Now and again, athletes come around that totally blows away the contest and cannot be rivaled by their companions. These athletes are considered as untouchable. Untouchability comes from the performance on the field but also from the suffering legacy that is left after departure from the game. The following 20 athletes have appreciated durable, unparalleled achievement, solidifying a spot as perhaps the most untouchable athlete of all time.
Top 20 Greatest Athletes of All Time
20. Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt, the fastest 200-meter sprinter on Earth, is a five-time titleholder and three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds individual records in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter, and along with his teammates, holds the 4×100-meter relay record. He was named IAAF Athlete of the Year and Track and Field Athlete of the Year. When the Jamaican runner set the 100-meter record in 2009 (the most noteworthy record-breaking margin since digital time has been kept), he high-stepped the last leg of the race, embarrassing all who went against him. He’s the most untouchable track-and-field athlete in the game today.
19. Kelly Slater
Many individuals don’t hold professional surfing in the most elevated regard or any regard at all for that matter. But if you see Kelly Slater’s full assortment of work, it’s not hard to tell that he has totally dominated the whole game. He has been awarded the title of ASP World Champion a remarkable multiple times. He was the youngest to win the title as well as the most established. As of today, he has won 48 WCT riding occasions.
18. Cael Sanderson
Not every person who reads this will know who Cael Sanderson is. They ought to, however. In 2004, he won a gold medal in Athens, but that’s not even the most noteworthy part of his resume. Sanderson is the solitary grappler in NCAA Division I history to go undefeated with more than 100 successes. Say that last sentence in your a few times.
17. Derek Jeter
New York Yankees fans worshipped New York’s brilliant kid since his first full season with the team. In 1996, he won Rookie of the Year and hit that “Jeffrey Maier” grand slam in the ALCS, in case you neglected it. Despite living his whole career at the center of attention, the solitary distractions he has brought to the team have been his many flawless sweethearts who attend his games. “Captain Clutch” has a career postseason average of .351, a regular-season average of .313, and over 3,000 hits.
16. Jim Thorpe
Thorpe won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics. His accomplishments didn’t end there. He also played professional football, baseball, and basketball. Previous President Dwight Eisenhower said this about him after a Carlisle/Army football game in which Thorpe scored 22 out of his team’s 27 focuses: “My memory returns to Jim Thorpe. He never practiced in his life, and he could do anything better than any other football player I at any point saw.”
Alright, so Secretariat isn’t a person, but in 1973 he became the first pony to win the Triple Crown in quite a while. The lone non-human on this rundown actually holds the record for the fastest time at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. If you don’t really accept that this pure breed ought to have a spot here, ask SportsCentury.
14. Martina Navratilova
Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam doubles titles, and 10 Grand Slam blended titles. Many accept that Billie Jean King was outstanding amongst other tennis players, but not King herself. She had this to say about Navratilova: “She’s the greatest singles, doubles, and blended doubles player who’s always lived.” When Billie Jean King is praising your career, putting your accomplishments over hers, you know you’ve made it.
13. Lance Armstrong
Now that Lance Armstrong is freed of conceivable federal charges regarding that doping episode, it’s safe to say he’s really untouchable. This person won the Tour de France multiple times in succession (after enduring testicular cancer). No one successes anything multiple times in succession. In a hardly canvassed game in the United States, Americans will everlastingly recollect Armstrong as perhaps the most dominating cyclists ever, if not the most. The lone reason he’s not higher up is because of his alleged blood doping.
12. Shaun White
In the latest Winter X Games, White became the primary person on any occasion to score a perfect 100. He’s won 12 gold medals in Winter X since 2002, six in the Winter Dew Tour, two Olympic gold medals (2006, 2010), as well as five in skateboarding. Through his snowboarding and skateboarding career, “The Flying Tomato” has won 27 gold medals and 36 medals. It’s practically a given that Shaun White will at least place in a contest without fail, if not win.
11. Jackie Robinson
You don’t have to hear the tale of Jackie Robinson—you already know it, so we’ll keep it brief here. He broke the MLB race barrier and changed the face of baseball. All major league teams resigned their number in 1997. Robinson was an absolutely untouchable man of unquestionable character. No one to play baseball will at any point wear his number again (when Mariano Rivera resigns).
10. Michael Phelps
Phelps holds the Olympic record for most gold medals won in a solitary Olympics, which he set in 2008 in Beijing. The advanced Olympics have been held since 1896, and this person set the record 112 years later. Debate arose when an image was taken of Phelps ripping a bong, but the fact that it blew over so rapidly proves how exceptionally he is regarded.
