Essay on Footballers Wages , Are They Getting Paid Too Much

710 Words Jun 7th, 2011 3 Pages
Discursive Essay - Footballers Do Not Deserve The High Salaries They Command

Many people think that footballers are paid too much money for doing too little effort. However, this can be argued because they are people who have dedicated their entire life to this sport and therefore they should be rewarded. This leads us to the question: Do footballers deserve high salaries? Firstly, some famous footballers are paid huge amounts of money such as Cristiano Ronaldo who are paid millions of euros every year to play for his parent club Real Madrid . Currently the highest paid footballer is Lionel Messi who earns £40 million per year not including his sponsership money which is ridiculess . This makes us feel that it is unreasonable that there
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Furthermore, apart from the pressure exerted from their club they are under the pressure of the audience. They have always to play correctly and not make any mistake so that the media and the public will not criticize them. A single error would represent a possible end of the career of that player.

In addition to this, we have to consider the fact that the age of retirement for a professional football player is of about 30-40 years means that this person relies on the money he has gained in his short lifetime as a professional footballer therefore football players need the money for the future so they can sustain themselves and their future generations.
Finally, the football business is private, no public money pays for the bills so why should we care about how much are the players paid? It is a sport that is enjoyed by millions of people and it is known everywhere so it is maybe true that these players are worth the money, that their talent deserves this money.

In conclusion, my opinion is that footballers don’t perform such a simple, undemanding and effortless job, they dedicate their lives to this sport so that the people can enjoy it and it is quite complex for them to maintain their physical strength and fitness to survive ninety minutes running. They also are under a lot of…