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Athlete Lists

Post by Holden » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:25 pm

Hey I’m starting a project similar to the Acclaimed Music/TSPDT/TreasureTv/etc. (which I have a thread for advice for) but please, if you come across ranked athletes, be them all-time, yearly, specific sports, etc., please post them here. Thank you!
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Post by Henrik » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:46 am

The 100 Greatest Athletes of All Time
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden’s biggest daily newspaper)
Published in 2008. Update of list from 1999. ”NY” indicates athletes not on the 1999 list.

1 Pelé (fotboll)
2 Carl Lewis (friidrott)
3 Michael Jordan (basket)
4 Jesse Owens (friidrott)
5 Nadia Comaneci (gymnastik)
6 Diego Maradona (fotboll)
7 Muhammad Ali (boxning)
8 Tiger Woods (golf) NY
9 Paavo Nurmi (friidrott)
10 Jim Thorpe (friidrott, baseboll)
11 Wayne Gretzky (ishockey)
12 Michael Phelps (simning) NY
13 Sergej Bubka (friidrott)
14 Eddy Merckx (cykel)
15 Alexander Karelin (brottning)
16 Johnny Weissmuller (simning)
17 Bob Beamon (friidrott)
18 Johan Cruyff (fotboll)
19 Wilma Rudolph (friidrott)
20 Steffi Graf (tennis)
21 Haile Gebrselassie (friidrott)
22 Pete Sampras (tennis)
23 Björn Borg (tennis)
24 Babe Didriksen (friidrott, golf)
25 Ayrton Senna (bilsport)
26 Florence Griffith-Joyner (friidrott)
27 Larisa Latynina (gymnastik)
28 Eric Heiden (skridsko)
29 Greg Louganis (simhopp)
30 Babe Ruth (baseboll)
31 Vitalij Sjtjerbo (gymnastik)
32 Franz Beckenbauer (fotboll)
33 Naim Suleymanoglu (tyngdlyftning)
34 Fanny Blankers-Koen (friidrott)
35 Jahangir Khan (squash)
36 Al Oerter (friidrott)
37 Jim Brown (amerikansk fotboll)
38 Ferenc Puskas (fotboll)
39 Matt Biondi (simning)
40 Alfredo di Stefano (fotboll)
41 Jean-Claude Killy (alpint)
42 Gordie Howe (ishockey)
43 Vera Caslavska (gymnastik)
44 Sugar Ray Robinson (boxning)
45 Dawn Fraser (simning)
46 Björn Dählie (skidor)
47 Ingemar Stenmark (alpint)
48 Hicham el Guerrouj (friidrott) NY
49 Paul Elvström (segling)
50 Wilt Chamberlain (basket)
51 Michael Schumacher (bilsport) NY
52 Abebe Bikila (friidrott)
53 Yasuhiro Yamashita (judo)
54 Zinedine Zidane (fotboll) NY
55 Michael Johnson (friidrott)
56 Lester Piggott (galopp)
57 Lance Armstrong (cykel) NY
58 Vasilij Alexejev (tyngdlyftning)
59 Rudy Hartono (badminton)
60 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (friidrott)
61 Gordon Banks (fotboll)
62 Laszlo Papp (boxning)
63 Jack Nicklaus (golf)
64 Aladar Gerevich (fäktning)
65 Jan-Ove Waldner (bordtennis)
66 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basket)
67 Annika Sörenstam (golf) NY
68 Martina Navratilova (tennis)
69 Valerij Charlamov (ishockey)
70 Steve Redgrave (rodd)
71 Fausto Coppi (cykel)
72 Rod Laver (tennis)
73 Dhyan Chand (landhockey)
74 Joe DiMaggio (baseboll)
75 Janet Evans (simning)
76 Michael Doohan (motorcykel)
77 Takanohana (sumobrottning)
78 Jelena Välbe (skidor)
79 José Leandro Andrade (fotboll)
80 Mireya Luis (volleyboll)
81 Colin Meads (rugby)
82 Roger Federer (tennis) NY
83 Franz Klammer (alpint)
84 Edwin Moses (friidrott)
85 Ronaldo (fotboll) NY
86 Anja Andersen (handboll)
87 Chuang Tse-tung (bordtennis)
88 Olga Korbut (gymnastik)
89 Emil Zatopek (friidrott)
90 Mark Spitz (simning)
91 Sir Donald Bradman (cricket)
92 Gheorghe Gruia (handboll)
93 Janica Kostelic (alpint) NY
94 Lasse Viren (friidrott)
95 Giuseppe Meazza (fotboll)
96 Sonja Henie (konståkning)
97 Joe Louis (boxning)
98 Dominik Hasek (ishockey)
99 Matti Nykänen (backhoppning)
100 Jelena Izenbajeva (friidrott) NY

On the 1999 list:
Annmarie Moser-Pröll (alpint)
Michael Platini (fotboll)
Marco van Basten (fotboll)
Alexander Popov (simning)
Bobby Jones (golf)
Wang Junxia (friidrott)
Miguel Indurain (cykel)
Gerd Müller (fotboll)
Said Aouita (friidrott)
Merlene Ottey (friidrott)
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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by mileswide » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:39 pm

https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/fo ... llers-ever

https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/telefoot/news/10 ... 08023.html

