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Top GOATS In Major Sporting Event.

GOAT stands for the Greatest of All-Time. It’s like “Top Gun.” We have made effort to find the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s.There were a lot of factors going into this, and I tried to do it scientifically, with weighted categories. But that just doesn’t translate here. I had to do it by feel. You can agree or disagree, but here is my list.

Wrestling: Ric Flair

Top GOATS In Major Sporting Event

Richard Morgan Fliehr born on 25 February 1949 at Memphis, Tennessee, United States, popularly known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. Regarded by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair had a career that spanned almost 40 years. the whole of WWE’s Attitude Era, it’s hard to place the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair as anything but professional wrestling’s GOAT. It’s not just that he’s been recognised by the WWE as a 16-time world heavyweight champion; it’s the era he did it in. Flair was one of the last champions who helped create talent by traveling to other territories in the country and challenging their best competitor; by the time he left, that person looked like a million bucks, even if they weren’t worth $0.99. Flair made the championships matter while exuding an expensive cool that set the standard for how a champion should dress, speak, and carry themselves. He was a god among men, and his influence has not only touched the world of pro wrestling.

Boxing: Mohammad Ali

 GOAT stands for the Greatest of All-Time. It's like "Top Gun." We have made effort to find the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s.There were a lot of factors going into this, and I tried to do it scientifically, with weighted categories. But that just doesn't translate here. I had to do it by feel. You can agree or disagree, but here is my list. • Wrestling: Ric Flair Richard Morgan Fliehr born on 25 February 1949 at Memphis, Tennessee, United States, popularly known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. Regarded by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair had a career that spanned almost 40 years. the whole of WWE’s Attitude Era, it’s hard to place the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair as anything but professional wrestling’s GOAT. It’s not just that he’s been recognised by the WWE as a 16-time world heavyweight champion; it’s the era he did it in. Flair was one of the last champions who helped create talent by traveling to other territories in the country and challenging their best competitor; by the time he left, that person looked like a million bucks, even if they weren’t worth $0.99. Flair made the championships matter while exuding an expensive cool that set the standard for how a champion should dress, speak, and carry themselves. He was a god among men, and his influence has not only touched the world of pro wrestling. • Boxing: Mohammad Ali Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer born on 17 January 1942 at Louisville, Kentucky, United States. An activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century. Muhammad Ali is, pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer to ever live. Why? Because he was a fighter with the hand speed and dexterity of a lightweight boxer, the power of a heavyweight, and the mouth of a professional wrestler. At the tender age of 22, the Louisville Lip shocked the world when he beat heavy favorite Sonny Liston to become one of the youngest to ever hold the heavyweight crown. Ali continued to shock the world for most of his boxing career, notably when he joined the Nation of Islam shortly after conquering Liston before he was banned from boxing for three years after he refused to enter the Vietnam War draft. The United States government tried to take him down and six years after his ban was lifted, the kid from Kentucky was heavyweight champion again after taking down George Foreman in the legendary Rumble in the Jungle bout that almost killed both men. Like Michael Jordan in the NBA, all boxers are held to the lofty cultural standards that Ali set 50 years ago. •Tennis: Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player born on 26 September 1981 at Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Court. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. Since going pro in 1995, over two decades ago, Serena Williams has essentially owned the sport of tennis ever since. You could argue she’s the most dominant athlete—male or female—of any current sport, but that’s a debate for another day. Serena is not the greatest just because she has four Olympic gold medals. Or because of her 23 Grand Slam titles; she's the winningest major champion of the Open era. It’s also not just because she has an 80-percent win rate and has been No. 1 in the world for a total of 309 weeks—186 of which were consecutive. It’s that in terms of sheer talent, broadening the sport’s appeal, and yes, winning, it’s hard to argue that any player has impacted the game of tennis more than Serena. The sport is forever changed by her presence as well as her success. • Soccer: Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento born on started his professional football career born on 23 October 1940 at Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. at 15 he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labeled "the greatest" by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. and was named to the Brazilian national team at 16. On both occasions, he scored in his first match. Named to the 1958 World Cup team, he became the youngest player in World Cup history. He scored a hat trick against France in the semifinal, then two more against Sweden in the Final as Brazil won their first-ever World Cup. With do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, on the side, Brazil would go on to win two of the next three World Cups before he retired from international play. On the club side, Pelé spent 19 seasons with Brazilian club Santos, scoring an absurd 619 goals in 638 appearances, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. Then in his mid-30s, he scored 31 goals in 56 matches. No less a figure than Johan Cruyff stated “Pelé was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic.” •Baseball: Babe Ruth Babe" Ruth was an American professional baseball player born on 6 February 1895, at Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, the United States whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935. Since baseball, more than any other sport, is defined by numbers we’ll start there. And Babe Ruth’s, to put it succinctly, are stupid. The Sultan of Swat’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) stands at an astounding 183.7—Cy Young is second with 168.5. The Great Bambino is also the all-time leader in slugging percentage (.690) and OPS (1.164); he’s second in RBI (2,214) and on-base percentage (4.74); hit 60 home runs in 1927; 714 for his career; and may have single-handedly saved baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal. Let’s not forget the Colossus of Clout was also a damn good left-handed pitcher during his days with the Red Sox, going 3-0 in three World Series starts with a 0.87 ERA before the Yankees purchased him for $100,000 in 1920 and watched him become a living legend. Ruth would make the Yankees build a stadium in the Bronx because of his popularity, earn more money than the President of the United States at the time. •Basketball: Michael Jordan The legend was born on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. I am an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Six NBA Finals appearances, six titles, six MVPs. Whenever anyone questions Michael Jordan’s status as the greatest ever, it is usually this record that ends any arguments. Because, in other ways, other players can surpass Jordan. Bill Russell finished with more rings, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished with more points, and (sacrilege alert!) LeBron James might be a more dangerous all-around player. And, as James seeks his eighth straight Finals appearance, it can be debated that just getting to the Finals is an enormous accomplishment in and of itself. But what cannot be debated is that each time Jordan made the Finals, he not only won but was named MVP. Perfection.

Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer born on 17 January 1942 at Louisville, Kentucky, United States. An activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century.
Muhammad Ali is, pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer to ever live. Why? Because he was a fighter with the hand speed and dexterity of a lightweight boxer, the power of a heavyweight, and the mouth of a professional wrestler. At the tender age of 22, the Louisville Lip shocked the world when he beat heavy favorite Sonny Liston to become one of the youngest to ever hold the heavyweight crown. Ali continued to shock the world for most of his boxing career, notably when he joined the Nation of Islam shortly after conquering Liston before he was banned from boxing for three years after he refused to enter the Vietnam War draft. The United States government tried to take him down and six years after his ban was lifted, the kid from Kentucky was heavyweight champion again after taking down George Foreman in the legendary Rumble in the Jungle bout that almost killed both men. Like Michael Jordan in the NBA, all boxers are held to the lofty cultural standards that Ali set 50 years ago.

Tennis: Serena Williams

 GOAT stands for the Greatest of All-Time. It's like "Top Gun." We have made effort to find the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s.There were a lot of factors going into this, and I tried to do it scientifically, with weighted categories. But that just doesn't translate here. I had to do it by feel. You can agree or disagree, but here is my list. • Wrestling: Ric Flair Richard Morgan Fliehr born on 25 February 1949 at Memphis, Tennessee, United States, popularly known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. Regarded by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair had a career that spanned almost 40 years. the whole of WWE’s Attitude Era, it’s hard to place the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair as anything but professional wrestling’s GOAT. It’s not just that he’s been recognised by the WWE as a 16-time world heavyweight champion; it’s the era he did it in. Flair was one of the last champions who helped create talent by traveling to other territories in the country and challenging their best competitor; by the time he left, that person looked like a million bucks, even if they weren’t worth $0.99. Flair made the championships matter while exuding an expensive cool that set the standard for how a champion should dress, speak, and carry themselves. He was a god among men, and his influence has not only touched the world of pro wrestling. • Boxing: Mohammad Ali Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer born on 17 January 1942 at Louisville, Kentucky, United States. An activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century. Muhammad Ali is, pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer to ever live. Why? Because he was a fighter with the hand speed and dexterity of a lightweight boxer, the power of a heavyweight, and the mouth of a professional wrestler. At the tender age of 22, the Louisville Lip shocked the world when he beat heavy favorite Sonny Liston to become one of the youngest to ever hold the heavyweight crown. Ali continued to shock the world for most of his boxing career, notably when he joined the Nation of Islam shortly after conquering Liston before he was banned from boxing for three years after he refused to enter the Vietnam War draft. The United States government tried to take him down and six years after his ban was lifted, the kid from Kentucky was heavyweight champion again after taking down George Foreman in the legendary Rumble in the Jungle bout that almost killed both men. Like Michael Jordan in the NBA, all boxers are held to the lofty cultural standards that Ali set 50 years ago. •Tennis: Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player born on 26 September 1981 at Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Court. