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Who Is the Richest Football Player From South America?

Updated on January 8, 2014

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Who's at the top of the Multi-Billion Football Industry?

Football is undoubtedly a multi-billion industry, with footballers, managers and club owners being some of the riches people in the world.

Just at a glance here is what people in the football industry are worth:

  • Stanley Kroenke, $5.3 Billion Net Worth -Arsenal FC Primary Owner
  • Cristiano Ronaldo - $181.5 Million Net Worth - Real Madrid CF Player
  • Lionel Messi - $184 Million Net Worth - Barcelona FC Player

It's clear to see that the net worth values at the top of the football chain are only in the hundreds of millions and even billions.

So, with that being said, who do you think is the richest football player from South America?

Who Do You Think Is In The Top 3 Richest Players From South America

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Richest Football Players From South America

Don't scroll down, let's keep that suspense going. Here is a random list of some of the richest football players from South America.

Who do you think is top 3?

  • Alexandro Pato - Brazil
  • Ronaldo - Brazil
  • Kaka - Brazil
  • Lionel Messi
  • Ronaldinho - Brazil
  • Rivaldo - Brazil
  • Robihno - Brazil
  • Sergio Aguero - Argentina
  • Neymar - Brazil
  • CarlosTévez - Argentina

Kaka | Source
Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato | Source

So who's really top 10?

10. Carlos Tévez

Carlos Alberto Tévez has a net worth of $28 million. The Argentinian footballer plays for Juventus in Italy, where he earns $7.4 million per year.

9. Neymar

Neymar has a net worth of $28 million. The Brazilian footballer plays for Barcelona and for his national team. He earns over $9.4 million per year.

8. Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero has a net worth of $33 Million. The Argentinean footballer plays for Manchester City, where he earns over $16 million per year.

7. Robihno

Robihno has a net worth of $50 million. The Brazilian footballer plays for AC Milan and his national team. Hie earns over $5.4 million per year.

6. Rivaldo

Rivaldo has a net worth of over $73 million. The Brazilian player currently plays São Caetano.

5. Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho has a net worth of over $101 million. The Brazilian footballer plays for for Atlético Mineiro, and his national team. Ronaldinho earns $4.2 million per year.

4. Kaka
Kaka has a net worth of over $105 million. The Brazilian footballer plays for Milan and his national squad. He earns an annual salary of $12 million.

3. Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato has a net worth of $145 Million. The Brazilian footballer currently plays for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and his national team. He earns $2.8 million per year.

2. Ronaldo
Ronaldo, aka the 'phenomenon', has net worth of over $150 million. The Brazilian football sensation is still the second richest South American footballer in the world, inspire of having retired in 2011.

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The Richest Football Player From South America
The Richest Football Player From South America | Source

And The Winner Is....

Okay, it's clear to see that the top richest footballer from South America is the one and only Lionel Messi. He is worth over $184 Million and earns a salary of $20 per year (€16 million).

Lionel Andrés Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina, on the 24th of June 1987. He plays for FC Barcelona and also for his national team in Argentina,

Lionell Messi won a great amount of trophies so far in his spectacular football career, including:

  • Ballon d'OR
  • FIFA World Player of the Year
  • Best International Athelete ESPY Award
  • UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer

Check out more info about him on his UEFA profile here

Is Brazil The Real Winner?

It looks like not only some of the most talented, and richest indeed, football players in the world come from South America, but a great number of number of them call Brazil home.

Actually, 7 out of the top 10 richest South American football players are from Brazil. Statistically speaking, that 70%! Looks like another reason for Brazil to deserve that 2014 FIFA World Cup, doesn't it?

2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup

So Let's Recap

Top 10 Richest South American Footballers

Here are the net worth values of the 10 Richest Football Players From South America, revealing the top 3 richest players and the absolute richest South American football player.

Prepare yourself for nothing else than mind-blowing figures*!

10. Carlos Tévez - $28 Million

9. Neymar - $32 Million

8.Sergio Aguero - $33 Million

7. Robihno - $50 Million

6. Rivaldo - $73 Million

5. Ronaldinho - $101 Million

4. Kaka - $105 Million

and the top 3 (have you got the quiz right?)

3. Alexandre Pato - $145 Million

2. Ronaldo - $150 Million

1. Lionel Messi - $184 Million

*estimated figures based on extensive web research

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      4 years ago

      Messi, Messi, Messi, Messi! I guess it's fair to say talent = salary.


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