1. Michael Jordan (Basketball)
Everyone around the world knows who Michael Jordan is. He is considered one of the best basketball players of all time and is mostly known for his association with the Chicago Bulls and his number 23 jersey. His playing during the 80s and 90s was phenomenal, performing feats that would leave the crowd in awe.
2. Pelé (Football)
Pelé has been named ‘the greatest’ by FIFA and for good reason. His style of play was second-to-none. He had an almost psychic view of the game where he could anticipate his opponents, get the ball past them, and score. He was a prolific scorer and was a reliable team member. To this day, people still view him with great respect.
3. Serena Williams (Tennis)
Serena and her sister Venus have both had incredibly successful careers in the game of tennis. Serena has won all four Grand Slams multiple times and earned the number 1 singles rank in the world in 2002. She has 73 career titles and is the highest-earning female athlete of all time according to Forbes Magazine.
4. Michael Schumacher (Formula 1)
Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, Schumacher dominated the sport of F1. He still holds the most Championship Titles with 7 (tied with Lewis Hamilton), and although a skiing accident has left him all but immobile, he will forever be associated with the sport of Formula 1 racing.
5. Wally Lewis (Rugby League)
Widely regarded as the best player of rugby league, Wally “The King” Lewis dominated the sport in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. He was Queensland team captain for 30 of the 31 State of Origin games he played and you can be sure that if Wally was in his prime now 2022 State of Origin betting would heavily favor his team for victory.
6. Ronda Rousey (MMA)
With 12 wins out of 14 fights, Rousey has a 6th-degree dan black belt in Judo and competed from 2010 to 2016. She was inducted into the UFC hall of fame in 2018 and is currently with the WWE.
7. Tiger Woods (Golf)
Tiger Woods is not your everyday champion golfer. Ever since he turned professional in 1996, he has broken many records including being number 1 for the most consecutive number of weeks, 15 major championship wins and 82 PGA tour wins. No wonder he is considered the best golfer in history.
8. Michael Phelps (Swimming)
With a total of 28 Olympic medals to his name, 23 of them gold, Phelps is currently the most decorated Olympian of all time. He holds or has held numerous world records in swimming and has 20 entries in the Guinness Book of Records.
9. Sir Donald Bradman (Cricket)
The Don, as he is known, has been consistently heralded as the best ever player of the game. He has a Test batting average of 99.94% and has been considered to have the combined skill of three top-level batsmen, due to the sheer amount of runs he scored in his career.
10. Mike Tyson (Boxing)
“Iron” Mike Tyson was a powerhouse of boxing in the 80s and 90s and not without its controversy. He was deceptively quick, ducking and weaving barrages of his opponent’s attacks with ease. His punches were devastating and he did not hold back. One of the greatest of his era, to be sure.