Greatest 25 Sports Athletes of all time

The world greatest athletes have contributed immensely to sportsmanship. Here are 25 of the greatest athletes of all time.

A football stadium.

In the world of sports, an athlete's success is measured by the number of awards they have won or the number of points they have achieved throughout their career.

The brilliance of an athlete, on the other hand, is measured by their capacity to influence and motivate others to engage in their respective fields.

As a result of their dynamic and impactful abilities and their skilled sportsmanship, certain athletes have been hailed as the best athletes of all time in the history of the globe.

As a result of their achievements, sportspeople have improved the public's perception of sports. Additionally, they have impacted live betting odds, society, and individuals' ability to think outside the box and become a part of the sports franchise that showcases them. 

1. Michael Jordan

Whenever you think about basketball, Michael Jordan is the first person who comes to mind. He earned six championships with the Chicago Bulls during his time there.

Due to his efforts, Jordan had a crucial role in popularizing the NBA around the globe, and he went on to become a worldwide cultural hero.

Copyright: Pixabay.com

2. Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, known as the "World Champion," held the World Heavyweight Championship for three straight years, earning the nickname "The Greatest." 

3. Diego Maradonna

Maradona is often regarded as the soccer player who has most significantly contributed to the development of the sport worldwide. Maradona is widely considered one of the best athletes of all time in the soccer business. 

4. Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is widely regarded as the best sprinter of all time, and he holds many world records in various portions of races. 

5. Vivian Richards

Vivian Richards was an aggressive and courageous batter. He was voted as a player of the century. Most significantly, Richards performed well without ever wearing a helmet. The bowlers who tried to abuse him on the pitch were punished. 

6. Babe Ruth

Despite beginning his professional baseball career as a pitcher, Babe Ruth established several records, including home runs, RBIs, and slugging percentages. 

7. Jim Brown

Jim Brown played as a fullback with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).  

8. Jim Clark

At the time, Jim Clark held the records for the most Grand Prix victories and the most pole positions. Jim Clark won two Formula One World Championships with the Lotus team. Clark also won both the Indy 500 and the British Touring Car Championship. 

9. Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus still retains the record for the most significant wins, and he achieved this feat while he was just 18 years old. At 26, Nicklaus had completed the career grand slam in all majors (the youngest ever).  

10. Mark Spitz

Martin Spitz broke 35 world records during his career, mainly in the butterfly, freestyle, and medley events. Spitz won nine gold medals in the Olympics, including seven in 1972 alone. 

11. Nadia Comaneci

Comaneci was the first gymnast in history to get a perfect score of ten at the Olympics. Nadia won three gold medals in the 1976 Olympics, including the world title, and two more gold medals in 1980. All of her accomplishments occurred before she was considered an adult. 

12. Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova is widely considered one of the best tennis players of all time. Martina's illustrious career achievements include 18 Grand Slam singles titles and a record of 41 doubles titles, including nine Wimbledon singles titles. 

13. Joe Montana

Joe is regarded as one of the best football players of all time because of his ability to remain calm under pressure. 

14. Carl Lewis

Over ten years, Carl Lewis was undefeated in more than 60 races in the long jump and still retains the indoor world record. 

15. Stephan Hendry

The most successful snooker player in history, Stephen Hendry, held the world number one ranking for eight straight years. 

16. Shane Warne

Warne is regarded as one of the finest and best spin bowlers of all time. He helped Australia win many Ashes Series in his day. 

Image Source: pixabay.com

17. Roger Federer

Federer had already won more singles Grand Slams in his first decade of professional tennis than any other male player. He has seven Wimbledon championships to his credit, and he also owns the record for the most weeks spent at world number one.  

18. Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher is a seven-time F1 world champion and arguably one of the best drivers ever. He is the first driver in the sport's history to finish in the top three in every race throughout the season.  

Image from pixabay.com

19. Zinedine Zidane

The three-time World Footballer of the Year, Zinedine Zidane, led France to the World Cup on home soil in 1998 and was named the tournament's most valuable player. 

20. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has won 14 major championships, including at least three times in each major. Woods is usually considered one of the best players of all time in the golfing community. 

21. Lionel Messi

Messi, renowned for his dribbling abilities, is often considered the best player of all time. The Ballon d'Or greatest player award has been bestowed upon him a joint-record five times, and he was named Best Player in the 2014 World Cup. 

22. Lebron James

James is the all-time leading scorer in the playoffs and the all-time leading scorer in the all-star game, having been in 14 all-star games. 

23. Billie Jean King

In addition to being a former world No. 1 professional tennis player, Billie Jean King is widely considered one of the all-time best female tennis players. 

24. Serena Williams

Williams is widely recognized as one of the finest female tennis players of the Open Era, and she has won many Grand Slam titles. 

25. Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick holds the record for the most victories by a female driver in the history of American open-wheel racing.