Top 10 Most Famous Athletes in the World 2017

ESPN has recently released the list of 100 most famous athletes in the world currently. As no surprise, Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of 100 most famous athletes followed by LeBron James who is a popular Basketball player. Famous cricketer, Virat Kohli is placed on the 8th spot in the list. Check out the list of the 10 most famous athletes in the world.

According to ESPN, Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous sportsperson on the planet. He is also considered as the best player in the world. He is the only player in the history of football to score 50 or more goals in a season on six consecutive occasions.

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On the second spot is NBA star LeBron James while Ronaldo footballing rival Lionel Messi is in the third. Popular Brazilian professional footballer, Neymar is placed in the 4th spot.

Popular Indian cricketer, Virat Kohli is in the 8th spot in the list of the 10 most popular athletes in the world. He is the only Indian in top 10 lists of most famous athletes.

The list of most famous athletes in the world is created using a formula which combined salary and endorsements deals plus social media followers and Google search engine popularity. Let’s see who those top 10 most famous athletes in the world 2016.

Top 10 Most Famous Athletes in the World

Position Name Sport
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Football
2 LeBron James Basketball
3 Lionel Messi Football
4 Neymar Football
5 Roger Federer Tennis
6 Kevin Durant Basketball
7 Tiger Woods Golf
8 Virat Kohli Cricket
9 James Rodriguez Football
10 Rafael Nadal Tennis

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