Alisha Lehmann of Aston Villa during the Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi Final between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Poundland Bescot Stadium on April 16, 2023 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Wow. that grabs attention. The study, conducted by the team at Spin Genie, analyzed hundreds of sports stars based on Google search volume. For each athlete, Spin Genie found the number of searches of their name followed by the word “hot” to reveal which stars receive the most affection. Two years of data was collected to form this list of Hottest Athletes.

Some of these athletes are incredibly accomplished, winning championships and accolades. Some of them, are apparently, just really attractive. I’m not getting in the way of data. And science. And since this is a worldwide study with data from the last two years, you won’t find Livvy Dunne on this list. Not yet at least. But her celebrity is growing fast.

These are celebrity crushes. The Hottest Athletes rankings formed by using Google search data. There’s no way to know why people are looking up this athlete. Just that they are. Seeing as how someone typed their name and then the word “hot” after gives us a pretty good idea.

Further insights
    • America’s most adored sports star is tennis icon Serena Williams, with just under a quarter of a million searches in the past two years.

    • Serena Williams is the female athlete whose relationship status has the most interest, with over 3 million people searching if she is single.

    • The UK’s most adored sports star is Emma Raducanu, with over 360,000 searches.

Ladies first. The guys are here, too.

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