Here we have compiled a list of 50 famous sporting personalities of all time. We picked up these great sportsmen and sportswomen from various sports, such as football, baseball, athletics, cycling, gymnastics, boxing, and more. Now let’s start.
1. Muhammad Ali (US, boxing)
Muhammad Ali was an Olympic champion and world heavyweight champion. He dominated the sport with his formidable personality and athletic prowess. Although his opposition to the Vietnam war made him a controversial figure that day, he became an iconic man who inspired millions with his deep convictions, wit, courage, as well as strong efforts to unite people.
2. Usain Bolt (Jamaica, athletics)
Usain Bolt set the world record for 100m and 200m. He won triple Olympic gold at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012, 2016, which makes him one of the most decorated Olympians.
3. Pele (Brazil, footballer)
Being the winner of three World Cups with Brazil, Pele was regarded the greatest footballer of the century, having scored 1281 goals in 1363 matches. Pele has been a global ambassador for sport since his retirement, and he is also a famous advocate of overcoming poverty.
4. Carl Lewis (US, athletics)
Carl Lewis was a nine-time Olympic gold medalist. He won gold medals in three Olympic Games and was the greatest star of 1980s track and field.
5. Sir Donald Bradman (Australia, cricket)
Donald Bradman was one of the greatest batsmen in the game of cricket, who was way ahead of any other Test batsmen.
6. Jesse Owens (the US, athletics)
Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, which helped to break Hitler’s pride. He remained a great ambassador for the sport, in spite of suffering discrimination in his own country.
7. Billie Jean King (the US, tennis)
Billie Jean King won up to 38 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles titles. She was an early advocate of equality for women and won the well-known battle of the sexes against Bobby Riggs in 1973.