Generally, when ordinary people see how much money the best football players in the world earn, they think that these men are never going to have financial problems in their lives and that they are going to live their whole lives in luxury, having big houses and sports cars.
But many times people forget that football players careers end very early and it is impossible for them to continue with the standard of living they were used to. Many of the world's most famous players went bankrupt due to bad deals, scams, and wasted money on cars, houses, and businesses.
Two examples of these could be the Brazilians Cafú and Adriano, two of the best players in the world twenty years ago. It was common for Adriano to be with his new car or showing his huge house, but bad financial management and the waste of his money made the Brazilian player not have more money.
Cafú had the same luck: the same mistakes and not being able to have the same salary as when he played made him run out of money. Luckily for them, Adriano and Cafú are ambassadors for the Adidas sports brand and this work saved their lives. They advertise for the brand and make a lot of money doing this. For this reason, they returned to their previous lifestyle full of luxury.