The ‘richest footballer in the world’ is one of the topics that lead to an unending argument among football lovers.

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For as long as there will be a debate as regards who is the greatest player of all time, there will always be an argument as to who earns higher or better?

To this end, Concise News has gathered edifying information on this subject matter from a reliable source – America leading business magazine organization Forbes.

You may be shocked by the inclusion of some relatively unknown names.

List of the Richest Footballers In The World

10. Gareth Bale: The Madrid Superstar and Welsh international is one of the few players that earns high with a Net Worth of $125 Million.

9. Ronaldo Nazario: The World Cup winner and Brazilian record goalscorer, despite hanging his booth, is one of the richest footballers with $150 Million Net worth.

8. Wayne Rooney: The English star and Manchester United record scorer comes in here with a Net Worth of $160 Million.

7. Neymar da Silva Jnr: The Paris Saint-German star is not a surprise on the list. Neymar is the most expensive player in the world in a deal that worths €222M. The former Barcelona forward has a Net Worth of  $185 Million.

6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Swedish footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy is also one of the football players with high Net Worth, $190 Million. Ibrahimovic is one of the most decorated players and has played in the top leagues in Europe.

5. Dave Whelan: The former Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan is one of the unexpected names that appears on the top richest footballers in the world The 81-year-old has an estimated net worth of $210m.

4. Lionel Messi: The exceptional Barcelona talisman is on the third position of the richest footballer in the world, with the Argentine having lots of endorsement that made him have a Net Worth of $400 Million.

3. David Beckham: The former Manchester United player and also a legend of the game is believed to have the same exact net worth as Ronaldo, despite retiring from the game in 2013 with a Net Worth of $450 Million.

2.  Cristiano Ronaldo: Ronaldo is worth $450 Million, with the Portuguese said to earn around $60 million per season in salary and winnings, and more in endorsements and sponsors and other personal ventures.

1.  Faiq Bolkiah: The 20-year-old is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei who plays for  2015–16 Premier League champions, Leicester City. Faiq Bolkiah is said to worth an estimated $20billion! Oh!!! that’s massive! The talented Foxes winger has been playing in England for some time, starting his career at AFC Newbury as a youngster.