Cristiano Ronaldo, along with Lionel Messi, is seemingly one of the most popular footballers internationally, at least this past year. In fact, Ronaldo and Messi are among Wikipedia’s top 20 pages searched in the calendar year of 2021.
In fact, fans have shown more interest in Ronaldo’s page than those of entire major sporting events even. Ronaldo has outpaced the UEFA Euro 2020 and the Summer Olympics 2020, both of whom are also on top 20.
The two major sporting events of 2021, Euro 2020 and Tokyo Olympics, stand at 7th and the 13th position respectively.
Ronaldo and Messi Are Among Wikipedia’s Top 20 Pages Searched
Ronaldo and Messi are amongst the most popular faces in the world of football; so, these latest honours are unsurprising.
The Portuguese and the Argentine are on top of people’s list when they view a Wikipedia page.
In the cumulative list of most viewed pages of 2021, the Portuguese superstar stands 5th, ahead of Messi who has been ranked 15th.
So, after Goa unveiled his statue (football highlights), Ronaldo is the most-viewed athlete on Wikipedia in the world for 2021.
Now, let us take an actual look at the top 20 entries on Wikipedia for this past year of 2021.
|1.||Deaths in 2021||42,748,490|
|6.||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh||18,192,061|
|7.||UEFA Euro 2020||17,485,883|
|12.||Characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe||15,560,945|
|13.||2020 Summer Olympics||14,537,440|
|14.||Spider-Man: No Way Home||13,268,102|
|17.||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings||12,519,266|
|19.||List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films||12,117,229|