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The 50 Best Butts in Sports

by: Esteban On  Thursday, April 23, 2015

best backsides in sports

UPDATE: Startlingly enough, butts continue to be popular even as we get closer and closer to the beginning of 2015. But (lol), that doesn’t mean that just any butt will satisfy the needs of the masses. For that, you need the kind of butts that come from discipline and dedicated athletic training – or maybe it’s just genetic. So enjoy a couple more bonus butts, on the house.

UPDATE: In the 21st century, butts are kind of like produce – always in season. So it shouldn’t be too tough to wrangle up a couple of bonus butts from the year 2014 and introduce you to some new blood on the subject. I know, I know, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Otherwise we’d be letting the naysayers and ass-nostalgists out there dominate the conversation, and that just wouldn’t be right.

When I was first handed this assignment, my first thought was, “50 best backsides in sports? That’s easy. They’re all surfers and beach volleyball players.” However, while surfers and beach volleyball players did indeed make a very strong showing here—15 out of 50, or 30%—we ended with a pretty nice variety of sports, and the top two spots actually went to soccer players.

Now, what do we mean by “in sports”? Well, here we mean basically anyone who makes their living of of sports. So hot wives and girlfriends are out (unless they are also athletes), but reporters, ring girls, and cheerleaders are in. That being said, the vast majority of the women on the list are actual athletes.

Ready to take a look? Then get clicking on those arrows.


Bonus: Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova

A technicality must have prevented the legendary Anna Kournikova from making this list the first time, but the time has come for her to finally join the annals of the best butts in sports. As you can see in the photo above, she argues for herself pretty successfully.

Bonus: Jen Selter

Jen Selter

Calling Jen Selter an athlete might be pushing it a little, but “pushing it a little” is exactly what … Actually, I’m not going to finish that sentence. But her commitment to exercise and her amazing ass make her a sure fit for this list.

Bonus: Stephanie Rice

Stephanie Rice

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice has had a bit of a PR problem since becoming a celebrity, but there’s at least one thing no amount of boneheaded tweets can take away from her.

50. Dominika Cibulkova

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Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova may only be #50 here, but she’s #15 in the world at tennis, so she’s doing okay for herself.


49. Catherine Clark

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Well, it didn’t take us long to get to a surfer, did it? Catherine here is a Billabong Girl…which sounds kind of funny.


48. Melanie Adams

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Australian pole vaulter Melanie Adams is part of a very strong contingent from track and field on this list. There are a couple more pole vaulters, plus some long jumpers, and sprinters, too.


47. Laura Ludwig

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Germany’s Laura Ludwig has one of the fittest bodies in beach volleyball. Don’t you agree?


46. Danica Patrick

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You wouldn’t think Danica would have such a nice backside since her sport involved sitting on it for hours on end. But, you know, I guess she also gets to the gym.


45. Elsa Baquerizo


Spain’s Elsa Baquerizo has a rather shapely figure.


44. Tatiana Grigorieva

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See? We’re only on #44 and already our second pole vaulter. What is it about this particular athletics discipline that crafts such fine derrieres?


43. Maria Antonelli

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Italian beach volleyball Maria Antonelli comes in all sandy at #43.


42. Jenny Fletcher

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Meet Jennie Fletcher, model and professional triathlete.

You’re still looking, aren’t you?

Okay, seriously though…it’s been five minutes. You should move on to the next one.


41. Erica Hosseini

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That sounds like a Persian name, but Erica Hosseini doesn’t really look Persian. Maybe it’s the blonde hair, or maybe it’s the surfboard, but she looks like a typical California girl to me.


40. Michelle Jenneke

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Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke took the internet by storm last summer with her sexy pre-race warmup dance. Now you can see her in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.


39. Juliana Veloso

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Diver Juliana Veloso competed at four consecutive Summer Olympic Games for her native Brazil. She never won a medal, but she did pose for this photograph.


38. Francesca Piccinini

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Francesca Piccinini has won pretty much every major competition with the Italian national team…except the Olympics. Four trips, zero medal.

Oh well.


37. Voula Papachristou

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Voula got sent home from the 2012 Summer Olympics because of a racially insensitive tweet. But hey, we can still admire her impressive physique, right?


36. Allison Stokke

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How could we do this list and not include internet legend Allison Stokke?


35. Eloise Amberger

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Australia’s Eloise Amberger is almost enough to make me watch synchronized swimming. Almost.


34. Marta Menegatti

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Italian + beach volleyball = win


33. Jessica Renee

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Ah yes, the good old Lingerie Football League—it was created to populate lists like this.


32. Marie-Andrée Lessard

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Obviously this French-Canadian athlete hasn’t been overindulging in poutine.


