10 Most Highly Paid Players in FIFA World Cup 2014 Squad

Fame and fortune are the two things you inherit with football. Some players in FIFA World Cup 2014 squad are one of the highest paid soccer players and athletes of the world. Let’s talk about Cristiano Ronaldo for example. We can only dream of the lifestyle Ronaldo currently lives at the moment.

Despite having good looks, Cristiano Ronaldo loves to through around his money on expensive cars and luxury products which makes him an irresistible chick magnet. That’s not all. These athletes not only earn respect of their fellow citizens but also of the fans around the globe.

But, it is not like this – not always. Sometimes, these highly paid players are subjected to severe criticism. Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the highly paid soccer players had been blamed several times that his charisma outweighs his national pride.

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Besides serving Portugal in FIFA World Cup 2014, Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid. Last year’s contract renewal with Real Madrid earned Cristiano Ronaldo $52 million in salary along with bonus. Cristiano Ronaldo also does brand endorsements for Nike, Toyota, Tag Heuer, Samsung and Fly Emirates.

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The reward of playing for a national team can’t simply level the privileges granted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s actual bread and butter – Real Madrid. Seeing Cristiano Ronaldo’s disappointing performance in FIFA World Cup 2014, many have started to raise questions and ask if players’ performance by any means is correlated with the remuneration.

Cristiano Ronaldo made 51 appearances in the matches played by Real Madrid for the tenure of 2013/2014. For each match, Ronaldo earned $1.02 million excluding bonus. Following Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi stands tall at 2nd spot of world’s highly paid soccer players in FIFA squad. What should we say about this guy; he is a LEGEND.

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From brand endorsements to Messi goodies, this guy is everywhere. Lionel Messi is the one who broke FC Barcelona’s 87-year old record to become club’s all-time leading scorer.

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Along with the remuneration paid for his appearances in FC Barcelona matches and being in the FIFA squad of Argentina national team, Messi takes home around $10 million a year from his largest sponsor. Cumulatively, Lionel Messi’s net worth amounts $64.7 million – making him 2nd highly paid soccer player in FIFA 2014 squad.

The story doesn’t end here as the list goes on. There are many more players to be named. Each talented in his own special way and having net worth matching his unique skill set. Here are 10 most highly paid players in FIFA World Cup 2014 squad.

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#01: Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal

World Cup Appearance = 3rd

Salary = USD $52 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $28 million

Net Worth = USD $80 million

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#02: Lionel Messi – Argentina

World Cup Appearance = 3rd

Salary = USD $41.7 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $23 million

Net Worth = USD $64.7 million

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#03: Neymar – Brazil

World Cup Appearance = 1st

Salary = USD $17.6 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $16 million

Net Worth = USD $33.6 million

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#04: Wayne Rooney – England

World Cup Appearance = 3rd

Salary = USD $18.4 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $5 million

Net Worth = USD $23.4 million

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#05: Sergio Aguero – Argentina

World Cup Appearance = 2nd

Salary = USD $18.3 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $5 million

Net Worth = USD $23.3 million

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#06: Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast

World Cup Appearance = 3rd

Salary = USD $19.2 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $2.5 million

Net Worth = USD $21.7 million

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#07: Fernando Torres – Spain

World Cup Appearance = 3rd

Salary = USD $17.8 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $3.5 million

Net Worth = USD $21.3 million

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#08: Robin van Persie – Netherlands

World Cup Appearance = 3rd

Salary = USD $16.5 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $3 million

Net Worth = USD $19.5 million

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#09: Steven Gerrard – England

World Cup Appearance = 3rd

Salary = USD $13.2 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $5.5 million

Net Worth = USD $18.7 million

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#10: Mesut Ozil – Germany

World Cup Appearance = 2nd

Salary = USD $12.5 million

Brand Endorsements = USD $6 million

Net Worth = USD $18.5 million

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