5 Richest Soccer Players of The 2014 World Cup


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5 Richest Soccer Players of The 2014 World Cup

  1. 1. Net Worth $230 million Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal's forward and captain, is the wealthiest footballer competing in this year's tournament. After scoring 69 goals in 59 club and country competitions, his Real Madrid team rewarded him last September with a record five-year contract worth $206 million. His commercially good looks have landed him mega sponsorship deals including endorsements for watchmaker Tag Heuer, Samsung, and a long-term deal with Nike. Country: Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. 2. Lionel Messi plays as a forward and won his first international honor, an Olympic Gold Medal, with the Argentina Olympic football team in 2008. He has endorsement deals worth $23 million with companies, including Adidas and Turkish Airlines, who have invested heavily in the goal scorer, according to Forbes. Messi is the founder of the charitable organization, "The Leo Messi Foundation," which helps provide children opportunities for education and health care. Lionel Messi Country: Argentina Net Worth: $180 million
  3. 3. Wayne Rooney Country: England Net Worth: $95 million Wayne Rooney plays as a forward for Manchester United and the England national team. Rooney was the top scorer for England in their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign with nine goals. He is currently England's all-time scorer in competitive international matches.
  4. 4. Didier Drogba Country: Cote'Divoire (Ivory Coast) Net Worth: $90 million Didier Drogba is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker for Galatasaray in the Super Lig. He led the Ivory Coast to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, their first appearance in the tournament, and also scored their first goal. Drogba later captained the Ivory Coast at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, scoring once.
  5. 5. Samuel Eto'o Country: Cameroon Net Worth: $75 million Although Samuel Eto'o, aged 33, is at the end of his career, he remains an important part of the Cameroon team. He's the winner of more honors than any other African footballer, past or present, according to FIFA. Eto'o was ultimately unable to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Croatia due to a knee injury.
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