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
The greatest European athlete of all time hands down. - EpicJake
2Lev YashinLev 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.
Sergei was a great hockey player that never played in the United States - EpicJake
7Peter SchmeichelPeter 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.
8Roger FedererRoger 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.
9Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.
One of the best modern day European Athletes. - EpicJake
Greatest record breaker of all sports.
She is the second greater Olympian after Phelps
The Bellarussian weightlifter is still (from 1988) the strongest man in the world.
14Johan CruyffHendrik Johannes Cruijff (1947-2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974.
Best European soccer player ever.
Best. water polo player ever.
He is one of the best weightlifters ever.
Best volleyball player of all times.
20Ferenc PuskasFerenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
22Franz BeckenbauerFranz Anton Beckenbauer is a German former professional footballer and manager. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field, and also as his first name "Franz" is reminiscent of the Austrian emperors.
Best wrestler off all times.
Water polo legend played in six Olympic Games.
Four medals in weightliting, three of them gold.
31Michel PlatiniMichel François Platini is a football administrator, who served as the president of the Union of European Football Associations from 2007 until 2015, after which he was banned for 8 years following an ethics investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee on 21 December 2015, and formerly a French football ...read more.
Best. European. basketball player ever.
33Steve RedgraveSir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave is a retired British rower who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championships golds.
One of the greatest olympic champions.
37Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.
42Rafael NadalRafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
He is the best
Greatest record beaket of Allen sports
The third greater Olympian medalist after Phelps and Latynina.