If you ask us the female athlete body type is the most attractive of all body types. We have painstakingly researched female athlete after female athlete to come up with the 51 hottest for 2016. It was a tough job but someone had to do it. Here is the ultimate list of hottest women sports stars in the world who are interested in either sports or modeling:
No. 51: Ali Krieger (Soccer Player)
Ali is a US women’s soccer player. She is currently playing for the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League. Krieger has represented the United States at two FIFA Women’s World Cups: 2011 in Germany and 2015 in Canada. She was part of the defense that held opponents scoreless for a record 540 minutes and helped lead the United States to become 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions.
No. 50: Natalie Gulbis (Golfer)
Natalie is a pro golfer on the LPGA tour. She is known for her good looks as well as her golf game… perhaps even more so. Her first professional win came at the July 2007 Evian Masters in France, where she defeated Jeong Jang in a playoff. Gulbis tapped in for a two-putt birdie on the first extra hole to claim the winner’s prize of $450,000.
No. 49: Christmas Abbott (CrossFit Athlete)
Christmas Abbott Abs Christmas is a CrossFit Athlete and coach as well as a NASCAR pit crew member. Most importantly she is a the top of our list of the Hottest Bodies of Crossfit. Christmas Abbott might not be a name you’ve heard yet, but get ready to see a whole lot more of this enterprising self-starter. She’s tough, tattooed and she can kick your ass, so fall in line and learn a few things about her. As you can see from her photos, Christmas really likes tattoos. It may fall into the stereotype of the intense CrossFit practitioner, but she doesn’t mind and we don’t either.
No. 48: Shelina Zadorsky (Soccer Player)
Shelina plays soccer for the Canadian National Team and was a captain at the University of Michigan. Most importantly though she comes in second on this list. Her team won Bronze in the Rio Olympics 2016.
No. 47: Rachel Cummins (MMA Fighter)
Rachel is an MMA Fighter. She trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Style. Rachel Cummins was always athletic, playing Volleyball and Basketball her whole life before transitioning into MMA. She beat Carla Esparza in a BJJ match, and her pro MMA record is 2-2. You can tell she’s got a wild side because she’s hooked up with War Machine post-prison. In an interview she said he sent her his adult films over Twitter and she watched them over and over until they met up, so she’s also got a proclivity for making bad choices. But, who doesn’t like bad girls? Well, most of us do.
No. 46: Jennie Finch (Baseball)
Started her career as a baseball player but quickly made the transition from professional sport to sports analyst with ESPN where she covers college baseball events. Also posed in Sports Illustrated and was named in top 50 of most beautiful people in US by peoples magazine. Jennie Finch, a 2 time Olympic gold medalist, was on the team that won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and won silver at the 2008 Games in Beijing. While Finch was the first woman to manage a male pro baseball team, she was not the first woman to receive a coaching position in baseball.
No. 45: Skylar Diggins (Basketball)
A superb basketball player who came through the ranks from Washington High & Notre Dame University. She have had made a fine transition from amateur to professional basketball in the states having won Big East Player of the Year back in 2012 and 13. Diggins had a breakout year in the 2014 WNBA season and was named an All-Star. During the All-Star game, she had a team high 27 points including a lay-up that sent the game into overtime. She ranked second in league in scoring with 20.1 point per game.
No. 44: Kiira Korpi (Figure Skater)
Whether you figure skating as a sport or art, one thing goes hand in hand is beautiful ladies with so much grace, style and athleticism and Kiira Korpi is everything what we love about figure skating. She hails from Finland and has been professional skating for years and widely regarded as one of the hottest women in the sport. Malia Manuel burst on to the scene of professional surfing at the age of just 14 and won the US open surfing event becoming the youngest ever to do so. She hails from Kauai, Hawaii and surfing comes naturally to her. In the last 6 years she has been ranked in the top 10 of surfing rankings at all times. In 2008, at the age of 14 she became the youngest surfer ever to win the U.S. Open of Surfing.
No. 42: Sydney Leroux (Soccer Player)
Sydney Leroux Sydney is the fifth and final member of the US Women’s Soccer Team to make this list and we saved the best for last. She is an Olympic gold medalist. As a forward, she currently plays for the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. Leroux was on the roster of the United States team for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She saw action in four of the seven games, recording an assist to a Christen Press goal in the opening game against Australia. She did not play in the Final against Japan
No. 41: Sarah Backman (Arm Wrestler)
Sarah Backman is a Swedish 8 time world champion arm wrestler. This means she can probably beat you in arm wrestling, with looks like that we doubt you will hold it against her. Bäckman began arm wrestling at age 14. She is one of the most decorated women’s arm wrestlers in the world. An eight-time World Arm Wrestling Champion, eight-time European Arm Wrestling Champion and 11-time Swedish Arm Wrestling Champion. She retired from arm wrestling to pursue a wrestling career in May 2013 when she decided to sign with WWE.
