The reputable publication named the most popular athlete in 2018

American channel ESPN has published an annual ranking of the most popular athletes in the world.

The rating was formed based on the popularity of athletes in social networks and Google search engine. Also consider their fees and advertising revenues.

For the fourth time in a row topped the rating of the football team of Portugal and Turin’s Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo. Second place went to basketball player “Los Angeles Lakers” LeBron James. The third place of the forward of “Barcelona” and the Argentina national team Lionel Messi.

Top 10 athletes of the year according to ESPN looks like this:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (football);
2. LeBron James (basketball);
3. Lionel Messi (football);
4. Neymar (football);
5. Conor McGregor (MMA);
6. Roger Federer (tennis);
7. Virata Kohli (cricket);
8. Rafael Nadal (tennis);
9. Stephen Curry (basketball);
10. Tiger woods (Golf).

Note that Ukrainian athletes not in the top 100 of ESPN.

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