Top 10 Greatest Athletes of All Time

10. Roger Federer (tennis)

Roger Federer

A professional tennis player from Switzerland, Federer has been ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks. He stands as 2nd all-time leader in earnings having a Prize money of $130M.

9. Pele (football)

Pele (football) 

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward.In 2010, he was named the Honorary President of the New York Cosmos.

8. Tiger Woods (golf)


An inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame , this American professional is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers and athletes in modern history.In May 2019, Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump, the fourth golfer to receive the honor.

7. Jim Thorpe (athletics, American football, baseball and basketball)

Jim  Thorpe 

James Francis Thorpe was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Thorpe appeared in several films and was portrayed by Burt Lancaster in the 1951 film dedicated to him; Jim Thorpe – All-American.

6. Babe Ruth (baseball)

 Babe  Ruth 

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in MLB spanned across 22 seasons. Throughout his career, Ruth led the AL in home runs during a season 12 times.

5. Michael Phelps (swimming)

Michael Phelps  

An American former competitive swimmer, Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time ,with a total of 28 medals. He announced his second retirement on August 12, 2016, having won more medals than 161 countries

4. Usain Bolt (athletics)

Usain  Bolt  

Usain St. Leo Bolt is a retired Jamaican sprinter.He is the world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100 metres relay and has secured the Olympic Gold Medals 8 times

3. Wayne Gretzky (ice hockey)

Wayne Gretzky

Nicknamed "the Great One", Wayne Douglas Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season

2. Muhammad Ali (boxing)

Muhammad Ali  

Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and activist who is frequently ranked as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures

1. Michael Jordan (basketball)

Michael Jordan 

An integral figure in popularising the NBA , Michael Jeffrey Jordan is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He played fifteen seasons in the NBA, winning six  championships with the Chicago Bulls