|（1.School of Physical Education，Liaoning Normal University，Dalian 116029，China；2.Beijing Sport University，Beijing 100081，China；3.Department of Physical Education，Taiyuan Normal University，Shanxi 030012，China)
Abstract: Based on human capital pricing theory, the authors measured the human capital values of professional athletes. The human capital value of a professional athlete mainly includes such dimensions as competitive ability, social wealth, social prestige and status and such he or she owns. The particularity of competitive sports makes ath-lete “worthiness” have such characteristics as competitive ability independent, symbol symbolic and cross-cultural universal etc.
Key words: sports economics；human capital；professional athlete