What caused footballers to be so highly paid?

ronaldingy

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I have just found these stats on twitter https://www.onlinemortgageadvisor.co.uk/content/footy100/ at what point in time did wages get so ridiculous?

How can more than a million a week ever be justified as a wage for anyone? Don't you think players would also perform better if there wages were based on performance throughout a season rather than a weekly salary?

Also a bit off topic but shouldn't fines from fifa be relative to the players wage? A £10,000 fine to the average fella is a huge sum but to a high paid footballer they make that back in the same time it takes me to fart.
 

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When football was 'invented' in 92/3 was when it started getting ridiculous.

FIFA and UEFA haven't helped matters either, by expanding their various tournaments.
 

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When the big bucks from TV deals and agents came in..
 

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In one word, it's "popularity" which makes them be so highly paid!
 

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