Greatest European Athletes of All Time
Here are some of Europe's best athletes. And don't add people like Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, or Walter Payton because they're good, because they aren't from Europe.
The Top Ten
1 Sergei Kharkov
The greatest European athlete of all time hands down. - EpicJake
2 Lev Yashin
Lev Ivanovich Yashin, nicknamed the "Black Spider" or the "Black Panther", was a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game.
3 Paavo Nurmi
4 Björn Borg
5 Sergei Fedorov
Sergei was a great hockey player that never played in the United States - EpicJake
6 Peter Schmeichel
Peter Bolesław Schmeichel is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. He is best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to the 1999 UEFA Champions League ...read more.
7 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 Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.
One of the best modern day European Athletes. - EpicJake
9 Vasily Alekseyev
Greatest record breaker of all sports.
10 Larisa Latynina
She is the second greater Olympian after Phelps
11 Yelena Isinbaeva
12 Johan Cruyff
Best European soccer player ever.
13 Leonid Taranenko
The Bellarussian weightlifter is still (from 1988) the strongest man in the world.
14 Ferenc Puskas
Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
15 Jarmila Kratochvilova
16 Manuel Estiarte
Water polo legend played in six Olympic Games.
17 Yurik Vardanyan
He is one of the best weightlifters ever.
18 Hannes Reichelt
19 Dezso Gyarmati
Best. water polo player ever.
20 Lorenzo Bernardi
Best volleyball player of all times.