50 Hottest Brunettes in Sports

Zack PumerantzAnalyst IIIApril 19, 2011

50 Hottest Brunettes in Sports

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    While most fans live and breathe sports and are willing to suffer in hopes of a miracle, beautiful women hover over and successfully decrease the stress of fans and players.

    But not just any women.

    Brunettes.

    While blondes are lavishly exuberant, brunettes tend to flirt with subtle sexiness and play hard to get with their appearance.

    From Jenn Sterger to Leryn Franco, these women complete the aspect of sports that even the most borderline male fans can appreciate.

    Here are the 50 sexiest brunettes in sports.

    Enjoy.

50. Misty May

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    MLB backup catcher Matt Treanor's wife has 107 career tournament wins, more than any other female volleyball player.

    She and teammate Kerri Walsh have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time."

    Maxim seems to love her as well.

49. Allyson Felix

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    Felix is the only woman ever to be a three-time Athletics World Championship gold medalist at the 200 meters.

    She participates in the US Anti-Doping Agency's "Project Believe" program, where she is regularly tested for performance enhancing drugs.

    By the look of it, she's all natural.

    The track-and-field star has been racing through our minds all day.

48. Kyra Gracie

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    The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practicioner and grappling world champion comes from a long lineage of fighters.

    Not only is she the first Gracie to actively compete in the sport, but she is the first to steal our hearts.

    She gives an unquestionably pleasurable ass-kicking.

47. Miesha Tate

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    According to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings, Tate is the No. 6 ranked 135-pound female fighter.

    She is the No. 1 ranked MMA woman in our books.

    Tate can break just as many hearts as faces.

46. Snezana Peric

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    The Serbian is slowly climbing the ladder of international karate.

    However, she may be known just as much for her high profile relationships. 

    She is quickly working her way into fans' dreams as well.

45. Lisa Guerrero

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    The American sportscaster has been called the "hardest working sports reporter" by the Los Angeles Times.

    She is without question the hottest working sports reporter.

    She was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America by The Hispanic Business Journal.

    George W. Bush invited her to host a Hispanic luncheon in the White House in 2003; however, that may take away from her credibility.

44. Lindsay Petruny

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    The host and reporter for Kraft Sports Productions, Petruny's life revolves around the Patriots.

    Gisele better watch out, because this producer may catch Brady's eyes.

    OK, maybe not, but she's still the sexiest reporter in the Boston area.

43. Serena Williams

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    With perhaps the most dominant backhand in tennis, Serena controls her own destiny.

    Most fans would love that destiny to include them.

    She is a former No. 1 ranked player who now ranks No. 10 in singles and No. 20 in doubles with her sister Venus.

    Just make sure you don't find her in any alleys.

42. Kristina Lum

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    The synchronized swimmer grew up in Santa Clara, California. 

    She is one of the first women to use a male partner.

    The line for potential candidates must have wrapped around the block more than a few times.

41. Stephanie Rice

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    It can be assumed that a coach saw her in a bathing suit and immediately knew she'd be an amazing model...and swimmer, of course.

    Rice holds the world record in the 400-meter women's individual medley and won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 

40. Flavia Delaroli

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    The Brazilian freestyle swimmer holds a national record and has a record body.

    She has represented her country in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

    Yet, she always represents the ideal woman for male swimming fans.

39. Allison Stokke

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    The sexy pole vaulter rose to Internet fame when her 17-year-old picture was sent around the web. 

    One of the few athletes who have kept to herself, she got unwanted attention and gained a throng of following men.

    She is a pole vaulting specialist as well as an Internet sensation. 

38. Gina Carano

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    Carano is known as "the face of women's MMA".

    That's a good face for the sport to have.

    However, her body is far better.

    According to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings, she was the No. 3 ranked 145-pound female fighter in the world.

    She is also a successful model and actress.

37. Christine Arron

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    While she is from Guadeloupe, Arron competes for France.

    She has the fourth fastest time for the 100-meter in history and holds the European record of 10.73 seconds.

    While her records are impressive, her beauty puts her on our radar.

36. Sophie Horn

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    Horn is a single handicap golfer.

    The female golfer may want to focus on modeling.

    Golf could gain a lot more fans with her hitting off the tee.

35. Caroline Celico

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    Celico met Brazilian soccer star Kaka in 2001 and married the golden boy in 2005.

    She will never have a problem shopping again.

