The average salary for a professional soccer player under contract is $141,900 per year. Salaries for professional soccer players vary greatly depending on skill and popularity. The minimum yearly salary paid to a profes... More »

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In Major League Soccer, the league's median average salary is about $92,000 for the 2014 season. The highest-paid player is Ricardo Kaka of the Orlando City Soccer Club, who is due to make more than $7 million in the 201... More »

American professional basketball players are the highest paid based on average salaries, with an average NBA player making $4.6 million in the 2014-2015 season. That can be attributed at least partially to the relatively... More »

Anyone wishing to become a professional soccer player must have a great deal of technical skill, be in superb physical condition, develop excellent tactical knowledge and ability and be psychologically prepared for life ... More »

The soccer player Lionel Messi plays his club soccer for FC Barcelona and internationally for the Argentina national soccer team. He is widely regarded by many experts to be the best player in the world over the past dec... More »

A cap is an award given to a soccer player who represents his country in international matches. Each time a player participates in an international match, he is "capped." More »

A red card in soccer means that a player has committed a serious violation that results in his ejection from the match. The player must leave the field and may not remain on the bench for the remainder of the match, and ... More »