Simone Biles Is The World’s Most Popular Athlete On Social Media For 2021

Gymnastics icon Simone Biles has been named as the world’s most marketable athlete for 2021. The 19-time world champion and owner of four Olympic gold medals edges out four-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka to take top spot in SportsPro’s 2021 list of the World’s 50 Most Marketable Athletes presented by Greenfly.

This year’s 50 Most Marketable (50MM) Athletes list is presented by digital social media flow leader specialist Greenfly and powered by Zoomph’s digital engagement measurement expertise. The methodology draws on vast amounts of social media data to generate an Athlete Influencer Score comprising five key metrics: post frequency, reach, engagement, fan demographic and fan attractiveness.

SportsPro 50 Most Marketable Athletes presented by Greenfly – the top ten:

1 – Simone Biles, Gymnastics, USA, 24

2 – Naomi Osaka, Tennis, Japan, 23

3 – Ashlyn Harris, Soccer, USA, 35

4 – Canelo Alvarez, Boxing, Mexico, 31

5 – Paulo Dybala, Soccer, Argentina, 27

6 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer, Portugal, 36

7 – Ali Krieger, Soccer, USA, 37

8 – Stefanos Tsitsipas, Tennis, Greece, 23

9 – Novak Djokovic, Tennis, Serbia, 34

10 – Alex Morgan, Soccer, USA, 32