Greatest Athletes of All Time

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81 David Rudisha

His grace, his finishing power is simply unrivalled!

He is the reigning world record holder 800m race. he deseve the title.

82 Seb Coe

12 world records in total. Only person ever to retain the 1500m at the Olympics, this after running 7 races in 9 days. His 800m times whilst preparing for the 1500m would still have him in contention for a medal 30 years on! So good Aouita switched events to avoid him!

Only man to successfully defend the 1500m at the Olympics and multiple world record holder.

83 Dwayne the Rock Johnson Dwayne the Rock Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

One of the best wwe wrestlers of all time

Like central intelligence

I think he was in a movie

Wasted my vote :(

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85 Frank Robinson

He is a great sportsman

86 Lawrence Taylor Lawrence Taylor

Best LB ever the only player that comes close to him is Don Hutson who is not even on this list which is hard to believe because he is one the best football players to ever play the game. Lawrence Taylor is one of the best to play to. When he injured Joe Thisman the redskins franchise was over from that point on. The people that make this list Don Hutson in the top 10 Lawrence Taylor in the top 25.

Even in a team game surrounded by world class athletes, Taylor was such a presence on the defensive side of the ball that offensive coordinators were forced to scheme their game plans to account for him.

87? The hell is wrong with you people he changed the game of football itself. Greatest Defensive Player of all time without a doubt. Top 10 in sacks yet wasn't even a lineman. Dude could run like a cheetah yet had the strength of a gorilla.

He is awesome

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87 Ian Thorpe

I can't imagine anyone else with so much fluidity in his body and the High points he reached in his career. I am a Big fan.

In his prime sat along side tiger and fed with ease. What he did for swimming was amazing. The greatest freestyler ever

Impeccable freestyle technique. No swimmer has been able to achieve so much in both middle distance and sprint events in one stroke.

88 Eddy Merckx

The best bicycle racer of all-time. He won just about every big bike race in the world multiple times, some as many as five and seven times. He has over 400 professional career victories, before any of these fancy performance enhancing drugs. - rmeadeee

The nickname "The Cannibal" is all you need to know. Any true cyclist would say he was the best ever. Yes, even over Armstrong.

He won 1/3 of all the races he started and was simply on another level than his competition. Lance is a popular pic for recent Anglo fans but usually isn't even in the top five of most "best cyclists of all time lists"

Utterly baffling he is not on top of this list. Absolutely dominated cycling for 20 years, won 525 races in his carreer against the best the world had to offer and if the tour the france (5 wins and 40 stage wins! ), giro (5 wins) and vuelta (1 win) are not the worlds most demanding sporting events, I don't know what is...

GREATEST ATHLETE EVER

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89 Hope Solo

Simply the best female goalkeeper to have ever lived. She's the reason the United States made it to the world cup final and an Olympic championship.

This lady should be at the top of this list she is amazing!

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90 Sandy Koufax

No athlete accomplished what Koufax did in a four year stint. When it mattered most, he always pulled through with the victory. His World Series ERA was under 1.0 and simply perfection is what that left arm was.

91 Tony Stewart
92 Booker T Booker T Booker Huffman Jr., better known by his ring name Booker T, is an American professional wrestler, promoter, and color commentator who is currently signed with WWE as part of the pre-show team on Raw.

Good wrestler

He is strong

93 Jack Nicklaus

Not the best athlete of all time, but the best golfer of all time! His efficiency and longevity, in the fairest sports of them all where one has to earn everything by himself - no padding, no speculation, no overrating and underrating - should place him in the top 25!

Greatest golfer of all time, he won 18 majors, and at the age of 70, he is still competing at a high level.

Should definitely be top 10 of all time. Most dominant player in golf's long history.

Should be in top ten without a doubt.

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94 Andrés Iniesta Andrés Iniesta Andrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.

Legend I haven't seen a better passer in the game of football

One of the best soccer passers of all time

One of the best ever(top 50-in my opinion)
but there are still many footballers not mentioned above him who should be.

95 Sugar Ray Leonard
96 Randy Orton Randy Orton Randal Keith "Randy" Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor who is signed with WWE, where he is a member of the SmackDown brand. He is a 12-time world champion, having held the WWE World Championship eight times and the World Heavyweight Championship four times.

Outta no where

RKO OUTTA NO WHERE!

97 Steve Yzerman

What sport is more physical and skillful than hockey and who's a better hockey player or captain than Steve Yzerman. (It's been proven that a hockey hit can be up to five times harder than the hardest football hit. -

That's right, Detroit red wings!
Steve is a humble and most dedicated player EVER!

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98 Dan Heaton
99 Kenenisa Bekele

He literally holds the World Record for the 5k and the 10k, and also holds the second best Marathon time in the world of 2:03:03 (6s off WR). Not to mention that he's still decently fit, (maybe not for another 5k/10k best) and he still is out there trying to break that Marathon record!

He is the best athletes ever.

Ken is the best athlet ever. He is the first double gold medalist athlet both in 5 k and 10 k meters in Greece Olympic in a few days apart. His record cannot be matched any where.

100 James Cracknell
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