Lionel Messi is the most popular athlete in the United States

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The arrival of the Argentine national team captain in Major League Soccer has propelled local soccer to take its place among the country's traditional sports such as NFL American football, NBA basketball and MLB baseball.

According to the data referred to in the investigation, the former FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Peak ousted former New England Revolution pitcher Tom Bradywho won the Super Bowl six times, before retiring as a professional with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2022 with his seventh NFL title.

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Furthermore, in just half a season in Fort Lauderdale's pink and black uniform, No. 10 has managed to rank above the NBA's dynasty that reigns among Stephen Curry Four-time NBA champion, and a powerhouse LeBron James, Title winner Larry O'Brien In the three franchises he has been involved with during his career so far – one with the Cleveland Cavaliers, two with the Miami Heat and one with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Although the highest peaks of popularity that the historic Michael Jordan reached during the 1990s in the American professional basketball league today are far from being surpassed at the present time, the world football genius has shattered all expectations, starting with the title with the Argentine national team in the Copa America. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the subsequent announcement of his departure to Paris Saint-Germain in France in June of last year to land in soccer in the United States.


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