Most Respected Athletes of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Babe Ruth 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.
2 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Hands down best basketball player of all time

3 Muhammad Ali 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.

No doubt Ali was a magnificent boxer, and his slick style and controversial big mouth rejuvenated boxing, particularly the heavyweight division.
But for a big man, he wasn't very good at putting opponents away. Example: Joe Frazier, who finally silenced the motormouth. However, the wars with Frazier put to rest the myth that Ali couldn't, or wouldn't, stand up to punishment. He was indeed, a warrior. Believe Ali and Frazier deserve equal respect.

Muhmmad Ali should be at the top, I respect him before all these great athletes.

4 Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League.
5 Pele Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward.
6 Roger Federer Roger Federer

He is definitely the best ever in the sport..
He is the best thing happened,not only to tennis but for all the sports.

7 Derek Jeter

Classiest act in baseball since Thurman Munson. Also, high among the best all-around players ever, and the most stupefying shortstop of all time.

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8 Jean Beliveau

Perfect combination of class and leadership leading to 10 Stanley cups.
More impressive even his charity works helped so many thousands.
Could have been Gouverner General of Canada but for his commitment to his family.
Unique

9 Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson
10 Jerry Rice Jerry Rice Jerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Contenders

11 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.

Sachin tendulkar had the best technique in cricket. He had a passion for game

A greatest and true legend of all time.

Batsman with most runs in both the major formats of cricket. A hundred international centuries.A great sportsman and a Gof

12 Ted Williams
13 Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky
14 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.
15 Walter Payton Walter Payton Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for thirteen seasons.
16 Tom Brady Tom Brady ...read more.

He is #1 on my list
I love Tom Brady

How can anyone with a three digit IQ put Manning ahead of Brady? Look at the Super Bowls against the Seahawks as all the evidence you need. Payton with a vastly superior team to Brady‘s (on both sides of the ball) lost what 42-8, Brady the following year beats them 28-24. Game, set, match for Brady...

17 Joe Sakic
18 Eli Manning Eli Manning Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning, is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League.

He is a 2 time super bowel champion not a cheater like tom and he has had a terrible team around him for most of his carrier and he is still one of the best quarter backs on the planet and e is a class act

19 Teemu Selanne

One of the most respected hockey players of all time.

20 Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao
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