List of Best Player in the World | Greatest Sportsperson List and Ranking

The player is the participant in a game. In most cases at least two players are present, but in some types of game (such as solitaire) there is only one.

A player can compete individually or together with other people, forming a group, the results obtained by the same are collective. The participant who got the best score is declared the winner, in the case of a tie, discriminating criteria (for example the play-off) are sometimes provided.

The number of players or participants in a game changes considerably based on the nature of it. For example, table games have from 2 to 8 players (for logistical reasons), thousands of players can participate in online role-playing games at the same time.

Below is a list of some top players in the World who are great in their own sports field. Vote for your favorite player and help him/her to get in the right position in rank.


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Various boxing authorities have ranked Ali as the best heavyweight boxes in history. Ali and the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson have been ranked top two across all weight divisions. Ali won a gold medal (as a lightweight) at the 1960 Olympics in Rome as the culmination of an amateur boxing career where he won 100 out of 105 matches. Sports Illustrated has honored Ali as the biggest sportsman of the 20th century.

2. Lionel Messi


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Spanish club Barcelona first recognized Messi's talent in 2004, Messi played his first club match against Lampa, the Spanish League, against Ispiool. He became the youngest player in the Spanish league. Due to the fantastic game of Messi, Barcelona won the Spanish League in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Messi made a great contribution in making Argentina the champion in the World Youth Championship, played at Holland in 2005. He got the Golden Boot title by six goals in the tournament. After that, Messi has been playing consistently by the senior team in Argentina. Messi became the best player of the tournament in the 2007 Copa Cup.

3. Serena Williams


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Serena Williams is the world's most famous tennis player. Williams has won many international tournaments. Serena holds the record for 39 titles at Chilam. 23 singles titles, 14 doubles titles, two hybrid titles. She is the fifth female tennis player to win four Grand Slam titles.

4. Don Bradman


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He is considered the best batsman in the cricket world. Bradman's magnificent achievement is the most successful batting average of 99.94 in Test cricket. It is the highest average for a Test batsman and has never been reversed over this time. He has consistently performed best in his 20 years of cricket life.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo


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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Ryan Madari Football Club and is the captain of the national football team of Portugal. Ronaldo is considered one of the best football players. Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or (gold ball) award in 2008 and 2014.

6. Mike Tyson


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Mike Tyson's professional debut was on March 6, 1985. The match was in Albany, New York. Mike Tyson defeated Hector Merseyside by a knockout the first round. Mike has contested numerous times in his first two years of professionalism. Mike became the first man to win his first 19 matches in knockout. In the first round, 14 of them were knockout of the opponent. His opponents' standard slowed up. His repeated successes took a lot of media attention. The media described him as the next heavy weight champion.

7. Devon Larratt

Arm Wrestling

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Devon Larratt, also known by the nickname "No limits", Quadruple world heavyweight champion in the left arm (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) and double world heavyweight champion in the right arm (2016 and 2017), he is known for his numerous victories in the tournament and for having defeated in 2008 the ferrist John Brzenk, often considered the best of all time.

8. Usain Bolt

Sprint (running)

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Bolt is the current 100 m and 200 m world record holder, 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds respectively at the 2009 World Athletics Championship. The two records broke the old record he held, 9.69 seconds and 19.30 seconds which he created at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 100 meter record at the Bejiing Olympics itself broke the previous record which he also held, 9.72 seconds which was created in the Reebok Championship.

9. Tiger Woods


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Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He was number one on the world rankings in golf from August 15, 1999 to August 29, 2004, ie 264 weeks in a row. Woods is considered one of the best golfers of all time and has won 14 major tournaments. He is one of only five players who have won all major tournaments, though never in the same season, and he is one of two players who have won all major tournaments several times. Woods has previously been the world's best paid athlete.

10. Simone Biles

Artistic Gymnastics

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Simone Arianne Biles is a professional gymnast of the United States, specializing in artistic gymnastics, winning twenty medals in world championships, fourteen of them being gold. She is the most decorated gymnast in the history of her country in the world.

11. Garry Kasparov


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Garry Kapovich Kasparov, Soviet and Russian chess player, 13th world chess champion, often recognized as the greatest chess player in history. International Grandmaster (1980), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1985), champion of the USSR (1981, 1988), champion of Russia (2004). Eight time winner of the World Chess Olympiads, four times as a member of the USSR team (1980, 1982, 1986 and 1988) and four times as part of the Russian team (1992, 1994, 1996 and 2002). Winner of eleven chess Oscars (prizes to the best chess player of the year).

12. Roger Federer

13. Michael Phelps

14. Liu Chunhong

15. Svetlana Khorkina

16. Bob Beamon

17. Diego Maradona

18. Gabriele Reinsch

19. Asafa Powell

20. Allison Fisher

21. Yuriy Sedykh

22. Javier Sotomayor

23. Uwe Hohn

24. Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is Norway's chess player and is the Grandmaster of chess. He is world champions and world's first-place players. Their highest rating is 2872, which is the highest till date.

25. Sergey Kamenskiy

26. Renaud Lavillenie

27. Rafael Nadal

28. Mike Powell

29. Bernhard Langer

30. Hulk Hogan

31. Cy Young

32. Ma Long

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