Floyd Mayweather Earned More Money Than Any Other Athlete Last Decade

Floyd Mayweather Earned More Money Than Any Other Athlete Last Decade

Late last year Forbes published various “highest-paid” lists, including a list of the highest-earning athletes of the decade. Since 2010, a number of athletes earned absolutely astronomical amounts but it was Floyd Mayweather Jr. that topped the list, raking in $915 million.

While the sum itself is already hard to fathom, the fact that Mayweather Jr. only fought 10 fights from 2010 until 2019, makes the figure even more unbelievable. According to Forbes, the boxer earned more than $500 million from his 2015 and 2017 fights against Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor combined.

Two football players — Cristiano Ronaldo ($800 million) and Lionel Messi ($750 million) rounded out the top three. Ronaldo benefited from the fact that his Instagram and Facebook followings are the highest of any person in the world, while Messi’s salary last year was the highest of any athlete across team sports, which h

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Bruno Fernandes’ emotional farewell?

Bruno Fernandes’ emotional farewell?

All-action performance from Fernandes plus fireworks in Friday night’s Lisbon derby, watched by SSN’s Gary Cotterill

Last Updated: 18/01/20 7:20am

Bruno Fernandes captained Sporting against Benfica in Friday's Primeira Liga clash

Bruno Fernandes captained Sporting against Benfica in Friday’s Primeira Liga clash

Bruno Fernandes is inching closer to a switch to Manchester United and Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill was in Lisbon on Friday night as the Sporting captain appeared to say his farewells against Benfica.

United are close to reaching an agreement with Sporting to sign Fernandes in a deal which could be worth up to £60m and he made his final appearance for the Portuguese side in Friday’s derby with Benfica in Lisbon.

It gave the 25-year-old the opportunity to say his goodbyes to the club he has represented since 2017.

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Fernandes’ arrival at the Estadio Jose Alvalade for the derby against Benfica could have been his last as a Sporting player

Fernandes’ arrival at the Estadio Jose Alvalade for the derby against Benfica could have been his last as a Sporting player

He, and the Sporting supporters, were determined to go out with a bang but Benfica were keen to make his potential leaving do a more subdued affair, as Gary Cotterill writes…

Ronaldo looms large

Bruno Fernandes arrived at the Jose Alvalade Stadium for what might be the last time shortly before 8pm on Friday.

He led the team through a marble corridor adorned with images of previous Sporting heroes, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who loomed large in the corridor, giving a man following in his footsteps to Old Trafford a thumbs up.

Fernandes is set to follow in Cristiano Ronaldo's footsteps by swapping Lisbon for Manchester

Fernandes is set to follow in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps by swapping Lisbon for Manchester

All the news crews filmed the warm-ups ahead of the game but the lenses were focused on one man.

Fernandes on the pitch

The home supporters in the stadium gave Fernandes a deafening reception as he led the team onto the pitch. He is their captain.

His every touch of the ball saw him get similar treatment. It is all cheers.

A particular crowd favourite came after 25 minutes when he chased back deep into his own half to slide in and reclaim the ball from a Benfica opponent.

He was certainly not holding back.

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Fernandes is expected to move to Manchester this month, explains Gary Cotterill

Fernandes is expected to move to Manchester this month, explains Gary Cotterill

Talented, there is no doubt whatsoever about that, but he is a grafter, too.

Fernandes took three meaty tackles before the break where he was left on the turf each time.

The Sporting fans were not happy and you can imagine United supporters wouldn’t have been too pleased either.

As Fernandes left the pitch at half-time, he removed his captain’s armband, with Sporting fans perhaps fearing that they had seen the last of him.

Plenty of camera crews were in attendance to see Fernandes

Plenty of camera crews were in attendance to see Fernandes

At the interval, he was easily man of the match so far in a game his side were getting the better of without breaking the deadlock.

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