50 Sexiest European Sports Hotties
There's nothing quite like European women to infatuate an audience.
With fans consistently eager to see sexy women in sports clog the media with their gaudy outfits and innocent beauty, there is no better time to look at the hottest ones from the other side of the world.
While the United States features its own array of beautiful women surrounding sports, Europe has its own flavor that can't seem to be matched.
From adventurous WAGs to athletes who don't shy away from provocative poses, these women continue to float around the Internet and excite men around the world.
Here are the 50 sexiest European women in sports.
50. Francesca Piccinini (volleyball)
This Italian volleyball player rarely takes pictures with clothes on.
Having represented Italy three times at the Summer Olympics, Piccinini feels more than entitled.
Fans don't mind.
49. Maurizia Cacciatori (fencer)
Unfortunately for this Italian foil fencer, she plays a sport that covers up every part of her.
It might be harder for her fans who go to matches just to see her pretty face.
Her talent is worth making a trip as she won the gold medal at the 2006 World Fencing Championships.
Quite the player.
48. Liv Boeree (poker)
This English poker player can clearly keep a straight face.
We, on the other hand, have more trouble not flinching when witnessing this beauty go all in.
It's all business for Boeree.
47. Sophie Sandolo (golf)
Not only did the Italian Sandolo begin playing golf at the tender age of 14, she made the Italian national team by the 16 years old and was a regional All-American while playing for the University of California.
Her annual semi-nude calender, which she started in 2005, has gotten her the most attention.
46. Almudena Cid Tostado (rhythmic Gymnast)
She may be the oldest competing elite rhythmic gymnast, but the Spanish-born Tostado is also the sexiest.
The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique announced that Almudena's "body-apparatus relationship" with ball was approved by the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, essentially stating that her flexibility required a new technique.
Tostado's flexibility puts her in another league.
45. Maria Verchenova (golf)
This Russian golfer's mysterious gaze puts all her fans in a trance.
Verchenova was the first Russian to become a full-time member of the Ladies European Tour and has finished in the top 10 a few times.
Russian women clearly know what it takes to succeed.
44. Radka Kocurova (WAG)
Known as Arsenal Star Thomas Rosicky's longtime girlfriend, the former Miss Czech Republic never disappoints.
While she is holding up a piece sign, it's hard not to wreak havoc when she's close by.
43. Martina Colombari (WAG)
The former Miss Italy is the wife of former AC Milan football player Alessandro Costacurta.
What a hypnotic gaze.
Time to appreciate it.
42. Anni Friesinger (speed Skater)
This German speed skater is as fast off the ice as she is on.
Having appeared as a swimsuit model in numerous publications, including the German magazine Stern, Friesinger is the child of two skaters.
It's all in the genes.
41. Anna Sedokova (WAG)
This Ukrainian pop singer was once part of the group Nu Virgos, which she left when she married FC Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Valentin Belkevich.
She seems to have the proper stage presence.
40. Elena Dementieva (tennis)
While she may be a retired Russian tennis player, Dementieva is still very alive in fans' hearts.
The comedic band from Colorado, Blue Dog and Sponge Cake, created a song about Dementieva and fellow Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova called Dementapova.
Sounds similar to dementia, which is what fans get when they gaze at her for too long.
39. Adriana Karembeu (WAG)
She wasn't always a sexy WAG, having once married French football player Christian Karembeu.
After originally studying medicine in Prague, she found her calling and became a fashion model at 26 years old.
Karembeu was hired to model for the Wonderbra and was featured on billboards.
Victoria's Secret got a hold of her and she did modeling work for them as well.
38. Abigail Clancy (WAG)
Known as footballer Peter Crouch's WAG, Clancy garners more attention every moment.
She had a slow start on FHM's 100 sexiest women in the world poll after being ranked 37th in 2007 but dropping down to 55th the following year.
However, she quickly regained form.
Moving up to 12th place in 2009, Clancy built upon her progress and went up to 10th place in 2010.
She keeps getting better.
37. Kristen Pazik (WAG)
While she is married to Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko, Pazik has another tie to sports.
The American model, who is of Polish decent, is the daughter of former professional baseball player Mike Pazik.
The sports world gladly welcomes her in.
36. Coleen Rooney (WAG)
Known as the wife of England footballer Wayne Rooney, Coleen has created her own career as a TV presenter, columnist and celebrity product endorser.
Her father ran a boxing club when she was born, which definitely taught her how to be tough.
