Footballers are some of the highest-paid athletes in the world. The main reason is players’ performances, transfers value, rich contracts, brands, and endorsements deals. Football players earn tons of money through these sponsorships. Similarly, boots deals brought annual income for players. During the game, Footballers sportswear brand boots, that advertise their brand. Players charge millions of pounds for wearing these boots. Based on the deals, let’s have a look at the most Expensive Football Boot Deals.
#1. Neymar | Puma | £23 million
The Brazilian forward dropped Nike to join rivals Puma and was rewarded with the largest individual sports sponsorship contract in history.
Neymar earns a whopping £23 million annually after he recently left his 15-year partnership with Nike to join Puma.
Although the contract expiry date hasn’t been revealed. But estimated worth is around £300-400m.
#2. Leo Messi | Adidas | £18 million
With his billion pound deal with Adidas, Leo Messi became the second billionaire who earn in sponsorships, after Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2017, he signed an extension to his boot deal with Adidas.
Leo Messi was the first footballer to release a sub-brand of Adidas boots by the name of “Adidas Messi”. The contract deal is worth £18 million per year.
#3. Cristiano Ronaldo | Nike | £15 million
Ronaldo is the highest-paid Footballer by Nike. The contract deal between Him and Nike is worth £15 million per year. Moreover, after spending nearly a decade with the brand, He signed a lifetime deal with Nike.
With this deal, CR7 became the third athlete to sign a lifetime deal with Nike, along with Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
#4. Kylian Mbappe | Nike | £14 million
French star striker becomes Nike poster boy in 2019. in 2019, Kylian Mbappe was subject to a bidding war between Nike and Adidas.
In the end, Wonderboy picked Nike over Adidas and penned a 10-year deal worth around £140m. The player can be seen wearing Mercurial Superfly VII Elite MDS 003 edition.
#5. Mario Balotelli | Puma | £5 million
Super Mario even after his decline enjoys a boot contract With Puma worth £5 million per year. Puma offered him a 10-year contract in 2014. The brand offered a contract after seeing Mario Balotelli perform at AC Milan.
Since then, his form declines and now he’s nowhere. Recently he’s been called back to the Italy Worldcup squad.
Top 10 Most Expensive Football Boot Deals
Take a look at them:
|Footballers||Base Salary||Brand||Contract Duration||Deal Worth|
|Neymar Jr||£23 million||Puma||Multi-year deal||£300-400m|
|Lionel Messi||£18 million||Adidas||Life-time||£1bn|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||£15 million||Nike||Life-time||£780m|
|Kylian Mbappe||£14 million||Nike||2029||£140m|
|Mario Balotelli||£5 million||Puma||2024||£50m|
|Gareth Bale||£4 million||Adidas||Multi-year deal||£60m|
|Antoine Griezmann||£3.5 million||Puma||2025||£35m|
|Paul Pogba||£3 million||Adidas||2024||£30m|
|Marco Verratti||£2.5 million||Nike||2027||£25m|
|Mohamed Salah||£2.5 million||Adidas||Multi-year deal||£25m|