Lionel Messitte: Agustin Marcarian / Reuters
Striker Spanish “Barcelona” and the Argentina national team soccer Lionel Messi took first place in the list of highest paid athletes in the world by Forbes magazine. The rating is published on the newspaper’s website.
The income of a footballer, from June 2018 to June 2019 is estimated at 127 million dollars. Striker Turin Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo was on the second place. He earned $ 109 million. Third place went to PSG striker Neymar from 105 million.
The leader of last year’s rating was the American boxer Floyd Mayweather, who earned $ 285 million. He’s not made the list this year. After the victory over Irishman Conor McGregor the boxer ended his career.
Messi in the season 2018/19 in the “Barcelona” became the champion of Spain. Barcelona also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, where he was defeated by the English “Liverpool” — 4:0. In the first meeting, the club defeated the rival with the score 3:0.
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