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Top football players who have insured their body parts

Insuring your body part has become pretty common and often these insurances are for a large sum of money. Many famous personalities across the globe have insured their precious body parts.

Kylie Minogue has insured her bum for £100 million. Julia Robert’s smile and Rihanna’s legs are also insured for large sums of money.

Many football players have also insured their body parts in order to protect them from career-threatening injuries. Injuries are very common in sports and especially football. So footballers on their own or the brands that represent them, require insurance coverage on specific body parts.

Here’s the list of the top football players who have insurance for their body parts:

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6. Manuel Neuer (Hands | €4m)

The 2014 World Cup winning German goalkeeper has his hand insured for around €4m. He is one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in the world. He has been playing for Bayern Munich since 2011 and is still going strong. This insurance protects him in case he suffers a career-ending hand injury.


5. Iker Casillas (Hands | €15m)

Spain captain Iker Casillas who lifted the World Cup trophy in 2010 along with the Euro in 2012, also has his hands insured for around €15 million. The ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper has done this insurance back in 2007. After suffering a heart attack during his Porto days. he called the curtain on his career. Casillas joked after he signed the insurance deal: “If I damage my knee, I will pretend my hand hurts.”


4. Gareth Bale (Legs | €100m)

The Wales winger was the most expensive player during his time when he signed for Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur. He is also on this list of football players who have insured their body parts. Bale won 5 Champions League and 3 La Liga with Real Madrid. He is one of the most decorated football players. So it’s not surprising to see Bale having insurance of around €100m to protect his legs from career-ending injuries. He recently ended his football career after winning the MLS Cup with Los Angeles FC and has now decided to start playing golf professionally.


3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Legs | €130m)

Real Madrid announced that they had insured the legs of their star player Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. The precaution was taken just in case a stray foul landed him with a permanent leg injury. The insurance is reportedly around the region of €120-130m. The 37-year-old is now currently playing for the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.


2. David Beckham (Body | €190m)

Beckham is one of the most popular football players in the world. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star first insured his legs for around €40m each during his playing days. He later upgraded the insurance to his whole body for around €190m. This policy would cover him financially in case he loses any endorsements that depend on his looks.


1. Lionel Messi (Legs | €750m)

Arguably the greatest footballer to have ever played the game, Messi‘s magical left foot is worth a whopping €750m. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has the most expensive insurance among all the football players. He recently won the World Cup 2022 with Argentina. Considering all the achievements of the former Barcelona and current PSG star, the amount doesn’t seem too surprising!

*All the insurance amounts are estimated and not official figures

Do check out: Top 10 highest paid football players in the world in 2023

Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.


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