The 40 Sexiest European Sports Hotties
Maybe it's the accents. Maybe it's the carefree attitude. Maybe it's the cigarette smoke. Ok maybe not the last one, but there's definitely something about European women that drives us all crazy.
Many of the sexiest women of sports (athletes, WAGs, and fans) hail from the European continent, so we figured we'd get down to business and figure out once and for all who is the hottest European of them all.
With that, here are the 40 sexiest European sports hotties.
40. Adriana Karembeu (Slovakia)
Adriana Karembeu is a Slovakian actress/model who became a WAG when she married soccer star Christian Karembeu.
The couple has since split, which may make Adriana a bit more willing to show some skin in public places.
39. A Hot Group of Fans (United Kingdom)
The good thing about hot fans is that they generally travel in packs. Here is a group of English soccer fans, each supporting a different club.
They certainly are a passionate bunch.
38. Patriotic Soccer Fan (Portugal)
Portugal is the land of Cristiano Ronaldo, so you know they must have a lot of hot women. Here is one showing her full support for the Portuguese soccer team.
Maybe she'll be next on Ronaldo's list.
37. Sarah Brandner (Germany)
Sarah Brandner hails from Germany but has developed an international flavor since she has lived in Milan and New York.
Besides her modeling, Brandner is famous in Europe for being the girlfriend of soccer player Bastian Schweinsteiger.
36. Anna Semenovich (Russia)
Anna Semenovich was once a competitive figure skater, but at some point she realized that she was much better at getting pictures taken of her in her underwear than figure skating.
She's now a model, which just means more photo shoots for us.
35. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)
Ana Ivanovic is currently the No. 17 ranked women's tennis player in the world, but she held the No. 1 ranking as recently as 2008.
She became famous for her hotness as much as her tennis ability, and she was even featured in the song Hurricane Ana by Serbian rapper Filip Filipi.
That's when she knew she had arrived.
34. Soccer Fan with Matching Underwear (Germany)
Nothing shows your support like a sports-themed bra. I don't know where you get something like that—maybe it's custom made—but I'm sure the rest of the German fans appreciate it.
We sure do.
33. Claudia Toth (Austria)
I'll give you three guesses at what sport Claudia Toth plays.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
Toth is the skip (I'm guessing that's something like a captain) of the Austrian curling team. Bet you didn't see that one coming.
If they played in uniforms like this, I think they would get better ratings.
32. Anastasia Luppova (Russia)
This Russian beauty won the 2009 European and World Billiard Championship. And here I thought the Black Widow was the hottest pool player around.
I wonder how many guys she's played the "dumb girl" bit on and hustled for big money at local pool halls. Has to be in the thousands.
31. Alena Seredova (Czech Republic)
This model and former Miss Czech Republic is famous for dating Italian soccer player Gianluigi Buffon.
I'm not sure how they communicate, but when the girl looks like this does it really matter?
30. Sina Schielke (Germany)
Sina is a German sprinter whose personal best in the 100-meter dash is 11.16 seconds.
So by the time you're finished reading this, Schielke could have run 100 meters. I can't even get to the refrigerator from the couch in 11 seconds...and that's about 30 feet away...
29. Liv Boeree (United Kingdom)
Olivia Boeree is a poker player who makes the list for a couple of reasons—her level of hotness is undeniable, but she should also get bonus points for having the greatest nickname in sports today, The Iron Maiden.
Yeah I know, it's a stretch to call poker a "sport," but it's an excuse to include Liv on the list so I doubt you'll be complaining long.
28. Ilary Blasi (Italy)
You always know you've made a great choice when you're struggling to find a picture that's appropriate enough to put on the website.
This Italian model/actress is known for marrying Italian soccer star Francesco Totti.
27. Kelly Brook (United Kingdom)
Brook is an English model who became a WAG when she dated rugby player Danny Cipriani from 2008-2010.
I know it's not very popular in the States, but if there was ever a reason to pay attention to rugby...this is it.
26. Almudena Cid (Spain)
25. Maria Verchenova (Russia)
Women's golf was never a spectator sport. That is, until hotties like Natalie Gulbis started to get involved. Russian beauty Maria Verchenova is the latest female golfer to wow us with her looks.
She was the first Russian to become a member of the Ladies European Tour and hopefully the LPGA is next on her list.
24. Federica Ridolfi (Italy)
Federica Ridolfi is an Italian dancer and model who became a WAG when she started dating soccer player Giuliano Giannichedda.
Maybe it's because she's the only one who could actually pronounce his name.
23. Kiira Korpi (Finland)
Kiira Korpi is a Finnish figure skater who has been winning quite a few titles recently. She was the Finnish national champion in 2009 and 2010.
The 22-year-old was also a 2011 European bronze medalist, and she currently has the 12th-highest score in international competition.
All those distinctions and she looks like this? Something tells me we'll be talking about Kiira for years to come.
22. Martina Colombari (Italy)
Martina Colombari is an Italian model became a WAG when she married soccer player Alessandro Costacurta.
When it comes to WAGs, Italy and England definitely have the market cornered.
