Top 10 Biggest and Massive Athletes in The World

High-performing athletes have the motivation and aspiration to perform better daily. They are patient and don’t lose hope when working on their skills and goals. There are many athletes around the world who are known to be the largest in the world.

Top 10 List of the largest Athletes of All Time

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1) Michael Jeffrey Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is one of the most known former professional basketball players. He was born on 17th February 1963. Michael Jordan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his freshman year, he made the winning basket against Georgetown in the 1982 national championship game. Jordan was given the title of the College Player of the Year in both his sophomore and junior years. He left North Carolina after his junior year. In 1984, Jordan was recruited by the Chicago Bulls. As a professional in his first season, he headed the league in scoring and was called the Rookie of the Year. Jordan was called the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) five times. He was also called the Defensive Player of the year in 1988.

Michael Jeffrey Jordan currently owns and is the chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is considered to be one of the largest athletes in the world.

2) Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is Jamaican a retired Jamaican sprinter. He was born on 21st August 1986. He has won gold medals in the 100 meters and 200-meter races in an extraordinary three straight Olympic Games and is broadly considered the greatest sprinter of all time.

He became the first man after American Carl Lewis in 1984, in the 2008 Olympic Games to win the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 400 meters relay in a single Olympics. He is the first-ever to set world records in all three events. At the 2009 world championships, Bolt crushed his 100-meter record, winning the event final in 9.58 sec. After four days, Bolt broke his 200-meter record by the same 0.11-sec margin to win a second gold medal at the world championships.

He retired from athletics after the 2017 world championships, in which he won a bronze medal in the 100-meter sprint and finished in eighth place as a member of the four × 100-meter relay team after injuring a hamstring during the final. Bolt is amongst the largest athlete of all time.

3) Roger Federer

Roger Federer is a Swiss Tennis player, dominating the sport in the 21st century with his extraordinary versatile gameplay.  He was born on 8th August 1981. He started playing tennis when he was 8. He became Switzerland’s junior champion at the age of 14.

In the year 1998, he secured the Wimbledon junior singles championship. He was awarded the Orange Brown tournament crown in Miami. In 1999, Federer made his debut on the Swiss Davis Cup team and became the youngest tennis player to end the year among the world’s top 100 finishing that season at 64th rank. He won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Roger Federer was ranked 6th in the world. He won his first Grand Slam tournament title in 2003.

He sustained to be the best tennis player in 2006 by securing 12 titles and making it to the finals in all but one tournament. He won his 10th Grand Slam Title in 2007. Later, he continued to win many titles in the following years and is known to be one of the largest athletes in the world.  He is one of the best tennis players in the world.

4) Muhammad Ali

Muhammed Ali, earlier known as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was an American professional heavyweight champion boxer. He was born on 17th January 1942. He started his training in boxing at the age of 12. He was the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship on three separate events.

He was given the title of BBC Sports Personality World Sport Star of the Year In 1973, 1974, and 1978. He won the Gold Medal in the Light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics. He was the youngest boxer to overthrow a leading heavyweight champion. Muhammad Ali died on 3rd June 2016 due to a respiratory issue. He was one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

5) Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Douglas Gretzky is one of the greatest ice hockey players according to the Top 100 NHL Player of All-time by NHL. He is also one of the largest athletes of all time. He is a former Canadian ice hockey player born on 26th January 1961. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy nine times. He won the Art Ross Trophy scoring championship ten times. The Lady Byng Trophy was secured by him four times and the Conn Smythe Trophy twice.

Gretzky played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. He was given the nickname “the Great One” for his huge contribution to ice hockey history. He is the highest point scorer and has more assists than any other player in NHL.

6) Serena Williams

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Serena Williams is an American Professional Tennis Player, one of the largest female athletes of all time, who transformed women’s tennis players with her influential style of play. She was born on 26th September 1981 in Michigan. She learned tennis from her father on public courts and turned into a professional in 1995. She has won 23 Grand Slam Singles titles than any other woman or man during the open era.

Serena, with her sibling Venus (one of the largest female athletes), won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles and three doubles gold medals at the Olympics.

7) Pele

Pele is a Brazilian Football (Soccer Player), in the list of the largest athletes of all time, is considered to be the greatest player in the history of the game. He was born on 23rd October 1940. He is known as the all-time leading goal scorer for Brazil, with 77 goals in 92 games. He won three FIFA World Cups during his international career. He won the title, Athlete of the Century, in 1999. He was considered the top goal scorer in Copa America in 1959. He entered the Soccer Hall of Fame in 1993.

8) Eva Hrdinova

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Eva Hrdinova is the tallest female tennis player in the world, with a height of 6ft 3 inches. She is from the Czech Republic, born on 15th June 1984. She attained her best singles ranking of 168 on 14th April 2008. She has secured three singles and 19 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She is considered to be one of the largest female athletes in the world.

9) Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is an American former swimmer. He was born on 30th June 1985. He is one of the most successful and most adorned Olympians of all time. He has won a total of 28 Olympic Gold medals, three silver medals, and two bronze medals. He is one of the most accomplished athletes and is considered to be on the peak list of the largest athletes in the world. He has secured more Olympic Medals, World Championships, US National Titles, and world records than any other swimmer in the world.

10) LeBron James

LeBron James is an American basketball player who is extensively known as the greatest all-around player of all time. He was born on 30th December 1984. He won National Basketball Association (NBA) championships with the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He gained National attention as the top high school basketball player in the country.


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