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Leo Messi, the better sportsman paid of the world in 2019 according to Forbes

Published:12/06/2019 - 01:46h

Updated:12/06/2019 - 01:46h

Leo Messi leads the list Forbes of the 100 better sportsmen paid of the world in this year 2019, followed of two footballers more: Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. The first Spanish is Rafa Nadal, and so only there is a woman between the 100 better paid

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Leo Messi is the best footballer of the world and, according to the magazine Forbes, also has been in this year 2019 the better sportsman paid. The quoted publication ensures that the '10' of the FC Barcelona has ingresado a total of 112 million euros of June of 2018 to June of 2019, surpassing like this the 96 'kilos' of Cristiano Ronaldo and the 92 of Neymar Jr.

Of this form, 'The Flea' rises to the highest of the podium for the first time in his sportive career and relieves to the boxer Floyd Mayweather, that has not competed in the last 12 months. Messi, besides, has turned into the fourth person in reaching the first place of the list in the last 19 years, since Mayweather was the paid in 2018 (in addition to in other three occasions), Cristiano Ronaldo went it in 2017 and 2016; and Tiger Woods had been it during the 12 remaining years of the 21st century, although in this last list is eleventh.

After the podium of footballers formed by Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr, appear the boxer Canelo Álvarez and the tennist Roger Federer to close the 'Top-5' of better sportsmen paid of the planet. In the last four years, Messi had been fourth, second, third and again second, but in this occasion his 112,2 million euros (127 million dollars) have served to surpass to the rest.

The genius of the Barça distributes his income in two blocks: the 81,28 millions that carries by sportive performance with the FC Barcelona, and the 30,92 'kilos' that has earned in advertising and rights of image. The remaining places of the 'Top-10' occupy them players of basketball and of American football. Russell Wilson (79,07) and Aaron Rodgers (78,89) are sixth and seventh, respectively, whereas LeBron James (78,63), Stephen Curry (70,5) and Kevin Durant (57,78) close the top-10, although 'King James' not even has played this season the 'Playoff' of the NBA.

Rafa Nadal, Marc Gasol and Andrés Iniesta are the only Spanish representatives after the goodbye of Fernando Alonso to the Formula 1, whereas the only woman between the 100 better sportsmen paid is the tennist Serena Williams, in the put number 63.

The elder bajón of a sportsman in the quoted list of the Forbes suffers it the fighter of mixed martial arts Conor McGregor (41,5 millions), that has happened of the fourth stair to the twentieth first, after the year happened took part in the mediático fight against Mayweather.

In definite, Leo Messi can not complain of his economic situation, although will have very complicated to keep in the first place of the list Forbes the next year 2020. It does not seem neither that to the '10' concern him too much this type of ránkings, but rather conquer titles like the Champions League the next season with the Barcelona... And the Glass America with Argentina in the weeks to come.

Top-10 of the better sportsmen paid in 2019:

  • 1. Leo Messi - 127 million dollars
  • 2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 109 million dollars
  • 3. Neymar Jr - 105 million dollars
  • 4. Canelo Álvarez - 94 million dollars
  • 5. Roger Federer - 93,4 million dollars
  • 6. Russel Wilson - 89,5 million dollars
  • 7. Aaron Rodgers - 89,3 million dollars
  • 8. LeBron James - 89 million dollars
  • 9. Stephen Curry - 79,8 million dollars
  • 10. Kevin Durant - 65,4 million dollars

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