Best Athletes of All Time (In my Opinion) People In Sports

Best Athletes of All Time (In my Opinion)

who else should see this list?

1,212 views 37 items 95reranks
Sportsmanship I think is such an underrated trait in the world today, so this list reflects a lot of that bias.

List Criteria: Open to all amateur or professional athletes in any sport

< >
Show:   25   100
  • the list
  • comments
  • </> embed
Rerank This List
View as a
Rank   Name
  1. 1
    1961 More
    #2 on the ultimate list
    Best Hockey Player in every aspect- almost 1000 more points than anyone else, almost 200 more ... more
  2. 2
    1963 More
    #1 on the ultimate list
    Inspirational, an athlete driven to perform to the highest level and keep going. Always a fair ... more
  3. 3
    1986 More
    #7 on the ultimate list
    The fastest man ever, who keeps breaking his own records... enough said. 
  4. 4
    1940 More
    #4 on the ultimate list
    The best player of the world's most popular sport.
  5. 5
    1987 More
    #33 on the ultimate list
    More goals than anyone in one year (2012) and the best all round player in the world of the ... more
  6. 6
    1985 More
    #10 on the ultimate list
    Gold is this guy's middle name, unbeatable and determined are the best words to describe this ... more
  7. 7
    1974 More
    #322 on the ultimate list
    Under 6 feet? You want to play basketball and be good?...... enter Mr. Nash. A role model to ... more
  8. 8
    1970 More
    #580 on the ultimate list
    Without a doubt one of the most unselfish leaders in the NHL, maybe tied with Iginla or Sakic. more
  9. 9
    1969 More
    #37 on the ultimate list
    Best keeper in the history of the game and a fair player at that- one of only 15 players to ... more
  10. 10
    1978 More
    #65 on the ultimate list
    Second highest scorer in World Cup history, tied with Müller, and only player to ever ... more
  11. 11
    1936 More
    #29 on the ultimate list
    Wilt the Stilt, fantastic player to watch and with 100 points in one game, he is he king of ... more
  12. 12
    1969 More
    #479 on the ultimate list
    Captain Clutch Joe Sakic was the perfect player, Gretzky without the "don't hit him" ... more
  13. 13
    1987 More
    #473 on the ultimate list
    Phenomenal tennis player to someone sick of hearing of Federer and Nedal, and who can show ... more
  14. 14
    1965 More
    #77 on the ultimate list
    Talent + Size + Speed is an unusual mixture but #66 had it and he is widely considered to be ... more
  15. 15
    1945 More
    #136 on the ultimate list
    Fantastic soccer player for Germany and Bayern Munich. In 1972 he had 85 goals in one year, a ... more
  16. 16
    1972 More
    #185 on the ultimate list
    Most influential female athlete in the world in my opinion, and I would be being sexist to not ... more
  17. 17
    1985 More
    #86 on the ultimate list
    Despite the controversy, this Portuguese star is arguably the most successful, talented player ... more
  18. 18
    1978 More
    #54 on the ultimate list
    Do I have to explain why he's here? I really hope not.
  19. 19
    1980 More
    #385 on the ultimate list
    A great player with no cheapness or dirtiness about his playing style. He always gives his all ... more
  20. 20
    1975 More
    #40 on the ultimate list
    Winning was always in the equation; his name is based on a type of club and a ferocious ...
  21. 21
    1984 More
    #51 on the ultimate list
    The most skilled player in the NBA right now, in my opinion at least.
  22. 22
    1983 More
    #507 on the ultimate list
    The heart of Canadian Women's soccer, Sinclair has had just as much of a positive influence on ... more
  23. 23
    1948 More
    #63 on the ultimate list
    The best defence player ever, with his iconic leap across the net to win the 1970 Stanley ... more
  24. 24
    1975 More
    #597 on the ultimate list
    Canadian Olympic Triathlete with a fantastic career. His Olympic gold in 2000 is a text book ... more
  25. 25
    1980 More
    #301 on the ultimate list
    Tremendously skilled player with a huge amount of modesty and unselfishness. His passing ... more

items 1 - 25 of 37

think you can do better?

rerank this list
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

from our partners

more popular lists