No. 40: Julia Mancuso (Alpine Skiing)
One of the most experienced and successful alpine skiing athlete Julia Mancuso has won gold in 2006 Olympics and bronze and silver medals in 2010. She also won 5 medals in world championships. Julia Mancuso is a house hold name in USA and frequently appear on magazine covers. There are many different shades of Julia Mancuso. Julia’s a world-class skier, fitness guru, role model, underwear model, philanthropist, brand ambassador and overall free spirit.
No. 39: Genevieve LaCaze (Australian Athletics)
Genevieve LaCaze is an Australian athletics competitor who specializes in the 3000 metre steeplechase. She held an athletics scholarship at the University of Florida. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. LaCaze is of French, Italian and Spanish descent. LaCaze placed ninth in the final in a personal best time of 9:21.21 in the women’s 3000 metres steeplechase in a race where Ruth Jebet set an Asian area record and Emma Coburn set North American Area record, but with her cute looks, I feel like she won Gold.
No. 38: Carmen Jorda (F1/GP3)
With her father, ex-driver Jose Miguel Jorda, as a role model it is no surprise that Carmen fell in love with motor racing from a very early age. She rose to stardom when she became the development driver for Lotus F1. She has been on the racing scene for best part of last 10 years but has never won any significant event. But like always her good looks made sure she get the media attention.
No. 37: Ellen Hoog (Field Hockey)
Dutch national hockey team player Ellen Hoog was part of Holland hockey team which won the 2014 Olympic gold in London which was followed by SI edition photo cover. The Overveen, Netherlands native is one of the most decorated field hockey players in the world, as her trophy case is stocked to the brim with medals. The midfielder has won three European Championships (2005, 2009, and 2011), two World Championships (2006 and 2014), and two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012). At the 2012 Olympics, Ellen made history with a clutch penalty shootout performance.
No. 36: Michelle Waterson (MMA fighter)
Michelle is an MMA fighter and the Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. Her nickname is “The Karate Hottie”. Seems appropriate! A karate student since the age of 10, Waterson holds a Black Belt in American Free Style Karate and has also trained in WuShu, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Boxing and wrestling.
No. 35: Marta Menegatti (Beach Volleyball Player)
Marta looks like a model and she plays a sport that requires its athletes to wear bikinis. She was reduced to tears at the last Olympics, but she’s still young and is one of the rising stars in the sport of beach volleyball. With an even stronger performance at the Rio Olympics than in the London Olympics (where she and her partner made the quarter finals), she can become deservedly known for her incredible athletic abilities.
No. 34: Winifer Fernandez (Volleyball Player)
Winifer is a volleyball player for the Dominican, She has become a bit of an internet sensation this Olympics for her good looks. We can see why. Fernández was called to play with her national team who won the gold in the World Grand Prix Group 2. And again during the Pan-American Cup played in home soil. Her team was perfect with 5-0 in the pool play defeating Cuba 3-0 in the semifinals.
No. 33: Hilary Knight (Hockey Player)
Hilary Knight is a professional hockey player, Olympic Silver Medalist for the USA, MVP of the Canadian Women’s Professional hockey league, four-time World Champion and three-time All American in the sport of women’s hockey…and she looks good doing it! As a teenager, Knight was a member of the United States senior national team. In November 2006, she played for Team USA in the Four Nations Cup and was the youngest player for Team USA at 17 years old.
No. 32: Silje Norendal (Snowboarder)
Norwegian star Silje Norendal is a professional snowboarder and she won gold in European Winter X Games in 2013 and also participated in 2014 winter Olympics and finished 4th in Slopestyle category. In the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Norendal finished in fourth place in the Slopestyle Semifinals with a score of 78.75.
No. 31: Jonelle Filigno (Footballer)
One of the hottest female footballer who played in the 2015 women world cup in Canada, this Canadian beauty is not only a decent footballer but she got a hot body on her as well and luckily she is not shy to show it. At the 2012 Olympics, Filigno scored the winning goal against Great Britain in the knockout stage of the tournament, a stunning volley from a Sophie Schmidt corner kick. She was subsequently awarded an Olympic bronze medal after Canada defeated France in the Third Place match.
No. 30: Anouk Hoogendijk (Footballer)
Anouk Hoogendijk is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Ajax as a midfielder or defender. A full international with over 100 caps since 2004 for the Dutch national team, he has represented the nation at one FIFA Women’s World Cup and twice UEFA Women’s Euro tournaments. She is nicknamed Noukie.
