It wasn’t too long ago we were expressing our jealousy over those individuals who were fortunate enough to play professional soccer. Not only are these guys in ridiculously good shape, but to groups of people all around the world, they are more than just athletes — they are heroes. They are revered, admired, and loved beyond words. It’s because of this crazy devotion, pro become extremely valuable to their organizations. And we all know what comes with value: Money.
If you are one of the top soccer players, in one of the world’s biggest leagues, you can easily find yourself among the richest athletes on the planet. Now, with there being so many high level and competitive leagues in the world of , there is always constant debates over which one is the best. Depending on who you ask, you’re bound to get different answers. Still, everyone knows the power that comes with the English Premier League. Not to mention the majority of team owners who are willing to open up their wallets to get the best players; which is why some of these superstars are worth a boatload of money. The numbers back this up.
With the English Premier League set to get underway on August 8, Wealth-X decided it was only appropriate to compile a list of the wealthiest players on the pitch. After browsing the data, we came away fairly shocked. We knew players in were rich. We just didn’t know some of them were THAT rich. Therefore, we thought it’d be best if you took a look for yourselves.
As you brace yourselves to be immensely jealous, here’s a look at the five wealthiest soccer players in the English Premier League.