Sport has always been a male dominated sport. The greatest male sports men have left their mark on the world and their legends will live on until the end of time.
Jim Thorpe was known as ‘The Greatest American Football Player’ of all time. He was also known for his ability in other sports and won gold medals in the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics in pentathlon and decathlon. Babe Ruth impacted and influenced one of two most popular sports in the United States during the first half of the 20th century.
Jackie Robinson was a great all-around baseball player. Apart from baseball, he was also accomplished in tennis, football, track, and basketball. Sugar Ray Robinson five-time world champion with a long career in boxing, he became the first boxer in history to win a Divisional World Championship 5 times.
Willie Mays was a great all-around player who is often known as the 2nd-best player in major league history. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. Pele – Edson Arantes do Nascimento is the best soccer (football) player of all time.
Jim Brown, an American professional football player was known for setting world records in his nine-year career as a running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, an all-time NBA leading scorer with 38,387 points won 6 MVPs and 6 NBA titles.
Muhammad Ali, a heavyweight boxer that you will never see anyone like him again. His display of athletic skills include blinding speed, instincts and brains. A three-time heavyweight champ, his noteworthy fights were those against Joe Frazier and George Foreman.Bobby Orr, a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, was acknowledged as ’one of the greatest hockey players of all time’ and is the youngest player to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame at the age of 31.
Dan Gable The greatest freestyle wrestler ever, he won the 1972 Olympic gold medal without a single point scored against him in 6 matches. Bruce Lee He spent his life developing his own martial arts techniques. His fast reflexes would have beaten the best fighters in the higher weight classes.
Wayne Gretzky was a professional hockey player who played in the NHL from 1979 to 1999. Carl Lewis Considered “the greatest male track and field athlete ever”.
Bo Jackson was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports and he also won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. Michael Phelps is the most decorated American swimmer and Olympian of all time. He also holds the all-time records for 18 Olympic gold medals, 11 gold medals in individual events, 13 gold for individual events for male and 8 medals at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Deion Sanders Known for his blinding speed and quickness, and other athletic abilities such as extreme agility, great balance, and body control, he was the best defensive player and the best cover cornerback in the NFL’s history. Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time.
Roger Federer owns several world records. He won 17 Grand Slam titles, with 5 of them all-time records and reached the Wimbledon finals 8 times. Michael Jordan Considered “the greatest athlete ever,” Jordan dominated the world of basketball during his prime. Having some the most exciting game play in NBA history, he has become somewhat of a cultural icon and legend.