Popular football website Goal.com released their Rich List and declared Real Madrid and Portugal striker, Cristiano Ronaldo as the richest active footballer in the world.
The World Footballer of the Year held off rival Lionel Messi in the 2014 Goal Rich List with an estimated wealth of €148million. Retired footballer David Beckham was the 2013 Goal Rich List winner but since he’s retired from football, he’s no longer eligible to be put in the list.
Messi comes second with an estimated net worth of €146million followed by Eto’o with €85million then Wayne Rooney with €84million, and Kaka rounds off the top 5 with €82million.
But Goal made it clear that the list is based on the revenue of active players over the course of their entire careers and not just the previous year. See the top 10 richest footballers after the cut..