A new report out today has highlighted how some of the world’s best footballers have received huge pay rises.
The figures show that the average salary of a well-known footballer has risen by 1,500% during the last 50 years.
So, apart from securing sponsorship deals, how exactly do players like David Beckham, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi boost their earnings?
We’ve listed below some ways top-footballers increase their value and some ways you can increase yours too!
• Keep your CV updated. Well known footballers are always looking for the next deal, the next big career step and so should you. Keep your CV updated and ready to send out to any lucrative positions that might become available.
• Perfect your skill. Footballers spend hours training and perfecting their skills and this should be the same with any career. If you want to be at the top of your game and be rewarded for it you need to put the time and effort in.
• Build rapport. You rarely see a footballer ignoring their team mates. Instead they play together and help each other score because good teamwork will get noticed and could lead to career progression. Ensure you work closely with your team.
• Network. You don’t think David Beckham got to where he is by sitting still, do you? He, like many other plays, has spent time networking in his industry and getting to know key contacts. Networking can open doors so ensure you spend time researching relevant industry events.