4 Indians Got Place in ESPN World Fame 100 List (Download PDF)

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Only four Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina got place in ESPNs most 100 famous active athletes in the world. Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo has stolenthe first place of the list.

Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo

Portuguese Footballer Christiano Ronaldo

Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo

Rank of Indians:

  1. Virat kohli 13th spot
  2. M S Dhoni 15th spot
  3. Yuvrai Singh 90th spot
  4. Suresh Raina 95th spot
  • Top ten of the list are:
  1. Christiano Ronaldo
  2. Lebron James
  3. soccer star Lionel Messi
  4. tennis star Roger Federer
  5. Phil Mickelson
  6. Neymar
  7. Usain Bolt
  8. Kevin Durant
  9. Rafael Nadal
  10. Tiger Woods
  • Other well-known personalities included in list are:

    • Ryan Lochte
    • Lewis Hamilton
    • Serena Williams
    • Novak Djokovic
    • Andy Murray and many more

Key facts

  • Ranking is decided on ESPN director of sports analytics Ben Alamar’s formula which includes parameters such as endorsements, social media reach and other data.
  • The first edition of the ESPN’s list was published in 2016 and this is the second edition.

About ESPN

  • Entertainment and Sports Programming Networks (ESPN) is a global cable and satellite sports television channel.
  • It is based in United States and owned by ESPN Inc. (which is jointly run by The Walt Disney Company 80% (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation 20%.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 1, 2017

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