Most Searched Athletes 2015
Athletes are among the most popular entertainers. Sports lover or not, we, the common people, are fascinated by them. There is something alluring about their lifestyle, the way they carry themselves, their personal lives, the big houses they live in, the number of cars they own, the people they date, the number of hours they spend in the gym, the scandals they get involved in, etc.
Earlier, the only way people could know about their favourite athletes was through print media. But now, internet has made things easier. One click of a button, and you can enter a world of information about your favourite sports stars. Here are the Top 10 most searched athletes 2015 on Yahoo, as released by sports business analyst Darren Rovell on Twitter. Take a look.
Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015
10. Hope Solo
American soccer player Hope Solo has acquired the 10th place in the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athlete 2015. 34-year old Solo plays as a goalkeeper, and is one of the most noted soccer players in the world. She has acquired the Olympic gold medal twice, and the World Cup gold medal once, as the keeper of the women’s national team of the United States, where she has been playing since 2000. Aside from her excellent football career, she is also popular off the field, due to her appearances on magazine covers and TV shows. In 2012, she published her autobiography, Solo: A Memoir of Hope.
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9. Ana Ivanovic
Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic has acquired the 9th position in the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athlete 2015. The 28-year old tennis player currently holds the rank of World No. 6. She was ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association, back in 2008, the same year in which she also won the French Open, and was the runner up in the Australian Open. She is also a two-time winner of the year-end WTA Tournament of Champions, and has several other feathers in her hat. Though she suffered a phase of reduced success, she bounced back in 2014, and has clinched her position among the elite.
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8. Manny Pacquiao
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao appears in the 8th position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015 on Yahoo. A world champion boxer, 32-year old Pacquiao is also involved in basketball. He is the first and only eight-division world champion, with 10 world titles, and also the first lineal champion in four weight classes. The Forbes second-highest paid athlete of 2015 has many interests outside sports, having tried his hand at acting, music recording, business and even politics, and was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines in 2010. In 2015, he was the centre of a trending topic i.e. the much-awaited WBO Welterweight Champion match, which he lost.
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