25 Hot Male Athletes
Some of the world’s finest professional athletes are not just famous for their skills, but also for their looks. They come from different backgrounds, countries and sports, and they’re used to grabbing women’s attention with their sex appeal, chiseled abs and clear-sighted smiles. From footballers to tennis players, from basketball players to swimmers, here’s our list of 25 hottest male athletes of the moment
1. Henrik Lundqvist
Professional ice hockey player, Henrik Lundqvist plays in the NHL for the New York Rangers. The Swedish arm candy has a thriving career as an athlete, and he was also included in People Magazine’s Top 100 Most Beautiful People. He sure looks super hot! Now we’ve got some good news and some bad news for the ladies – the bad news is that he’s married, so he’s unavailable at the moment. And now for the good news – he’s got an identical twin brother.
2. Justin Verlander
Professional baseball pitcher Justin Verlander plays in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers, and he’s a cutie. He was voted the Most Valuable Player in the American League in 2011, and he currently has some pretty fabulous endorsements with Phiten and Rebook worth over $1 million per year. Unfortunately, he’s taken ladies! In 2012, Verlander started dating supermodel Kate Upton.
3. Novak Djokovic
Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic is currently the world’s No.1 according to the Association of Tennis Professionals. After winning 3 grand slams in 2011, Djokovic defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon this year. He’s known to be incredibly charming and good-looking, but sadly for all the single ladies out there, he recently married his high-school sweetheart and welcomed their first baby boy.
4. Grigor Dimitrov
And since we’re talking about professional tennis players, how can we miss Grigor Dimitrov? He may not be the best player of his generation, but he’s absolutely gorgeous; it’s no wonder he’s dating Maria Sharapova. Originally from Bulgaria, Dimitrov is ranked No. 8 in the ATP singles ranking. Thanks to its charming looks, Dimitrov has many endorsement contracts with famous apparel and accessories companies like Rolex and Nike.
5. Tom Brady
Famous American football quarterback Tom Brady plays in the NFL for the New England Patriots. Apart from being super talented, he’s also super gorgeous. In 2006 he started dating the famous supermodel Gisele Bundchen; the couple got married in 2009 and they have two kids together. Brady’s fierce look and insane body brought him all kinds of endorsement deals, including a contract with Movado.
6. Claudio Marchisio
This list with gorgeous athletes wouldn’t have been complete without footballers. Claudio Marchisio is an Italian football player for Juventus, and he sure knows how to win a woman’s heart with those superb baby blue eyes and statuesque physique. Unlike most footballers with tens of girlfriends in a year, Marchisio is married since 2008 and he also has two sons with Roberta Sinapoli. So it’s safe to say he’s one of the good guys.
7. David Beckham
David Beckham is not just one of the greatest football players of all times, but also one of the hottest. We cannot help but admit that he was once very talented, too; he played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and numerous other international teams. He’s not just famous for his skills as an athlete, but also for his impeccable physique. He had quite a number of endorsement contracts over the years with Armani, H&M, Adidas, Pepsi, and more. Cool down ladies, he’s happily married since 1999 with former Spice Girl, Victoria Adams (aka Victoria Beckham). Wow, 15 years of marriage and still no divorce? That’s a record for one of the most famous couples in the world.
8. Thom Evans
Thom Evans’s professional career as a rugby player ended abruptly at the age of 24 due to a neck injury. Thankfully, he’s super hot, so it’s safe to say that he has a bright future ahead of him as a model or actor. In fact, he just launched a modeling campaign for D.Hedral, an Italian underwear brand (it had to be underwear!). Evans is quite used to the cameras though; he appeared in Men’s Health and in Attitude Magazine.
9. Rafael Nadal
Now let’s go back to tennis! Rafael Nadal is one of the richest and most acclaimed tennis players of the moment. The Spanish cutie modeled for Armani denim & underwear, following Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham. He appeared in GQ Magazine, New York Magazine, and Men’s Journal. There’s something really sexy about his accent, too. Sadly, his tennis career seems to be declining; after suffering a hand injury at the beginning of the year, he ended up suffering from appendicitis as well. Now that’s what we call bad luck! He has a girlfriend too – Xisca Perello, and they’ve been dating for 10 years now.
10. Hidetoshi Nakata
Hidetoshi Nakata is a retired Japanese soccer player turned model. He became the 1st Asian model to campaign for Calvin Klein back in 2010, and we must admit that he’s hot hot hot. He’s got the abs, the smile, the fierce look, and from what the media says, he’s currently single.
11. Cristiano Ronaldo
One of the world’s highest-paid soccer players, Cristiano Ronaldo, is also one of the world’s hottest athletes of all times. He was the face of Armani in 2010, but he also modeled for numerous other denim and underwear lines. The Portuguese beauty has dated many gorgeous supermodels over the years; rumor has it that he’s now seeing Irina Shayk, a Russian model he met while filming a campaign for Vogue. He also appeared in GQ Magazine and Vanity Fair.
12. Mitchell Johnson
Famous Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson is not just a talented athlete, but also a really hot one. He’s tall, handsome, tattooed and he’s got a well-defined six pack. What more can we ask for? If only he was single! But he’s not.