    While she lacks the curves of other WAGS, she has perhaps the cutest face on this list.

34. Molly Qerim

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    It is omnipresent knowledge that sports reporters must be good looking.

    Qerim takes it to a new level.

    The co-host of the The Daily Line has worked for CBS and ESPN.

    Her resume is stacked.

    So is her developing male fan base.

33. Ashley Tappin

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    Tappin is a three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer.

    After retiring, she began a career in coaching.

    It is unclear whether she coaches swimming or modeling, but you can assume she's great at both.

32. Mia St. John

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    Don't let her cute look fool you.

    The professional boxer and Tae Kwon Do Champion is a warrior in the ring with 22 wins, one draw and 12 knockouts.

    She easily has the most intense jaw in women's sports.

31. Logan Tom

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    The girl with two male first names made her Olympic debut at the tender age of 19.

    In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she helped USA win a silver medal and was named best scorer.

    She could win the gold with this pose.

30. Amanda Beard

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    Beard has captured seven Olympic medals and has entertained millions with her models.

    Her Olympic days may be dwindling, but she'll continue to do the latter for a long time.

    She could easily be a fembot with that seductive face.

29. Larissa Riquelme

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    It's baffling that Riquelme has survived through the drunk international soccer fans.

    The model and actress gained fame in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in her support of the Paraguay national team.

    She is the highest paid model in Paraguay.

    Soon, she'll be the most searched on the Internet.

28. Juliana Veloso

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    Having competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics, this Brazilian diver is quickly gaining a fan base.

    Her most supportive fan may be Maxim, as she has started a modeling venture as well.

    She won two gold medals at the 2008 South American Swimming Championships.

27. Minka Kelly

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    Linked to Derek Jeter since 2008, Kelly was name "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire.

    We believe that label to be a fair assessment.

    Yet she has plenty of competition.

26. Malia Jones

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    The model and surfer won the girls division of the United States Amateur Surfing Championship at 15.

    Surfing Magazine then spotted her, and a modeling career was born.

    She has been named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" by People and one of America's "10 Sexiest Athletes" by Esquire.

    Look at her, and it quickly becomes clear why.

25. Gabrielle Union

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    Union, known for her movies and eye-opening poses, is dating prolific guard Dwyane Wade.

    The wild shots that Wade hits on a consistent basis may be luck, but by looking at his girlfriend, it is clear he has plenty of it.

24. Franziska Van Almsick

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    Winning her first Olympic medal in 1992 at 14 years old, Van Almsick is more than just a swimmer.

    Also a beautiful model, she was named as the "Female World Swimmer of the Year" by Swimming World Magazine in 1993.

23. Anna Benson

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    Establishing herself as a wife of Major League Baseball, Benson is married to former average pitcher Kris Benson.

    She is easily the sexiest wife in baseball, begging us to ask why she married Kris Benson.

    He may have been the biggest waste in baseball.

22. Bianca Cruz

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    Cruz is perhaps the best looking softball player of all time.

    She is multi-talented, with the looks to be the cheerleader and the skill to hit the ball deep in the same game.

    The former Arizona State player is a great catch.

21. Kim Kardashian

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    The American socialite and model is known for gaining fame from her father, albeit having no talent.

    She makes this list as the girlfriend of Nets' forward Kris Humphries.

    Kardashian earned $6 million in 2010, more than any other reality star.

20. Daniela Fontani

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    Fiorentina's Alessandro Gamberini is dating the former Miss Italia pageant participant.

    With Fontani only 20 years old, Gamberini may be the first on a long list to come of soccer players.

    Could Ronaldo or Ashley Cole be next?

19. Yolanthe Cabau Van Kasbergen

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    Yolanthe married Dutch football player Wesley Sneijder days after the 2010 FIFA World Cup final.

    She was voted the "sexiest babe of the year" by the Dutch FHM in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

    The model and actress has perhaps the best pose on this list.

18. Romi Bean

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    Denver Broncos fans may be frustrated with the team's recent play and the decision to start Kyle Orton next year over the energized Tim Te-Bro, but Bean certainly relieves plenty of that stress.

    The sexiest member of the Denver cheerleading squad doesn't seem fazed by the team's recent lack of quality play.

    Neither should the fans when Bean is out there cheering with 33 other sexy dancers.


17. Daniela Cicarelli

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    While she may not be an athlete, reporter or cheerleader, Cicarelli is the sexiest ex-girlfriend of Christiano Ronaldo.

