Tennis player Roger Federer is the most valuable sports brand in the world
$ 36 million - the amount credited to Forbes for the value of the brand of the 17-time Grand Slam champion, first world racquet and professional Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. Interestingly, the aforementioned $ 36 million was down nearly 3% this year compared to 2015, however, this fact still failed to displace the 35-year-old athlete from the podium.
Possible winners of the future "Golden Ball" - legendary footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - did not reach the top five at all. The Portuguese placed sixth with 19 million, but the Argentine dropped to eighth (15 million).
It is worth noting that Roger Federer became the only tennis player in the top ten most valuable brands in the world of sports. In addition to Messi and Ronaldo, two basketball players were honored: LeBron James (second place, 34 million) and Kevin Durant (seventh place, 16 million), three golfers - Phil Mickelson (third line, 28 million), Tiger Woods (fifth mark, 23 million) and Rory McIlroy (ninth stage, 13 million), one athlete (Usain Bolt, fourth place, 25 million) and one cricketer (Mahendra Singh Dhoni, tenth place, 11 million).