Most searched for sportsman on the internet (current)
Michael Phelps
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According to Google's annual report of the year's biggest online trends, professional swimmer Michael Phelps (USA) – holder of the male title for most world records set for swimming – was the most searched for male athlete in 2016. Not surprisingly, his peak traffic was during 2016's Rio Olympics, which took place in August. Phelps was the third most searched for person overall across the year.

The top 10 most searched for people on Google in 2016 were:

1. Donald Trump (USA)

2. Hillary Clinton (USA)

3. Michael Phelps (USA)

4. Melania Trump (Slovenia)

5. Simone Biles (USA)

6. Bernie Sanders (USA)

7. Steven Avery (USA)

8. Céline Dion (Canada)

9. Ryan Lochte (USA)

10. Tom Hiddleston (UK)