Most Expensive Sports Professional Contracts in the World

Sports contracts over the years have gotten so extreme that they make even wealthy people envious. It wasn’t always like this, this era of contracts started in the late 80?s with Kirby Puckett being the first player to receive a $3 million dollar contract in 1989 according to the Sporting News. That might not seem like a lot, but for MLB, it was a great deal at that time. And it did not stop there. That was just what opened the flood gates.Ever wondered which sports athlete signed the longest (largest) Sports Contract ? well here is your answer to that as we have compiled a list of longest sports conrtacts which are mainly comes from “team sports” or auto racing. These are professional contracts signed by players for their services in perticular sport and not included anything like endorsement deals or bonuses.These figures include signing bonuses but exclude options, buyouts, and endorsement deals. This list does not reflect the highest annual salaries or career earnings, only the largest contracts and thus is limited to athletes in team sports and auto racing. Athletes in individual sports, such as golf, tennis, and boxing are not employed by a team and usually earn money primarily through event winnings. This list also does not necessarily reflect actual money collected by the athletes, since some contracts are eventually terminated (usually due to an athlete either retiring or invoking his opt-out clause). Included in this list are contracts totaling at least $100 million USD.

Most Expensive Sports Professional Contracts in the World

Most Expensive Sports Professional Contracts in the World

PLAYER TEAM SPORT CONTRTACT LENGTH VALUE
Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees Baseball 10 years (2008–2017) $275 Million
Alex Rodriguez
Texas Rangers Baseball 10 years (2001–2010) $252 Million
Floyed Mayweather  ShowTime Sports Boxing 02 Years (2013–2015) $180 Million
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Anaheim BaseBall 10 years (2012–2021) $240 Million
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Formula 1  3 years (2007–2009) $153 Million
Lionel Messi  Barcelona Football  8 Years  $148 Million
Michael Schumacher Ferrari Formula 1  4 years (1996–1999) $124 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo  Real Madrid Football  6 years (2009–2015) $102 Million

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