Last week we looked at the first half of our ‘wealthiest footballers in the world 2011’ list. Get ready for the second half kick-off.
As it’s clear to see, Footballers are fast emerging as some of the most famous and wealthiest celebrities in the world. This is the kind of wealth that most people would never be exposed to in their life, unless of course they were to take home a very large lotto win.
Not everyone can be a global sporting icon, but anyone can play the lotto!
The Final Countdown
Check out the current top 5 wealthiest footballers in the world below:
No. 5 Ronaldinho
Total worth: $90 million
Earnings for the year: $24 million
Football Club: Flamengo
Sponsors include: Lenovo Computers
No. 4 Ricardo Kaka
Total worth: $100 million
Earnings for year: $25 million
Football Club: Real Madrid
Sponsors include: Electronic Arts
No. 3 Lionel Messi
Total worth: $110 million
Earnings for year: $32 million
Football Club: Barcelona
Sponsors include: Adidas, Pepsi, Konami & AirEuropa
No. 2 Cristiano Ronaldo
Total worth: $160 million
Earnings for year: $38 million
Football Club: Real Madrid
Sponsors include: Nike, Armani, Castrol & Coca-Cola
No. 1 David Beckham
Total worth: $219 million
Earnings for year: $40 million
Football Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
Sponsors include: Adidas & Samsung
Can You Compete With A Footballers Salary
For all the hype and the glory that comes with being a wealthy footballer - any member of the public can come along and instantly equal their wealth overnight simply by taking a chance to play the lotto.
The most recent example of this overnight success is Colin and Chris Weir who took home the massive €185,000,000 Euromillions lottery jackpot. This win instantly put them on the same financial playing field as David Beckham and many other wealthy footballers. Of course, there is something extra magical about sporting heroes! And we value these players on much more than simply their bank balances!
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