There’s always a name that pops to mind when you think about a sport. Take for example LeBron James and basketball, everyone knows he is the best and there’s no doubt about that. However, who are the other top-tier athletes of other sports? Well, this is exactly what you are going to find out today because we are going to list the top 20 most dominant athletes that the world has ever seen.
20. Peyton Manning
What better way to start off our list other than with Peyton Manning? This man is the most famous NFL athlete in the world with a record of 539 passing touchdowns. Not just that, but Peyton Manning also has 186 professional wins to his career.
19. Roger Federer
There have been many top-tier tennis athletes that held the rank of being the number one person in their sport. However, most of them pale in comparison with Roger Federer. Despite being 37-years-old, Roger Federer is still dominating tennis.
18. Floyd Mayweather
Some might say that Floyd Mayweather tainted his record when he fought Connor McGregor earlier this year, but this is not true. Floyd Mayweather is the only boxer in the world to have a flawless record of 50-0. To top it all off, Floyd Mayweather has never taken a hard punch in all his career.
17. Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is one of the most famous Formula One drivers who ever got on the track. Michael Schumacher has led for more than 15,000 miles over his career which puts him 4,000 miles ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
16. Annika Sorenstam
Even though it’s been more than ten years since Annika Sorenstam played a professional match of golf, she is still one of the best to ever do it. Annika Sorenstam won nearly every competition that she ever got in and when she didn’t win, she made it in the top 70%.
15. LeBron James
As we already mentioned, LeBron James is the most dominant player in the NBA right now. The craziest thing about LeBron James is the fact that as he is getting older, he is somehow getting better. This is surpassing all expectations and it clearly shows us that LeBron James will keep winning titles even though he is not 20-years-old anymore.
14. Tiger Woods
There was no way that Tiger Woods wouldn’t make an appearance on this list. Tiger Woods put golf on the map when it comes to earning a global fanbase and he made hundreds of millions of dollars because of that. Tiger Woods has so many accolades that we would need a bigger list if we were going to list them all.
13. Jimmie Jonhson
Jimmie Jonhson had his breakout debut at Daytona 500 in 2002 and he was the first ever rookie to lead in points. This is an incredible feat that Jimmie Jonhson went on to keep surpassing throughout to his career by winning ten races.
Brazilians are known for having soccer in their blood and Marta is the perfect example of that. Marta is the best female soccer player to come from Brazil and she has dominated the filed which earned her the nickname “Pele with a skirt” who was given by Pele himself.
11. Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt has a place in every conversation when people talk about the “best athletes to ever do it”. Usain Bolt has been breaking records on the running track for more than a decade now and this makes him one of the most dominant athletes that the world has ever seen.
10. Lionel Messi
You knew this one was coming. Lionel Messi is 30-years-old and he is still fighting against Cristiano Ronaldo for the title of “the best soccer player alive”. Lionel Messi is nicknamed as “The Magician” for his skills on the field.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
Since we previously talked about Lionel Messi, now we need to present his biggest rival ever, Cristiano Ronaldo. This athlete has recently moved to Juventus and his skills on the field are making him one of the most loved people in Italy. Not just that, but Cristiano Ronaldo has been dominating his sport ever since he was a teenager.
8. Serena Williams
Everyone who has watched at least one tennis match with Serena Williams knows just how fierce this athlete can be. Serena Williams is a force not to be reckoned when on the field and this earns her a spot on our list.
7. Lauren Jackson
Lauren Jackson is one of the most dominant females to play in the WNBA. She was a star who reached the 1,000th career point at a young age and this skyrocketed her to fame. Lauren Jackson reached 5,000th points until her professional career was over.
6. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is another incredibly good athlete that dominates the sport of tennis. Novak Djokovic is known for always bringing his A-Game to every match and this makes him feared among his colleagues.
5. Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix sprinted her way to three medals during the 2016 Olympics and two of those medals were made from gold. No one can mess with Allyson Felix when it comes to running track and field.
4. Mike Trout
Mike Trout is considered to be one of the world’s best athletes to step foot on a baseball field. His batting skills have already made him better than other athletes who are listed in the Hall of Fame.
3. Manny Pacquiao
The speed and ferocity of Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring are unparalleled for his division. To make things even better, Manny Pacquiao went on to use his fame and wealth to make his country a better place.
2. Tom Brady
Everyone knows that Tom Brady is one of the best to ever do it and there’s no doubt about that. The records that Tom Brady holds on in the NFL are jaw-dropping and this will cement his place in the Hall of Fame.
1. Connor McGregor
We had to end our list with Connor McGregor. There will never be another MMA fighter to get so many people to watch the UFC as he is doing. Connor McGregor doesn’t just talk trash, but he also has the skills to back it all up.