It’s hard to talk about footballers without mentioning Paris Saint Germainit’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United. Both have won everything: championships, honors and records. They were also two of the highest paid celebrities, with huge net worths, earnings and record deals.
37-year-old central striker Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-renowned football player and a symbol for many USA fans who revere him. In his native country, Portugal, he has an airport named after him, as well as a museum.
Meanwhile, 34-year-old winger Messi is also one of America’s most popular athletes. Thus, the fact that the daughter of former US President Barack Obama asked for an autograph and a photo of him says a lot about his popularity in the United States.
Where in the United States is Messi the most popular soccer player?
Lionel Messi is the football player with the most fans in the United States, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. According to the Football Statistics website FBref.com, the Argentine ace is the favorite player in a total of 30 US states.
Data indicates that the Paris Saint-Germain star was voted most popular in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri.
He can also boast of having obtained the primate in the largest American state, California. On the west coast, the “Messi mania” occupies nine out of 12 states, excluding Alaska. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner dominates in the middle of the United States with 22 states voting him their favorite player, while nine west coast states consider him better than Ronaldo.
Where in the United States is Ronaldo the most popular soccer player?
Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the second most popular soccer player in the United States, with a total number of 19 states. According to statistics from FBref.comcitizens of Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, Pennsylvania – all agree that the Portuguese veteran is the best player in the sport.
An interesting fact is that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is leading in the smallest state in the United States by population, Wyoming, as well as the smallest state, Rhode Island. The data suggests that the western side of the country aren’t much fond of the Manchester United ace as only three countries have ranked him first. Moreover, only seven states located in Central America voted for him.
The East Coast meanwhile seems to be where the real battle between these two stars is taking place, as Ronaldo has eight states in his favor, just one shy of his nemesis. However, he can boast of having reigned over the Northeast region, conquered as many like eight states.
Who is Alaska’s most popular soccer player?
Interestingly enough, football fans in Alaska don’t like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo very much. Alaska’s most famous and beloved football player is none other than USWNT main star, Megan Rapinoe.
She won the 2019 Women’s Ballon d’Or and Best FIFA Women’s Player, and also won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball at the 2019 World Cup for scoring the most goals and being the best player in the competition. Additionally, the 36-year-old veteran winger is an Olympic gold medalist.
The significance and significance of women’s sports has undoubtedly changed following the appearance of notable female players such as Rapinoe. Her social, political and cultural interests, in addition to her skills and talent for football, set her apart from other players, men and women. She has always used her power and fame to promote her ideas and beliefs.