Sport's Bestsby morales_gus | created - 20 Nov 2017 | updated - 21 Nov 2017 | Public
Actor | Space Jam
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to ...
2. LeBron James
Actor | Trainwreck
LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA as LeBron Raymone James. He is a producer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), Smallfoot (2018) and Survivor's Remorse (2014). He has been married to Savannah Brinson James since September 14, 2013. They have three children.
Actor | Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (...
Producer | Obsessed
Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Hair Show (2004) and Dead Tone (2007). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.
Actor | Conan the Destroyer
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a ...
Actor | Victory
Simply he was, and for many people still is, the greatest football player of the world. Not a single thing was impossible for him: he won three World Cup with his National Team of Brazil (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970). He scored more than 1.200 goals during his long career (more than 1.300 ...
Director | Commercial for SFR TV
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5, 1985, in Madeira, Portugal to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Diniz Aveiro. Cristiano has an elder brother, Hugo and two elder sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia. His name was inspired by the former US-president, Ronald Reagan, whom ...
Actor | ¡Qué linda es mi familia!
Diego Maradona was widely regarded as the best footballer in the world in the 1980s and his crowning achievement was his World Cup win with Argentina in 1986. He started his career at Argentinos Juniors and played his first game for Argentina in 1977, although he missed out on becoming part of the ...
9. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or five times, four of them consecutively. Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone ...
Actor | Kickboxer: Retaliation
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador for Spanish club Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a forward or a winger. He played the bulk of his career at ...
11. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
12. Mike Tyson
Actor | The Hangover
One of the most frightening human beings ever to step into the boxing ring, Mike Tyson was the model of the supreme gladiator - unbeaten and unbeatable. Never before had one individual captured the attention of the wider world via sport except Muhammad Ali.
Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brooklyn,...
Actor | Candy
Born Walker Smith, Jr., he borrowed the name of a fighter named Ray Robinson to box as an amateur so his mother wouldn't find out. Undefeated as an amateur boxer, 85-0, with 69 knockouts, 42 of them in the first round. Turned pro in 1940 and won his first 40 fights. Lost his first fight by decision...
14. Joe Louis
Actor | This Is the Army
Joe Louis is considered by many fistic experts and fans as the greatest Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the sport's history. Born into a poor family, Joe Louis's mother felt the only way her son could escape poverty was through music. She bought him a violin and sent him off daily to lessons. On his...
15. Rocky Marciano
Actor | College Confidential
Rocky Marciano was the only undefeated boxing champion in any weight division (until Joe Calzaghe retired 46-0 in 2009). At the end of his career he was 49-0, with 43 of his victories coming by knockouts. Rocky made his boxing debut in 1947 at the age of 24 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, by knocking ...
16. Anderson Silva
Actor | Never Surrender
Anderson is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva was the UFC's longest reigning champion and also holds the longest winning and title defense streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses, and is the consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound ...
Actor | Klyuch salamandry
Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko (born September 28, 1976) Fedor is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is the current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion and the last holder of the Pride Heavyweight Championship, Pride 2004 Grand Prix winner, four time ...
Georges St-Pierre was born on May 19, 1981 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) and Never Surrender (2009).
19. Matt Hughes
Actor | UFC 25 Years in Short
20. Royce Gracie
Royce Gracie, of the legendary Gracie family, is one of the most prolific and influential MMA fighters in history. He became an 'underdog' hero while changing the landscape of combat sports and revolutionizing martial arts forever. After winning the first UFC Tournament(s) (UFC1, UFC2, UFC4), he ...
21. Usain Bolt
Producer | The Boy Who Learned to Fly
Usain Saint Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest human being ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record in the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World...
23. Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay was born on August 9, 1982 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
24. Asafa Powell
Self | I Am Bolt
Commander of the Order of Distinction of Jamaica (unknown date 2008).
