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Top 10 Richest Soccer Players of 2013

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The game of soccer not only gives its player the fame all around the world, but is also a great source of earning huge sum of money. The popularity of this game is undoubtedly greater than any other game of the world. People not only love to watch it but it is also observed that they invest their money in this game in huge amounts. Along with the regular payments, made by respective controlling bodies of each country, the players of soccer are also hired by clubs which offer them very handsome packages. Moreover, being the most famous celebrities, the players of soccer also find wide range of opportunities of earning money such as working in business advertisements and so on. It is generally observed that owing to such a wide range of opportunities to earn money, the soccer players find it very easy to maintain the best standards of lives. However, these players have to work really hard during practice and show great talents and skills while performing in the soccer field, as their fame and demand depend entirely on their performances. Therefore, those players who fail to show better results in the field are deemed to be neglected not only by the soccer clubs, but also by the advertisement companies. Following is the list of top 10 richest soccer players of the world. This list is based on the sums of money they earn in result of their performances and their popularity among general masses.

10. Ricardo Kaka

Ricardo Kaka

With the total annual salary of 12.9 million pounds, Ricardo Kaka is at the tenth position on the list of top 10 richest soccer players. He is Brazilian by origin and one of the main players of the national team. He also participates in English Premier League. Kaka’s performance has remained very consistent throughout the years of his career which has earned him a vital position in the world of football.

9. Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm is German player and also plays for Bayern Munich as captain. He is regarded as one of the most vital players of his team who has contributed greatly towards the success of the team. Currently he is earning 13.5 million pounds annually.

8. Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Last year, Toure earned more than 17.6 million pounds. However, currently he is earning almost 12 million pounds. His brilliant performances have attracted the attention of investors towards him. Moreover, he also has signed a contract with Nike for their advertisement campaigns.

7. Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero is largely known for his great skills and control over the ball. He has got the ability to change the course of the match at anytime of the game. His brilliant performances in recent years have helped him a lot in improving his international ranking. He plays for Manchester City Club. Currently he is earning almost 26 million pounds annually.

6. Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell

After he was declared the FIFA player of the year, Sol Campbell reached the heights of popularity not only among the general people but also among various soccer clubs who offered him huge sums of money to play for their respective sides. Campbell is currently earning 28 million pounds annually.

5. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

One of the most shinning celebrities of England, Rooney has ruled over the world of soccer for years. Owing to his great skills which he displays in the field, Rooney has always remained at the top of demand list of various clubs. He plays for Manchester United and currently earning millions of pounds each year.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

He is the most key player of national team of Portugal and has greatly contributed towards the success of national team in recent years. With the annual income of almost 28.5 million pounds, Ronaldo is regarded as one of the richest football players. His great control over the ball, speed and flexibility has helped him in earning great popularity and money.

3. David Beckham

David Beckham

David Beckham had the honor of leading English national team. He rules over the hearts of millions of fans all around the world. This handsome guy has enjoyed the popularity in almost every nook and corner of the world. With his brilliant and consistent performances in last many years, David Beckham has earned great position which enables him to earn huge sum of money not only from direct sources related to football, but also indirectly such as through advertisement and so on.

2. Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Michael Owen is at the number two position on the list of top 10 richest soccer players of the world. He has displayed great skills in the field and has played leading role in the success of his team. Owing to his consistent and brilliant performances, Owen has enabled himself to earn almost 95 million US dollars annually which puts him ahead of thousands of millionaires of the world as well. He plays for Barcelona in Premier League.

1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is a name which needs no introduction. He is currently the most popular and richest soccer player of the world. He plays for Barcelona club and is regarded as most vital player of his team. With the net earnings of more than 110 million US dollars, he enjoys the top most position on the list of top 10 richest soccer players of the world.

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