaker. In addition to playing soccer professionally, the central midfielder’s representatives have done a top-class job of making him one of the most marketable characters in the sport with interesting deals with companies such as Adidas and his media work consisting of presenting MTV Europe Music Awards and appearing in numerous commercials such as the FIFA 17 computer game. This is how Pogba is currently 10th on our list.

See also: The Top 10 Richest Football Clubs In The World 2020

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