Uncertain how applicable this list is as it's solely in one sport but here's the top 100 greatest ever footballers/soccer players according to longstanding British football magazine FourFourTwo (the first link is the original list, the second is just easier for reference as it's all on 1 page):

1 - Diego Maradona
2 - Lionel Messi
3 - Pelé
4 - Johan Cruyff
5 - Cristiano Ronaldo
6 - Alfredo di Stefano
7 - Franz Beckenbauer
8 - Zinédine Zidane
9 - Ferenc Puskas
10 - Ronaldo (Luís Nazário de Lima)
11 - Garrincha
12 - Michel Platini
13 - Marco van Basten
14 - George Best
15 - Franco Baresi
16 - Zico
17 - Gerd Müller
18 - Giuseppe Meazza
19 - Bobby Charlton
20 - Paolo Maldini
21 - Romário (de Souza Faria)
22 - Lev Yashin
23 - Eusébio (da Silva Ferreira)
24 - Ronaldinho (Gaúcho)
25 - Carlos Alberto
26 - Valentino Mazzola
27 - Bobby Moore
28 - Socrates
29 - Raymond Kopa
30 - Lothar Matthäus
31 - Jose Manuel Moreno
32 - Paolo Rossi
33 - Günter Netzer
34 - Stanley Matthews
35 - Luis 'Luisito' Suárez (Miramontes)
36 - Paco Gento
37 - Ruud Gullit
38 - Gianni Rivera
39 - Nandor Hidegkuti
40 - Kenny Dalglish
41 - Gianluigi 'Gigi' Buffon
42 - Matthias Sindelar
43 - Fritz Walter
44 - Didi (Waldyr Pereira)
45 - Oleg Blokhin
46 - Juan Alberto Schiaffino
47 - Roberto Rivellino
48 - Michael Laudrup
49 - Nilton Santos
50 - Xavi (Hernández)
51 - Jairzinho
52 - Roberto Baggio
53 - Gaetano Scirea
54 - Gunnar Nordahl
55 - Dino Zoff
56 - Daniel Passarella
57 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
58 - Adolfo Pedernera
59 - Andrés Iniesta
60 - Kevin Keegan
61 - Peter Schmeichel
62 - Dixie Dean
63 - Gordon Banks
64 - Johan Neeskens
65 - Jimmy Johnstone
66 - Teofilo Cubillas
67 - Florian Albert
68 - Sandro Mazzola
69 - Dennis Bergkamp
70 - Paul Breitner
71 - John Charles
72 - José Andrade
73 - Omar Sivori
74 - Josef Masopust
75 - Cafu
76 - Denis Law
77 - Frank Rijkaard
78 - Just Fontaine
79 - Gigi Riva
80 - Thierry Henry
81 - Dragan Dzajic
82 - Hugo Sánchez
83 - Ryan Giggs
84 - Giacinto Facchetti
85 - Uwe Seeler
86 - Gabriel Batistuta
87 - Javier Zanetti
88 - Allan Simonsen
89 - Hristo Stoichkov
90 - Roberto Carlos
91 - Sepp Maier
92 - Sándor Kocsis
93 - Philipp Lahm
94 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
95 - Djalma Santos
96 - Obdulio Varela
97 - Neymar
98 - Mario Kempes
99 - Mario Coluna
100 - Gheorghe Hagi

Names in parentheses are to distinguish between otherwise identically named players, hope it's all clear!
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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by Holden » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:58 pm

mileswide wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:39 pm
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/fo ... llers-ever

https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/telefoot/news/10 ... 08023.html

Uncertain how applicable this list is as it's solely in one sport but here's the top 100 greatest ever footballers/soccer players according to longstanding British football magazine FourFourTwo (the first link is the original list, the second is just easier for reference as it's all on 1 page):
Any and all lists, even of specific sports, and especially foreign lists (I am a United Statesian if it wasn't clear already) would be amazing! I have a formula that lowers the points of more-specific lists, so literally any list of this type would be absolutely wonderful!
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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by bootsy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:13 am

