As the 2018 FIFA World Cup games air on televisions and projector screens on most mamak stalls all over Malaysia, it has come to our attention that many Malaysians are starting to come in to work with panda eyes and an extra cup of coffee in their hands every morning. While the World Cup might affect productivity at work in some ways, it has actually increased morale for some offices as coworkers get together to watch football matches outside of work hours.
To feed onto your half-time gossip session, or lunch time World Cup discussion, here’s a list of how much top footballers get paid. To make it more relatable, we also added a comparison of how much they make in comparison to what Malaysians of different industries make. Here you go!
Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo earns €36,400,000 per year.
An Engineering Project Manager makes around RM8000 to RM12000.
If you make RM10,000 per month, it would take Ronaldo only 15 minutes to earn your weekly salary.
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku earns £10,400,000 per year
A Marketing Key Account Manager makes from RM5000 to RM8000.
If you make RM6,000 per month, it would take him 34 minutes to earn your weekly salary.
Argentinian Lionel Messi earns €29,000,000 per year
A Digital Marketing Manager makes around RM7200 to RM10500.
If you make RM8,500 per month, it would take him 16 minutes to earn your weekly salary.
Brazil Neymar earns €45,000,000 per year
An IT Software Engineer makes around RM4600 to RM6300.
If you make RM5,500 per month, it would take him 8 minutes to earn your weekly salary.
England Kyle Walker earns £6,800,000 per year
An Accounts Executive makes around RM3100 to RM4700.
If you make RM4,000 per month, it would still take him 35 minutes to earn your weekly salary.
Sergio Aguero earns £12,500,000 per year.
Salary for a senior HR Manager ranges from RM9300-RM18900.
If you make RM13,000 per month, it would take him 61 minutes to earn your weekly salary.
Isn’t it crazy? How much these players make in comparison to what we make? We certainly wish that we have the talent and were trained since we’re kids. It’s impossible to catch up now, but it’s okay, just let us catch up with some work and rest before the next match tonight!