fútbol Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Mexico’s most popular sport is football (called fútbol in Mexico). As of 2020, the top tier leagues in Mexico are Liga MX for the men and the Liga MX Femenil for women. Football became a professional men’s sport in 1943.
It was found that 57.4 percent of the people interviewed liked to watch, play or be up to date with soccer as of June 2019. Level of interest in soccer in Mexico from 2015 to 2019.
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The National Football League (NFL) is the most popular league in the United States. With an average attendance of around 66,920 fans per game, it remains the best attended league in the entire world. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world—played by 250 million players in over 200 countries.Jan 20, 2012
The current salary cap is $1,100,000 MXN (approximately $57,000 USD) for the entire season. On average, a player receives only $11,000 MXN (approximately $600 USD) per year. However, due to the low salary, it prevents players from professionally dedicating themselves to football full time.