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Hottest Italian Men in Sports

It doesn’t hurt to see a man in uniform. Not only is seeing athletic talent fun to watch, it’s the icing on the cake if the athlete is easy on the eyes. America Domani has compiled a list of incredibly handsome and super athletic men who have proven their talents and will make you swoon. Here are Italian male athletes that are a feast for your eyes!

Jimmy Garoppolo

Two-time SuperBowl champion Jimmy G is considered a heartthrob to those dedicated to the NFL. Born and raised in Arlington Heights, IL, the Italian-American was drafted first overall in 2014 by the New England Patriots. In 2017, he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers and continued with the team until 2023. In 2019, he peaked in passing yards and ended the season with a 13-3 record.

Francesco Totti

Franceco Totti, known as Rome’s greatest son, retired from Serie A team AS Roma in 2017 as its greatest player, but more than that, he has become one of the Eternal City’s best legend. His career spanned 25 years, 785 appearances, and 307 goals. He is the ultimate soccer stud and like a fine wine, he gets better with age.

Matteo Berrettini

This Italian professional tennis player currently ranks 6th in the world in singles and is known for his aggressive style on the court paired with his large build. He possesses one of the fastest serves in the league while displaying backhand slices and blocked returns which gives him an edge on the competition. This tennis hunk is currently dating the Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanović.

Anthony Rizzo

This first baseman is more than just a pretty face for the New York Yankees. Drafted in the 6th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2007, Rizzo quickly became a top minor league prospect. He made his MLB debut in 2010 and helped take the Chicago Cubs to the World Series in 2016. More than just an athlete with good looks, in 2012 Rizzo founded the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting cancer research and the families fighting the disease.

Danilo Gallinari

The native Italian power forward dribbled his way onto the courts and into the hearts of the NBA. He spent the first four years of his professional basketball career in Italy, playing for Casalpusterlengo. He earned a spot on the Serie A team, Olimpia Milano, before crossing the Atlantic and joining the New York Knicks. Today, you can find this Italian stallion playing for the Boston Celtics. 

Fabio Fognini

Another gorgeous Italian tennis star can’t be forgotten. In 2015, Fognini won the 2015 Australian Open with fellow Italian Simone Bolelli. He’s most known for having a passionate temperament and leaving all of his emotions on the court. While talented in sports, Fabio is multilingual, speaking Italian, Spanish, English, and French. He married Italian Tennis star Flavia Pennatta in 2016 and they share two sons.

AJ Forrisi

Assistant Editor for America Domani, AJ Forrisi is a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer. His work focuses on food, travel, sports, landscapes, and urban scenes. You can find him on Instagram @aj.photo.works