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    Roger Federer
    22.79%
    Lionel Messi
    3.68%
    Usain Bolt
    2.94%
    Michael Phelps
    7.35%
    Tiger Woods
    1.47%
    Muhammed Ali
    30.15%
    Pele
    2.94%
    LeBron James
    0.74%
    Rafael Nadal
    1.47%
    Diego Maradona
    1.47%
    Michael Schumacher
    2.94%
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    3.68%
    Floyd Mayweather Jr
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    Muhammad Ali probably isn't the greatest boxer ever but he is IMO the greatest sportsman ever because of his story.
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    pls respond
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
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    Up there with greatest athlete, dunno how "sportsman" differs.

    I want to say Anderson Silva, but that's more to me being a MMA fan.
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    (Original post by MJ1012)
    Up there with greatest athlete, dunno how "sportsman" differs.

    I want to say Anderson Silva, but that's more to me being a MMA fan.
    yeah I was thinking more athlete but I'm not sure how much the differs between sportsman. Guess it's open to interpretation.
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    I think by far Muhammad Ali because he not only conqured his sport but also because of what he stood for!
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    Muhammad Ali
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    In the words of the great man himself:

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    Michael Phelps
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    How is LeBron there if Jordan isn't?
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    How is LeBron there if Jordan isn't?
    Mostly because I don't know anything about basketball
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    Tiger woods or usain bolt. Difficult to split them.


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    My top 3 in no particular order:

    Roger Federer- 17 majors, 302 weeks at no 1 with 237 consecutive weeks, 34 consecutive major QFs and 23 consecutive SFs, 18 out of 19 slam finals from 2005 to 2010. So many more records that I can go on forever. A true legend.

    Pele- Over a 1000 goals and helped Brazil win 2 world cups.

    Muhammad Ali
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    Surprised Woods hasn't got a vote. Despite all the controversy surrounding his private life, he'd easily make my top three. Muhammad Ali and Federer would be the others.
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    Michael Schumacher, Roger Federrer, Sachin Tendulkar and maybe in a few years Messi as well


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    Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards.
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    Usain Bolt for me. He managed to dominate his field in a way that no other athlete has ever been able to do, in such a mesmeric and unbelievable fashion. A bit like federer winning 11 grand slams between 2003 and 2007.
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    Ali, Bolt, Garrincha.
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    Sportsman Ali, no one else had such a profound impact through sport.

    Pure athlete I'm tempted by Bo Knows too.
 
 
 
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