ESPN SportsCentury: Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century

1. Michael Jordan
2. Babe Ruth
3. Muhammad Ali
4. Jim Brown
5. Wayne Gretzky
6. Jesse Owens
7. Jim Thorpe
8. Willie Mays
9. Jack Nicklaus
10. Babe Didrikson
11. Joe Louis
12. Carl Lewis
13. Wilt Chamberlain
14. Hank Aaron
15. Jackie Robinson
16. Ted Williams
17. Magic Johnson
18. Bill Russell
19. Martina Navratilova
20. Ty Cobb
21. Gordie Howe
22. Joe DiMaggio
23. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
24. Sugar Ray Robinson
25. Joe Montana
26. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
27. Jerry Rice
28. Red Grange
29. Arnold Palmer
30. Larry Bird
31. Bobby Orr
32. Johnny Unitas
33. Mark Spitz
34. Lou Gehrig
35. Secretariat
36. Oscar Robertson
37. Mickey Mantle
38. Ben Hogan
39. Walter Payton
40. Lawrence Taylor
41. Wilma Rudolph
42. Sandy Koufax
43. Julius Erving
44. Bobby Jones
45. Bill Tilden
46. Eric Heiden
47. Edwin Moses
48. Pete Sampras
49. O.J. Simpson
50. Chris Evert
51. Rocky Marciano
52. Jack Dempsey
53. Rafer Johnson
54. Greg Louganis
55. Mario Lemieux
56. Pete Rose
57. Willie Shoemaker
58. Elgin Baylor
59. Billie Jean King
60. Walter Johnson
61. Stan Musial
62. Jerry West
63. Satchel Paige
64. Sammy Baugh
65. Althea Gibson
66. Eddie Arcaro
67. Bob Gibson
68. Al Oerter
69. Bonnie Blair
70. Dick Butkus
71. Roberto Clemente
72. Bo Jackson
73. Josh Gibson
74. Deion Sanders
75. Dan Marino
76. Barry Sanders
77. Cy Young
78. Bob Mathias
79. Gale Sayers
80. A.J. Foyt
81. Jimmy Connors
82. Bobby Hull
83. Honus Wagner
84. Man o' War
85. Maurice Richard
86. Otto Graham
87. Henry Armstrong
88. Joe Namath
89. Rogers Hornsby
90. Richard Petty
91. Bob Beamon
92. Mario Andretti
93. Don Hutson
94. Bob Cousy
95. George Blanda
96. Michael Johnson
97. Citation
98. Don Budge
99. Sam Snead
100. Jack Johnson

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Post by bootsy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:19 am

Slam Magazine's Greatest NBA Players of All Time (1-100)

Michael Jordan
Lebron James
Bill Russell
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Magic Johnson
Tim Duncan
Kobe Bryant
Larry Bird
Wilt Chamberlain
Shaquille O’Neal
Jerry West
Hakeem Olajuwon
Moses Malone
Oscar Robertson
Kevin Durant
Karl Malone
Stephen Curry
Julius Erving
Kevin Garnett
John Havlicek
Dirk Nowitzki
John Stockton
Elgin Baylor
Scottie Pippen
Isiah Thomas
Bob Pettit
David Robinson
Charles Barkley
Dwyane Wade
Jason Kidd
Chris Paul
Walt Frazier
Elvin Hayes
Patrick Ewing
Allen Iverson
Russell Westbrook
Steve Nash
Bob Cousy
Gary Payton
Dolph Schayes
Clyde Drexler
Willis Reed
Rick Barry
Paul Pierce
Kevin McHale
Reggie Miller
Ray Allen
James Harden
George Mikan
Wes Unseld
Earl Monroe
Dominique Wilkins
George Gervin
Dave Cowens
Alonzo Mourning
Kawhi Leonard
Tony Parker
Bob Lanier
James Worthy
Sam Jones
Bill Walton
Bernard King
Nate “Tiny” Archibald
Bob McAdoo
Hal Greer
Paul Arizin
Dennis Johnson
Nate Thurmond
Dikembe Mutombo
Robert Parish
Dwight Howard
Vince Carter
Adrian Dantley
Carmelo Anthony
Alex English
Kyrie Irving
Sidney Moncrief
Chris Mullin
Bill Sharman
Joe Dumars
Chris Bosh
Chris Webber
Dave DeBusschere
Tracy McGrady
Jerry Lucas
Draymond Green
Dave Thompson
Pete Maravich
Pau Gasol
Chauncey Billups
Grant Hill
Lenny Wilkens
Anthony Davis
Manu Ginobili
Ben Wallace
Paul Westphal
Jack Twyman
Maurice Cheeks
Mark Price
David Bing

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Post by bootsy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:22 am

