The Best of 2018 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018  

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List Rules The best all-around athletes in their respective sports. Vote based on their 2018 performance only.

When it comes to being an all-around best athlete, you're not just talking about the leading scorers of all time, or the best quarterbacks. An all-around great athlete offers the best of both worlds. Whether that's being a league leader on offense and defense, or finishing first in the both the 100 and 1000-meter race, all-around athletes are certainly not one-trick ponies. In more rare cases, all-around athletes even transition from sport to sport, dominating in any. Here on this list, however, is a round up of the best in their sport. So, who are your picks for the best all-around athletes of 2018?

From offensive and defensive powerhouse and NBA star Lebron James to the home-run-slugging and play-making Aaron Judge, the sports world has seen some serious all-around talent in 2018. But these big names aren't the only athletes making waves in their sports, as players like Kevin Durant and Nolan Arenado (respectively) are both giving them a run for their money. Of course, we can't forget stars of the NHL, top soccer players, tennis players, track-and-field greats, and so on. 

On that note, take a look at the list of all-around best athletes below, and vote up those you think have performed best throughout 2018. Feel free to add any missing athletes to the list.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 33 Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more

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438 224
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 31 Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players ...more

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Kylian Mbappé is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
AdamAmroun1 added 19 Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Mbappé came into prominence at an early age, ...more

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424 241
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 32 Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 5. He is widely regarded as one of the finest clay court players in history and has been ...more

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 37 Tennis player Roger Federer (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 ...more

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Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
AdamAmroun1 added age 33 Luka Modrić is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking ...more

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Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SidPrasad added age 26 Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Arab Contractors SC.

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Neymar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 26 Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Brazil ...more

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356 225
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 31 Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who as of October 6, 2014 is ranked world No. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association. A United States resident since 1994, ...more

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301 171
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 30 Robert Lewandowski is a Polish footballer who plays as striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and captains the Polish national team. After being the top scorer in the third and second tiers ...more

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300 181
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
AdamAmroun1 added age 30 Mesut Özil is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German ...more

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Virat Kohli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
lizzyrocker added age 30 Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer. A right-handed middle-order batsman, he is the captain of the Indian Test team. He captained the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup ...more

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 30 Angelique Kerber is a German tennis player of Polish background. Kerber has won four singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as eleven singles and three doubles on the ITF tour in her career. On ...more

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Giorgio Chiellini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 34 Giorgio Fabricio Chiellini is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team. He began his career as a left-back, but made his name as an ...more

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Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
AdamAmroun1 added age 31 Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national football team as a striker. He is described as an "immensely talented ...more

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Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
AdamAmroun1 added age 35 Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry, also known as Bilal Yusuf Mohammed as an adopted name since his conversion in 2006 to Islam, is a French footballer currently playing for German Bundesliga ...more

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 34 LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more

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409 467
Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 37 Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on ...more

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388 442
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 31 Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is a forward and serves ...more

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331 452
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 30 Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 30 Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 9 in and weighing 240 pounds, ...more

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
lizzyrocker added age 41 Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr., nicknamed Tom Terrific, is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college ...more

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Simone Biles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 21 Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is a two-time US National All-Around Champion, two-time World All-Around Champion, two-time World Floor Champion, the 2014 World Beam ...more

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 30 Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 29 James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
lizzyrocker added age 38 Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in ...more

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Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 24 Tyreek D'Shaun Hill is an American football player for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He attended Garden City Community College, Oklahoma State University, and ...more

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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SuperUnicorn33 added age 24 Todd Gurley II is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia where he earned All-SEC honors in 2012 ...more

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Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added Patrick Lavon Mahomes II is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech, and was drafted by the ...more

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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SuperUnicorn33 added age 39 Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was ...more

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DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SuperUnicorn33 added age 26 DeAndre Rashaun Hopkins, also known as "Nuk," is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans in the first ...more

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Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 26 Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Judge played college baseball at Fresno State. A right-handed batter and ...more

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Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SuperUnicorn33 added age 30 Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Wilson was selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round ...more

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Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville and was selected by the ...more

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Von Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SuperUnicorn33 added age 29 Vonnie B'Vsean Miller is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football for Texas A&M University, earned consensus ...more

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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
age 33 Alexander Mikhailovich "Alex" Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Prior to playing in the NHL, ...more

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Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SuperUnicorn33 added age 29 Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons with the sixth overall pick ...more

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Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 23 Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr., is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2014 ...more

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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 23 Baker Reagan Mayfield is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Mayfield began his college football career as a walk-on player for the ...more

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4 1
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 27 Michael Nelson "Mike" Trout is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. Trout is an American League Most ...more

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 24 Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more

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Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added Ezekiel Elijah Elliott is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State, where he earned second-team ...more

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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added Saquon Barkley is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State for three seasons, running for 3,843 ...more

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more

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Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 29 Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman with the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. A top minor league prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, he was ...more

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Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist. He played college football at Stanford, and was drafted by the Panthers with the ...more

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 29 Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more

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Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
TRENT13 added age 24 Alex Bregman is a college baseball shortstop for the LSU Tigers.

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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
SuperUnicorn33 added age 26 Le'Veon Bell is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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joshua dobbs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018
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