Why footballers are being paid much than unrealistic to many.
Hello guys, today i wanna talk about why soccer players are being paid much than what many feel like its unrealistic. Football players aren't over paid because the fact that we watch them. With every viewer that's the more money that goes to them. Am i saying we should stop watching? No, i'm simply saying that we don't realize that we contribute to their pay. With buying their gear, watching their games or going to their games. We don't realize how much we contribute to the amount that they are paid.
They are also paid because they are entertainers, they risk their health to entertain us. We also don't realize that they are doing it because they love the game of football.The average week of a footballer involves: a training session, an appointment with the physiotherapist, a press conference and a 90 minute match. And at the end of the week they have enough money to buy a magnificent house, with cash.
An average full-time worker in the UK gets £27,600 a year, but the average footballer in the Premier League gets £44,000 a week, or £2.288 million a year. The best-paid players, such as Wayne Rooney and Sergio Agüero, are thought to earn about £250,000 a week, which is £13m a year – or 471 times more than the average worker in the UK! This is just a player’s basic wages – they also get bonuses for winning games and competitions, and can earn millions from sponsorship deals.
However, you could argue that because these players are some of the best in the world at what they do, they deserve to get paid a lot. Plus footballers usually retire in their early 30 years and and above(or younger if they get a serious injury), so they have a much shorter career than most people.
But if young fans can’t afford to go, clubs won’t have any fans in the future! However for example, last season 95.9% of Premier League tickets were sold, so there are enough fans willing to pay (for now at least).