Top Ten Greatest Australian Athletes of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Don Bradman Don Bradman Sir Donald George "Don" Bradman, AC, often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.

Sir Don Bradman was twice as good as the next athlete in his generation. Never has this been achieved by any other sports person especially Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan. In fact today, his record is still 50% more than the leading players on average runs scored. And other facts that should be considered are the laws were changed subsequently to protect the batsman (see the bodyline series) but Bradman had to play through it. And all without the protective headgear of today and the super springy lightweight bats. Bradman is by far the best cricket player the world has ever seen and should also be considered as the best athlete worldwide too.

The comment that these two gentlemen who are no doubt great but in my humble opinion not the greatest are voted into such a position due to the heavy USA American and North American influence on the results. Even today, the laws remain changed

Behold the king of runs

The don...most respectful person in universe

obviously - Uigoku

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2 Herb Elliott
3 Rod Laver

Simply the greatest.

4 Heather McKay

The greatest sports star of our country undefeated as a professional a record of 100 percent BETTER THAN BRADMAN

5 Margaret Court

Absolutely legend a leader women in world tennis with 24 grand slams singles title a record that still stands

6 Dawn Fraser

This is an opinon

7 Ken Rosewall
8 Betty Cuthbert
9 Lauren Jackson Lauren Jackson Lauren Elizabeth Jackson is an Australian former professional basketball player. The daughter of two national basketball team players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in 1997, when she was 16. In 1998, she led the AIS team that won the Women's National Basketball ...read more.
10 Shane Warne

The Newcomers

? Alfred Quill

The most popular sport in the world still isn't enough developed and popular in this country.But at least a mention can be made.
One of the greatest players of his era 'Artie' Quill was an undisputed champion. Starting his career with the Pyrmont club, Quill moved to Wallsend in 1931 on the offer of work during the tough depression years. What Wallsend got, was a forward of exceptional ability as Quill's goalscoring feats shattered every record. Over a period of 24 senior seasons he reportedly scored 868 goals in premiership and cup games. Unfortunately Quill never got the international adulation he deserved, playing just 7 times for Australia.
Non of these reported stats are officially recognised by any international 'authority'.
But this doesn't mean that it is not true.

The Contenders

11 Andrew Johns Andrew Johns Andrew Gary "Joey" Johns is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time.

Australia's most accomplished and skillful athlete in its national game

12 Peter Thomson
13 Jarryd Hayne

He isn't the first aussie to play nfl

Undoubtly Australia's greatest athlete hands down in all categories playing nfl first Aussie athlete to do so and be successful, NRL produces Australia's best athletes

14 Ian Thorpe

He is a young Australian of the year like, come on

15 Sally Pearson
16 Mark Ella
17 Gary Ablett Jr Gary Ablett Jr Gary Ablett Jr. is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League. The eldest son of Australian Football Hall of Fame member and former Geelong player Gary Ablett Sr., Ablett was drafted to Geelong under the father-son rule in the 2001 ...read more.

This guy is the best vote

18 Tim Cahill

The absolute GOAT

19 Shane Gould

Come on she won gold medals in her only Olympic Games at 15, she deserves to be in the top 5.

20 Steve Smith Steve Smith

Great batsmen up and till cricket scandal

21 David Warner David Warner David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Australian cricket team.
22 Anna Meares

Our greatest cyclist - World and Olympic champion several times over

23 Jonathan Brown
24 Gary Ablett Sr.
25 Brett Lee Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.
26 Mitchell Starc Mitchell Starc Mitchell Aaron Starc, is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues.
27 Mitchell Johnson
28 Shane Watson Shane Watson Shane Robert Watson is a former Australian international cricketer and a former captain, who played all formats of the game.
29 Glenn Maxwell Glenn Maxwell Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day International and Twenty 20 International matches for Australia.
30 Aaron Finch
31 Pat Cummins
32 Nathan Coulter-Nile
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