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.

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?"
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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 player to win league titles in four countries, England, Spain, the United States and France. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2012–13 season and, on 18 May 2013, played the final game of his 20-year career. Beckham's professional career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. With United, he won the Premier League title six times, the FA ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Athletes
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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 summer 1996. By April 1997 he had already won his first major, the 1997 Masters in a record-breaking performance, winning the tournament by 12 strokes and pocketing $486,000. He first reached the number one position in the world rankings in June 1997. Through the 2000s, Woods was the dominant force in golf, spending 264 weeks from August 1999 to September 2004 and 281 weeks from June 2005 to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Athletes
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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 at the small forward and power forward positions. Often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time, James' NBA accomplishments are extensive, and include four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, three All-Star Game MVP awards, an NBA scoring title, and is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader. He has also amassed fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, twelve All-NBA First Team ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Athletes
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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 the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He has led the league in scoring twice, and he ranks third on both the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. The son of former NBA player Joe Bryant, Kobe Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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