Dutch baseball player Xander Bogaerts recently signed a new contract with the Boston Red Sox worth 117 million euros. A huge amount, but not unusual in the world of sports in the United States.
In America there are many large sums of this kind, but in the end only one person can earn the most.
Here are the highest-paid players for each sport, based on contract value. This gives a better picture of the investment in an athlete than an annual salary.
Money is being spent in Major League Baseball: where the 10 highest-paid athletes play. Trout is the highest-paid athlete of all time, but he is not well known outside his country. The MLB star is the star of his team and has two career home runs Most valuable player Won (MVP). His team, the Angels, wanted to build around him so they signed him for a large sum of money.
With this contract, Harden holds the NBA record, which, according to the media, is worth more than anything else. The basketball player, nicknamed: De Bard, was the player with the most points in the competition for two seasons in a row. He is viewed as a top contender for the MVP award this year and has already scored more than 50 points in a game seven times this season.
This dedicated midfielder has been playing for his club since 2005 and has six NFL personal records to his name. In his career, he won a Super Bowl and was voted Finals Most Valuable Player, an award he also received for two different seasons. The 35-year-old veteran continues to prove his value at the highest levels and is the highest-paid player in the league.
The ice hockey player is the captain of the Oilers, a major team in the Ice Hockey League with a rich history. At 22 years old, he has already won several personal titles, but has yet to contribute to his team's trophy cabinet. From Rookie of the Year to Player of the Year, he ascended to the top of the NHL shortly after his arrival. Whether by his qualities or his salary.
In America things are a little different. The athletes who earn the least amount of income are football players, and competition there has not yet been established. Former Juventus player Sebastian Giovinco was actually the top earner for both Toronto FC and Major League Soccer, but he left with a lot of moths. Now his former teammate and ex-Hereven player Michael Bradley is the highest-paid soccer player in North America, the experienced player has also previously played for Roma and is the captain of his country's national team.
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