Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to become more valuable brand in Football

Cristiano Ronaldo is the eighth most valuable athlete brands of 2015, as reveled by Forbes.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid star is the only football player to feature in the Forbes list of  top 10 most valuable athlete brands in 2015.  According to the Forbes criteria, athlete brand value are the amount by which endorsement income exceeds the average endorsement earning of 10 earning athletes in same Sport in previous year. While Cristiano Ronaldo is the only footballer to made to the most valuable athlete list, with former Manchester United player comes at the number eighth, with his brand value is of $16 m (£10.4m).

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to become more valuable brand in Football

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods is most valuable athlete brand this year with total brand value of £19.5, followed by  Phil Mickelson, whose brand value is £18.2m. Tennis star Roger Federer is third on the list with the brand value of £17.5m and LeBron James is fourth with £17.5m.  MS Dhoni makes it to the top 5 with the brand value of £14m, whereas Usain Bolt and Kevin Durant are in the sixth place with £12m, with Cristiano Ronaldo at eighth, followed by Rory McIlroy, while boxer  Floyd Mayweather is the last entry in the list, as he has brand value of £7.5m.

Forbes Fab 40 also include the 10 most valuable Sports brands, in terms of fields of businesses, event and teams.

Nike tops the business category with the brand value of  £17bn, and ESPN is second with £11bn followed by Adidas with the brand value of £4bn. Sky Sports is fifth in the list after having brand value of £3bn. he top 10 most valuable teams featured most of  American franchises, with Cristiano Ronaldo’ Real Madrid is the valuable football team and overall fifth in top 10 most valuable team and Manchester United with the brand value £289 is also on the list. The other teams which are included in the list are Barcelona with the brand value of £283, followed by Bayern Munich.