20 Most Greatest Male Athletes In History By Sport

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Sports may not the remarkable, effective or significant in the life of human beings like education, science, Politics, business technology but they can affect the global relationship according to their own role. From ancient days to Today, Sports have had popular among the countries as well as an individual person. Sports become popular depend on some remarkable and outstanding athletes who drew their sign in different branches of Sports. Here are some 20 most greatest male Athletes In History By Sport. Hopefully, you will be enjoyed.

1. Diego Maradona, Football (Soccer)

Most Greatest Male Athletes In History By Sport Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona is an Argentine most popular footballer and sports personality. He is one of the greatest male athletes of all time regarded by many of his fans, writers, players. Maradona is most popular for his two events. First of all, in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final, he scored 2 goals, one by handling foul which known as ‘Hand of God’ another followed a dribble past five England players. Secondly, he gave Argentina a world cop trophy and won the Golden Ball.

2. Donald Bradman, Cricket

Donald Bradman, Cricket

Sir Donald George Bradman was an Australian international Cricketer who is most famous and acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time in the history of cricket. He played only 52 international test matches and scored 6,996 runs whose batting average was 99.94 all but 100. For the remarkable scored and batting average in the field of cricket, he will live forever.

3. Muhammad Ali, Boxing

Muhammad Ali was an American boxer as well as a philanthropist whose nickname is ‘The Greatest’. He won a gold medal at the age of 18 in the light heavyweight event and at the age of 22, he won the world heavyweight championship. However, he is not only one of the most famous boxers all the time but also one of the most famous athletes who ever lived nevertheless of the sport. He has a multi-color personality and struggles against racism and injustice which gave him a heroic status as well as inspired huge of his fellow African-American citizens to stand up and fight for their rights.

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4. Fedor Emelianenko, Mixed Martial Arts

Fedor Emelianenko, Mixed Martial Arts

Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is not only a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist but also a Sambist as well as Judoka. He won the FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship in 2002, 2005, 2007. And also won the Russian Judo Federation National Championship in 1998 and 1999 (Bronze medal). However, the athlete born in Ukraine on 28 September in 1976. And now he is a professional trainer of Judo Sambo.

5. Gareth Edwards, Rugby

Gareth Edwards, Rugby

Sir Gareth Owen Edwards is a rugby superstar born and player in Wales. According to Rugby World magazine, he was the best player of all time in the rugby world. He was outstanding at passing, kicking the ball and reading the game.

6. Jim Brown, American Football

Jim Brown, American Football

Jim Brown’s full name is James Nathaniel Brown who is a professional football player and actor. He has a big contribution to winning the NFL (The National Football League) champion in 1964.

7. John Brzenk, Arm Wrestling

John Brzenk, Arm Wrestling

John Brzenk is an American Armwrestler. He is recognized as the ‘Greatest male athlete “Arm-wrestler” of All Time’ by The Guinness Book of World Records. He achieved the World Armwrestling League right-handed heavyweight champion in 2015.

8. Karch Kiraly, Volleyball

Karch Kiraly, Volleyball

Karch Kiraly was the major part of the United States’ National Team. He won gold medals in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games. He was the man of both males and females categories who achieved gold medals both in the indoor and beach volleyball categories.

9. Kelly Slater, Surfing

Kelly Slater, Surfing

Kelly Slater is the greatest and most famous surfer who lived forever for his activities and achievement. The American surfing superstar has won the ASP World Tour Championships a record 11 times. The first time was at the age of twenty. And the last time at the age of at age thirty-nine in 2011.

