Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of richest footballers in the world – see others

by Mark Bassey

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, has been named the richest footballer in the world, with a personal fortune of £152m. The Portuguese is top of the list, ahead of eternal rival, Lionel Messi, who is in second place, with £7m less of Ronaldo’s wealth.

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According to Goal’s Rich List which was released on Thursday, Messi’s team-mate at Barcelona is in third place with an estimated wealth of £97.9m.

The list features famous players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Samuel Eto’o.

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Goal took into consideration their account sponsorship revenue as well as wages and bonuses.


1. Cristiano Ronaldo £152.3

2. Lionel Messi £145m

3. Neymar £97.9m

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic £76.1m

5. Wayne Rooney £74.6m

6. Kaka £69.6m

7. Samuel Eto’o £63.1m

8. Raul £61.6m

9. Ronaldinho £60.2m

10. Frank Lampard £58m


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