Salary, image rights, advertising… and social networks. Many footballers earn huge amounts of money for each publication they post through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Neymar, form the podium.
The time when the salary of professional football players was limited to the salary paid by their club is long gone. Social networks are now one of the great platforms for generating money. And football is no longer on the sidelines.
On this occasion, ’90min’ includes a study on Instagram, where Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Neymar are the footballers who get the most out of it. David Beckham, is in third place in the table, but the English player is no longer active.
The Juventus player, number one with more than 206 million fans, gets around 832,000 euros for each sponsored content, while the Barcelona player collects around 587,000 euros.
Neymar, on the other hand, receives 616,000 euros, while Beckham, former player of Manchester United and Real Madrid, among others, in third place, collects 304,000 euros.
Further down the rankings – determined by the number of fans on Instagram -: Ibrahimovic, 200,000 euros; Ronaldinho, 325,000 euros; Paul Pogba, 420,000 euros; Luis Suárez, 300,000 euros.