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. Since going pro in 1995, over two decades ago, Serena Williams has essentially owned the sport of tennis ever since. You could argue she’s the most dominant athlete—male or female—of any current sport, but that’s a debate for another day. Serena is not the greatest just because she has four Olympic gold medals. Or because of her 23 Grand Slam titles; she's the winningest major champion of the Open era. It’s also not just because she has an 80-percent win rate and has been No. 1 in the world for a total of 309 weeks—186 of which were consecutive. It’s that in terms of sheer talent, broadening the sport’s appeal, and yes, winning, it’s hard to argue that any player has impacted the game of tennis more than Serena. The sport is forever changed by her presence as well as her success. • Soccer: Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento born on started his professional football career born on 23 October 1940 at Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. at 15 he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labeled "the greatest" by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. and was named to the Brazilian national team at 16. On both occasions, he scored in his first match. Named to the 1958 World Cup team, he became the youngest player in World Cup history. He scored a hat trick against France in the semifinal, then two more against Sweden in the Final as Brazil won their first-ever World Cup. With do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, on the side, Brazil would go on to win two of the next three World Cups before he retired from international play. On the club side, Pelé spent 19 seasons with Brazilian club Santos, scoring an absurd 619 goals in 638 appearances, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. Then in his mid-30s, he scored 31 goals in 56 matches. No less a figure than Johan Cruyff stated “Pelé was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic.” •Baseball: Babe Ruth Babe" Ruth was an American professional baseball player born on 6 February 1895, at Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, the United States whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935. Since baseball, more than any other sport, is defined by numbers we’ll start there. And Babe Ruth’s, to put it succinctly, are stupid. The Sultan of Swat’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) stands at an astounding 183.7—Cy Young is second with 168.5. The Great Bambino is also the all-time leader in slugging percentage (.690) and OPS (1.164); he’s second in RBI (2,214) and on-base percentage (4.74); hit 60 home runs in 1927; 714 for his career; and may have single-handedly saved baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal. Let’s not forget the Colossus of Clout was also a damn good left-handed pitcher during his days with the Red Sox, going 3-0 in three World Series starts with a 0.87 ERA before the Yankees purchased him for $100,000 in 1920 and watched him become a living legend. Ruth would make the Yankees build a stadium in the Bronx because of his popularity, earn more money than the President of the United States at the time. •Basketball: Michael Jordan The legend was born on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. I am an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Six NBA Finals appearances, six titles, six MVPs. Whenever anyone questions Michael Jordan’s status as the greatest ever, it is usually this record that ends any arguments. Because, in other ways, other players can surpass Jordan. Bill Russell finished with more rings, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished with more points, and (sacrilege alert!) LeBron James might be a more dangerous all-around player. And, as James seeks his eighth straight Finals appearance, it can be debated that just getting to the Finals is an enormous accomplishment in and of itself. But what cannot be debated is that each time Jordan made the Finals, he not only won but was named MVP. Perfection.

Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player born on 26 September 1981 at Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Court. The Women’s Tennis Association ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017.
Since going pro in 1995, over two decades ago, Serena Williams has essentially owned the sport of tennis ever since. You could argue she’s the most dominant athlete—male or female—of any current sport, but that’s a debate for another day.

Serena is not the greatest just because she has four Olympic gold medals. Or because of her 23 Grand Slam titles; she’s the winningest major champion of the Open era. It’s also not just because she has an 80-percent win rate and has been No. 1 in the world for a total of 309 weeks—186 of which were consecutive.

It’s that in terms of sheer talent, broadening the sport’s appeal, and yes, winning, it’s hard to argue that any player has impacted the game of tennis more than Serena. The sport is forever changed by her presence as well as her success.

