MATT GAY earns more per minute than Cristiano Ronaldo and Erling Haaland.
The Indianapolis Colts star signed the largest contract for a free-agent kicker in NFL history earlier this year.
His four-year deal sees him earn £7.5million-per-season following previous spells with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LA Rams, where he won the Super Bowl in 2022.
Research from Action Network has now shown that Gay's salary means he is paid more per minute he is on the field than a host of high-profile footballers.
Having spent just 560 seconds on the pitch taking 14 field goal attempts this season, the 29-year-old has earned £133,000-per-minute.
Those earnings have also made him the highest paid NFL kicker per minute with Gay making £1.24million and scoring 12 field goals this season.
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The research shows he earns almost four times as much as five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo for every minute they play.
Ronaldo has played 1,076 minutes for Al-Nassr and is paid a reported salary of £175,000,000 by the Saudi Pro League side.
This equates to just under £41,000-per-minute across the season so far.
Raheem Sterling comes closest to Gay of the Premier League stars appearing in the research.
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The Chelsea winger has earned £4,800-per-minute across his 743 minutes of action so far this term, with the Blues paying him a salary of £17million.
As for Haaland, the Manchester City striker makes £19.4million-a-year and has played 1,041 minutes for the treble winners this term.
However, his earnings-per-minute are dwarfed by Gay, with the Norwegian making £4,000 every minute he plays.
It is not just footballers Gay out earns, though, with the NFL star making even more than Jeff Bezos per minute.
According to Bloomberg, the Amazon founder has a net worth of £61.5billion, meaning he earns £117,000-per-minute of the day.
This is £16,000 less than Gay is paid by the Colts for each minute he has played this season.
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