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.

Muhammad Ali

United States of America FlagUnited States

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

Lionel Messi

Argentina FlagArgentina

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

Serena Williams

United States of America FlagUnited States

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

Don Bradman

Australia FlagAustralia

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

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal FlagPortugal

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

Mike Tyson

United States of America FlagUnited States

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. Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
Sprint (running)

Jamaica FlagJamaica

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.

8. Devon Larratt

Devon Larratt
Arm Wrestling

Canada FlagCanada

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.

9. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

United States of America FlagUnited States

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. Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Switzerland FlagSwitzerland

Roger 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.

11. Simone Biles

Simone Biles
Artistic Gymnastics

United States of America FlagUnited States

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.

12. Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Russia FlagRussia

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).

13. Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

14. Liu Chunhong

Liu Chunhong

15. Svetlana Khorkina

Svetlana Khorkina

16. Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon

17. Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

18. Gabriele Reinsch

19. Asafa Powell

20. Allison Fisher

21. Yuriy Sedykh

22. Javier Sotomayor

23. Uwe Hohn

24. Magnus Carlsen


Norway FlagNorway

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

33. Randy Barnes

Shot Put

United States of America FlagUnited States

Eric 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.

34. Lasha Talakhadze


Georgia FlagGeorgia

Lasha 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.

35. Max Park

Rubik's Cube Speedsolver

United States of America FlagUnited States

Max 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

Discus Throw

Germany FlagGermany

Irina 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

38. Sergey Bubka

39. Lee Chong Wei

40. Ronnie Allen

41. Earvin N'Gapeth

42. Xu Xin

43. Zhang Jike

44. The Undertaker

45. Michael Jordan

46. Oleh Zhokh

47. Lü Xiaojun

48. Barry Bonds

49. Ronaldinho

50. Patrick Ponce

51. David Beckham

52. Ma Lin

53. Galina Chistyakova

54. Takayuki Mikami

55. Apurvi Chandela

56. Fernando Alonso

57. Wesley So

58. Natalya Lisovskaya

59. Masatoshi Nakayama

60. Sergey Litvinov

61. Fan Zhendong

62. Ferenc Paragi

63. Wayne Gretzky

64. Timo Boll

65. Stephen Curry

66. Beauden Barrett

67. Florence Griffith-Joyner

68. Dustin Johnson

69. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

70. Steve Davis

71. AB de Villiers

72. Kim Woo-jin

73. Sebastian Vettel

74. Mike Trout

75. Sidney Crosby

76. Rory McIlroy

77. Katie Ledecky

78. Mike Hailwood

79. Stefka Kostadinova

80. Levon Aronian

81. Natalie Coughlin

82. Levan Saginashvili

83. Kevin Durant

84. Dan Carter

85. Dmitry Klokov

86. Sunny Hale

87. Carl Lewis

88. Thierry Vigneron

89. Yelena Isinbayeva

90. Nacho Figueras

91. Adolfo Cambiaso

92. Bobby Fischer

93. Michael Schumacher

94. Albin Ouschan

95. Renate Stecher

96. Alexander Ovechkin

97. Ulf Timmermann

98. Jin Jong-oh

99. Jürgen Schult

100. Facundo Pieres

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