Greatest Sportsman of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Diego Maradona Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.

No. just no. THIS MAN IS A JOKE!

2 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 more.

Roger Federer is a legend and he is a real peoples champion! in the sport of Tennis

The Tennis king! Nobody will come close to him, except maybe Rafael Nadal, that's pretty much it

Roger is a great legend in the sports industry one of the faces for sure!

Even if Nadal ends up winning more slams, he will never have the same class and unique appeal as Federer - Nadal is a great guy and sportsman, but he looks like Rambo - Federer represents grace and beauty.

3 Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is one of the best players in football, hence why he's nicknamed the "king of football".

Pele is without a doubt the greatest Soccer player of all time! He made Brazil what it is today, and gave it a great reputation

The greatest soccer player of all time, a true sportsman and a legend, a fair player!

Pele is the greatest soccer player to set foot on the planet!

He must be on first because cricket is not a great sport

4 Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Born to Bat.. He will always be considered as the batsman with best balance, technique and innovative skills.

A great Indian idol, an excellent role model. He is a great cricketer. Loved by people everywhere in India. Definitely a great sportsman.

He is the best as he is the only cricketer who has scored aboout 34,000 runs and 100 centuries ( 10000 runs) in international cricket. These are just some of the Master Blaster's records that have yet to be equaled.

Probably the most humble celebrity you will meet in your didn't matter who india played in the past 24 years because I knew that we had the best player in the world and everyone where scared to face him...surely going to miss him

5 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

Father of Mixed Martial Arts. Pioner of the Martial Arts movie genre.A man who changed the world!

Bruce Lee and Mohummid Ali were the greatest. As they transcended sport with their greatness, philosophies, leadership and personality.

6 Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Michael Jordan is the greatest of the greats, nobody will reach him in basketball and he always remained dominant in what he done. Michael Jordan is more successful than any athlete on this list.

Definitely has to be the greatest sportsman of all time.



Michael Jordan was the greatest Athlete and he will smash up anyone on this list

Jordan is a true legend of Sport, without doubt the most inspirational player of all time and truly greatest athlete in history

7 Dhyan Chand

If you don't know how great he is please use wikipedia..

8 Donald Bradman Sir Donald George Bradman often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

Duh. Bradman's has been voted the best by professional people as the best by far. He is way better than the rest

Nothing Comes close to this guy's stats and consistency., Original god of sports.

Can you name any sportsman who was statistically twice as good as every single other major player of the sport? No? Well, I give you Sir Don Bradman. Dude's batting average holds the record at 99.94. To put that in perspective, the second runner-up is at 61.87. This is one dumbass list. I am Indian and even I admit that Bradman should be way above Sachin Tendulkar.

Body line was no problem to the don!

9 Tiger Woods Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.

Greatest Sporting comeback of all time

Tiger woods is by far the greatest sportsman of his time! and always ahead of the competition, think about it? Basketball, MJ had to train for, Muhammad Ali had to train, maybe Roger Federer comes in the competition, but Tiger Woods, Golf came very natural to him, he was playing golf at a professional like level at the age of 3! Yep that's right as an infant.

The greatest Golfer of all time! not world number 1 at the moment because of all this mistress crap! that shouldn't get in the way of his playing ability, he was playing golf at three years old for Christ's sake! Plus he is definitely a very good athlete and no one will ever come close to his ability, absolutely with great pride is the G. O. A. T.

the GOAT of Golfing! Tiger woods has had some personal issues but that should in no way get in the way of his playing ability. He will thump any Golfer in a Tour. Plus has won multiple P. G. A. 's

10 Michael Schumacher

The Contenders

11 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

The best boxer and the best sportsman

His personality charisma pretty much dominated the sporting world. Greatest of all time. Surprised to see so many picked Tendulkar above him, especially since Ali's personality was the greatest in sporting history

Conquered the boxing world made him great, whilst also acting and speaking about the wider world he saw around him, equals the greatest

Ali is the greatest of all time but this moron who doesn't know who tendulkar is should go drown

12 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.

How he can 12 on the list, he should be in top 3

Widely regarded as the greatest, most complete football player ever in the most widely played sport. Number 1.

