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Salah listed among world’s most famous athletes

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Posted on May 31, 2017
Mohamed Salah AS Roma

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international winger has been listed among the most famous 100 athletes on the planet, in ESPN’s annual World Fame 100 list.

American sports network ESPN has devised a formula based on endorsements, social medial following and Internet search popularity to create their rankings of the most famous 100 athletes on the planet, aptly named World Fame 100.

The winger came in the 100th position, followed by 6.7 million people on Facebook, 2.2 million on Twitter and 3.9 million on Instagram.

Real Madrid forward and 2016 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list, with $32 million in endorsements, 93 million followers on Facebook, 118.1 million followers on Instagram and 50.4 million on Twitter, surpassing Lebron James, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer in second, third and fourth place respectively.

Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire legend Didier Drogba placed 80th worldwide, and is the highest-ranked African.

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