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Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by tfash96(m): 1:27pm On Jun 12
Penaldo fans in severe pain again

Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by kenex4ever(m): 1:33pm On Jun 12
nanauju:
grin

That should be a Consolation for him. He didn't have so much going for him this season
with 50 goals, that is Ronaldo + Modric + Griezmans goals combined.


Messi must kill someone before he can impress these days, they raise the bar so high for him.

Best goal scorer of this generation, check how many matches it took Ronaldo to score 600 then you will respect Messi. And this is the only aspect of football they are both close in stat.

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Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by Evangkatsoulis: 1:33pm On Jun 12
There are before tax salaries.
Taking account of after-tax, Ronaldo would earn more than Messi. That is more important.
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by oooook: 1:42pm On Jun 12
It seems Messi will win this year world best player

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Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by goat22: 1:56pm On Jun 12
yeman2012:
I thought I saw something like this on FP yesterday??

Oh boy your eye red o. No dey use hot water baff na wetin dey cause am. Where you take this your Picture? You mature very well oh. 60 or 65 years old? This your cap fine o ehnn.
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by olagbola45(m): 2:48pm On Jun 12
lilianofentse:
MESSI IS THE REAL G. O. A. T
argue with your entire lineage.

God will bless you
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by Drabrah(m): 2:55pm On Jun 12
ogbiwa:
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world's highest paid athlete, earning $127m (£99.8m) in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.

Juventus's Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is second on $109m (£85.6m) with Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar in third on $105m (£82.5m).

Last year's highest earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather, has dropped off the list.

Serena Williams is the only woman in the top 100, earning $29.2m (£22.9m).

Five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and former heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua are the highest earning British athletes, sitting at 13th on $55m (£43.2m).

The American business magazine calculated the athletes' earnings by adding up their prize money, salaries and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019.

The top 100 includes athletes from 25 countries and their $4bn (£3,1bn) combined earnings are up 5% from the previous year, when Mayweather was first with $285m (£224m).

The American boxer's only fight since August 2017 was an exhibition boxing bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December.

Athletes had to earn a minimum of $25m (£19.6m) to make this year's list.

Messi is only the second footballer to top the rankings after Ronaldo, and only the eighth different athlete to take the number one spot since the rankings began in 1990.

It is also the first time that footballers have ranked as the top three earners in sports.

Messi is one of 38 non-American athletes on the list, with 62 US stars in the top 100.

The NBA accounted for the most athletes with 35, with LA Lakers' LeBron James the sport's highest paid athlete in eighth on $89m ahead of Golden State Warriors pair Stephen Curry (9th on $79.8m) and Kevin Durant (10th on $65.4m).

Manchester United's Paul Pogba is the highest earning Premier League player in 44th place with $33m (£25.9m).

Top 10
1. Lionel Messi $127m (£99.8m)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo $109m (£85.6m)
3. Neymar $105m (£82.5m)
4. Canelo Alvarez $94m (£73.8m)
5. Roger Federer $93.4m (£73.3)
6. Russell Wilson $89.5m (£70.3m)
7. Aaron Rodgers $89.3m £70.1m)
8. LeBron James $89m (£69.9m)
9. Stephen Curry $79.8m (£62.7m)
10, Kevin Durant $65.4m (£51.3m)

See the full list here https://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/#tab:overall

https://www.bbc.com/sport/48602166




Why won't Mayweather drop off d list! Dude bn spending like he's got minting machine in his wardrobe
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by opeolu202: 3:15pm On Jun 12
KingOdart:
He is the highest paid footballer in the world and he still couldn't deliver when the club needed him to win necessary trophy
Pogba the highest paid in the whole of the premiere league, where is man u today?
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by chiboy1116: 4:01pm On Jun 12
Kenedy16:
But according to barca fans he doesnot play 4 d money but love of futbol...
so u want make dem de pay Messi like iheanacho? From the scale of 1-10 ,how naive are you bro? grin....the best should always be paid like the best , u can't be working like an elephant and eat like an ant .
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by chiboy1116: 4:03pm On Jun 12
nanauju:
grin

That should be a Consolation for him. He didn't have so much going for him this season
he didn't have much going for him this season ? shocked which Messi did u watch ? Dude dominated pretty much every scoring charts and football charts in football , individually he was the best .
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by Eke40seven(m): 5:21pm On Jun 12
Drabrah:



Why won't Mayweather drop off d list! Dude bn spending like he's got minting machine in his wardrobe
Reflect a lil bit. Mayweather is retired! If you think the guy got no biz brain, then you need to rethink. His brand or gimmick, "money" doesn't reflect what he does behind the scenes.
Re: Messi Edges Out Ronaldo To Top This Year's Forbes World Highest Paid Athletes by Annruby(f): 5:32pm On Jun 12
KingOdart:
He is the highest paid footballer in the world and he still couldn't deliver when the club needed him to win necessary trophy

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