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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2021, 10:10:09 PM »

Talent wise and longevity wise i put Higgins second all time to Ronnie.  But all time his record just doesn't justify being in the GOAT discussion.  At his prime he didn't produce how a GOAT should.  Booze got Higgins relatively but he still had the talent to overcome the booze and be top 5 all time.   If he had never had a drink he might have been the greatest to ever live.
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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2021, 10:12:09 PM »

Prize money wise for the class of 1992 per wiki.  Ronnie £12m, Higgins £9m Williams £7m.   Hard to compare others with different time lines career wise.  Crazy to think Gareth Bale has been paid more this year on loan at spurs than these three all time legends have made combined in nearly 30 years!   Is that not just insanely sick?  Missed Selby out of the 'just below Higgins' list.   Don't think anyone else has done enough to get into that list yet.  Robertson has potential purely because of his century count if he wins a couple more triple crown events before retiring.   Don't think Ding will get there now.


That's an incredible stat.

If Bale hadn't been on loan at spurs, he'd have been playing golf in Madrid, earning the same amount of money.

In that year, he would have been pushing top 20 on the all time golf earnings list.

https://www.espn.com/golf/moneylist/_/tour/alltime
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2021, 10:13:41 PM »

All whatabouts, though. Ronnie has had his own issues, and without those he'd ben even further clear than he is now.
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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2021, 10:14:05 PM »

Prize money wise for the class of 1992 per wiki.  Ronnie £12m, Higgins £9m Williams £7m.   Hard to compare others with different time lines career wise.  Crazy to think Gareth Bale has been paid more this year on loan at spurs than these three all time legends have made combined in nearly 30 years!   Is that not just insanely sick?  Missed Selby out of the 'just below Higgins' list.   Don't think anyone else has done enough to get into that list yet.  Robertson has potential purely because of his century count if he wins a couple more triple crown events before retiring.   Don't think Ding will get there now.


That's an incredible stat.

If Bale hadn't been on loan at spurs, he'd have been playing golf in Madrid, earning the same amount of money.

In that year, he would have been pushing top 20 on the all time golf earnings list.

https://www.espn.com/golf/moneylist/_/tour/alltime

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« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2021, 10:57:39 PM »

Prize money wise for the class of 1992 per wiki.  Ronnie £12m, Higgins £9m Williams £7m.   Hard to compare others with different time lines career wise.  Crazy to think Gareth Bale has been paid more this year on loan at spurs than these three all time legends have made combined in nearly 30 years!   Is that not just insanely sick?  Missed Selby out of the 'just below Higgins' list.   Don't think anyone else has done enough to get into that list yet.  Robertson has potential purely because of his century count if he wins a couple more triple crown events before retiring.   Don't think Ding will get there now.


That's an incredible stat.

If Bale hadn't been on loan at spurs, he'd have been playing golf in Madrid, earning the same amount of money.

In that year, he would have been pushing top 20 on the all time golf earnings list.

https://www.espn.com/golf/moneylist/_/tour/alltime


Now that is an incredible stat
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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2021, 11:15:57 PM »

Yes, extraordinary stat, especially in the case of Bale.

It's not quite like for like though, the income of footballers & golfers are constructed in different ways.

I believe footballers like Bale have "image rights" which are often packaged as part of their salary.

Golfers usually have very lucrative clothing &/or equipment endorsements. Rory McIllroy, for instance, is shown as $55 million in earnings, which is made up of his prize money. However, his contract with Nike alone from 2013 to 2027 inclusive is worth $180 million. (4 x $20 mill & 10 x $10 milly). Other top golfers would have pro-rata endorsement deals. So those numbers are a little misleading.

I can't imagine snooker players, even those at the very top such as Ronnie, earn much via endorsements. They do earn a few bob from Exhibition matches etc of course.

It does not detract from the point being made, but it does alter the numbers significantly.

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« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2021, 11:29:07 PM »

Prize money wise for the class of 1992 per wiki.  Ronnie £12m, Higgins £9m Williams £7m.   Hard to compare others with different time lines career wise.  Crazy to think Gareth Bale has been paid more this year on loan at spurs than these three all time legends have made combined in nearly 30 years!   Is that not just insanely sick?  Missed Selby out of the 'just below Higgins' list.   Don't think anyone else has done enough to get into that list yet.  Robertson has potential purely because of his century count if he wins a couple more triple crown events before retiring.   Don't think Ding will get there now.


That's an incredible stat.

If Bale hadn't been on loan at spurs, he'd have been playing golf in Madrid, earning the same amount of money.

In that year, he would have been pushing top 20 on the all time golf earnings list.

https://www.espn.com/golf/moneylist/_/tour/alltime

Ha love that.

Have a guess at where Tigers wife Elin Nordegren’s divorce settlement puts here in the all time list of golf money winners.

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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2021, 11:30:14 PM »

Prize money wise for the class of 1992 per wiki.  Ronnie £12m, Higgins £9m Williams £7m.   Hard to compare others with different time lines career wise.  Crazy to think Gareth Bale has been paid more this year on loan at spurs than these three all time legends have made combined in nearly 30 years!   Is that not just insanely sick?  Missed Selby out of the 'just below Higgins' list.   Don't think anyone else has done enough to get into that list yet.  Robertson has potential purely because of his century count if he wins a couple more triple crown events before retiring.   Don't think Ding will get there now.


That's an incredible stat.

Is that true?

Abs incredible to think a part time footballer could have been paid so much isn’t it.

He is on £650k a week gross whiich is £33m a year.  I have no issue with it lots of jokers in the nba earn that on the last year of their last contract when they age.   But its crazy to think Ronnie as talented as he is has made £10k a week for his 25 year career effectively.   Tom Ince earns more than that a year for Stoke!  Ronnie is all time top 10 greatest UK sportsman alongside Taylor.   Just weird how rich guys can still feel relatively skint who are uber talented.

They are incredible numbers, I bet the guy that agreed that deal has ‘moved on’ now!
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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2021, 11:31:15 PM »

Ronnie will have similar off field earnings.  The snooker wages were purely on table from events purely for comparison.
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