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Top 10 Most Famous Athletes In The World: The Most Famous Athletes Of All Time!

The top 10 most famous athletes in the world are individuals who have etched their names in history and the world of sports is admired and followed by millions across the globe. So the top 10 most famous athletes in the world are people who are considered idols and serve as a source of inspiration to the world and they are individuals who have reached the top through hard work and sheer determination. Read this article to know about the top 10 most famous athletes in the world, and some of the most famous athletes of all time.

by Vishwesh Rajan P | Updated Feb 16, 2021 06:26 AM

Top 10 Most Famous Athletes In The World: The Most Famous Athletes Of All Time!

Top 10 Most Famous Athletes In The World

Name Social Media Followers
Christiano Ronaldo 148 Million
Lionel Messi 103.1 Million
Neymar 107.2 Million
LeBron James 45.3 Million
Virat Kohli 37.1 Million
Conor Mcgregor 29.7 Million
Roger Federer 14.5 Million
Rafael Nadal 15. 6 Million
Stephen Curry 23 Million
MS Dhoni 20.5 Million

Most Famous Athletes Of All Time In The World

Name Sport
Jesse Owens Athletics
Donald Bradman Cricket
Pele Football
Muhammad Ali Boxing
Bjorn Borg Tennis
Deigo Maradona Football
Michael Jordan Basketball
Ronaldo Football
Roger Federer Tennis
Sachin Tendulkar Cricket
Tiger Woods Golf
Michael Phelps Swimming
Usain Bolt Athletics
Rafael Nadal Tennis
Lionel Messi Football
Christiano Ronaldo Football

Who is the Most Famous Athlete in the World 2021?

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At present, Christiano Ronaldo is arguably the most famous athlete in the world. With a social media following of 148 million, he has a massive following around the globe. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player is currently playing for Juventus in Italy. He is considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time for both club and country. He began his career as a youth player in Andorinha and things took a turn when he was signed by Manchester United in 2003. The following year, in 2004, he won his first trophy, the English FA Cup. Since then he has several titles and individual accolades. Listed below are all his achievements so far in his career,

  • 5X Winner BALLOND’OR - 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017.

  • 2X The Best FIFA MEN’S PLAYER - 2016, 2017.

  • 3X UEFA BEST PLAYER IN EUROPE - 2014, 2016, 2017.

  • 1X European Champion - 2016

  • 5X Champions League Winner - 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.

  • 3X English Champion - 2007, 2008, 2009.

  • 1X English FA Cup Winner - 2004.

  • 2X English League Cup Winner - 2006, 2009.

  • 2X Spanish Champion - 2012, 2017.

  • 2X Spanish Cup Winner - 2011, 2020.

  • 2X Italian Super Cup Winner -  2019, 2021.

  • 4X Club World Cup - 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017.

  • 1X Winner UEFA Nations League - 2019.

  • 3X UEFA Super Cup Winner - 2015, 2017, 2018.

  • 2X English Super Cup Winner - 2007, 2008.

  • 1X Portuguese Super Cup Winner - 2002.

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Top 10 Most Famous Athletes In The World: FAQs

1. Who is the most famous athlete in the world?

Currently, Christiano Ronaldo is the most famous athlete in the world.

2. What trophies have Christiano Ronaldo won in his career?

Listed below are all his achievements so far in his career,

  • 5X Winner BALLOND’OR - 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017.
  • 2X The Best FIFA MEN’S PLAYER - 2016, 2017.
  • 3X UEFA BEST PLAYER IN EUROPE - 2014, 2016, 2017.
  • 1X European Champion - 2016
  • 5X Champions League Winner - 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • 3X English Champion - 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • 1X English FA Cup Winner - 2004.
  • 2X English League Cup Winner - 2006, 2009.
  • 2X Spanish Champion - 2012, 2017.
  • 2X Spanish Cup Winner - 2011, 2020.
  • 2X Italian Super Cup Winner -  2019, 2021.
  • 4X Club World Cup - 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017.
  • 1X Winner UEFA Nations League - 2019.
  • 3X UEFA Super Cup Winner - 2015, 2017, 2018.
  • 2X English Super Cup Winner - 2007, 2008.
  • 1X Portuguese Super Cup Winner - 2002.
3. How many Champions League titles has Christiano Ronaldo won?

Ronaldo has won five Champions League titles.

4. What club is Christiano Ronaldo currently playing for?

Ronaldo is currently playing for Juventus.

5. How many Champions League titles has Mesi won?

Messi has won 4 Champions League titles so far.