Author: Maureen Hicks (page 2 of 5)

Messi is the football striker that earns the largest amount of money

In the new publication of France Football magazine, Lionel Messi is the best money player – with $ 142 million in 2019. This includes salary, bonuses and advertising revenues. His income increased by a million USD compared to the previous year.

Cristiano Ronaldo ranked second with 128 million USD, while Neymar received 103 million USD.

The income of female players is much less than that of male colleagues. The best female player to make money in a year, Carli Lloyd (USA) received 520,000 USD. Her compatriot Megan Rapinoe is second with 450,000 USD, while Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg is third with 434,000 USD.

Among coaches, Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid Club) leads with 44 million USD. Followed by Antonio Conte (Inter, 33 million USD) and Pep Guardiola (Man City, 30 million USD).

The income of football stars is likely to decline in 2020 due to the Covid-19 effect. Many European football tournaments are postponed. Club revenue, sponsorships and advertising contracts are at risk of a sharp decline.

Messi is out of the top 5 for transfer pricing

Barca captain Lionel Messi slipped from fourth to eighth on Transfermarkt’s transfer price list. According to the latest assessment of Transfermarkt – a website specializing in valuing players on the transfer floor, Messi reached a transfer price of about $ 153 million. In the Top 10, he only ranked above Antoine Griezmann and Jadon Sancho, the two players cost $ 131 million.

In the previous assessment, Messi ranked fourth with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne. However, at present, these four players all surpassed and shared the price of 163 million USD.

Neymar ranked second with a price of 174 million USD. Compared to the record 263 million USD set in 2017 when returning to PSG, the Brazilian striker is at a “lower” level. Raheem Sterling, Manchester City’s winger, is in second place with Neymar. Transfermarkt appreciates the British star for his youth and style.

Kylian Mbappe still ranked first with a valuation of $ 220 million. At the age of 21, the PSG striker still has plenty of time to play and the opportunity to become a monument. PSG are doing everything possible to keep Mbappe in the eye of Real Madrid and Liverpool.

According to experts, if a real transfer occurred, the price of Mbappe could be even higher. Many sources confirm, Real is willing to pay $ 300 million for PSG.

Chelsea earns huge revenue from football player transfers

From being a “blockbuster” buying team, Chelsea has become the most profitable team in the last two transfer periods.

During the two summer transfers of 2019 and January 2020, Chelsea earned about 273 million USD. Meanwhile, they only cost 49 million to Real to buy Mateo Kovacic. With a profit of 224 million, Chelsea is the team making the most money from the transfer.

The Chelsea rotation of 180 degrees, from a giant to a big profit team, is due to a ban on buying players from FIFA during the summer transfer window. In addition, the sale of Eden Hazard to Real also gives them an attractive sum.

Benfica ranked second with a profit of 182.5 million USD. They gained this position mainly through the sale of Joao Felix to Atletico for 146 million. Ajax is third with 150 million profit. Followed by Sporting, Salzburg, Lille, Hoffenheim, Sampdoria, Eindhoven and Empoli.

Of the 10 most profitable teams, Chelsea is the only Premier League representative. Meanwhile, the Netherlands, Portugal and Italy have two teams.

In the group with the most losses, Real took the lead with a deficit of 198 million. The former European champion tried to reduce losses by selling and lending to players, but could not compensate for spending more than 300 million to buy players.

Hazard and expensive players make Real a serious deficit.

Aston Villa, rookie of the Premier League this season, surprised the second place with a deficit of 186 million. Due to earning more royalties by returning to the Premier League, this team spent heavily to increase relegation.

The three teams behind Aston Villa are Barca (deficit of 181 million), Man Utd (166) and Tottenham (154).

In the top five national championships in Europe, the Premier League has the largest deficit of 925 million. Ligue 1, meanwhile, is the only tournament with a profit of 116.5 million.

British giants ‘make money’: M.U unmatched from sponsors

The fact that Manchester United does not meet their expectations on the pitch nor deny the fact that they have the ability to make endless money from sponsors.

It is no coincidence that Manchester United is considered the club with the scale, brand and attraction in the world. According to recent statistics from the financial agency Dellote, Manchester United has the ability to make money from sponsors far beyond the remaining Premier League clubs.

Recently, Arsenal has officially announced the signing of a sponsorship contract for the main name on the shirt with the Emirates sponsor for another 5 years. “Gunners” will collect huge amounts of money up to 200 million pounds.

