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Richest Soccer Players and Their Net Worth

Between a Netflix docuseries and a metaverse game in the works, the celebration of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is just the latest reminder that soccer is the most popular sport in the world with great players earning top-tier salaries.

But who are the wealthiest?

Using data from Celebrity Net Worth and other sources such as ESPN, Stacker compiled net worth data as well as life and career insights from the richest current and former soccer players in the world as of Oct. 28, 2022.

Data points include net worth, salary, age, nationality, and soccer teams where they have played. Some players, such as Dave Whelan, have a significant net worth that doesn't come directly from playing soccer.

Richest Soccer Players and Their Net Worth

#15. Samuel Eto'o

- Net worth: $95 million - Salary: $26 million - Nationality: Cameroon - Date of birth: Mar 10, 1981 (41 years old) - Teams: Real Madrid (Spain), Leganés (Spain), Espanyol (Spain), Mallorca (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy), Anzhi Makhachkala (Russia), Chelsea (United Kingdom), Everton (United Kingdom), Sampdoria (Italy), Antalyaspor (Turkey), Konyaspor (Turkey), Qatar SC (Qatar)

Samuel Eto'o retired in 2019 after a career of 22 years, four Championship League titles, and even an Olympic gold medal.

#14. Raúl González Blanco (tie)

- Net worth: $100 million - Salary: not available - Nationality: Spain - Date of birth: 1977 (45 years old) - Teams: Real Madrid (Spain), Schalke 04 (Germany), Al Sadd (Qatar), New York Cosmos (United States)

Raúl González Blanco's fame is so stratospheric that he's simply known as Raúl. Football manager Pep Guardiola called him "the most important player in Spanish football history."

#14. Philipp Lahm (tie)

- Net worth: $100 million - Salary: $14 million - Nationality: Germany - Date of birth: 1983 (39 years old) - Teams: Bayern Munich (Germany), VfB Stuttgart (Germany)

Philipp Lahm was a fullback and defensive midfielder for the German national team until 2014 and Bayern Munich until the end of the 2017 season.

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