Cristiano Ronaldo has had a remarkable career.
Ronaldo has established himself as one of the world’s greatest ever footballers over the past few decades.
He’s played for some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
The Portuguese superstar has had incredible success wherever he has gone and shattered record-after-record.
Now 37, Ronaldo continues to play at the highest level in England for United. Despite turning 38 next February, he is showing no signs of slowing down and could well play into his 40s.
Ronaldo is idolised by millions of people from around the globe. And a study has emerged which shows the extent of his fanbase.
And Ronaldo finds himself first by a massive distance. View the world’s 10 most searched athletes below…
10. Conor McGregor (UFC) – 3.1 million searches per-month
9. Aaron Rodgers (NFL) – 3.7 million searches per-month
8. Max Verstappen (Formula 1) – 3.8 million searches per-month
7. Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1) – 3.9 million searches per-month
6. Tom Brady (NFL) – 4.3 million searches per-month
5. Lionel Messi (Football) – 4.5 million searches per-month
4. LeBron James (Basketball) – 5.3 million searches per-month
3. Neymar (Football) – 5.8 million searches per-month
2. Ryan Ramczyk (NFL) – 6.1 million searches per-month
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) – 11 million searches per-month
Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest name in the world and in all of sports. pic.twitter.com/wfJBv2LdFb— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) June 24, 2022
Love him or loathe him, Ronaldo’s influence simply is unmatched.
The Manchester United star is well out in front and is searched nearly five million times more per-month than any other athlete in the world.
Ramczyk, an offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints, is a surprise inclusion in second.
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Messi isn’t even the second most searched footballer in the world, with Neymar being searched 1.3 million times more per-month than him.
Hamilton is seventh, just above fierce rival Verstappen.
While McGregor, who has not entered the Octagon since suffering a broken leg against Dustin Poirier in July 2021, just about sneaks into the top 10.
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