Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar named as football’s biggest earners

first_imgLionel Messi Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar named in Forbes top-earning athletes list Robin Bairner 18:32 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Lionel Messi Argentina 2018 Getty Images Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar PSG Real Madrid Barcelona There are nine footballers in the top 100 earners, yet there is one standout figure in the ranking who earns more than twice as much as anyone else Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are three of the footballing stars to have made it into the top 10 of Forbes ranking of the world’s highest-earning athletes. Barcelona attacker Messi is placed second in the list, one place ahead of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, while Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain has also made the cut.The superstar trio, however, all trail boxer Floyd Mayweather, who has lived up to his ‘Money’ nickname by earning $285 million (£212m) over the course of the last year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now That figure is more than twice as much as Messi, who is on $111m (£82.6m), including endorsements, while Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo comes in at $108m (£80.4m).Neymar, meanwhile, is ranked fifth in the world with an income of $90m (£67m).There are nine footballers on the list, with Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale next to come in at No.35.Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has just failed to make the top 50, at No.52, while Oscar of Shanghai SIPG is four places below him.Everton’s Wayne Rooney ranks at No.58, two spots above Barcelona forward Luis Suarez. The final footballer in the list is Sergio Aguero, who is at No.86.The list, which details the top 100 earners in sport, has been dominated by three men over the course of the last 18 years, with Mayweather, Ronaldo and golfer Tiger Woods the only figures to have topped the standings over that period.American sports dominate the list, with soaring NBA salaries meaning that basketball accounts for 40 of the 100 personalities on the list. Next comes American football with 18, with baseball next up with 18.last_img read more

Godin: Suarez was treated like a dog

first_imgUruguay ‘Suarez was treated like a dog’ – Godin still frustrated by ‘unjust’ biting ban for Barcelona star Chris Burton 17:29 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Luis Suarez Giorgio Chiellini 2014 World Cup Getty Uruguay Luis Suárez Egypt v Uruguay Egypt World Cup Uruguay’s experienced defender feels his international team-mate was unfairly punished following an infamous tussle with Giorgio Chiellini in 2014 Luis Suarez’s ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup still rankles with his Uruguay team-mates, as Diego Godin says the “unjust” punishment saw the Barcelona striker “kicked out like a dog”.FIFA suspended the fiery frontman for nine international games and from all football activity for four months following his infamous coming together with an Italian defender during a group stage game.Suarez was able to secure a big-money transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona while stuck on the sidelines, but his World Cup was prematurely brought to a close and he missed out on the 2015 Copa America. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Godin believes authorities came down too hard on the 31-year-old, despite his previous misdemeanours, with Uruguay’s collective dreams dashed as they went on to lose 2-0 to South American rivals Colombia in the last 16.The Atletico Madrid defender told The Guardian: “I’m convinced that if what happened against Italy hadn’t happened it would have been a different story.”First, we lost our best player. Second, everything that happened affected us: it affected Luis and the rest of us. It was very hard to live through that, to see him dead, crying, fallen, kicked out of the World Cup.”The whole country was sunk, indignant – and that was all we talked about until the Colombia game.”Godin added on the Suarez incident which led to him being removed from the Uruguay camp: “I’m not going to say he didn’t make a mistake – he’s admitted that himself – but I still feel the same as most Uruguayans, most people in football who look at it objectively. It was very, very, very unjust.”For an ‘assault’ you get maybe four games. They took him out the World Cup, kicked him out like a dog. He wasn’t allowed at the Copa América. It was disproportionate, unjust, and no one will take that indignation from us.”While Suarez has made unfortunate headlines on a regular basis throughout his career, Godin believes that it is his enigmatic personality on the field which has carried the prolific goalscorer to the very top of the game.He added: “Luis has got where he is because of the way he is: you see he gets angry, wound up, he fights, protests, competes.“If he wasn’t like that, he wouldn’t be the player he is.” Suarez will be back on a World Cup stage on Friday when Uruguay open their Russia 2018 campaign against an Egypt side still hoping to have Mohamed Salah within their starting XI.last_img read more


