The Google’s year in search for 2021 was recently revealed, and the list for the most searched athletes in the USA was an interesting and surprising one. With the Tokyo Olympics taking place this year, the search results for athletes included several new up and coming athletes, as well as veterans.
With sports people like Tiger Woods, Simone Biles and Sha’Carri Richardson making the top 10, find out the reason why these athletes made the top 10 Google searches in USA.
Top 10 Google Searches in USA: Athletes
10) Jake Paul
Jake Paul became the 10th most searched athlete of the season, with the athletes making the headlines in April and August of the year. The fight between Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley has certainly made the headlines recently, with the time and schedule of the highly anticipated fight being the recent top search result.
Jake Paul’s net worth also made the one of the top searches of the year, with his net worth being revealed to be estimated around $30 million. Jake Paul vs Tom Fury, Jake Paul’s age and wife also made the top results this year.
9) Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen made the headlines, particularly between June 13 to 19. Eriksen suffered from cardiac arrest, and was gone before resuscitation. The Denmark midfielder’s cardiac arrest videos was also one of the most searched topics of all time. Apart from this, Christian Eriksen’s age, girlfriend and net worth were also a part of the top search results of the year.
8) Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson has been in the top searches quite a lot, especially in March and October. The news however, was not all positive, as his top search result was about the lawsuits filed against him. 22 civil suits were filed against him, alleging him of coercive and lewd sexual behavior, with two that allege sexual assault.
7) Sha’Carri Richardson
One of the new talents of the year, USA sprinter Sha’carri Richardson made the headlines quite a few times, especially in June and during the Olympics. Her top search results included her getting banned for a month due to a doping scandal just before the Olympics. Causing much controversy, she vowed to be back for the Diamond League. Unfortunately she finished last at the Diamond League as well, making the headlines once again. She has vowed to make a comeback for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
6) Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Greek basketball player made the top searches this year, especially in July. Playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, his skills have not gone unnoticed this year. Along with that, his height, net worth, position and salary have also been the top search results for the athlete this year. His wife, contract and shoes have also been searched for a lot.
5) Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers has been in the headlines over the whole year, but particularly stood out in February, April and October. The American Football quarterback and American actress Shailene Woodley were at the top this year, with Aaron Rodgers’ wife being one of the highest search. His net worth, contract and education were also some of the top searches of the year.
4) Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s time in the spotlight was in November, with the American football wide receiver’s net worth being the top search result. Other search results included Odell Beckham Jr. wife, salary, jersey, and daughter. He has also made headlines for the Madden NFL 22 player ratings.
3) Henry Ruggs III
Henry Ruggs III made the headlines in October and November, after being arrested for missing a test. He was placed under house arrest and his monitoring was increased for consuming alcohol. He was accused of causing a fatal crash after driving drunk, and a GPS monitor and ankle monitor were placed on him. Recent controversy about whether his medical records would be made public was also discussed. Apart from this, his salary, twitter and contract also made the top searches of the year.
2) Simone Biles
Simone Biles was an extremely important part of 2021, especially since she took a stand for athletes’ mental health. She stepped down from the Tokyo Olympics, putting her mental health ahead of the sport. Her bravery was applauded by several athletes, but also caused a fair amount of controversy. The American Gymnast’s achievements, medals and height were also searched up this year.
1) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods always makes the top searches, but he his search results peaked particular in February. Caught in a string of controversies, the retired golfer said that he would be making a comeback and playing the PNC Championship with his son. His comeback was the most talked about thing this year, along with his net worth, salary and Olympic medals.