The world’s most popular sport football or soccer is much more serious than ever. There are more than 3.5 billion football fans worldwide. For many of them, football is not just a game, it is like a religion. Top professional football players are earning more than other pro-athletes. The wealthiest soccer players are all playing in Europe. Spain, England, Italy, Germany and France are ranked as being the greatest league on Earth. All of them are competitive enough that they consistently capture the best talent. Premier League footballers earn an average of £2.3 million a year each, making it the best paying league in the world.
Here are the top 20 richest football players in the world, according to Goal.com 2017 rich list.
20) John Terry – Net Worth: €56 Million ($61 million)
English professional football player John Terry’s contribution to the English national team and Chelsea has been immense. He is the captain of Chelsea. He was the captain of the English national team between August 2006 and February 2010.
19) Sergio Aguero – Net Worth: €58 Million ($63 million)
This Argentine professional footballer plays for the Argentina national team and Manchester City. He scored what many people call the most famous goal in the history of the club on the final day of the 2012-13 campaign. That goal secured the title for Manchester City.
18) Gerard Pique – Net Worth: €58 Million ($63 million)
Gerard Pique is an immensely talented Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center-back for Spain national football team and FC Barcelona. This champion has hoisted club trophies worldwide. He is one of the four players to have won the UEFA Champions League two years in a row with different teams.
17) Francesco Totti – Net Worth: €60 Million ($65.5 million)
Italian football player Francesco Totti is the captain of Serie A club Roma. He has been with the club for the last 23 years and has created many wonderful moments for his fans. He is also into real estate business.