Top Ten Greatest Australian Athletes of All Time


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 Margaret Court

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

5 Heather McKay
6 Dawn Fraser

This is an opinon

7 Ken Rosewall
8 Betty Cuthbert
9 Shane Warne
10 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

The Newcomers

? Anna Meares

Our greatest cyclist - World and Olympic champion several times over

? Nathan Coulter-Nile

The Contenders

11 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 more.
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
15 Gary Ablett Jr Gary Ablett Jr

This guy is the best vote

16 Tim Cahill

The absolute GOAT

17 Shane Gould

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

18 Mark Ella
19 Jonathan Brown
20 Gary Ablett Sr.
21 Steve Smith Steve Smith
22 Sally Pearson
23 Brett Lee Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.
24 Mitchell Starc Mitchell Starc Mitchell Aaron Starc, is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues.
25 Mitchell Johnson
26 Shane Watson Shane Watson Shane Robert Watson is a former Australian international cricketer and a former captain, who played all formats of the game.
27 David Warner David Warner David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Australian cricket team.
28 Glenn Maxwell Glenn Maxwell Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day International and Twenty 20 International matches for Australia.
29 Aaron Finch
30 Pat Cummins
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