Research Paper on Football
Most people in Germany enjoy watching football on television or live in the stadium. Football is not only sport number one, but also the number one topic of conversation. Although it is so popular, many people, fans or not fans, discuss whether the football players are good value or not. So, is it fair that they earn so much more than others?
Of course stars like Ronaldo, Zidane or Beckham, but also all the other professional football players have a high training intensity with a minimum of two trainings per day and additional duties like for example meetings with sponsors or fan clubs. Many of them are engaged in social organisations and do a lot for poor and disabled people. They do a lot for the money they get.
On the basis of the high number of trainings and at least one game per week during the season means a high strain for the players. They get injured " often seriously " because of this high strain and the fact that their body is their capital. They have to give everything for the money, even their health.
These are arguments why professional football players are good value. The training intensitiy, the strain, the injuries that result from the strain and of course the age lead to the realization that the players are not able to do their sport for such a long time. They need the money because they have to built reserves for their later life.
The players deserve the money they get, for the clubs make huge profits with the player. Real Madrid for example expands - or at least wants to in the market of merchandising products in Asia because of the engagement of David Beckham. Madrid had to pay тВм 35 million, but experts say, that only the sell of the jersey with Beckham's number brings at least тВм 50 million back to Madrid. So the club has great economic advantages.
In the case of the most famous players, who are always in the spotlight, it is fair that they earn so much. They really have no private life because...
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