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Saturday 30 August 2014

50 richest footballers in the world

David Beckham - £175m
The Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder played an important role in both teams' success domestically and in European competitions. David Beckham recently signed a five month deal with Paris Saint-Germain and committed his entire salary to a local children's charity.
David Beckham - £175m The Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder played an important role in both teams' success domestically and in European competitions. David Beckham recently signed a five month deal with Paris Saint-Germain and committed his entire salary to a local children's charity.
Lionel Messi - £115.5m
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is regarded as the best player in the world after winning his fourth Ballon D'Or award in a row in January, and he currently leads the La Liga top scorers list with 39 goals in 26 games.
Lionel Messi - £115.5m Barcelona's Lionel Messi is regarded as the best player in the world after winning his fourth Ballon D'Or award in a row in January, and he currently leads the La Liga top scorers list with 39 goals in 26 games.
Alessandro Nesta - £16m
Alessandro Nesta - £16m

The 50 wealthiest footballers in the world have been revealed by goal.com in their annual rich list.

David Beckham, currently plying his trade in France with PSG, remains the wealthiest of all with a staggering fortune of £175m.

He is followed by the world's two greatest players - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Among the top 10, only two from the Premier League feature.

Those included in goal.com's countdown include only active football players while the figures have been derived from their identifiable wealth. Goal.com attempts to measure only identifiable assets including salaries, length of contract, bonuses, endorsement and sponsorship deals, accounts filed at Companies House, properties and other business interests. Most of the player information has been sourced from public sources such as company accounts lodged in Companies House or international equivalents.

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