Lionel Messi is the footballer who earned the most mone


Soccer players are usually the ones who get the spotlight every time they have a good -or bad- performance on the pitch, when they score a spectacular goal, or when they sign with a club. However, for this last reason, there is a person (or persons, in some cases) who plays an important role: the representative.

There are several agents who have earned a certain reputation in the world of football such as Jorge Mendes or Mino RaiolaSomething that was an ‘open secret’ is that many times they take a cut of the total amount in large transfers, as could have been the case with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.

The victory of Real Betis in the Cup final allows the Verdiblancos not only to add their third Copa del Rey and obtain direct access to the UEFA Europa League but also to spend a significant amount of money. The numbers are not yet final since the RFEF does not make the amounts public until a few days have passed since the conclusion of the competition.

A fixed amount for the Primera teams

The monetary prize depends on the audiovisual income. The Federation has entered almost 33 million euros for the retransmission of the Cup. Based on Royal Decree-Law 5/2015 in article 8, each team will obtain a different percentage depending on its category and the performance bonus. 90% of that amount goes to professional football (first and second), around 30 million euros, of which 90% will go to the First Division (more than 26 million euros) and 10% to the silver category. Of the percentage directed to professional football, 50% (13.5 million) will be distributed equally among the 20 teams so that each team would have an amount of approximately 675,000 fixed euros.

The best-known representatives of football

Within the world of soccer players, there are countless representatives since there are millions of players; however, there is only one cluster that manages to stand out and monopolize some of the most important figures.

Mino Raiola , in addition to representing Paul Pogba , acts as the agent for Erling Haaland and figures such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

Mondial Sports Management is an agency that has made possible great signings in teams like Leicester City, they even already have representation in Mexico with the Frenchman Florian Thauvin.

How much would Betis take?

The Betis team will have to add to the fixed 675,000 euros that all first division clubs have, the variable corresponding to their performance in the last five seasons. In 2019 I managed to reach the semifinal, pocketing around 240,000 euros. In 2020 he stayed in the round of 32, another edition without compensation, while in 2021, he obtained about 160,000 euros for reaching the quarterfinals. To these amounts, Betis will add another 590,000 for being champion. In short, the final sum will have the fixed 675,000 euros, plus the bonuses of this and the last campaigns, about 1.6 million euros in total, with which Betis will fill its coffers after proclaiming itself a champion in La Cartuja.

The Rosario crack Lionel Messi, the star of Barcelona, ​​entered the select club of athletes with incomes of more than a billion dollars throughout his career and was the footballer who earned the most money during 2020, according to what was published today by an American media specialized in finance.

According to the ranking published today by Forbes magazine, Messi is the highest-paid soccer athlete of 2020 with 126 million dollars, of which 92 million are from salaries and 34 million from advertising contracts and other sources of income.

Messi is the fourth athlete to reach the amount of one billion dollars in income.

Messi is the fourth athlete to reach $1 billion in earnings, behind American golfer Tiger Woods, American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, a star for Italy’s Juventus.

In the ranking of the highest-paid soccer players of 2020, Messi is the leader, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo with 117 (70 in wages), the Brazilian Neymar with 96 million (78 in wages), and the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé, with only 21 years, with 42 million dollars (28 salaries).

According to Forbes, the ten athletes on the list have an income of $570 million, an increase of 11 percent from 2019, despite the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The list of the ten best-paid footballers in the following:

1) Liones Messi (Barcelona) 126

2) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 117

3) Neymar (PSG) 96

4) Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 42

5) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 37

6) Paul Pogba (Manchester United) 34

7) Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) 33

8) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 29

9) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) 28

10) Davids De Gea (Manchester United) 27

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