NFL Network's 100 greatest players

100-Joe Namath - QB

99 - Michael Strahan - DE

98 - Lee Roy Selmon - DE

97 - Derrick Brooks - LB

96 - Mel Hein - C

95 - Larry Allen - OL

94 - Lenny Moore - RB

93 - Sam Huff - LB

92 - Michael Irvin - WR

91 - Fran Tarkenton - QB

90 - Kurt Warner - QB

89 - Ernie Nevers - FB

88 - Ed Reed - S

87 - Elroy Hirsch - WR

86 - Willie Davis - DE

85 - Marcus Allen - RB

84 - Joe Schmidt - LB

83 - Norm Van Brocklin - QB

82 - Ted Hendricks - LB

81 - Steve Young - QB

80 - Troy Aikman - QB

79 - Emlen Tunnell - DB

78 - Bruce Matthews - OL

77 - Tony Dorsett - RB

76 - Art Shell - OL

75 - Darrell Green - CB

74 - Marion Motley - FB

73 - Ozzie Newsome - TE

72 - Jonathan Ogden - OT

71 - Paul Warfield - WR

70 - Marshall Faulk - RB

69 - Bobby Bell - LB

68 - Mike Webster - C

67 - Kellen Winslow, Sr. - TE

66 - Willie Brown - CB

65 - Randy Moss - WR

64 - Herb Adderley - CB

63 - Jim Otto - C

62 - Randy White - DT

61 - LaDainian Tomlinson - RB

60 - Jack Ham - LB

59 - Mike Ditka - TE

58 - Steve Van Buren - RB

57 - Mike Singletary- LB

56 - Gene Upshaw - OL

55 - Earl Campbell- RB

54 - Forrest Gregg - OT

53 - Willie Lanier - LB

52 - Eric Dickerson - RB

51 - Bart Starr - QB

50 - Terry Bradshaw - QB

49 - Mike Haynes - CB

48 - Red Grange - RB

47 - Ray Nitschke - LB

46 - Roger Staubach - QB

45 - Tony Gonzalez - TE

44 - Mel Blount - CB

43 - Alan Page - DT

42 - John Mackey - TE

41 - Rod Woodson - CB

40 - O.J. Simpson - RB

39 - Gino Marchetti - DE

38 - Lance Alworth - WR

37 - Jim Thorpe - TB/E/FB

36 - Raymond Berry - WR

35 - Chuck Bednarik - C/LB

34 - Deion Sanders - CB

33 - Sid Luckman - QB

32 - Jim Parker - LT

31 - Bruce Smith - DE

30 - "Night Train" Lane - DB

29 - Jack Lambert - LB

28 - Emmitt Smith - RB

27 - Merlin Olsen - DT

26 - Bob Lilly - DT

25 - Dan Marino - QB

24 - John Hannah - G

23 - John Elway - QB

22 - Gale Sayers - RB

21 - Tom Brady - QB

20 - Brett Favre - QB

19 - Bronko Nagurski - FB

18 - Ray Lewis - LB

17 - Barry Sanders - RB

16 - Otto Graham - QB

15 - Deacon Jones - DE

14 - Sammy Baugh - QB/DB/P

13 - Joe Greene - DT

12 - Anthony Munoz - LT

11 - Ronnie Lott - S

10 - Dick Butkus - LB

9 - Don Hutson - WR

8 - Peyton Manning - QB

7 - Reggie White - DE

6 - Johnny Unitas - QB

5 - Walter Payton - RB

4 - Joe Montana - QB

3 - Lawrence Taylor - LB

2 - Jim Brown -RB

1 - Jerry Rice - WR

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by bootsy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:24 am

Top 100 Greatest Olympic Athletes (NBC Sports)

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https://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/the-t ... -athletes/

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Post by Krurze » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:16 pm

There's also the FIFA 100, an unranked where Pelé chose the 125 greatest footballers in 2004, although this one might be a bit tricky to implement because it only covers living persons (i.e. players that were alive in 2004). This is the list:

Jan Ceulemans
Franky Van Der Elst
Jean-Marie Pfaff
Christo Stoitschkow
Brian Laudrup
Michael Laudrup
Peter Schmeichel
Michael Ballack
Franz Beckenbauer
Paul Breitner
Oliver Kahn
Jürgen Klinsmann
Sepp Maier
Lothar Matthäus
Gerd Müller
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Uwe Seeler
Gordon Banks
David Beckham
Bobby Charlton
Kevin Keegan
Gary Lineker
Michael Owen
Alan Shearer
Éric Cantona
Marcel Desailly
Didier Deschamps
Just Fontaine
Thierry Henry
Raymond Kopa
Jean-Pierre Papin
Robert Pires
Michel Platini
Lilian Thuram
Marius Trésor
David Trezeguet
Patrick Vieira
Zinédine Zidane
Roy Keane
Roberto Baggio
Franco Baresi
Giuseppe Bergomi
Giampiero Boniperti
Gianluigi Buffon
Alessandro Del Piero
Giacinto Facchetti
Paolo Maldini
Alessandro Nesta
Andrea Pirlo
Gianni Rivera
Paolo Rossi
Francesco Totti
Christian Vieri
Dino Zoff
Davor Šuker
Marco van Basten
Dennis Bergkamp
Johan Cruyff
Edgar Davids
Ruud Gullit
René van de Kerkhof
Willy van de Kerkhof
Patrick Kluivert
Johan Neeskens
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Rob Rensenbrink
Frank Rijkaard
Clarence Seedorf
George Best
Zbigniew Boniek
Eusébio
Luís Figo
Rui Costa
Gheorghe Hagi
Rinat Dasayev
Kenny Dalglish
Emilio Butragueño
Luis Enrique
Raúl
Josef Masopust
Pavel Nedvěd
Emre Belözoğlu
Rüştü Reçber
Andriy Shevchenko
Ferenc Puskás
Michelle Akers
Mia Hamm
Hugo Sánchez
Gabriel Batistuta
Hernán Crespo
Mario Kempes
Diego Maradona
Daniel Passarella
Javier Saviola
Omar Sívori
Alfredo Di Stéfano
Juan Sebastián Verón
Javier Zanetti
Carlos Alberto
Cafu
Roberto Carlos
Falcão
Júnior
Pelé
Rivaldo
Rivelino
Romário
Ronaldinho
Ronaldo
Djalma Santos
Nílton Santos
Sócrates
Zico
Elías Figueroa
Iván Zamorano
Carlos Valderrama
Teófilo Cubillas
Romerito
Enzo Francescoli
El Hadji Diouf
Jay-Jay Okocha
George Weah
Roger Milla
Abédi Pelé
Hong Myung-bo
Hidetoshi Nakata