No. 29: Anastasia Ashley (Big-wave Surfer)
At the age of just 16 she won her very first national competition in pro-surfing which was followed by number of other American based competition. She also became a model and posed from SI & Maxim editions before she opened up her own Jewelry & clothing line called “Gypsy Jet Set”. Ashley appeared on an episode of Hell’s Kitchen where she taught the team challenge winners how to surf.
No. 28: Beatriz Recari (Golfer)
Hails from Spain, Beatriz Recari started playing golf at a very young of just 9 and since than she has played in numerous tournaments over the years. Her on the course success has been sensational but unlike other talented athletes she has refused to pose in any of the men’s magazine, she even turned down offer to pose for Sports Illustrated. She won a total amount of $1,030,614 in 2013 and was ranked 8th in the Money List Rank.
No. 27: Anna Sidorova (Curling)
She started her career as figure skater and but after an injury she became a curler and lead Russian national curling team in 2014 Sochi Olympics. She just narrowly missed playing for gold the first time, losing to Team Japan on the very last shot of the 2016 semifinal. After defeating Canada’s Chelsea Carey for her 3rd straight bronze, she spoke of feeling encouraged by getting closer to the gold or silver each time, and hopes 2017 and 2018 will be her years.
No. 26: Maria Kirilenko (Tennis)
She is Russian and started her career as a professional tennis player but could never live up to the hype or expectations on the court. She has reached three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, at the 2010 Australian Open the 2012 Wimbledon Championships and the 2013 French Open. But because of it she became quite a star having posed for SI editions and was part of Adidas’s first Stella McCartney tennis clothing line.
No. 25: Gina Carano (MMA Fighter)
Gina Carano was widely considered the face of MMA with a very successful and highly lucrative career in the mixed martial arts sport. She moved to modeling and quite recently into action and have three blockbusters under her name, the likes of Deadpool, Fast & Furious and Haywire. She is not only incredibly athletic but beautiful and intelligent. In addition to being a nominee for the 2013 Critics Choice Awards for best actress in an action movie for Haywire, Carano was a top 10 most searched athlete on Yahoo! that year.
No. 24: Whitney Miller (Wake Surfer)
Whitney Miller is a former miss USA, competed in pro wake surfing events and now on her way to earn a mixed martial arts Jiu Jitsu Black belt. Whitney Miller was named Miss United States in 2012. From there, she made the obvious decision to pursue a career in combat sports. She made her amateur boxing debut against River Fuller. Miller won a decision.
No. 23: Melanie Adams (Pole Vaulter)
Born in Melbourne, this blonde beauty picked up pole-vaulting at the young age of 11. Since then, she’s won two national under-21 titles and is also a 2012 Olympian. While there’s no denying her athletic abilities, the pole vaulting goddess is flying high in front of the camera as well! Heating up the blogosphere with some pretty swimsuit pics, the model/athlete has said she hopes to one day compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
No. 22: Ronda Rousey (MMA Fighter)
Ronda Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress. Rousey was the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo (Bronze), which she won at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She is the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She won twelve consecutive MMA fights, six in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), before suffering her first and only loss to Holly Holm; she won eleven of those fights in the first round, nine of them by arm bar submission. Rousey trains under Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy, and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club. In 2015, she was the third most searched person on Google.
No. 21: Lauren Sesselmann (Footballer)
Recently played in the 2015 FIFA Women world cup and represented host nation Canada. She had a successful football career and won Olympic medal with her Canadian side. She is also a fitness freak and have her own “fitness dvds” Since their winless effort at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany, Team Canada has steadily ascended the ranks of women’s soccer. They won the bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, and now face an elimination showdown showdown with Switzerland. Canada are on their best run of international play ever, and the addition of Lauren Sesselmann has coincided with that run. The 31 year-old defender is an important part of a Canada team that wants to prove itself on its home turf.
No. 20: Meghan Hardin (Golf)
She is a professional golfer but she seem to spend a lot more time modeling than on the golf course it seems. But because she is hot we are going to list her anyway. At 19, Hardin became the youngest competitor to ever appear on the Golf Channel’s Big Break series. Turning down multiple scholarship offers, Hardin decided going pro would be a better career move. We couldn’t agree more.
No. 19: Blair O’Neal (Golfer)
One of the hottest golf stars around and she is also a model. A quick search in google images will bring in her more modeling stuff than golf. Blair O’Neal is a master of many trades, golf just one among them. The 33-year-old beauty is a mainstay on our list of the Most Beautiful Women in Golf, and has recently been seen alongside Martin Hall on Golf Channel’s School of Golf.
