Egypt’s Al-Ahly and Nigeria’s Kano Pillars football clubs are ahead of Lionel Messi’s new club, Inter Miami in the new Football database ranking.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle and Manchester United sat at sixth, seventh, 16th and 17th with 1900, 1871, 1819 and 1811 respectively.
Egypt’s Al-Ahly is the leading African club in the ranking with 1,703 points in the 50th position. Nigeria’s Kano Pillars is number 728 with 1390 points.
Meanwhile, Messi’s Inter Miami was on number 1,538 with 1,294 points.
The seventh-time Balon D’or winner moved to Miami after leaving French champions Paris Saint-Germain following two seasons at the club and has signed a contract through the end of the 2025 MLS season.
Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas, who said it took three years of negotiations to bring the 36-year-old to the club, has stated that Messi will earn “between £50 million and $60m per year.”
“I’m very excited to start this next step in my career with Inter Miami and in the United States,” Messi said. “This is a fantastic opportunity and together we will continue to build this beautiful project.
The 36-year-old has since scored 10 goals, three assists in eight appearances.