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The best paid sportsman in Latvia is the basketball player Andris Biedrins

Andris Biedrins.
 The list of the best paid sportsmen in Latvia prepared by freecity.lv, last year was topped by the basketball player Andris Biedrins, whose salary at NBA team «Golden State Warriors» amounted to USD 10.2 million.
In the summer of 2009 the Latvian basketball player signed with «Golden State Warriors» 6-year contract for USD 62 million.
Biedrins is followed on the list by four ice-hockey players of the Continental Ice-Hockey League: Mikelis Redlihs («Lokomotiv», Yaroslavl) — USD 1.3 million, Lauris Darzins («Ak Bars», Kazan) — USD 1.2 million, Sandis Ozolins («Atlant», Mytischi) — EUR 800,000, and Janis Sprukts (CSKA, Moscow) — USD 1.2 million.
Among Latvian footballers the best paid is Kaspars Gorkss, who plays for “Reading” of the English Premier League — GBP 480 thousand. He is followed by Alexander Tsaunya (CSKA, Moscow) — EUR 480 thousand, and Artem Rudnev («Hamburg») — EUR 300 thousand.
Tennis player Ernests Gulbis last year earned in fees USD 475 thousand.
The top 20 list of Latvian sportsmen comprise 12 hockey players, 5 footballers, 2 basketball players and 1 tennis player.
09-11-2012
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