Rafael Nadal (Spain, tennis)

Nadal has won Olympic gold in 2008 and 14 Grand Slam single titles. His win rate is 83%, the 2nd highest in open era of tennis.

Haile Gebreselassie (Ethiopia, athletics)

Haile won Olympic gold in 10,000m twice and held world record for the marathon for 3 years.

David Campese (Australia, Rugby Union)

Campese is one of the most entertaining players in the history of rugby. He won World Cup of 1991 with Australia and holds the record for most international tries (64).

Kelly Slater (US, Surfing)

With 11 times winning ASP World Tour Champion, Slater is the most successful surfer of all time.

Paavo Nurmi (Finland, athletics)

Nurmi won nine Olympic gold medals and set 22 new world records from 1500m to 20km.

Brian Lara (West Indies, cricket)

Lara scored about 12,000 Test runs and set a new world record high score of 400*.

Chris Hoy (Great Britain, cycling)

Chris Hoy is a six-time Olympic gold medalist over three Olympics.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, football)

Cristiano Ronaldois one of the greatest football players of all time, having achieved unprecedented club success with Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Juventus now.

Serge Blanco (France, Rugby Union)

Played 93 times for France as winger, Blanco is most famous for his flair and try scoring ability.

George Best (Northern Ireland, football)

Played for Manchester United 1963-74, Mercurial is regarded as a genius who has one of greatest natural football talents.

Sir Viv Richards (West Indies, cricket)

Sir Viv Richards is considered one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

Fausto Coppi (Italy, cycling)

 Coppi was the dominant cyclist before and after WWII, having won five Giro d’Italia and two Tour de France titles.

Rod Laver (Australia, tennis)

Laver won 11 grand slams including all the four Grand Slams in 1962 and 1969.

Grete Waitz (Norway, athletics)

Grete Waitz is the world’s first women to run the marathon under two and half hours. She won the NY marathons nine times and five gold medals at the World Cross Country Championships.