Top 100 Greatest Sports Athletes of All-Time


Let me start this out by saying the obvious: I will inevitably miss a couple because making a list like this is literally impossible – comparing one athlete of one sport is very hard to compare to another – so please keep that in mind and if I do not mention someone it is not out of disrespect. Also keep in mind this is based on accomplishments and dominance in their sport – not athletic ability. This is my best possible Top 100 Athletes of All-Time. Hope you enjoy.


100. Julius Erving

Arguably the greatest dunker in NBA history, Dr. J revolutionized the way the game of basketball was played. He was one of the first people that played above the rim and took advantage of his incredible leaping ability. He also helped bring the ABA popularity with his incredible playing career. He finished his career averaging 22.0 PPG, 6.7 RPG, and 3.9 APG.



99. Josh Gibson

One of my favorite athletes on this list, Josh Gibson was an absolute monster in the Negro Leagues. Probably one of the most powerful men to ever play baseball, Gibson supposedly hit balls consistently 450 feet. He never got the chance to play in the Majors due to him dying of a stroke in 1947, only three months before Jackie Robinson debuted. He was, however, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, with everyone wondering just how good he would have been in the MLB.


Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2007, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

98. Brett Favre

Brett Favre had a sensational career for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings. Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 6,000 completions, and over 10,000 pass attempts.H Although, he does also hold the record for most interceptions in NFL history with 336. A gunslinger, Favre was incredible at what he did and even more annoying due to the amount of times he retired and unretired. Sorry, I had to say it.