No. 18: Camille Leblanc Bazinet (Cross-Fit & Weight-Lifting)
Canadian professional cross-fit athlete and won the female edition of 2014 cross-fit games and pretty good at weight-lifting played different sports growing up like soccer, volleyball part of gymnastic team, running marathons and also likes to play bit of Rugby and she is incredibly hot. In 2013, Leblanc-Bazinet married fellow CrossFitter, Dave Lipson. She is currently enrolled part-time in the Chemical Engineering program at the Université de Sherbrooke.
No. 17: Clair Bidez (snowboarder)
Was part of 2014 Winter Olympics US snowboarding team and also competed in the US grand prix of snowboarding. She comes from Colorado and become a very competitive snowboarder in the last couple of years. She posed for Swim Illustrated just before she took part in 2014 Winter Olympics. While she barely missed qualifying in the 2010 Olympics, she did make the cut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue that year. Besides looking great in a bikini, Clair specializes in halfpipe. She finished in 4th place at the 2006 Winter X Games
No. 16: Paige Spiranac (Golfer)
Paige is a pro golfer who is known for her Instagram account as much as her golf game. She has recently taken a break from her Instagram to focus on golf, we hope she returns soon. She is our number one and a great reason to start watching golf! “I’ve heard a lot of people say that I show a lot of skin or whatever but, for someone my age, I actually think I keep it pretty tame,” she told Bunkered. “There are a lot of other people out – fitness models and so on – who post pictures of themselves in their underwear. Nothing wrong with that but it’s just not something I choose to do.”
No. 15: Allison Stokke (Pole Vaulter)
This 26-year-old pole vaulting beauty is Allison Stokke, and she’s my new internet crush. Back in 2007, the photo above was posted online… and all hell broke loose on the web. She became a sportswear model, appearing in campaigns for Nike, Inc. and Athlete in 2015. She also began to work with GoPro, delivering a series of videos of her vaulting heights with the camera attached to her pole to demonstrate the inner working of the sport and advertise the action camera equipment. By 2016, her GoPro videos have received in excess of six million views on YouTube.
No. 14: Eugenie Bouchard (Tennis)
Also known as “Genie” and next Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard hails from Canada and has been a consistent performer in women tennis making history last year when she reached Women’s singles Wimbledon final. She is currently ranked 40th (15th August, 2016) and widely considered as future no.1 tennis player. But just like Sharapova she has already incredible market value and signed massive deal with Nike. Eugenie Bouchard, a 22-year-old Canadian who is taking the tennis world, by storm with her aggressive on-court tactics, and dazzling array of weapons on the court. Even at a relatively young age and moderate success she already has companies scrambling to sign her and hordes of fans that cheer her on at every event known as “Genie’s Army”. They can usually be seen decked out in the red and white colors of her home country Canada’s flag.
No. 13: Sierra Blair Coyle (Rock Climber)
Hails from Arizona, Sierra Coyle is a professional rock climber who travels to world to compete in climbing competitions. I can’t speak for the reasons why any of those other hundreds of thousands of people follow her, but my reason has always been pretty simple. She’s totally hot. In her photos of herself, which she posts each day to her popular social-media outlets, she is usually smiling and happy, wearing a cute outfit and often doing something that vaguely resembles real rock climbing.
No. 12: Antonija Misura (Basketball Player)
Antonija Misura is a Croatian professional basketball player. Let’s face it, she is probably the only reason anyone would watch Croatian women’s basketball. This Croatian beauty have been pronounced as the most beautiful Olympic athlete in London 2012. Mišura is often described as the most beautiful sportswoman of Croatia. She was named Miss Mediterranean Games in 2009 by a poll of 80 accredited photographers from 23 countries. The American sports website Bleacher Report named her the most beautiful female competitor at the 2012 Summer Olympics, The American Entertainment and Lifestyle Magazine Muze featured her as one of the 2012 Olympics most amazing athletes.
No. 11: Lindsey Vonn (Skier)
Lindsey Vonn is an alpine skier on the US Ski Team. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. She has also won six consecutive World Cup season titles in the downhill. She is also just as famous for dating Tiger Woods which still seems like a weird couple. Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has been in the tabloids lately because she was linked to dating Tiger Woods. The 37-year-old golfer has been known for his broken marriage with Elin Nordegren because of his countless affairs, but it seems he may have found a new love interest in Vonn, who has been a Gold medalist at the Winter Olympics and a World Cup champion.
