The top 10 sexiest sports stars have been revealed as part of a recent survey – but you’ll never guess who took top spot!
The esteemed list, compiled by Illegalecounters.comfeatures a number of stars from different sports ranging from boxing and football to NFL and F1.
The data was generated after 2,000 British women were asked to rate 30 male sports stars on a scale of 1 to 10 regarding their ‘sexiness’.
The list itself yielded some surprising names, but it’s no surprise to see old rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo go head-to-head once again.
So here, Mailsport reveals the top 10 sexiest sports stars – and you’ll be shocked to see who took the crown!
Lionel Messi (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo (R) are both on the ‘Top 10 Sexiest Sports Stars’ list
British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua also appears on the list, but is not number one
10. Conor McGregor
At number 10 is Irish UFC star Conor McGregor.
The ‘Notorious’ has rarely been in the spotlight over the past two years after suffering a horrific leg break against Dustin Poirier in July 2021.
However, that hasn’t stopped him from ending up in the top 10 sexiest active sports stars in the world.
Maybe it’s his new thick, welterweight physique that got him on the list.
9. Lionel Messi
He may have been crowned the world’s best footballer for 2023 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, but Lionel Messi can only sneak up to ninth place on this list.
The Argentine and Inter Miami star, who sports a number of tattoos and a healthy beard, will certainly be disappointed with his ranking, especially considering Cristiano Ronaldo’s position on the list.
UFC star Conor McGregor (L) and footballer Lionel Messi (R) are ranked 10th and 9th in the list
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy beats both McGregor and Messi in the rankings
8. Rory McIlroy
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy recently made headlines for his abrupt decision to leave the PGA Tour policy board – but now he’s in the spotlight for his good looks!
The former world number one is number eight on this list and is the only golfer to appear on this list.
7. Jack Grealish
The first Premier League footballer to make the list of ‘Top 10 Sexiest Sports Stars’ is none other than Manchester City’s Jack Grealish.
The former Aston Villa star is often praised for his traditional long locks, which he recently ditched for a new, shorter hairstyle.
We are sure that regardless of his choice of hairstyle, the popular England international would find a way to make it into this list.
Jack Grealish was spotted with a new short haircut ahead of England’s Euro 2024 qualifiers
6. Erling Haaland
Norwegian star Erling Haaland surpasses his City teammate Grealish by one place, who sits at number six on this list.
The 23-year-old is known for his prolific goal scoring on the pitch, but it appears he is now attracting attention off it too.
Perhaps his long, blond locks – which he usually ties back during matches – prompted voters to put him ahead of Grealish.
5. Christiano Ronaldo
While he may be at the end of his career and rarely voted for major individual football awards, Ronaldo will be happy to have included Messi on this list.
The Al-Nassr forward is at number five on the list, which is impressive considering the 38-year-old is the oldest sports star to feature on the list.
However, it’s no surprise considering the dedication – and perhaps obsession – he has with his physique.
Manchester City star Erling Haaland is making headlines both on and off the pitch
Al-Nassr striker Cristiano Ronaldo is number five on the list
In recent years, Lewis Hamilton’s grip on the Formula 1 crown may have waned, but that hasn’t stopped him from finishing in fourth place on this list.
The Mercedes star was often praised for his good looks and well-chosen outfits – and that continued during his recent trip to Las Vegas.
Hamilton opted for an all-black look on the red carpet at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, where fans joked that he was ‘spawned from the Matrix’.
3. Travis Kelce
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you know very well who Travis Kelce is by now.
The Kansas City Chiefs star is making headlines for his blossoming relationship with global superstar Taylor Swift – and it’s easy to see why!
Kelce’s older brother Jason was recently named to People Magazine’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive” list.
Travis Kelce has been making headlines since dating global superstar Taylor Swift
2. Anthony Joshua
While he may be busy promoting his ‘Day of Reckoning’ fight with Otto Wallin on December 23, Anthony Joshua ranks second on the list of ‘Top 10 Sexiest Sports Stars’.
‘AJ’ is often described as boxing’s poster boy and it’s clear why after he was given a score of nine out of ten in the survey.
1. Tyson fury
Yes, you read that correctly. Tyson Fury has been named the sexiest active athlete in the world.
The ‘Gypsy King’ – who is currently preparing for his fight with Oleksandr Usyk next year – has a hulking build and stands a whopping 1.80 meters tall.
While he is certainly more used to making headlines inside the boxing ring than outside of it, there is no doubt that he is eager to claim this title.
According to the survey, Tyson Fury was crowned the sexiest active athlete in the world
The ‘Gypsy King’ has a colossal frame and is no less than 1.80 meters long