Greatest Athletes of All Time

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181 Björn Borg

6 straight wimbledon victories!

The King of tennis in the 70's

182 David Ortiz

He has changed baseball all the way. Yankees suck

I love Yankees boo Red Sox

The GOAT

183 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

Gave the lakers numerous amounts of championships... Couldn't shoot a free throw to save his life hack-a-shaq laugh out loud. No but seriously top 10 all time basketball players and top 25 all time athletes.

He Should be higher

Don't know the kid, but he sounds like a good athlete. I'm a girl, so I dunno much about sports but I know him. He is a good athlete(according to 72 people I surveyed). So yeah. 'enough said. He deserves to be in top 10. There is something seriously WRONG with this list..

The strongest man alive!
better than kobe and michael jordan combined.
In my opinion the strongest most funny basketball player that ever lived!

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184 Naim Süleymanoğlu

WHY IS HE NOT IN THE LIST
You Kidding this list is complete without him,
he should rank high in the list.

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185 Vasily Alekseyev

There is no athlete in all history that accomplished what this man, "The Greatest Sportsman" in all Soviet and Russian History accomplished. Eighty (80) world records in an undefeated ten year career (1970-1980). That is ten (10) world records per year. Further, two time Olympic Gold medal winner (1972 and 1976), and ten (10) time world-champion. Germany attacked with two respective silver and bronze medal winners in both Olympics, but could never over-power. Nor could any human over-power him on the planet period. The first man to press and clean and jerk 500 pounds or better. Squatted a verified, in Olympic Weightlifting style, 1014 pounds in the 70's. On the cover of year 1976 Sport's Illustrated magazine as "World's Strongest Man".

Alexyeev was voted the GREATEST athletic Sportsmen in ALL Soviet History. That fact alone trumps all athletes in the west. From 1970 to 1978 undefeated. Further, 80 World Record in eight years. That is, ten world records per year. No one ever comes close in total strength, quickness, power, and durability than Alexyeev. James Salemi, Schiller Park Illinois, USA

186 Shahid Afridi

A great human and player of all type of cricket, the king of sixes and the fastest century and fifty maker.

Once a "boom boom" always a "boom boom"

He is a great player.and he is boom boom

best

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187 Carolina Klüft

She is the best in every sport there is!

188 Farhad Majidi Farhad Majidi Farhad Majidi is a retired Iranian professional footballer who mostly played as an attacking midfielder. He was also a member of Iran national football team. In 2010, he was nominated for the Asian Footballer of the Year award which finished second in voting.

He is the best player of Asia. He is very very very nice man

I LOVE him. He is the best soccer player.

He is the best player of Iran & Asia he is make4444444

He burned Persepolis

189 Andre Agassi Andre Agassi

He truly is an amazing player. after all that he went through, he was still number one and played tennis till 35.

One of the greats at tennis
as they say nuff said.

190 Albert Pujols

He is easily the greatest baseball player the cardinals has ever had and the best baseball player in the world and my mom thinks he is hot! - cards5fan

Easily the greatest baseball player ever my mom thinks he is hot!

191 Dave Winfield

Agreed. "Athlete" of the century. I'll second that and toss in the name Dave Winfield as a close second. Don't laugh or immediately think I'm nuts... Look it up and you'll see the resemblances I'm referring to. Dave just "chose" not to try to do all he was capable of and focused on baseball, which was arguably the weakest of his talents but the highest paying opportunity at the time. Tough choice given he was drafted into the NBA, NFL, MLB, the insanely popular at the time but now defunct ABA (the American Basketball Association), and also now defunct WHA (World Hockey Association), a narrow loser in terms of existence to the NHL (mostly poor marketing in a not so popular sport outside of the northern states for a black guy). Upon his graduation and shortly after the preeminent outfielder PITCHED the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a national collegiate world series championship and of course was named the MVP of the series as said pitcher he chose MLB. By the way, he ...more

Please see my previous comment added to the Jim Thorpe statements at I think #7. We're not always focused on ACTUAL accomplishment here and the list isn't titled "most popular athlete of all time". Barry Sanders chose to move back to Wichita and live the "good" life rather than continue losing, however that doesn't erase his athleticism up to that point and definitely can't abolish from the discussion the degree to which Emmit Smith would be an afterthought in the career rushing yards record discussion had the seeminly always healthy Sanders played another five to seven years if he so chose to. When Michael Jordan took some time off, that didn't make him any less of an athlete. Just because Winfield "chose" baseball didn't make him any less of a superb basketball or football talent and didn't subtract that atheleticism in those areas from his being. If you need to enlighten yourself further in these reflections just keep in mind that Babe Ruth was likely the best pithcher in all ...more

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192 Johan Cruyff Johan Cruyff

Better than Pele, Maradona, Messi, Ronaldo. never won a World Cup, true, but did not participate in 1978 because of threats at his family...

He looks like an Indian, but does not play like one.

Best European football player

The best in soccer with Pele

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193 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry

Crazy assists, shots, layups, and more! Curry is way better than Lebron and Kobe COMBINED. He has worked hard, I'm surprised he's not in the top tens with his talent.

He is way more better than Lebron James because he can shoot 3s better and his arch is amazing! He has a way, Lebron thinks but he doesn't.. Stephan is the new Jordan!

He is the face of the NBA. He breaks his own records every year.

Curry's not the best athlete of all time even with his talent. but he is definitely the best 3pt shooter of all time and my favourite player. - Antetokounmpo

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194 Sunil Gavaskar

He is a best and all time indian bats man

This is very good

THE BEST EVER!

195 Roy Jones Jr.

Pure athleticism made him the worlds greatest boxer

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196 Asafa Powell
197 Patrick Roy

All-Time Leader in Goals by a tender, Conn Smythe awards, Stanley Cups, MVPs, and he was on the team that won the Cup their first year as a team......Hockey Great

Only Player, let alone Goalie, to win the MVP of the playoffs 3 times!
And won th eStanley cup in 3 different decades!!

198 Jefferson Perez
199 Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

He has lost only once in his career and that was his first match after that he dominated he is agile fast strong you just can't beat him.

The guy is a monster, he is 6' 3" and weighs 280-300 pounds he has incredible strength and extraordanary speed and agility for a guy his size, if you don't believe me search him up. I don't see how people like Larry bird is in front of him. He is a former ufc champion.

C'mon, the guy is 6'3, 260 pounds of a man Yet he still moves like a 160 pounder. Best pure Athleticism in the world! - Obelisk94

He is most demostative athelic and this time

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200 Alfredo Di Stéfano
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