Soccer today is very different from what it used to be a century ago. Back then, rich people sat and watched the games, while the players were paid very poorly, if at all. However, the situation today is quite the opposite. Due to the great popularity that soccer has worldwide, it slowly became extremely well-paid, with sums that are exchanged between football clubs becoming higher and higher every day; take Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, which cost 222 million dollars. Not only that, but players started earning more and more money annually, both from their clubs and from brand endorsements, which is reflected in their lifestyles. Here we have 5 players who lead very lavish lifestyles.
Whether you are a fan of soccer or not, you definitely heard this name at least a few times in your life. This former Real Madrid attacker, who now plays for Juventus, is definitely one of the most famous players of all time. He has a net worth of 450 million dollars and a weekly pay of almost 650 thousand dollars. Aside from his playing, he also earns through his brand endorsements with Samsung, Castrol, but he also has his own brand, CR7, which also increases his annual income significantly. Christiano is known for his love of fast cars and owns several, including a Porsche, Mercedes, and a Lamborghini Aventador. He also supports charities, such as UNICEF, Save the Children and others.
Messi is rightfully next to Christiano Ronaldo on this list. He has a net worth of 400 million dollars and a weekly income of 645 thousand dollars. He also has a partnership with numerous brands, like Gillette, Gatorade, and Samsung, but the most famous is the one he has with Adidas. He has an enormous house just outside Barcelona, but also enjoys expensive cars, and owns a 240-thousand-dollar Maserati, but is also very well-known for his charity work – he donated 100 thousand dollars for the children in Syria.
The Swedish player has made wonders for his net worth, since moving to the US to play for LA Galaxy in 2018. He is currently worth 190 million dollars and has a weekly income of over 138 thousand dollars. He is known to have spent at least three million dollars on luxury cars, including brands like Ferrari, Mercedes, Lamborghini, and even Volvo. His Manchester residence reportedly costs as much as six million dollars.
The star of the most expensive transfer in soccer history has no problem keeping up with the highest-paid players on this list. He has a net worth of 185 million dollars and a weekly income of 520 thousand dollars. Aside from his soccer income, he endorses brands such as Gillette, Panasonic, Red Bull, and others. Neymar has numerous expensive cars, as well as houses in Paris and Sao Paulo, a yacht and a helicopter. He also has a charity in his home town, oriented towards helping young people and their families change their lives for the better.
This was a brief overview of some of the richest soccer players in the world. Although they like to spend their money for their enjoyment, almost all of them also use it in order to help those less fortunate overcome their problems.