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Sportspedia 100 – Year 2020

The Sportspedia 100 - Year 2020

The Class of 2020 of the 100 best sportspeople in the world competed in 39 sports and hail from 34 countries, from every permanently inhabited continent.

Some sports and groups of sports were totally absent due to a total or partial shutdown during the pandemic, and some sportspeople did not compete at all due to travel limits.

Nevertheless, the Class of 2020 saw several historical milestones being achieved and extended. Feel free to click on each photo to know more about these individuals. You can also consult the full list with pictures here.

Revised Edition: On May 22, 2021 we discovered two numerical mistakes in our scoring that have now been corrected directly affecting the following the following results -and by consequence, some others:

1.-Several Bayern München players had not been accounted for some of the team’s records during the season. Some had. This has been corrected, only adjudicating them records in the tournaments where these players participated at least as part of the bench.

2.-There was a scoring mistake in one of Ørjan Larsen’s cells: he had correctly been scored the points for being the most successful Age of Empires Players of all time however this number had not been factored by the number of years the Age of Empires series has existed competitively. The score has now been corrected with a change of about 8 points.

We apologize for these mistakes!

RankSportspersonSportNation 1PointsSex
1LeBron JamesBasketballUnited States of America88.49125275Male
2Novak DjokovicTennisSerbia87.43717896Male
3Antoni BouMotorcyclingSpain85.9605Male
4Rafael NadalTennisSpain84.61905724Male
5Francesco FriedrichBobsleighGermany82.83221331Male
6Sue BirdBasketballUnited States of America82.19891071Female
7Hakuhō ShōSumoJapan80.67886755Male
8Lewis HamiltonAutomobilismEngland, United Kingdom77.41102941Male
9Tom BradyAmerican FootballUnited States of America76.95625Male
10Ireen WüstIce SkatingNetherlands76.16811786Female
11Mo FarahAthleticsEngland, United Kingdom75.59731429Male
12Amélie Wenger-ReymondSkiingSwitzerland75.58122321Female
13Ronnie O’SullivanCue sportsEngland, United Kingdom75.53315Male
14Roger FedererTennisSwitzerland75.11135714Male
15Sven KramerIce SkatingNetherlands74.19311786Male
16Mikaël KingsburySkiingCanada73.195025Male
17Cristiano RonaldoAssociation FootballPortugal72.97857143Male
18Kane WaselenchukRacquetballCanada72.803Male
19Isabell WerthEquestrianGermany72.20021429Female
20Allyson FelixAthleticsUnited States of America72.10374286Female
21Sarah StoreyPara CyclingEngland, United Kingdom71.94402911Female
22Paola Longoria LópezRacquetballMéxico71.84409211Female
23Frankie DettoriHorse RacingItaly71.03892857Male
24Martina SáblíkováIce SkatingCzechia70.78311786Female
25Jon JonesMixed Martial ArtsUnited States of America70.5633Male
26Shingo KuniedaWheelchair TennisJapan70.4466Male
27Shane HendrixsonEsportsUnited States of America70.25811951Male
28Jason BelmonteBowlingAustralia69.35671429Male
29Reginald BamfordCroquetRepublic of South Africa69.30204071Male
30Serena WIlliamsTennisUnited States of America68.82492437Female
31Mathew FraserCrossfitUnited States of America68.820559Male
32Therese JohaugSkiingNorway67.7361817Female
33Adolfo CambiasoPoloArgentina67.58107143Male
34Pavel AndreevTriathlonRussian Federation66.93226607Male
35Sébastien OgierAutomobilismFrance66.77125Male
36Nikola KarabatićHandballFrance66.72792857Male
37Lionel MessiAssociation FootballArgentina66.34107143Male
38Ørjan LarsenEsportsNorway66.31690809Male
39Mike SmithHorse RacingUnited States of America66.26392857Male
40Ben AinslieSailingEngland, United Kingdom65.42267857Male
41Mathieu van der PoelCyclingNetherlands65.18478985Male
42Marie BochetPara SkiingFrance65.16742786Female
