Messi beats LeBron: almost half a million online articles on the flea in one year has drawn up the ranking of the 20 sportsmen most written about between July 2020 and June 2021. Leo with 490,632 almost double the NBA superstar (216,268). Neymar was also on the podium, ahead of Ronaldo. Osaka first woman, seventh with 93,637

Always him, always Leo. The tears, the farewell to Barça, the landing at PSG. We talk about the flea, today as yesterday, more than yesterday. As always, in short. To the point that the Argentine between July 2020 and June 2021 was the sportsman on whom more articles were written online in the world. This was revealed by a research by, which published the ranking of the top 20 athletes who made the most of them in the aforementioned twelve months.


About Messi 490,632 articles were written in a year (and think if the bill included the last few days, it would surely rise to a much higher figure …), the equivalent of 40,886 pieces per month. In second place we find LeBron James, NBA star of the Los Angeles Lakers, with 216,268 articles, more than voiced by Leo. And there is if we think of the worldwide popularity of football compared to the now globalized basketball pro ‘USA. On the podium another player, Lionel’s new teammate at PSG, the Brazilian Neymar with 171,406. Just behind we find Cristiano Ronaldo with 145.042.


Far more surprising was Tom Brady’s fifth place. True, the seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback is by far the greatest football player in history, but the American oval ball that dominates the US as much as the football in our part of the world does not even come close to the popularity of the kick. . But Brady transcends the boundaries of the discipline of which he is king, and the 140,153 articles written about him allow him to come into contact with CR7. Behind Goat (Greatest Of All Time, the greatest of all time), we cross into the world of cricket, unknown territory for the vast majority of Italians, but the number one sport in many countries, primarily India. And in fact in sixth place is the star Virat Kholi with 127,797 pieces that speak of him. The 32-year-old from New Delhi, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, is considered the strongest cricketer in the world and in 2020 he pocketed a whopping 24 million euros between signings and sponsorships.

McGregor and Osaka

In the top 10 we also find Conor McGregor, global superstar of MMA, the last to exceed one hundred thousand mark with 105,880 articles that have talked about him on sites around the world. In seventh place the first woman, the tennis player Naomi Osaka, at the center of the news in recent months for mental health problems first and for having had the honor of lighting the Olympic flame at the Tokyo Games then, with 93,637 articles. The top 10 are closed by Kevin Durant, another NBA superstar and fresh gold medal at the Olympics with Team USA at 88,086, Roger Federer with 75,823 and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Russian Mma fighter with 55,433.

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Messi beats LeBron: almost half a million online articles on the flea in one year

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