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What caused footballers to be so highly paid?

ronaldingy

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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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Players do get endorsement from different sponsored and also some tips from rich fans
 

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It is the most recognize sport in the world and the management make so much money from it
 

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1. Footballers are entertainers
2. The clubs are making more money
3. Because of it's popularity
 

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The popularity of football drives the prices up. This is why men's football players get paid more than female football players because of its popularity.
 

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Even considering the fact that football is a very popular game and it is translated on TV, I think that the payments are too high. Some players don't deserve it for sure
 

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