Football Salaries


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Reading about the salary of top professional footballers can be an eye-opening moment into the lives of these elite sportsmen. The money most of us can ever dream of having is often the amount of money they earn in just one week!

It has been said that the money they get is too much, and they are not deserving of such amounts. But others say that football is a business and the players are paid based on the money they can generate for the club and as such are deserving of these astronomical sums.


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  • salary (noun)
  • earn (verb)
  • wage (noun)
  • elite (adjective)
  • overpaid (adjective)

The Question

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Are footballers paid too much money?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Football Salaries
  • How much do the top players get paid every week?
  • Can you imagine getting paid so much?
  • How do you think these high salaries can be justified?
  • Do you think they are deserving of these amounts?
  • Would you like to see a wage cap for professional footballers?

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