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The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019  

Aaron Hager
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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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added age 25
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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 35
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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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 32
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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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 38
← 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) 5 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
klaydoncic added age 35
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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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 42
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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 34
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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Sylphos added Johannes Høsflot Klæbo
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Mikaela Shiffrin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Mikaela Shiffrin age 24
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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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added age 35
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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Stina Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added age 26
Stina Nilsson is a Swedish cross country skier.
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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 33
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 ...more
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar 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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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 28
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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Sergey Ustiugov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added Sergey Ustiugov age 27
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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Ingvild Flugstad Ø... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added age 29
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (born 9 November 1990) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed since 2008.
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Johnny Gaudreau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
evanmccreath added age 26
John Michael "Johnny" Gaudreau is an American ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. He played with the Division I's Boston ...more
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Alexis Pinturault is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added age 28
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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Arnd Peiffer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Sylphos added age 32
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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Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added Lamar Jackson
Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville ...more
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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 34
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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Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added age 31
Russell Carrington Wilson (born November 29, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added age 44
Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He ranks second all-time in both men's major championships and PGA Tour wins and also holds ...more
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Connor McDavid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Noah Esar added age 22
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