The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo to Al-Nassr places him like the footballer best paid in the worldwith a 200 million euro contract in Saudi Arabia, surpassing Kylian Mbappé. However, despite this new position, he does not manage to be the richest footballer globally.
Faiq BolkiahAmerican player with Brunei nationality, member of the royal family and currently in the Chonburi FC of Thailandboasts the greatest fortune in world footballreaching the 15,000 million eurossurpassing Cristiano Ronaldo by several million, whose fortune is estimated at approximately 1,000 million euros.
Although Bolkiah trained in clubs like Southampton, Chelsea and Leicester, his professional debut was at Chonburi FC after not finding opportunities at Marítimo in Portugal. The story reveals not only the competition on the playing field, but also in the financial sphere, where the fortunes of footballers generate suspense and rivalries.
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The amounts of money handled in football have been, for several years, exorbitant. The million-dollar transfer figures and player salaries turned sport into a business that transcends far beyond sport. Discarding the one who takes first place, Faiq Bolkiah, These are the 10 most millionaire players in the world (adding income from contracts with their clubs and advertising):
- Cristiano Ronaldo: 200 million euros annually.
- Lionel Messi: 120-130 million euros annually.
- Kylian Mbappé: 110-115 million euros annually.
- Neymar Jr: 80 million euros annually.
- Mohamed Salah: 50 million euros annually.
- Erling Haaland: 39 million euros annually.
- Robert Lewandowski: about 30 million euros annually.
- Eden Hazard: between 25 and 28 million euros per year.
- Andres Iniesta: 25 million euros annually.
- Kevin de Bruyne: approximately 24-25 million euros annually.
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