In MLS, players’ salaries are no secret: Messi gets $20.4 million, three Slovenians get a combined salaries of $1 million
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While in Europe football players’ salaries are a closely guarded secret, in North America things are handled differently. MLS Players’ Association, the association that looks after the players in MLS, publicly releases the seasonal earnings of its players at least once every year (twice this year), with the highest paid player currently being none other than Lionel Messi.
The iconic Argentine, who signed for Beckham’s Inter Miami in the summer, earns $20.4 million, or €5 million more than the second highest paid player in MLS(Lorenzo Insigne). Messi and his Italian counterpart are also the only two players to earn more than €10 million.
Xherdan Shaqiri is third with an annual salary of $8.15 million, and – interestingly – there are no home-grown players in the Top 10.
And Slovenians? There are three MLS players earning a living in the league, with a combined annual income of just under $1 million. The highest paid is Aljaž Ivačič, who receives €460,000 a year. But the former Olimpija goalkeeper is currently in serious trouble.
After a dispute with the club, he was even suspended for three matches and fined for inappropriate behaviour in training (allegedly insulting a staff member). Insiders are convinced that he will not be a member of the Portland…
The currently injured Žan Kolmanič, who plays for Austin, pockets $325,000 a year, while teenager Mitja Ilenič receives the least among the three Slovenes. Former member of Domžale
signed for New York City FC at the beginning of the year, where he earns $295,700 a year.
This text was automatically translated using AI.