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by Holden » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:20 pm

Krurze wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:16 pm
There's also the FIFA 100, an unranked where Pelé chose the 125 greatest footballers in 2004, although this one might be a bit tricky to implement because it only covers living persons (i.e. players that were alive in 2004).
Lists like this are helpful, so keep them coming if you find them! What I’ve done is created a formula and given multipliers to various criteria, including living persons, so any and all lists are amazing!
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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:34 pm

I'll start with my bread and butter: The best men's singles tennis players of the 21st century. Other lists will require more research. After the previous discussion about popularity, my ordering of the top three here is pretty unpopular. The margins between the three are extremely small. I think Nadal's 19 majors are more impressive than Federer's 20 because he won them all with Federer and/or Djokovic established as a dominant force, whereas Federer won 12 of his 20 majors before Djokovic won his first and before Nadal won his first outside of clay. Nadal has the best career winning percentage of all time and leads both Federer and Djokovic head-to-head in Grand Slams. But Djokovic is the youngest, has had the upper hand against both of them for most of the last decade, and I could easily see him ending up at No. 1. I give Federer a lot of credit for maintaining such a high level at age 38, but I think his two biggest rivals raised the bar even higher than he did.

1 | Rafael Nadal
2 | Novak Djokovic
3 | Roger Federer
4 | Andy Murray
5 | Stan Wawrinka
6 | Andre Agassi
7 | Lleyton Hewitt
8 | Marat Safin
9 | Andy Roddick
10 | Juan Martin del Potro
11 | Gustavo Kuerten
12 | Juan Carlos Ferrero
13 | Pete Sampras
14 | Marin Cilic
15 | David Nalbandian
16 | Dominic Thiem
17 | Nikolay Davydenko
18 | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
19 | David Ferrer
20 | Alexander Zverev
21 | Tomas Berdych
22 | Guillermo Coria
23 | Robin Soderling
24 | Grigor Dimitrov
25 | Kei Nishikori
26 | Tim Henman
27 | Sebastien Grosjean
28 | Tommy Haas
29 | Milos Raonic
30 | Carlos Moya
31 | Patrick Rafter
32 | Daniil Medvedev
33 | Yevgeny Kafelnikov
34 | Alex Corretja
35 | Ivan Ljubicic
36 | John Isner
37 | Richard Gasquet
38 | Gaston Gaudio
39 | Fernando Gonzalez
40 | Gael Monfils
41 | Kevin Anderson
42 | Albert Costa
43 | Stefanos Tsitsipas
44 | Rainer Schuettler
45 | Mardy Fish
46 | Thomas Johansson
47 | Magnus Norman
48 | James Blake
49 | Guillermo Cañas
50 | Mikhail Youzhny
51 | David Goffin
52 | Tommy Robredo
53 | Marcos Baghdatis
54 | Radek Stepanek
55 | Gilles Simon
56 | Fernando Verdasco
57 | Mark Philippoussis
58 | Jiri Novak
59 | Nick Kyrgios
60 | Feliciano Lopez
61 | Fabio Fognini
62 | Sam Querrey
63 | Roberto Bautista Agut
64 | Nicolas Kiefer
65 | Nicolas Almagro
66 | Janko Tipsarevic
67 | Lucas Pouille
68 | Sjeng Schalken
69 | Arnaud Clement
70 | Wayne Ferreira
71 | Nicolas Massu
72 | Andrei Pavel
73 | Dominik Hrbaty
74 | Juan Ignacio Chela
75 | Mario Ancic
76 | Max Mirnyi
77 | Karen Khachanov
78 | Thomas Enqvist
79 | Jurgen Melzer
80 | Pablo Carreno Busta
81 | Juan Monaco
82 | Jack Sock
83 | Ernests Gulbis
84 | Diego Schwartzman
85 | Younes El Aynaoui
86 | Alexandr Dolgopolov
87 | Mariano Puerta
88 | Robby Ginepri
89 | Fabrice Santoro
90 | Nicolas Lapentti
91 | Jonas Bjorkman
92 | Goran Ivanisevic
93 | Borna Coric
94 | Pablo Cuevas
95 | Ivo Karlovic
96 | Michael Llodra
97 | Agustin Calleri
98 | Matteo Berrettini
99 | Paradorn Srichaphan
100 | Greg Rusedski

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Post by Holden » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:59 pm

Absolutely amazing! Thank you so much!
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Post by Holden » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:50 pm