Soccer: Pele

 GOAT stands for the Greatest of All-Time. It's like "Top Gun." We have made effort to find the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s.There were a lot of factors going into this, and I tried to do it scientifically, with weighted categories. But that just doesn't translate here. I had to do it by feel. You can agree or disagree, but here is my list. • Wrestling: Ric Flair Richard Morgan Fliehr born on 25 February 1949 at Memphis, Tennessee, United States, popularly known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. Regarded by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair had a career that spanned almost 40 years. the whole of WWE’s Attitude Era, it’s hard to place the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair as anything but professional wrestling’s GOAT. It’s not just that he’s been recognised by the WWE as a 16-time world heavyweight champion; it’s the era he did it in. Flair was one of the last champions who helped create talent by traveling to other territories in the country and challenging their best competitor; by the time he left, that person looked like a million bucks, even if they weren’t worth $0.99. Flair made the championships matter while exuding an expensive cool that set the standard for how a champion should dress, speak, and carry themselves. He was a god among men, and his influence has not only touched the world of pro wrestling. • Boxing: Mohammad Ali Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer born on 17 January 1942 at Louisville, Kentucky, United States. An activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century. Muhammad Ali is, pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer to ever live. Why? Because he was a fighter with the hand speed and dexterity of a lightweight boxer, the power of a heavyweight, and the mouth of a professional wrestler. At the tender age of 22, the Louisville Lip shocked the world when he beat heavy favorite Sonny Liston to become one of the youngest to ever hold the heavyweight crown. Ali continued to shock the world for most of his boxing career, notably when he joined the Nation of Islam shortly after conquering Liston before he was banned from boxing for three years after he refused to enter the Vietnam War draft. The United States government tried to take him down and six years after his ban was lifted, the kid from Kentucky was heavyweight champion again after taking down George Foreman in the legendary Rumble in the Jungle bout that almost killed both men. Like Michael Jordan in the NBA, all boxers are held to the lofty cultural standards that Ali set 50 years ago. •Tennis: Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player born on 26 September 1981 at Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Court. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. Since going pro in 1995, over two decades ago, Serena Williams has essentially owned the sport of tennis ever since. You could argue she’s the most dominant athlete—male or female—of any current sport, but that’s a debate for another day. Serena is not the greatest just because she has four Olympic gold medals. Or because of her 23 Grand Slam titles; she's the winningest major champion of the Open era. It’s also not just because she has an 80-percent win rate and has been No. 1 in the world for a total of 309 weeks—186 of which were consecutive. It’s that in terms of sheer talent, broadening the sport’s appeal, and yes, winning, it’s hard to argue that any player has impacted the game of tennis more than Serena. The sport is forever changed by her presence as well as her success. • Soccer: Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento born on started his professional football career born on 23 October 1940 at Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. at 15 he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labeled "the greatest" by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. and was named to the Brazilian national team at 16. On both occasions, he scored in his first match. Named to the 1958 World Cup team, he became the youngest player in World Cup history. He scored a hat trick against France in the semifinal, then two more against Sweden in the Final as Brazil won their first-ever World Cup. With do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, on the side, Brazil would go on to win two of the next three World Cups before he retired from international play. On the club side, Pelé spent 19 seasons with Brazilian club Santos, scoring an absurd 619 goals in 638 appearances, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. Then in his mid-30s, he scored 31 goals in 56 matches. No less a figure than Johan Cruyff stated “Pelé was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic.” •Baseball: Babe Ruth Babe" Ruth was an American professional baseball player born on 6 February 1895, at Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, the United States whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935. Since baseball, more than any other sport, is defined by numbers we’ll start there. And Babe Ruth’s, to put it succinctly, are stupid. The Sultan of Swat’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) stands at an astounding 183.7—Cy Young is second with 168.5. The Great Bambino is also the all-time leader in slugging percentage (.690) and OPS (1.164); he’s second in RBI (2,214) and on-base percentage (4.74); hit 60 home runs in 1927; 714 for his career; and may have single-handedly saved baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal. Let’s not forget the Colossus of Clout was also a damn good left-handed pitcher during his days with the Red Sox, going 3-0 in three World Series starts with a 0.87 ERA before the Yankees purchased him for $100,000 in 1920 and watched him become a living legend. Ruth would make the Yankees build a stadium in the Bronx because of his popularity, earn more money than the President of the United States at the time. •Basketball: Michael Jordan The legend was born on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. I am an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Six NBA Finals appearances, six titles, six MVPs. Whenever anyone questions Michael Jordan’s status as the greatest ever, it is usually this record that ends any arguments. Because, in other ways, other players can surpass Jordan. Bill Russell finished with more rings, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished with more points, and (sacrilege alert!) LeBron James might be a more dangerous all-around player. And, as James seeks his eighth straight Finals appearance, it can be debated that just getting to the Finals is an enormous accomplishment in and of itself. But what cannot be debated is that each time Jordan made the Finals, he not only won but was named MVP. Perfection.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento born on started his professional football career born on 23 October 1940 at Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. at 15 he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labeled “the greatest” by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. and was named to the Brazilian national team at 16. On both occasions, he scored in his first match. Named to the 1958 World Cup team, he became the youngest player in World Cup history. He scored a hat trick against France in the semifinal, then two more against Sweden in the Final as Brazil won their first-ever World Cup. With do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, on the side, Brazil would go on to win two of the next three World Cups before he retired from international play. On the club side, Pelé spent 19 seasons with Brazilian club Santos, scoring an absurd 619 goals in 638 appearances, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. Then in his mid-30s, he scored 31 goals in 56 matches. No less a figure than Johan Cruyff stated “Pelé was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic.”

