Richest footballers top 9 list of 2018 FIFA World Cup:
FIFA Football world cup 2018 going to start within 2 days in Russia. All the big guns are hoping for the championship. So let us see the top 9 list of richest and highest paid footballers of 2018.
9th Position in the list is Sergio Agüero:
The Argentine striker, the all-time leading goal scorer for Man City and has been the top goal scorer each season since joining in 2011 Man City. He earned $23.5 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.
8th Position in the list is Luis Suarez:
Luis Suarez contract with Barcelona runs through July 2021 and Barcelona pays him $20 million in salary and bonus. This January, he notched his 100th La Liga goal, also he scored 100 goals quicker than teammate and five-time Ballon d’or winner Lionel Messi. Also second year in a row, he ended second top scorer for his club’s with 25 goals (behind Messi’s 36). He earned $26.9 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.
7th Position in the list is Wayne Rooney:
The former England captain, 11 years continuously in the list of top 10 highest-earning soccer players. He earned $27 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.
6th Position in the list is Oscar:
After five years in Chelsea and two Premier League titles, Oscar shocked the football world by moving to Shanghai SIPG of the Chinese Super League in January 2017. He earned $27.4 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.
5th Position in the list is Paul Pogba:
Four seasons for Juventus in Italy for pennies, Pogba moved to Manchester United in 2016 for a $120 million transfer fee. His five-year contract with Manchester United pays more than $29.5 million in salary annually.
4th Position in the list is Gareth Bale:
Bale came off the bench and scored two goals, including a sensational bicycle kick, to lead Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title. He earned $34.6 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.
3rd Position in the list is Neymar:
In last August 2017, the Brazilian superstar signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth a total cash outlay of more than $600 million. Of that, $250 million was paid to his former club Barcelona to release him from his contract there. The remaining $350 million will be paid in salary through his playing contract that lasts until June 2022. He earned $90 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.
2nd Position in the list is Cristiano Ronaldo:
The captain of the Portugal team and the world’s best football player ever Cristiano Ronaldo also in the list of Golden Boot. Cristiano Ronaldo is looking for the Golden Boots. Ronaldo won the Euro 2016 trophy two years ago, five times Balloon d’Or and four times Champions League winner Ronaldo. He was the highest goal score in World Cup qualifying and final matches. He earned $108 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.
The Number 1 Player is none other than Lionel Messi:
The world best player and the Captain of Argentina team Lionel Messi is also in the list of Golden Boot. Messi is one of the most anticipated players to win this year’s Golden Boot. And he is approaching his 31st birthday. He earned $111 Million on the year 2018 as per Forbes.Richest footballers top 9 list of 2018 FIFA World Cup.