World’s Top 5 Highest Paid Athlete

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Today we are going to tell you about top 5 Highest paid athlete around the world.  Athletes these days are getting more fame than any other profession. Today we are going to talk about top paid athletes. If we talk about our country, we are known for cricket and hockey. But you will be surprised to know that there are no cricketers in the list of top paid athletes. Football and basketball players dominate that list. so, lets know about world’s top 5 highest paid athletes.

 

Conor McGregor- Highest Paid Athlete in world

Conor Anthony McGregor  highest paid athlete was born in Crumlin, Dublin on July 14,1998 where he attended an Irish language school. He is highest paid athlete in world right now. In his early school days he developed his passion for football and played for Lourdes Celtic Football Club. He started attending boxing classes to defend himself against bullies and raise his confidence.

In 2006 McGregor moved to Lucan, Dublin where he met UFC fighter Tom Egan soon started training mixed martial arts (MMA) together with him.

Connor McGregor had his debut in mixed martial arts against Kieran Campbell in an amateur fight for the Irish Ring of Truth promotion in Dublin and he won by a technical knockout (TKO) in the very first round. Following the fight, he was signed by the Irish Cage of Truth and turned professional.

McGregor made his debut in the professional MMA world, as a lightweight, against Gary Morris defeating him with a TKO in the second round.

 

Achievements of highest paid athlete 

He holds the title of former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight double-champion.

Former Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion.

In the recently released list of top wealthiest athletes McGregor holds first position earning a reported of$180 million. In 2018 he was ranked fourth with a reported earning of 99 million.

 

Lionel Messi- Second highest paid athlete

Lionel Messi born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina is a professional football player who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward and captain both. He is most famous around the globe and also second highest paid athlete in world.

Messi was born and raised mostly in central Argentina, and started playing football .  In 1995 he joined a football club in Rosaria, the youth team of Newell’s Old Boys. At an early age of 13 Messi with his family moved to Barcelona, and he started playing for under-14 team of FC Barcelona. He scored 21 goals in 14 games for the junior team and at the age of 16 he was given an informal debut with FC Barcelona in a friendly match.

Achievements

Six Ballon d’Or awards, most for any football player.

3 times UEFA Best Player in Europe

3 times FIFA Club World Cup Winner

2019 The Best FIFA Men’s Player.

He has till now scored 771 goals for his club and country all together in his career as a professional football player and is also the first player in history to win six European Golden Shoes.

He holds second place in the list of most wealthiest athletes with a reported earning of $130 million as of 2021.

 

3-Cristiano Ronaldo- Third highest paid athlete

Cristiano Ronaldo, born on 5 February 1985, is a Portuguese professional football player who plays for Serie A club Juventus in forward position and the Portugal national team as a captain and is often considered to be the best player in the world. Ronaldo is most followed person on instagram as well as he is third highest paid athlete in world.

He first played for Clube Desportivo Nacional of Madeira and soon after that he transferred to Sporting Lisbon, and made his debut on Sporting’s first team in 2002 after playing for various youth team if the club.

In 2003, he signed with Manchester United and soon became a sensation. His best performance with United was in 2007-08 when he scored 42 League and Cup goals and earned the Golden Shoe award as Europe’s leading scorer, with 31 League goals.

Ronaldo also got FIFA World Player of the Year honours for his stellar 2007–08 season.

Soon after this he was sold to Spain’s Real Madrid for £80 million.  In 2011-12 he helped Madrid win the La Liga Championship and scored his personal best 46 goals in the season.

 

Achievements

2 times Best FIFA Men’s Player

5 times Ballon d’Or Winner

3 times UEFA Best Player In Europe

5 times Player Of The Year{

5 times champion league winner

First European to score 100 international goals

He holds third place in the list of most wealthiest athletes with a reported earning of $120 million as of 2021.

 

Dak Prescott

 Dak Prescott, full name Rayne Dakota Prescott was born on July 29, 1993 in Haughton, Louisiana, . He is an American professional football quarterback player for the Dallas Cowboys affiliated with the National Football League (NFL).

His professional career started when the Dallas Cowboys entered the 2016 NFL Draft and signed Prescott to a 4-year deal. Initially he started his career as a backup for Tony Romo in his rookie season. And became the Cowboys’ starting quarterback after Tony Romo was injured in the preseason, and earned recognition for his on-field success.

He played his first regular season in September 11  against the New York Giants. Therefore becoming the first rookie to start as a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys since Quincy Carter in 2001.

In the 2016 season, Prescott, broke the record for most back to back pass attempts without an interference. He attempted a total of 176 attempts , a record earlier held by Tom Brady for 162 attempts without an interception.

He finished his 2016 regular season with 11 games and over 100 NFL rating break

 

Achievements

NFL Rookie of the Year

Offensive Rookie of the Month

5 times NFL Rookie of the Week

NFL Rookie of the Year winner

2 times Pro Bowl

2 times FedEx Air Player of the Week award

He holds fourth place in the list of most wealthiest athletes with a reported earning of $107.5 million as of 2021.

 

LeBron James

LeBron James, born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio is an American professional basketball player under NBA widely considered to be one of the greatest all-round players of all time. He is currently fifth highest paid athlete in world.

He was a basketball prodigy from his school days and also won the title of Ohio’s high school player of the year three times.

Soon after appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated he became a media sensation in his junior year where he was labeled by the magazine as “The Chosen One.” In his senior season he won the title of national high-school player of the year, and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall selection of the 2003 NBA draft.

After his amazing performance in 2003-04 season and he won winning the league’s Rookie of the Year award.

After his contract with the Cavaliers expired at the end of 2009–10 season, James became the most sought-after free agent in NBA and announced that he was signing with the Heat.

 

Achievements

4 times NBA champion

Also he is 4 times NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

4 times NBA Most Valuable Player

17 times NBA All-Star

3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP

16 times All-NBA selection – 13 times First teams, 2 times second team and one third team.

He holds fifth place in the list of most wealthiest athletes with a reported earning of $97.5 million as of 2021.

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