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The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019 

Aaron Hager
Updated December 17, 2019 8.5k votes 974 voters 14.4k views 90 items

List Rules The 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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Stina Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Age: 26

Birthplace: Malung, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Stina Nilsson is a Swedish cross country skier.
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Sergey Ustiugov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Sergey Ustiugov Age: 27

Birthplace: Mezhdurechensk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Sergey Ustiugov is a Russian cross-country skier. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 he won a bronze medal in the 4x10 km relay with the Russian team. He competed at the 2014 Winter ...more
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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Age: 35

Birthplace: Tyumen, Russia

Nationality: Slovakia

Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina is Slovak biathlete born in Russia. Kuzmina represented Slovakia from December 2008 and won the silver medal two months ...more
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Ingvild Flugstad Ø... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Age: 29

Birthplace: Gjøvik, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (born 9 November 1990) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed since 2008.
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Mikaela Shiffrin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Mikaela Shiffrin Age: 24

Birthplace: Vail, Colorado

Nationality: United States of America

Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin is an American World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team, specializing in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom. She is the reigning Olympic, World ...more
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Sylphos added Johannes Thingnes Bø
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Sylphos added Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 28

Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey

Nationality: United States of America

Team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Position: Center 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, ...more
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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 32

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Nationality: Argentina, Spain

Team: Argentina national football team

Position: Forward

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾez ˈmesi] (listen); born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains ...more
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 35

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Position: Small forward, Power forward, Point 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 ...more
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Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 26

Birthplace: Chingford, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Position: Forward

Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England national team. Born and ...more
12
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 42

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Team: New England Patriots

Position: Quarterback

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Brady has played in nine Super ...more
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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 38

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Nationality: Switzerland, South Africa

← Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the ...more
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Eliud Kipchoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
klaydoncic added Age: 35

Birthplace: Kenya

Nationality: Kenya

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 ...more
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Arnd Peiffer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Age: 32

Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Arnd Peiffer (born 18 March 1987) is a German biathlete. His greatest successes so far are the victories in the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Biathlon World Championships 2011 in the sprint. In ...more
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added Age: 25

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Nationality: Greece

Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Position: Small forward, Point forward

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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 34

Birthplace: Santo António, Portugal

Nationality: Portugal

Team: Portugal national football team

Position: Forward, Midfielder

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (European Portuguese: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁoˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club ...more
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Connor McDavid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added Age: 22

Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

Team: Edmonton Oilers

Position: Center

Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Considered to be the best player in ...more
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nationality: Slovenia

Team: Dallas Mavericks

Position: Guard, Small forward

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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Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 31

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Nationality: Poland

Team: Borussia Dortmund

Position: Forward

Robert Lewandowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɛrt lɛvanˈdɔfskʲi] (listen); born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is the captain ...more
21
Megan Rapinoe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Megan Rapinoe Age: 34

Birthplace: Redding, California

Nationality: United States of America

Team: Chicago Red Stars

Position: Forward, Midfielder

Megan Anna Rapinoe ( (listen); born July 5, 1985) is an American professional soccer player who plays for and captains Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), playing primarily as ...more
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Evgeni Malkin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added Age: 33

Birthplace: Magnitogorsk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Position: Centerman

Evgeni Vladimirovich Malkin (Russian: Евге́ний Влади́мирович Ма́лкин, IPA: [jɪvˈɡʲenʲɪj ˈmaɫkʲɪn]; born 31 July 1986), nicknamed "Geno", is a Russian professional ice hockey centre and ...more
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Patrick Kane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 31

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Position: Right wing, Centerman

Patrick Timothy Kane II (born November 19, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Blackhawks selected him ...more
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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Age: 34

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Team: Washington Capitals

Position: Left Wing

Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐˈvʲetɕkʲɪn]; born September 17, 1985), often referred to as "Ovi" or "the Great ...more
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Dmitry Loginov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Dmitry Loginov