Most Respected Athletes of All Time

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1Babe RuthGeorge Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.
2Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Hands down best basketball player of all time

3Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali was an American former professional boxer. He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

No doubt Ali was a magnificent boxer, and his slick style and controversial big mouth rejuvenated boxing, particularly the heavyweight division.
But for a big man, he wasn't very good at putting opponents away. Example: Joe Frazier, who finally silenced the motormouth. However, the wars with Frazier put to rest the myth that Ali couldn't, or wouldn't, stand up to punishment. He was indeed, a warrior. Believe Ali and Frazier deserve equal respect.

Muhmmad Ali should be at the top, I respect him before all these great athletes.

4Peyton ManningPeyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League.
5PeleEdson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward.
6Derek Jeter

Classiest act in baseball since Thurman Munson. Also, high among the best all-around players ever, and the most stupefying shortstop of all time.

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7Jean Beliveau
8Jackie Robinson
9Roger Federer
10Jerry RiceJerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.

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11Ted Williams
12Sachin TendulkarSachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Sachin tendulkar had the best technique in cricket. He had a passion for game

A greatest and true legend of all time.

Batsman with most runs in both the major formats of cricket. A hundred international centuries.A great sportsman and a Gof

13Wayne Gretzky
14Walter Payton
15Tom BradyThomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

How can anyone with a three digit IQ put Manning ahead of Brady? Look at the Super Bowls against the Seahawks as all the evidence you need. Payton with a vastly superior team to Brady‘s (on both sides of the ball) lost what 42-8, Brady the following year beats them 28-24. Game, set, match for Brady...

16Joe Sakic
17Lionel MessiLionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.
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2. Babe Ruth
3. Muhammad Ali
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2. Peyton Manning
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