13. Nacho Figueras
Argentinean polo player, Nacho Figueras, is often nicknamed “the David Beckham of polo” from a couple of pretty solid reasons. At the age of 37, Figueras sure knows how to take care of his physique. The guy has charisma, style, and of course, attitude. The famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren has been collaborating with the polo player since 2005, although Figueras sees modeling as a hobby. His mission is to bring polo a little closer to the people and make it known on a wider scale. Sadly ladies, he’s married! He’s got a beautiful wife, 3 kids and a happy marriage – for now.
14. Fabio Cannavarro
Former Italian football player, Fabio Cannavarro was once considered to be the greatest defenders of his generation. He was nicknamed “the Berlin Wall” by his fans, and he’s now coaching the Guangzhou Evergrande team, in the Chinese Super League. At the age of 41, Cannavarro has never looked better. Who can resist those gorgeous baby blue eyes?
15. Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart is a retired American football quarterback who played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. He had quite a thriving career that ended in 2011 when he broke his collarbone. He’s 31 now, gorgeous and single, so good luck ladies! Leinart has an imposing physique and the most perfect smile. Let’s add his perfect body to the mix, and we have a real American arm candy on our hands.
16. Tom Daley
Gymnasts have the most perfect bodies, and Tom Daley certainly knows how to make an impression. The English diver is also a TV personality, not just a champion. He’s barely 20 years old, so his career as an athlete is just getting started. He recently mentioned he’s in a relationship with a guy, and although he still fancies girls, Daley claims he hasn’t been happier in his life.
17. Nathan Adrian
And since we’re talking about swimmers, let’s move on to Nathan Adrian, American competition swimmer and 3-time Olympic gold medalist. Ladies, meet Superman! Adrian is 6 ft. 6; he’s got the most imposing physique, the most perfect muscles and the most impeccable smile. He’s also an extremely private person, so we’re not sure if he’s single or not.
18. Danell Leyva
Cuban-American gymnast on parallel bars, Danell Leyva is one of the most talented athletes of his generation. After winning medals in several Winter Cup events, Leyva won 1st place in New York City, and the FIG World Cup. In St. Louis, he came 2nd at the US Visa National Championships. Professionally, he’s one of the best. And now, let’s check out his physique. He has a killer body, a cheeky smile, and a look that could melt every woman’s heart.
19. Oguchi Onyewu
American soccer player Oguchi Onyewu may not have the brightest career as an athlete, but his physique is sure among the hottest we’ve seen thus far. Onyewu is of Nigerian descend, and his bad boy attitude make him even more attractive than he already is. At 6 ft. 4, he’s got a statuesque physique that screams perfection.
20. James Haskell
Rugby players are famous for being tall and muscular. James Haskell fits the profile perfectly, only he’s gorgeous, too. This modern-day Tarzan is one of the strongest rugby players in England, with the ability to bench press around 190 kg. Before joining the London Wasps, Haskell played for the Maidenhead Rugby Club. The fine-looking athlete is barely 29; his career is thriving and so is his reputation among the single ladies.
21. Jake Dalton
American gymnast Jake Dalton is a member of the US National Team and one of the most promising athletes in the United States at the moment. Aged 23, Dalton sure knows how to make himself noticed, on Twitter, where he likes to take a lot of selfies. Who can blame him, have you seen his shirtless body? In 2013, Jake won the bronze medal at the acclaimed P&G Championship, and the silver medal at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics.
22. Ben Foden
Professional rugby player Ben Foden plays in England for the Northampton Saints. Tall, sexy and super talented, Foden made quite an impression when he appeared almost naked on the cover of Attitude Magazine. He’s had modeling contracts with Versace underwear as well; those abs are just perfectly sculptured on his body. The bad news is that he’s happily married since 2012.
23. Kevin Love
Professional basketball player Kevin Love is not just one of NBA’s finest players but also one of the funniest. Right now, he plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and his career keeps thriving. He recently set an NBA record when he became the 1st player in the history of NBA to record 900 rebounds, 2,000 points and 100 3-pointers in one season. Love’s good looks is no secret to the single ladies out there – gorgeous eyes, perfect body, 6 ft 10, great sense of humor, what more do you want?
24. Victor Cruz
American football player Victor Cruz plays in the NFL for the New York Giants. The Super Bowl champion has some pretty killer moves on the field, but can he dance? His Puerto Rican mother must have taught him that the key to a woman’s heart is a hot salsa dance. Skilled at American football, chic and classy outside the sports arena, Cruz recently showed his emotional side when he proposed to his girlfriend, Elaina Watley, earlier this year. What woman wouldn’t want to marry a caring, sensitive man who looks like he has photoshoped abs?
25. Adam Scott
Australian golfer Adam Scott is currently the World No.1. He managed to win 27 professional golf tournaments worldwide, and his biggest win thus far was at a Masters Tournament in 2013. He used to date the famous tennis player Ana Ivanovic, and he’s currently married to a Swedish architect; the couple is expecting their first child in February 2015. Apart from a beautiful physique, Adam Scott has perfect teeth and really nice hair, too; his smile could melt every woman’s heart in a split of a second. Too bad he’s taken!
There you have it ladies, 25 of the world’s hottest athletes of the moment! We tried our best to include hot guys from different sports, not just from football or soccer. We really wanted to give golfers, tennis players and gymnasts a chance to compete as well. We’ve seen some fabulous athletes exposing their flawless bodies, so which one’s your favorite?