The Internet’s Top 16 Athletes

The Net's Top Athletes
As the title of this entry proclaims, for this PeekScores list we’re casting our net wide and sharing with you only the crème de la crème of their profession; in so far as online prominence, activity, influence, and impact are concerned.

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
2 boxers
1 cricketer
1 golfer
1 skateboarder

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.

Rank Picture Name Bio PeekScore

Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese soccer player for Spanish team Real Madrid 10.00 / 10.00

Sebastian Vettel German Formula One racing driver 10.00 / 10.00

David Beckham Retired English footballer, model, and all-around celebrity 10.00 / 10.00

Lebron James American basketball player for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers 10.00 / 10.00

Kobe Bryant American basketball player for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers 10.00 / 10.00

Lionel Messi Argentine soccer player who plays for the Spanish team FC Barcelona 10.00 / 10.00

Tiger Woods American golfer 10.00 / 10.00

Manny Pacquiao Filipino boxer and politician 10.00 / 10.00

Maria Sharapova Russian tennis player 10.00 / 10.00

Serena Williams American tennis player 10.00 / 10.00

Kaká Brazilian soccer player who plays for Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Soccer Club 10.00 / 10.00

Michael Jordan Widely acknowledged as the greatest professional basketball player of all time 10.00 / 10.00

Sachin Tendulkar Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time 10.00 / 10.00

Tony Hawk Perhaps the most famous professional skateboarder and certainly one of the all-time best 10.00 / 10.00

Roger Federer Swiss tennis player 10.00 / 10.00

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Undefeated five-division world champion prize fighter 10.00 / 10.00