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The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played 

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Updated January 29, 2020 637.7k votes 40.1k voters 420.6k views 170 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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Rob Mariano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 43

Birthplace: Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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Parvati Shallow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 36

Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States of America

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

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Tony Vlachos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Switchdoctor added Age: 45

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

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

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Ozzy Lusth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 37

Birthplace: Mexico

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

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Yul Kwon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 44

Birthplace: Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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Jeremy Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
KT32889MD added Age: age 41

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

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John Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
analise.dubner added Age: 32

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Previous season: Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan 

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Malcolm Freberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: age 33

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

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Joe Anglim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Bounty_Full added Joe Anglim Age: age 29

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

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Kelley Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Bounty_Full added Kelley Wentworth Age: age 31

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

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Spencer Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 26

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

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Cirie Fields is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 48

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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

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Kim Spradlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 36

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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

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Tyson Apostol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 39

Birthplace: Lindon, 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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Sandra Diaz-Twine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 44

Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut

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

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Sarah Lacina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
jtl31200 added Age: 35

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

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Natalie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
analise.dubner added Age: age 38

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

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Amanda Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
WarrenMitchell added Age: 34

Birthplace: Billings, Montana, United States of America

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

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Russell Hantz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 46

Birthplace: Dayton, Texas, United States of America

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

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James Thomas, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 34

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

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

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#17 of 38 The All-Time Greatest Survivor Winners #26 of 33 The Most Days Played on Survivor

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Rupert Boneham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 55

Birthplace: Detroit, 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

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Ethan Zohn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 42

Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Previous season: Survivor: Africa, Survivor: All-Stars, The Amazing Race 19, Survivor: Winners at War

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Colby Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: 44

Birthplace: Christoval, Texas, United States of America

Previous season: Survivor: The Australian Outback, Survivor: All Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

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Denise Stapley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
Age: age 49

Previous season: Survivor: Philippines, Survivor: Winners at War

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​Rick Devens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played
​Rick Devens Age: age 33

Previous season: Survivor: Edge of Extinction