43Reanne EvansCue sportsEngland, United Kingdom65.03551643Female
44Khabib NurmagomedovMixed Martial ArtsRussian Federation64.9008Male
45Felix LochLugeGermany64.79612143Male
46Manuel NeuerAssociation FootballGermany64.76607143Male
47Emma BristowMotorcyclingEngland, United Kingdom64.20731786Female
48Boyd ExellEquestrianAustralia64.12266786Male
49Tia-Clair ToomeyCrossfitAustralia64.050559Female
50Robert LewandowskiAssociation FootballPoland63.96607143Male
51Amanda NunesMixed Martial ArtsBrazil63.93508571Female
52Saúl Álvarez BarragánBoxingMéxico63.53508571Male
53Clarisse AgbegnenouJudoFrance63.36071429Female
54Diede de GrootWheelchair TennisNetherlands63.2416Female
55Dylan AlcottWheelchair TennisAustralia63.11052157Male
56John VelázquezHorse RacingPuerto Rico63.08473502Male
57Thomas MüllerAssociation FootballGermany63.00535714Male
58Joshua KimmichAssociation FootballGermany62.86607143Male
59Diana TaurasiBasketballUnited States of America62.85845617Female
60Mike BryanTennisUnited States of America62.82207143Male
61Thorsten MargisBobsleighGermany62.69481071Male
62Brian McKeeverPara SkiingCanada62.672785Male
63Tiger WoodsGolfUnited States of America62.58153571Male
64Julien IngrassiaAutomobilismFrance62.47125Male
65Scott DixonAutomobilismNew Zealand62.4375Male
66Magnus CarlsenChessNorway62.22511343Male
67Karsten WarholmAthleticsNorway62.15964286Male
68Carl-Antoni CloutierEsportsCanada62.1213308Male
69Yui KamijiWheelchair TennisJapan62.11988054Female
70Lucy EjikePara PowerliftingNigeria61.95337893Female
71Katie TaylorBoxingIreland61.69177857Female
72Kinglsey ComanAssociation FootballFrance61.56607143Male
73Esteban Gaubeka MendizabalBasque PelotaSpain61.50022143Male
74Martins DukursSkeletonLatvia61.48989643Male
75Thomas ChareyreMotorcyclingFrance61.43253571Male
76Kristian NergaardSailingNorway61.33973571Male
77Alphonso DaviesAssociation FootballCanada61.2667143Male
78Peter GilchristCue sportsSingapore61.10812143Male
79Johannes Høsflot KlæboSkiingNorway61.0533724Male
80Armel Le Cléac’hSailingFrance61.02375Male
81Christian TaylorAthleticsUnited States of America60.91624286Male
82Serge GnabryAssociation FootballGermany60.79299451Male
83Jonathan ReaMotorcyclingNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom60.73207143Male
84Robert FulfordCroquetEngland, United Kingdom60.59542643Male
85Michael van GerwenDartsNetherlands60.55978135Male
86David AlabaAssociation FootballAustria60.49299451Male
87Anna van der BreggenCyclingNetherlands60.46492143Female
88Leon GoretzkaAssociation FootballGermany60.3667143Male
89Alex MarshallBowlsScotland, United Kingdom60.22424286Male
90Jérôme BoatengAssociation FootballGermany60.0667143Male
91Corentin TolissoAssociation FootballFrance59.76607143Male
92Teddy RinerJudoGuadeloupe, France59.72321429Male
93Iñaki Osa GoikoetxeaBasque PelotaSpain59.6801139Male
94Bob BryanTennisUnited States of America59.52207143Male
95Timothy CheruiyotAthleticsKenya59.47624286Male
96David WagnerWheelchair TennisUnited States of America59.3866Male
97Niklas SüleAssociation FootballGermany59.26152597Male
98Meg LanningCricketAustralia59.03741107Male
99Javier MartínezAssociation FootballSpain58.91607143Male
100Benjamin PavardAssociation FootballFrance58.86607143Male
101Joshua CheptegeiAthleticsUganda58.40124286Male
102Valentina ShevchenkoMixed Martial ArtsKyrgyzstan and Perú58.3891Female
103Noah LylesAthleticsUnited States of America58.34964286Male
104Cédric SorhaindoHandballFrance58.33154202Male
105Daniil IvanovMotorcyclingRussian Federation57.37076429Male
106Javier UrrizaBasque PelotaSpain57.30522143Male
107Jarl Magnus RiiberSkiingNorway56.933275Male
108Thiago AlcântaraAssociation FootballSpain56.92970779Male
109Ibeth Zamora SilvaBoxingMéxico56.85526429Female
110Stipe MiocicMixed Martial ArtsUnited States of America56.4633Male

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