Messi not included in Most Valuable Athletes list by Forbes

Barcelona are still on TOP 10 but having lost 4 positions

Messi not included in Most Valuable Athletes list by Forbes
Messi not included in Most Valuable Athletes list by Forbes

Barcelona are still on TOP 10 but having lost 4 positions

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Leo Messi is not included in Forbes list of Most Valuable Athlete Brands anymore. The Argentine was 9th in 2014 at $12 million but boxer Mayweather and golfer McIlroy have beaten him. Cristiano Ronaldo, at $16 million, lost a position and he is currently 8th, and the only footballer on the list. Tiger Woods stays at the top of the list with a value of $30 million.

10 Most Valuable Athletes

1.   Tiger Woods - Worth $30m
2.   Phil Mickelson - $28m
3.   LeBron James - $27m
-     Roger Federer - $27m
5.   MS Dhoni - $21m
6.   Usain Bolt - $18m
-     Kevin Durant - $18m
8.   Cristiano Ronaldo - $16m
9.   Rory McIlroy - $12m
10. Floyd Mayweather Jr - $11.5m

Clubs

As for clubs, FC Barcelona is still in the Top 10 but lost four positions, from 3rd to 7th, according to Forbes. Madrid lost three positions, from 2nd to 5th. American baseball, hockey and soccer teams are in the first position.

Top 10 of Most Valuable Clubs

1.   New York Yankees - $661m
2.   Los Angeles Lakers - $521m
3.   Dallas Cowboys - $497m
4.   New England Patriots - $465m
5.   Real Madrid - $464m
6.   Manchester United - $446m
7.   Barcelona - $437m
8.   Bayern Munich - $375m
9.   Los Angeles Dodgers - $373m
10. New York Knicks - $361m