If you want to know who are the wealthiest football players in the last 12 months, the answer is here. They have made loads of money not only from the football field. David Beckham for instance, Out of football field, he has appeared on TV commercials and many fashion shows. Lets go the detail, Here are top 5 richest football players in the world 2010-2011
Number 1 : David Beckham
Club:LA Galaxy & Milan – €30 m
David Beckham started to get International popularity when he was playing for Manchester United. He made great contribution on the club and he made loads of money from it. In 1996, Because of his clash with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, he resigned from MU and moved to Real Madrid in 2003. In Real Madrid, He signed $40 million worth of contract. 3 years later, David went to US and playing for LA Galaxy. In this club, David earned $250 million to stay and play for the club for 5 years. He has long history and he has done loads of hard work before this year, he is titled as the richest football players in the world. Actually the first position of richest football in the world is debatable. Some people believe Lionel Messi is richer than Beckham.
Number 2: Cristiano Ronaldo
Club:Real Madrid – €22 m
In the next couple days, Christiano Ronaldo is 26 years old. His professional career was started in 2003 when he was playing Manchester United. In the club he earned his first FIFA player of the year tribute in 2008. Today, he plays for Real Madrid. His first attendance to the club was welcomed by 75,000 fans and in the club alone, he is paid £11 million annually
Number 3 : Kaka
Earnings €17 annually
Kaka, The Brazilian Football player, started his international career in A.C Milan in 2003 where he earned 8.5 million from the club. Kaka is FIFA player of the year in 2007. Since 2009, Kaka has played for Real Madrid till this date. According to the news, Real Madrid should pay $85 million to take Kaka out from his previous club
Number 4 : Ronaldinho – Flamengo
Yearly Earnings €17.5 m
Ronaldinho is another Brazilian football player who had made a huge fortune from the Football field. His Name is titled as FIFA player of the year, 2 years in a row, in 2004/2005. Since 2011, he plays for Flamengo football club. In the last 12 years, He had played with 2 top Italian Football Clubs (Barcelona and Milan) and his hard work on those clubs is enough to make him one of the richest football players in our planet.
Number 5: Thierry Henry
Yearly Earnings €16 m
Thierry Henry was born in Les Ulis, Essonne, Paris, in August 17th, 1997. Since 2010, he plays for New York Red bulls after he was transferred from Barcelona in 2007. Henry was nominated as FIFA player of the year twice, but apparently the voters only wanted him on the 2nd rank of the award. His transfer from Arsenal to Barcelona in 2007 is what made his fortune jumped to the chart of 5 most richest football players in 2010.