Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015

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.

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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

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

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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

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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7. Floyd Mayweather

7. Floyd Mayweather

American retired boxer Floyd Mayweather has acquired the 7th position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015 on Yahoo. The 38-year old remained undefeated as a professional and a five-division world champion, winning 12 world titles and the lineal championship in four weight classes. He has received many awards and titles. Apart from successful career, he has also remained in the public eyes for a number of controversies, criminal convictions, etc. Due to noncompliance of rules, he lost the 2015 WBO Welterweight Champion title that he had won defeating Manny Pacquiao.

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6. Tiger Woods

6. Tiger Woods

American golfer Tiger Woods is in the 6th position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015. 39-year old Woods is one of the most successful golfers in the world, and has been among the highest-paid athletes for several years. He started with an outstanding amateur and college career of two years, and has, since broken several golf records, reaching the World No. 1 rank for the greatest number of times. However, after his back disc surgery in 2014, he has struggled to get back his form. In 2015, he dropped to #104. He has also remained a favourite bad boy, due to his infidelity scandals.

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5. Caroline Wozniacki

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Danish Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has clinched the 5th position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015 on Yahoo, and is thus one of the women who have dominated the list that was released by Darren Rovell on Twitter. 25-year old Wozniacki is a former World No. 1 on the WTA tour, and the first Scandinavian woman to hold the top rank, and 20th overall. Since 2005, when she debuted in WTA, she has succeeded in improving her year-end ranking every year, and eventually climbed her way to the top. Her skills and style with the racket has made her such a popular athlete.

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4. Danica Patrick

4. Danica Patrick

American auto racing driver Danica Patrick has acquired the 4th position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015. 33-year old Patrick is the most successful lady in the history of American open-wheel racing; she became the only woman to snatch a victory in an IndyCar Series, when she won the Indy Japan 300 in 2008, and her 3rd position in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 makes her the highest ranked woman there. She is the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole. Apart from her successes on the track, she is also a noted advertising spokesperson and a model.

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3. Maria Sharapova

3. Maria Sharapova

Russian tennis player, Maria Sharapova, is in the 3rd position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015 on Yahoo. 28-year old Sharapova, who is now a resident of the United States, is one of the most popular tennis players, male and female alike, and the five-time World No. 1 is currently ranked World No. 4 by the Women’s Tennis Association. She is among 10 women who have held the career Grand Slam, and is the only Russian to be able to do so. This silver medallist at the Olympics has been in modelling assignments on magazines and ads, and is noted for her conventional beauty.

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2. Lindsey Vonn

2. Lindsey Vonn

American skier Lindsey Vonn has clinched the 2nd position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015 on Yahoo. 31-year old Vonn is a World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team. She has succeeded in winning a total of four World Cup overall championships, and is one of the only two female skiers to do so, with titles won in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. She became the first American woman to win a gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She has won several titles, and, as a female skier, set new records. After her injury in 2014, she made a comeback in 2015.

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1. Ronda Rousey

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American mixed martial artist and joduka Ronda Rousey is the most popular internet sportsperson, having acquired the 1st position on the list of Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015 on Yahoo. 28-year old Rousey is a former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, and the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion, winning 11 fights. In 2008, she became the first female American to win a medal (bronze) in judu in the Summer Olympics. She is currently the #1 female bantamweight fighter, and #Sherdog and Fight Matrix. Outside her highly successful martial arts career, she is also an actress.

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Top 10 Most Searched Athletes 2015

1. Ronda Rousey
2. Lindsey Vonn
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Danica Patrick
5. Caroline Wozniacki
6. Tiger Woods
7. Floyd Mayweather
8. Manny Pacquiao
9. Ana Ivanovic
10. Hope Solo