GreatinSports.com – Without a doubt, Football or Soccer has been the world’s biggest sports for decades, many athletes who compete in these sports has built a massive fortune, from their salary, endorsement, and sponsorship deal as well. So with this article, we will let you know, Top five soccer players who have becomes a millionaire and even billionaire.
Here is the list of Five Richest Soccer or Football Players in 2020
5. Neymar Jr (Net Worth in 2020: $180 Million)
The fifth richest football player in 2020 is Neymar Jr. The Brazilian football star has an estimated net worth of $180 Million in 2020.
Neymar Jr Short Bio
His full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, born on 5 February 1992, widely knowns as Neymar. is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered one of the best players in the world. The Brazilian star came into prominence at Santos, where he made his professional debut aged 17. Neymar helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores; the latter being Santos’ first since 1963.
Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012, and soon relocated to Europe to join Barcelona. As part of Barcelona’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, he won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and finished third for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015 for his performances. He then attained a domestic double in the 2015–16 season. In 2017, Neymar transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a move worth €222 million, making him the most expensive player ever.[note 1] In France, Neymar won three league titles, a Coupe de France, and a Coupe de la Ligue, which included a domestic treble and being voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year, in his debut season.
Where his money come from?
As one of the world’s best footballers for the moment, Neymar earns a huge salary from the club he joined, Since 2017, he receives 36,8 million euros from Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Neymar also makes a lot of money from the sponsorship deal, Neymar has sponsorships deal with major world company like Volkswagen, Tenys Pé Baruel, Lupo, Ambev, Claro, Unilever, and Santander.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The fourth richest football player in 2020 is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The AC. Milan megastar has an estimated net worth of $190 Million in 2020.
Ibrahimovic Short Bio:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born on born 3 October 1981, he is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Milan. Ibrahimović is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation. Zlatan is one of the most decorated active footballers in the world.
Ibrahimović began his career at Malmö FF in 1999 and signed for Ajax two years later. At Ajax, Ibrahimović gained a reputation as one of the most promising forwards in Europe and departed two years later to sign for Juventus. He excelled in Serie A in a strike partnership with David Trezeguet, before joining domestic rivals Internazionale in 2006, where he won the Capocannoniere (Serie A top scorer) in 2008–09 and won three consecutive Serie A titles.
In the summer of 2009, he moved to Barcelona in one of the world’s most expensive transfers, before returning to Italy the following season, joining Milan. With them, he won another Serie A title in the 2010–11 season, before joining Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012. During his four-season stay in with them, Ibrahimović won a number of trophies including four consecutive Ligue 1 titles and was the top scorer in Ligue 1 for three seasons. In October 2015, he became PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer at the time. In 2016, he joined Manchester United on a free transfer and won the FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, and UEFA Europa League in his first season. Ibrahimović joined the American club LA Galaxy in 2018. Two years later, Ibrahimovic rejoined Milan.
Where his money come from?
In early 2000, Ibrahimovic is one of the very famous football stars and well talented as well, From the club that he plays for, he always in top 5 of the highest-paid soccer players. Like another Football star, Ibrahimovic also makes a lot of fortune through his sponsorship deal, he has a sponsorship deal with Puma and endorsement with the world’s mega tech company like Samsung and others. At the beginning of 2020, Ibrahimovic earned $5 M alone from his endorsement.