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The 10 Richest Soccer Players in the World

David Beckham smiles as he stands on the red carpet.

David Beckham smiles as he stands on the red carpet. David Beckham is so cool | Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

In case you weren’t aware, soccer happens to be the most popular sport in the world. It might surprise you, but it’s true. As a result of this fact, the best players alive reap major rewards and can cost new teams a pretty penny. As if you needed another reason to be jealous of professional athletes, now you’re about to see how well it pays to be a professional footballer.

Goal.com released their annual “Goal Rich List,” which provides a detailed look at which players make the most money and where their wealth comes from. This list considers salaries, endorsement deals, and any form of investment portfolios a player might have as well. So, take a seat if you must because this is going to sting. Here’s a look at the top 10 richest soccer players on the planet.

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