However, this level is nothing compared to the level of Manchester United, with 47 million pounds. English club together with car corporation Chervolet. After that, M.U together with AON Cop, a major service provider in the world in the field of risk management and insurance, signed a contract to sell the club’s training ground name.

The fact that Manchester United does not meet their expectations on the pitch nor deny the fact that they have the ability to make endless money from sponsors.

Notably, this is different from the Emirates, when the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requires Arsenal not to sell other training shirts to other partners (similar to the Emirates Stadium), MU can still make huge money from sponsorships for the jerseys, training ground and training shirts, other sponsorship contracts related to the use of images, logos, brands, players and coaches of the club.

This figure increased to 275.5 million compared to last year, an increase of 2.7% in the club’s financial statements in the 2016/2017 season.

Adidas and sportswear maker Chervolet also helped M.U to make a lot of money, and outstripped other UK clubs in this amount (look at the chart). Note that these are only 3 main brands, compared to other brands that Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man CIty, etc. are collaborating with.

The list of the richest tennis players in the world

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal are the best tennis players in the world today. Along with countless titles, the money this trio earns is also the worst form of the tennis village.

Specifically, to date, Roger Federer has earned $ 116,974,906 bonuses since becoming a professional athlete in 1998.

Second place is no other than Novak Djokovic. Specifically, the Serbian tennis player has made a total of 50.6 million USD in the past year. Djokovic makes a lot of money from tournaments. He beat Federer in this amount with $ 20.6 million in prize money.

In contrast, Djokovic is not as good at advertising attraction as his seniors. Wimbledon 2019 champion only pocketed 30 million USD when he attached to brands such as Lacoste, Jacob’s Creek, Seiko, etc.

Nadal is 3rd with 101,328,524 USD in prize money. According to statistics, from June 2017 to June 2018, Nadal pocketed $ 41.6 million and ranked 72nd in the Forbes list of the 100 highest-earning celebrities of the year.

“Gaur” also ranked 20th on the list of athletes with the highest income today.

Just regained his form but Djokovic is still ranked 2nd in terms of bonuses

The world’s fourth-highest earner is the female tennis player who won the most Grand Slam titles in history, Serena Williams, with a total prize money of $ 86,229,519.

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and interesting statistics around the top of the ATP rankings

By reaching the final of the Wimbledon 2018, Williams has an additional $ 1.5 million. However, due to a nearly 1-year break, Williams’ income was affected.

Serena is the highest paid female tennis player in history

Another star to mention is Andy Murray, a British tennis player who made $ 60,837,856 in his career.

Murray has not played for 11 months and only returned to Queen 2018 in June.

Facebook spends money on buying global sports licenses (Part 2)

Failure before Star India certainly does not detract from this ambition of Facebook as it continues to spend money to buy copyright of other sports tournaments in the world.

With a cash pile of about US $6 billion, Facebook certainly has more resources than traditional television stations alone and this is no small advantage whenever it wants to compete for copyright in a certain market to entice. viewers, expand your inherently powerful social network empire.

Not only the Premier League, many of the world’s major sports leagues are part of Facebook’s expansion plan.

Facebook started streaming live sports events about the past two years, starting from a charity match between Manchester United and Everton in early August 2016. Since that time, the company has poured money to buy copyrighted tournaments from football to basketball, baseball and other sports.

In 2017, Facebook successfully acquired the rights to 20 matches in the framework of the leading American baseball league Major League Baseball (MLB). Matches are free to all Facebook users within the United States. The value of the deal was not disclosed by the two sides.

By 2018, Facebook continues to have exclusive rights to 25 games of MLB 2018 at a price estimated by experts at $ 30-35 million.

Commenting on the deal, Lee Berke, a media expert in the US, said that “similarly when sports content on traditional television is shifting to cable television, we are seeing a similar trend. .. This is the next big leap.”

Facebook has also cooperated with Fox to get the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champion League (C1 Cup) in the United States. The carrier also negotiated itself with UEFA to have the rights to broadcast 32 matches of this tournament in Latin American countries for 3 consecutive seasons from 2018 to 2021.

The social networking giant also participated in a 10-match copyright auction of the 2017 American National Football League, but it lost to Amazon when the online retail giant launched it. $ 10 million, five times the price that Twitter, another major social network, bought in 2016.

