Soccer might be the most popular sport on earth. You can see this sport played in every country in the world. And, many international events about it are huge and very often. And, among the local league, English Premiere League is probably the most broadcaster and seen one around the world. That is probably it has the big collection of the famous soccer players from the world. Their combination of the talent makes the match very interesting to watch. However, it seems to be very consistent between those super stars and their income. Below is the top richest soccer players who have got the most income.
1. Christiano Ronaldo
Of course, everyone knows Ronaldo. He began to earn the most of his early popularity and reputation in football when Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to the Old Trafford. He has had such great years in Manchester United. He is also said to be one of the greatest players of Manchester United. However, he decided lastly to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid. He is still doing very great there. In Real Madrid, he has got about 18 Euro as his salary per year after tax, that is the highest amount paid to the player. Additionally, he could have earned a lot more through his commercial ads and sponsorship. In total, he might have earned $ 44 million a year. This makes him the richest soccer player in the world in this 2015.
2. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is as you know the diamond of Barcelona. He has brought many championship to the club. Recently, there is a debate if Lionel Messi is the best player of all time in the soccer history. And, many people said yes to that. He is very loyal to Barcelona. He played for this club since he was a kid, and he still keeps playing for this club until now. He once said he has no plan to leave Barcelona. Talking about income, he could have got $ 41 million for this whole year. About haft of it is from the salary from his club, and the other haft is from the endorsement. With this amount, he earned just a few million less than Cristiano Ronaldo, making the second of the list of the richest soccer players.
3. Wayne Rooney
Comparing to Messi and Ronaldo, Rooney have earned about haft of the amount they did. As the income, Rooney has got $ 18 million from his Manchester United as the salary for a year. And, he has got a few more millions for his endorsement. That makes the total amount he has earned to $21 million a year. This marks him the third richest player in this 2015.
4. Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero is now a sharp striker in Manchester City. He is also a player the world is having an eye on. Annually, he earns $ 17.4 million as his income from the club, and in total with his endorsement, he totally got $ 20.9 million, a little bit less than Wayne Rooney.
5. Didier Drogba
Drogba is also another great name and player in the premiere league. Earlier, he left Chelsea for a club in China. However, he now returns to be a striker in Chelsea under the control of Mourinho. He is also among the African player who have scored the most goals. Actually, it is this Chelsea club that this player has gained the reputation and jump to the peak of his career. His salary from the club is 15.8 million US dollar while his endorsement is $ 5 million. So, in total, he earned $ 20.8 for this year.
6. Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure is an Ivory player and teammate in the national team with Drogba. Currently, he is in Manchester City after a transfer from Barcelona on the 29 million Euro deal. With the contract he has with Manchester City, he gets $ 18.2 million a year as the salary. For the endorsement, he gets 2.5 million. So, his total earning is $ 20. 7 million.
The World Cup has just finished, and it is no question that Neymar of Brazil is a rising star. The last big new about him is his transfer to Barcelona in a 57 million Euro deal. Totally, he have earned about $20.5 million. He has got only $ 10.5 million as the salary but the endorsement he has got is $ 10 million.
8. Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres is currently at Chelsea as a striker. He is one of the most expensive players ever in the history of Spain players. He moved to Chelsea from his old club in a 60. 5 million Euro deal. However, he did not sign in the Premier League as many people expect him to be. However, he has got 17 million US dollar as his salary while the other 3 million is for his endorsement. So, he got about 20 millions in total.
9. Zlantan Ibrahimovic
Zlantan Ibrahimovic is another incredible player the world has recognized. He is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germaine in a three year contract with the annual salary of 17.2 million and the endorsement is 2.5 million. So, he, in total, earned 19.7 millions a year.
Kaka has been an incredible player especially during his time in AC Milan. But, now he has not had much presence on the field. However, if we look at the income, he is still one of the highest paid and richest soccer players. His salary for the team is 13.8 million and the endorsement is 5,5 millions.