Also, I have added a few more lists, and the total athletes included between all of them is 1087!
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Post by Holden » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:10 pm

andyd1010 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:34 pm
I'll start with my bread and butter: The best men's singles tennis players of the 21st century.
Again, thank you so much for these lists! When I put up any version of the website, I would like to include sources (obviously), and I was wondering how you wish for me to refer to yours? I'll link to this site, unless you have them posted elsewhere, but for the title I was just wondering what you would like. For example:
ESPN SportsCentury: Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century
Complex Sports: G.O.A.T. Athletes: The Definitive List
If you would like your name or something else, that would be absolutely fine!
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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by andyd1010 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:36 pm

Some Guy on the Internet: The Best Men's Singles Tennis Players of the 21st Century

Good question. I shouldn't attribute it to my company, and I just found out if I type my name and title it goes right to a page with my phone number, so I should probably do something else... I'll think on it.

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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:37 pm

https://www.nfl.com/100/all-time-team/roster

90 players if you take out the 10 coaches

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by Krurze » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:27 am

If you're interested in more football lists, English newspaper The Guardian has tons of them:

The 100 best male footballers in the world 2019:

https://www.theguardian.com/global/ng-i ... world-2019

The 100 best female footballers in the world 2019:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... world-2019

The 100 best male footballers in the world 2018:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... nos-100-71

The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... world-2018

The 100 best footballers in the world 2016:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... nteractive

The 100 best footballers in the world 2015 :

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... nteractive

The top 100 footballers 2014:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... nteractive

The 100 best footballers in the world 2013:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... llers-2013

The 100 best footballers in the world 2012:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/in ... nteractive

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:29 am

More lists.

ESPN - The Dominant 20 - "the most formidable, awe-inspiring and downright dominant athletes of the past two decades"
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story? ... ected=true

ESPN - Tennis' Top 20 of All Time (2016)
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story? ... ected=true

Bleacher Report - The 25 Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era (2009)
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/127 ... e-open-era

TENNIS - THE 50 GREATEST PLAYERS OF THE OPEN ERA
https://www.tennis.com/tags/50-greatest ... -open-era/

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:37 am

A couple more tennis ones from 2012

International Business Times - Top 10 Tennis Players of All Time (2012)
https://www.ibtimes.com/top-10-tennis-p ... ime-704359

Sports Illustrated - Top 10 Men's Tennis Players of All Time (2012)
https://www.si.com/tennis/2012/07/09/09 ... f-all-time

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:59 am

Another one. I'll transcribe because it's a tweet with all nicknames, but this is from Brad Gilbert, a former pro, current commentator, and former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

Brad Gilbert - Best tennis players of the Open Era (2019)
1. Roger Federer
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Novak Djokovic
4. Pete Sampras
5. Bjorn Borg
6. Andre Agassi
7. John McEnroe
8. Ivan Lendl
9. Jimmy Connors
10. Rod Laver
11. Mats Wilander
12. Boris Becker
13. Stefan Edberg
14. Ken Rosewall
15. John Newcombe
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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by Holden » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:56 am

andyd1010 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 am
Not sure if you want to include any purely statistical lists, but if so:
as of right now not sure, but I figure that each individual statistics compiling list uses different methods so maybe that makes it borderline similar to having a couple people chose a list? Basically I’m going to probably end up saying that any simple statistic rankings (rushing yards, goals, etc.) is not going to be inputted, but any one that uses a metric made up by the creator is basically the same as any simple list made by someone.
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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:18 am

Holden wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:56 am
andyd1010 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 am
Not sure if you want to include any purely statistical lists, but if so:
as of right now not sure, but I figure that each individual statistics compiling list uses different methods so maybe that makes it borderline similar to having a couple people chose a list? Basically I’m going to probably end up saying that any simple statistic rankings (rushing yards, goals, etc.) is not going to be inputted, but any one that uses a metric made up by the creator is basically the same as any simple list made by someone.
I think that's fair. I agree that I definitely wouldn't include lists of just a simple statistic like yards.

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:25 am

My list. Rod Laver would be 4th if I expanded to all time, and Ken Rosewall would also be in the top 10.

The greatest men's singles tennis players of the Open Era (since 1968)

