Here’s Why The Amount Of Money Involved In Football Is Ludicrous

Those involved in the game of football are living in a different financial world.

These charts show the the gross annual income (wages, winnings and endorsements) of 10 players in the World Cup versus the average national income in their countries.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal. / Via NeoMam Studios

3. Lionel Messi – Argentina. / Via NeoMam Studios

4. Wayne Rooney – England. / Via NeoMam Studios

5. Didier Drogba – Cote d’Ivoire. / Via NeoMam Studios

6. Sergio Aguero – Argentina. / Via NeoMam Studios

7. Yaya Touré – Cote d’Ivoire. / Via NeoMam Studios

8. Neymar – Brazil. / Via NeoMam Studios

9. Fernando Torres – Spain. / Via NeoMam Studios

10. Steven Gerrard – England. / Via NeoMam Studios

11. Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon. / Via NeoMam Studios

12. It’s not just players’ salaries. This infographic compares the cost of average homes to the cost of various world cup nations’ national stadiums.

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Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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