Hello Folks !!! I must admit that I have been following this topic for quite some time on the web. Football player salaries are determined in exactly the same way as my salary/wage is determined, or yours. Football players have unique physical skills which cannot be easily learned by others. If they could, I would play football now. Another thing to remember about football players is that they have very limited careers, due to the physical nature of their profession, and the high risk of injury, but this salary/wage is simply absurd. Finally, the revenue these players generate is immense. I know that professional football is an industry that generates hundreds of billions of dollars, and all of it is based on what these guys do on the field. Beyond just the teams and the league themselves, they generate tons of money in their host cities, in terms of hotel, restaurant, concessions, and merchandising income by fans who come to see the games. These are the top 5 players in the list if you want to know the full list go to" The 20 biggest football player salaries " .I was chocked when I saw Cristiano Ronaldo in eighth place. Considered the best football player in 2008, he earns 30% less per month that their colleagues. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 750.000 € Ricardo Kaka 750.000 € Lionel Messi 700.000 € John Terry 631.182 € Frank Lampard 631.182 € The wages are obscene. They are also as daft as the people who are prepared to pay them. How cruel football is !!!