1 | Rafael Nadal
2 | Novak Djokovic
3 | Roger Federer
4 | Bjorn Borg
5 | Pete Sampras
6 | Jimmy Connors
7 | Ivan Lendl
8 | John McEnroe
9 | Andre Agassi
10 | Andy Murray
11 | Stefan Edberg
12 | Boris Becker
13 | Mats Wilander
14 | Rod Laver
15 | Guillermo Vilas
16 | John Newcombe
17 | Ken Rosewall
18 | Jim Courier
19 | Ilie Nastase
20 | Arthur Ashe
21 | Stan Wawrinka
22 | Lleyton Hewitt
23 | Marat Safin
24 | Andy Roddick
25 | Yevgeny Kafelnikov
26 | Michael Chang
27 | Stan Smith
28 | Gustavo Kuerten
29 | Juan Martin del Potro
30 | Patrick Rafter
31 | Goran Ivanisevic
32 | Vitas Gerulaitis
33 | Jan Kodes
34 | Manuel Orantes
35 | Juan Carlos Ferrero
36 | Sergi Bruguera
37 | Yannick Noah
38 | Carlos Moya
39 | Michael Stich
40 | Thomas Muster
41 | Tony Roche
42 | Marin Cilic
43 | David Nalbandian
44 | Dominic Thiem
45 | Nikolay Davydenko
46 | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
47 | David Ferrer
48 | Alexander Zverev
49 | Tomas Berdych
50 | Roscoe Tanner
51 | Andres Gomez
52 | Tom Okker
53 | Richard Krajicek
54 | Alex Corretja
55 | Marcelo Rios
56 | Guillermo Coria
57 | Grigor Dimitrov
58 | Kei Nishikori
59 | Petr Korda
60 | Brian Gottfried
61 | Tim Henman
62 | Robin Soderling
63 | Sebastien Grosjean
64 | Tommy Haas
65 | Milos Raonic
66 | Daniil Medvedev
67 | Jose-Luis Clerc
68 | Harold Solomon
69 | Thomas Enqvist
70 | Gene Mayer
71 | Eddie Dibbs
72 | Todd Martin
73 | Pat Cash
74 | Ivan Ljubicic
75 | John Isner
76 | Albert Costa
77 | Andres Gimeno
78 | Adriano Panatta
79 | Raul Ramirez
80 | Richard Gasquet
81 | Gaston Gaudio
82 | Fernando Gonzalez
83 | Gael Monfils
84 | Kevin Anderson
85 | Stefanos Tsitsipas
86 | Tommy Robredo
87 | Miroslav Mecir
88 | Brad Gilbert
89 | Thomas Johansson
90 | Eliot Teltscher
91 | Kevin Curren
92 | Greg Rusedski
93 | Cliff Richey
94 | Wayne Ferreira
95 | Cliff Drysdale
96 | Cedric Pioline
97 | Jose Higueras
98 | Mark Philippoussis
99 | Henri Leconte
100 | Rainer Schuettler

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by andyd1010 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:07 pm

Alright, here's my first attempt at a list of the greatest athletes of all time. I haven't consulted anyone else's opinion on this yet, and it's hard to narrow it down to 100, so I have 118 at the moment. I wouldn't enter this one into your aggregation quite yet, since I think it could probably use some tweaking. I welcome any criticism and suggestions for people I have too high or too low, or people who should or shouldn't be included. I'm happy to debate and defend my choices, but I am also very open to arguments for why I should change it.

If you're giving every source a title, you could attribute this to Andy, a sports researcher at a major U.S. sports media company... if that's not too generic.