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10. Michael Phelps, Swimming

Michael Phelps, Swimming

Very few people over the world have never know the giant of swimming. Have you heard the name of Michael Phelps? Micheel Fred Phelps achieved 28 medals including 23 gold medals in Olympic Games. The Baltimore Bullet had participated in 4 Olympics games. In 2004, he earned 8 medals including 6 gold medals and two Bronze. In 2008, he earned 8 medals out of 8 golds. The Olympics event was his best event where he performed the best in his career. In 2012, he earned 6 medals including 2 silvers medals and 4 golds. In 2016, he achieved 6 medals again including 5 gold medals and 1 Silver. The giant man will be remembered and honored eternally for his outstanding contribution and achievements.

11. Michael Schumacher, Auto Racing

Michael Schumacher, Auto Racing

Michael Schumacher is a living giant in the field of racing. The German racer has won seven Formula One World Champion, five of them, he won consecutively. He is one of the most successful and most popular racing drivers in the history of racing sports. He achieved a total of 91 including seven championships.

12. Nikolai Andrianov, Gymnastics

Nikolai Andrianov, Gymnastics

Nikolai Andrianov is a Russian Gymnast who won 15 medals including 7 golds, 5 silvers, and 3 bronzes. He holds the men’s best record for most individual Olympics Medals in the field of Gymnastics.

13. Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Biathlon

Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Biathlon

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a biathlete of Norway. He has a tile that is the king of Biathlon. The man is the most successful biathlete of all time at the Biathlon World Championships who achieved 45 medals. And he is the second on the list of winning medals in Winter Olympics Games. However, he is now retired from the sports but he has worked for the young biathlete.

14. Roger Federer, Tennis

Roger Federer, Tennis

Literary Roger Federer is the synonyms of Tennis. The Swiss professional tennis player was the world no 1 as ranking. The giant of the Tennis won 20 Grand Slam, the four most important annual tennis events. This greatest male athlete achieved gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics games and won silver medals in London, 2012.

15. Sergey Bubka, Track & Field (Field)

Sergey Bubka, Track & Field (Field)

Sergey Bubka is a pole vaulter in Ukraine but he represented the Soviet Union until 1991. He achieved six consecutive IAAF World Champions and broke the world record for men’s pole vault.

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16. Tony Hawk, Skating

Tony Hawk, Skating

Tony Hawk’s full name is Anthony Frank Hawk who is an American skateboarder, actor and owner Birdhouse, a skateboard company. He is pioneered numerous skating moves during his career and he was the one skater who first completed the epic ‘900’ which is regarded as one of the hardest aerial spins performed on a skateboard ramp because the skater has to perform 2 and a half revolutions without falling. Additionally, he became the highest-paid athlete that made himself millionaires. Fox Weekly named Hawk one of the most significant skateboarders of all time in 2014.

17. Usain Bolt, Track & Field (Track)

Usain Bolt, Track & Field (Track)

Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. He is a world record holder athlete who records on the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4*100 meters relay. The speedy man had participated in 3 competitions and won 9 medals. Recently Olympics committee snatched a gold medal for catching top test of his teammate who runs together on 4 *100 meters relay. However, he won three golds for 100 meters, three for 200 meters and two for 400 meters relay.

18. Wayne Gretzky, Ice Hockey

Wayne Gretzky, Ice Hockey

Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian ice hockey player. He is also known as the ‘the greatest hockey player ever’. The great ice player played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League. He was the winner members of the world champions in 1982 and became the best player.

19. Yiannis Kouros, Ultra Marathon

Yiannis Kouros, Ultra Marathon

Have you ever heard the name of the ‘Running God’? Yes, I am talking about Yiannis Kouros. He is a Greek ultramarathon, longer than the traditional marathon length of 26.219 miles. He holds many roads and tracks records from 12 hours to six days.

20. Jack Nicklaus, Golf

Jack Nicklaus, Golf

Jack William Nicklaus was an American golfer who regarded as the greatest golfer of all time. He is also called the Golden Bear or Greatest Male Athlete in history. He focused himself on the major championships, Masters Tournament, U.S Open, Open Championships, and PGA Championships. He won many achievements and awards including World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA Tour, PGA Player of the Year and on.

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