25. Justin Gatlin
Self | The Runner
Justin Gatlin was born on February 10, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
26. Michael Phelps
Actor | Suits
Michael Fred Phelps II was born in Towson, Maryland, to Deborah Sue (Davisson), a middle school principal, and Michael Fred Phelps, a state trooper. Before the 2004 Olympics started, rumor had it that 19 year-old Phelps was thinking of trying to match or even surpass Mark Spitz's legendary seven ...
27. Ian Thorpe
Producer | Streamline
As a child, Ian Thorpe grew tired of watching his older sister, Christina, swim in competitions. He decided to take up swimming so that he would not be bored. But Ian, who would later become one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known, had to first over come an allergy to chlorine. By the...
28. Mark Spitz
Actor | Emergency!
Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in seven events. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps, who won eight golds at ...
29. Alexander Popov
Self | Marathon
Alexander Popov was born on November 16, 1971 in Volgograd, USSR.
30. Roger Federer
Federer is the former #1 ranked tennis player in the world, having held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
He won the Indesit ATP 2004 Race on September 14. The ATP confirmed that his lead was insurmountable, marking what is believed to be the earliest a player has locked up...
31. Novak Djokovic
Producer | The Game Changers
Novak Djokovic OSS born 22 May 1987 is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked number one in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles: seven Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles and one ...
32. Rafael Nadal
Cinematographer | Little Talks
Rafael Nadal was born on June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Baleric Islands, Spain as Rafael Nadal Parera. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Little Talks (2017), Shakira: Gypsy (2010) and Wimbledon (1937). He has been married to Maria Perello since October 19, 2019.
33. Bo Jackson
Actor | The Pandora Project
Bo Jackson was born on Nov. 30, 1962, in Bessemer, Alabama He was a 6' 1", 222 pounds tailback. He graduated from McAdory High School in McCalla, Ala., and attended Auburn from 1982-85. He went on to play football for the Los Angeles Raiders and baseball for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago ...
34. Babe Ruth
Actor | Speedy
Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61* (2001), but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher 'Whitey Ford' broke The Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in...
35. Willie Mays
Soundtrack | About Last Night
Willie Mays was born on May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, USA as Willie Howard Mays. He is an actor, known for About Last Night (2014), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and The Donna Reed Show (1958). He was previously married to Mae Louise Allen and Margherite Wendell Chapman.
36. Barry Bonds
Actor | Nash Bridges
Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. He is known for his outstanding abilities on the baseball diamond, where he has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. While playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates he received a cameo appearance in the baseball ...
37. Ted Williams
Self | Your Hit Parade
Theodore Samuel Williams was born in San Diego, California, on August 30, 1918. He signed a contract at the age of 18 in 1936 with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. He was assigned to their farm team in San Diego. In 1939 he made his Major League Baseball debut, where he set the record for most ...
38. Hank Aaron
Actor | MacGyver
Baseball's all-time home run king, Hank Aaron did more than hit home runs. Sure, Aaron led the National League (NL) four times, he also was a two-time batting champion and led the league in RBIs four times and runs scored three times. He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award in 1957 and has a ...
39. Wayne Gretzky
Actor | D2: The Mighty Ducks
Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed "The Great One, " is widely considered the greatest hockey player of all-time. At the time of his retirement at the end of the 1998-99 NHL season he was the NHL's all-time scoring leader in Goals, Assists & Points in both the regular season & Stanley Cup Playoffs. He led ...
40. Karch Kiraly
Actor | Spiker
Self | Paraíso Tropical
Giba was born on December 23, 1976 in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil as Gilberto Amauri Godoy Filho.
42. Kelly Slater
Actor | Surf's Up
Kelly Slater was born on February 11, 1972 in Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA as Robert Kelly Slater. He is a professional surfer on the ASP World Tour. He is also an actor and producer, known for The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010), Waveriders (2008), Down the Barrel (2007) and Bra Boys (2007)
45. Jim Thorpe
Actor | Trailin' West
Renowned Native American athlete who excelled in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm but was later stripped of his Olympic medals for having previously received monetary compensation for engaging in professional sport. He later showed up on movie screens as a bit player in westerns. He was ...
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