Football has changed a lot in the last decade especially since the emergence of social media. All the top clubs and players are making millions both online and offline. It is now very important to maintain your presence online. Top stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have also taken advantage of their popularity to market lucrative brands. Today, we want to look at the seven most popular brands started by footballers.
7. Mesut Ozil – MO Brand
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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is ahead of his more popular teammates when it comes to making an extra coin. The German launched his brand logo MO a couple of years ago. The former Real Madrid star sells Caps and shirts via his fashion company with a simple message “I don’t wear it because it’s trendy. I wear it because it fits me.” The 29-year-old also gets some cash from Adidas, Toyota, and Pro-Evolution Soccer (PES).
6. Paul Pogba – PP Brand
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Manchester United current star Paul Pogba has been criticized for not putting enough effort on the pitch by legends such as Paul Scholes. However, Red Devils most expensive star will not care so much about that noise. He does what he got to do on and off the pitch. He always keeps his hairstyle up to date and he also minds about his PP brand. The French midfielder already has a clothing line called PP in collaboration with Adidas.
5. Lionel Messi – Messi Brand
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Lionel Messi does not have a big personality like Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. The Argentine has been more successful on the pitch. However, when it comes to the brands front, he is lagging behind. In 2011 he launched his brand logo and said “I share with you my personal logo that represents who I am as a player and a person. Hope you like it.” As you would expect, the corporate jumped quickly to take advantage and Messi is making good money thanks to Sponsorships from Gatorade, Huawei Technologies, Adidas, and Tata Motors.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Zlatan Brand
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs no introduction because he has played almost everywhere in Europe. The Big Swede is seeing off his final years in football at MLS side LA Galaxy. The former Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG, Inter Milan, and Ajax star has a massive following all over the World. He has taken advantage of that by launching a clothing line called A-Z Sportswear. The big number nine also has a perfume out there competing with CR7. Since he switched to the USA, top brands like Samsung have offered him big deals to market them.