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The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

Updated March 24, 2020 15.4k votes 1.7k voters 17.2k 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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  • 1
    Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    TeamDinamo Zagreb

    PositionMidfielder

    Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdritɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian... more on Wikipedia
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    Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    ← Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss... more on Wikipedia
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    Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Johannes Thingnes Bø is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    Johannes Thingnes Bø

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    Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

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    Eliud Kipchoge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceKenya

    NationalityKenya

    Eliud Kipchoge (born 5 November 1984) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Ingvild Flugstad Østberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

    BirthplaceGjøvik, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (born 9 November 1990) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has... more on Wikipedia
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    Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    Patrick Mahomes II

    Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    Tom Brady

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew England Patriots

    PositionQuarterback

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

    BirthplaceTyumen, Russia

    NationalitySlovakia

    Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina is Slovak biathlete... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Sergey Ustiugov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Arnd Peiffer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceWolfenbüttel, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Arnd Peiffer (born 18 March 1987) is a German biathlete. His greatest successes so far are the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    TeamWashington Capitals

    PositionLeft Wing

    Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Connor McDavid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    TeamEdmonton Oilers

    PositionCenter

    Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    Mike Trout

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionCenter fielder

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder... more on Wikipedia
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    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceNyagan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə... more on Wikipedia
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    Nikita Kucherov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    Nikita Kucherov

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceMaykop, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    PositionForward

    Nikita Igorevich Kucherov (Russian: Никита Игоревич Кучеров; born 17 June 1993) is a Russian... more on Wikipedia
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    Patrick Kane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Mikaela Shiffrin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    Megan Rapinoe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    TeamBorussia Dortmund

    PositionForward

    Robert Lewandowski (born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Stina Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceMalung, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Stina Nilsson is a Swedish cross country skier.
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    Erik Karlsson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    BirthplaceLandsbro, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    TeamOttawa Senators

    PositionDefenseman

    Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson (pronounced [²eːrɪk ˈkɑːɭsɔn]; born 31 May 1990) is a Swedish... more on Wikipedia
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    Steph Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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    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 on Wikipedia
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