Baseball: Babe Ruth

 GOAT stands for the Greatest of All-Time. It's like "Top Gun." We have made effort to find the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s.There were a lot of factors going into this, and I tried to do it scientifically, with weighted categories. But that just doesn't translate here. I had to do it by feel. You can agree or disagree, but here is my list. • Wrestling: Ric Flair Richard Morgan Fliehr born on 25 February 1949 at Memphis, Tennessee, United States, popularly known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. Regarded by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair had a career that spanned almost 40 years. the whole of WWE’s Attitude Era, it’s hard to place the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair as anything but professional wrestling’s GOAT. It’s not just that he’s been recognised by the WWE as a 16-time world heavyweight champion; it’s the era he did it in. Flair was one of the last champions who helped create talent by traveling to other territories in the country and challenging their best competitor; by the time he left, that person looked like a million bucks, even if they weren’t worth $0.99. Flair made the championships matter while exuding an expensive cool that set the standard for how a champion should dress, speak, and carry themselves. He was a god among men, and his influence has not only touched the world of pro wrestling. • Boxing: Mohammad Ali Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer born on 17 January 1942 at Louisville, Kentucky, United States. An activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century. Muhammad Ali is, pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer to ever live. Why? Because he was a fighter with the hand speed and dexterity of a lightweight boxer, the power of a heavyweight, and the mouth of a professional wrestler. At the tender age of 22, the Louisville Lip shocked the world when he beat heavy favorite Sonny Liston to become one of the youngest to ever hold the heavyweight crown. Ali continued to shock the world for most of his boxing career, notably when he joined the Nation of Islam shortly after conquering Liston before he was banned from boxing for three years after he refused to enter the Vietnam War draft. The United States government tried to take him down and six years after his ban was lifted, the kid from Kentucky was heavyweight champion again after taking down George Foreman in the legendary Rumble in the Jungle bout that almost killed both men. Like Michael Jordan in the NBA, all boxers are held to the lofty cultural standards that Ali set 50 years ago. •Tennis: Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player born on 26 September 1981 at Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Court. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. Since going pro in 1995, over two decades ago, Serena Williams has essentially owned the sport of tennis ever since. You could argue she’s the most dominant athlete—male or female—of any current sport, but that’s a debate for another day. Serena is not the greatest just because she has four Olympic gold medals. Or because of her 23 Grand Slam titles; she's the winningest major champion of the Open era. It’s also not just because she has an 80-percent win rate and has been No. 1 in the world for a total of 309 weeks—186 of which were consecutive. It’s that in terms of sheer talent, broadening the sport’s appeal, and yes, winning, it’s hard to argue that any player has impacted the game of tennis more than Serena. The sport is forever changed by her presence as well as her success. • Soccer: Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento born on started his professional football career born on 23 October 1940 at Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. at 15 he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labeled "the greatest" by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. and was named to the Brazilian national team at 16. On both occasions, he scored in his first match. Named to the 1958 World Cup team, he became the youngest player in World Cup history. He scored a hat trick against France in the semifinal, then two more against Sweden in the Final as Brazil won their first-ever World Cup. With do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, on the side, Brazil would go on to win two of the next three World Cups before he retired from international play. On the club side, Pelé spent 19 seasons with Brazilian club Santos, scoring an absurd 619 goals in 638 appearances, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. Then in his mid-30s, he scored 31 goals in 56 matches. No less a figure than Johan Cruyff stated “Pelé was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic.” •Baseball: Babe Ruth Babe" Ruth was an American professional baseball player born on 6 February 1895, at Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, the United States whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935. Since baseball, more than any other sport, is defined by numbers we’ll start there. And Babe Ruth’s, to put it succinctly, are stupid. The Sultan of Swat’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) stands at an astounding 183.7—Cy Young is second with 168.5. The Great Bambino is also the all-time leader in slugging percentage (.690) and OPS (1.164); he’s second in RBI (2,214) and on-base percentage (4.74); hit 60 home runs in 1927; 714 for his career; and may have single-handedly saved baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal. Let’s not forget the Colossus of Clout was also a damn good left-handed pitcher during his days with the Red Sox, going 3-0 in three World Series starts with a 0.87 ERA before the Yankees purchased him for $100,000 in 1920 and watched him become a living legend. Ruth would make the Yankees build a stadium in the Bronx because of his popularity, earn more money than the President of the United States at the time. •Basketball: Michael Jordan The legend was born on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. I am an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Six NBA Finals appearances, six titles, six MVPs. Whenever anyone questions Michael Jordan’s status as the greatest ever, it is usually this record that ends any arguments. Because, in other ways, other players can surpass Jordan. Bill Russell finished with more rings, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished with more points, and (sacrilege alert!) LeBron James might be a more dangerous all-around player. And, as James seeks his eighth straight Finals appearance, it can be debated that just getting to the Finals is an enormous accomplishment in and of itself. But what cannot be debated is that each time Jordan made the Finals, he not only won but was named MVP. Perfection.

