why are footballers paid so much

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"The average wage for Premier League players last season was £2.4m, according to a report from Sporting Intelligence. That equates to £46,000 a week, more than the average UK worker earns in a year"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/41037621
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(Original post by we knnow)
average footballers get paid 2.2 million a year
Supply and demand. People are prepared to pay the salaries.


Where did you get that average from?
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They're overpaid af tbh
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Why are you posting a bs thread that's been done to death and is entirely without merit?


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its not a bs issue footballers are paid weekly what some people get paid yearly or even a few years for what a bit of entertainment
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(Original post by 999tigger)
Supply and demand. People are prepared to pay the salaries.


Where did you get that average from?
Hmm, it won't let me rep you.
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(Original post by we knnow)
average footballers get paid 2.2 million a year
You mean a select few (hundred) footballers, who play at the top leagues, for a few years (10-15 years? at most).

Most footballers will never play anywhere near the top leagues - how many people actually play football, and how many play at the top level?! Just think about it.

It's actually very fair because the football clubs recoup the money in sales and advertising.
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(Original post by we knnow)
average footballers get paid 2.2 million a year
Because the commercialization in all parts of the world and the numbers of influence investors increased the last decade rapidly. Football is more than merely a sport, it is a business, it is merchandising - and the death of this popular sport.

By the way, I will move it to Football forum, because another football fans would like to discuss to. :yes:
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its not a bs issue footballers are paid weekly what some people get paid yearly or even a few years for what a bit of entertainment
The television rights were sold for £4.464bn to show PL games. Add in the £5-10m in advertisers/designers paying to be on kits, there's a lot of money floating around.

Where do you think the money should go? To billionaire Arabs and Americans instead?
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maybe to charities or nhs
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(Original post by Diego Costa)
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Where do you think the money should go? To billionaire Arabs and Americans instead?
Arabians and at least one American I know (Glazer) are investing in football to make profit, they get a piece of cake anyway.
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its not a bs issue footballers are paid weekly what some people get paid yearly or even a few years for what a bit of entertainment


They get paid that because they are worth it to the business.... if they weren’t they wouldn’t.
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Tbh I think you are being really stupid.

They get paid that because they are worth it to the business.... if they weren’t they wouldn’t.
Exactly.

This is how capitalism works.

Its crazy how much they get paid but if there is a huge demand for a business that so few have the talent to produce then those few will get loads of money.

Anyway it's not just footballers that get paid loads - It's singers, actors, many celebrities etc.
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Football shouldn't be worth what it is, it's a boring sport.
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Exactly.

This is how capitalism works.

Its crazy how much they get paid but if there is a huge demand for a business that so few have the talent to produce then those few will get loads of money.

Anyway it's not just footballers that get paid loads - It's singers, actors, many celebrities etc.
Same for CEO’s you hear people moan like they think the owners want to give away the money to them 😂
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Because football clubs themselves have a lot of money to spend, and they are all competing with eachother to get the best players.
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Cuz lots of people watch/pay to watch. They place a lot of effort into what they do so they get paid a lot.
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listen fool im not talking about the talented ones im talking about the average ones that get money from just sitting on the bench even the refs make 100k a year
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(Original post by we knnow)
listen fool im not talking about the talented ones im talking about the average ones that get money from just sitting on the bench even the refs make 100k a year
No you're not.
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listen fool im not talking about the talented ones im talking about the average ones that get money from just sitting on the bench even the refs make 100k a year
(Original post by paul514)
Tbh I think you are being really stupid.

They get paid that because they are worth it to the business.... if they weren’t they wouldn’t.
see how nobody rep you oh stupid one just because its a buisness doesent make it right its a broken system
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Time to preach.

My idol, Thierry D. Henry, was born ‘77. These guys (footballers) give up a regular life and are 247 in the spotlight.

By the rules of balance, it’s only fair they get paid lavishly.

You think the universe isn’t in equilibrium? Fairness prospers because good is better than bad. Good is stronger than evil. Right is superior to wrong.

That idea.
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