English Premier League always causes serious buzz among all sports fans in England. Undoubtedly this is the craziest interesting issue for almost all other soccer lovers from all over the world. So many traditional comraderies between teams, make this league one of the most talked-about in the world. There are interesting facts about this league that attracts fans most like- most successful managers in EPL, highest paid footballers in Premier League, richest football clubs in EPL, Richest Football players in English Premier League, Top rivalries in English Premier League and even goalkeepers or individual players from different positions. Yes, of course English Premier League is that much popular to the soccer world or we can call it as the football world.
Signing in new great players and leaving of such greats are another common issue here like most other renowned leagues in the world. But keep remember, despite these few changes, the intensity and passion for the EPL remains just as powerful as ever for millions of screaming soccer lovers.
Ashley Cole left of the Italian club Roma, Rio Ferdinand moved from Manchester United after 12 years to join Queens Park Rangers, Frank Lampard left Chelsea after 13 years to join New York City FC. And most definitely some too big names have already signed here in English Premier League. The English Premier League transfer news assures that this League is currently holding some of the most valuable or highest paid footballers in the world.
Top 10 richest Football Players in English Premier League:
As we already have disclosed that this is the most-watched football league in the world (with a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people), no wonder that the English Premier League footballers make huge amounts of money. Accumulating their high endorsements deals, sponsorships huge salaries, we can easily conclude these players as some of the wealthiest sportsmen in the world.
Here, in a very short list we are trying to figure out some of these richest football players in English Premier League in 2015. These top 10 list is very specifically including only those English-born EPL footballers, who can be regarded as the richest footballers in England.
Let’s check out, who are the richest football players in English premier League 2015?
10. James Milner – $9 million
The 28-year-old midfielder began his professional career playing for his native club Leeds United in 2202. He has also played for Newcastle United and Aston Villa before being signed in August 2010 to Manchester City.
James Milner is reported to be worth an estimated $9 million for Manchester City. City assured him a huge five-year, $40 million contract, which worth about $165,000 a week. Although he has only played a very short period in the English Premier League this season, fans are pretty sure he’s not too bent out of shape as before. Alongside the midfielder has an endorsement deal with Nike. Combining all these prospects we think our 10th choice James Milner as the richest football players in English Premier League is good enough.
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09. Ashley Young – $9 million
Tied with James Milner at $9 million, Ashley Young is the 9th of the top 10 richest English Premier League footballers, currently playing as Manchester United winger. Point to be noted, he can be considered as English born from his mother’s side. The 29-year-old winger is from Hertfordshire, played for Watford and Aston Villa before signing with Manchester United in 2011.
Manchester United just offered him double what he was making at Villa. And the deal was $9 million for one year contract. Since 2007, Young has earned 28 caps on the English national team. In the meantime, the top paid player also scored 7 goals. Some of his opposing players and fans often refer him as Ashley Young could have had a great career as an actor or ballet dancer if he’d wanted. But definitely we believe there should have been enough causes behind this player’s being as one of the highest paid football players in England.
08. Michael Carrick – $16.5 million
Michael Carrick has already made an astounding 369 Premier League appearances and played in 59 UEFA Champions League matches. Primarily he plays as a center midfielder and has played in 245 games alone for Manchester United since 2006. Michael Carrick began his professional career playing for West Ham United in 1999.
In 2004, he was also loaned to Swindon Town and Birmingham City. He also played for Tottenham Hotspur from 2004 to 2006 before being picked up by Manchester United. But the $31 million estimated deal was fair enough for him to be convinced. Calculating his all kind of deals and sponsorships we believe, his probable weekly earning is $132,000k. Currently he has endorsement deal with Puma.
07. Joe Cole – $27 million
Another highest earning midfielder, who began playing for Aston Villa in English Premier League in 2014. His professional career started in 1998 laying for West Ham United. Then he moved on to play for Chelsea from 2003 until 2010.
Successfully he won a number of trophies with Chelsea, including two FA Cups and three Premier League titles. Meantime he was signed with Liverpool for three years and again went back to West Ham United until 2013. At present with Aston Villa, he earns almost $8 million a year ($148,000 per week). He also has an Adidas soccer boots sponsorship deal.
