Top To Richest Footballers In Britain 2016

Wayne Rooney tops the 2016 Sunday Times Rich List for young sportsmen in Britain which is published this weekend.

The 30-year-old England and Manchester United captain has amassed an £82million fortune which makes him the richest sportsman aged 30 or under, a rise of £10m from last year.

Rooney’s wealth comes from a reported £300,000-a-week contract at United, which makes him the highest-paid player in the Barclays Premier League, as well as endorsements with global brands Nike and Samsung.

Wayne Rooney was all smiles at United training on Friday - and no wonder with a fortune of £82million

Wayne Rooney was all smiles at United training on Friday – and no wonder with a fortune of £82million

British tennis No 1 Andy Murray, along with brother Jamie, is second on the list with a joint wealth of £58m

British tennis No 1 Andy Murray, along with brother Jamie, is second on the list with a joint wealth of £58m

Golfer Rory McIlroy saw his wealth increase by £18m over the past year to make a total of £56m

THE 2016 SUNDAY TIMES RICH LIST FOR YOUNG SPORTSMEN IN BRITAIN 
RankNameSport2016 wealthIncrease/decrease
1Wayne Rooney Football, Manchester United£82mUp £10m
2Andy and Jamie MurrayTennis£58mUp £10m
3Rory McIlroyGolf£56mUp £18m
4Gareth BaleFootball, Real Madrid£34mUp £13m
5Sergio AgueroFootball, Manchester City£33mUp £7m
6David SilvaFootball, Manchester City£31mUp £5m
7=Cesc FabregasFootball, Chelsea£29mUp £6m
7=Radamel FalcaoFootball, Chelsea£29mUp £9m
9Samir NasriFootball, Manchester City£22mUp £5m
10=Eden HazardFootball, Chelsea£18mUp £6m
10=Amir KhanBoxing£18mNo change

Source – dailymail

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