Goal.com released its annual list of the world’s richest footballers from all leagues for the year 2015.
Here is the list of the top ten as released a fortnight ago.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world, according to the 2015 annual chart of the game’s wealthiest active players.
The Real Madrid star had topped the list in 2014. His fortune is as a result of bonuses, endorsements, commercial deals and also the sum he received from winning the 2014 Ballon d’Or. He is worth £152.3
Lionel Messi with an overall personal wealth of is £145m place second. He continues to generate huge amounts off the field through both commercial tie-ins and property moves, which have seen him build up an extensive portfolio.
Neymar comes in at number three, he’s still benefitting from a huge chunk paid for the forward’s transfer from Santos in 2013. He is worth £97.9m
Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in fourth and is worth £76.1m
Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is estimated at £74.6m comes at number five.
Brazilian star Kaka, about to start his career with Orlando City in Major League Soccer, is sixth in the rankings on £69.6m.
Samuel Eto’o the only African footballer at the top ten is worth £63.1m is placed at number seven.
Spanish footballer Raul Gonzales comes in at number eight and is worth £61.6m
Ronaldinho the Brazilian footballer is placed at number nine and is worth £60.2m.
Former England midfielder Frank Lampard, currently playing for Manchester City ahead of his move to New York City in the MLS, is placed at number ten with a personal fortune of £58m.