Top 10 Best Sports Athletes of the 21st Century

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The Top Ten

1 Lebron James Lebron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

This man deservers to win this list no doubt he is the most talented and athletic person on his list not only that but he weighs more than anybody on the list what a disadvantage he is the most athletic sports figures of all time. Long live the king

freakish leaping ability, speed, and strength. no one can beat him in a 1-on-1, forget about it.

so what if you have teammates lj still the best - nbaallstar

2 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

THE best soccer player in the world ( its where I got my username) He way outranks Ronaldinho and messi - cronaldorockz

Fitness is perfet & sharp skill...

He is Number 1

3 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.

Best football player of the century, his dribbling is unreal its like he has the ball attached to his foot nobody can touch him at the moment. He's on great form!

He is so athletic fast awesome can do any thing can shoot from half field best passer best dribbler best shooter and also very good defense

Greatest player of all time, should be on top of your list. We never going to see nothing like him again.

Greaqt player, can't match him. What if you have LeBron James at the top Messi is always first - arshavinarsenal

4 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
5 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.

By far the most dominant and best athlete in the 21st century. He does it by himself with out any teammates helping him, which makes it even more special. - Bman23

6 Manny Ramirez
7 Roger Federer Roger Federer Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player. He has held the world No. 1 spot ...read more.
8 Ronaldinho Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.
9 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.
10 Samuel Eto'o Samuel Eto'o Samuel Eto'o Fils is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor.

The Contenders

11 Steve Nash Steve Nash Stephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.
12 Ray Allen Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.
13 Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals in three Olympiads.
14 Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
15 Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Usain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest person ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres ...read more.
16 Tom Brady Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 5 Super Bowls, and is often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady is also frequently ...read more.

Came out of no where and is now one of the best NFL QB's in the league and whoever made this list must not like football cause there is no football players on it! - grant9woods

17 Mahendra Singh Dhoni

One of the best cricketers and a good captain who led India to win the world cup after 28 years

In cricket it is hard to give a continues performance because your one moment fault Will ruined your entire match you didn't get another chance for that particular match. instead in football and othee games if you made mistake still you will stay in the field and play. so, Continues performance in cricket is very hard. So, I think he is the best sportman in the history.

18 Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. V 1 Comment
19 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Nowitzki
20 Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

Stanley Cup winner and gold medal goal winner in the Olympics, Sid is going to be great

21 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.

13 grand slams and counting must be higher

22 Drew Brees Drew Brees Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He is the only player to have back to back to back 5,000 yards in three seasons straight. Brees also has the all time best completion percentage with 66.95%.

He has the single season passing record!

23 Lasha Talakhadze
24 Vince Carter Vince Carter Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
25 Ronaldo Ronaldo Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed O Fenômeno, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time.
26 Josh Hamilton
27 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. ...read more.

Neymar is the greatest athlete! He started playing soccer when he was TWO. And he is only 22! HE IS THE BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.

28 Gareth Bale Gareth Bale Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.
29 Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back who originally played for the Minnesota Vikings and currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.
30 Bryce Harper Bryce Harper
31 Andy Murray Andy Murray
32 Paolo Maldini Paolo Maldini Paolo Cesare Maldini is a former Italian professional footballer who played as a left back and central defender. Maldini captained Italy for 8 years and AC Milan for 12, and was renowned for his leadership skills, earning him the nickname “Il Capitano”, or ‘The Captain’.
33 Hossein Rezazadeh
34 Justin Gatlin
35 Yelena Isinbaeva
36 Lorenzo Bernardi
37 Ryan Lochte
38 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.
39 Auston Matthews Auston Matthews Auston Matthews is an American professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.
40 Valentino Rossi
41 Michael Schumacher Michael Schumacher
42 Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team.
43 Jonah Lomu
44 Ben Ainslie
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