Many football stars reduced their salary; Ronaldo, Messi’s losses

The fact that members of Union Berlin Club voluntarily did not receive a salary urged many other teams to accept to be reduced their salary income, to join hands to revive the football field on the edge of the disaster.

Many football stars simultaneously reduce their salary

Union Berlin

The first season to qualify for the Bundesliga, the team from Eastern Union Berlin has been consistently in the Top 10 after 25 rounds. In the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Union Berlin faced difficulties waiting to be met when its operating budget, which was very modest, lost much from ticket sales, television rights, and advertising.

Bayern Munich players accept a 20% reduction in salary during the season
Bayern Munich players accept a 20% reduction in salary during the season

The fact that members of Union Berlin Club voluntarily did not receive a salary urged many other teams to accept to be reduced their salary income, to join hands to revive the football field on the edge of the disaster.

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Meanwhile, Moenchengladbach players pioneered voluntary salary cuts, leading to the “big players” such as Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Schalke 04 and announcing the player accepted to be reduced their salary – a signal positive for the whole Bundesliga.

In the UK

After the Birmingham team spoke out about a 50% pay cut, the Football Association of Professional Footballers (EPL) requested an emergency meeting with The organizers of the Premier League and First Division to find out. solutions to overcome difficulties. The English Premier League has donated over 50 million euros to support 24 clubs to cover wages in the short term. Some clubs in the Third Division have to resort to government support to pay salaries.

Premier League

With their financial potential, Premier League clubs seem to be able to better deal with paying players, although according to Sky Sports, the big clubs are losing more than 3 million euros a game but currently do not have any Premier League club refers to the player actively asking for a pay cut or the team proposing a player income cut.

In Spain

The Covid-19 epidemic is raging, but many of Messi’s teammates in Barcelona do not agree with the reduction of income, while Messi accepts to reduce wages. The reason the players think they are not responsible for financial difficulties is when the team is so wasteful with ineffective transfers.

The total weekly salary fund (after tax) of Barcelona team 1 is more than 4.3 million euros. La Liga has been postponed for two weeks, which means that Barcelona has to spend about 17.2 million euros to pay the players while the revenue is almost zero.

How much will Ronaldo and Messi lose for the pandemic?

The world’s top two football superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, cannot avoid economic losses and reducing their salary due to the impact of the global pandemic.

Barcelona – the second most valuable team in the world – is one of the pioneering representatives. The Camp Nou team has recently proposed a 70% reduction in the salary of all members. Sport Intelligence revealed that currently the average annual salary of Barca 1 team players is about 12 million USD and before the epidemic, Blaugrana’s revenue is even negative to 37 million USD.

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According to Forbes, if the reduced their salary proposal is approved, Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the most influential star. The Argentinian striker may lose about $ 50 million. Still, Leo’s total income for the 2019/2020 season is expected to reach $ 78 million ($ 1,832 billion) thanks to million-dollar advertising contracts, second only to the other two superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

Ronaldo and Messi both promised to suffer economic losses due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Ronaldo and Messi both promised to suffer economic losses due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Ronaldo’s Juventus is also facing pressure to be reduced their salary by at least 30%. This also means that CR7 will lose about 20 million USD in a bonus salary. However, the deficit is hard to make the Portuguese superstar headache because he still makes a lot of money thanks to his charisma.

With revenues from advertising contracts, image copyright, social networks. Ronaldo will pocket more about $ 45 million. Total revenue of 91 million USD still helps Cristiano to lead in the list of best money players in the 2019/2020 season.

Forbes also estimates that the suspension of the top European leagues, the Champions League and Euro 2020 will cause more than $ 4 billion in losses from ticket sales, television rights, sponsorship and the sale of shirts, souvenirs.

Despite huge economic losses, Ronaldo, Messi or many other football stars are still holding hands and reduced their salary is unavoidable, standing together on the front line, raising millions of dollars for the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
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