Top 10 Most Successful Athletes Of All Time

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  1. Michael Jordan –

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, a.k.a MJ (his initials) is by far one of the greatest athletes the world has had the pleasure of knowing and watching on the basketball field. During his reign as a professional basketball player, the most admired things about him were his skills, grace, and coordination. He is now a retired professional basketball player.

  1. Muhammad Ali –

Muhammad Ali was a former American professional boxer. He was born on January 17, 1942. During his times he was one of the most acclaimed, and his name is used as a boxing reference till date. He aced in heavyweights and was considered on the greatest heavyweight champions in the history of boxing.

  1. Wayne Gretzky –

Wayne Douglas Gretzky CC is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player. Gretzky has played over 20 seasons as a part of the National Hockey League for four teams from the year 1979 to 1999. Later he went on to become a head coach, post which he retired from ice hockey.

  1. Usain Bolt –

Bolt is the star child of athletics in the dictionary of any athlete ever. He is a Jamaican sprinter who is regarded as the fastest individual ever timed. He is also the first ever man to hold both the 100 meters and 200 meters world records. Additionally, bolt also set a world record in the 4×100 meters relay alongside his teammates.

  1. Michael Phelps –

Michael Fred Phelps II, the American competition swimmer, is one of the most celebrated Olympian of the present day. He has a total of 22 medals in 3 Olympiads. Out of these 22, 18 are gold and 11 are gold from individual events. He also has around 39 world records to his credit.

  1. Bo Jackson –

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson is a former American baseball and football player. Bo Jackson is the sole athlete in the history of football and baseball to have been named an All-Star in both.

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  1. Babe Ruth –

George Herman Ruth Jr., more popularly known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player. His career lasted a good 22 seasons, starting from the year 1914 through till1935.

  1. Roger Federer –

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player, currently ranked world number 3 in the men’s singles tennis by the organization, Association of Tennis Professionals.  Federer has been the recipient of19 Grand Slam singles titles, which is the most in the history of this game. He has held on to the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record period of 302 weeks and was also ranked No. 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks.

  1. Jim Thorpe –

James Francis “Jim” Thorpe was a popular American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. He was one of the members of the Sac and Fox Nation and was the very first Native American to have won  a gold medal for the United States.

  1. Pele –

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as “Pelé,” is a former Brazilian football professional who used to play as a forward. He is known as one of the kingpins in football owing to his outstanding skills.



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