Obviously, £200 million for the Premier League copyright in 3 years is just a move in the game Facebook’s desire.

How do professional SKIING athletes make money?

Do you know who is a professional athlete? Unless you live in Denver or something, I guess not. At first, you might think that a professional athlete is profitable like a pro (anyway, absolutely NOT attractive), but it can’t go beyond the truth for many good people. So how do professional skiers make money?


Just like in any sport, there are many people who want to learn how to ski and will actually pay for instruction. This may not seem like a lot of money, but on those luxurious ski holidays, there are quite a few beginners who all want to learn at the same time. By guiding an entire group, professional skiers scratch the ground pretty much.

In addition, there are some amateur skiers who want to become professional. Although there is only a little difference between an amateur and a professional, there are many things that amateurs must learn before they can really be a professional. These face-to-face sessions are often very appealing to professionals because the focused attention is provided to students.


If professional athletes are among the heads of their events for the country, a lot of money can be made. Not only have money in winning an event, but think about the Olympics! If you are one of the best in your event, you can win a medal. Do you realize that one of those gold medals is worth it? Over 25,000 dollars. Now that’s a nice change of pace to ski into the snow.


For professionals who are good enough to participate in the Olympics, they may have the opportunity to advertise for national brands such as Tommy Hilfiger or Nike. With these assertions, there is usually a sizable sum of money included for their efforts during photo shoots or commercials. This shot may only take a few hours, but the pay is definitely worth it, especially if you’re one of the famous athletes competing.

Working on mountain slopes

Again, back to bowling analogy – even the pros sometimes need to get a job. Professional bowlers often have jobs in local alleys and golfers can have a job at a driving range. With professional skiing, they get a job at the slopes.

They can guide some skiing for a few dollars, or they just track skiing to make sure everything is safe. Sometimes, you get involved in something that you just need to be around it all the time. This is what happens with skiing.

Facebook spends money on buying global sports licenses (Part 1)

Willing to spend billions of dollars to buy the rights to broadcast live sports tournaments on its platform, Facebook may be looking to encroach on the television.

The Facebook deal costs £ 200 million, or about $ 264 million, to acquire the broadcast rights for the Premier League for three consecutive seasons from 2019-2020 in four Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. made the regional television industry feel the heat of competition from the social networking giant.

This is a new story in the region, but it is not the first time Facebook has paid heavily to buy the rights to broadcast live sports tournaments, competing directly with traditional broadcasters.

Willing to spend 600 million USD for Indian cricket

Unlike the rest of the world, in India, cricket is the king’s sport and of course the Indian cricket Premier League (IPL) is the most expensive sport in this market.

IPL was born in 2008 and currently has more than 1 billion global spectators, most of whom are from India, the country where cricket is the most popular sport. The tournament has the financial presence of the richest people in India as well as many of the country’s movie stars.’

With a hotly developed social networking market like India, Facebook needs more “weapons” to compete as well as more quality content to generate revenue, and copyright of tournaments like IPL is what Facebook needs.

The proof is that the company is willing to spend $600 million to participate in auction auctions of broadcast rights for 5 consecutive years from 2018 of this attractive tournament.

IPL will help Facebook attract more users in India, help it increase users’ Facebook usage in this market and boost Facebook Watch, the video streaming segment that Facebook aspires to compete with YouTube.

The revenue that Facebook targets is the revenue that attracts advertisers from traditional television platforms if it successfully acquires IPL’s copyright.

However, Facebook’s intentions went bankrupt when Twenty-First Century Fox’s Star India channel won the copyright for a record price of $2.55 billion for both traditional and live broadcast copyrights.

How does Maria Sharapova make and spend money?

Before earning millions of dollars from tennis, she and the whole family had almost nothing.

At the age of 6, Maria Sharapova and her father moved from Russia to the United States to pursue a tennis career for only $700. When Sharapova practiced daily at an academy in Florida, her father worked on low-income jobs to pay for rent, necessities and education. They slept on the sofa in the small apartment of a middle-aged Russian woman.

This sacrifice has paid off. 10 years after moving to the US, at the age of 17, Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004. She received a £ 560,500 prize money. To date, the 32-year-old athlete has earned more than $ 38 million in prize money throughout her career and is the highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years.

On CNBC, she once said the maturity of lack of money greatly affected the way she spent later. Despite her success on the field, she planned as if her tennis career would end the next day. That’s part of the reason she launched Sugarpova candy in 2012.

