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Published March 22, 2012 by Tony

The highest paid footballers

1 – Samuel Eto’o, Anzhi: 20.5 million.

Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto’o Fils (Nkongsamba, March 10, 1981) is a Cameroonian footballer striker of Anži team and of the Cameroonian National. The Futbol’nyj Klub, also known as Anži  or Machačkala Anži, is a football club of Machačkala, the capital of Dagestan in Russia. Considered one of the strongest players in the world, is the only player to have achieved the prestigious treble twice in succession, however, having won the league, national league and Champions League with Barcelona in the 2008-2009 season, and with Inter team in 2009-2010 season. The employment of 20.5 million euros per season given from Anži, made him the highest-paid player in football history.

2 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid 12 million.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (Funchal, February 5, 1985) is a Portuguese footballer, striker of Real Madrid and the Portuguese National. His transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for 94 million euros recorded a record in the history of the transfers.

3 – Wayne Rooney, Manchester United: 11.5 million.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Mark Rooney (Liverpool, 24 October 1985) is an English footballer, striker of Manchester United and England national. Currently Wayne is also the highest paid English footballer in the world, the third overall. Earn, in fact, 11.5 million euros a year.

4 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona: 11 million.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Andrés Messi, also known by the diminutive Leo (Rosario, June 24, 1987), is an Argentine footballer, striker of Barcelona and Argentina, where he is the captain. It is the only player to have scored five goals in a Champions League match.

5 – Yaya Toure, Manchester City: 10.8 million.

Yaya Toure
Gnegneri Yaya Toure (Bouaké, May 13, 1983) is an Ivorian football player, midfielder or defender for Manchester City and the National Ivorian. On July 2, 2010 signed a five year contract for more than 10 million euros per year with Manchester City, who acquired him from Barcelona for 30 million euros. In English club he finds his brother Kolo.

6 – Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern Monaco: 9.7 million.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Kolbermoor, 1 August 1984) is a German footballer midfielder for Bayern Monaco and the German national team. The year 2009-2010 is the year full of success: in addition to fifth win in the Bundesliga with Bayern Monaco also won the national cup and reaches the Champions League final in Madrid, where the German team was defeated by Italian Inter.

7 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan: 9 million.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Malmö, October 3, 1981) is a Swedish football striker of AC Milan and the Swedish National. When as a militant for Inter team, with an overlap of 12 million euros per season, was one of the highest paid footballers in the world. July 27, 2008 Ibrahimović signed a five year contract with Barcelona, which pays 50 million euros to Inter, giving Samuel Eto’o, valued 20 million. On August 28, 2010 Ibrahimović is transferred to AC Milan on loan with the right of redemption set at 24 million exercisable at the end of the season.

8 – Ricardo Kaka, Real Madrid: 9 million.
Ricardo Kaka
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known as Kaká (Brasilia, April 22, 1982), is a Brazilian football midfielder of Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Since 2007, thanks to the Italian roots of the wife is also an Italian citizen. In the summer of 2003 he was bought by AC Milan for 8.5 million euros. In June of 2009 is officially announced the purchase of Kaka by Real Madrid for 67.2 million euros. The Brazilian player has signed a contract that will tie him for 6 years at the Spanish club.

Poor consumerism

Published September 6, 2011 by Tony


Walking down the street an old lady sees a thread of string on the ground, bows down, picks it up and puts it in his pocket taking it away.
Scene of the past, times when a simple string
even could be useful, to tie an old cardboard suitcase, for example.
Today, those who need a piece of string buy an entire roll then leaving it who knows where, while the cardboard suitcases exist anymore, we buy a Samsonite trolley or the last publicized on TV, even if for a single trip.

Adaptation? Consumerism? Progress?

It possibly has been the new euro currency making worse the things and then the international crisis, but if we go back in time, the situation about economic difficulty begins with the massive advertising (TV?) and worsens with the loss of some value which over the years hit our society.
For values I also mean also the one about the little things, like the piece of string collected from the woman.
Although my relatives criticisms, I do not throw things away so easily, keep them and gather some good object if abandoned, even if I find a simple nail or an used flowerpot in the street.
My old grandmother said: “chi trova astipa” that in Neapolitan means “who finds must store” and we were a family that couldn’t be defined poor or needy. It was the life style to be different and beyond the value given to any goods, the shame, if presents, was not for those having worn clothes or no car.
Well…. A trouble shared is a trouble halved.. .. somebody could say!
Time ago on a sidewalk, next to garbage cans, I saw a large mirror thrown away because of no use evidently. It was a beautiful mirror in a eight-shaped figure and I don’t deny the instinctive urge to take it before some urchin broke it or the garbage collector took it away, but the shame was over, together the impossibility to carry such a burden alone. I only can imagine what the old woman could have said or any other person just living forty years ago, when things were not thrown away so easily after the use, especially if still good and usable, and there was a sort of family recycle. I think that if such a people could be here today, he/she will have the opportunity to live on a private income coming by all the things thrown away.
And thinking of…………. the one that is asking for a loan just to have a dishwasher at any cost or a newer plasma screen to show at the friends.

Adaptation? Consumerism? Progress?