Greatest Athletes of All Time

The Contenders: Page 8

141 Javier Sotomayor
142 Rey Mysterio Rey Mysterio Óscar Gutiérrez, better known by the ring name Rey Mysterio, is a Mexican-American professional wrestler who currently works for Lucha Underground. V 2 Comments
143 Felix Savón
144 Deacon Jones Deacon Jones David D. "Deacon" Jones was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins.

He invented the sack, and for a four year stretch averaged 22 sacks in a 14 game season.

I think deacon should be more like 56

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145 Simone Biles
146 Brian Lara

Most cricket world records for batting

Broke the Test and First Class records a few months apart. Still standing

Ability to change a game. Lots of records. Deserves to be in the top 50

147 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

He came into the league among Lebron James Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh and he pulled himself away from the shadows and was the first among them to win a NBA ring, also winning finals MVP. He has the closest high flyer style to Michael Jordan and now even Lebron realized that Wade can do it better and joined him in Miami, so he can finally win a ring, but he will never do it on his own like Wade did. Above all this, at this point he is the best clutch player in the league, that's why when the game is on the line the ball goes to Wade not James.

He has incredible speed, agility, strength, balance, hand eye coordination, touch and was never intimidated by pressure, opponents or odds, he played through injury and carried an otherwise terrible team to the playoffs for so many years, and the heat wouldn't even come close to a championship in 06 had it no been for him.

best team player, very unselfish. Best looking too!

Dwyane wade forever... Period.

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148 Ricky Carmichael

RC is truly a great athlete and would excel in many disciplines that are fitness and finesse oriented but I feel the sport itself, despite it's documented difficulty, hinders his ranking. I just put in for Jeff Ward, RC's original mentor, who's a FOUR sport success and two sport Hall of Famer. - MJRydsFast

Statistically the best athlete of all time. Who else has won every single championship they've ever competed in? NOBODY in my knowledge! I know he didn't win every supercross championship, but he did win every single outdoor championship that he entered.

The greatest motocrosser of all time. The toughest man in one of the worlds most demanding sports.

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149 Babe Didrikson Zaharias

She was not only a stud in track and field, she was dominant in the LPGA. In high school she was the star of her AAU team. Babe is a hall of fame track star and a hall of fame golfer. She also was an All American Basketball player. If that isn't an athelete then i don't know what is.

Absolutely best all around most dominating athlete, threw a baseball over 300ft as well,won 17 consecutive LPGA tournaments, next to her would be Jim Thorpe

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150 Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

I can't believe novak is so low on this list, as I went through I just kept thinking where is Djokovic, his dominance on the tennis court has shown to us that he will be known as the second best tennis player ever ( sorry Rafa I love you but your not number 2 gonna have to settle for number 3). I think he's a better athlete than many of the player on this list and should at least be near serena williams in regard to best athletes ever.

AMAZING TENNIS PLAYER! almost number 1 tennis player in the WORLD. YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR HIM! - Beywiki

11 grand slams and still going. Record number of master trophies, more than federer or Nadal. Amazing winning streaks. He is still in his prime. He is playing in the era of federer, Nadal and Murray.

He is one of the greatist tennis players of all time.
He won 12 grand slams,30 master tournament (most in history),5 atp London finals 4 in a row,bronze medal in 2008 Beijing,Davis cup.most points in history 16.790
Only player to keep four majors in three difereent coarts.
Laureus sportsman award,122 week in a row on number 1
Never defeated in australian open final.He had best season of all time (2011).

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151 Walter Payton

There is not an athlete in history who was in better physical shape or in more control of his body than Walter. He took a beating in the most brutal sport on earth for over a decade and NEVER missed a game. He once held nearly every rushing record, could play any position, won it all, and received every accolade possible. He was the best football player of all time and the greatest athlete.

Okay, In College he kicked and ran. In the NFL he got the most career yards as a power back, he even subed in for QB time-to-time and when he wanted to even though it was very rare he could juke people out. If he were to run Like Franco Harris or Emmitt Smith and go away from people he would have at least 20000 career rushing yards. And If you consider auto-racing a sport, When he retired he was a racer for a while.

Walter Payton is WAY more deserving of a higher rank than this. He was perfectly conditioned, motivated athlete in addition to being a great football player. Look at the list above him tons of people who weren't even close to being "ATHLETES". This list is a joke... You have racecar drivers on it?

Give me a break; Walter Payton should be way higher on this list.

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152 Barry Bonds Barry Bonds

Should be #1 on list. He is the best, most dominant athlete in team sports history! People let their hate impair their judgement. He was definitely more dominant than Jordan. The only athlete in team sports you could argue was better than Barry is Gretzky. This has to be the worst "Greatest" list I have ever seen!

Greatest athlete that most of my generation will ever see. What he does with a baseball bat is uncomparable to that of others. Not to mention he is a 8 time gold glover

Across the board Barry was great an athlete as anyone at anytime in any sport!

Best ever steroid induced athlete ever - counts for something.

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153 Allen Iverson Allen Iverson Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Even better that Kobe. If only he has better attitude and dedication towards the game including PRACTICE he could have stayed in the league longer and dominating.

iverson guys no one?
come on he was really a great player with an even greater heart

One of the best scorers and little we have in the nba

The best ball handler in the NBA - BillCipher

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154 Neymar Neymar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team. more.

Neymar is great. He is an electrifying play-maker with superior skills, who gains and maintains possession, engineers goals and makes great plays for his team. Very exciting to watch.

Why is neymar 170?


155 Petter Northug

The king

156 Landon Donovan Landon Donovan

How come he is 93 he like the gratest passer in American soceer and landon your great on peanaltie kicks

157 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Kenneth Johnson is an American professional stock car racing driver and a six-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

He won the Sprint Cup 5 consecutive championships from 2006-2010. He is the 2006 Daytona 500 Champion he also has 57 cup wins.

5 championships in a row richard petty dale sr couldn't do it he should be in the top 10 at least

158 Ole Einar Bjørndalen

A Norwegian professional biathlete and cross-country skiing. He is often regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. To become the first ever biathlete to win a cross-country competition. He is also the only biathlete who has won every event during the same Winter Olympic Games (four gold medals). He achieved this feat at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, becoming the most successful athlete there. This makes him one of only three Olympians to win four gold medals during the same Winter Games.

115 World Cup race wins, including 6 at the Olympics. Won 6 World Cup seasons, most in a heated 3-way battle. In one of the least predictable sports he's been on podium in over half of all his races. Been winning for 16 years and still going.

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159 Tim Tebow Tim Tebow Timothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization and a former professional American football player in the National Football League.

This is man is absolutely horrible. He is only in the minors and no nfl team wants him.

Tim Tebow is the place where faith and sports collide and merge,... INCREDIBLE!

Good Godly man should be higher

Tim Teblow, who played in the NFL for all of three years and won one playoff game, is only one spot below Jimmie Johnson, a six time champion in NASCAR and one of the top five (at least) greatest drivers of all-time. Oh wait, Tebow believes in Jeebus so he must be one of the best ever.

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160 Andrew Flintoff

Brilliant allrounder. wheres ian Botham?

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