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The 12 Most Worshipped Athletes in the World

David ArreolaSenior Analyst IJanuary 10, 2017

The 12 Most Worshipped Athletes in the World

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Honorable Mention: Dale Earnhardt Jr., American Stock Car Driver

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12. Tim Tebow, American Football Player

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11. Wayne Rooney, English Footballer

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10. LeBron James, American Basketball Player

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9. Peyton Manning, American Football Player

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8. Kobe Bryant, American Basketball Player

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7. Michael Schumacher, German Formula 1 Driver

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6. Lionel Messi, Argentine Footballer

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5. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese Footballer

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4. Ryan Giggs, Welsh Footballer

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3. Brett Favre, American Football Player

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2. Francesco Totti, Italian Footballer

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1. Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricketer

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