Football is one of the most popular sports in India and there are more than 300 Million football lovers in India. Many Indian footballers are making a great fortune by playing football. Here is the list of Top 10 Richest Indian Footballer in 2023.
From Sunil Chhetri to Robin Singh many Indian Footballers have earned fame for their excellent soccer skills. These Indian Footballers represent many Domestic Football Clubs and the Indian National team.
They have gained a lot of fan base due to their Goal Scoring skills and acrobatic performances in the field. Moreover, they also have made a great fortune from playing football. Here is the list of Top 10 Richest Indian Footballers in 2023.
1. Sunil Chhetri
Professional Indian Footballer Sunil Chhetri tops our list of Richest Indian footballers. He plays as a striker and winger for Indian Super League and Indian National Teams. Chhetri is the second joint highest goal scorer in football only behind Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. Not only this, He is the all-time top goal scorer for India in International Soccer as well.
Sunil Captain National Indian football team in International games. He receives a handsome amount of money for playing football for India. Apart from it, he also earns a great amount from Indian Super League. Moreover, he is the third Subcontinent player to play in the Major Soccer League. Sunil makes a good amount of money from playing in the foreign Soccer Leagues as well.
Not only this, but he also has signed Brand Promotions Contracts as well. Sunil Chhetri is the biggest football player in India which also makes him the richest Indian Footballer as well.
2. Thoi Singh
Next, we have another Indian Professional Footballer named Thoi Singh who makes the 2nd spot on our list. He plays a midfielder for Real Kashmir FC in I-League. Thoi is known for his stamina, flexibility, and goal-scoring skills in Soccer. He started his football career by representing Mani Pur in Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy.
Thoi Signed his first professional contract with Chennai Indian Bank in 2006 and represented them in I-League. then he signed a three-year contract with Mahindra United in 2007. He later joined Salgaocar in 2010 and won the season for the club.
Thoi Singh has made a great fortune from being a Professional Indian Footballer. Thus, he earns his name on our list of most richest Indian Footballers in 2023.
3. Rino Anto
Modern Day Indian Professional footballer Rino Anto claimed the 3rd spot on our list. He plays a Right Back for RoundGlass Punjab F.C in I-League.
Anto graduated from TATA Football Academy Jharkand in 2008. He played for Mohun Bagan in the I-League from 2008 to 2010. He later joined Salgaocar in 2011 and went on to play the next three seasons for the club.
Rino Anto earned a lot of money from playing I-League which makes him one of the most Richest Indian Footballers in 2023.
4. Eugeneson Lyngdoh
Indian Professional footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh earns the 4th spot on our list. He plays as a MidFielder for SC East Bengal in Indian Super League. He abandoned his Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering degree to pursue his football career. Lyngdoh signed for Shillong Lajong in 2011 from Ar-Hima. He was the top scorer for Shillong Lajon next season by scoring four goals.
Pune City signed Eugeneson Lyngdoh for US$214,431 ( Rs. 1.05 crore) in the Indian Premier League 2015 player draft. He was praised by Club’s manager for his technical credibility and that is why the club paid so much money for him. Lyngdoh became the Bengaluru FC Fan’s Player of the Year in the 2014–15 season.
His achievements as a Professional Indian Professional footballer earned him a great fortune. Now, he earns his name to be on our list.
5. Karanjit Singh
Next, we have a Punjabi Indian Footballer named Karanjit Singh making up the 5th spot on our list. He plays as a goalkeeper for Chennaiyin in the Indian Super League and National Indian Football team.
He started playing football at the age of 15. Former National Coach Sukhwinder Singh spotted him in the local tournament in 2004. Karanjit was called for JCT FC in 2004. He played next 6 years with the club and earned a good name for his goalkeeping skills with club.
Karanjit made his International debut for India in the 2011 match against the United Arab Emirates. Since then, he has made 17 appearances for the team. He helped India win SAFFCup 2011 with 4-0 victory over Afghanistan. Karanjit Singh kept a clean sheet in 3 of five matches during the tournament and conceded goals in only two matches.
