Manny Pacquiao just added an extraordinary new title to his collection — Yahoo’s Most-Searched Sports Star of 2010. Pacquiao landed first on a top 10 list that includes tiger Woods Brett Favre, Lebron James, Danica Patrick, and Maria Sharapova. For those of who have been following Manny’s rise through the years, this is a compelling and thought-provoking statistic. To think that a Filipino boxer — laboring in a sport that has become a niche rather than mainstream like the NBA or pro golf — lands at the top of this list is in many ways the most compelling evidence yet that Pacquiao is emerging as a true global superstar. There is much to think about here but for now — I’ll leave it at congrats to Manny and all Filipinos …. a proud day indeed. The full top 10 list follows:

Top Sports Star Searches On Yahoo!

  1. Manny Pacquiao
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Anna Kournikova
  4. Brett Favre
  5. Lebron James
  6. Danica Patrick
  7. Lindsey Vonn
  8. Maria Sharpova
  9. Cristiano Ronaldo
  10. Serena Williams

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