Thanks to the new contract, the 27-year-old striker earned more than a pleasant 203 million crowns last year, while hockey players Tomas Hertl and Ondrej Palat, who are active in the foreign NHL, took other prize positions. In addition to Schick, the best player is the captain of the national team, Tomas Soucek. The lanky midfielder’s salary last season at West Ham was 139 million crowns a year, which puts him in fifth place.
Czech athletes with the highest income in the 2022/2023 season (in CZK)
|1.||Patrick Schick||Bayer 04 (football)||203 million|
|2.||Thomas Hurtle||San Jose (ice hockey)||181 million|
|3.||Ondrej Palat||New Jersey (hockey)||180.5 million|
|4.||David Pastrnak||Boston (hockey)||145 million|
|5.||Thomas Soucek||West Ham (football)||139 million|
But how far are the highest paid domestic athletes from world phenomena? Even on a global scale, an imaginary gold medal can be celebrated by a football player, in particular the famous Cristiano Ronaldo. In the winter, the 38-year-old striker traveled to his seemingly final engagement to Saudi side Al-Nasr, propelling him to an incredible $136 million (nearly 3 billion crowns) last season. .
In terms of the earnings of the king of domestic lawns, CR7 thus earned about 15 “chics” per season, or about 21.5 “bitches”. By the way, the second Lionel Messi with 2.8 billion crowns was not too far behind his eternal rival from Portugal. The third the medalist position was then taken by another player, about 2.6 billion crowns went into the account of the French speedster Kylian Mbappe last year.
Athletes with the highest income in the season 2022/2023 (in CZK)
|1.||Cristiano Ronaldo||al-Nasr (football)||2.97 billion|
|2.||Lionel Messi||Miami (football)||2.84 billion|
|3.||Kylian Mbappe||PSG (football)||2.62 billion|
|4.||LeBron James||Los Angeles Lakers (basketball)||2.6 billion|
|5.||Canelo Alvarez||box||2.4 billion|
Unlike the Czech sports environment, not a single hockey player has made it into the rest of the world’s top ten, on the contrary, basketball and golf players can be found here. You might be surprised to see one of the most successful tennis players in history, Roger Federer, in ninth position. The 41-year-old Swiss retired from his opulent career in September last year, but thanks to his popularity, he earns so much from advertising and collaborations that he remains in the top 10 highest paid athletes to this day.