#2 on the original list Wayne Gretzky 1961 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
#52 on the original list Miroslav Klose 1978 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
#860 on the original list Trevor Linden 1970 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
#54 on the original list Oliver Kahn 1969 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
#524 on the original list Joe Sakic 1969 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
#326 on the original list Novak Djokovic 1987 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
#97 on the original list Gerd Müller 1945 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
#84 on the original list Cristiano Ronaldo 1985 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.
#380 on the original list Steven Gerrard 1980 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.
#880 on the original list Simon Whitfield 1975 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.
#178 on the original list Henrik Sedin 1980 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 1957
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