Rank | Athlete | Sport
1 | Michael Jordan | Basketball
2 | Wayne Gretzky | Hockey
3 | Muhammad Ali | Boxing
4 | Lionel Messi | Soccer
5 | Rafael Nadal | Tennis
6 | Novak Djokovic | Tennis
7 | Roger Federer | Tennis
8 | Michael Phelps | Swimming
9 | Tom Brady | Football
10 | Cristiano Ronaldo | Soccer
11 | Usain Bolt | Track & Field
12 | Babe Ruth | Baseball
13 | Jack Nicklaus | Golf
14 | Tiger Woods | Golf
15 | Lebron James | Basketball
16 | Pelé | Soccer
17 | Jim Thorpe | Football; Track & Field
18 | Carl Lewis | Track & Field
19 | Babe Didrikson Zaharias | Golf; Track & Field
20 | Jesse Owens | Track & Field
21 | Don Bradman | Cricket
22 | Simone Biles | Gymnastics
23 | Serena Williams | Tennis
24 | Diego Maradona | Soccer
25 | Joe Montana | Football
26 | Jim Brown | Football; Lacrosse
27 | Bo Jackson | Football; Baseball
28 | Katie Ledecky | Swimming
29 | Paavo Nurmi | Track & Field
30 | Wilt Chamberlain | Basketball
31 | Steffi Graf | Tennis
32 | Martina Navratilova | Tennis
33 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Basketball
34 | Bobby Orr | Hockey
35 | Mario Andretti | Auto Racing
36 | Rod Laver | Tennis
37 | Gordie Howe | Hockey
38 | Joe Louis | Boxing
39 | Alexander Karelin | Wrestling
40 | Mario Lemieux | Hockey
41 | Florence Griffith-Joyner | Track & Field
42 | Emil Zatopek | Track & Field
43 | Eddy Merckx | Cycling
44 | Kohei Uchimura | Gymnastics
45 | Yuzuru Hanyu | Figure Skating
46 | Michael Schumacher | Auto Racing
47 | Richard Petty | Auto Racing
48 | Sugar Ray Robinson | Boxing
49 | Johan Cruyff | Soccer
50 | Hank Aaron | Baseball
51 | Bill Russell | Basketball
52 | Peyton Manning | Football
53 | Larry Bird | Basketball
54 | Sidney Crosby | Hockey
55 | Magic Johnson | Basketball
56 | Marit Bjorgen | Cross-Country Skiing
57 | Nadia Comaneci | Gymnastics
58 | Willie Mays | Baseball
59 | Michael Johnson | Track & Field
60 | Jimmie Johnson | Auto Racing
61 | Marcel Hirscher | Alpine Skiing
62 | Jerry Rice | Football
63 | Lionel Conacher | Football; Hockey; Lacrosse
64 | Drew Brees | Football
65 | Margaret Court | Tennis
66 | Bjorn Borg | Tennis
67 | Alexander Ovechkin | Hockey
68 | Shaquille O'Neal | Basketball
69 | Marta | Soccer
70 | Ole Einar Bjorndalen | Biathlon
71 | Jackie Joyner-Kersee | Track & Field
72 | Fanny Blankers-Koen | Track & Field
73 | Tim Duncan | Basketball
74 | Pete Sampras | Tennis
75 | Walter Johnson | Baseball
76 | Cy Young | Baseball
77 | Anderson Silva | MMA
78 | Richie McCaw | Rugby
79 | Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket
80 | Greg Louganis | Diving
81 | Naim Suleymanoglu | Weightlifting
82 | Eric Heiden | Speed Skating
83 | Lev Yashin | Soccer
84 | Ty Cobb | Baseball
85 | Tony Hawk | Skateboarding
86 | Barry Sanders | Football
87 | Lawrence Taylor | Football
88 | Joe DiMaggio | Baseball
89 | Larisa Latynina | Gymnastics
90 | Floyd Mayweather | Boxing
91 | Kobe Bryant | Basketball
92 | Deion Sanders | Football
93 | Lindsey Vonn | Alpine Skiing
94 | Bob Hayes | Track & Field; Football
95 | Martin Brodeur | Hockey
96 | Patrick Roy | Hockey
97 | Valentina Vezzali | Fencing
98 | Shaun White | Snowboarding; Skateboarding
99 | Vitaly Scherbo | Gymnastics
100 | Chris Evert | Tennis
101 | Eliud Kipchoge | Track & Field
102 | Ted Williams | Baseball
103 | Lewis Hamilton | Auto Racing
104 | Mike Tyson | Boxing
105 | Mark Spitz | Swimming
106 | Johnny Weissmuller | Swimming
107 | Kelly Slater | Surfing
108 | Alfredo Di Stéfano | Soccer
109 | Wilma Rudolph | Track & Field
110 | Lou Gehrig | Baseball
111 | Bill Tilden | Tennis
112 | Franz Beckenbauer | Soccer
113 | Al Oerter | Track & Field
114 | Lin Dan | Badminton
115 | Sven Kramer | Speed Skating
116 | Brian O'Driscoll | Rugby
117 | Dan Carter | Rugby
118 | Jonah Lomu | Rugby
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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by Holden » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:23 pm

Not a commentary on your list, as I have almost no expertise in sports, but Lionel Messi so high will make a Big shakeup!
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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:43 pm

Holden wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Not a commentary on your list, as I have almost no expertise in sports, but Lionel Messi so high will make a Big shakeup!
My roommate is one of the preeminent soccer (football) researchers in the country and considers him the greatest player of all time, and I think it's fair to argue that soccer has the deepest talent pool of any sport, so I think he deserves a high place. I went back and forth about whether or not to place the three tennis greats ahead of him and Ronaldo, but tried to combat my bias a little bit. I thought it might be overkill to have half of the top six be tennis players. And there's almost nothing separating him and Ronaldo. Their career achievements are strikingly similar.

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Post by Holden » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:01 am

Okay don’t extend yourself for my sake, but would your roommate be able to give a list or two?
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Post by andyd1010 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:36 pm

I'm guessing he won't feel like taking the time to make an extensive one, but maybe next week I could get a top 10 out of him.

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Post by andyd1010 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:36 pm

Couldn't procure a full list from him, but he said that Messi is a clear #1 - that Ronaldo is the best finisher in the history of the game, but that Messi is a better all-around player. He thinks there's a sizable gap between Messi and Ronaldo, then another sizable gap before Pele and Maradona, about whom he said he'd have to think for a long time before deciding which one is better. After I looked into it a bit more, I decided to move Ronaldo and Maradona back a few places. Feel free to include my top 100 as is. I'm curious to see future updates from your aggregation - I'm sure there are athletes I overlooked! Or achievements I'm not aware of that would make them deserve higher rankings.

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Re: Athlete Lists

Post by Krurze » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am

Here's another list that came to my mind about a sport that might be a bit more obscure. Television commentator Dave Hendon, writer Hector Nunns and professional snooker player Alan McManus choose the 10 greatest snooker players ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYP655z1ryo

This is the final list:

1 | Ronnie O'Sullivan
2 | Stephen Hendry
3 | John Higgins
4 | Steve Davis
5 | Mark Williams
6 | Ray Reardon
7 | Mark Selby
8 | Neil Robertson
9 | Joe Davis
10 | Alex Higgins

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