Football is no doubt one of the wealthiest sports of the world. Around 200 nations play the sport with many people actively taking part in fantasy football leagues.
Being watched by billions around the globe, football is a carnival in itself. Footballers are worshipped like Gods in European and South American nations. The fantasy football fans feel the craze when any big or small football matches around the world.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that footballers are amongst the richest athletes in the world. And not only do they earn millions on the field but also earn as brand endorsements and investments in various businesses.
Here are the 5 richest football players around the globe. Know about them and play fantasy premier league games at 11wickets.com
Cristiano Ronaldo ($450m)
He is the beast on-field and even off the field. Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world at the moment at $450m net worth and growing! Ronaldo earns $30m at Juventus, which is a step down from his time at Real Madrid. But the Portuguese more than makes up for it with his off-field endeavours. Ronaldo has also signed a reported lifetime contract with Nike, worth $1 Billion.
David Beckham ($450m)
The most famous footballer in the United Kingdom, David Beckham was one of the finest midfielders during his playing career. He has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG, AC Milan, and LA Galaxy during his long football career. Even after his retirement, Beckham has stayed at the top with various investments. His estimated net worth is $450m.
Lionel Messi ($400m)
With 4 champions league titles and countless silverware, it should be no surprise for his fans that Lionel Messi is one of the richest footballers of the world. His estimated net worth is $400 million. The Argentine is also a famous name for brands, being the biggest star of Adidas, Gillette, Gatorade, Pepsi, Huawei, Lays and many more.
Dave Whalen ($220m)
He is not the most famous name in this list. Dave Whalen is a former Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra player. He was a full back during his playing days. Whelan became the owner of Wigan Athletic FC in 1995. Along with that, the 82-year old is also the owner of JJB Sports and DW Sports Fitness, making him the fourth richest footballer with the estimated net worth of $220m.
Zlatan Ibrahimović ($190m)
The Swedish superstar, who has played for numerous clubs, including Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, Inter Milan, and Manchester United is still going strong at LA Galaxy at the age of 37. With his charisma and carefree attitude, Zlatan has attracted several brands. He is a brand ambassador for Nike, Volvo Cars, Microsoft Xbox, and many more. The striker has also launched his own perfume brand and ‘A-Z Sportswear’. Currently, Zlatan’s estimated net worth is $190m.
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