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The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019  

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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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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 32
Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is a forward and serves ...more
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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 34
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 35
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more
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Eliud Kipchoge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
klaydoncic added age 35
Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenyan long distance runner who has won medals at Olympic and World level. He came to prominence in 2003 by winning the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country ...more
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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 33
Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 5. He is widely regarded as one of the finest clay court players in history and has been ...more
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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 38
Tennis player Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis peers believe that Federer may be the ...more
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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 38
Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on ...more
9
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 31
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball for ...more
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Kylian Mbappé is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Kylian Mbappé 19
Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Mbappé came into prominence at an early age, ...more
11
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 11 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 seven-time MLB All-Star, ...more
12
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 27
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Brazil ...more
13
Khalil Mack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 24
Khalil Mack is an American football outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Raiders fifth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 31
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
15
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 31
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A ...more
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Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 30
Alexandra Patricia "Alex" Morgan is an American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. She is a forward for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League and for the ...more
17
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 32
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players ...more
18
Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Mohamed Salah age 27
Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (born 15 June 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one ...more
19
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 30
James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more
20
Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 32
Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Crosby was drafted first overall by the ...more
21
Virat Kohli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 31
Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer. A right-handed middle-order batsman, he is the captain of the Indian Test team. He captained the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup ...more
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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 25
Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia where he ...more
23
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 34
Alexander Mikhailovich "Alex" Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Prior to playing in the NHL, ...more
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Naomi Osaka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, defeating Serena Williams in the final of the 2018 US ...more
25
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 34
Luka Modrić is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking ...more