The World Cup is truly one of the greatest sporting events that we are able to witness. Teams across the globe prepare for years so they can first qualify for the World Cup, and so they can compete at the highest level, on the sport’s biggest stage. It turns out that even professional athletes need disability insurance. Learn more below.
Each and every player on the team can play a part in winning the coveted FIFA World Cup trophy.
At 24 years of age, Jozy Altidore has played in 69 international games and has scored 22 goals1. He is clearly one of the best and the United States World Cup Team clearly needs him to healthy and playing at his highest level.
We saw Jozy go down with a hamstring injury in the World Cup opener against Ghana. He pulled up and had to be carted off of the field. At the time of writing this post, we wait for news about whether or not he is going to be able to play against Portugal in the next World Cup match.
Will he play? We hope so!
As we think about sports, it is easy to see how one person is so important to the overall success of the team/organization. Without Jozy, the team suffers. According to TSMplug.com, a soccer statistics site2, Jozy’s salary on his club team is $2,200,000 Euros. Now we are only considering a minor injury (hamstring), but what if Jozy was unable to play soccer again? What would he do? What would his family do? What would his teams do, especially the team that is paying him millions of dollars?
Insuring Income works with Professional Soccer Players and other professional athletes to insure their most valuable asset, their ability to earn an income in their respective sports. Insuring Income also works with people in all other occupations to protect their income in whatever job they do. At the end of the day, most people rely on that paycheck that they will earn in the future. There could be decades of income to be earned, or for most professional athletes, years. An injury or illness could strike at any moment and it is important to take the necessary steps to protect income with a high quality disability insurance policy.
Teams or organizations should also purchase key person disability insurance or take out a standard disability insurance policy so that they have the funds to replace the soccer player, scientist, programmer, salesperson, or whatever.
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Go United States! The remainder of the 2014 FIFA World Cup should be exciting and we hope to see Jozy back out on the field. Remember that even professional athletes need disability insurance.
Think about how being too sick or hurt to earn an income in your occupation would impact your overall financial position and take a moment to request quotes for disability insurance. We also can help with life insurance, critical illness insurance, and long term care insurance.