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Messi Breaks into ESPN's Top Ten Most Popular Athletes
Inside Spanish Football, October 24th, 2013 2:03PM

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TAGS:  barcelona, real madrid, spain


Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is the first soccer player to break into ESPN’s top-10 most popular athlete’s ranking in the United States, alongside the likes of Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning and LeBron James. The survey, conducted from October 2012 through September 2013, consisted of 1,500 phone calls per month asking the simple question: “Who is your favorite athlete?” While Messi finished seventh, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo finished 21st and David Beckham, 47th. 

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  1. Aresenal Fan
    commented on: October 24, 2013 at 11:09 p.m.
    Just wondering if he would be as fast, quick, and strong without the "roids" he takes..


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