She met Wayne Rooney at 12 years old and has been dedicated to him ever since.
An inspirational story.
35. Cheryl Cole (WAG)
The beautiful singer and dancer is known as footballer Ashley Cole's ex-WAG.
Not only did he screw that up by cheating on her but she has moved on without hesitation.
Call Ashley the Tony Parker of soccer.
34. Carly Cole (WAG)
Easily the sexiest fitness trainer in the world, Carly is known as England footballer Joe Cole's WAG.
Every fan in the world would love to be trained by her.
33. Alona Bondarenko (tennis)
This Ukrainian tennis player definitely keeps it pure.
Currently ranked World No. 114 in singles and World No. 327 in doubles by the WTA, it clearly isn't her skill that keeps her relevant.
Like many other beautiful athletes, her looks continue to increase her fame.
32. Tatiana Golovin (tennis)
With arguably the most explosive forehand in history, Golovin saw early success.
In 2008, she was diagnosed with lower back inflammation and had to stop playing indefinitely.
What a shame.
31. Maria Sharapova (tennis)
The next Russian tennis sensation, Sharapova is a former World No. 1 and has won 23 WTA singles titles, including three Grand Slam singles titles at the 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open.
While her accolades clearly prove her talent, her modeling has gotten her the most fame.
She continues to open up the eyes of viewers.
30. Rosaria Cannavo (WAG)
Footballer Christian Panucci's former WAG, Cannavo seems ready for anything.
In Italy, she is famous for being a ballerina and for appearing in several menial shows.
All she really has to do is smile for the camera.
29. Tatiana Navka (ice Dancer)
This Russian ice dancer not only became interested in skating at the age of five after watching it on television, but she eventually became the 2006 Olympic Champion with partner Roman Kostomarov.
She has also competed for the Soviet Union and Belarus.
A world traveler.
28. Anna Kournikova (tennis)
While her tennis skill is far below her appeal, her looks and numerous pics have made her one of the most searched for names on google.
She and fellow tennis player Martina Hingis refer to themselves as the "spice girls of tennis."
Don't flatter yourselves.
27. Maria Kirilenko (tennis)
A good friend of fellow WTA players Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanović, Agnieszka Radwańska and Marta Domachowska, Kirilenko completes a talented group.
She has been in a relationship with another Russian player, Igor Andreev, for many years and continues to make her fans happy.
Especially when she's laying on the beach, which is the way she is in the majority of her pics.
26. Daniela Hantuchova (tennis)
This Slovakian tennis player may have an innocent look, but she is close to exploding all over the Internet.
Having appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Hantuchova has quickly gained a loyal fan base.
They are waiting for her next photo shoot.
25. Alena Seredova (WAG)
This beautiful WAG could be called an entrepreneur.
Currently living with Italian national football goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, Seredova co-owns the Italian clothing-line Baci e Abbracci with Buffon's former teammate, Christian Vieri.
Power is sexy.
24. Charlotte Mears (WAG)
The ex-WAG of England footballer Jermain Defoe, Mears brings tears to more men than she could ever fathom.
Fans drown in tears with the thought that they will ever get to meet her.
Start playing soccer and your fortunes may change.
23. Danielle Lloyd (WAG)
Lloyd has dated footballers Teddy Sheringham, Marcus Bent and Jermain Defoe.
She clearly likes athletes and it's not hard to see why they like her.
Lloyd finally settled down in 2009 when she announced that she was engaged to footballer Jaime O'Hara.
22. Vanessa Perroncel (controversial WAG)
Wayne Bridge's former girlfriend was involved in plenty of controversy.
England captain John Terry allegedly slept with his teammate's girlfriend and got her pregnant.
After arranging for Perroncel's abortion, hell struck lose.
She is known for single-handedly ruining England's chances at the Cup.
21. Lorena Bernal (WAG)
Now married to Spanish footballer Mikel Arteta, who currently plays for Everton of the FA Premier League, Bernal is also former Miss Spain.
Of Argentinian and Spanish decent, she clearly has the genes to force an omnipresent frenzy.
20. Oksana Semenisina (miss WBC)
The former Miss Lithuania is now the face of the World Boxing Council.
She kisses the winners of events that are represented by the WBC and says it began by accident.
All great things happen by accident.
If that's not motivation enough to win a match, not much else is.
19. Sapphira O'Shannon (WAG)
Known as Paolo Vernazza's WAG at one point, O'Shannon exemplifies the same beauty as a sapphire.
