New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continues to hold his team up and for that reason readers of AskMen.com have added the QB to their 49 most influential men in the world list.
Brady made the cut at No. 42, making him the only NFL player to make this years list, placing him directly between Christopher Nolan and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
While the vote shows a bunch of reader confidence in Brady he’s still a far cry in the sixth annual list when compared to last year’s top NFL choice Drew Brees who drew NO. 6 on the 2010 list.
Also on the list are two people from the NBA championship winning Dallas Mavericks who couldn’t be thwarted by an NBA lockout, MVP Dirk Nowitzki (No. 39) and Mark Cuban (No. 32). Brady also just barely edged out PGA golfer Rory McIlroy (No. 45).
Brady was also beaten out by cyclist Cadel Evans who’s No. 11 spot made him the second highest ranked athlete on the list, the Australian won the Tour De France this year. Meanwhile the lists top athlete is Lionel Messi (No. 10), soccer star for Argentina and FC Barcelona.
Not surprisingly No. 1 on the list is Apple founder Steve Jobs who passed away on Oct. 5.
Since the poll would be made up of mostly men I’m not surprised a football star as good as Brady made the cut. Are you surprised that Tom Brady made the list?