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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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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 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) 2 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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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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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Alexis Pinturault is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Stina Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Johnny Gaudreau is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Sylphos added Johannes Thingnes Bø
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Ingvild Flugstad Østberg is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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Arnd Peiffer is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 38
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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Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 31
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
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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 32
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 ...more
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Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 26
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
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Megan Rapinoe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Megan Rapinoe age 34
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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Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 32
Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed "Sid ...more