The list of top 10 richest footballers 2015 have been announced by the 2015 Rich List. Based on net worth, endorsement and assets, the top 10 football players are listed in this list. Who is the wealthiest footballer of 2015? If you question is same, then you need to read this article. As expected, this list is dominated by European footballers.
Top 10 Richest Footballers 2015
10. Frank Lampard [€80 M]
The countdown begins with former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard who have is the owner of €80 M. The British footballer earned €5 M after selling his mansion in Eshar. Lampard is currently playing for Manchester City and will join David Villa in American soccer club New York City FC.
9. Ronaldinho [€83 M]
Even after retirement of international football, the former Brazilian magician and Ballon D’or winner, Ronaldinho continues earning big money. He was signed by Atletico Mineiro at €2.7 m. He brought in more than €20 m in the last 10 years with Nike and his former club Barcelona.
8. Raul Gonzalez [€85 M]
The all time top goal scorer of Real Madrid is still earning lots of bucks. He is Real Madrid’s top earners in his last 16 years, with his salary topping out at €7 M per year. His off field portfolio is extensive, with his business Scar Sport Europe investing in renewable energies.
7. Samuel Eto’o [€87 M]
Here comes the richest footballer of Cameroon in the name of Samuel Eto’o. The player tasted huge success at Spanish club Barcelona where he was earning €10 m per year and €5 M at Chelsea Football Club. Today, he is representing Puma and Ford that made him seventh wealthiest footballer of 2015.
6. Ricardo Kaka [€96 M]
Ballon D’or Winner, World Cup winner Brazilian legend Ricardo Kaka played for Europe’s top football clubs including AC Milan, Real Madrid. During four year season at Real Madrid, Kaka earned more then €35 m that became half after his return to AC Milan. He has now signed with Orlando City at €6.3m that makes him highest paid player of Major League Soccer.
5. Wayne Rooney [€103 M]
Manchester United’s forward Wayne Rooney is the highest paid footballer of Premier League. At the start of season 2014-15, he recorded increase in salary to an annual of €18.9m. He is the Brand Ambassador of Nike, Samsung and Harper Collins that pays him about €5.4m.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic [€105 M]
You can call him the richest footballer of Swedish football. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is careful not to be too over endorsed. His current worth is €105 M and is representing Nivea, Xbox, Volvo and Dressman. His contract with Nike ended in 2014. Zlatan also partnered with IT billionaire Dan Oloffson in launching Mikz, a celebrity marketing application in 2013.
3. Neymar [€135 M]
At the age of 23, Neymar have overtaken lots of experienced footballers in terms winning big bucks. Last year, Neymar earned €37m as he was one of the most noticed players in FIFA World Cup 2014. Today, he is sponsoring twelve sponsors which are Nike, Panasonic, Claro, foot odour-stopper Tenys-Pe, Lupo, fizzy drink Gaurana Antarctica, Unilever, Volkswagen, Santander, Red Bull, Heliar and mobile app Palpiteros.
2. Lionel Messi [€200 M]
Four times FIFA Ballon D’or winner is the second highest richest football player of 2015. He is the only player in the world who has the largest pre-tax contract. Contracts with one of the leading brands like Adidas, Samsung, Ooredoo, Lay’s Audermars Piguet, Gillette, Dolce and Gabbana, Head and Shoulders, Gatorage and Pan Bimbo increases his salary to new heights. His current worth is €200M.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo [€210 M]
Have predicted correctly before reading? Yes, Real Madrid and Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer of 2015. Last year was the best of 30 years old in which he won FIFA Ballon D’or, Champions League and lots of other trophies with club and individually. he extended his contract with Real Madrid to earn €18.2m per year till 2018. The most lucrative of all is his deal with Nike while his clothing line CR7 is also a money spinner. Watch the video of these players below.
So this is the list of top 10 most wealthiest football player 2015. Is your favorite footballer listed in this list?