Soccer is not only one of the best sports but a game whose players get more salary than any other sports. Famous soccer clubs are owned by the wealthiest men who invested a huge amount for the establishment of soccer clubs. The players are also getting big bucks for their exceptional performances in different matches and to showcase their inevitable skills. If I talk about 2014, than following are highest earners of the year! Cristiano Ronaldo The Portuguese football player is ranked at no.1 spot for earning huge amount of money in the year 2014. The estimated amount of the captain of Portugal National team is 80 million USD in 2014. This great amount is earned as a combination of his salary and endorsements. The Real Madrid player has scored 69 goals in 59 matches in 2013. This highest paid athlete has also been awarded by a 5 year contract of $206 million worth which is undoubtedly a great amount earned by him. Lionel Messi Here comes my favorite! Lionel Messi is the second player in the list of soccer players who are highly paid in 2014. The tiger of Spanish FC Barcelona has earned 64.7 million USD in which 41.7 million USD is his salary/winning and 23 million USD for endorsements and sponsorship. The famous sports brand “Adidas” and Turkish Airline are also the sponsors of Messi. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 33 years old Swedish professional soccer player Zalatan Ibrahimovic is the third highly paid player of his sport 1.e. Soccer! His total earnings of 2014 is 40.4 Million USD in which 36.6 million is his salary and cash prize for winning while 4 million is for endorsements. Though the earning via commercial deals is not much but still he is known as the third richest player of soccer game.
He is at no.4 in the list of soccer players who earned huge amount of money in the year 2014. The Welsh soccer player has earned 36 million dollars in the year 2014. Like other famous players, he is also associated with well recognized sports brands like Adidas, Lucozade etc. Currently he is playing for Spanish club Real Madrid and could earn even more by giving outstanding performance in the ground.
The famous striker of Manchester United is one of the players who earned handsome amount of money in the year 2014. The famous player has earned 35.4 million dollars in the year in which 32.4 million dollars is his income from soccer and 3 million from sponsorship. He is a young player who managed to become the richest one in a short span of time.
FC Barcelona’s Neymar is the youngest player who has achieved great success in football Arena. He is among the soccer players who earned million dollars in 2014. Nyemar got 17.6 million dollars through his match salary and 16 million USD from endorsements. He got fame is a very small age and becoming highly earned player of 2014 is his life’s biggest achievement indeed.
The awesome player and best striker of Manchester United-Wayne Rooney earned 23 million dollars in the year 2014. The player is professional active since 2002 and won several awards as well for his brilliant performance in soccer.