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Messi and Neymar, in the TOP 10 of the the ESPN World Fame 100 ranking

It's been made taking into account followers in the social nets, searches on Google, salary and sponsors

Messi and Neymar, in the TOP 10 of the the ESPN World Fame 100 ranking
Messi and Neymar, in the TOP 10 of the the ESPN World Fame 100 ranking

It's been made taking into account followers in the social nets, searches on Google, salary and sponsors

TOP 10 ESPN

ESPN has made a ranking of the 100 world's most famous athletes according to a algorithm combining followers on social networks, searches on Google, gains in wages and sponsorship. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is in first place, ahead of Lebron James and Leo Messi, who is aggrieved by not having Twitter account. Another Barça player, Neymar, occupies the 4th position, and Luis Suárez is the 22nd. We find former Barcelona players: Cesc Fábregas, in the 28th position, and Touré Yaya, in the 86th place.

ESPN World Fame 100 ranking

1. CRISTIANO RONALDO

  • Soccer | Portugal
  • Salary/winnings: $53M
  • Endorsements: $27M
  • Facebook likes: 110.8M
  • Twitter followers: 41.5M

2. LEBRON JAMES

  • Basketball | United States
  • Salary/winnings: $23M
  • Endorsements: $44M
  • Facebook likes: 22.4M
  • Twitter followers: 29.6M

3. LEO MESSI

  • Soccer | Argentina
  • Salary/winnings: $52M
  • Endorsements: $22M
  • Facebook likes: 84.3M
  • Twitter followers: -

4. NEYMAR

  • Soccer | Brazil
  • Salary/winnings: $12M
  • Endorsements: $17M
  • Facebook likes: 56.4M
  • Twitter followers: 22.1M

5. ROGER FEDERER

  • Tennis | Switzerland
  • Salary/winnings: $9M
  • Endorsements: $58M
  • Facebook likes: 14.5M
  • Twitter followers: 4.7M

6. KEVIN DURANT

  • Basketball | United States
  • Salary/winnings: $20M
  • Endorsements: $35M
  • Facebook likes: 10.1M
  • Twitter followers: 13.5M

7. TIGER WOODS

  • Golf | United States
  • Salary/winnings: $1M
  • Endorsements: $50M
  • Facebook likes: 3.1M
  • Twitter followers: 5.7M

8. VIRAT KOHLI

  • Cricket | India
  • Salary/winnings: $7M
  • Endorsements: $18M
  • Facebook likes: 28.3M
  • Twitter followers: 10.7M

9. JAMES RODRÍGUEZ

  • Soccer | Colombia
  • Salary/winnings: $10M
  • Endorsements: $5M
  • Facebook likes: 29.7M
  • Twitter followers: 9.6M

10. RAFA NADAL

  • Tennis | Spain
  • Salary/winnings: $5M
  • Endorsements: $28M
  • Facebook likes: 14.6M
  • Twitter followers: 9.3M

(Data published by ESPN)