    Letting her go was the biggest mistake of his life, although it's doubtful he could care less.

    She doesn't seem fazed in the least bit.

16. Jamie Sale

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    The Canadian pair skater is a 2002 Olympic Champion and 2001 World Champion.

    Judges tend to give her extra points for sexuality.

    Regardless of whether she is in sand or soap, Sale is the sexiest figure skater in the game.

15. Lokelani McMichael

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    The surfer, triathlete and model became the youngest female to finish the Hawaii Ironman in 1995.

    All she's done since then is be featured in GQ, Shape, Triathlete, Runner's World and more.

    She is far from bereft of opportunity with that body.

14. Adriana Monsalve

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    Originally gaining fame as a singer in two menial bands, Monsalve is now letting the world see her good looks on ESPN Deportes as their sports anchor. 

    She doesn't wear those leather pants on set.

    Perhaps it's time to change the dress code.

13. Danica Patrick

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    The professional racer has been seen in Go Daddy commercials that make little to no sense. 

    However, her looks make up for the lack of reasonable information.

     

    Unfortunately in NASCAR, the hood of the car hides her sexy figure.

     

    This picture will suffice.

12. Mirella Grisales

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    The Colombian sports reporter is just another name on Christiano Ronaldo's long list of conquests.

    This may be his best one.

    She is at least his most educated venture.

    It is doubtful he could care less.

11. Arianny Celeste

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    Celeste is a ring girl and a model, but is best known for her role as an Octagon girl for the UFC.

    She has modeled for FHM, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and Maxim.

    Most men would love to make her their ring girl.

10. Victoria Vanucci

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    After becoming a professional tennis player at a young age, Vanucci faced a shoulder injury that ended her career.

    She then focused on modeling.

    The injury now appears to be a blessing in disguise...for male fans at least.

9. Carly Zucker

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    Her last name means sugar in German, so it's no surprise that she is thoroughly sweet.

    We see her Planet of the Apes pose as her signature picture.

    The wife of Chelsea player Joe Cole, Zucker is a fitness trainer.

    While she's not the typical loud and outspoken WAG, she is another beautiful woman in soccer.

8. Ana Ivanovic

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    Once ranked No. 1 in the world, the Serbian tennis player is now No. 17 on the WTA rankings.

    Ivanovic picked up a racket after watching fellow Yugoslavian Monica Seles on television.

    She's still ranked first in sex appeal.

7. Fabiola Da Silva

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    The world renowned Brazilian inline skater has received over 50 medals in the LG Action Sports World Tour events.

    The most decorated female athlete in X Games history, she only lost one X Games event, finishing second in 1999. 

    "Fabiola Rule" was created to adapt to her talent.

    It allowed women to compete in the formerly all-male vert competition.

    She has placed in the top 10 numerous times in competitions against men.

6. Jenn Sterger

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    It's no secret that Brett Favre meant to send those sext messages to offensive lineman Nick Mangold.

    Okay, maybe not, but who can blame him for obsessing over the Jets' sexy reporter?

    She may have been hotter at Florida State, when she was an "innocent" fan.

    Now she's big time, with many fans.

5. Adriana Lima

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    Marko Jaric might be the luckiest man alive.

    The former mediocre NBA point guard married Lima in 2009, and they've been smiling ever since.

    Or at least, he has.

4. Leryn Franco

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    While she's a prolific athlete who specializes in the javelin throw, Franco may be more known for her sexy look.

    She gained fame for appearing in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

    Her personal best throw was in 2007, reaching 55.38 meters.

3. Elisabetta Canalis

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    Canalis used to date famous soccer player Christian Vieri and also became the presenter of a soccer TV program.

    The Italian model is perhaps the most desired woman in Italy.

    And soon the world.

2. Laisa Andrioli

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    With her small stature, most soccer fans expect Laisa to get battered and bruised by the plethora of bigger female players.

    However, this scrappy beauty led the Brazilian team to a championship last year.

    Maybe opponents seem to be distracted by her looks.

    Or jealous.

1. Teresa Lourenco

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    This Trinidadian model was discovered at age 14.

    At age 16, she won the "Les Trophees de la Mode" in Paris for Best New Face.

    Lourenco was then discovered again by NBA player Richard Jefferson, who is now her husband.

    She could easily have won the award for best body.

    At least Jefferson is a step above Marko Jaric and Kris Humphries.