31. Victoria Vanucci

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At one point Argentina’s Victoria Vanucci was a tennis player. Then she realized she was a lot better at being hot than playing tennis and could therefore make a lot more money as a model. And so here she is today.


30. Bruna Schmitz

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I’ll give you one guess as to what sport Bruna plays.

Yes, it’s surfing.

29. Natalie Gulbis

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Natalie Gulbis has become a fan favorite on the LPGA Tour. Can’t imagine why.


28. Angela Rypien

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This is Angela Rypien, daughter of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Mark Rypien. In case you couldn’t figure it out, she plays in the LFL.


27. Amanda Beard

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Amanda Beard would have to be considered one of the hottest Olympians of all time, no?


26. Liliana Fernandez

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Funny how the hand signals used in beach volleyball give photographers a “valid” excuse to take closeup photos of players’ backsides without being labeled perverts.

Anyway, Liliana Fernandez…she’s muy caliente.


25. Anna Semenovich

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Retired Russian ice dancer Anna Semenovich never made it to the Olympics, but at least she’s got a strong second career as a model.


24. Alana Blanchard

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Pro surfer Alana Blanchard—you should definitely follow her on Twitter.


23. Niki Gudex

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Niki Gudex is without a doubt one of the hottest pro cyclists on the planet.


22. Michelle Waterson

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There’s a reason they call Michelle Waterson “the Karate Hottie.”


21. Logan Tom

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What a brutal name. I bet in school her teachers always thought the name was an error on the class list, expecting to meet a boy named Tom Logan. At least poor Logan’s parents gave her a mighty fine set of genes.


20. Maria Sharapova

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Not as many tennis players made the list as I would have expected. But Maria Sharapova never disappoints.


19. Christa Alves

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I have no idea how good Christa Alves is at surfing, and I really do not care.


18. Jacqueline Carvalho

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You might have seen Brazilian (indoor) volleyball player Jacqueline Carvalho at the Olympics this past summer. If so, you may have expected to encounter her on this list.


17. Chelsey the Eagles Cheerleader

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They don’t usually tell you the last names of the cheerleaders in the NFL, so all I know is that this woman’s name is Chelsey and that she has a lovely figure.


16. Ronda Rousey

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Ronda Rousey looks like of scary when she’s in the ring with her hair pulled back and her veins popping. But as you can clearly see here, she also has a feminine side.


15. Arianny Celeste

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If you don’t think UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste is one of the hottest women on the planet, go ahead and slap yourself in the face and look at this photo again.


14. Laura Enever

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Laura Enever has the honor being our first surfer in the top 15. She won’t be the last.


13. Erin Andrews

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I always thought Erin Andrews was a little overrated in terms of her looks. Then I saw this ad campaign she did for Reebok. Changed my mind entirely.


12. Leryn Franco

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I bet you never thought you would have a “favorite javelin thrower,” did you?


11. Ivet Lalova

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If you thought Michelle Jenneke had a great pre-race routine, you should see Ivet Lalova do her thing.


10. Tanyka Renee

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Meet Tanyka Renee of the LFL’s Philadelphia Passion. Is she any good at football? I have no idea, but I’m pretty sure they put her on the team for the impressive way in which she fills out the uniform.


9. Christie Burns

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Christie plays (well, played) for the San Diego Seduction of the LFL.

So, tell me—are you seduced?


8. Stacy Keibler

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George Clooney is dating this former WWE Diva. So there’s another reason why he is the most enviable man on the planet.


7. Monica Byrne-Wickey

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Some people think Monica Byrne-Wickey is the hottest pro surfer on the planet.

Those people have a solid case.


6. Alex Morgan

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This summer, USA soccer player Alex Morgan went on vacation and tried her hand at surfing. In doing so she showed us all that she was even hotter than we had imagined.


5. Anastasia Ashely

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Anastasia Ashely is my favorite pro surfer. Who is yours?

(Correct answer: Anastasia Ashley.)


4. Snežana Rodić

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You didn’t see Slovenian triple jumper Snežana Rodić at the Olympics last summer. What a shame, huh?


3. Miesha Tate

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Miesha officially joined UFC just this month and will make her debut against Cat Zingano on April 13. Her glutes look toned and ready.


2. Sydney Leroux

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I’ve been a big fan of Sydney Leroux for a while now. However, I had no idea she had these kinds of curves.


1. Laisa Andrioli

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Laisa Andrioli is a Brazilian soccer player. And not like one of those soccer players who kind of play soccer at low levels for a while, but like an actual, good soccer player. However, she really only became famous when she did a very revealing photoshoot back in 2007, the results of which are not suitable for display here.

In any case, I think Laisa is a pretty reasonable pick for the best backside in sports. Don’t you?