Sportsperson are loved and adored all over the world. A sportsperson’s popularity depends on various factors. On making our list of most famous sportsperson in the world , we have considered the important points such as their social media following, earning on and off the field, brand value and search engine search volume.
On considering all the above points, here are the 10 most famous sportsperson in the world right now –
3. Lionel Messi
Arguably the greatest footballer ever, Messi has been one of the most famous sports personalities for over a decade now. The Barcelona man has broken many kinds of records on his way of becoming one of the greatest ever. Messi holds the record for most goals and assists in La liga. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won 33 trophies, including nine La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and six Copas del Rey. Messi has won a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record five European Golden Shoes.
2. Lebron James
Often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time, James’ accomplishments are extensive and include four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, three All-Star Game MVP awards, and an NBA scoring title. He is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader and has amassed fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, twelve All-NBA First Team designations, and five All-Defensive First Team honors.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo has the biggest social media following among all athletes. He is also the most followed person on Instagram. He and Messi has been the biggest name of football over the past 10 years or more. Ronaldo, too, has won the Ballon d’Or five times. He has won 26 trophies in his career, including five league titles, five UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship. He has scored over 680 senior career goals for club and country.