Football has consistently been known as the most popular sport around the world and betting is a big part of it, especially with Footy Accumulators being so readily available. We all know that our favourite players are more than compensated for their skills on the field and many of our favourite players make it into lists such as Forbes highest-paid athletes, expressing just how much they have made from their skills within football. But, who really are the highest paid on the field and why are they paid more than others, well let’s look at football’s biggest earners and find out what has led them to be so financially successful.
It’s no surprise that Messi has made it to many top spots when it comes to the highest paid athletes in the world and that is because he is often undisputedly described as the best football player Across the globe. The Argentinian player has played forward for FC Barcelona in which he is paid a $92 million salary by the team including winnings, but that’s not all as he also owns a whopping $35 million endorsement deals, this makes him the second highest paid athlete across the globe.
The Argentinian player has played forward for FC Barcelona in which he has been paid an $84 million salary by the team including winnings, but that’s not all as he also earns a whopping $27 million endorsement deals, this makes him the second highest paid athlete. The huge amounts of money he makes from endorsements and sponsorship deals come from big brands, one of the biggest being his lifetime deal with the sporting goods giant, Adidas, making up an estimated $12 million of his earnings each year.
Again it is not surprising that Cristiano Ronaldo is ranking at the top spot when it comes to making money, he has the second highest earning player in the world and with the fame he has gained through playing football it is unsurprising, as not only is he a household name for his skills on the field but he’s also the most followed you on Instagram with over 128 million followers. Along with multi millions made from his football salary, he earns over $44 million from endorsements with companies such as Tag Heures and Nike.
The Paris Saint- Germain player, no more, has quickly become a top ranking player when it comes to the amount of money he earns, being less than halfway through his professional career. Unlike other players, such as the ones above, his salary had not quite reached their level, but he has been named the most marketable player in the world, meaning that money for enforcements deals continue to rise for the player. Currently holding deals with the likes of Red Bull, Gillett and Nike, he earns a huge $25 million from his enforcements.
With his transfer from Tottenham Hotspurs to Real Madrid in 2013 being One of the 10 most expensive in the clubs history it’s no surprise that he is making a good earning himself, Along with lucrative deals with the likes of Adidas, EA sports, Lucozade and BT sports, adding up to an estimate of £10 million a year. As well as this endorsement deal he makes £15 million a year from his salary playing with Real Madrid.