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Ronaldo, LeBron, Bolt & the 100 most famous athletes in the world

3:50 AM IST 31/05/17
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Where's your hero on the list?

ESPN have released their 'World Fame 100', ranking in order the most famous athletes on the planet and, unsurprisingly, there are several footballers high up the list.

Using a formula that combines endorsements with social media followings (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and internet search popularity, the index comprises only of active athletes.

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So, who is the most famous athlete in the world? Here are the top 10, with the full list available below:


10. TIGER WOODS | GOLF



9. RAFAEL NADAL | TENNIS



8. KEVIN DURANT | BASKETBALL



7. USAIN BOLT | SPRINTER



6. NEYMAR



5. PHIL MICKELSON | GOLF



4. ROGER FEDERER | TENNIS



3. LIONEL MESSI



2. LEBRON JAMES | BASKETBALL



1. CRISTIANO RONALDO



FULL LIST | 11-100