The 10 Richest Soccer Players in the World

David Beckham smiles as he stands on the red carpet.

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In case you weren’t aware, soccer happens to be the most popular sport in the world. It might surprise you, but it’s true. As a result of this fact, the best players alive reap major rewards and can cost new teams a pretty penny. As if you needed another reason to be jealous of professional athletes, now you’re about to see how well it pays to be a professional footballer.

Goal.com released their annual “Goal Rich List,” which provides a detailed look at which players make the most money and where their wealth comes from. This list considers salaries, endorsement deals, and any form of investment portfolios a player might have as well. So, take a seat if you must because this is going to sting. Here’s a look at the top 10 richest soccer players on the planet.

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