He is one of the greatest sportsman of this generation after Usain Bolt and Roger Federer, when he will retire from football he can be the greatest sports person of all time, He is very complete, he has done everything in football except this he is also a very good game player, play maker. I am pleased that you liked my comment.

He is the God of football the greatest sports ever

13 Valentino Rossi

Superb control on 2 wheels on any surface and any weather. A genuine racer, drives on the edge putting his life on the line every time in practice, qualifying and racing.

9 world titles and, in 2015, the oldest racer in the grid and leading the championship.

The Goat(greatest of all time) wins by a mile..

A multi talented motorsports star
Have ability to win races in motogp, formula one and wrc

14 Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna da Silva (21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991 and is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand more.

Senna was the definition of geniality.
He represents victory, because that is what he sought. Not the second or third place. He drove the cars beyond their limits. He exhausted all his physical forces and challenged his own death for victory, and when death got to him he was in first place! Victory was the only option and he achieved it.
He was honest, just, but relentless! He represented this as no one in the sport world.
He did not die. He crossed the finish line before us all.

The greatest F1 driver of all time, and also the greatest sportsman of all time!

15 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.
16 Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.
17 Jacques Kallis
18 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.

He is the greatest sportsman because he is the best swimmer and swimmers work very hard and if you disagree name one sport that you have to work harder than swimming

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19 Yelena Isinbayeva
20 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

He is underrated

I feel he is one of the greatest footballer and really handsome athlete now... the way he plays and goals they are really amazing

21 Wayne Gretzky Wayne Douglas Gretzky CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999.

The greatest hockey player of all time! You will always hear people say this! The G.O.A.T.!

The greatest Hockey player of all time! Canadians know how to get it done!

greatest legend in history! so good at what he does like most canadians

The greatest hockey legend in history! He made a big impact on Hockey like MJ for basketball, Tiger Woods for Golf, Pele and Ronaldo for Soccer and Muhammad Ali for boxing! This man is a legendary hall of famer!

22 Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels was born on July 22, 1965 . He is an American professional wrestler. He is the first wrestler to win all the titles the WWE could have offered. He is known for his moves and looks. His nickname provided by WWE is HBK (Heart Break Kid). He was in DX (Degeneration X) a tag team with Triple more.

Best wrestler ever

23 Imran Khan

The best cricketer of the world... Charismatic, handsome, a true leader and the fighter with the strongest will...

Greatest cricketing all-rounder of all times!

24 Rocky Marciano

The man never lost. His record speaks for itself. simply the best. Ali was good but better with his mouth than his fists.

25 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.
26 M S Dhoni

Widely regarded as greayest captain n wicketkeeper in cricket history

He is the best batsman because dude that guy is a mixer

27 Ricky Ponting
28 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.





LeBron is the greatest player at the moment! no one can come near him except maybe his team mate D-Wade!

29 Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.
30 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 more.



31 Shahid Afridi

Shahid afridi is top athlete in the world

I can't believe saachin is 1st shahid afridi is better

32 Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.

He was called the''Hall of Fame''

33 Johan Cruyff Hendrik 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.
34 Ronaldo Luiz Lima 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.
35 Larry Bird Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Bird is a 3x champ, 1x ROTY, 1x Finals MVP, 3x 3PT Contest winner, all with the Boston Celtics. (1979-1992)
36 Allen Iverson Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
37 Wilt Chamberlain Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . more.

First and only player to reach 100 points. The best centre that ever played the game I don't understand why he isn't higher on the list - alstop

38 Magic Johnson Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.
39 Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.
40 Jack Nicklaus

Most modest winner and most gracious loser in sport.

Absolute legend! 18 majors is all you have to say!

41 Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.
42 Jesse Owens
43 Carl Lewis Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, when he last won an Olympic event.
44 Naim Süleymanoğlu

The "Pocket Hercules" remains a legend.

45 Giacomo Agostini
46 Alfredo Di Stéfano

One of the greatest footballers of all time and possibly the most respected football player ever (even more than Pelé). His experience after his legendary career in both South America and Europe and the coaching knowledge is the reason why a lot from the football world considered this.

47 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.
48 Bill Russell William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.
49 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

He is the best on Miami Heat

50 Bobby Orr Robert Gordon Orr is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
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