Register Login Scores


10 Players Who Became Richer After Football

Most players aim to make the bulk of their money during their professional careers, but here are 10 footballers who have become even wealthier since hanging up their boots.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 players who became richer after football, according to Football Daily!

The majority of footballers enjoy taking home their biggest cheques during their playing careers, and sadly do not earn anywhere near what they did once they have retired.

This is not, however, the case for the 10 former professionals in the gallery above, who all managed to become successful businessmen outside of the beautiful game, earning an even more stable cash flow following the hanging up of their boots.

Despite playing for some of the biggest clubs in the world in Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Michael Owen's horse racing passion is said to have made him even wealthier than when he was beating defenders and scoring goals.

Another ex-Red Devils striker, Louis Saha, has enjoyed similar results after his career, except he is the founder of a company called AxisStars, which helps professional footballers and big brands find each other.

The Frenchman is believed to have been inspired by the lack of financial support he had when he retired, and now helps hundreds of players around the world, including athletes from other sports entirely.

Women's football legend Mia Hamm was unable to earn big money during her career, and especially not through football. Hamm, who scored 158 goals for the United States of America's women's national team, made most of her income through sponsorships during her time as a player, but has since become a co-owner of Los Angeles FC.

Dexter Blackstock is arguably the least popular name in our gallery, having played in the lower leagues of English football, but has amassed a big net worth for his work in the pharmaceutical industry.

African Manager Makes History In Europe

Former Ghana international Gyan is also reported to have earned big money since his last job as a footballer, and has invested in many businesses throughout his career. The 34-year-old has not technically ended his career as a player, but has been without a club since January 2020. 

To see more former professionals who have cashed even bigger cheques since hanging up their boots, click through the gallery above!

Which current footballers can you see earning even more money post-retirement? Let us know in the comments section below.

Messi Makes History In LaLiga Once More

The 10 Best-Paid Goalkeepers In The Premier League

Breaking: 2020 Ballon d'Or Cancelled


Top 5

Chiefs Clear-Out Continues With 7 More…

217 Jul 27, 2021 06:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

42 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

38 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Neymar Names Five Players Technically Better Than Him

6 Jul 08, 2021 01:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Begin Trimming Squad, Second Exit Imminent

27 Jul 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Dolly Gets Offers Abroad, Chiefs In Tight Race?

81 Jul 24, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

38 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs’ Latest Arrival Starts Training  

131 Jul 26, 2021 09:27 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Deliver Marquee Signing

266 Jul 27, 2021 03:26 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

Chiefs Announce More Contract Business

93 Jul 27, 2021 04:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pirates Player Exit Imminent...

6 Jul 26, 2021 07:58 PM in Orlando Pirates