The top 10 richest Soccer Players in the world in 2023 are listed below
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)
Lionel Messi is the richest soccer player in the world and one of the most decorated athletes of all time. Born in Argentina in 1987, Messi began his professional soccer career at age 17 when he signed with FC Barcelona.
Since then, he has won a record six Ballon d’Or awards, the most prestigious individual award in soccer, and has achieved numerous other honors and accomplishments.
He has scored more than 600 goals for both Barcelona and Argentina and is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. In addition to his soccer success, Messi is also one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, earning an estimated $111 million in 2020.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player who plays for both Juventus in the Italian Serie A and the Portuguese national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world and has won five Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player.
He is also the most expensive player of all time, having moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a reported fee of €94 million in 2009.
Ronaldo is among the highest-paid athletes in the world and is the world’s highest-paid soccer player. He earned over $105 million in salary and endorsements in 2019, according to Forbes, making him the world’s richest soccer player.
He also has a lifetime Nike deal worth over $1 billion. He owns a hotel and two sports centers in Portugal, a fashion line, and several other business ventures.
3. Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil)
Neymar Jr. is a Brazilian professional soccer player who plays for the French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, with a total net worth of $186 million.
He is also the highest-paid soccer player in the world, earning an annual salary of $40 million. In addition to his salary, he earns millions of dollars in endorsements, sponsorships, and other business ventures.
He has endorsement deals with global brands such as Nike, Red Bull, and Gillette. He is also the most followed athlete on Instagram, with over 200 million followers.
4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain/France)
Kylian Mbappe is a French professional soccer player who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the French Ligue 1. He is widely considered to be one of the best players in the world and has won numerous awards and accolades in his young career.
Mbappe is the richest soccer player in the world, having earned an estimated net worth of $180 million. He has earned a substantial amount of money from his career in soccer, including salary, endorsements, and other ventures.
Mbappe is known for his incredible speed and dribbling ability, which have made him one of the most exciting players to watch in the game. His dribbling ability has also led to him being nicknamed “The Roadrunner” by his PSG teammates. He is also renowned for his strong work ethic and is known to be a team player on and off the pitch.
5. Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe/Spain)
Andres Iniesta is the richest soccer player in the world, with a net worth of approximately $120 million. Iniesta is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for the Japanese club, Vissel Kobe.
He began his professional career with Barcelona in 2002, before signing with Vissel Kobe in 2018. He has won numerous awards, including the Ballon d’Or, UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, and FIFA World Player of the Year.
Iniesta has also represented Spain in four FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships and won the World Cup with Spain in 2010. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time.
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy/Sweden)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the richest soccer player in the world with a net worth of approximately $190 million. He is one of the most famous professional soccer players of all time, having played for some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United, Barcelona, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain. He currently plays for the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Swedish national team.
Ibrahimovic has won numerous titles and individual awards throughout his career, including 12 league titles, five domestic cups, four UEFA Champions League titles, and two UEFA Super Cups. He has also been named the Swedish Footballer of the Year a record 11 times, and he holds the record for the most goals scored in an Italian Serie A season (28).
7. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/Wales)
Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He is widely considered one of the greatest and most successful footballers of all time.
He is currently the highest-paid soccer player in the world, earning an estimated $34 million a year in salary and endorsements. He is also one of the most marketable personalities in the sport, with his image used in campaigns for Adidas, Sony, and EA Sports.
8. Paul Pogba (Manchester United/France)
Paul Pogba is the richest soccer player in the world with an estimated net worth of $130 million. Pogba is a French professional soccer player who currently plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the French national team.
He is a central midfielder known for his dribbling, passing, and shooting ability. He is also known for his ability to play different roles in midfield. He began his professional career with Manchester United in 2011, before joining Juventus where he won four consecutive Serie A titles between 2012 and 2016.
In 2016, he returned to Manchester United for a then-world-record fee of £89 million. Since joining Manchester United, Pogba has gone on to become one of the most important players in the club’s recent history and has won several major honors, including the UEFA Europa League and the FA Cup. He has also been named in the FIFA World XI and the UEFA Team of the Year four times.
9. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina)
Sergio Aguero is an Argentine professional soccer player who currently plays for the English Premier League club Manchester City. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world and is one of the richest soccer players in the world. According to Forbes, his current net worth is estimated to be around $80 million.
Aguero has achieved a great deal of success since joining Manchester City in 2011. He has won the Premier League four times, the League Cup three times, and the FA Cup once. He has also won the Golden Boot twice and is the all-time leading goalscorer for Manchester City, with a total of 204 goals so far.
In addition to his success on the field, Aguero is also a highly-paid soccer player. He is currently on a contract with Manchester City that pays him a reported $21 million a year, making him one of the highest-paid players in the world.
10. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona/France)
Antoine Griezmann is a French professional soccer player who currently plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the French national team.
He is considered one of the best players in the world and is one of the highest-paid athletes in the sport. He has a net worth of approximately $90 million and earns an estimated $25 million in salary and endorsements each year.