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Top 10 Wealthiest Foreign-Born English Premier League Footballers

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Top 10 Wealthiest Foreign-Born English Premier League Footballers

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o is the wealthiest foreign-born English Premier League (EPL) player with a net worth of £39 million (US$64 million), according to a Wealth-X list that also includes players from Spain, Argentina and the Czech Republic.

Cameroonian-born Eto’o signed a one-year deal with Chelsea in August 2013 for an undisclosed fee, although several media reports claimed he took a substantial pay cut to move to the English club from Russian football club, Anzhi Makhachkala.

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The combined fortunes of the 10 footballers on the list is £245 million (US$402 million), £10 million less than the combined net worth of the individuals on Wealth-X’s list of the wealthiest English-born EPL players. Wayne Rooney topped that list – and also ranks first on the combined list of English and foreign-born EPL footballers – with his £45 million (US$ 73 million) personal fortune.


          (£ million) (US$ million)
1 Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Chelsea  £39 $64
2 Ryan Giggs Wales Manchester United  £27 $45
3 Fernando Torres Spain Chelsea  £26 $42
4 Yaya Toure Ivory Coast Manchester City  £25 $41
5 Sergio Aguero Argentina Manchester City  £24 $39
6 Robin van Persie The Netherlands Manchester United  £23 $38
6 Peter Cech Czech Republic Chelsea  £22 $36
8 Emmanuel Adebayor Togo Tottenham  £22 $36
8 David Silva Spain Manchester City  £19 $31
10 Kolo Toure Ivory Coast Liverpool  £18 $30


Michael Byrne, Wealth-X UK Director, said: “The results of this survey may come to a surprise for many, who may have been under the impression that foreign-born EPL players receive more rewarding compensation than their English counterparts. English-born footballers in the EPL amass greater sponsorship and are therefore in a position to accumulate greater overall net worth. This run-down certainly produces more surprises than the English-born list.”

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