KickOff Reveals PSL’s Highest Paid Soccer Players
Sjoe, if you thought our local players were struggling, think again, according to the September Issue of KickOff magazine, these brothers are making serious cash! Actually Absa and the PSL should be ashamed of the R2 000 they pay to the man of the match… coz most of these players use that just for airtime shem. There’s a whole 5 page spread on PSL Finances so if you wanna read more, check it out but this is what caught my attention:
According to KickOff, the top 6 earners make between R3.5 million – R5 million per year, this is over R400 000 per month for the top earner.
The top 6:
- Teko Modise
- Benni McCarthy
- Siphiwe Tshabalala
- Itumeleng Khune
- Elias Pelembe
- Anthony Laffor
After this bracket the magazine says that there are about 20 other players who fall in the second bracket, earning between R2.5 million – R3 5 million per annum, and Katlego Mphela is one of these players.
The 3rd bracket is R1 million – R2.5 Million and there are just over 50 players in this bracket…
This list obviously doesn’t include international players like Steven Pienaar who was signed to Everton for a £4.5million four-year deal. That’s over R60 million hle, 15 million per annum, therefore over R1.25 million a month… *sigh* Not sure if all that cash goes to but either way, these boys get paid!! Sad part, of course, their careers are short lived, hot today, gone tomorrow… but until then…
When all else fails:
….but know you’re not the only one!