A winner is someone who knows the price of success and somehow always manages to come out on top. There are countless of champions in numerous sports, but some winners deserved to be mentioned as the greatest of all time, in their respected sports. If you’re a fan of racing sports such as bicycle racing or horse racing, their champions aren’t known to a lot of people but still excel at what they do! That is why horse racing offers from bookmakers are becoming more and more popular and people from all over the world like to bet on their favoring racing champions. Here are some of the greatest athletes in the world:
Still considered as the undisputed GOAT, Michael Jordan cemented his place on the Mount Rushmore of basketball. Six NBA Finals appearances with six titles and six MVPs is a record that usually ends the GOAT discussion. Statistically, perhaps there are better players; Bill Russell had 11 rings, Kareem finished his career with more points, LeBron James is maybe a better all-around player, but Jordan was a natural-born champion. His killer-instinct will is unparalleled by any athlete, and it will be extremely tough for anyone to surpass him as the GOAT, even for the great LeBron James.
Even though Floyd Mayweather is the only unbeaten boxer ever, the majority of boxing experts agree that Ali is the greatest boxer to have ever lived. His combination of skill, technique, hand speed, dexterity and power made him one of the fiercest fighters and athletes ever. He won his first heavyweight title at the age of 22, beating heavy favorite Sonny Liston. In the legendary Rumble in the Jungle, he took down George Foreman, one of the strongest punchers of all time. His perfection is hard to top, even to this day.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento started his professional career at 15 and started playing for the Brazilian National team at 16. He scored a goal on both occasions. In 1958, he was the youngest player in World Cup History as he scored a hat trick in the semifinals against France and two more in the Final against Sweden. Brazil with Pele at their side will go and win two of the next three World Cups. He played 19 seasons for the Brazilian Santos, where he scored 619 goals in 638 matches. Pele was a true wizard of football, and it is unlikely that someone will surpass him ever.
Serena is one of the most dominant female tennis players of all time. She has captured 4 Olympic gold medals along with 23 Grand Slams, and she has an Open era record of 80% win rate. Combination of pure talent with the most powerful groundstrokes in women’s tennis makes her one of the best athletes of any sports. No one has impacted tennis more than Serena as the game is being changed by her success and records.
Michael Phelps is a competitive swimmer and most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals, 23 of which were gold. He has won a total of 82 medals in major international tournaments, 65 of which were gold. His fantastic swimming capabilities mostly come from his incredible physical attributes. His international titles and record-breaking performances have earned him a place on the list of best athletes of all time.