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The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

A recent study has revealed that superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are both among the richest footballers in the world, but who comes out on top? Here are the 10 richest footballers in the world!

Click through the gallery above for images of the 10 richest footballers in the world!

Using figures from Celebrity Net Worth, Forbes and The Richest, money and entrepreneurship website Wealthy Gorilla recently conducted a study to see which footballers – past and present – rank as the richest players in the world from their football and football-related activities.

Unsurprisingly given the financial boom in modern-day football, a number of present-day stars feature prominently in the top 10, although legends such as David Beckham, Francesco Totti and Pele also made the cut.

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo comes out joint-top with Beckham, who turned out for the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid and who currently owns Inter Miami CF, with both icons boasting a reported net worth of about $450 million (R6.5 billion).

Ronaldo's long-time rival and current FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi completes the top three, with the Argentina international said to be worth a neat $400 million (R5.8 billion) from his playing career and commercial sponsorships.

Fourth-placed Dave Whelan is undoubtedly the odd one out on the list. The former Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra defender earned his wealth through the ownership of Championship side Wigan Athletic, and their sister Rugby Club Wigan Warriors, and has accumulated a net worth of about $220 million (R3.2 billion).

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Former Brazil and AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato, Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and England legend Wayne Rooney all feature in the top 10, which can be viewed in full by scrolling through the gallery above!

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