Are soccer players paid too much?
Does anybody else think that those guys who kick a ball around a grass pitch are paid far too much money and do not always make good role models?
In a nutshell YES!
Admittedly, they have a relatively short shelf life compared to the working lives of the majority. However, there are residual opportunities which soccer players and other sports persons can pursue when no longer at the peek of their profession.
Certain top sports celebrities such as David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane are international names. (Also to mention a couple of women, The Williams sisters in tennis.). They have become role models and inspire the younger generation to become interested fans of the sports.
These top headliners also gain multi million sponsorship deals. If they wisely handle their financial affairs, they are in an excellent position to give back to the sporting community.
Unfortunately, some soccer players engage in less savoury activities which attract the scandal sheets. They can't handle the pressures and end up as has beens who missed the golden opportunity before them.
So when these soccer players are compared to doctors, scientists and aid workers in dangerous locations, I would say that yes they are paid too much for doing something they enjoy.
It is a pity that these games have become multi million dollar bussinesses. Like everything else in life nowadays, the bottom line is the mighty dollar!
It depends on the league that they are playing in some players in certain league are required to pay for their own equipment and transportation. They may also have to pay the club their playing for.
The bigger players do get an extraordinary amount of money but it is all relative to the advertising money they bring to the club through sponsorship.
In the end they do get paid well
Absolutley. Whilst the best of the best are incredibley talented are they really worthy of being paid £200,000 per week? It's not like they are saving peoples lives. Wages have got completely out of control but you cant lower them now, theres only one way they are going to continue going and thats up!
by rafken 10 years ago
Do sportsmen get paid too much?They supply us with entertainment, now that there is TV, because we can't afford tickets to see it live. They should get good pay. The whole thing has gotten out of hand. Especially if there is no clause in their contract that says, "as long as they remain a good...
by Daffy Duck 11 years ago
The good pros make millions of dollars a year. This doesn't include bonuses either. 10 years 150 million and more for some. People should get paid what they're worth, but what are they really worth?Please no answers about the owner decides or any cheap way out. Take a...
by nathannn 12 years ago
how are soccer players playing for a team now such as cristiano ronaldo plying for manchester...united but in fifa 10 real madrid ? please answer my queston because i am very curious
by rcrm89 11 years ago
Excluding darts () and multi-event sports like heptathlon/decathlon.I would say rugby.
by bmonoski 12 years ago
With budgets being tight and homeowners feeling the pinch, the simple question comes up...are teachers overpaid? Their pay comes directly from taxes and thus a raise for them is a raise in taxes. Is this justified?
by Shari 12 years ago
With 1-0 Victory Over Algeria Congrats to team USA It was a well deserved win!
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