For as little as $1, you can own a soccer ball, a small price compared to the whooping high salaries that soccer teams pay their players to play the beautiful game. Since the early 2000s, salaries in the world’s most popular soccer leagues have increased by unprecedented amounts, as record prices continue to be set annually for household names and even new faces to the big leagues. We wonder, who are the highest-earning soccer players?
Few names in soccer are as popular as that of David Beckham. Despite being retired for so many years, the former Manchester United player has managed to remain relevant in the sporting world, building a brand that transcends the soccer stadium. Around the world, the mention of David Beckham raises ears. Thus, it is no surprise that his net worth of $450 million continues to grow. Continue reading
At 16 years old Ronaldo was targeted by Manchester United who dished out over $14 million to sign the player. At the time, it was a record fee which Ronaldo would later justify with three goals in Manchester’s 2004 FA Cup Final. Ronaldo gave Manchester a lot more than $14 million in performances on the field. He gave his blood, sweat, and tears to the game and the game gave him as much if not more. Continue reading