Greatest Athletes of All Time

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61Oscar RobertsonOscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is an American retired National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.

Legend out of Cincinnati my pride

62Brett FavreBrett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Come on the guy is 42, he works so hard, just cause he got too old doesn't mean he's ranked 153rd in the list. Come on

Number 4 on the field number 1 all time! No one will last as long and play to that level!

I'd like to see what you're doing at 42 years old

A true iron man sports will never see again.

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63Emmitt SmithEmmitt James Smith III is a former college and professional American football running back who became the National Football League's all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and 2000s.

My inspiration and idol growing up, never knew one man could have the kind of impact on my life that Emmitt did, but he did. How can you argue with against the all time leading rusher in the NFL.

The greatest running back of all time

He is the best running back of all time

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64Anderson Silva

"Whether its pound for pound or not, Anderson Silva is without doubt, the greatest mix martial artist fighter of all time"!

This man is best in their business and even ranked above michael jordan

Best ever martial artist in the history. He is in the same level as Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali.

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65Joe Louis

This guy was embraced for his achievement in an era where blacks were not allowed into any other professional sport

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66Jonny Wilkinson

Best kicker in any sport by a mile don't deny it

67Garfield Sobers

Sir Garfield Sobers; left hand middle order batsman, left arm fast medium and left arm orthodox spin bowler.
two player in one
one of the greatest batsman of all time
always with a smile
privilege to know him

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68John CenaJohn Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. ...read more.

He is just an entertainer and not an athlete. The one who put his name in this list must be totally dumb.

He's a wwe wrestler, they are fakers

Who put John Cena here? He is a disgrace to this list.

Best wrestler ever

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69George St.Pierre

Georges St-Pierre should be way higher than this. He currently the hardest working athlete... period. He may not be a bodybuilder, but he is definitely the best all around athlete ( I think of all time) currently. GSP al the way.

Put GSP up against any athlete and he wins, you have to be the ultiamte athlete for mma and he's the best in the world

G. S. P. Could kick anyone's ass because he kicked Matt Serra's ass

He is almost as athletic as Jacob Dye

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70Dale Earnhardt

Know one will ever have a record like Dale Earnhardt. As a race car driver check out his career. He never finished lower than 11th in point. Ever year of his career was top 11. First year rookie of the year, second year won the winston cup. He was a leader and did more for the sport than any other. No one has ever taken his place after he was killed as leader to this day. Many do not know he was a very caring man and help many on and off the track. If you meet him or new him you fell in love with the man and he had earn the respect of million.

Nobody can repeat his performance! I think he is the best that will ever be, he knew how to do things no one else could! It's gonna take some real talent to exceed his ability's!

I haven't seen any F1 drivers in this list, not to make NASCAR less, but I think that F1 races are way more complex, where is Ayrton Senna, Schumi or Alain Prost? , come on this list is total crap

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71Hicham El Guerrouj

the mile king and holder of solid three world records. very difficult to replace this king

Why the heck is Garfield sobers above this. This guy us the holds the record for the fastest mile! Last time I checked, Garfield is a cartoon character.

The best mile runner ever! His records and medals are just amazing, and I think no one can do half of what he did.

THe mile King his story and his style makes him the best athlete ever, just read how he fight to won his medals and to put his name between stars

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72Serguei Bubka

He should be in the top 3. His record is he broke them all, been out of pole vaulting for 12 years and his record will not be broken in our lifetime.7 world championships. Sure Armstrong should be somewhere, but Bubka is unbeaten.

Best ever, set a margin with other competitors unseen in ANY and ALL sports. - AlphaX

No one ever dominated a sport like Bubka did. And he did it in the most athletic of all sports. Pole vault requires the ultimate combination of speed, strength and agility.

When comparing how much better he was than the rest to people of other sports, he is just about the best ever.

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73Ray LewisRaymond Anthony Lewis Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Even though Ray Lewis has retired, he was so awesome as a NFL football player for the Ravens.

He's freackin awesome, and that's a lot said because I'm a steelers fan

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74Roger Decoster

The greatest player that tennis history had ever seen

75Gordie Howe

He played in the NHL until he was 51, he dominated every aspect of the game. One of the greatest athletes of all time.

Should be in the Top 10 simply for his longevity. Had tons of records as well.

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76Patrick WillisPatrick L. Willis is a former American football linebacker who played his entire eight-year career with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.

Number 7- greatest linebacker at all time

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77Drew BreesDrew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League.V2 Comments
78RonaldinhoRonaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

People who don't agree. Try doing some of the stuff he makes look easy

He is in the top most famous athletes in the world, how you guys rate koby better than ronaldinho!

How do you even compare a ball player to a soccer player, doesn't make sense...

The most skillful soccer player ever lived

Must be higher, top 5 greatest soccer players of all time

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79Chris Hoy

The first briton to win three olympic golds at one games in 100 years, his collection include 4 olympic golds and one silver, world championships 10 golds, 5 silvers and 5 bronzes, 2 commonwealth golds and 2 commonwealth bronzes, if thats not brilliant then what is? - Chimpchomp

80Steve Redgrave

Olympic Gold Medallist over 5 Olympics...and was Diabetic. If the US took rowing as seriously as they do Baseball he would be in the top 3

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