06. Ashley Cole – $35 million
As we have already spoken of his leaving from the English Premier League. Now he plays for the Italian club Roma. Still we provide a spot on this list of top 10 richest English Premier League footballers in 2015, as he has already been playing for 16 huge years in the Premier League arena. Cole is considered by many sports critics and fellow players as one of the best defenders of his generation in English Premier League, in fact in the world.
Ashley Cole began his professional career playing for Arsenal in 1998. Then he was transferred to Chelsea in 2006 for $8.2 million. He has won two Premier League titles and three FA cups. This contract with Chelsea earned him $180,000 a week. Besides, he owns the company Kenzie Promotions, which worth over $2 million.
05. John Terry – $39 million
One of the legend footballers in English generation, John terry is the center back and captain of Chelsea. Remarkably he earns almost 260,000k per week. Since 1998, he played with the team making 424 appearances in the English Premier League. He was also the captain of the England national team from 2006 to 2012.
Terry has earned many accolades and is considered one of the best central defenders of present time. He was elected the UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008, and 2009. And also the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2005. He was the only English player to make the all-star squad team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Undoubtedly, Terry is Chelsea’s all-time highest scoring defender and may be the most successful captain. His total achievements for Chelsea includes three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a UEFA Champions League.
04. Frank Lampard – $45 million
Frank Lampard is the legendary attacking midfielder, currently playing for Manchester City on loan from New York City FC. Basically he is the most renowned Chelsea man from 2001 to 2014 and played 424 games for Chelsea. And yes, he is the all-time leading goal scorer in Chelsea. He has been long-time described by his teammate John Terry as Chelsea’s greatest player ever. We all know, he is most definitely one of the best midfielders of our generation.
A new contract in 2008 made Lampard the highest paid footballer at that time. Also the endorsement deals with Adidas and Pepsi boosted his annual earnings to $17.7 million two years ago. Frank Lampard is the first midfielder to ever score 150 Premier League goals in history.
03. Steven Gerrard – $60 million
Steven Gerrard is the central midfielder and captain of Liverpool. He spent almost his entire professional career playing for Liverpool. After starting in 1998, he has already made 478 appearances for the English giant club. He earns $230,000 a week as captain and makes about $14.8 million a year. His endorsements with Adidas, Jaguar and energy drinks company Lucozade earned him $4.5 million yearly.
Gerrard also has achieved so many titles and honors for the club. In total, he has won two FA Cups, three League Cups, a UEFA Cup and the Champions League in 2005. There is another noticeable earning of this player as being the only footballer ever to have scored a goal in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a Champions League Final.
02. Rio Ferdinand – $75 million
Ferdinand was transferred from Leeds United to Manchester United in 2002 for around $50 million at that time. Definitely it was record breaking for the Premier League history. He has been the center back for Manchester United from 2002 to 2014. He signed with the Queens Park Rangers meantime.
Rio Ferdinand has many other money-making interests besides football. He was hired by Mars to promote their Snickers bar via Twitter, where he has 2.5 million followers. And his extensive property in London, Cheshire, and Morocco confirms his 2nd position in the short list of top 10 richest English Premier League footballers. This highest paid footballer also has a sponsorship deal with Nike. Being of the wealthiest Premier League football player, he grew from $6.5 million in 2011 to $65 million in 2012.
01. Wayne Rooney – $125 million
Another Legend English footballer, who began his professional career only at the age of 16 in 2002 playing for Everton. In the summer of 2004 he was moved to Manchester United for $42 million. Currently he has been given the role of Captain for the all-time giant English club. Oh, yes, he is currently England’s national team forward striker and captain too.
According to a 2012 report, Wayne Rooney earns $32.6 million a year and is the fifth highest football player in the world. But surely the richest football player in English Premier League in our current list in 2015. He is widely regarded as the country’s best player. His endorsements include Nike, Electronic Arts, Nokia, Harper Collins, Ford and Coca Cola..