When you think of American football, one of the biggest names that would be the first to come to mind would be Tom Brady. Just recently, Brady once again broke the records of NFL history when he led his franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to its second-ever NFL championship win when they successfully bagged the Super Bowl 55. Brady ended the season not only winning the Super Bowl but also being hailed as the season’s MVP.
Brady led the Buccaneers to a landslide 31-9 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, ending all of their dreams for the year’s Super Bowl. This win marked Brady’s seventh Super Bowl overall. This means that he holds more Super Bowls under his name than any other franchise in the league’s history so far. This makes him a valuable name even in the 2021 NFL mock draft, as any franchise who would have him under their umbrella is automatically seen as a strong powerhouse. Other record-breaking achievements of Tom Brady include being the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, and being the only player so far to have five MVP trophies.
With all of these in mind, it is no longer a wonder that a lot of people consider Brady to be the GOAT (greatest of all time) of American football. If he is the one for this sport, who are the other athletes considered to be the best or the greatest in their respective sports?
Get to know some of them below.
Soccer, or known to most of the world as football, is the most popular sport in the world. It is the biggest not only in terms of the number of viewership, the revenue it rakes in, and even in the amount of money it attracts when it comes to sports betting.
When it comes to the GOAT for soccer, there is a long-running debate on who it could be. There are many great players, but Lionel Messi is considered by a lot to be on the top. He is the highest-paid football player and is one of the highest-paid athletes of all-time. He has countless awards and titles under his name and had led his team, Barcelona, to ten La Liga championships. He has won the Copa Del Rey a total of six times and UEFA Champions League titles.
Some may argue that Jack Nicklaus holds the most number of major championships won by a single golfer, but no one can deny that when you mention golf, Tiger Woods is the name that you think of.
Throughout his career, Woods had shown power and dominance in his sport so much that even those who are not fans of golf have known his name. His name has become synonymous with the sport itself. He had countless tours under his belt, sponsorships, movie and TV cameos, and even video games based on him and his career as a golfer.
Michael Jordan is considered by a lot of people as the GOAT of basketball, and no one will oppose that. However, it is still an undeniable fact that LeBron James is coming in close, and considering that the end of his career is not yet over, he may very well be the next GOAT of basketball.
Serena Williams as the best women’s tennis player now is debatable, as she is only, in fact, considered the top 11th in the list currently active players. However, if one would talk about records, this is where she would surely win.
Serena, at 39, had more than 50 championships under her name, including Grand Slams, Australian Opens, Wimbledon, US opens, and French Opens.