Who wouldn’t want to live the life of a professional footballer? The exotic cars, the adoring fans and exquisite homes. But most of all, it’s about the green stuff, no not weed, I am talking about the footballer pay check.
When we think of two top class footballers, Real Madrid’s, Christiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s, Lionel Messi immediately spring to mind.
Well, a study was done by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory. This study made use of an algorithm which was based on 1500 fee-paying club transfers since 2009 to determine the value of the football legends.
Unfortunately, Ronaldo seemed to dwindle quite far behind the worth of the Argentinean captain. It turned out that Messi’s current transfer was 220 million Euros while Ronaldo fell short of 87 million Euros, leaving him with an estimated 133 million Euros.
Shame, well at least Ronaldo still has his life-sized statue of himself in Madeira, not forgetting his museum.
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