What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.
We recently did a PeekScore list of The Internet’s Biggest Sports Stars. Many seemed surprised to find that three of the highest ranking names on it were athletes not in baseball nor the NFL, but instead in the sport of which most of the world is thinking when they hear the word football.
While the short-lived NASL (North American Soccer League) did sell out stadiums for a time in the late-70s – at least for so long as international superstar Pelé, the man widely acknowledged as one of the greatest to ever play the game, was in the league – soccer has never really been able to gain any lasting popularity here in the states. The rest of the world is unconcerned with what we yanks find worthy of attention, and as such some of the most impactful individuals in all of cyberspace are indeed soccer players. So, they are a natural for a list of this nature.
We’ve decided to see who among this sport’s athletes is the biggest deal here on the Web. We’re not measuring their skills as athletes, nor even their fame out in the world at large. This is a comparison and assessment of their various impacts on the Net, or if you will their digital footprints; a concept you can find explained in brief above, or more in depth by clicking through here. Each of the men listed below has millions of followers and/or friends at social media, and is a legitimate pop culture sensation throughout many parts of the world. Accordingly, the footprints are deep throughout.
||Cristiano Ronaldo||Plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and is captain of the Portuguese national team||10.00 / 10.00|
||David Beckham||Plays for Los Angeles Galaxy||10.00 / 10.00|
||Lionel Messi||Plays for La Liga club FC Barcelona and is the current captain of the Argentina national team||9.96 / 10.00|
||Didier Drogba||Plays for Shanghai Shenhuaba||9.36 / 10.00|
||Andres Iniesta||Plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team||9.15 / 10.00|
||Steven Gerrard||Plays for and captains Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team||9.03 / 10.00|
||Ricardo Kakà||Plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team||8.95 / 10.00|
||Mesut Özil||Plays for Real Madrid and the Germany national team||8.67 / 10.00|
||Gerard Piqué||Plays for FC Barcelona||8.61 / 10.00|
||David Villa Sánchez||Plays for FC Barcelona, and the Spanish national team||8.39 / 10.00|