Dominance in sports is rare, as it is hard to be so much better than so many elite athletes to reach that status. Even more difficult to achieve is the ability to be considered one of the most dominant of all time. That kind of excellence requires a player to not just be better than everyone in their sport, but to be better than everyone in all sports. These three athletes, in particular, transcend their own sports and are rightfully considered among the greatest of all-time.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
In the modern era of soccer, there are so many stars concentrated across Europe thanks to all of the money in the sport at that level. So for Real Madrid and Portugal great Cristiano Ronaldo to have the success that he has had is even more impressive than when someone in a previous era has done it. His performances in the Champions League especially have been incredible, with his regular goal scoring against the best clubs in the world making him arguably the greatest of all time in the sport.
Perhaps the best way to tell just how great Ronaldo has been is the fact that Lionel Messi has been rumored as being jealous of the Madrid legend. And with Real Madrid outperforming Barcelona in yet another Champions League in 2018, it would be understandable as to why Messi felt the way he was reported to feel.
2. Michael Jordan
On the basketball court, it seemed like Michael Jordan could do anything he wanted. His ability to score from the perimeter, at the basket, and everywhere in between made him unguardable in an era of the NBA where players were not as athletic as they are in the present. But, no matter when Jordan played, he was going to score in bunches and is thought of as the greatest in the history of the sport because of it.
Jordan was as sure a bet as can be during his playing career, especially in the playoffs. His six straight NBA championships as a member of the Chicago Bulls, in two separate threepeats, helped Bulls backers clean up on an annual basis. Of course, some tried to back his opponents in the NBA Finals, but backing teams like the Utah Jazz and Seattle Supersonics was unsuccessful at the end of each season.
Of course, betting on the NBA and other sports is easier than ever now, so bettors can back the next generation of star players. Bettors can place wagers from virtually anywhere thanks to the ability to place bets on mobile devices with the use of sports betting apps. Even finding an app that is compatible with your device is easy, thanks to sites like bettingappsforandroid.com. That way, all you have to worry about is finding the next Michael Jordan to back.
1. Floyd Mayweather
While his current focus may be on fighting in the UFC, Floyd Mayweather has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest athletes of all-time. His 50-0 career record is unbelievable, with some of those wins coming against the biggest names in boxing like Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez, among others. His fighting style was often controversial, as he relied on defense and counter-punching, but it was always enough to get him the victory.
There was not a better defensive fighter in the history of the sport than Mayweather, who was always able to wriggle out of tight quarters to avoid getting hit. In a sport where getting hit is inevitable, Mayweather’s ability to keep from doing so makes him one of the greatest athletes ever.