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Top 3 Richest Footballer in The World,You Will Be Shocked to See The First

3.CRISTIANO RONALDO ($500 million)

Born on February 5, 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese forward, known for his professional football stints with Sporting CP in Portugal and later with Manchester United.

After enjoying six successful seasons with the club, Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Real Madrid in 2009, where he swiftly ascended to become one of the world's most exceptional players. His successful tenure continued when he joined Juventus in 2018, securing two Serie A titles before his return to Manchester United in 2021.

At 37 years old, he now competes for the Saudi Arabian league's prominent team, Al Nassr, following his lucrative transfer to the Middle East in December 2022.

Ronaldo has been awarded five Ballon d'Or titles and four European Golden Shoes. Throughout his career, he has secured 34 trophies, which include seven league titles, five UEFA Champions League titles, the UEFA European Championship, and the UEFA Nations League.

Moreover, Ronaldo holds numerous records such as the most appearances (183), goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League, the highest number of goals in the European Championship (14), an impressive tally of international goals (127), and joint-most international appearances (203).

According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo's net worth is approximately $500 million (£363m), although the exact figure remains somewhat elusive, known only to his management company. While this estimated net worth slightly surpasses that of his long-time rival Lionel Messi, Messi has secured more lucrative contracts in recent times. Ronaldo's move to Saudi Arabia is expected to further solidify his position as a leading financial force in the sports industry.

Forbes' 2022 list of the world's highest-paid athletes ranked Ronaldo third, with reported earnings of $115 million (£93m).


Born in Argentina in 1987, Lionel Messi swiftly emerged as a prodigious talent in the world of football, soon becoming one of the most iconic figures in the sport's history.

At the age of 13 in 2000, Lionel Messi became a part of FC Barcelona's youth academy, and by the age of 16, he made his debut for the first team. Over the years, Messi solidified his position as one of the most exceptional players of his generation.

Throughout his career, he has been the recipient of several individual accolades, notably securing a record seven Ballon d'Or trophies. Additionally, Messi played a pivotal role in Barcelona's triumphs, contributing to their success in securing four Champions League titles and 10 La Liga titles.

Prior to his contentious departure in 2021, Lionel Messi dedicated his entire professional career to Barcelona, securing an impressive tally of 35 trophies, notably including 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, and four UEFA Champions Leagues.

On the international stage, he notably clinched victory in the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 FIFA World Cup with the Argentina national team.

Messi's remarkable achievements also include holding the records for the most goals in La Liga (474) and the UEFA Champions League (eight), along with the most hat-tricks in La Liga (36). Additionally, he boasts the highest number of assists in La Liga (192) and the Copa América (17). Notably, he holds the record for the most international goals by a South American male footballer (106).

With a remarkable career goal tally exceeding 821 for both club and country, Messi also holds the distinction of scoring the most goals for a single club (672).

Forbes estimates Lionel Messi's net worth to be approximately $600 million (£464m), with his overall career earnings reaching $1.28 billion in 2023. These figures, however, remain speculative, given the private nature of his business ventures.

The renowned World Cup champion secured the second position in Forbes' 2023 ranking of the world's highest paid athletes, with reported earnings of $130 million. While his earnings placed him just behind Cristiano Ronaldo, whose move to Saudi Arabia propelled him to the top spot, it is worth noting that Messi himself was ranked first in the 2022 list, also boasting reported earnings of $130 million in that year. Notably, basketball superstar and part-owner of Liverpool, LeBron James, held the second spot.

1. Faiq Bolkiah (Net Worth) - $20 billion

Faiq Bolkiah, hailing from Brunei, serves as a professional winger for Chonburi F.C. in Thailand, in addition to representing the Brunei national team. Renowned as the world's wealthiest footballer, Bolkiah reportedly possesses a staggering net worth of $20 billion. Since 2014, he has proudly worn the Brunei national team's colors, taking on the role of team captain from 2018 onward.

Notably, Bolkiah holds the esteemed title of the Prince of Brunei, with his father being Jefri Bolkiah, the Prince of Brunei, and his uncle being Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei.

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