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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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 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
2
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
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
4
Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 5 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
6
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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 Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more
10
Kylian Mbappé is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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
Khalil Mack is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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
14
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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 is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more
16
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 26
Harry Edward Kane is an English professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team as a forward. He made his senior debut for Tottenham on 25 August 2011 in a ...more
20
Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Carli Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 37
Carli Anne Lloyd is an American professional soccer midfielder who currently plays for Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team. She ...more
24
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Virat Kohli is listed (or ranked) 25 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