Greatest Athletes of All Time

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241 Hank Aaron

Should be higher

242 Maurice Rocket Richard

The greatest hockey player! He's almost the creator of hockey! A veteran!

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243 Trevor Linden

A Great Player And A Great Person

244 Jessica Dubé
245 Mike Smith

ARE YOU PEOPLE CRAZY?! Mike Smith is a jockey, and jockeys happen to be the world's greatest athletes. He has won A TON of major races.

2008 Ladies Classic on Zenyatta
2009 Breeders' Cup Classic on Zenyatta
2005 Kentuckey Derby on Giacomo
Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Breeders' Cup Distaff
Breeders' Cup Turf
Breeders' Cup Sprint
Breeders' Cup Mile
Preakness Stakes on Prairie Bayou
Ruffian Handicap
Go for Wand Handicap

And lots more. You don't even know.

He makes Tom Brady look WIMPY!
You go onto animal plant and go onto Jockeys and go onto meet the jockeys. MIKE SMITH ROCKS!

Go ahead and mail me with mad messages. I couldn't care less.

246 Dan Marino Dan Marino Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. is a former American football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.

Most people forget that Marino's accomplishments and numbers dwarfed Elway's for almost the entire length of both of the careers (both in the 1983 draft). Elway won two Superbowls at the end of his career with Terrell Davis). Marino never had a running game--and the defenses knew what he was going to do on third down--but Marino usually made the play.

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247 Jeff Ward

Jeff Ward has won Motocross and Supercross titles (documented as the most physically demanding sport on the planet), won Indy car races, two X-Games gold medals at 45 years old, and is a Rookie of the Year in LOORRS. He's succeeded in FOUR grueling sports, not just two and like Jordan and Sanders, and is in TWO Hall of Fames. Jeff's a low key family man and he's never needed controversy to get noticed so that would account for the lack of exposure. Ricky Carmichael at 26 would be the first to agree. These guys run triathlons to "train" for their sport. - MJRydsFast

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248 Chris John

Chris John of Indonesia is the only fighter capable of maintaining world champion featherweight of 15 matches - Persija

249 Darren Lockyer Darren Lockyer

In the NRL, none compare. In other sports, few come close.
Comparing the dedication to the sport, to the fans, to the development - none come close. There's the humility, the longevity, great role model. Everything rolled up into one guy. Definitely the world's greatest athlete - if rugby league were a world sport, everyone would agree.

NRL. Not the most popular sport in US but in Australia... EVERYONE knows Lockyer is the greatest NRL player to ever play 'the' game! #1 Fullback #5/8th Most games/wins in Team, State and National. GO LOCKY! - evergrey123

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250 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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251 Mark Allen

The worst losser and most bitterest snooker player. Why he's on this list is beyond ajok unless it a different mark allen.

252 Dave Scott

Crazy athlete with an enormous hunger to win. Not known outside of triathlon but along with Mark Allen one of the greats of I'm. Six wins in Hawai... What more do you need to know.

Tied for the most Ironman World Championship titles (with Mark Allen), 6 titles. The race starts with a 2.4 Mile swim through the ocean, then a 112 mile bike ride through hot windy hilly conditions, and a finally a full blown 26 mile marathon... All in about just over 8 hours, a days work, beating atheletes that are in superior condition than 99 of all the atheletes listed on here... 6 times. Top that.

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254 Jaromir Jagr

He is one of the best hockey players in the world he broke Gordie Howes record in goals

Person with great respect and character

In NHL since his 18yrs - up to his 46 yrs. Dedicated to sport. Great personality

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255 Steffi Graf Steffi Graf

That is one of the same trophies that Serena Williams got.

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256 Dirk Nowitzki
257 Nicol David

A living legend in squash arena. She has not won a small numbers of tournaments for the past 10 years. Current world number 1 in squash game makes her second best not even near to her.

The historical and the best women squash player on earth

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258 Brian O'Driscoll

Voted Rugby Player of Decade and Inspired Rugby Players across the World. Legend.

He is the best rugby player to ever to come out of Ireland and maybe even Europe. He captained the Irish rugby team, the Leinster team and the Lions. That's why he is the best sports person ever

259 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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260 Steve Nash Steve Nash Stephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

Played multiple sports growing up. Football (Soccer), Hockey, even a bit of MMA. Basketball wasn't even his first sport til high school. He'll bend his body anyway to make a basket. Shows you how athletic the Canadian really is.

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