Are soccer players paid too much?

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  1. clairemy profile image81
    clairemyposted 10 years ago

    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?

  2. christollesseb profile image59
    christollessebposted 10 years ago

    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!

  3. McConnell Group profile image73
    McConnell Groupposted 10 years ago

    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

  4. AfricaResource profile image61
    AfricaResourceposted 10 years ago

    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!


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