Ukrainian boxing champion Volodymyr Klitschko is among top 100 world’s most famous athletes. He ranks 80.
The rating was drawn up by ESPN, which took into account the following criteria: income, victories, mentions in the mass media and social networks, as well as popularity in Google search.
20% of the rating are basketball players of American NBA league.
Top 10 world's most famous athletes:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - football
2. LeBron James (USA) - basketball
3. Lionel Messi (Argentina) - football
4. Neymar (Brazil) - football
5. Roger Federer (Switzerland) - tennis
6. Kevin Durant (USA) - basketball
7. Tiger Woods (USA) - golf
8. Virat Kohli (India) - cricket
9. James Rodriguez (Columbia) - football
10. Rafael Nadal (Spain) - tennis