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 –
10. Virat Kohli
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has a huge fan following in India and all the cricket playing nations. He is widely regarded as the best cricketer in the world at this point of time. His marriage with Bollywood diva Anuskha Sharma also kept him in the news a lot this year.
9. Steph Curry
NBA superstar Steph Curry plays as a point guard for Golden State Warriors. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. Curry helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals in 2017 and 2018, where they won back-to-back titles.
8. Rafael Nadal
Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has a huge fan following all over the world. Nadal has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the second most in history for a male player, as well as a record 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. Current world no.2 Nadal finished 2017 as the ATP world ranked number one, and continues to compete with arch rival Roger Federer.
7. Kevin Durant
Steph Curry’s teammate at Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant is one of the highest paid basketball players in the world. As a professional, he has won two NBA championships, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, two Finals MVP Awards, the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and two Olympic gold medals. Durant has also been selected to eight All-NBA teams and nine NBA All-Star teams. He played nine seasons in Oklahoma City before signing with Golden State in 2016, winning back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018.