Beckham tops football's rich list
David Beckham is British football's richest player with a personal fortune of £87m, according to a new poll.
Beckham's wealth is almost three times that of the next richest player, Michael Owen, who is worth £32m.
Roman Abramovich is comfortably the richest investor in British football, with a fortune of £10.8bn.
Despite his enormous wealth, Abramovich is only the second richest man in the country, behind steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, worth an estimated £13.2bn.
It is thought that Abramovich has ploughed around £440m into Chelsea.
After Abramovich the next richest investors in British football are Spurs stakeholder Joe Lewis (£2.1bn) and Celtic shareholder Dermot Desmond (£1.25bn), according to the survey in FourFourTwo magazine.
Beckham earns £4.4m per season at Real Madrid and has a number of lucrative sponsorship deals that earned him £19m last year.
Wayne Rooney and his fiancée Coleen McLoughlin could threaten the Beckhams in future years, with their fortune up to £20m from £6m last season.
FOOTBALL'S RICH LISTDavid Beckham £87m
Michael Owen £32m
Robbie Fowler £28m
Sol Campbell £27m
Rio Ferdinand £22m
Ryan Giggs £22m
Andriy Shevchenko £22m
Thierry Henry £21m
Wayne Rooney £20m
Michael Ballack £18m