#1 on the original list
Wayne Gretzky age 54 Best Hockey Player in every aspect- almost 1000 more points than anyone else, almost 200 more goals than anyone else, more than 700 more assists than anyone else, etcetera... His assists say it all
#263 on the original list
Miroslav Klose age 37 Top scorer in World Cup history and only player to ever score 5 goals in back to back tournaments. His sportsmanship is exceptional; like Kahn, receiving the FIFA fair play award. He has taken back
#1204 on the original list
Trevor Linden age 45 Without a doubt one of the most unselfish leaders in the NHL, maybe tied with Iginla or Sakic. He was a very skilled hockey player but without any of the unnecessary traits that go with hockey
#141 on the original list
Oliver Kahn age 46 Best keeper in the history of the game and a fair player at that- one of only 15 players to ever receive the FIFA fair play award for exceptional sportsmanship. In a game accused of being better
#345 on the original list
Joe Sakic age 46 Captain Clutch Joe Sakic was the perfect player, Gretzky without the "don't hit him" contract everyone else seemed to have. He was fast, great leader, great team player, incredibly accurate
#346 on the original list
Novak Djokovic age 28 Phenomenal tennis player to someone sick of hearing of Federer and Nedal, and who can show them both how to lose, repeatedly. Not only that, but he is a fair player and doesn't have the attitude of
#140 on the original list
Gerd Müller age 70 Fantastic soccer player for Germany and Bayern Munich. In 1972 he had 85 goals in one year, a feet never challenged until Messi broke it in 2012, and he is the second highest goalscorer in FIFA World
#788 on the original list
Cristiano Ronaldo age 30 Despite the controversy, this Portuguese star is arguably the most successful, talented player in the game today, always in a head to head clash with Messi, in a class reserved for the 2 of them.
#310 on the original list
Steven Gerrard age 35 A great player with no cheapness or dirtiness about his playing style. He always gives his all and is the best player on a continuously overrated English national team.
#1220 on the original list
Simon Whitfield age 40 Canadian Olympic Triathlete with a fantastic career. His Olympic gold in 2000 is a text book case of will power trumping the statistical "stronger" athletes.
#88 on the original list
Henrik Sedin age 35 Tremendously skilled player with a huge amount of modesty and unselfishness. His passing ability is second only to Gretzky and he never is dirty, something I really wish happened more in Hockey.
Michael Schuhmacher age 58
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