He has earned a handsome livelihood by playing Football for India and that makes him one of the richest Indian footballers in 2023.
6. Arata Izumi
Japanese-born Former Indian Professional Footballer Arata Izumi earns the 6th spot on our list. He played as a midfielder for Kerala Blasters and the National Indian football Team before his retirement. Izumi Signed with Mahindra United in 2007 and he spent the next three seasons with the club. Then he made a six-year contract with Pune before moving to Atlético de Kolkata.
Arata Izumi also played for NEROCA and Kerala Blasters before his retirement. After saying goodbye to his football career, he became a youth coach for the Reliance Foundation Young Champs and the youth academy division for the Indian Super League.
Arata Izumi has made a lot of money from Football and he enters his name on our list of the richest Indian footballers.
7. Seityasen Singh
Another Punjabi Professional Footballer Seityasen Singh from India claims the 7th spot on our list. He plays as a winger for Kerala club Blasters in Indian Super League.
Seityasen made his professional debut for Royal Wahingdoh in Federation Cup 2011 season. In the 2015 Indian Super League, he was auctioned for NorthEast United. His excellent performances during the season earned him a call for the National Football team.
Salgaocar singed Seityasen Singh for one year in 2016. Apart from it, he also played for DSK shivjians, NorthEast United, Delhi Dynamos, and Kerala Blasters. As a professional Indian footballer, Seityasen has made a good fortune and now he earns his name on our list.
8. Anas Edathodika
Malyali Indian Professional footballer Anas Edathodika claims the 8th spot on our list. He plays as a Centre Back for Club Jamshedpur in Indian Super League and National Indian team. At the age of 14, he started playing football for U-14 teams. He used to earn 180 INR per day while working as an auto-driver during his early football days.
During Collegiate Football days, Former Indian Professional Footballer Feroze Shariff spotted Anas and he was selected for Mumbai in I-League 2nd Division after the trials. Later, he signed a two-year deal with Pune in 2011. Later he also played for Jamshedpur and Kerala Blasters in Indian Super League.
From earning 180 Rupees per day to playing football for India on International Level, Anas Edathodkia has come a long way. He also is making a good livelihood by playing football for India which makes him one of the richest Indian footballers today.
9. Jackichand Singh
Next, we have another Indian Professional Footballer Jackichand Singh from Manipur making up the 9th spot on our list. He plays as a midfielder and a winger for East Bengal Club in Indian Super League and Indian National Team. Jackichand first debuted as a professional footballer in I-League 2nd division for Royal Wahingdoh in 2011. He remained with the team for the next three seasons.
In 2015, he was auctioned for ₹45 lakhs (€58.2k) by FC Pune City in the Indian Super League 2015 season. Jackichand scored the fastest goal in the second edition of ISL in just 1 minute 15 seconds. In 2016, he was loaned by Salgaocar for the I-League season. Later, he played for Mumbai City, East Bengal, Kerala Blasters, FC Goa, and Jamshedpur in the coming seasons.
Jackichand Singhs earns a handsome amount of money from playing the football leagues in India. Certainly, he is one of the richest Indian footballers in 2023.
10. Robin Singh
Finally, we have Noida Born Indian Professional footballer Robin Singh making up the final spot on our list. He plays a forward for the Round glass Punjab football Club in I-League.
In his early youth days, Robin played both cricket and football. However, at the age of 13, he finally decided to become a professional footballer. He was admitted into the Chandigarh Football Academy by his parents and he took part in many of Changigarh’s football tournaments.
Robin then Joined the TATA Football Academy in Jamshedpur in 2005. He trained in UAE and England with local football Clubs for a year. Finally, he was signed by East Bengal for I-League. Robin was officially signed by TATA Academy for ₹5 million on a 2-year deal in 2009.
He played football for Bengaluru FC, FC Goa, East Bengal, ATK, and Real Kashmir for the next seasons. All in all, robin Singh has made good earnings from Playing football in India and he enjoys the 10th spot on our list of 10 most Richest Indian footballers.
So here is our list. Which Indian Footballer Should be on our list? Let us know in the comment box.