The 2014 Goal Rich List sees 10 of world soccer's biggest names revealed as the wealthiest players in the game, but there is a notable list of men who fell short of the final cut despite having earned impressive personal fortunes.
Just as a huge transfer for Neymar has seen his family's worth grow by a phenomenal amount and a business boost for Gianluigi Buffon has taken him into the top 10, there have been other top players who have made a pretty penny from deals of a soccer and non-soccer nature over the course of the year, yet still missed out on our list.
The first great consideration must be Gareth Bale, whose 100 million euro transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid smashed all sorts of records in 2013. The Welshman signed a six-year contract worth around 10 million euros annually upon his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu, with a substantial signing-on fee also being handed over.
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