Babe” Ruth was an American professional baseball player born on 6 February 1895, at Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, the United States whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935.
Since baseball, more than any other sport, is defined by numbers we’ll start there. And Babe Ruth’s, to put it succinctly, are stupid. The Sultan of Swat’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) stands at an astounding 183.7—Cy Young is second with 168.5. The Great Bambino is also the all-time leader in slugging percentage (.690) and OPS (1.164); he’s second in RBI (2,214) and on-base percentage (4.74); hit 60 home runs in 1927; 714 for his career; and may have single-handedly saved baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal. Let’s not forget the Colossus of Clout was also a damn good left-handed pitcher during his days with the Red Sox, going 3-0 in three World Series starts with a 0.87 ERA before the Yankees purchased him for $100,000 in 1920 and watched him become a living legend. Ruth would make the Yankees build a stadium in the Bronx because of his popularity, earn more money than the President of the United States at the time.

Basketball: Michael Jordan

 GOAT stands for the Greatest of All-Time. It's like "Top Gun." We have made effort to find the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s.There were a lot of factors going into this, and I tried to do it scientifically, with weighted categories. But that just doesn't translate here. I had to do it by feel. You can agree or disagree, but here is my list. • Wrestling: Ric Flair Richard Morgan Fliehr born on 25 February 1949 at Memphis, Tennessee, United States, popularly known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler. Regarded by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair had a career that spanned almost 40 years. the whole of WWE’s Attitude Era, it’s hard to place the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair as anything but professional wrestling’s GOAT. It’s not just that he’s been recognised by the WWE as a 16-time world heavyweight champion; it’s the era he did it in. Flair was one of the last champions who helped create talent by traveling to other territories in the country and challenging their best competitor; by the time he left, that person looked like a million bucks, even if they weren’t worth $0.99. Flair made the championships matter while exuding an expensive cool that set the standard for how a champion should dress, speak, and carry themselves. He was a god among men, and his influence has not only touched the world of pro wrestling. • Boxing: Mohammad Ali Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer born on 17 January 1942 at Louisville, Kentucky, United States. An activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century. Muhammad Ali is, pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer to ever live. Why? Because he was a fighter with the hand speed and dexterity of a lightweight boxer, the power of a heavyweight, and the mouth of a professional wrestler. At the tender age of 22, the Louisville Lip shocked the world when he beat heavy favorite Sonny Liston to become one of the youngest to ever hold the heavyweight crown. Ali continued to shock the world for most of his boxing career, notably when he joined the Nation of Islam shortly after conquering Liston before he was banned from boxing for three years after he refused to enter the Vietnam War draft. The United States government tried to take him down and six years after his ban was lifted, the kid from Kentucky was heavyweight champion again after taking down George Foreman in the legendary Rumble in the Jungle bout that almost killed both men. Like Michael Jordan in the NBA, all boxers are held to the lofty cultural standards that Ali set 50 years ago. •Tennis: Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player born on 26 September 1981 at Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Court. