Who is the Worlds Best Player | Top 10 Players of all Time

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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BoxingUnited States of America FlagUnited StatesVarious 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

Lionel Messi

FootballArgentina FlagArgentinaSpanish 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. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

FootballPortugal FlagPortugalCristiano 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.

4. Serena Williams

Serena Williams

TennisUnited States of America FlagUnited StatesSerena 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.

5. Don Bradman

Don Bradman

CricketAustralia FlagAustraliaHe 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.

6. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

BoxingUnited States of America FlagUnited StatesMike 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

Devon Larratt

Arm WrestlingCanada FlagCanadaDevon 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

Usain Bolt

Sprint (running)Jamaica FlagJamaicaBolt 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. Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

10. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

GolfUnited States of America FlagUnited StatesTiger 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.

11. Roger Federer

Roger Federer

TennisSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandRoger Federer is a professional tennis player from Switzerland, who is considered one of the best male tennis players in history. From the beginning of 2004 to the middle of 2008, Federer dominated men's tennis in singles. He won 102 single game titles and 8 double game titles, including that of the Beijing Olympics along with Stanislas Wawrinka. On June 7, 2009, Federer won Roland Garros for the first time, reaching the Career Slam as the sixth male tennis player. Since July 5, 2009, he has also won the highest number of Grand Slam tournaments in the history of sport. He won Wimbledon for the sixth time that day and with it his 15th Grand Slam tournament, leaving Pete Sampras behind. After his win at the Australian Open 2018 his total stands at 20 grand slam wins. He also played in a record number of 30 grand slam finals.

12. Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

ChessRussia FlagRussiaGarry 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).

13. Simone Biles

Simone Biles

Artistic GymnasticsUnited States of America FlagUnited StatesSimone 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.

14. Svetlana Khorkina

Svetlana Khorkina

15. Liu Chunhong

Liu Chunhong

16. Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon

17. Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

18. Gabriele Reinsch

Gabriele Reinsch

19. Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell

20. Allison Fisher

Allison Fisher

21. Yuriy Sedykh

Yuriy Sedykh

22. Javier Sotomayor

Javier Sotomayor

23. Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

ChessNorway FlagNorwayMagnus 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.

24. Uwe Hohn

Uwe Hohn

25. Sergey Kamenskiy

Sergey Kamenskiy

26. Renaud Lavillenie

Renaud Lavillenie

27. Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

28. Mike Powell

Mike Powell

29. Bernhard Langer

Bernhard Langer

30. Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

31. Cy Young

Cy Young

32. Lasha Talakhadze

Lasha Talakhadze

WeightliftingGeorgia FlagGeorgiaLasha Talakhadze is a Georgian weightlifter. In 2015, he became world champion in the super-heavyweight duel and tearing, European champion in 2016 and won the same year the gold medal in the Summer Olympics, while he also set a new Olympic world record. Lasha Talachadse started weightlifting as a teenager. In 2010 he started for the first time at an international championship, the European Junior Championship (U 18) in Valencia. He won there in the super heavyweight with a duel performance of 345 kg (158-187). In September 2011, he was again in Bucharest Junior European champion super heavyweight, where he increased in a duel to 402 kg (185-217). He was also used in 2011 at the Senior World Championships in Paris and came there with 387 kg (180-207) in the super heavyweight to the 20th place.

33. Ma Long

Ma Long

34. Randy Barnes

Randy Barnes

Shot PutUnited States of America FlagUnited StatesEric Randolph "Randy" Barnes is a former American shot putter. He is the world record holder both outdoors and in the hall and was 1996 Olympic champion. Already in school and university time he impressed with bumps over 20 meters. He won silver at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1989 he broke the indoor world record with 22.66 m and in May 1990 the outdoor record of Ulf Timmermann with 23.12 m. A shadow set on the career of the Drehstoßtechnikers, when he was soon tested in August 1990 positive for the anabolic steroid methyltestosterone and banned for 27 months. However, his world records were not denied him.

35. Max Park

Max Park

Rubik's Cube SpeedsolverUnited States of America FlagUnited StatesMax Park is an American rubik cube competitor who kept the average world record of 3x3x3 unloading for a while (average unloading: 5 out of 5 stacks out of the best and worst stack, 639 seconds) (OCSEF Open 2017). With this, Feliks Zemdegs, Australian rubik cube racer record, who made this record 9x in 7 years from 9.21 seconds (2010) to 6.45 seconds, Park is the only competitor to Zemdegs ever since September 09, 2009 the record.

36. Irina Meszynski

Irina Meszynski

Discus ThrowGermany FlagGermanyIrina Meszynski is a former German track, field athlete and successful discus thrower. The first success of the player was the gold medal of the European Junior Championships, which she won in 1979. Gold medalist in friendship competition by breaking the world record of the 73.36 m in Prague. During this event, the result of 73.36 set a new world record. Life record: 73.36 (August 17, 1984, Prague).

