Famous Male Athletes

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.

The list you're viewing contains people like Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter.

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?"

  • Kobe Bryant
    Photo: Gabriel Olsen/Contributor / Getty Images Entertainment
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1978-2020)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • David Beckham
    Photo: Chris Jackson / Getty Images
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
  • Tiger Woods
    Photo: Omar Rawlings / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Cypress, California
  • LeBron James
    Photo: Lakers / Instagram
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America