Checkout The Top 20 Richest Footballers In The World For 2015 (SEE FULL LIST)

Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world, according to the 2015 Goal Rich List, an annual chart of the game’s wealthiest active players.

The Real Madrid star, 30, also topped the list in 2014 but has bolstered his position over the last 12 months to emerge €10 million ahead of second-placed Lionel Messi with an overall personal wealth of €210m.

Ronaldo has increased his wealth substantially, thanks largely to having collected bonuses for helping Real Madrid to the Champions League and Club World Cup crowns.

He also received a sum for winning the 2014 Ballon d’Or.

Added to that, further earnings were reaped from commercial deals with companies such as Toyota, Herbalife and Samsung, while his long-term association with Nike remained a key money-spinner.

Barcelona’s Messi, who was just €2m short of Ronaldo’s wealth in 2014, continues to generate huge amounts off the field through both commercial tie-ins and property moves, which have seen him build up an extensive portfolio.

Industry experts worked with specialists across the globe to bring together the final chart for 2015, detailing a catalogue of investments by the world’s best-paid and financially-savvy players.

Neymar charted third in the Goal Rich List, with he and his family still benefitting from a huge chunk of the forward’s transfer from Santos in 2013.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in fourth, with Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney the fifth and final player to register personal wealth of over €100m.

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham topped the list in 2013 before his
retirement from the game.

Check The First 20

Goal Rich List 2015 – Top 20

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – €210m

  2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – €200m

  3. The Neymar family (Barcelona) – €135m

  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – €105m

  5. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – €103m

  6. Kaka (Orlando City) – €96m

  7. Samuel Eto’o (Sampdoria) – €87m

  8. Raul (New York Cosmos) – €85m

  9. Ronaldinho (Queretaro) – €83m

  10. Frank Lampard (Manchester City) – €80m

  11. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern) – €75m

  12. Rio Ferdinand (QPR) – €72m

  13. Gigi Buffon (Juventus) – €68m

  14. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) – €64m

  15. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) – €62m

  16. Franck Ribery (Bayern) – €61m

  17. Francesco Totti (Roma) – €60m

  18. Gerard Pique (Barcelona) – €58m

  19. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – €58m

  20. John Terry (Chelsea) – €56m


  1. i see the reason y neymer keeps to making mockery of other players in the field. the money is making him go mad.

  2. Messi is the richest the best he is better than cristiano ronaldo in everything he has performed n champions league in copa del rey in la liga what else if this ballon d or is to be given only lionel andreas messi should be given

  3. I am congratulating papa africa-eto
    o and brother africa”yaya toure,for giving us proud africans a smil.I pray that the God i saf will shawer u with more blessings.

  4. I hv ever c a player like Lionel messi,messi was born wit a gift 4frm Almighty GOD while cR7 is doing his best,Adawa fan no dey vesh i love both of dem

    MY greatest footballers in dey world by nobas first 2 10 are ::::::::;:,first messi,wayne Roney Samuel E’to,yaya toure,Abraham alfahley,Bravo,Senior Ronaldihon,Hernando Xavi and Andrew inesta

  5. shey una mumu ni??? dem tell u say na only trophy and personal awards dey use gather deir money ni??? abi una no c d deals wey dey talk say ronaldo dey do outside football world ni????? omo ronaldo z d best jhoor

  6. l personally lyk ronaldo bcuz he performed both in england nd spain bcuz he makes an attempt of winning the price of world best bothly,but messi only tried a little in spain league just let him also performed in england weather maybe z goin 2 did well{ronaldo}

  7. Enter your comment here…great luck 2 futbol world,4 having dis 2 great futbol wizards. long life 2 both of them,but i love ronaldo more,despite dat barca are more organised and manage than madrid with great talents,ronaldo still show.kudos 2 u CR7.KEEP IT UP ITS NOT THAT EAZY.

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