Throughout the history of professional sports there have been numerous men who managed to outshine all of the rest. Their skill, dedication and commitment to their chosen field made them the very best. There are so many great sportsmen to choose from. This list looks at the very best of the best.
It is easy to see why Pelé is considered the most skilled footballer of all time by so many sports pundits. He helped his Brazilian team to win the coveted World Cup three times, breaking records. He stands as the all-time leading scorer of goals. During his career, he netted over 1200 of them. In the future it will be difficult for newcomers to outdo the impressive performance of Pelé.
Even people who are not fans of boxing will likely still know the name Muhammad Ali. He made the headlines throughout the course of his career thanks to competing in some of the most famous boxing matches of all time. This included the Thrilla in Manila, Fight of the Century and Rumble in the Jungle.
Basketball of the 1990s is synonymous with one player. Michael Jordan set himself apart from the rest of his colleagues and became a household name. ESPN even named him the 20th century’s greatest athlete. The majority of his success was with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan was a six-time NBA champion and named Most Valuable Player an impressive five times.
Usain Bolt broke records and wowed viewers worldwide in 2009 when he ran the 100 meters race in 9.58 seconds. During the Beijing Olympics he won both the 4×100 meters relay and 200 meters. Bolt’s impressive level of performance is matched by his charming media friendly personality. His charisma has made him a beloved figure of modern sport.