It is no secret that football is the most popular form of sport worldwide. Footballers are some of the highest-paid athletes as a result. They earn tons of money through sponsorship, transfer value, multi-year contracts, and endorsements. Even the boots they wear during a game are also a form of business. Let’s check out some of the most expensive football boot deals to this date below.
Almost all top footballers wear brand boots. These boots work as a form of advertisement for the related brand. As such, footballers often contract with various sportswear brands to advertise their boots in games.
List of Top-10 Most Expensive Football Boot Deals
|Rank||Footballer Name||Club||Brand||Contract Duration||Contract Worth|
|1||Neymar Jr.||PSG||Puma||Multi-year||£400 million|
|2||Lionel Messi||PSG||Adidas||Life-time||£1 billion|
|3||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||Nike||Life-time||£1 billion|
|4||Kylian Mbappe||PSG||Nike||2029||£140 million|
|5||Gareth Bale||Real Madrid||Adidas||Multi-year||£60 million|
|6||Mario Balotelli||Adana Demirspor||Puma||2024||£50 million|
|7||Antonie Griezmann||Athletico Madrid||Puma||2025||£35 million|
|8||Paul Pogba||Manchester United||Adidas||2024||£30 million|
|9||Marco Veratti||PSG||Nike||2027||£25 million|
|10||Mohamed Salah||Liverpool FC||Adidas||Multi-year||£25 million|
The Big Three Football Boot Deals
#1. Neymar Jr. | Puma | £23 million
In 2020, Neymar moved from Nike to Puma. The contract was one of the biggest boot contracts in history. There he made a multi-year deal with Puma for £400 million. This suggests he will earn around £23 to £24 million a year from Puma till the contract ends.
The length of this contract hasn’t been revealed yet. But the worth is revealed to be a whooping £400 million. This is the biggest boot deal in football history.
#2. Lionel Messi | Adidas | £18 million
The Argentine legend Messi is currently playing as a forward for League-1 club Paris Saints-Germain. He signed a boot contract with Adidas back in 2016. The contract extent was a lifetime. This means he earns annually £18 million from Adidas.
Messi is also the first footballer with his line of boots. He released a sub-brand of boots and sports accessories via Adidas titled “Adidas Messi.” It contains popular series such as X Speedflow, Nemeziz, etc.
#3. Cristiano Ronaldo | Nike| £15 million
The respected Portuguese legend Ronaldo is currently serving as the forward for Premier League club Manchester United. He is also the second-highest-paid sportsman by Nike. Nike partnered with Ronaldo for a lifetime with a £1 billion payment.
Ronaldo receives £15 million yearly from his contract with Nike. He is the brand face of this sports brand, along with Michael Jordan and LeBron James. He also released his Nike-based sportswear collection titled CR7. The lineup contains his custom Mercurial Superfly, SuperRep, and Air Max boots.
Football Boots are one of the essential factors for a footballer. A high-grade quality boot can boost a player’s performance while giving him comfort while playing. So, boot brands constantly utilize various factors and gimmicks to promote their line-ups via players. This helps players extend their payment through endorsement.