37. Fatima Whitbread

Fatima Whitbread

38. Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka

39. Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei

40. Ronnie Allen

Ronnie Allen

41. Earvin N'Gapeth

Earvin N'Gapeth

42. Xu Xin

Xu Xin

43. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

44. Zhang Jike

Zhang Jike

45. The Undertaker

The Undertaker

46. Oleh Zhokh

Oleh Zhokh

47. Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds

48. Lü Xiaojun

Lü Xiaojun

49. Ronaldinho


50. Patrick Ponce

Patrick Ponce

51. David Beckham

David Beckham

52. Galina Chistyakova

Galina Chistyakova

53. Ma Lin

Ma Lin

54. Takayuki Mikami

Takayuki Mikami

55. Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Chandela

56. Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

57. Wesley So

Wesley So

58. Natalya Lisovskaya

Natalya Lisovskaya

59. Masatoshi Nakayama

Masatoshi Nakayama

60. Sergey Litvinov

Sergey Litvinov

61. Fan Zhendong

Fan Zhendong

62. Ferenc Paragi

Ferenc Paragi

63. Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

64. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

65. Timo Boll

Timo Boll

66. Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett

67. Florence Griffith-Joyner

Florence Griffith-Joyner

68. Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson

69. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

70. Steve Davis

Steve Davis

71. AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

72. Kim Woo-jin

Kim Woo-jin

73. Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

74. Mike Trout

Mike Trout

75. Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby

76. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

77. Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky

78. Mike Hailwood

Mike Hailwood

79. Stefka Kostadinova

Stefka Kostadinova

80. Levon Aronian

Levon Aronian

81. Levan Saginashvili

Levan Saginashvili

82. Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Coughlin

83. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

84. Dan Carter

Dan Carter

85. Dmitry Klokov

Dmitry Klokov

86. Sunny Hale

Sunny Hale

87. Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

88. Thierry Vigneron

Thierry Vigneron

89. Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva

90. Nacho Figueras

Nacho Figueras

91. Adolfo Cambiaso

Adolfo Cambiaso

92. Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

93. Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer

94. Albin Ouschan

Albin Ouschan

95. Renate Stecher

Renate Stecher

96. Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin

97. Ulf Timmermann

Ulf Timmermann

98. Jin Jong-oh

Jin Jong-oh

99. Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna

100. Jürgen Schult

Jürgen Schult

101. Facundo Pieres

Facundo Pieres

102. John Brzenk

John Brzenk

103. Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

104. Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi

105. Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador

106. Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov

107. Anita Włodarczyk

Anita Włodarczyk

108. Annika Sörenstam

Annika Sörenstam

109. Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

110. Barbora Špotáková

Barbora Špotáková

111. Bartosz Kurek

Bartosz Kurek

112. Blanka Vlasic

Blanka Vlasic

113. Brian Lara

Brian Lara

114. Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll

115. Carlo Ubbiali

Carlo Ubbiali

116. Choi Mi-sun

Choi Mi-sun

117. Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

118. David Stirling

David Stirling

119. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

120. Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx

121. Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana

122. Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs

123. Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather

124. Giacomo Agostini

Giacomo Agostini

125. Gina Gogean

Gina Gogean

126. Gonzalo Pieres

Gonzalo Pieres

127. Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe

128. Greg LeMond

Greg LeMond

129. Hidetaka Nishiyama

Hidetaka Nishiyama

130. Hirokazu Kanazawa

Hirokazu Kanazawa

131. Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe

132. Igor Ter-Ovanesyan

Igor Ter-Ovanesyan

133. Ilona Slupianek

Ilona Slupianek

134. Ilya Ilyin

Ilya Ilyin

135. Im Ha-na

Im Ha-na

136. Ivan Ukhov

Ivan Ukhov

137. Ivan Zaytsev

Ivan Zaytsev

138. James Harden

James Harden

139. Jimmy White

Jimmy White

140. Joe Louis

Joe Louis

141. John Cena

John Cena

142. John Higgins

John Higgins

143. John McEnroe

John McEnroe

144. Julie Golob

Julie Golob

145. Justin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin

146. Jüri Tamm

Jüri Tamm

147. Kajsa Bergqvist

Kajsa Bergqvist

148. Katinka Hosszú

Katinka Hosszú

149. Ko Pin-yi

Ko Pin-yi

150. Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

151. Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina

152. Lavinia Miloșovici

Lavinia Miloșovici

153. LeBron James

LeBron James

154. Lee Woo-seok

Lee Woo-seok

155. Leonid Taranenko

Leonid Taranenko

156. Lin Dan

Lin Dan

157. Lin Junmin

Lin Junmin

158. Logan Tom

Logan Tom

159. Luciana Aymar

Luciana Aymar

160. Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

161. Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

162. Mariya Lasitskene

Mariya Lasitskene

163. Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

164. Mark Selby

Mark Selby

165. Matt Biondi

Matt Biondi

166. Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin

167. Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah

168. Mutaz Essa Barshim

Mutaz Essa Barshim

169. Naim Süleymanoğlu

Naim Süleymanoğlu

170. Neymar


171. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

172. Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell

173. Park Sung-hyun

Park Sung-hyun

174. Patrik Sjöberg

Patrik Sjöberg

175. Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

176. Petar Gorša

Petar Gorša

177. Petra Felke

Petra Felke

178. Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson

179. Rafael Aghayev

Rafael Aghayev

180. Ralph Greenleaf

Ralph Greenleaf

181. Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw

182. Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan

183. Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte

184. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

185. Sarah Sjöström

Sarah Sjöström

186. Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros

187. Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

188. Svetlana Feofanova

Svetlana Feofanova

189. Tatiana Kashirina

Tatiana Kashirina

190. Teun de Nooijer

Teun de Nooijer

191. Tom Petranoff

Tom Petranoff

192. Tomasz Bartnik

Tomasz Bartnik

193. Triple H

Triple H

194. Vasily Alekseyev

Vasily Alekseyev

195. Viv Richards

Viv Richards

196. Wang Lin

Wang Lin

197. Wang Yihan

Wang Yihan

198. Wilfredo León

Wilfredo León

199. Wolfgang Schmidt

Wolfgang Schmidt

200. Yuriy Dumchev

Yuriy Dumchev

201. Zdeňka Šilhavá

Zdeňka Šilhavá

202. Ángel Nieto

Ángel Nieto