Argentinian star Lionel Messi recently had a spectacular double victory over Ronaldo, making many people surprised by the anytime, anywhere rivalry between these two stars.
It is undeniable that Lionel Messi has created a transformative impact on Inter Miami in particular and the American Professional Soccer League (MLS) in general, after moving to Inter Miami in July this year. The amazing effect brought about by the star who won the Golden Ball 8 times has made Inter Miami completely transformed, not just limited to the dressing room.
It’s not out of place to recall that Apple added about 110,000 new subscribers in the US to the MLS Season Pass service on the day Messi debuted at Inter Miami. This is a digital television service that broadcasts all MLS matches.
This represents an increase of 1,700% and is the largest increase ever seen in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Europe. Inter Miami has also seen revenue rise to a record $120 million in 2023, more than double what it reported 12 months ago, and is now planning to surpass $200 million. .The “hotness” of Inter Miami thanks to the Argentine star is even more clearly shown through the most recent statistical results showing that Inter Miami is the most searched sports team in the world in 2023. via Google search tool.
Ranked 2nd in the Top 10 most searched sports teams in the world in 2023 via Google is the Los Angeles Lakers, a basketball club in the American professional basketball league (NBA). Meanwhile, third place belongs to Al Nassr, the team where Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is playing. It is important to know that Ronaldo moved to Al Nassr to play earlier this year.
It is true that Al Nassr has owned Ronaldo for a longer period of time than when Inter Miami owned the 2022 World Cup champion, but in the end, Al Nassr still “inhaled” Inter Miami in terms of searches on Google.
Meanwhile, sharing 4th and 5th place are Man City, Pep Guardiola’s team that just won the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup championship title, and the Miami Heat basketball team.
Along with Inter Miami, Al Nassr and Man City, there are two other football clubs appearing in the Top 10 most searched sports teams in the world in 2023 via Google: Al Hilal (ranked 7th) and Dortmund (ranked 8th). The bottom position belongs to the Boston Bruins hockey team.Even more remarkable is that Messi personally surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in the number of searches on Google. Specifically, Argentine star Messi leads the ranking of the most searched players on this platform in 2023. And CR7 appears in second place.
Google has released statistics of the Top 5 most searched players since 1999. Cristiano Ronaldo is the most prominent. Ronaldo appeared in the Top 5 for the first time in 2004, in second place – only behind former British football player David Beckham, who led the rankings for 6 consecutive years.
CR7 finished second again in 2005 and 2006, behind Ronaldinho in both years. The Portuguese star reached the top in 2007 and remained there for 16 consecutive years, until 2022.
Thus, the first and only time that Messi surpasses Ronaldo on Google is in 2023. The number 10 of the Argentina and Inter Miami teams entered the Top 5 in 2007, at number 4. Messi repeated this position in 2007. 2008. From 2009 until 2022, Messi ranked second and always behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
The most searched players on Google from 1999 to present1999 – David Beckham2000 – David Beckham2001 – David Beckham2002 – David Beckham2003 – David Beckham2004 – David Beckham2005 – Ronaldinho2006 – Ronaldinho2007 – Cristiano Ronaldo2008 – Cristiano Ronaldo2009 – Cristiano Ronaldo2010 – Cristiano Ronaldo2011 – Cristiano Ronaldo2012 – Cristiano Ronaldo2013 – Cristiano Ronaldo2014 – Cristiano Ronaldo2015 – Cristiano Ronaldo2016 – Cristiano Ronaldo2017 – Cristiano Ronaldo2018 – Cristiano Ronaldo2019 – Cristiano Ronaldo2020 – Cristiano Ronaldo2021 – Cristiano Ronaldo2022 – Cristiano Ronaldo2023 – Lionel Messi