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Top 50 Most Overrated Athletes in History Judged by Fans

by Nebojša Vujinović

We live in a strange world, where being rated is becoming everything. Those who are under the most scrutiny are the athletes. They are over compared to their teammates, rivals, sportsmen of the past, and the cycle never ends. One can never be too good in the eyes of the fans. But, there are exceptions, where people start believing that certain athletes are valued more than they deserve.

As we said, fans and pundits alike have their opinions on everything. So we decide to dig deep into their belief of who’s worth more than their results deserve. This is going to be a long list, so be sure to stroll all the way down, as some of the names might surprise you. We’re not going easy on anyone, and the number of sports we’re about to cover is also immense. Take a look at our list of the top 50 most overrated athletes in the history of sports. This is just our opinion, so be free to leave your critique in the comments.

50. Brett Favre (NFL)

Source: cbssports.com

49. Ricky Hatton (boxing)

Source: independent.co.uk

48. Floyd Mayweather (boxing)

Source: pinterest.com

47. Reggie Bush (NFL)

Source: nfl.com

46. Michael Vick (NFL)

Source: nbcsports.com

45. Michael Sam (NFL)

Source: sportscasting.com

44. Wilt Chamberlain (basketball)

Source: basketballnetwork.net

43. Antoine Walker (basketball)

Source: soaringdownsouth.com

42. Lionel Messi (football)

Source :dailyadvent.com

41. Yao Ming (basketball)

Source: olympics.com

40. Allen Iverson (basketball)

Source: opencourt-basketball.com

39. Tony Romo (NFL)

Source: deseret.com

38. Tim Duncan (basketball)

Source: ftw.usatoday.com

37. Tim Tebow (NFL/baseball)

Source: bleacherreport.com

36. Sidney Crosby (ice hockey)

Source: thecomeback.com

35. Vince Carter (basketball)

Source: sportsnet.ca

34. Muhammad Ali (boxing)

Source: sportingnews.com

33. LaMarcus Aldridge (basketball)

Source: sbnation.com

32. Manny Ramirez (NFL)

Source: nfl.com

31. Peyton Manning (NFL)

Source: cbssports.com

30. Barry Bonds (baseball)

Source: theundefeated.com

29. Tom Brady (NFL)

Source: nbcnews.com

28. Klay Thompson (basketball)

Source: theathletic.com

27. Dirk Nowitzki (basketball)

Source: dw.com

26. John Cena (WWE)

Source: bleacherreport.com

25. Randy Moss (NFL)

Source: theundefeated.com

24. Johnny Manziel (NFL)

Source: si.com

23. Cam Newton (NFL)

Source: theathletic.com

22. Emmitt Smith (NFL)

Source: insidethestar.com

21. Tiger Woods (golf)

Source: pgatour.com

20. Russell Wilson (NFL)

Source: nytimes.com

19. Alex Rodriguez (baseball)

Source: si.com

18. Michael Jordan (basketball)

Source: csq.com

17. Manny Pacquiao (boxing)

Source: cbssports.com

16. Stephen Curry (basketball)

Source: goldenstateofmind.com

15. Ronaldinho (football)

Source: freepressjournal.in

14. Mike Tyson (boxing)

Source: mmafighting.com

13. Joe Namath (NFL)

Source: al.com

12. Danica Patrick (motor sports)

Source: ftw.usatoday.com

11. Babe Ruth (baseball)

Source: thoughtco.com

10. Cristiano Ronaldo (football)

Source: insider.com

9. LeBron James (basketball)

Source: marca.com

8. Scottie Pippen (basketball)

Source: nba.com

7. Terrell Owens (NFL)

Source: sbnation.com

6. Kobe Bryant (basketball)

Source: capradio.org

5. Eli Manning (NFL)

Source: si.com

4. Pele (football)

Source: pinterest.com

3. Shaquille O’Neal (basketball)

Source: youtube.com

2. Michelle Wie (golf)

Source: golfchannel.com

1. David Beckham (football)

Source: www.bbc.com