first_imgA new initiative was tested out this grand final day at the 2005 National 18’s Champs, as Tony Eltakchi donned a microphone headset, pulled up his referee socks and our celebrities faced the `Fishbowl Favourites’ in the 2005 Celebrity Challenge. The result???…hilarity all around. The grandstand was packed and in for a treat as a lucky 13 players were chosen from teams who had not made the top eight sides. These were players that had stood out to the men in `The Fishbowl’ (tournament control tower) ether through their skill, appearance or just general fantastic qualities. We called them the `Fishbowl Favourites’ and they were coached by Aussie Mixed Open coach Gary Madders. It was no doubt an experience for these young players, a chance to play in front of a packed grandstand and create history for TFA…perhaps even start a tradition??!! Designed to build crowd excitement and prepare everyone for the grand finals, the group had the crowd in stitches. We had celebrity referee Tony `Tash’ Eltakchi being wheeled out in a garbage bin, to sin binning Peter Topp (TFA Game Development Officer) for allegedly being offside, to Kane Weeks bolting down from the Fishbowl to push his way past the opposition to score and being gang tackled by Natasha Stergi from the ACT, Kyle from CIS and then Baartz, the youngest (and littlest) player at the tournament. The referees were cheering for their panel member Kathy, while they accepted Tash’s slightly over the top refereeing (and maybe on occasions just plain wrong) with good humour. Doctor Bruce was a hit in his Jamaican wig…who ever knew the doctor was so talented? While NRL Rabbitoh and former Touchie Joe Williams showed he still has what it takes when it comes to that step. Renee Randall and Maree Curran proved the Aussie Womens 30’s side will be a force to be reckoned with come All Nations, while Renee’s brilliant intercept and potential length of the field touchdown was halted by Tash’s whistle…and the reason you ask??? “Penalty for being too good,” were the words from the referee’s mouth. Phil Gyemore and Shelley Matcham (Aussie Open representatives) proved to the kids that Aussie selection is an honour and worth aiming for as they played against and encouraged the `Fishbowl Favourites’. Shae Moran from the Northern Eagles was an absolute hit with the crowd, he even stepped Joey Williams (claim to fame no doubt) and he dived across the line for two touchdowns. It was a great break from the competition, a light hearted break that all seemed to enjoy. Let’s hope we see it again next year!! The teams: FISHBOWL FAVOURITES Natasha Sergi (ACT) Andrew Baartz (CQ) Dylan Jones (SC) Andrew McCabe (SWQ) Kristen Noack (SUNS) Emily Hudson (TAS) Sharon Wong (WA) Candice Fuller (Rebels) Kyle Hiscox (CIS) Trystan Graham (Scorpions) Thomas Ainsle (Crusaders) Shaye Moran (Eagles) Jack Benson (NT) Jim Proust (Hornets) Australian Coach: Gary Madders All STARS TEAM Joe Williams (NRL South Sydney) Phil Gyemore (Aussie Mens Open) Shelley Matcham (Aussie Womens Open) Maree Curran (Aussie Womens 30’s) Renee Randall (Aussie Womens 30’s) Kathy Sweeney (Referees Panel) Russell (Groundsman) Dean Lannan (Selector) Peter Topp (Staff TFA) Jackson Goman (Tournament Staff) John Singh (Aussie Coach) Doctor Bruce Watts By Rachel Moylelast_img

Touchline Newsletter – 4th Edition

first_imgThe journal is an excellent resource for affiliates as it investigates the ins and outs of risk management associated with sport by relating to real situations in various sports from all over the world. In the 4th edition of Touchline, Sportscover focus on the issue of Sport and the Law and when the two mix, it provides some fantastic sports anecdotes from around the globe in the ‘Sports Shorts’ section and also provides an interesting piece regarding head injuries among the contact football codes.To view a copy of the journal, please click the link below.

How To Keep In Touch During The 2011 World Cup

first_imgThe website will be updated regularly throughout the event, so be sure to be visiting this website through the event. The TFA ‘2011 World Cup’ website is also a place to visit, with profiles (Open, Senior and Referees), World Cup diaries, photos and all of the latest news uploaded to this site as well. To view this page, please click on the ‘2011 World Cup’ section on the top menu of the TFA website. Touch Football Australia’s Facebook and Twitter pages will also be updated regularly, so make sure you are following all of the latest World Cup news by clicking on these TFA’s YouTube page will also have highlights from Australia’s campaign uploaded throughout the event. Highlights from the Australian Farewell Function have also been uploaded. To view, please click on the following Don’t forget to send in your messages of support for the Australian contingent in the lead up to the event in the following ways:Email: – Twitter – read more

2017 NTL Results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners at the 2017 National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.Men’s OpenQueensland Cowboys 6 defeated Queensland Titans 3 Women’s OpenNew South Wales Scorpions 8 defeated Queensland Broncos 5Mixed OpenSydney Rebels 10 defeated South Queensland Sharks 7 Men’s T LeagueCentral Queensland Bulls A 6 defeated South Queensland Sharks 5Women’s T LeagueSouth West Swans 6 defeated Sydney Scorpions A 1Women’s 27’s  Brisbane City Cobras 4 defeated Victoria Storm 3Men’s 30’sSouth Queensland Sharks 8 defeated Sydney Scorpions 6Women’s 35’sHunter Western Hornets 5 defeated Victoria Storm 1 Men’s 40’sACT Raiders 6 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 5Women’s 40’sHunter Western Hornets 4 defeated South Queensland Sharks 3Men’s 45’sSouth Queensland Sharks 10 defeated ACT Raiders 6Women’s 45’s Sydney Scorpions 1 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 0Men’s 50’sSydney Scorpions 5 defeated South Queensland Sharks 3Men’s 55’sSydney Scorpions 7 defeated Sydney Mets 2Senior MixedSouthern Suns 11 defeated South Queensland Sharks 7 Related LinksNTL Results To view photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook pageTo view all of the live streamed games and results from the event, please visit the NTL websitelast_img read more