The world’s richest footballer is still worth 15 times more than Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently signed the most lucrative football contract in history with Al Nassr.
After an explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized the club and manager Eric ten Hag, Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United was terminated. The legendary forward represented Portugal in the World Cup and was without a club for the duration of the tournament.
The Real Madrid legend has now signed a seven-year contract worth £173 million with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, which means his net worth could triple if he stays for the full seven years. However, his net worth is still some distance away. Bolkiah Faiq.
Bolkiah is the world’s wealthiest footballer, but his fortune is not derived from his playing salary. Bolkiah is the son of Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei, and the oil tycoon Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei. As a result, the 24-year-old was born into £20 billion of wealth.
Bolkiah has played for a number of top English clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal, and Reading. He signed his first professional contract with Leicester City in 2016, but he now plays for Chonburi FC in Thailand.
Ronaldo’s yearly salary will be £64 million, with the remainder coming from image rights and commercial deals, as well as the agreement that he will be an ambassador for Saudi Arabia in their bid to host the 2030 World Cup.