Advert

Latest

6 hours ago
Advert
6 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

a day ago
Advert

The 30 Greatest Sports Athletes Of The 21st Century Have Been Named And Ranked

The 30 Greatest Sports Athletes Of The 21st Century Have Been Named And Ranked

LeBron James has beaten football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be named the best sports athlete of the 21st century.

The 35-year-old LA Lakers superstar is widely considered as one of the finest players to have ever played basketball.

And James has won three NBA championships and four MVP awards over his 17-year-long pro playing career.

Advert

Sports fans over at the TheTopTens voted James to the top spot of the best athletes of this century.

Juventus superstar Ronaldo finished second in the rankings, while fierce rival Messi took home third place.

Joining Ronaldo and Messi in the top 10 from the football world are African legend Samuel Eto'o and Brazilian icon Ronaldinho.

The legendary Roger Federer also made the top ten, with fellow tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic finishing in the top 20.

Advert

Other sporting legends featured in the rankings include Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods and Sachin Tendulkar.

Posted below are the top 30 sports athletes of this century, according to fans.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

30. Ronaldo (football)

Advert

29. Vince Carter (basketball)

28. Ma Long (table tennis)

27. Lewis Hamilton (F1)

26. Michael Schumacher (F1)

Advert

25. Valentino Rossi (MotoGP)

24. Lauren Jackson (basketball)

23. Lasha Talakhadze (weightlifter)

22. Drew Brees (American football)

Advert

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

The 50 Greatest Sports Athletes Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

21. Sidney Crosby (ice hockey)

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

20. Dirk Nowitzki (basketball)

19. Novak Djokovic (tennis)

The 30 Greatest Free-Kick Takers Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked By Fans
Football

The 30 Greatest Free-Kick Takers Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked By Fans

published at13 days ago

18. Sachin Tendulkar (cricket)

17. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (cricket)

16. Usain Bolt (sprinting)

15. Tom Brady (American football)

14. Ray Allen (basketball)

13. Rafael Nadal (tennis)

12. Michael Phelps (swimming)

11. Steve Nash (basketball)

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

10. Kobe Bryant (basketball)

9. Samuel Eto'o (football)

8. Ronaldinho (football)

7. Roger Federer (tennis)

6. Manuel 'Manny' Ramirez (American football)

5. Tiger Woods (golf)

4. Dwyane Wade (basketball)

3. Lionel Messi (football)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (football)

1. LeBron James (basketball)

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

You can view the sports athletes that finished outside of the top 30 over at TheTopTens.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Golf news, Golf, American Football, Football News, Kobe Bryant, Basketball, Ronaldinho, Football, Basketball News, Tennis news, roger federer, Lionel Messi, F1, Samuel Eto'o, lebron james, Cristiano Ronaldo

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Highlights Of Thomas Partey Show He Had 'One Of The Best Debuts'
published at5 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Nemanja Vidic Was Voted The Greatest Premier League Centre Back Ever

published ata day ago
Highlights Of Thomas Partey Show He Had 'One Of The Best Debuts'

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]biblegroup.com