Among the football super stars, style icon David Beckham enhanced his celebrity status by marrying gorgeous Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice, which brought the couple in the limelight above all. Victoria and David got engaged on Januray 25, 1998. Instead of cutting their engagement cake, the celebrity couple donated the amount to raise funds for a school community in Cheshire. Sheer celebrity shot!
Beckham and Victoria got married on July 4, 1999 in gothic Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. Their wedding reception was made into a big event and expensive. 437 staff people served the guests. It was one of a kind wedding as Beckham and Victoria asked the guests for shopping vouchers rather than presents. No wonder the couple has been accused of being overly obsessed with money.
Beckham and Victoria have 3 sons. It seems like God has been showering his blessings in all His capacities over this couple. One interesting fact about the couple is that they wear matching baseball caps, clothes, leathers and even their diamond rings are identical. May be it’s there lucky charm.
David Beckham and Victoria have shared some very memorable moments and are still retaining the same charm.
All the best to DAvid Beckham and wife for a wonderful life.
Whenever people talk about soccer players in terms of their earnings, David Beckham is always at the top. But if one cares to check out the list of top notch 20 highest paid football stars, then they will realize that Beckham is not even close to them in terms of his earning. To most, it shall be cleared right here that Beckham earns $6.5 million annually which makes him part of top 50 highest paid players barely!
Surprising fact isn’t it? Well let’s just come out of David’s earning and have a quick glance into the top five highly paid football stars at present:
No. 1: Christiano Ronaldo, a 25 year old Portuguese player who plays as a forward for Real Madrid earns $17.06 million annually. In Spanish national team, Christiano is the most expensive player. It could be imagined by the fact that Real Madrid bought the rights of Christiano worth $132 million from Manchester United in 2009.
No. 2: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish player who has been able to earn $15.7 million in 2009-2010 seasons. Ibrahimovic is a 29-year-old player who is a striker in Barcelona.
No. 3: Lonel Messi is the youngest 22 year old player of Argentina who is among the top 20 highest paid players in the football world. In the season of 2009-2010, Messi earned $13.7 million. Messi is going to represent his national team in 2010 FIFA World Cup.
No. 4: Samuel Eto’o, the Cameroon’s national football team captain has a contract at current of worth $13.74 million. In 2010 FIFA World Cup, Messi is going to lead his team and all eyes are on him to win the World Cup for Argentina.
No. 5: Kaka, the heartbeat of female fans and the most popular player of Brazilian team is going to earn $13.13 million this year by playing as a mid fielder for Real Madrid.
A money temptation along with style, glamour and popularity, football for sure is a way to live a perfect life!
Football is a team game and it is played between two teams to score as many goals as possible in order to win the game. But, the game is not all about only scoring the goals and it also includes art of dribbling, tackling as shooting the ball. Some of the players have fantastic football skills and they become famous in the fans. But with fantastic football skills, some players also become famous due to their style off the ground. Let us look at some of the stylish players of the football.
1. David Beckham: This Englishman has the most number of fans following for his game of football as well as for his hairstyles and his clothing style. Beckham and his wife Victoria (who was a part of Spice Girls) are very famous for their lavish lifestyle. It is said that Victoria felt in love with David Beckham after he saw David Beckham’s stylish football game.
2. Gabriel Batistuta: This former Argentine footballer is also famous amongst his fans for his stylish lifestyle along with his impressive game. The mix of faithfulness and sex appeal made his heart-throb impression amongst Argentine and Italian women.
3. Paolo Maldini: Maldini is a former Italian footballer who has helped Italy in its best performances. Just like his father, Maldini was one of the best defender of the soccer game and was also famous amongst his fan following for his stylish lifestyle.
The high salaries earned by soccer players, are currently one of the most discussed topics throughout the football world. The question as to if athletes in general and soccer players in particular, should be earning the kind of money they’re earning is more pulsating then ever these days, with clubs paying their players incredible amounts of money each year. It’s somewhat difficult to judge exactly how much a player makes simply from his club salary, because many wage details are private, due to obvious reasons.
