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

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 
Rank Name Sport 2016 wealth Increase/decrease
1 Wayne Rooney  Football, Manchester United £82m Up £10m
2 Andy and Jamie Murray Tennis £58m Up £10m
3 Rory McIlroy Golf £56m Up £18m
4 Gareth Bale Football, Real Madrid £34m Up £13m
5 Sergio Aguero Football, Manchester City £33m Up £7m
6 David Silva Football, Manchester City £31m Up £5m
7= Cesc Fabregas Football, Chelsea £29m Up £6m
7= Radamel Falcao Football, Chelsea £29m Up £9m
9 Samir Nasri Football, Manchester City £22m Up £5m
10= Eden Hazard Football, Chelsea £18m Up £6m
10= Amir Khan Boxing £18m No change

Source – dailymail

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