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Famous Male Athletes

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List of famous male athletes, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male athletes list contains the most prominent and top males known for being athletes. There are thousand of males working as athletes in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic athletes have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a athlete then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male athletes, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male athletes?" and "Who are the best male athletes?"


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    David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE, is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first English ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soccer Player, Model, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Goal!, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Sport Relief 2010, Victoria Beckham: Coming to America, 2009 Teen Choice Awards, + more
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    Tiger Woods
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    Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years. Following an outstanding amateur and two-year college golf career, Woods turned professional at age 20 in late ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Golfer, Athlete, Writer
    • Credits: Monday Night Golf
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    LeBron James
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    LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lb, he has started at the small forward and power forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Television producer, Screenwriter, Athlete, Voice acting
    • Credits: Survivor's Remorse, Spike Guys' Choice Awards, The LeBrons, ESPY Awards 2007, The 2012 NBA Finals
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    Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships. Bryant is a 17-time All-Star, 15-time member of ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Athlete
    • Credits: Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special
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    Michael Jordan
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    Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Space Jam, He Got Game, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, ProStars, Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend
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    Alex Rodriguez
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    Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez was one of the sport's most highly touted prospects ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Henry and Me
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    Dennis Rodman
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    Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Wrestler, Actor, Athlete, + more
    • Credits: The Apprentice, The Comebacks, Eddie, Double Team, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, + more
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    Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson is an American retired professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Scary Movie 5, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Tyson, + more
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    Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist
    • Credits: The Greatest, Freedom Road, Muhammad Ali Tribute - Celebrity Fight Night & Fighting Irishmen, I Am Ali
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    Lance Armstrong
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    Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He previously held seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his titles in 2012 after a protracted doping scandal. At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Professional Road Racing Cyclist
    • Credits: DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, You, Me and Dupree
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    Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Pequannock, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: The Other Guys, Anger Management
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    Ethan Zohn, is a former American professional soccer player, and a reality television series contestant who won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Africa, the third season of the reality TV series Survivor. He also appeared on the All-Stars edition of the show. After winning Survivor he co-founded Grassroot ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Survivor, Kill Reality, The Scorned, Drive-In Horrorshow
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    Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow is an American football quarterback who is currently free agent. Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets of the National Football League. In addition to his playing activities, he received considerable press attention for his public displays of religious faith, ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Makati, Philippines
    • Profession: Athlete, American football player
    • Credits: 2009 BCS Championship: Oklahoma vs. Florida
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    Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events for a male. In winning eight ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Tennis player Roger Federer (IPA pronunciation: [ˈɹɑ.dʒər ˈfɛ.dər.ər]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis peers believe that Federer may be the greatest men's singles player of all time. Federer has won eleven Grand ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
    • Profession: Tennis player, Athlete
    • Credits: Wimbledon 2007 Final: Federer vs. Nadal, 2008 Wimbledon Official Film, Wimbledon 2007 Official Film, Wimbledon 2009 Men's Final: Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick, Open Access, + more
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    Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. A five-time league MVP, he played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons between 1998-2011. He is a son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and an elder brother of New York Giants ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, American football player
    • Credits: Spike Guys' Choice Awards, Battle of the Gridiron Stars, NFL Super Bowl XLIV Champions: New Orleans Saints, 1998 Orange Bowl National Championship Game, NFL: In Just One Play, + more
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    Terrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who played 15 seasons in the National Football League. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League records. His 15,934 career receiving yards rank 2nd in NFL history, and his 153 receiving touchdowns ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Alexander City, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Athlete, American football player
    • Credits: Any Given Sunday, Dysfunctional Friends, The T.O. Show
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    Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: She's Having a Baby, Are We Done Yet?, Hair Show, The Stars of Star Wars, NBA on TNT, + more
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    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds, he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. O'Neal played ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: USA, Newark, New Jersey
    • Profession: Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill, He Got Game, Scary Movie 4, Good Burger, + more
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    William Bruce Jenner is a former U.S. track and field athlete and current television figure. He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal. Following Jenner's Olympic victory and the related recognition, his professional career led to new success in television. By ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Public speaker, Socialite, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete, + more
    • Credits: Jack and Jill, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Can't Stop the Music, Double Dare, Skating with Celebrities, + more
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