The Internet’s Top 16 Athletes
Simply and straightforwardly, of the thousands of living professional athletes indexed on PeekYou, these are the 16 men and women currently brandishing our highest PeekScore of 10. Or, in other words, these are the 16 most prominent (living, professional) athletes in cyberspace.
The names on this fairly surprising list speak loudly and clearly to nothing so much as the truly international nature of the Web. Fewer than half the names on the list are Americans, and four play a sport which — while the most popular sport in the world by a healthy margin — is quite famously all but ignored in the states (except during World Cup time, of course).
The breakdown, for those keeping score, is:
4 soccer players
3 basketball players
3 tennis players
1 race car driver
While we’re certain this list is bound to irk some and tickle others (although we remind you that this list reflects no opinions whatsoever, and is purely objevtive), we suggest that you share your feelings in the comment section here and let us know all about it, either way.
You can further explore these titans of both field/court/pitch/etc. and Web by clicking the items in the list below and visiting their PeekYou profiles; where you’ll be led to links aplenty for social pages, videos, photos, articles, interviews, blogs, and the very best of what the Web can hold of a life and career.
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portuguese soccer player for Spanish team Real Madrid||10.00 / 10.00|
|2||Sebastian Vettel||German Formula One racing driver||10.00 / 10.00|
|3||David Beckham||Retired English footballer, model, and all-around celebrity||10.00 / 10.00|
|4||Lebron James||American basketball player for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers||10.00 / 10.00|
|5||Kobe Bryant||American basketball player for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers||10.00 / 10.00|
|6||Lionel Messi||Argentine soccer player who plays for the Spanish team FC Barcelona||10.00 / 10.00|
|7||Tiger Woods||American golfer||10.00 / 10.00|
|8||Manny Pacquiao||Filipino boxer and politician||10.00 / 10.00|
|9||Maria Sharapova||Russian tennis player||10.00 / 10.00|
|10||Serena Williams||American tennis player||10.00 / 10.00|
|11||Kaká||Brazilian soccer player who plays for Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Soccer Club||10.00 / 10.00|
|12||Michael Jordan||Widely acknowledged as the greatest professional basketball player of all time||10.00 / 10.00|
|13||Sachin Tendulkar||Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time||10.00 / 10.00|
|14||Tony Hawk||Perhaps the most famous professional skateboarder and certainly one of the all-time best||10.00 / 10.00|
|15||Roger Federer||Swiss tennis player||10.00 / 10.00|
|16||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||Undefeated five-division world champion prize fighter||10.00 / 10.00|