21. Anna Sedokova (Ukraine)
Anna Sedokova was born in the Ukraine and is famous for marrying soccer player Valentine Belkevich.
With her, it's like every day is Valentine's Day.
20. Abigail Clancy (United Kingdom)
Abigail Clancy is another famous British WAG, known for being engaged to English soccer player Peter Crouch. She was also on Britain's Top Model, where she finished in second place.
Who came in first? This girl.
I don't think the people voted on that result.
19. Friendly Soccer Fan (Italy)
With fans like this it's not hard to see why Italy won the World Cup in 2006. Although she might make it a little more difficult for the players to concentrate on the game.
18. Imogen Thomas (United Kingdom)
Imogen Thomas is a British "celebrity" known for dating soccer player Jermain Defoe, but she was first a contestant on the UK version of Big Brother.
She's also been in Playboy and has a sex tape out there somewhere. Pretty standard reality star progression.
17. Aleka Kamila (Greece)
Aleka Kamila is a Greek model who became a WAG when she married NBA player Peja Stojakovic.
Peja's game has been revitalized in Dallas, and it certainly looks like Aleka is still in top form.
16. Olga Zhovnir, Elena Khromova and Olga Kharlan (Ukraine)
Believe it or not these are members of the Ukranian fencing team, posing for a magazine after they won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.
With women that look like this it's a shame they dress them up in those ridiculous outfits.
15. Noemie Lenoir (France)
The French swimsuit model is famous for being married to soccer player Claude Makélélé.
France is surprisingly under-represented on this list. Not sure what's going on, because we know that the French hotties exist. Maybe they're just in hiding?
14. Michelle Marsh (United Kingdom)
Marsh is a British model who became a WAG when she started dating soccer player Will Haining.
I'm sure she was a handful for him to deal with.
13. Soccer Cheerleaders (Europe)
I didn't know that soccer had cheerleaders, but I have it on good authority that these are "European soccer cheerleaders."
If this is true, my interest in soccer just reached an all-time high.
12. Tanya Robinson (United Kingdom)
Tanya Robinson is a British model who became a WAG when she married soccer player Steven Taylor.
The British WAGs are definitely well-represented on this list, so Robinson should consider it an honor that she rose to the top of the list.
11. Cheryl Cole (United Kingdom)
Cheryl Cole is one of the most famous British WAGs in the world for her marriage to Chelsea soccer player Ashley Cole.
Before that, however, she gained her fame on the British reality show Popstars: The Rivals. After that she was chosen as a judge on The X-Factor and has been in the reality spotlight ever since.
10. Alessia Ventura (Italy)
This Italian showgirl and model became a WAG when she started dating soccer star Filippo Inzaghi. I'm sure his play improved quite soon after that.
I have no basis for this whatsoever, but I'm pretty sure her preferred nickname is Alessia "Ace" Ventura.
9. Danielle Lloyd (United Kingdom)
Danielle Lloyd, a former Miss England and Miss Great Britain, dated many soccer players before becoming engaged to Jamie O'Hara.
I think if you're Miss England, given the country's affinity for the sport, there must be something in your contract saying you are obligated to marry a soccer player.
8. Hot Blonde Soccer Fan (Sweden)
Sweden isn't exactly known for its soccer, but it is known for its beautiful blondes.
This soccer fan just happens to be particularly stunning.
I'm not sure how her English is, but she managed to jot something down on her hip that makes this picture that much hotter.
7. Lauren Pope (United Kingdom)
Besides being an accomplished DJ (apparently), Lauren Pope is known for being the girlfriend of Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips.
As a quick Google Image search will reveal, Pope is definitely not ashamed of her body. That's always a good thing for the rest of us.
6. Maria Sharapova (Russia)
Although Sharapova moved to the U.S. at the age of seven, she's still represents her home country of Russia.
Sharapova's been out of the tennis spotlight for a while, but she recently won a tournament so hopefully she'll be back on our radar soon.
5. Keeley Hazell (United Kingdom)
Keeley Hazell is a famous British "glamour" model who used her pictorials to land a soccer player, Joe Cole.
Cole ended up dumping her and going with a different lady, but he has to have some fond memories of Keeley floating around in his mind.
4. Anna Kournikova (Russia)
When you think of hot European sports chicks, it's hard not to think of Anna. She may have waved goodbye to her days as an athlete a long time ago, but that doesn't stop her from remaining atop the list of sports hotties.
3. Irina Shayk (Russia)
An internationally famous WAG, Russian beauty Irina Shayk is trying to be the one who settles down Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The SI cover model has been with Ronaldo for a while now, so it's either time for them to get engaged or time for him to cheat on her.
2. Gemma Atkinson (United Kindgom)
Gemma Atkinson of England loves being on TV as much as she loves dating soccer players—two of her former men are Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent.
Gemma has also been a welcome sight on a number of reality shows including: I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Weakest Link, Celebrity Masterchef and Soapstar Superstar.
1. Rosaria Cannavo (Italy)
Rosaria Cannavo is an Italian beauty known for dating Italian soccer player Christian Panucci.
You had to know that a few names on this list would be Italian, and Cannavo is the cream of the crop.