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Robin van Persie

Close to earning £1m-a-week, Lionel Messi tops football rich list

Lionel Messi is the highest-paid footballer on the planet, banking nearly £1million a week last year in wages and sponsorship deals. The Argentina and Barcelona favourite earned an eye-watering £47.8m in 2014, with his club salary of £26m topped up by lucrative endorsements with the likes of Adidas, FIFA 15 and Turkish Airlines. It puts [...]

REVEALED: The Premier League’s most popular player in shirt sales

Robin van Persie is the most popular player in the Premier League after it was revealed that his name more than anyone else's was emblazoned on the back of supporters' shirts. Findings published in the Premier League Season Review 2013/14 revealed the Manchester United striker was ahead of Liverpool pair Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez in having [...]