Salary also plays a part in football being recognized as the best sport in the world.
On the 7th (local time), European football statistics media ‘Transfer Markt’ listed and illuminated the top 10 annual salaries of sports stars around the world.
From 1st to 3rd, they are all soccer players. The number one is Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr). Ronaldo currently earns an annual salary of 124 million euros (approximately 180.9 billion won) at Al Nasr. He has risen about twice as much as he did during his time at Manchester United (hereafter Man United).
Although Ronaldo’s performance has declined recently, he is still one of the top stars. Even though he is old, his previous performance and star quality are still strong.
Ronaldo’s rival Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) followed with 118 million euros (approximately 172.2 billion won). However, Messi’s current salary is likely to be adjusted. He is facing the expiration of his contract with PSG this season, and a breakup is likely.
Messi’s colleague Kylian Mbappe took third place with 109 million euros (approximately 159 billion won). PSG is spending about 330 billion won on the salaries of the two players alone.
American Professional Basketball (NBA) legend and star LeBron James (LA Lakers) showed a narrow gap with Mbappe with 108 million euros (approximately 157.5 billion won). Mexican boxing star Canelo Alaves is fifth with 100 million euros (approximately 145.9 billion won) 스포츠토토.