In late January, David Beckham, 37 signed to play the rest of the season for Paris Saint-Germain. Then he announced that he was giving away his salary to charity. According to l’Equipe the midfielder waived his salary to avoid paying taxes.
And the 37-year-old does not seem to have any financial problems due to this. According to Forbes magazine Beckham earned the most of all the football players last year, including salary and sponsorship deals. Nearly 90 percent of revenues came from his underwear campaign with Swedish company H & M.
In 2012, Beckham earned $ 50.6 million, about 330 million. It is three times as much as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who raked in $ 16.6 million. This means that Sweden’s captain ends up in 13th place when it comes to the world’s highest-paid player.
Zlatan has during has career won a total of nine league titles and this year with Paris SG he is heading for his 10th title. However during his career he has only been able to get one cup title and this could be the second time he wins one.
After the elimination in Champions League and the defeat against Barcelona the aim for Paris SG and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not to win the national titles. With a lead of 9 points with 6 matches left the league looks like a sure thing. In the French cup Paris SG have reached the quarter final. The oposition this Wednesday are Evian who are close to getting eliminated in the league.
The cup means a lot to us says PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi in an interview published on the teams webpage.
For Zlatan Ibrahimovic would a French double be a plaster on the wound in his so far fruitless hunt for a Champions League title. Only once has the Swede won a national doubles, league and cup, and it was during his first season with Ajax in Spring 2002.
Any more cup titles has not happened. The only league title misses came in 2003, during his second season at Ajax, and 2012, when he played for AC Milan.