One soccer superstar has been awarded the title in heat magazine’s inaugural “101 Hottest Hunks in the World list 2012“.

Heat editor Lucie Cave said, “Our readers and panel of experts clearly have impeccable taste as there is genuinely no one more deserving of the title ‘Sexiest Man on the Planet 2012’ than David Beckham.”

“He’s got the lot – talent, style, sex appeal, charisma. Women adore him, men want to be him, and we’re absolutely thrilled that he has topped our poll.

David (who raises four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, with his wife Victoria Beckham) beat a host of famous hunks to the top spot, including Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, and Bradley Cooper, who came second, third and fourth respectively.

Other heartthrobs to make the top 10 include Robert Pattinson, Tom Hardy, Johnny Depp and Zac Efron.

The top 25 was compiled by counting the online votes of 1,000 heat readers and the choices of an expert panel comprised of Premier Models founder Carole White, celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston; and Heat Style Editor Jo Hoare. It was said that each guy was judged on talent, sex appeal, dress sense, and personality.

Here are heat magazine’s top 25:

1. David Beckham

2. Ryan Gosling
3. Ryan Reynolds
4. Bradley Cooper

5. Jake Gyllenhaal
6. Robert Pattinson
7. Tom Hardy
8. Johnny Depp

9. Hugh Jackman
10. Zac Efron

11. George Clooney
12. Harry Judd
13. Gary Barlow
14. Adam Levine

15. Gerard Butler
16. James Franco
17. Taylor Lautner

18. Harry Styles
19. Brad Pitt
20. Orlando Bloom
21. Justin Timberlake

22. Olly Murs
23. Ian Somerhalder

24. Michael Fassbender
25. Tinie Tempah

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