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The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

Updated March 24, 2020 16.5k votes 1.9k voters 17.9k views96 items

List RulesThe best all-around athletes in their respective sports. Vote based on their 2019 performance only.

Do you know who is the best all-around athlete of 2019? We are not just talking about offensive powerhouses but players that show a high intelligence for the sports they play. We are talking about play makers. Which of these athletes knows their sport the best and will achieve greatness in 2019? The best all-around athletes in 2019 will have multiple achievements throughout the year, most likely piling onto an already impressive list of championships and awards. Look for the greats like Neymar, LeBron James, Manny Machado, and Novak Djokovic. This list is a collection of best all-around athletes in the world based on their 2019 performance.

Don't see an athlete that you think should be on here? Add them to the list and see how high they climb in the rankings! Check back throughout the year to see how these athletes are performing for the top spot on the list.

Vote up the athletes you think to be considered best all-around because of how they are performing in 2019. 

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    BirthplaceKenya

    NationalityKenya

    Eliud Kipchoge (born 5 November 1984) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon and formerly the 5000 metres. He won the Olympic marathon in 2016 and is the current marathon world...  more
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    Patrick Mahomes II

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of former Major League Baseball...  more
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    Mike Trout

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionCenter fielder

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is a eight-time MLB All-Star, received...  more
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    Mookie Betts

    Age: 28

    TeamLos Angeles Dodgers

    PositionOutfielder

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the...  more
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    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamGolden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A six-time...  more
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    BirthplaceDiamond Bar, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    PositionForward

    Alexandra Morgan Carrasco (born Alexandra Patricia Morgan; July 2, 1989) is an American soccer player. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United...  more
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    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamLos Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments include...  more
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    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    NationalitySerbia

    Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, romanized: Novak Đoković, pronounced [nôʋaːk dʑôːkoʋitɕ] (listen); born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No....  more
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    BirthplaceDelran Township, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamSky Blue FC

    PositionMidfielder

    Carli Anne Hollins (née Lloyd; born July 16, 1982) is an American soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008 and 2012), two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion (2015 and 2019),...  more
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    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    TeamSt. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman

    Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB...  more
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    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

    TeamHouston Astros

    PositionSecond baseman

    José Carlos Altuve (born May 6, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur free agent in...  more
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    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamLos Angeles Rams

    PositionRunning Back

    Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) 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...  more
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    BirthplaceRosario, Argentina

    NationalitySpain, Argentina

    TeamParis Saint-Germain

    PositionForward

    Lionel "Leo" Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in...  more
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    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamSan Diego Padres

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Very highly recruited from...  more
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    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight...  more
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    BirthplaceChico, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamGreen Bay Packers

    PositionQuarterback

    Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers played college football for the California...  more
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    BirthplaceMoûtiers, France

    NationalityFrance, Norway

    Alexis Pinturault (Alexis Pinturault ) (born 20 March 1991) is a French World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist. With 23 World Cup victories through 16 March 2019, Pinturault is the most...  more
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    BirthplaceLyon, France

    NationalityFrance

    TeamOlympique Lyonnais

    PositionForward

    Karim Mostafa Benzema (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁim bɛnzema]; born 19 December 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national...  more
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    BirthplaceManacor, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəf(ə)ˈɛl nəˈðal pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently ranked world No. 2 in men's...  more
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    Chris Paul

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamPhoenix Suns

    PositionPoint guard

    Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the Year...  more
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    Javier Báez

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    TeamSecond Baseman

    PositionShortstop, second baseman

    Ednel Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"), is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League...  more
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    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was the first...  more
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    BirthplaceBasking Ridge, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    PositionMidfielder

    Tobin Powell Heath (born May 29, 1988) is an American professional soccer player. She currently plays professionally for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United...  more
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    BirthplacePisa, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    TeamJuventus F.C.

    PositionDefender

    Giorgio Chiellini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo kjelˈliːni]; born 14 August 1984) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the...  more
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    Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, defeating Serena Williams in the final of the 2018 US Open....  more