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Christie Buckner
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The hottest male professional athletes are those hot men who might just be sexier than they are athletic. Coming from all types of sports, locations and backgrounds, these sexy male athletes all make boatloads of money playing professional sports and make us smile with their unmistakable beauty. But who is most attractive?

Just like the hottest male celebrities these pro athletes' careers depend on how well they stay in shape. The result is chiseled abs, sexy muscle definition and a whole lot of hottness. There's no coincidence that so many of these hotties are not shy to displaying their bodies off the field with the likes of NFL players Tom Brady, Mark Sanchez and Rob Gronkowski, among many others, also seeing success in modeling or promoting various brands.

But sexy male athletes are not limited to just football players though. Tennis has a some of the sexiest studs like Andy Roddick and Roger Federer. Soccer never looked better with David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo playing. Basketball turns up the heat with Dwyane Wade and Blake Griffin. Even the Olympics has its share of head-turners like Danell Leyva and Jordan Burroughs. That's not to mention the many sexy male swimmers like Ryan Lochte.

So whether you're turned on by the hot baseball players like Matt Kemp or C.J. Wilson or the studs of the NFL like Reggie Bush and Adrian Peterson, there are surely enough of these hottest male professional athletes to go around. Vote for your favorites, add new ones or re-rank this list below. Whatever you choose, feel free to enjoy this list of crazy got guys as you decide.

Who are the best looking male athletes in the world? You decide.
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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Professional Athletes (Male)
Photo: Calcio Streaming/Flickr

Birthplace: Santo António, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

Team: Portugal national football team

Position: Forward, Midfielder

Also Ranked

#16 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#12 on The Best Soccer Players of All Time

#15 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

#47 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

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David Beckham

David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Professional Athletes (Male)
Photo:  Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Team: A.C. Milan

Position: Midfielder

Also Ranked

#53 on The Best Soccer Players of All Time

#13 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#28 on The Hottest Men Over 40

#13 on Overhyped Athletes Who Still Performed

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Brady Quinn

Brady Quinn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Professional Athletes (Male)
Photo:  Jeffrey Beall/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Quarterback

Also Ranked

#24 on The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time

#20 on The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts

#40 on The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

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Fredrik Ljungberg

Fredrik Ljungberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Professional Athletes (Male)
Photo:  Cafe Magazine/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0

Birthplace: Vittsjö, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Team: Shimizu S-Pulse

Position: Midfielder

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