Footballers Who Have Injured Their Body Parts
By Penelope Trent - August 30, 2022

The game of football is constantly evolving and getting better. Technology advancements and increased financial resources are the driving forces behind football’s growth and change. As football develops, the annual match schedule becomes more demanding on players. More games result in less stamina, more physical tiredness, and more injuries. Because of this, many football players get insurance for their various body parts to ensure they perform at a high level while also protecting themselves from harm. The top five football players who have insurance on their body parts are discussed in this article.

It might be said that Lionel Messi is the best footballer ever. Messi’s incredible left foot is worth €750 million even by football standards. Despite this, his insurance premiums are higher than those of any other NFL player. David Beckham has about €40 million in insurance coverage for each of his legs, for a total of €80 million. Over time, he paid an additional €190 million to increase the coverage to include his entire body. And he is, without a doubt, one of the wealthiest athletes in the world.

Real Madrid insured Cristiano Ronaldo’s legs for roughly €130 million in 2009. We’ve all seen what the Portuguese used to do when the ball was at just the right height for his foot to strike it. To guard against career-ending injuries, Gareth Bale has insured his legs for over €100 million. The Welsh hero has helped Real Madrid to five Champions League and one La Liga victory. Iker Casillas, undoubtedly the best goalkeeper in football history, has paid almost €15 million to insure his hands. In light of this, he won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 Euro. After signing the insurance policy, Casillas quipped, “If I injure my knee, I will pretend my hand hurts.”

Nearly €4 million in insurance protects Manuel Neuer, now recognized as the best goalkeeper in the world. He is one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in the world.