Sure, professional athletes get paid to play a game. But what about the other 22 hours of the day? When they aren’t training or hanging out with their friends, some of them are also spending their time supporting and loving on their fans. If you’re a fan who loves your favorite Athletes more than anything else, then you might be in for a treat.
After all, these superstars spend most of their free time just being normal, regular people which means they also have hobbies that keep them sharp and entertained outside the sport. These are 10 of our favorite athletes with the biggest following because they see beyond the game and appreciate what it means to be a fan.
Lebron James is the most respected Athletes in the world. He has won the NBA Finals MVP award eight times and has also been named Most Valuable Player twice. also, He has also been named NBA All-Star MVP five times and was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002.
and He also holds many other league records, including most rebounds in a career with 14,976 and most points in a single game with 81. During James’ career, the Miami Heat have won three NBA titles. He was also the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 NBA Finals. He is currently the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the best soccer players of all time. He has won multiple Ballon d’Or awards and is the only soccer player to have scored more than 50 goals in a season,
with 53 goals in the 2011/12 season. In addition to his record-breaking goalscoring abilities,
Ronaldo is known for his speed and ability to find the ball in tight spaces.
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The Portuguese forward began his professional career with Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1999 before joining Manchester United in 2003. He then joined Real Madrid in 2009 and won the Champions League with them in both 2014 and 2017.
Serena Williams is an American tennis player who has risen to become one of the best in the world. Currently ranked World No. 1, Williams has been ranked in the Top 10 every year since 2001. She has won 23 WTA singles titles, including eight Grand Slam singles titles. She is also a former WTA doubles champion, having won the Australian Open and Wimbledon twice with her sister Venus. Williams has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year three times, winning the award in 2003. In 2008, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American actor and professional wrestler who has an estimated net worth of $125 million. He is best known for his role as Luke Hobbs in the film series The Fast and the Furious,
as well as his wrestling career, as the current WWE champion. Johnson was born and raised in the New Zealand town of Aukland and began training in mixed martial arts in 1996,
winning his first fight in 2000. In 2002, he posed for Men’s Health magazine’s “Fitness Rookie of the Year” award and won the UFC Heavyweight title in 2006.
Connor McDavid is a Canadian ice hockey player. He was first selected by the Edmonton Oilers as the number one pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. McDavid currently plays for the Edmonton Oilers. As of December 2018, he is considered to be the best hockey player in the world by many analysts. His achievements include winning the Art Ross, Hart Memorial, and Ted Lindsay Trophies as the NHL most valuable player, as well as the Hart, Ted Lindsay, and Lester B. Pearson, awards as the NHL’s most outstanding player. McDavid is also cited as a candidate for the Ted Lindsay Award, awarded to the NHL MVP. He is the first Oilers player to win the award since Wayne Gretzky in 1979.
Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a three-time NBA Finals MVP and a three-time NBA scoring champion. He has an estimated net worth of $180 million. Durant was named the Fayetteville Observer’s Athletes of the year as a senior in high school. He had a career-high of 32 points against the Phoenix Suns on February 27, 2007. He was named the 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 28 points per game. As of December 2018, he is the only player in NBA history to have multiple seasons averaging a stat line of 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer who has won two major championships in his career. He is currently ranked World No. 1 by the PGA Tour. McIlroy has an estimated net worth of $300 million. Born in 1989 in Holywood, Northern Ireland, McIlroy showed golfing talent at an early age and was playing in tournaments at the age of 4. Shortly afterward, his father, Gerry, began to teach him the game of golf. McIlroy was an accomplished golfer even before he turned professional. He won the Irish Amateur Championship in 2007 at the age of 16 and would go on to win the US Open in 2011, and the Masters in 2015.
Neymar Júnior is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward. He has an estimated net worth of $340 million. Known as “Balão” ( balloons in Portuguese), Neymar was discovered by a Santos Futebol Clube scout when he was playing for a local team, Santos-SP, at the age of 11. The scout originally intended to sign up Santos’s most promising player to a contract, but Neymar’s father insisted that his son sign a contract as well. This action resulted in the scout offering to pay for Neymar’s housing and food expenses in exchange for his time.
Aaron Rodgers is a professional American football quarterback who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He has an estimated net worth of $44 million. Rodgers was born on February 26, 1981, in Chandler, Arizona. He was discovered by the Washington State University football coach, who offered Rodgers a spot on the team if he would make time for practice after school. Since that time, Rodgers has led the Packers to six NFC North titles and two Super Bowl appearances.
Athletes spend their day’s training and competing to be at their best. But what about when they aren’t competing? Some of them find time to spend on a hobby or two and learn something new along the way. These are 10 of our favorite athletes with the biggest following because they see beyond the game and appreciate what it means to be a fan.