No. 10: Maria Sharapova (Tennis Player)
Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently suspended due to testing positive for banned substances. Since Anna Kournikova left the sport she has basically taken over as the hot blond of pro tennis, although she isn’t the highest ranked tennis player on this list. Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, being the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan. According to Forbes, she has been named highest paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned US$285 million including prize money since she turned pro in 2001. In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open, admitting to testing positive for meld onium, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the start of 2016. On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
No. 9: Paige VanZant (UFC Fighter)
Paige VanZant is the hottest thing going in the UFC (pun intended). She fights in the Straw weight division, she checks in at a mere 115lbs. VanZant has crazy potential as a fighter and crossover star. Even more than the sometimes prickly Ronda Rousey, VanZant has the beauty, charm, skills and toughness to become a top-of-the-card draw.
No. 8: Alana Blanchard (Surfer)
Alana Blanchard is an American professional surfer and occasional bikini model. She surfs on the ASP World Tour. Despite the fact that nobody seems to notice, Alana Blanchard was the 10th-ranked female surfer in the world in 2014, and she is easily one of the most famous surfers on the planet, male or female. If that seems preposterous, it’s not. Consider that fame is simply a metric of how many people recognize you, and then consider Alana’s 1.7 million-and-climbing (Sep, 2016) Instagram followers.
No. 7: Ana Ivanovic (Tennis Player)
Ivanovic has been one of the most beautiful athletes in the world since she burst onto the scene after winning the 2008 French Open. She hasn’t won a Grand Slam since, but her model good-looks have landed her in magazines like Vogue and SI’s Swimsuit Issue. She also used to date Adam Scott, one of the sexiest male athletes alive. Ivanovic endorsed Nike apparel and shoes at the beginning of her professional career, but at the beginning of 2006 switched to rival Adidas. Ivanovic then signed a lifetime contract with the company. Ivanovic will become an Ambassador for Adidas once she retires from competitive tennis. She is believed to be the youngest athlete, male or female, to sign a contract of such longevity. Who wouldn’t want to sign a sportsperson that cute.
No. 6: Miesha Tate (MMA fighter)
Miesha is an MMA fighter with the UFC, she is also the former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion. She is also currently the 3rd ranked (as on 18th September, 2016) female fighter in the world pound-for-pound. Tate has modeled for numerous websites and publications, including ESPN The Magazine and Fitness Gurls. She is featured as a playable character in the video game EA Sports UFC. Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White has credited Tate’s fight with Ronda Rousey on March 3, 2012 as the key factor in the creation of women’s divisions in the UFC.
No. 5: Jackie Perez (CrossFit Athlete)
Jackie Perez is a CrossFit athlete and instructor out of Dublin, CA. Jackie, has built a legion of admirers around the world, amassing a quarter million fans on social media who love her for one reason – she keeps it real.
No. 4: Tina Maze (Alpine Skiing)
The most successful Slovenian athlete in Alpine Skiing winning two gold medals in Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. She is not only incredibly talented but also one of the hottest stars of 2014 Olympic games. She is one of just 6 women who have won in all five World Cup events and one of three women who have won in all five disciplines in a single season.
No. 3: Michelle Jenneke (hurdler and model)
She became instant hit back in during 2012 World Junior Championships, when her hot warm-ups hit the internet. She won silver medal in youth Olympics and started modeling beside participating in professional hurdle competitions. She shot to fame when she was filmed wiggling her hips in a bubbly warm-up dance before she hit the track for a race in 2012. And the athlete has now become the face of Coca-Cola’s global Olympic Games campaign.
No. 2: Alex Morgan (Footballer)
Alex Morgan is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. At age 22, she was the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the 2012 London Olympics she scored the game-winning goal in the 123rd minute of the semifinal game against Canada. She was subsequently named U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and was a FIFA World Player of the Year finalist. Alex is the forward on the US Women’s Soccer Team. She has that athletic, girl next door thing going on too.
No. 1: Leryn Franco (Javelin Throw)
Hails from Paraguay Leryn Franco hit the internet stardom back in 2008 Beijing Olympics in javelin throw competition, although her competition results were not great but her beauty made her an instant star which followed by countless modeling spreads and of course was on the cover of SI edition immediately after 2008 Olympics. Leryn Franco is one Paraguay’s hottest commodities. As a model and stellar athlete, it’s impossible not to take notice when she steps on the field. Beauty, strength, and perseverance are just a few things to describe this South American javelin throwing Olympian. Franco appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has competed in several beauty pageants. In 2006 she was runner-up Miss Universo Paraguay 2006. She participated in the Miss Bikini of the Universe pageant. Franco has her own calendar, which was photographed in 2007 by Martin Crespo.