The top three richest footballers are David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.
Pele Pele isn't British - he's Brazilian. Geoff Hurts scored three goals (hat-trick), in the 1966 World Cup final v West Germany. To this date that is the most goals scored in a final by any player.
Yes their countries pay them, some are paid for each goal scored and as they progress as well.
They are awarded yearly last years winner as Christiano Ronaldo , but only three footballers have won it three times they are Zinedine Zidane and the Brazilian Ronaldo.
The three French footballers Theirry Henry, Zinadine Zidane and David Trezeguet have won both world cup and Euro cup medals.
The three footballers who played in three world cups are David Beckham, steven Gerrard and Gary neville.
The Richest footballers are Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
There are quite a few footballers who played in three world cups.
If you are asking of a footballers whole career then it is the great Pele. In the world cup it is Ronaldo with 15 goals. In the champion league it is Filippo Izanagi.
Ronaldo the Brazilian striker has scored in all his world cups from 1998 to 2006.