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The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

Updated March 24, 2020 15.8k 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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    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    TeamDinamo Zagreb

    PositionMidfielder

    Luka Modrić (born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Croatia national team. He plays mainly as a central...  more
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    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    ← 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 Association...  more
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    BirthplaceChingford, London, United Kingdom

    PositionForward

    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 raised...  more
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    BirthplaceLynwood, California, United States of America

    Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 52 in the WTA singles rankings. She is generally credited with ushering in...  more
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    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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    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    TeamTampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots

    PositionQuarterback

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the...  more
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    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    TeamChicago Blackhawks

    PositionRight 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 with...  more
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    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Saints

    PositionQuarterback

    Drew Christopher Brees (; born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After a successful college football career at...  more
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    BirthplaceMaykop, Russia

    PositionForward

    Nikita Igorevich Kucherov (Russian: Никита Игоревич Кучеров; born 17 June 1993) is a Russian professional ice hockey right winger for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). For...  more
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    TeamWashington Capitals

    PositionLeft Wing

    Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐˈvʲetɕkʲɪn]; born September 17, 1985), often referred to as "Ovi" or "the Great Eight", is a Russian...  more
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    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə ʂɐˈrapəvə] (listen); born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States resident...  more
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    BirthplaceHalifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    TeamPittsburgh Penguins

    PositionCenterman

    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 the Kid"...  more
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    BirthplaceLandsbro, Sweden

    TeamOttawa Senators

    PositionDefenseman

    Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson (pronounced [²eːrɪk ˈkɑːɭsɔn]; born 31 May 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Karlsson was...  more
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    BirthplaceMezhdurechensk, 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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    BirthplaceVail, Colorado

    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 Cup, and...  more
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    BirthplaceGjøvik, Norway

    Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (born 9 November 1990) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed since 2008....  more
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    BirthplaceTyumen, Russia

    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 later in...  more
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    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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    BirthplaceMalung, Sweden

    Stina Nilsson is a Swedish cross country skier....  more
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    BirthplaceWolfenbüttel, 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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    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    TeamEdmonton Oilers

    PositionCenter

    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 the...  more
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    BirthplaceRedding, California

    TeamChicago Red Stars

    PositionForward, 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 a...  more
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    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    TeamBorussia Dortmund

    PositionForward

    Robert Lewandowski (born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team. After being the top scorer in the...  more