Top 10 Boston Sports Athletes

A rich history in boston, here are there greatest athletes.

The Top Ten

1 Tom Brady Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 5 Super Bowls, and is often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady is also frequently ...read more.

He was the best before he got hurt. - waterboy51

GOAT... And he was not expected to be what he is... 199 draft pick, to the number one in the world, it's unheard of... He IS BOSTON!

This isn't really a contest, Brady has won 5 Super Bowls and broken more records than any other quarterback ever

Tom Brady is good but I think he is probably tied with Doug flutie at the most

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2 Bill Russell Bill Russell

biggest champion for the greatest dynasty ever

Won like 11 rings out 13 years? - Cygnus2II2

Hello! 11 Championships in 13 years!
The end! No one is close to William Felton Russell!

3 Ted Williams

first real boston sports hero for their most popular team

Home run in his last at-bat. he batted left and threw right..344 average for a slugger over his career. 521 home runs. all-century team. first ballot hall of famer. 19 time all-star selection. 'enough said

4 Bobby Orr 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.

To the last comment - Right ON! Orr was the most elegant athlete I have ever seen. I would also rank Ali number 2... If Orr had had healthy knees - damaged by opposing players targeting him (something Wayne Gretzky never had to worry about) he would have many more records. If you put only he and Gretzky on the ice and dropped the puck Gretzky wouldn't be able to touch it... Bobby Orr was poetry in motion... Jordan or anyone else you care to name is not even close - not in my lifetime... as Milt Schmidt said if ever there comes along a better player than Bobby Orr I hope I'm alive to see it

Best ever..in ANY sport..there has never been a player who was so clearly the GOAT... And he played on one leg much of his career... On two good knees he would have done who knows what... Sheer poetry... Ali would get my number 2 vote for all sports

Th greatest hockey player of all time. Revolutionized the game of hockey

Are you kidding? Number 6. Best athlete in any city.

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5 Larry Bird 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)

brought back the nba not only to boston, but for America

6 David Ortiz David Ortiz David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi," is a Dominican American former professional baseball designated hitter and occasional first baseman who played 20 Major League Baseball seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also with the Minnesota Twins.

"500 home runs" end quote

7 Paul Pierce Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

very loyal to the city and finally got his championship

8 Carl Yastrzemski

one of the most popular red sox ever

9 Manny Rameirez

Umm... Why else?
David Ortiz is Amazing But!
Manny is a great athlete.
More SlobberKnockers then Ortiz
And he's a better feilder - a-guy-who-knows-good-bassists

10 Zdeno Chára

The Newcomers

? Adam Vinatieri Adam Vinatieri

Kicked 2 Super Bowl winning field goals and won three Super Bowls with Boston. Arguably the greatest kicker in Patriots history.

The Contenders

11 Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski Robert Paxton Gronkowski, nicknamed "Gronk," is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Such a beast for pats

12 Red Auerbach

he's a winner and he's got the cigar, nuff said

13 Doug Flutie

boston college's only heisman winner

14 John Havlicek John Havlicek John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.
15 Pedro Martinez

1 of all time best sox pitcher

16 Jim Rice
17 Ray Bourque

How is Ray Bourque next to Jimmy Hayes...?

18 Brandon Bass
19 Carlton Fisk
20 Patrice Bergeron
21 Tuukka Rask Tuukka Rask Tuukka Mikael Rask is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
22 Jimmy Hayes
23 Kevin Garnett Kevin Garnett Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.
24 Dustin Pedroia
25 Milan Lucic
26 Drew Bledsoe
27 Tim Thomas

He's just amazing, period.

28 Wes Welker
29 Brian Scalabrine
30 Nomar Garciaparra
31 Phil Esposito
32 Rocky Marciano
33 Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
34 Gordon Hayward Gordon Hayward Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.
35 Al Horford Al Horford
36 Marcus Smart Marcus Smart
37 Jayson Tatum Jayson Tatum
38 Jaylen Brown Jaylen Brown
39 Avery Bradley Avery Bradley
40 Ray Allen Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.
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