The forward of Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo has been recognized as the most popular sportsman in the world.
The ESPN TV channel on the basis of the made investigation has come to such a conclusion. The Portuguese has headed the list and the forward of Barcelona Lionel Messi has taken the third position. Between two football players performing in La Liga the American basketball player LeBron James has settled down. We should say that in the first top-10 there was also a place for Messi's partner from Barcelona – Neymar - who has taken the sixth position.
The ESPN TV channel made an investigation with the help of special formula. Popularity of each sportsman was defined according to the results of his earnings, inquiries in search engines and influence on social networks.