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The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

Updated September 20, 2020 668.6k votes 40.5k voters 422.6k views170 items

This is a ranked list of the people who outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted everyone else in the sneakiest, smartest, or just plain most ruthless way. These are the best Survivor players to ever go on the show and many are fan favorite players. Vote for the best Survivor contestants here and make your own list to rank the players in order and add anyone you see missing. When all is said and done, you should have a list of the most popular Survivor contestants ever! Be sure to vote up who you think are the best Survivor players of all time. 

Who are the best Survivor players? This list of every single Survivor contestant - including the cast of Survivor: Edge of Extinction - should give you an idea of who should be or near the top. Vote on this list of greatest Survivor players how you deem it fit.

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  • 1
    Tony Vlachos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    8,862
    3,699

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

    Previous season: Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Game Changers, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 2
    Rob Mariano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    15,082
    7,863

    BirthplaceHyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Redemption Island, Survivor: Island of the Idols

  • 3
    Parvati Shallow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    13,888
    7,883

    BirthplaceVero Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

  • 4
    Jeremy Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    4,494
    2,279

    Jeremy Collins

    Age: age 41

    Previous season: Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Survivor: Cambodia, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 5
    Yul Kwon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    8,361
    4,788

    Yul Kwon

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor: Winners at War

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  • 6
    Sarah Lacina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    3,221
    1,232

    Previous season: Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 7
    John Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    7,755
    4,496

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan 

  • 8
    Ozzy Lusth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    11,989
    7,130

    Ozzy Lusth

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceMexico

    Previous season: Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Game Changers

  • 9
    Malcolm Freberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    7,769
    4,506

    Malcolm Freberg

    Age: age 33

    Previous season: Survivor: Philippines, Survivor: Caramoan, Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands

  • 10
    Joe Anglim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    6,441
    3,684

    Joe Anglim

    Age: age 29

    Previous season: Survivor: Worlds Apart, Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance, Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 11
    Tyson Apostol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    5,770
    3,347

    BirthplaceLindon, Utah, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Blood vs. Water, Survivor: Winners at War

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  • 12
    Kim Spradlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    6,966
    4,369

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: One World, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 13
    Natalie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    4,684
    2,707

    Natalie Anderson

    Age: age 38

    Previous season: Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 14
    ​Rick Devens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    2,203
    1,027

    ​Rick Devens

    Age: age 33

    Previous season: Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 15
    Cirie Fields is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    9,520
    6,074

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs Villains, Survivor: Game Changers

  • 16
    Spencer Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    6,405
    3,887

    Previous season: Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance

  • 17
    Kelley Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    6,699
    4,080

    Kelley Wentworth

    Age: age 31

    Previous season: Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water, Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance, Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 18
    Sandra Diaz-Twine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    10,824
    7,281

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut

    Previous season: Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Island of the Idols

  • 19
    David Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    2,727
    1,522

    David Wright

    Age: age 44

    Previous season: Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 20
    Amanda Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    6,304
    4,349

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

  • 21
    Domenick Abbate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    514
    231

    Domenick Abbate

    Age: age 41

    Previous season: Survivor: Ghost Island

  • 22
    Nick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    1,508
    862

    Nick Wilson

    Age: age 27

    BirthplaceWilliamsburg, Kentucky, USA

    Previous season: Survivor: David vs. Goliath, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 23
    Rupert Boneham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    7,228
    4,917

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Blood vs. Water, The Amazing Race 31

  • 24
    J.T. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    6,001
    4,244

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Game Changers

  • 25
    Russell Hantz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
    10,734
    8,762

    BirthplaceDayton, Texas, United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: Samoa, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,Survivor: Redemption Island

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