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Kohli, Dhoni among 9 athletes featured in the World Fame 100 list

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This year's ESPN World Fame 100 list, an annual list of the most famous athletes on the planet. Portuguese topped the list, followed by former and FC Barcelona

As far as Indian athletes, Indian cricket team Virat Kohli, former were among eight Indian cricketers who found a place in the list.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, stands on the seventh position and is the only Indian in the top 10 club, whereas Dhoni is placed on the 13th position.

Interestingly, all Indian men mentioned in this list were from the cricketing fraternity, including Yuvraj Singh (18), (22), R Ashwin (42), (46), (74) and Shikhar Dhawan (94).

This list was prepared by looking at three aspects, namely- Search Score, Endorsements and Social Following. No was able to sway the top three contenders, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Mess, as their rank has not changed from the previous year rankings. However, this time Kohli made into the top 10 as he jumped from the last year's 11th position to 7th position.

There were only three women in the list- (17), (37) and (93); making the only Indian to feature in the list.

Top 10 athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Conor McGregor, Roger Federer, Virat Kohli, Rafael Nadal, Stephen Curry,

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 16:06 IST