We may never be able to call one athlete as the greatest athletes of all time.Ever since the world of sports commercialized, people start taking sportsperson as serious people who are not only pursuing career in sports but just like other individuals, are trying to be the best in their game. Its hard to track back history of sports and the greatest sports persons. But thankfully we have records of sports talent born in past century who have not only proved to best in their sports but also have turned out to be the greatest athlete of all time.
What makes an athlete – A Great Athlete? According to Wikipedia, Athlete is a sportsperson who compete in one or more sports that require strength, speed and agility. By definition we could surely chose athletes who have made world records in their game and become legends. But there are still few factors that should be kept in mind while choosing the greatest athletes ever. First of all Its not just about physical strength and fitness but also about mental strength and activeness (not just in sports). A Great spots person surely becomes inspiration of millions of people around the globe. It is surely worth noting point of how a sports person represent himself outside the field.
A great athlete is one who becomes champ of his/her game. But Greatest athletes are those who are not only champion of their respective games but also became inspiration of younger generations and become heart throb of million of people in the world.
We have compiled a list of 100 greatest athletes of all time. You will find greatest male athletes and greatest female athletes as well. It was hard to rank these greatest athletes as many of them have competed in solo games like boxing, racing, tennis and wrestling while others have competed in team games like basketball, baseball and cricket. Here is the list of 100 greatest athletes ever:
Greatest Athletes Ever
100. Eric Heiden (Cycling)
99. Bill Tilden (Tennis)
98. Sandy Koufax (Baseball)
97. Allan Border (Cricket)
96. Oscar Robertson (Basketball)
95. Mark Spitz (Swimming)
94. Mickey Mantle (Baseball)
93. Zinedine Ziddane (Soccer)
92. Gordie Howe (Ice Hockey)
91. Joe Dimaggio (Baseball)