The former Real Madrid STAR shines at the Olympics with a higher salary than Messi & Ronaldo

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 13:15 PM (GMT+7)

(Sports News) Messi and Ronaldo earn the highest salaries in the football world, but they are still inferior to a former star at the Real Madrid basketball club.

Lionel Messi is capturing the attention of the world football transfer market when he officially joins Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona. According to many sources from the French and Spanish press, he will continue to be the highest-paid player at the new club when pocketing 25 million euros a year after tax.

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That salary of Messi is still not equal to Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, enjoying up to 31 million euros/year. However, the salaries of both are surpassed by a basketball player, because the NBA recently announced that the Dallas Mavericks Club will retain star striker Luka Doncic with a huge income.

According to ESPN, Doncic will receive a salary of up to $ 207 million over 5 years, under a “super max” extension agreement by the Mavericks for a player of their choice in the NBA Draft (the rookie selection event). NBA annual).

Thus, Doncic earns a salary of 41.5 million USD per year, equivalent to 35.2 million euros per year, about 4 million euros higher than Ronaldo and 10 million euros more than Messi’s salary at PSG (after tax).

Doncic is only 22 years old but already one of the NBA’s most outstanding players, twice being elected to the league’s team of the year.

His popularity was actually quick, the Slovenian player in 2015 (16 years old) joined Real Madrid (basketball) and led Real to the EuroLeague European Championship in 2018, setting a record of the youngest player to win the EuroLeague Player of the Year award at the age of 19 before leaving for the US.

Former Real Madrid STAR shines at the Olympics with a higher salary than Messi & Ronaldo - 3

Doncic is one of the best players in the NBA and will be one of the highest paid players

At the last Tokyo 2021 Olympics, Doncic shined to bring Slovenia to 4th place in the final in men’s basketball, an achievement that exceeded expectations in this team’s first Olympic participation. He made his national team debut in 2017 and led the team to a streak of 17 consecutive wins, only to end after a close loss to France 89-90 in the Olympic semi-finals.

However, with the new salary, Doncic is still not the highest paid player in the NBA. The three-time NBA champion of the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, is earning $43 million a year.


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