I rugbisti? Poco “commerciabili”, tranne Sonny Bill Williams

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D’accordo, la parola non è un granché, però quella è. Il magazine SportPro ha pubblicato la lista dei 50 atleti sportivi più “commerciabili” – la chiamano “world’s 50 most marketable athletes 2014 list” – e non si parla di quelli che guadagnano di più ma di quelli che potenzialmente possono far incassare più soldi. Le due cose però, va detto, a volte vanno a braccetto.
Bene, nei primi 50 nomi c’è solo un rugbista, e ovviamente è Sonny Bill Williams. Prima di lui piloti di F1, calciatori, tennisti e giocatori di basket, baseball e football americano, ma anche para-atleti, ciclisti e velisti. SBW si piazza in posizione numero 41.
La classifica completa:

1) Lewis Hamilton, 29, England, motorsport
2) Virat Kohli, 25, India, cricket
3) Robert Griffin III, 24, US, American football
4) Christiano Ronaldo, 29, Portugal, soccer
5) Grigor Dimitrov, 23, Bulgaria, tennis
6) Usain Bolt, 27, Jamaica, athletics
7) Neymar, 22, Brazil, soccer
8) Missy Franklin, 18, US, swimming
9) Blake Griffin, 25, US, basketball
10) Sloane Stephens, 21, US, tennis
11) Lionel Messi, 26, Argentina, soccer
12) Adam Scott, 33, Australia, golf
13) Eugenie Bouchard, 20, Canada, tennis
14) Alex Morgan, 24, US, soccer
15) Novak Djokovic, 26, Serbia, tennis
16) Marc Marquez, 21, Spain, motorsport
17) Mike Trout, 22, US, baseball
18) Ronda Rousey, 27, US, MMA
19) Jordan Spieth, 20, US, golf
20) Alan Oliveira, 22, Brazil, para-athletics
21) Andy Murray, 27, Scotland, tennis
22) Saul Alvarez, 23, Mexico, boxing
23) Mikaela Shiffrin, 19, US, skiing
24) Rory McIlroy, 25, Northern Ireland, golf
25) Austin Dillon, 23, US, motorsport
26) Stephen Curry, 26, US, basketball
27) Sebastian Vettel, 26, Germany, motorsport
28) Katarina Johnson-Thompson, 21, England, athletics
29) Anthony Davis, 21, US, basketball
30) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 20, England, soccer
31) Victoria Azarenka, 24, Belarus, tennis
32) Steven Stamkos, 24, Canada, ice hockey
33) Johnny Manziel, 21, US, American football
34) Mami Sato, 31, Japan, para-athletics
35) Kevin Pietersen, 33, England, cricket
36) Brittney Griner, 23, US, basketball
37) James Harden, 24, US, basketball
38) Fabiana Claudino, 29, Brazil, volleyball
39) Taylor Phinney, 23, US, cycling
40) Daniil Kyvat, 20, Russia, motorsport
41) Sonny Bill Williams, 29, New Zealand, rugby union/league
42) Sir Ben Ainslie, 37, England, sailing
43) Gabriel Medina, 20, Brazil, surfing
44) Julian Green, 19, US, soccer
45) Masahiro Tanaka, 25, Japan, baseball
46) Carmelo Anthony, 29, US, basketball
47) Youxue Mo, 18, China, athletics
48) Caroline Wozniacki, 23, Denmark, tennis
49) Martin Fourcade, 25, France, biathlon
50) Simona de Silvestro, 25, Switzerland, motorsport

L’articolo I rugbisti? Poco “commerciabili”, tranne Sonny Bill Williams sembra essere il primo su On Rugby.