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10 Athletes Who Were Most Discussed Online From 2020-2021

Mudeet Arora
Messi and Ronaldo were among the most spoken about athletes in 2020 and 2021 up till now
Messi and Ronaldo were among the most spoken about athletes in 2020 and 2021 up till now / David Ramos/Getty Images

Superstars are an integral part of sport and no sport is deprived of the opportunity to have their biggest superstar in some or the other way.

With social media taking centre-stage, athletes all around the world are discussed by their fans in huge numbers be it on their Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to begin with.

Keeping that in mind, recently, an online study from using the latest analytics tool Buzzsumo compiled a list of the top ten most socially spoken about athletes in the world from July 2020 to June 2021. 

These top 10 athletes have been attributed with the number of articles written about them or mentioning them online.

10) Roger Federer - 75,823 articles

9) Kevin Durrant - 88,086 articles 

8) Naomi Osaka - 93,637 articles 

7) Conor McGregor - 105,880 articles 

6)  Virat Kohli - 127,797 articles 

5)  Tom Brady - 140,153 articles 

4) Cristiano Ronaldo - 145,042 articles

3) Neymar - 171,046 articles 

2) LeBron James - 216,268 articles 

1) Lionel Messi - 490,632 articles 

It is quite unsurprising that Messi has topped this list considering the Argentine maestro being in the news almost every day for some or the other thing.

During the whole of 2020 and 2021 up till now, majority of the articles based on Messi have been either transfer related or related to his talks with Barcelona for a new contract.

After Messi, it's basketball star LeBron James who is most talked about. He is followed by two other footballers in the form of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo who complete the top 4 names.