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Eight Footballers Who Became Successful Businessmen

Many footballers come and go, but there are some who leave more than a footballing legacy when they retire – here are eight stars who have become popular businessmen over the years!

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Over the years, some footballers have taken their brands off the field, where they've started successful business ventures, whether it be in fashion or elsewhere.

David Beckham was one of those stars, and it was speculated that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder made £57 million (R1 billion) in his first year of retirement.

Cristiano Ronaldo also earns a large amount of money away from his primary profession, while Gerard Pique is in a similar boat – he is a professional poker player on the side!

There are a few other stars, including Ryan Bertrand and Joleon Lescott, who are doing well away from football, as well as FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi! 

Do you think it is important for footballers to have another career to fall back on when they finish playing? 

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