France Magazine has recently compiled a list of the highest paid soccer / football players in the world at large which is as follows:
David Beckham, $49.4 million
No one can shift soccer merchandise like Beckham. He did it for Manchester United during his pomp and for Real Madrid over the past four years, where he won over the fans if not the critics. Now coming to America on the back of potential $250 million marketing and playing deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, he has proved he has the marketing savvy to put him in the elite of sports commercial superstars who outlast their playing days.
Ronaldinho, $38.4 million
The impish Barcelona is not only enjoying the number 2 spot but is also having the best of seasons by his own standards. Like many of the stars of the last World Cup, a long club and international season has taken its physical toll. But he leapfrogged David Beckham last year to become soccer’s top-earning player thanks to endorsement deals with Nike and the likes of consumer electronics giant Sony.
Lionel Messi, $36.6 million
Lionel Messi is an incredibly gifted soccer player who currently plays for Spanish giants FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team. He was almost indispensable in Barca’s first squad and although several thigh injuries kept him away from the pitch, he came back in force in the 2006-2007 season and is playing inform to date.
Cristiano Ronaldo, $31 million
Cristiano was famous about his soccer skills from his teenage. His dazzling footwork and goal-scoring touch made him a teenage star that was known as one of the most exciting young soccer players in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo’s talent caught the eye of Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, who bought him for $20 million US at that time and now he is one of the highest paid sport personalities in the world.
Thierry Henry, $26.8 million
One of Europe’s most feared strikers the Arsenal captain’s elegance and glamour on and off the pitch is remarkable-he is marriage to model Nicole Merry keeps him a marketers’ favorite, while his Arsenal contract of $220,000 (Â£112,000) a week keeps his bank manager merry, too.
If we go into the history of soccer we will discover a most enchanting fact that over the years the beautiful game of soccer has experienced a number of highly talented and colorful characters. In most cases, soccer does not blend very well with great intellectual pursuits but the following are an exception:
He is easily the most influential soccer player of all time. He won the world cup with Brazil a record three times. These days, he is very popular as a soccer ambassador. He greatly revolutionized the sport of soccer and made it the number one sport in the world. Pele while on the field developed a full range of assets which he utilized throughout his games.
This young man won the world cup with Brazil in 1970. Now, he is one of the most influential soccer journalists in his native Brazil. This man combined soccer skills with huge intellectual endowments throughout his career and till now.
Sir Bobby Charlton
It is very rare to get knighted by the Queen of England simply because you play football. But he was not your average English footballer. He played an important role in the world cup success of 1966 for England and had a great career at Manchester United where he played an incredible 759 matches. Sir Charlton is undoubtedly one of the greatest players of all time and is also arguably one of the top 3 soccer players in England.
This guy is a colorful but controversial character. He led Argentina to world cup glory in 1986 and remains an iconic figure in Latin American soccer circles. At present, he is the coach of Argentina’s national soccer team. No one did so much for his t-shirt. He played 91 matches and scored 34 goals. He is the flag of Argentine football.
Gary Lineker is one of football’s gentlemen. In his entire professional career, he didn’t receive a single yellow card. He scored a total of 244 goals from 462 games. He was awarded the OBE for his contribution to soccer and he also holds the record for top scorer in the 1986 world cup. He bowed out in the 1992 European Championship.
Forget the red card he was given in the final match of the 2006 world cup. Zidane remains a soccer hero anytime, anywhere. Zidane earned his reputation as one of the world’s best players with his peerless, often impossible-looking displays of technique and control.
He is one of the most iconic athletes. David Beckham is known especially for the power and accuracy of his free kicks. He played an important role to Manchester United’s six league championships and other accomplishments while on the team. He is the most famous English footballer of all time and the richest by far.
Past and present, these are some of the most influential players in the history of soccer.