Current Sports 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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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
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Neymar is listed (or ranked) 5 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
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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 6 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
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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
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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 9 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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30 31
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 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
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Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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Kylian Mbappé is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
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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
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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 42
Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr., nicknamed Tom Terrific, is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college ...more
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Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 16 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
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Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 17 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
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 18 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 Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of ...more
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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 19 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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25 31
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 40
Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was ...more
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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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Carli Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 32
Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national football team as a striker. He is described as an "immensely talented ...more
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Nikita Kucherov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019
age 26
Nikita Igorevich Kucherov is a Russian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.