David Beckham has topped an annual rich list of footballers in world football, boasting a reported fortune greater than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Real Madrid man, who signed a short-term deal with Paris Saint-Germain in January, is listed in Goal’s 2013 rich list as the footballer in the world with the highest estimated personal fortune of £175m.
This yearly survey, which includes annual accounts submitted to Companies House, properties, details of salary earnings, bonuses and other business interests, lists Barcelona’s Messi in second spot on £115.5m and Madrid’s Ronaldo in third on £112m.
Los Blancos’ Ricky Kaka is then listed as fourth in the world, whilst former Barcelona stars Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rivaldo all also make the top 10.
Top 10 wealthiest footballers, 2013
1 David Beckham – £175m
2 Lionel Messi – £115.5m
3 Cristiano Ronaldo – £112m
4 Kaka – £66.5m
5 Ronaldinho – £63m
6 Samuel Eto'o – £52m
7 Wayne Rooney – £50m
8 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – £47m
9 Rivaldo – £45.5m
10 Rio Ferdinand – £42m