Top 10 most discussed athletes of 2020 to 2021, as per

Aug 13, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

1. Lionel Messi

The football star who recently left FC Barcelona and joined Paris Saint-Germain, generated the most chatter in the media world in the last 12 months as around 490,632 articles were written on him

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2. LeBron James

From July 2020 to June 2021, 216,268 articles were written about Basketball Player, LeBron James. With a brand value of USD 96.5 million, he has NBA's top endorsement portfolio

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3. Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr is the third most publicised sports star in the world, as around 171,406 articles were published on him in the last 12 months. He is worth USD 95 million.

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4. Cristiano Ronaldo

145,042 articles were published online on this Portuguese footballer. In 2020, he became the first active team-sport athlete to surpass USD 1 billion in career earnings, revealed Forbes.

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5. Tom Brady

With 140,153 articles, Tom Brady stood 5th on the list. He has a net worth of USD 200 million.

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6. Virat Kohli

Kohli is the only Indian sports celebrity to feature on the list. 127,797 online articles were published on the Caption of India's cricket team. He's also the most valuable celebrity in India, with a brand value of USD 237.7 million

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7. Conor McGregor

According to Forbes, Conor McGregor's net worth in 2020 was $48 million and 105,880 online articles were published on him in the last 12 months

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8. Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is the only woman athlete to feature in the GolfSupport's top 10 list. 93,637 articles were published on Osaka in last 12 months. She earned USD 37.4 million in 2020 from prize money and endorsements

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9. Kevin Durant

88,086 articles were published on America's Basketball Player, Kevin Durant. According to Forbes, he is also one of the highest-paid sports celebrities in the world with a brand value of USD 75 million

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10. Roger Federer

More than 75,823 articles were published on Tennis Star Roger Federer between July 2020 to June 2021

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