On CNBC, Sharapova shared about making money and spending her money.

– What was your first memory related?

When my mother gave me a stuffed rabbit for New Year and told me not to, because it was much more expensive than the amount my father wanted to spend on gifts.

– Who taught you about money?

Probably my parents. They influenced all my decisions from a very young age. I think that is a wonderful thing.

– What was your first income?

Probably no more than 5 or 6 USD a week.

– What was your first job?

Tennis player.

– What was your first car and how much was it?

I did not have a car until the first vehicle advertisement contract. But my first family car was a fairly old Honda. I still remember when I pressed the windshield control button, it felt like “That’s great. I’ve never seen anything like this”.

– What will you pay for?

I don’t like yachts. Many people when they have money will want to spend on yachts in the summer. I’d rather stay on the ground.

Man Utd earns the biggest amount of money in the Premier League

Old Trafford Stadium owner earned $ 813.6 million in 2018-2019 season, ranking third in the world, behind only Barca and Real Madrid.

The British team with the closest revenue to Man Utd is Man City, less than 115.4 million USD and ranked sixth in the world. Defending Champions League Liverpool ranked seventh.

Man Utd is the best English team to make money, since the audit firm Deloitte conducted a financial survey in the 1996-1997 season. However, “Reds” revenue is forecast to fall to $ 725 to 750 million in the 2019-2020 season due to loss of Champions League qualification.

“The revenue rankings of English teams can change from 2021, because Liverpool are having a great season. Man Utd is in danger of losing the number one foggy country. Man Utd’s decline could be. It will happen in this season, if Man City or Liverpool go deep in the Champions League. That was unthinkable 10 years ago, “said Dan Jones, a member of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.

According to Deloitte’s figures, Man Utd’s revenue for the 2008-2009 season was $ 452 million, more than three times that of Man City ($ 141 million), and half as much as Liverpool ($ 289 million).

Among the top 20 best-paid clubs in the world, England has eight representatives, the most in the world, including Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham and Everton. Thanks to the Champions League final, “Rooster” became the best-paid London club, at $ 595.8 million and ranked eighth in the world.

The two best earning teams belong to Spain. Barca had a revenue of $ 961.1 million in the 2018-2019 season, while Real reached $ 865.7 million. The gap between the two leading positions reached a record level, because the Catalonia team has strongly developed sales and business activities in the stadium.

The gap between rich and poor European clubs tends to increase. Total revenue of the top 20 teams making the most money increased by 11% compared to the previous season, exceeding the threshold of 10 billion USD.

How do professional golfers make money? (Part 2)

List of bonuses at PGA Tour 2019

• The tournament with the lowest total value of prizes: 3 million USD (Puerto Open).

• The tournament with the largest prize money: 46 million USD (Tour Championship), in which the champion receives 15 million USD. Next is the Players Championship (12.5 million), the champion receives 2.5 million.

Corresponding to the expansion of the size and value of prizes, the number of prize money for golfers making the most money of the year also increased over time.

If in 1970, Lee Trevino only earned $ 157,037, only 20 years later, Greg Norman received a reward of up to $ 1,165,477.

British Golfer Justin Rose was the top earner last season

Last season, Justin Rose was the best earner on the tour, receiving a reward of $ 18.1 million. This season, though not over, Brook Koepka is currently the top golfer earning list at PGA Tour with 7.8 million USD.

Although the prize money at each tournament is steadily increasing after each season, for professional golfers, the prize money does not play the main role to make up their huge fortune.

It is estimated that more than 60% of golfers’ income comes from advertising contracts, TV shows, events, writing books, golf course design, or even investing in other fields such as real estate, golf courses and businesses.

According to Forbes, reviewing the 2018 earnings of the world’s top golfers, fans can test this out.

Tiger Woods leads the revenue with $ 63.9 million, of which only 9.9 million comes from bonuses and $ 54 million from advertising. Next came Phil Mickelson with a total revenue of 48.4 million USD, but only 12.4 million USD in bonuses, the rest came from advertising contracts.

In third place is Rory McIlroy with a total income of $ 39 million, of which only 8 million comes from the prize money of the tournament, the rest comes from other sources.

But behind the triumph and the fortune of tens of millions of dollars are thousands of hours of hard work, the absolute discipline of professional golfers.