Aside from lucrative weekly wages, an endorsement deal from corporate brands, image rights, and others, sports stars have started leveraging their huge following on Instagram into cool cash.
With the rate at which football star status grow on the pitch, it also grows there following on various social media channels.
According to a study by HopperHQ.com, an Instagram scheduling tool, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar top the list of the highest-earning football stars on Instagram.
HopperHQ.com analyzed data such as average engagement, number of posts to ascertain how much the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar have made from Instagram.
A frequent Instagram user, Cristiano Ronaldo who has 138 million followers earn about $750,000 (£570,000) per post.
Neymar comes second with an earning of $600,000 (£457,000) per post while Messi takes home $500,000 (£381,000).
Former Manchester United and England star David Beckham still command a huge following on social media and earns $300,000 (£228,000) per post.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale who has 35.6 million followers completes the top five with an earning of $185,000 (£141,000) per post.