Top 10 Greatest Australian Athletes of All TimeG'day, sports enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through the Land Down Under as we pay tribute to Australia's greatest athletic heroes. This vast and beautiful country has produced some of the most exceptional talents in the world of sports, demonstrating immense skill, determination, and an unyielding competitive spirit. From the sun-soaked beaches to the rugged outback, Australia has been a breeding ground for athletes who have not only excelled in their respective fields but have also become global icons and inspirations to millions.
In this top ten list, let's celebrate the prowess and passion of these extraordinary Australian athletes who have left an indelible mark on the world stage. They come from diverse sporting disciplines, ranging from swimming to cricket, from rugby to tennis, and beyond. Their incredible achievements have not only etched their names in the annals of sports history but have also played a pivotal role in shaping Australia's rich sporting legacy.
Sir Don Bradman was twice as good as the next athlete in his generation. Never has this been achieved by any other sports person especially Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan. In fact today, his record is still 50% more than the leading players on average runs scored. And other facts that should be considered are the laws were changed subsequently to protect the batsman (see the bodyline series) but Bradman had to play through it. And all without the protective headgear of today and the super springy lightweight bats. Bradman is by far the best cricket player the world has ever seen and should also be considered as the best athlete worldwide too.
The comment that these two gentlemen who are no doubt great but in my humble opinion not the greatest are voted into such a position due to the heavy USA American and North American influence on the results. Even today, the laws remain changed
She deserves the number 1.
As I have written elsewhere, the greatest can be considered according to International recognition of their sports. The Olympic credit is the most important.
Margaret Court is one of the most accomplished athletes of all sports.
Bradman maybe an Australian legend but his sport is of low international acceptance, so the same is for him as an athlete.
Check the statistics people, they simply speak for themselves! No male or female sportsperson comes close.
Why isn't she a well known and recognised Australian icon?
Simply the greatest.
He is the best spinner of all time and a great ambassador of the sport.
Best bowler of all time!
For the world game, is the most recognisable and respected players for Australia. Even at his ol' age, people would look to him to carry the socceroos in times of need.
Calm and composed, a silent killer..!
He just retired yesterday. What a legend he was to the game!
Australia's most accomplished and skillful athlete in its national game
When Australian cricket was struggling in the 80s due to massive big name retirements, A.B. stepped up like nobody else could.
Greatest natural athlete I ever saw by a country mile. Every attribute imaginable. And hardly ever trained they reckon. Says it all in terms of natural talent.
As a batsman, Hands down Australias greatest in the modern era. As a captain, probably the goat. How many captains have two world cups (both of which his team were undefeated) and has won 16 consecutive test (5-day matches).
He is the goat