Being exceptional in sports takes a lot of patient, effort, discipline, and sometimes, sheer luck. Not many sportsmen are able to make a sustained positive impact and excellent in their respective fields. However, some have done it and have become known all over the world for the same. The following include a list of the 5 most famous players in sports worldwide;
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has been regarded by some the best athletes in the world. He is one of the most famous players in the world who has established himself in soccer. He plays for a Real Madrid, a Spanish football club.
Since his early age, he was noted a favorite dribbler all the way from his home Lisbon, Portugal. Thereby, he was brought up with his mental and physical orientation revolving solely around soccer.
Currently, he is one of the best soccer performers in the world. Previously, he lifted the EURO Cup representing his country, Portugal. Cristiano is also a 3-times Ballon d’Or winner. This has boosted his fame.
2. Tiger Woods
Currently, the world is yet to see another spectacular golfer like Tiger Woods. He is an American professional golfer. As his days of golfing are on their end, many people feel that golf will not be interesting to watch. Since 1999-2009, the world enjoyed watching him in his peak performance period. This cultivated his fame that lives up to today. Tiger has won ESPY and Sportman Awards severally in his career.
3. Imran Khan
Up-to-date, Imran Khan remains to be the best cricketer of all time. Additionally, he is also known for his political and humanitarian contribution in Pakistan. Imran was cricketer from 1971-1992 representing himself and his country as a captain. He won Cricket World Cup with Pakistan in 1992. His contribution in cricket was even recognized by his national president who begged him to go back to the pitch after he had retired in 1988.
4. Roger Federer
Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. In his previous shining years, he had many tennis fans in the world. He has recorded several ESPY and Sportman’s Awards. The Association of tennis has also recognized him by ranking him position 3 in the top 10 best players. However, the rise of Djokovic and Murray has challenged Federer massively. However, Federer has been consistently constructing on his reputation by improving his skill in performance.
5. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has been regarded by some as the best soccer player in the entire planet. He is an Argentine soccer player who plays for Barcelona, a Spanish football club. His skills and mastery in soccer have been deemed as “unmatched” by many soccer analysts.
Previously, Messi was named the World Player of the Year for the fifth time through the Ballon d’Or recognition. Lionel Messi is the top-scorer of all time at Barcelona and in La Liga too. Therefore, every goal he scores counts as a record.
However, his performance at country-level has been disappointing. For instance, Messi has failed to record silverware with Argentine in his last 3 previous attempts. Nonetheless, he remains as one of the best players in the world.
Some established athletes fade with time. However, others are able to retain a solid reputation in their entire time. It should be noted that famous athletes still earn from adverts and other types of promotions. Others go ahead to start a career in coaching and mentorship. In addition to that, it is not uncommon to find famous players joining other causes such as politics and humanitarian actions.