Soccer players are paid vastly more at the professional levels than rugby players
In the USA women's league, most don't make more than 30k. The league minimum is about 9k. Marta probably makes over 100k.
baseball, soccer, football
Yes, soccer is by far the most played sport in the world, with hundreds of thousands of professional players.
soccer players because they have a bigger field
Soccer players get injured much more than basketball players.
The very best players will get more then managers.
Since soccer is more popular there, the players will usually make more. It is estimated that players in New York $7 million so those in New Zealand make about the same if not more.
That is true in a way. In the US basketball is more popular than soccer. That is why basketball players are paid more. In other countries, soccer is more popular so soccer players get paid more. Soccer in the US is becoming increasingly popular. Soon soccer players could be paid as much as basketball players.
In America, football players. In England, soccer players.