There's a reason her parents named the English model after a beautiful stone.
18. Tanya Robinson (WAG)
Being the wife of Steven Taylor, an English footballer currently playing for Premier League club Newcastle United, Robinson gets plenty of attention.
The English model has appeared in numerous magazines, most notably FHM.
That'll get you noticed.
17. Ilary Blasi (WAG)
This Italian showgirl and model is married to Roma footballer Francesco Totti.
Her fame started at the age of three, when she appeared in an Italian commercial.
They always start young.
16. Kiira Korpi (figure Skating)
There's a reason Korpi's nickname in Finland is Jääprinsessa, which means Ice Princess.
Most recently ranked 4th in the world by the International Skating Union, she is the 2007 and 2011 European bronze medalist, 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard champion and a two-time Finnish National Champion.
Her resume speaks for itself, as does her beauty.
15. Federica Ridolfi (WAG)
14. Elisabetta Canalis (WAG)
While she may be with George Clooney now, Canalis once dated footballer Christian Vieri.
The beautiful Italian has had minor roles in several movies, including Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Virgin Territory, but plays a huge role on the Internet as a beautiful former WAG.
We'll take it.
13. Sarah Brandner (WAG)
The WAG of German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger, a midfielder for Bayern Munich and the German national team, Brandner is the ideal soccer fan.
You have to love the beautiful German's loyalty.
12. Gemma Atkinson (WAG)
An English actress, television personality and model, Atkinson is also one of footballer Christiano Ronaldo's numerous conquests.
It must be an honor to be remembered as one of the notches on his belt, considering the plethora of beauties he has gone through.
She is quite memorable.
11. Michelle Marsh (WAG)
A glamor model and television personality from England, Marsh sure knows how to create a stir.
She married footballer Will Haining in 2007 and the couple have two children.
10. Francesca Lodo (WAG)
Having dated AC Milan and Inter Milan’s Francesco Coco and once engaged to Fiorentina’s midfielder Cristiano Zanetti, Lodo has been around the block.
This Italian's mysterious stare absorbs all men instantaneously.
Coco and Lodo must have been one epic tandem.
9. Anna Semenovich (Ice Dancer)
This retired Russian competitive ice dancer is still very active in the hearts of male fans.
An athlete turned singer, Semenovich continues to excite us with her sexy poses.
Keep it up.
8. Petra Ecclestone (daughter)
The younger daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, Petra is also a fashion designer and model.
This Croatian-English beauty can be referred to as an heiress who actually works for a living, which is something that can't be said for the majority of American heiresses.
Quite a sister tandem.
7. Giorgia Palmas (WAG)
The former Miss World contestant has been with footballers Christian Vieri and Davide Bombardini.
One of Italy’s most recognizable television personalities, Palmas lights up the eyes of every one of her fans.
It's easy to lose your train of thought when looking at this beauty.
6. Ana Ivanovic (tennis)
Known as a former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player, her looks have gotten her more fame than tennis ever could.
But there is a brain behind the beautiful face.
Ivanovic studies finance at a university in Belgrade, and learns Spanish when she can.
The ultimate catch.
5. Noemie Lenoir (WAG)
While they weren't married, Lenoir and international football player Claude Makélélé of Paris Saint-Germain lived together and had a son in 2005.
The French model and actress is African and European and one of the sexiest WAGS around who is unafraid to present her body to the screen.
4. Anastasia Luppova (billiards)
This is perhaps the ultimate fantasy of every man in the world.
A former World champion billiards player, the Russian Luppova is fearless.
We fear not ever getting the chance to play against her.
Truly a sexy phenomenon.
3. Tamara Ecclestone (daughter)
The older daughter of Croatian former Armani model Slavica and "Formula 1 Supremo" Bernie Ecclestone, Tamara learned early that life would come easy.
While she is currently the presenter of Sky Sports Italia's coverage of the 2009 Formula 1 season, she got her big break after presenting the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for Channel 4 in 2006.
The problem is that nobody can ever listen because they are in awe.
2. Joanna Krupa (WAG)
Even though she dated an American in NFL quarterback Michael McMahon, we can include the sexy model on this list for being Polish.
It's easy to see why.
1. Sylvie Van Der Vaart (WAG)
This Dutch television personality and model has been with her husband, footballer Rafael van der Vaart, since 2003.
While they have been described as "the new Beckhams," the couple have led a more normal and subtle life than most would expect.
It's surprising that this beauty can keep a low profile.