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. Since going pro in 1995, over two decades ago, Serena Williams has essentially owned the sport of tennis ever since. You could argue she’s the most dominant athlete—male or female—of any current sport, but that’s a debate for another day. Serena is not the greatest just because she has four Olympic gold medals. Or because of her 23 Grand Slam titles; she's the winningest major champion of the Open era. It’s also not just because she has an 80-percent win rate and has been No. 1 in the world for a total of 309 weeks—186 of which were consecutive. It’s that in terms of sheer talent, broadening the sport’s appeal, and yes, winning, it’s hard to argue that any player has impacted the game of tennis more than Serena. The sport is forever changed by her presence as well as her success. • Soccer: Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento born on started his professional football career born on 23 October 1940 at Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. at 15 he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labeled "the greatest" by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. and was named to the Brazilian national team at 16. On both occasions, he scored in his first match. Named to the 1958 World Cup team, he became the youngest player in World Cup history. He scored a hat trick against France in the semifinal, then two more against Sweden in the Final as Brazil won their first-ever World Cup. With do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, on the side, Brazil would go on to win two of the next three World Cups before he retired from international play. On the club side, Pelé spent 19 seasons with Brazilian club Santos, scoring an absurd 619 goals in 638 appearances, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos of the NASL. Then in his mid-30s, he scored 31 goals in 56 matches. No less a figure than Johan Cruyff stated “Pelé was the only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic.” •Baseball: Babe Ruth Babe" Ruth was an American professional baseball player born on 6 February 1895, at Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, the United States whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935. Since baseball, more than any other sport, is defined by numbers we’ll start there. And Babe Ruth’s, to put it succinctly, are stupid. The Sultan of Swat’s career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) stands at an astounding 183.7—Cy Young is second with 168.5. The Great Bambino is also the all-time leader in slugging percentage (.690) and OPS (1.164); he’s second in RBI (2,214) and on-base percentage (4.74); hit 60 home runs in 1927; 714 for his career; and may have single-handedly saved baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal. Let’s not forget the Colossus of Clout was also a damn good left-handed pitcher during his days with the Red Sox, going 3-0 in three World Series starts with a 0.87 ERA before the Yankees purchased him for $100,000 in 1920 and watched him become a living legend. Ruth would make the Yankees build a stadium in the Bronx because of his popularity, earn more money than the President of the United States at the time. •Basketball: Michael Jordan The legend was born on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. I am an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Six NBA Finals appearances, six titles, six MVPs. Whenever anyone questions Michael Jordan’s status as the greatest ever, it is usually this record that ends any arguments. Because, in other ways, other players can surpass Jordan. Bill Russell finished with more rings, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished with more points, and (sacrilege alert!) LeBron James might be a more dangerous all-around player. And, as James seeks his eighth straight Finals appearance, it can be debated that just getting to the Finals is an enormous accomplishment in and of itself. But what cannot be debated is that each time Jordan made the Finals, he not only won but was named MVP. Perfection.

The legend was born on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. I am an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Six NBA Finals appearances, six titles, six MVPs. Whenever anyone questions Michael Jordan’s status as the greatest ever, it is usually this record that ends any arguments. Because, in other ways, other players can surpass Jordan. Bill Russell finished with more rings, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished with more points, and (sacrilege alert!) LeBron James might be a more dangerous all-around player. And, as James seeks his eighth straight Finals appearance, it can be debated that just getting to the Finals is an enormous accomplishment in and of itself. But what cannot be debated is that each time Jordan made the Finals, he not only won but was named MVP. Perfection.

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