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The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

Updated March 24, 2020 15.3k votes 1.8k voters 17.5k 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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  • Luka Modrić1
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    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    TeamDinamo Zagreb

    PositionMidfielder

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

    NationalitySwitzerland

    ← Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss...  more
  • Sidney Crosby3
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    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
  • Tom Brady4
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    306

    Tom Brady

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    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
  • Johannes Thingnes Bø5
    68
    60

    Johannes Thingnes Bø

  • Ingvild Flugstad Østberg6

    BirthplaceGjøvik, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (born 9 November 1990) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has...  more
  • Nolan Arenado7
    59
    50

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamColorado Rockies

    PositionThird baseman

    Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman...  more
  • LeBron James8
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    428

    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
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    Sergey Ustiugov

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceMezhdurechensk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Sergey Ustiugov is a Russian cross-country skier. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships...  more
  • Patrick Mahomes II10
    36
    23

    Patrick Mahomes II

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the...  more
  • Connor McDavid11
    49
    39

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    TeamEdmonton Oilers

    PositionCenter

    Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and...  more
  • Johannes Høsflot Klæbo12
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    73

    Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

  • Maria Sharapova13
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    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə...  more
  • Robert Lewandowski14
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    110

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    TeamBorussia Dortmund

    PositionForward

    Robert Lewandowski (born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Stina Nilsson15
    71
    66

    BirthplaceMalung, Sweden

    Stina Nilsson is a Swedish cross country skier....  more
  • Anastasiya Kuzmina16

    BirthplaceTyumen, Russia

    NationalitySlovakia

    Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina is Slovak biathlete...  more
  • Mike Trout17
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    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
  • Arnd Peiffer18
    51
    42

    BirthplaceWolfenbüttel, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Arnd Peiffer (born 18 March 1987) is a German biathlete. His greatest successes so far are the...  more
  • Eliud Kipchoge19
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    BirthplaceKenya

    NationalityKenya

    Eliud Kipchoge (born 5 November 1984) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the...  more
  • Steph Curry20
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    198

    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
  • Javier Báez21
    57
    50

    Javier Báez

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    TeamSecond Baseman

    PositionShortstop, second baseman

    Ednel Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"),...  more
  • Mikaela Shiffrin22
    85
    85

    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
  • Alexander Ovechkin23
    128
    137

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    TeamWashington Capitals

    PositionLeft Wing

    Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr...  more
  • Patrick Kane24
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    88

    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 Rapinoe25
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    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