The 50 richest footballers in the world have released their annual rich list, with a familiar name still at the top

Jordan Brown,Simon Rice
Monday 11 March 2013 12:17 GMT

The 50 wealthiest footballers in the world have been revealed by in their annual rich list.

David Beckham, currently plying his trade in France with PSG, remains the wealthiest of all with a staggering fortune of £175m.

He is followed by the world's two greatest players - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Among the top 10, only two from the Premier League feature.

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Those included in's countdown include only active football players while the figures have been derived from their identifiable wealth. attempts to measure only identifiable assets including salaries, length of contract, bonuses, endorsement and sponsorship deals, accounts filed at Companies House, properties and other business interests. Most of the player information has been sourced from public sources such as company accounts lodged in Companies House or international equivalents.

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