Top 20 Soccer Player celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Soccer Player celebrities [Updated April 18, 2021].

1. Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan net worth 2020
Scott Duncan was born on November 2, 1888 in Scotland.
Scott Duncan went on to manage Ipswich Town from 1937–1955.

Net Worth 2020: $7.2 Billion

2. Carlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez net worth 2020
Carlos Sanchez was born on February 6, 1986 in Quibdo, Colombia.
Carlos Sanchez spent his youth career with Danubio from 2003 to 2005.

Net Worth 2020: $2.3 Billion

3. Boris Rotenberg

Boris Rotenberg net worth 2020
Boris Rotenberg was born on May 18, 1986 in Russia.
Boris Rotenberg's father is an old friend of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Net Worth 2020: $1.7 Billion

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo net worth 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in Santo Antonio, Portugal.

One of the top soccer players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo rose to fame as a forward for Real Madrid after being acquired from Manchester United for a $131.6 million transfer fee in 2009. Cristiano Ronaldo became captain of the Portuguese national team in 2008 and received the Ballon d'Or in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Juventus.  

  • Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19, the Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) has said, October 13, 2020
  • Cristiano Ronaldo broke a number of La Liga records as well as Real Madrid franchise records and scored his 300th career goal in January 2013. He became the most-followed individual on Instagram, earning over 237 million fans.

Net Worth 2020: $500 Million

Salary 2020: $70 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo typically earns more than $60 million per year as a base salary, although this has changed throughout the years and with his different clubs. Off the field, he earns more than $40 million a year from endorsements.

Between June 2017 and June 2018, Cristiano earned $108 million: $61 million through salary and $47 million from endorsements. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $110 million from his empire. In the following one-year period, he earned $120 million.

One of his most lucrative brand endorsement deals was with Nike. In November 2016, it was revealed that Cristiano had signed a $1 billion "lifetime" deal with Nike. Specific terms of the deal are not known but it is believed that the deal came with a $100 million signing bonus.

In addition, Cristiano Ronaldo sells various self-branded products, such as perfumes and clothing.

After spending 9 years with Real Madrid, in 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo signed a four-year deal with Juventus that pays a base salary of $64 million.

Cristiano Ronaldo typically earns more than $60 million per year as a base salary, although this has changed throughout the years and with his different clubs. Off the field, he earns more than $40 million a year from endorsements.

Between June 2017 and June 2018, Cristiano earned $108 million: $61 million through salary and $47 million from endorsements. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $110 million from his empire. In the following one-year period, he earned $120 million.

One of his most lucrative brand endorsement deals was with Nike. In November 2016, it was revealed that Cristiano had signed a $1 billion "lifetime" deal with Nike. Specific terms of the deal are not known but it is believed that the deal came with a $100 million signing bonus.

In addition, Cristiano Ronaldo sells various self-branded products, such as perfumes and clothing.

After spending 9 years with Real Madrid, in 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo signed a four-year deal with Juventus that pays a base salary of $64 million.

5. David Beckham

David Beckham net worth 2020
David Beckham was born on May 2, 1975 in London, England.
David Beckham broke the England national team appearance record for outfield players, and played the final game of his 20-year career on May 18, 2013.

Net Worth 2020: $450 Million

Salary 2020: $50 Million

Salary Highlights: Over his final six seasons in the MLS with the L.A. Galaxy, David Beckham earned an estimated $255 million including salary, revenue sharing, endorsements, appearances, and licensing. David Beckham's annual Paris Saint-Germain salary was $50 million.

6. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi net worth 2020
Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina.

Star soccer forward who gained world fame while playing with FC Barcelona and as captain of Argentina's national team. Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or four straight years from 2009 to 2012 and he received the Golden Ball Award after leading the Argentinian national team to the World Cup Championship game in 2014.

When he was 25, Lionel Messi became the youngest player in history to score 200 goals in La Liga and in March 2012, he became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a single match.

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

Salary 2020: $92 Million

Lionel Messi Salary: Lionel Messi is the highest-paid soccer player in the world. Under his previous contract, his annual base salary was $44.68 million. In 2017 he signed a new contract with Barcelona that pays a base salary of $80 million. Messi earns an additional $40 million every year from endorsements. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Lionel grossed $111 million, of which $30 million came from endorsements. He has a lifetime endorsement deal with Adidas. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned a staggering $130 million. Messi has been featured on the covers of the Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 video games. He and Fernando Torres are the faces of the Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 video game and helped out with the trailer and motion capturing.

7. Neymar

Neymar net worth 2020
Neymar was born on February 5, 1992 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Neymar won two La Liga titles and a Champions Cup with Barcelona and won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles playing for PSG. In 2017, Neymar was featured in Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Neymar made a cameo in the third season of the Netflix series  Money Heist in 2019. 

Net Worth 2020: $200 Million

Salary 2020: $78 Million

8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic net worth 2020
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born on October 3, 1981 in Malmo, Sweden.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic won a La Liga championship with FC Barcelona in 2009-10 and a Serie A championship with AC Milan in 2010-11.

Net Worth 2020: $190 Million

Salary 2020: $35 Million

Salary Highlights: When he played for Manchester United, his peak annual salary was $35 million. In his last year at Manchester United, he was earning $27 million. When he joined the LA Galaxy in 2018, he accepted a $1.4 million salary.

9. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney net worth 2020
Wayne Rooney was born on October 24, 1985 in Croxteth, England.
Wayne Rooney became the youngest player to represent England when he made his senior international debut in 2003. He was named PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 2010. 

Net Worth 2020: $170 Million

Salary 2020: $26 Million

10. Ronaldo

Ronaldo net worth 2020
Ronaldo was born on September 18, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Striker known as The Phenomenon who won World Cup titles with Brazil in 1994 and 2002. Ronaldo held the record for most goals scored in World Cup play with 15 until Miroslav Klose scored his 16th in 2014. Ronaldo played for 7 different club teams, most notably Inter Milan and Real Madrid, and he received the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002. 

Goal.com named him the Player of the Decade in 2011 and he was selected to become President of the Brazil Soccer Federation in 2014.

Net Worth 2020: $160 Million

11. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima net worth 2020
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima was born on September 18, 1976 in Brazil.

Net Worth 2020: $150 Million

12. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale net worth 2020
Gareth Bale was born on July 16, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales.

Winger who won the PFA Players' Player of the Year, PFA Young Player of the Year, and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards during the 2012-13 season while playing for Tottenham Hotspur. Gareth Bale made his debut with the Welsh national team in 2006 and transferred from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013. 

Gareth Bale had an incredible season in 2010, playing for Tottenham in the Champions League and winning the Wales Player of the Year Award.

Net Worth 2020: $145 Million

Salary 2020: $33 Million

Footballing Contracts: After proving himself at Southampton, Bale moved to Tottenham in 2007 for a transfer fee of 7 million pounds. Gareth transferred to Real Madrid in 2013 for a record-breaking 85.3 million pounds. At the time, this was the largest amount ever paid for a football player – breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's previous record (who also signed for Real Madrid).

Years later, Bale signed a contract extension that was intended to keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022. This contract paid the Welsh striker $33 million per year – enough to make him one of the highest-paid soccer players in the world. After a series of conflict-ridden years at Real, Bale transferred back to Tottenham in 2020. Although this was only a loan deal, his return to Spain seemed likely after he completed the transfer.

13. Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry net worth 2020
Thierry Henry was born on August 17, 1977 in Les Ulis, France.
Thierry Henry netted 174 goals in 254 appearances for Arsenal from 1999 to 2007.

Net Worth 2020: $130 Million

Salary 2020: $5 Million

Salary for New York Red Bulls: Thierry Henry's annual salary with the New York Red Bulls was $5 million per year. This made him the highest-paid player in the MLS at the time, with a salary that dwarfed even that of David Beckham. Eventually, his salary dropped to $3.75 million per year, although he remained the highest-paid player in the league because of additional bonuses.

14. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba net worth 2020
Paul Pogba was born on March 15, 1993 in France.

Net Worth 2020: $125 Million

Salary 2020: $33 Million

Salary Details: As of 2020, Paul Pogba reportedly earns 290,000 pounds per week. In 2016, he earned roughly 15 million pounds through his Manchester United salary alone. This is roughly equivalent to $33 million per year. After four years with Juventus, Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United in 2016. He signed a five-year contract that pays a $28-million annual base salary. He currently earns an additional $6-10 million per year from endorsements.

15. Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta net worth 2020
Andres Iniesta was born on May 11, 1984 in Spain.

Net Worth 2020: $120 Million

Salary 2020: $33 Million

Andrés Iniesta Contract History: Andres spent 22 an unprecedented 22 years with Barcelona where he served three years as captain. In 2018 he signed a contract with Japan's Vissel Kobe that pays $30 million per year for three years. That made him one of the 10 highest-paid soccer players in the world and one of the 50 highest-paid athletes.

Andre founded a winery in 2010. One of his most famous bottles is named "Minuto 116" which is a reference of the minute he scored Spain's title-winning goal at the 2010 World Cup.

16. Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane net worth 2020
Zinedine Zidane was born on June 23, 1972 in Marseille, France.
Zinedine Zidane was kicked out of the World Cup Finals in 2006 because of a dangerous head-butt to Italian defender Marco Materazzi

Net Worth 2020: $120 Million

Salary 2020: $14 Million

17. Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil net worth 2020
Mesut Ozil was born on October 15, 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Net Worth 2020: $120 Million

Salary 2020: $24 Million

Contracts: Mesut joined Arsenal in 2013 for 42.5 million pounds. He then signed a three-year contract extension with the team in 2017 that doubled his annual base salary from $12 million per year to $24 million. That's enough to make him one of the 10 highest-paid soccer players in the world. Later, he famously refused to accept a pay cut as an Arsenal player – a move that infuriated fans.

18. Pele

Pele net worth 2020
Pele was born on October 23, 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil.
In 1962, Pele led Santos to victory in four out of four competitions, becoming the first team to achieve a quadruple. Pele dedicated his 1,000th goal to the poor children of Brazil.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

19. Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard net worth 2020
Eden Hazard was born on January 7, 1991 in La Louviere, Belgium.
Eden Hazard helped Chelsea win the League Cup and Premier League, nabbing the title of FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Players' Player of the Year.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

Salary 2020: $15 Million

20. Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm net worth 2020
Philipp Lahm was born on November 11, 1983 in Munich, Germany.
Philipp Lahm's crisp tackling and precise passing ability, combined with his 5'7" stature, earned him the nickname 'Magic Dwarf.'

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

Salary 2020: $14 Million