Before retiring from the game last summer, David Beckham topped the 2013 Goal Rich List, commanding an estimated £20 million (€24m) from his off-field commercial activities in 2012 alone.
With eye-watering contracts and major commercial partnerships being signed, the stars names are becoming bigger business players off the field than ever before.
Wayne Rooney can certainly boast a healthy bank balance after penning his new £300,000 (€365,000) per week deal with Manchester United, but is it enough to take the striker to the top of the pile?
The 2014 Rich List will be released this Monday, and there will be plenty of exciting content to go with it. So keep an eye on Goal to see who will be crowned the world's wealthiest footballer for 2014!