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Fox Sports Radio Ranks the Top 20 Athletes of the Past 20 Years


Fox Sports Radio Ranks the Top 20 Athletes of the Past 20 Years

(Rankings at Bottom of Page) To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Fox Sports Radio, the network compiled a list of the ‘Top 20 Athletes of the Past 20 Years’, as voted upon by a team of 30 FSR hosts, anchors, and producers, and dubbed as its '20 in 20' countdown.

The criteria included such qualifiers the likes of championship pedigree, dominance, longevity, their lasting impact on the game, and to what level they transcended their sport.

Beginning on November 24th, FSR hosts Chris Broussard and Rob Parker incrementally released the rankings in groups every Tuesday on ‘The Odd Couple’ radio show, with athletes #20 through #16 dropping Nov. 24, athletes #16 through #11 on Dec. 1, athletes #10 through #6 on Dec. 8, athletes #4 and #5 on Dec. 15, and culminating with the top 3 being featured on Thursday, Dec. 17.

The team of FSR hosts, anchors, and producers was tasked with narrowing down a list of 60 athletes all the way down to 20.

Such list included both male and female athletes in ALL individual and team sports around the world.

Here was the list of candidates:

Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, Lindsey Vonn, Katie Ledecky, Apolo Ohno, Marit Bjorgen, Shaun White, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Ladainian Tomlinson, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Mike Trout, Barry Bonds, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, Mariano Rivera, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Steph Curry, Lisa Leslie, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Marta, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Jimmie Johnson, Lewis Hamilton, Georges St. Pierre, Jon 'Bones' Jones, Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Amanda Nunes.

Take a look at the full countdown below.

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Sidney Crosby
Barry Bonds
Jimmie Johnson
Mariano Rivera
Steph Curry
Shaquille O'Neal
Simone Biles
Tim Duncan
Cristiano Ronaldo
Peyton Manning
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Lionel Messi
Roger Federer
Usian Bolt
Kobe Bryant
Serena Williams
Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
LeBron James
Tom Brady