Top San Francisco Sports Athletes of All Time

The very best athletes who played for San Francisco teams.

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1Joe Montana Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired American football quarterback.

I am voting for Montana because he appears to be tied with jerry rice uh hello people joe Montanas actually a legend

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2Willie Mays

If Willie played today he would be a human highlight reel. Remember, Willie missed two seasons in the army and then played most of his career at the Stick. If Willie played in Atlanta or Detroit or Milwaukee or really just about anywhere other than SF he's easily at 760 HR. Of course then he wouldn't be on this list would he? Nonetheless, with apologies to Babe Ruth, Mays is the greatest baseball player of all time and easily the greatest athlete in SF history.

He had the hits, the stolen bases, the Home runs, and rbis and was a whiz kid.

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3Jerry 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.

I love joe n all but jerry rice is the best 49ers payer of all time and he is proven as the best nfl player of all time

4Barry Bonds
5Steve Young

Super Bowl winner 1994, Hall of fame

6Terrell OwensTerrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who last played for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Future Hall of fame 129, career td's

7Willie McCovey

521 home runs, Hall of fame, MVP

8Ronnie Lott

63 career interceptions, 4 super bowl, hall of fame

9Tim Lincecum
10Jeff Kent

Most home runs by any second baseman, MVP

The Contenders

11Juan Marichal

2,303 K's, 2.89 career era, Hall of fame

12Wilt ChamberlainWilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . more.

Wilt's "prime" was so unworldly, folks today simply don't believe it or dismiss it. The greatest physical specimen in the history of basketball, maybe even the human race. However, he was just passing through, and was not really "of" San Francisco.

Only played a couple of seasons with the Warriors, but it was during his spectacular prime.

13Chris Mullin
14O.J. Simpson
15Buster Posey
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1. Joe Montana
2. Jerry Rice
3. Willie Mays



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