Did you know that Robbie Keane is apparently richer than Ryan Giggs, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and John Terry? In a list from goal.com, Robbie Keane comes in as the 15th richest footballer in the world with an estimated net worth of £35.5m. He is sandwiched in good company between David Villa in 14th and Ryan Giggs in 16th.
Naturally David Beckham tops the list with a massive net worth of £175m. The rest of the top 5 is Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Ronaldinho. Keane isn't the only Irishman earning the big bucks, his former teammate Damien Duff is in 39th place with a net worth of £18.5m, which is the less have than Keane's wealth.
Duff surprisingly finishes ahead of some big names like Gianluigi Buffon, Clarence Seedorf and Xavi. The fortune of Keane and Duff is in stark contrast to the majority of their national team colleagues that struggle to hold down a place with a Premier League team.