9. Jerry Rice
Three Super Bowl rings, 197 getting touchdowns, 208 total touchdowns. His 197 touchdowns are 44 ahead of Randy Moss, who’s second on the all-time list. In 1995, Rice caught 122 passes for 1,848 yards and 15 touchdowns. This is what else Rice did: He has the most seasons with a touchdown; at least two touchdowns in 46 games; caught one touchdown per every 3.17 contacts in 1987; caught a pass in 274 straight games, and on 17 occasions, he caught 10 passes in a game. On top of all that, he holds the record for most career getting yards and gatherings at a humble 22,895 and 1,549, individually.
8. Roger Federer
This person held the ATP No. 1 spot for 237 back-to-back weeks. That’s more than four years of being awesome what you do. He’s won a record 16 Grand Slam singles titles. From 2005 to 2010, he reached an unheard-of 18 of 19 Grand Slam finals. Rafael Nadal has his number lately, but that doesn’t take away from Federer’s absolutely insane arrival behind schedule more than four years at the highest point of his game.
7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Six-time NBA champion, six-time NBA regular-season MVP, double-cross NBA Finals MVP, 19-time NBA All-Star, and 38,387 focuses. He was also one of just five players to lead the league in squares and bounce back in the same season. He played over 57,000 minutes, a record. Greatness follows Lew Alcindor any place he goes, not simply in the NBA. He drove his secondary school team to 71 back-to-back triumphs and played in three straight national championship teams at UCLA.
We’ll start this slide off by making it known that Pele was named Football Player of the Century in 1999. In a so internationally cherished game, the Brazilian forward is regarded as the absolute best player of the twentieth century. He scored a goal in the 1958 World Cup before his eighteenth birthday and scored a hat stunt five days later against France. In that World Cup, he didn’t play the initial two games of gathering play but was yet the tournament’s second-leading scorer with six goals (he was as yet 17, in case you neglect). Pele carried soccer to the American public when he came to the New York Cosmos in 1975 and presented a North American Soccer League championship in 1977.
5. Pre-Scandal Tiger Woods
Preceding the infamous sex scandal that marked the downfall of Eldrick Tont Woods, he was the most untouchable man in golf and perhaps all of the sports. He has 71 PGA Tour wins and the second-most major championships (14). He became the youngest player to accomplish a career in Grand Slam and is also the solitary player to have won all four major championships in succession. Before his physical issue and personal issues, Tiger was practically unbeatable and required many to shatter Jack Nicklaus’ record of 17 major championships. Indeed, even the least-knowledgeable golf fans realized he had a preferable shot over anyone to win any occasion that he participated in.
4. Muhammad Ali
There’s no explanation required for the G.O.A.T. being on this rundown. He’s a symbol and the face of boxing, and he will be associated with the following, I don’t know, 200 years or something like that (at least). He had a career record of 56-5, but three of those misfortunes came in his last four battles, unquestionably because Father Time was catching up to The Louisville Lip. His “Battle of the Century” against Joe Frazier is quite possibly the most famous fight ever.
3. Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth no longer holds the career homer record, but he’s on this rundown specifically for the reason that he did things that no player of his time could dream of doing. He was the main player to hit 60 homers in 1927, a record that would not be broken for 34 years. In 1921 he hit 59 homers, 35 more than the second-place finisher. If you ask even the most casual baseball fans to name a player, Babe Ruth is the name that will emerge from their mouth.
2. Wayne Gretzky
“The Great One” is all but unanimously the greatest hockey player of all time. He holds the record for most focuses in a career. He totaled more than 200 focuses multiple times in a season and is as yet the solitary player to at any point do so. He racked up at least 100 focuses in 14 back-to-back seasons. If you need any really persuading, he got the Jackie Robinson treatment when all NHL teams resigned his No. 99 after his retirement.
1. Michael Jordan
The man who has the most recognizable face in basketball history, Michael Jordan, constructed a realm in his playing days. “His Airness” without any assistance carried the NBA to unmistakable quality during his playing career with his furious seriousness and unbridled talent. He was the ultimate nearer. You wouldn’t want anyone else in your team to have the ball in the final seconds, and he rarely disappointed. Each young basketball player’s good example was instrumental in the Chicago Bulls’ pair of three-peats during the 1990s. He scored 41 focuses per game in the 1993 NBA Finals. Yeah, 41 focuses a night in that six-game arrangement. From 1986 to 1993, he drove the league in scoring each year in transit to winning 10 scoring titles in 12 years.