Athletes not only represent a sport but also make a public image that makes them popular throughout the world. Their popularity helps them to gain endorsements and endorsements bring them money. However, money is not the only thing they get from their popularity but also they acquire fame that ultimately leads to fortune.
Have you ever wondered who the most popular male athletes are or who is the most recognizable athlete amidst general public? Well, it is an obvious query that anyone can have. If you are a sport lover and eagerly want to know who are the most athletes in 2017, then nothing can landed you up at the right place other than this article. Here, you will get a list of top 10 most popular athletes of the world who are signed up for endorsements of some popular brands. Let’s have a look at the list of most popular male athletes.
List of the world’s Top 10 most popular hottest male athletes in 2017
10. Sachin Tendulkar – Cricket – India
As we all know that cricket is a popular sport across the globe. It is played in Australia, England, South Africa, Asia, West indies, Indian subcontinents and the like. On the basis of sports statistics, cricket has the second largest fan base after football. Isn’t it something great? And, in this game of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is considered as the God of cricket. He has been considered as one of the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. At the age 40, he became one of the top cricketers of the world. He is the one who holds maximum number of records in the world of cricket history. Being one of the 10 most popular athletes, he signed many endorsements of popular brands.
9. Rory McILroy, Golf-Northern Ireland
One of the sexiest athletes Rory McILroy collapsed in 2011. He was the champion of Champions in Golf. He did not take much time to establish his fame. At a very young age, this Northern player picked himself up and bagged the US open. He also won second major tournaments of the US PGA crown. During his regime, he signed some major endorsements like Oakley, Jumeirah Estates, Nike, Satandar etc.
8. Novak Djokovic, Tennis-Serbia
Novak is a Serva tennis player and one of the sexiest athletes of 2016. He was the one who ranked No 1 Tennis player by the Tennis Professional Association. He has given all time best performance. He was signed up for some major brand endorsements such as Adidas, Mercedes Benz, and Audemars-piguet. He is popularly known for his extra-ordinary ground strokes and decent serve. For his astonishing talent and sporting zeal, he deserves no 8 position in this list.
7. Blake Griffin – Basketball- USA
Blake Griffin is an American Basketball player who plays for Los Angeles Clipper of national basketball association. It is true that he is a very fun-loving player, but no one can ever deny his sporting skill. His presence brings a life in the team of Clippers and thus he is considered as one of the most popular sport person in America.
6. Roger Federer – Tennis – Sweden
Roger is a Swiss tennis player and one of the most popular athletes of 2016. He has dominated the game like no other and thereby holds the No.1 position in the Tennis history. Many tennis fans and players are not sure about his position as the greatest of all time but when he won the title of Roland Garros in the year 2009, he cleared all assumptions and solidified his place in the history of Tennis. Moreover, he is the one male player who consecutively reached the finals of Grand Slam for not less than 5 times. Due to his huge popularity around the globe, he has also been signed for a number of major brand endorsements.
5. Kobe Bryant – basketball – USA
His nick name is Black Mamba. Kobe Bryant is a professional American basketball player who ranked no 5 in the list of top 10 hottest athletes of 2016. His unbreakable confidence helps him to control the most critical situation of game. Bryant has won five championships and earned the most prestigious MVP award. After Jordan, he is regarded as the most popular skilled basketball player in America.
4. David Beckham – Soccer- England
David Beckham is considered as the magician of football. His name is taken as the most popular player in the history of football. He holds the record as an outfield player. Besides these, he is the richest soccer player in the world. Beckham was chosen captain for the team England 59 times. He has gained membership of two most prestigious and exclusive football clubs.
3. Usain Bolt – Sprinter- Jamaica
For his unbelievable achievements in Sprinter, he is also known by the name of “Lighting bolt”. He is one of the top 10 hottest athletes of 2016. Born on 21st August, 1986, this Jamaican Sprinter is regarded as one of the fastest player ever to record in the history of Sprinter. He is the first person to record 100 meter and 200 meters race. He participated in Olympic Champion in three events.
2. Lionel Messi, Soccer – Argentina
He is considered as one of the most popular athletes in the history of soccer. He is simply a dynamo and unstoppable scoring machine. He won the prestigious title of world player for consecutively four years. He is truly a legend in the history of Soccer. For unstoppable fame and popularity across the globe has made him signed many major brand endorsements.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer- Portugal
A famous and world known Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid and is the captain of Portugal national team. He is in short described as a tricky, fast, skilful, strong striker who has no comparison. He plays with his both feet and head. He is the complete player for the modern football.
Thus, from the above list, you come to know who are the most popular male athletes in 2017.