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

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

Sportsmanship I think is such an underrated trait in the world today, so this list reflects a lot of that bias.
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    #2 on the original list 1961 Best Hockey Player in every aspect- almost 1000 more points than anyone else, almost 200 more ...

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    #1 on the original list 1963 Inspirational, an athlete driven to perform to the highest level and keep going. Always a fair ...

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    #6 on the original list 1986 The fastest man ever, who keeps breaking his own records... enough said. 

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    #4 on the original list 1940 The best player of the world's most popular sport.

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    #26 on the original list 1987 More goals than anyone in one year (2012) and the best all round player in the world of the ...

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    #39 on the original list 1978 Top scorer in World Cup history and only player to ever score 5 goals in back to back ...

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    #7 on the original list 1985 Gold is this guy's middle name, unbeatable and determined are the best words to describe this ...

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    #474 on the original list 1974 Under 6 feet? You want to play basketball and be good?...... enter Mr. Nash. A role model to ...

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    #839 on the original list 1970 Without a doubt one of the most unselfish leaders in the NHL, maybe tied with Iginla or Sakic.

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    #43 on the original list 1969 Best keeper in the history of the game and a fair player at that- one of only 15 players to ...

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    #25 on the original list 1936 Wilt the Stilt, fantastic player to watch and with 100 points in one game, he is he king of ...

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    #546 on the original list 1969 Captain Clutch Joe Sakic was the perfect player, Gretzky without the "don't hit him" ...

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    #381 on the original list 1987 Phenomenal tennis player to someone sick of hearing of Federer and Nedal, and who can show ...

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    #45 on the original list 1965 Talent + Size + Speed is an unusual mixture but #66 had it and he is widely considered to be ...

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    #101 on the original list 1945 Fantastic soccer player for Germany and Bayern Munich. In 1972 he had 85 goals in one year, a ...

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    #243 on the original list 1972 Most influential female athlete in the world in my opinion, and I would be being sexist to not ...

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    #123 on the original list 1985 Despite the controversy, this Portuguese star is arguably the most successful, talented player ...

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    #53 on the original list 1978 Do I have to explain why he's here? I really hope not.

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    #336 on the original list 1980 A great player with no cheapness or dirtiness about his playing style. He always gives his all ...

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    #38 on the original list 1975 Winning was always in the equation; his name is based on a type of club and a ferocious ...

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    #70 on the original list 1984 The most skilled player in the NBA right now, in my opinion at least.

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    #617 on the original list 1983 The heart of Canadian Women's soccer, Sinclair has had just as much of a positive influence on ...

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    #79 on the original list 1948 The best defence player ever, with his iconic leap across the net to win the 1970 Stanley ...

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    #868 on the original list 1975 Canadian Olympic Triathlete with a fantastic career. His Olympic gold in 2000 is a text book ...

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    #193 on the original list 1980 Tremendously skilled player with a huge amount of modesty and unselfishness. His passing ...

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