Well, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the most popular and watched game on the globe is football or soccer. With a following of almost 4 billion fans from every continent, the sport remains at the top with no other game coming close to it. Europe is the main hub of football where the game is played at the most competitive level. The biggest competition in the club football is the UEFA Champions League in which Europe’s elite clubs compete for the silverware and loads of cash. A total of $1.5 Billion is given away in the competition to all the participating teams which is the highest prize money for a competition in all sports. Moreover, the most watched competition in the history has been the World Cup 2014. Stats show that a total of 770 million viewers tuned into the competition at any instant.
In terms of revenue generation and finance, football is the best sport in the business with the biggest sport kit deals, highest paid athletes like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and some of the richest clubs such as Real Madrid. The 31-year-old Portuguese international and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the richest football player on the planet. He has a net worth of $375 million and he earned a total of $88 million in 2016. He earned $55.4 million from Real Madrid through salary and bonuses for winning trophies. Moreover, his endorsement deals with several brands, including Nike, earned him loads. He also owns a hotel in Portugal and his personal clothing line with the name of CR7 lifestyle