Messi Named as Richest Footballer in 2019

first_imgLionel Messi The duo were also the only players to surpass the £100m mark.The figures are made up of wages, bonuses, endorsements, commercial revenue and other streams.Following on from the top two, the gap starts to widen.PSG superstar Neymar collected £87m for his efforts last year while Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale received £35.45m in what has been a dramatic fall from grace during his career at the Bernabeu.Bale narrowly pips Antoine Griezmann to fourth, with the Frenchman earning £200,000 less than the former Tottenham winger.Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was the only Premier League player and Englishman to make the list, raking in £30.96m during the calendar year as Pep Guardiola’s men secured an unprecedented English domestic Treble.A surprise inclusion on the list came in the form of Andres Iniesta.Despite leaving the Nou Camp for Japanese side Vissel Kobe in 2018, Iniesta is still making bank having earned £31.14m in 2019.While France Footballmay have denied Robert Lewandowski the Ballon d’Or award this year, they couldn’t deny him from making the top 10 in this list, with the Bayern Munich talisman coming ninth with a haul of £26.56m.Kylian Mbappe joins PSG team-mate Neymar on the list, having earned £24.73m last year to complete the top 10 list.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lonel Messihas been named as the richest player in world football – edging his long-standing rival Cristiano Ronaldoin the rankings.French magazine, France Football, have compiled a list of the top 10 best-paid players in 2019, which predictably saw two of the game’s greatest-ever players sit first and second.Messi made a staggering £120million last year, £11m more than Ronaldo who enjoyed his first full campaign at Juventus.last_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Central Connecticut State

first_img Published on August 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse finally gets its season underway Friday with a 7 p.m. matchup against Central Connecticut State. The Orange is coming off a 4-8 season in which it lost its last four games. CCSU went only 2-9 last year.Here’s what you need to know about the Blue Devils.All-time series: This is the first matchup between the two teams.The Central Connecticut Report: CCSU struggled last year, finishing tied for last in the Northeast Conference. It returned 18 starters from a year ago and was picked to finish fourth in the conference in a preseason coaches poll.The Blue Devils struggled to stop teams last season, allowing 34.8 points per game against a schedule of only FCS schools. Linebacker Randall Laguerre leads the unit. His 116 tackles were the best in the NEC a year ago. The return of defensive back Jevon Elmore from injury should help shore up the defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCentral Connecticut State’s offense wasn’t much better. The team averaged only three yards per carry, though starter Cameron Nash racked up a little more than four yards per carry. Quarterback Jacob Dolegala averaged about 267 passing yards per game and had nearly a 3:2 touchdown to interception ratio (15 to nine a season ago). Wide receiver Joey Fields leads the receiving corp. He tallied 732 yards a year ago.How Syracuse beats Central Connecticut: Head coach Dino Babers waxed poetic during Monday’s press conference about how this can be a trap game for SU, saying that it’s a team that can be overlooked. That can be true. The Orange is also the more talented team. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Syracuse a 99.5 percent chance of winning the game. As long as Syracuse plays its style, it may seal game one by halftime.Stat to know: 20 — Number of starters SU returns who started at least six games last season, best in the country.Player to watch: Joey Fields, wide receiver, No. 3Syracuse’s offense should have no trouble carving through the CCSU defense. Look for the other side of the ball for the Blue Devils to have an impact player. Fields had five or more catches in a game six times last season and had more than 200 more yards than his next-closest teammate. Fields will be the first player to test SU’s new secondary. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more