Football is one of the most followed sports across the globe and the players are not less than any superstars. The players have become global icons because of this sport as they have millions of fan-following on social media nowadays. Considering the popularity and reach of the sport, there is a lot of money involved in it. Hence, the biggest clubs in the world splash a huge sum of money to get the services of the best players in the world. From huge salaries to mega endorsement deals to business investments, the football players have now become the richest people across the globe. But, do you know who are the top five richest athletes of all time in the world of football? There are a couple of surprising names on this list.
- Neymar (Net Worth: $200 million)
The Brazilian winger is reportedly on a lucrative contract with PSG, earning around $78 million per year. Having associated with Nike for many years, Neymar's new deal with PUMA is worth more than $30 million per year. Along with some mega sponsorship deals with brands like Gillette, Beats Electronics and Red Bull, the 29-year-old is almost associated with every second product in Brazil. His move from Barcelona to PSG is still regarded as the most expensive football transfer in the world at a reported fee of around $263 million.