Soccer is one of the most popular team sports in the world and the list of top players who make millions runs into the hundreds, these are the top 3 highest paid soccer players in the list.
With an estimated net worth of about 350 million dollars (as of 2013, Forbes), David Beckham tops the list. He is a retired English soccer player. He gets paid $40 million (Business Insider) playing for the Los Angeles Club. Beckham is not just a soccer player he is a brand icon, with his off-field earnings running millions for endorsements. He spent 20 years playing soccer, retiring in 2013. He is married to Victoria Beckham famously known as ’Posh Spice’ of the pop music group Spice Girls’.
Next comes Christiano Ronaldo with $80 Million in earnings (as of June 2014, Forbes). He is a Portuguese professional soccer player, captaining his team. He gets paid $38 Million (Business Insider) playing for the Spanish Club, Real Madrid. Earlier he used to play for the Manchester United, he moved to Real Madrid in 2009, with a transfer worth $132 Million which was a world record at that time.
Lionel Messi comes in third with $64.7 Million in earnings (as of June 2014, Forbes). He is an Argentine soccer player and plays for the Spanish Club, FC Barcelona. He gets paid $32 Million (Business Insider) playing for the Spanish Club, FC Barcelona. Messi was instrumental in bringing his team Argentina into the finals in the just concluded FIFA World Cup ’2014. He was very disappointed when his team lost the finals to Germany, but he won the ’Golden Ball’ as the tournament’s best player.