With the football season well underway, it’s fair to say that money dominated the headlines in 2017.

Premier League clubs collectively spent over a billion pounds on signings last summer, while Paris Saint-Germain broke the world transfer record when it spent €222 million (£200 million) on Neymar.

 

Clubs are boosted by record TV revenues. This helps them pay players huge wages. Footbahllers are also free to pursue off-the-pitch sponsorship deals.

Following on from our list of 15 richest football club owners in England, Business Insider has ranked the 13 richest footballers in the world using net worth data from the Sunday Times rich list, Forbes, football website Goal.com, and financial services site Gobankingrates.com.

Here they are in ascending order, 12 richest footballers in the world and their net worth