The richest footballers in 2013 were David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Ronaldinho. Samuel Eto'o, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rivaldo and Rio Ferdinand round out the top ten.
British player David Beckham had a net worth of approximately $271 million in 2013, the highest of any soccer player in the world. Beckham was playing with Paris Saint-Germain at the time. Argentinian player Lionel Messi and Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo had net worths of $179 million and $173.5 million respectively; both players were superstar players in Spain's La Liga. Brazilian player Kaka had a net worth of $103 million in 2013; he played in the Spanish and Italian leagues that year. Brazilian player Ronaldinho had a net worth of $97.6 million in 2013 while playing in the Brazilian league.
Cameroonian player Samuel Eto'o's net worth in 2013 was $80.6 million as he played with English team Chelsea and Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala. British player Wayne Rooney had a net worth of $77.5 million in 2013, amidst his career with Manchester United. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a 2013 net worth of $72.8 million while playing for Paris Saint-Germain. Brazilian player Rivaldo's net worth in 2013 was $70.5 million while playing in the Brazilian league. British player Rio Ferdinand had a net worth of $65 million in 2013 while playing for Manchester United.