With thousands of athletes throughout the word, you may be left wondering who is the most famous among them. Well, the list of the most famous athletes is dominated by footballers but also contains a basketball player, golfer, and track stars. The formula used to determine the most famous athlete is based on the question, if you randomly asked a million people worldwide if they knew athlete X, would you get the most Yes’ votes. Below are the top 10 famous athletes who would get the most Yes’ votes.
1. Christian Ronaldo
Christian Ronaldo remains one of the most famous athlete of all time. He is a Portuguese football player playing in the forward position in Spanish La Riga club, Real Madrid and he is the captain of the Portuguese national team.
Christian Ronaldo is described as a strong, fast, skillful and tricky striker who can take on any defender with pace and dribbling.
2. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is yet another famous football player. He plays in the forward position for Spanish La liga club, Barcelona and is captain to the Argentina national team. He is only 5’7” in height yet he yields some huge things in football.
Messi has been named as the world’s football player of the year and won Ballon d’Or for four consecutive years. He is also in the frontline in helping his club win the Spanish Super Cup, Champions’ League, La Liga, Club World Cup, European Super Cup and Copa del Rey.
3. Usain Bolt
Usain bolt makes it to the list of the top athletes in the world. He is a sprinter from Jamaica and is regarded as the fastest person in the world.
He is the first man to both the 100 and 200 metres world record since time measurement became mandatory I 1977. With his teammates, Bolt set the record in 4×100 metres relay.
4. David Beckham
Born on 2nd May, 1975, David Robert Joseph Beckham is regarded as one of the most famous footballer in the world as well as one of the richest. He has played for Manchester United club, real Madrid, Preston north End, Milan, England national Team where he holds an appearance record for an outfield player.
5. Kobe Bryant
Nicknamed as Black mamba, Kobe Bryant is a professional basketball player based in Alerica. He is a phenomenal defender and a prolific jump shooter in the national basketball association (NBA).
Bryant has earned one MVP Award and won five championship and is regarded as the most popular basketball player not only in America but also in other parts of the world.
6. Tiger Woods
Born on 30th December 1975, Tiger woods is one of the most successful golfers and also one of the highest paid athletes in the world. He turned professional and 20 years and the following year, he won the first major in record breaking performance.