Football is a physical game which involves tackling and body push and it can often lead to injuries. Unfortunately, some injuries can even be career-threatening. So, footballers on their own or the brands that represent them, require insurance coverage on specific body parts, to protect the players. Leg insurance is the most common type of insurance taken by football players.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the best players of this era. They have written their name in the history books. Ronaldo and Messi, also have leg insurance for themselves. So let’s take a look at how much Ronaldo and Messi’s leg insurance is worth in Indian currency.
How much is Ronaldo and Messi’s leg insurance worth in Indian currency?
Leg Insurance – €130 million which equals around INR 1150 crores in Indian currency.
Real Madrid announced that they had insured the legs of their star player Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. The precaution was taken just in case a stray foul landed him with a permanent leg injury. The insurance is reportedly around the region of €120-130m. The 37-year-old is now currently playing for the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.
Leg Insurance – €750 million which equals around INR 6650 crores in Indian currency.
Arguably the greatest footballer to have ever played the game, Messi‘s magical left foot is worth a whopping €750m. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has the most expensive insurance among all the football players. He recently won the World Cup 2022 with Argentina. Considering all the achievements of the former Barcelona and current PSG star, the amount doesn’t seem too surprising!
*All the insurance amounts are estimated and not official figures
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