Obviously, any professional footballer, even a superstar, will receive a fixed salary at the club they join. The difference is probably the amount of money each player receives.
Like any bank, agency, organization, the ball club has been looking for ways to pay an attractive salary to attract the best players. When Wayne Rooney signed for Manchester United in 2014, he was paid £ 300,000 a week. This is equal to 50 pounds per second and 30 pounds per minute.
As for the contract at Barca, the world’s top football star Messi receives a salary of £ 500,000 a week after tax. This salary is said to be the highest in the La Liga, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo. With such a salary, Messi receives £ 2 million a month and earns more than £25 million a year.
Advertising, brand representation
High salaries have been a major source of wealth for tens, hundreds of millions of dollars for football superstars to receive advertising, image representation for sports brands. Simply nodding to agree to kick on football shoes branded by a certain company, they have made a mountain of money.
For example, the price of millions of dollars per year that Nike agrees to pay Neymar just for him to use this brand shoes. In fact, this figure is still nothing compared to the $ 11 million that Adidas agreed to pay David Beckham when he was still playing football.
More recently, Adidas moved on to signing a lifetime product sponsorship contract with Messi. The exact number Messi receives is not known, but one thing is for sure, it will be no less than the $ 1 billion that Ronaldo signed with Nike. (Of course, this terrible amount of money Ronaldo or Messi cannot receive right away, but is divided year by year or month later).
In addition to 1, 2 such lucrative contracts, stars like Messi also have a series of contracts that are the faces of some famous brands such as Pepsi, Gillette, Turkish Airlines, etc.