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Pubity Sports names greatest athletes of all time; Here's a look at top 5 GOATs

Various parameters need to be considered to fairly judge a player/athlete for inclusion in this category of greatest athletes of all time.

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Mathew K
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Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo (Source: Twitter)

Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo (Source: Twitter)

Who is the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) is a never-ending debate among fans in all sports/athletics. No matter which sport you look at, there are multiple answers to this question, as the world has witnessed amazing individuals who have graced their field over the years. One has to consider various parameters to fairly evaluate a player/athlete for inclusion in this category.

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Impact on the sport, impact on his/her team, individual accomplishments, consistency and the level of competition faced are some of the important factors to consider while making such a list. Moreover, their sportsmanship and impact on people or society should also be assessed.

Pubity Sports, a popular media/news company, conducted this analysis and picked the 10 greatest athletes of all time. In this article, we take a look at the 5 greatest athletes of all time according to Pubity Sports. 

5. Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli's work ethic, incredible athleticism and passion towards the game made him one of the greatest cricketers of all time. The 35-year-old has been leading the Indian batting unit for over a decade. His never-give-up attitude, exceptional talent and consistency have helped him achieve and break many world records. Often compared to Cristiano Ronaldo in cricket, Kohli is one of the fittest athletes and can easily top the list of cricketers in this regard.

2. Michael Jordan

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American businessman and former professional basketball player Michael Jeffrey Jordan is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. His unparalleled on-court skills, scoring prowess, athleticism and competitive spirit made him a sporting icon. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and also earned numerous MVP awards. He is also one of the most popular and influential athlete in the world. 

3. Muhammad Ali

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Today's generation may be surprised to see this boxing legend in the list. Nicknamed "the Greatest", Muhammad Ali is one of the most influential athletes of the 20th century. He is regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Ali is known for his lightning-fast footwork, unorthodox style. The American professional held the Ring magazine heavyweight title from 1964 to 1970. 

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lional Messi is the GOAT in football has been debated for a long time, but Pubity has come up with their answer. Seeing the Portuguese superstar at No. 2, you probably already know who's on top. Ronaldo has won multiple league titles in England, Spain and Italy and UEFA Champions League trophies. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is 38 years old, but he is still one of the best athletes in the world - a key part of his success. His work ethic, leadership skills, exceptional athleticism and goal scoring prowess sets him apart. Enjoying over 600 million followers on Instagram, there is no doubt about his influence.

1. Lionel Messi

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At the age of 35, Messi has achieved his biggest dream – the 2022 FIFA World Cup – and almost won the GOAT debate. The Argentine icon led his team to glory in Qatar and also won Golden Ball, the best player award. The legendary footballer has won the Ballon d'Or a record eight times. Despite all these on-field achievements, Messi as a human being is admired by billions around the world. He is a role model for many and will inspire generations to come.

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