2017 Edition: ESPN List of 100 Most Famous Athletes in the World

ESPN have released their second annual ‘World Fame 100’ list of sports stars.

The broadcaster used a specially-created algorithm to create the rankings. It is based around earnings, social media presence and Google search popularity.

1 Cristiano Ronaldo (football)
2 LeBron James (basketball)
3 Lionel Messi (football)
4 Roger Federer (tennis)
5 Phil Mickelson (golf)
6 Neymar (football)
7 Usain Bolt (athletics)
8 Kevin Durant (basketball)
9 Rafael Nadal (tennis)
10 Tiger Woods (golf)

11 Stephen Curry (basketball)
12 Novak Djokovic (tennis)
13 Virat Kohli (cricket)
14 Rory McIlroy (golf)
15 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (cricket)
16 Ronda Rousey (UFC)
17 Jordan Spieth (golf)
18 Kaka (football)
19 Serena Williams (tennis)
20 Kei Nishikori (tennis)

21 Tom Brady (NFL)
22 Gareth Bale (football)
23 Maria Sharapova (tennis)
24 Dwyane Wade (basketball)
25 Conor McGregor (UFC)
26 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (football)
27 James Rodriguez (football)
28 James Harden (basketball)
29 Alexis Sanchez (football)
30 Mesut Ozil (football)

31 Wayne Rooney (football)
32 Andy Murray (tennis)
33 Derrick Rose (basketball)
34 Kyrie Irving (basketball)
35 Russell Westbrook (basketball)
36 Antoine Griezmann (football)
37 Andres Iniesta (football)
38 Luis Suarez (football)
39 Anderson Silva (UFC)
40 Paul Pogba (football)

41 Carmelo Anthony (basketball)
42 Stan Wawrinka (tennis)
43 Dustin Johnson (golf)
44 Karim Benzema (football)
45 Marcelo (football)
46 Radamel Falcao (football)
47 Cam Newton (NFL)
48 Simone Biles (gymnastics)
49 Sergio Aguero (football)
50 Ivan Rakitic (football)

51 Chris Paul (basketball)
52 Drew Brees (NFL)
53 David Luiz (football)
54 Cesc Fabregas (football)
55 Russell Wilson (NFL)
56 Aaron Rodgers (NFL)
57 Dani Alves (football)
58 Sergio Garcia (golf)
59 Manny Pacquiao (boxing)
60 Eli Manning (NFL)

61 Damian Lillard (basketball)
62 Rickie Fowler (golf)
63 Blake Griffin (basketball)
64 Odell Beckham Jr (NFL)
65 Dwight Howard (basketball)
66 Ning Zetao (swimming)
67 Ryan Lochte (swimming)
68 Bastian Schweinsteiger (football)
69 Dale Earnhardt Jr (motorsport)
70 Javier Hernandez (football)

71 Ma Long (table tennis)
72 Toni Kroos (football)
73 Justin Rose (golf)
74 J.J. Watt (NFL)
75 Hope Solo (football)
76 Thiago Silva (football)
77 Raheem Sterling (football)
78 Eden Hazard (football)
79 Theo Walcott (football)
80 Didier Drogba (football)

81 Mario Gotze (football)
82 Robert Lewandowski (football)
83 Marco Reus (football)
84 Lewis Hamilton (motorsport)
85 Jason Day (golf)
86 Jimmie Johnson (motorsport)
87 Caroline Wozniacki (tennis)
88 Lin Dan (badminton)
89 Saul Alvarez (football)
90 Yuvraj Singh (cricket)

91 Thomas Muller (football)
92 Felipe Massa (motorsport)
93 Eugenie Bouchard (tennis)
94 Bubba Watson (golf)
95 Suresh Raina (cricket)
96 Gabriel Jesus (football)
97 Manuel Neuer (football)
98 Adam Scott (golf)
99 Aly Raisman (gymnastics)
100 Mohamed Salah (football)

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