Sports
1.7k voters

The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

Updated March 24, 2020 15.5k votes 1.7k voters 17.3k 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. 

...more
  • Luka Modrić1
    645
    127

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    TeamDinamo Zagreb

    PositionMidfielder

    Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdritɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian...  more
  • Roger Federer2
    294
    301

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    ← Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss...  more
  • Sidney Crosby3
    132
    128

    BirthplaceHalifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamPittsburgh Penguins

    PositionCenterman

    Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who...  more
  • Johannes Thingnes Bø4
    71
    61

    Johannes Thingnes Bø

  • Tom Brady5
    292
    314

    Tom Brady

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Mateo

    NationalityUnited 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...  more
  • Ingvild Flugstad Østberg6

    BirthplaceGjøvik, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (born 9 November 1990) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has...  more
  • 7
    64
    54

    Sergey Ustiugov

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceMezhdurechensk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Sergey Ustiugov is a Russian cross-country skier. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships...  more
  • Johannes Høsflot Klæbo8
    81
    74

    Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

  • Eliud Kipchoge9
    121
    121

    BirthplaceKenya

    NationalityKenya

    Eliud Kipchoge (born 5 November 1984) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the...  more
  • LeBron James10
    394
    437

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamLos Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward, Point forward

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Patrick Mahomes II11
    37
    24

    Patrick Mahomes II

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
  • Connor McDavid12
    50
    40

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    TeamEdmonton Oilers

    PositionCenter

    Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and...  more
  • Mike Trout13
    223
    243

    Mike Trout

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    NationalityAmerican

    TeamLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionCenter fielder

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder...  more
  • Stina Nilsson14
    74
    68

    BirthplaceMalung, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Stina Nilsson is a Swedish cross country skier....  more
  • Anastasiya Kuzmina15

    BirthplaceTyumen, Russia

    NationalitySlovakia

    Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina is Slovak biathlete...  more
  • Maria Sharapova16
    90
    87

    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə...  more
  • Robert Lewandowski17
    111
    112

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    TeamBorussia Dortmund

    PositionForward

    Robert Lewandowski (born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Arnd Peiffer18
    52
    44

    BirthplaceWolfenbüttel, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Arnd Peiffer (born 18 March 1987) is a German biathlete. His greatest successes so far are the...  more
  • Steph Curry19
    185
    203

    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...  more
  • Alexander Ovechkin20
    132
    140

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    TeamWashington Capitals

    PositionLeft Wing

    Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr...  more
  • Patrick Kane21
    90
    90

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamChicago Blackhawks

    PositionRight wing, Centerman

    Patrick Timothy Kane II (born November 19, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right...  more
  • Megan Rapinoe22
    97
    99

    Megan Rapinoe

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceRedding, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamChicago Red Stars

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Megan Anna Rapinoe ( (listen); born July 5, 1985) is an American professional soccer player...  more
  • Mikaela Shiffrin23
    88
    88

    Mikaela Shiffrin

    Age: 25

    BirthplaceVail, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin is an American World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team,...  more
  • Erik Karlsson24
    67
    63

    BirthplaceLandsbro, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    TeamOttawa Senators

    PositionDefenseman

    Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson (pronounced [²eːrɪk ˈkɑːɭsɔn]; born 31 May 1990) is a Swedish...  more
  • Nikita Kucherov25
    80
    79

    Nikita Kucherov

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceMaykop, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    PositionForward

    Nikita Igorevich Kucherov (Russian: Никита Игоревич Кучеров; born 17 June 1993) is a Russian...  more