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Top 10 famous sportsmen in the world


Some of the most well-known people in the world are sportsmen. They are also huge celebrities in their spare time.

Here, we take a look at the top-searched sportsmen throughout the globe on Google. This list includes sportsmen from famous sports like football, cricket, boxing and more.

10. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

The American golfer Tiger Woods is universally hailed as a legend of the golf. He has 15 major championships to his name plus a slew of other prizes and honors.

  • Sport: Golf
  • Country: United States
  • Salary: $1.0 million
  • Endorsements: $50.0 million
  • Facebook likes: 3.1 million
  • Twitter followers: 5.8 million
  • Instagram followers: 3.2 million

9. John Cena

John Cena

American actor and wrestler John Cena is well-known all over the world. Multiple Hollywood film roles and various wrestling championships highlight his impressive resume. Cena is actively seeking a career in the acting industry.

  • Sport: Wrestler
  • Country: United States
  • Salary: $10 million
  • Facebook likes: 46 million
  • Twitter followers: 14.1 million
  • Instagram followers: 18.6 million

8. Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

A tennis legend who has won 20 Grand Slams is Rafael Nadal of Spain. Athletically gifted and fiercely competitive, he has earned a reputation for excellence. At the moment, Nadal is rated second best sportsman in the world.

  • Sport: Tennis
  • Country: Spain
  • Salary: $26.5 million
  • Endorsements: $28.0 million
  • Facebook likes: 14.7 million
  • Twitter followers: 9.4 million

7. Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer, a tennis champion from Switzerland, is largely considered to be among the sport’s all-time greats. Twenty Grand Slam tournaments are among his many victories.

  • Sport: Tennis
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Salary: $9.0 million
  • Endorsements: $58.0 million
  • Facebook likes: 14.5 million
  • Twitter followers: 4.8 million
  • Instagram followers: 11.4 million

6. Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor has become a global celebrity. He has won multiple titles and is well-known for his outlandish antics in the ring. McGregor is reportedly planning a comeback soon after retiring from MMA.

  • Sport: MMA
  • Country: Ireland
  • Salary: $37 million
  • Endorsements: $16 million
  • Facebook likes: 15 million
  • Twitter followers: 9.9 million
  • Instagram followers: 46.2 million

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5. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, formerly of India’s cricket team, is a major global figure and a household name. He has guided the Indian cricket team to many triumphs and set several records. Kohli is often regarded as a top batsman in the game.

  • Sport: Cricket
  • Country: India
  • Salary: $6.1 million
  • Endorsements: $2.8 million
  • Facebook likes: 50 million
  • Twitter followers: 54.9 million
  • Instagram followers: 245 million

4. LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James, a basketball player for the American team, is a global phenomenon. He is widely considered to be one of the best basketball players of all time, and he has won four NBA titles. James is an NBA player who is presently a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Sport: Basketball
  • Country: United States
  • Salary: $23.0 million
  • Endorsements: $44.0 million
  • Facebook likes: 22.5 million
  • Twitter followers: 31.2 million
  • Instagram followers: 150 million

3. Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr., a footballer for the Brazilian national team, is famous for his lightning quickness and extraordinary talent. He has won a slew of trophies, including the Copa America and the UEFA Champions League. Neymar is a member of Paris Saint-Germain of France’s top division, Ligue 1.

  • Sport: Football
  • Country: Brazil
  • Salary: $14.7 million
  • Endorsements: $17.0 million
  • Facebook likes: 56.6 million
  • Twitter followers: 21.9 million
  • Instagram followers: 207 million

2. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, an Argentine footballer, is considered by many to be the best of all time. He has been honored with a slew of accolades, including seven Ballon d’Or prizes. Messi is a member of the French Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Sport: Football
  • Country: Argentina
  • Salary: $48.5 million
  • Endorsements: $22.0 million
  • Facebook likes: 114 million
  • Instagram followers: 456 million

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

On top of the most recognizable sportsmen in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese football superstar. Ronaldo has been honored with several honours and medals throughout his career, including a record-tying five Ballon d’Or trophies. He is a member of Al-Nassr FC right now.

  • Sport: Football
  • Country: Portugal
  • Salary: $52.2 million
  • Endorsements: $27.0 million
  • Facebook likes: 111.4 million
  • Twitter followers: 42.1 million
  • Instagram followers: 576 million
Samad Farooqi
Samad Farooqihttp://sportsmen.pk
Samad Farooqi is a professional SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He has been producing interesting content for almost 4 years now.


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