The Greatest Athlete To Wear #10 is Pele.
A number of notable #10’s-in soccer- aka football- Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Robert Baggio… and Diego Maradona. It was hard picking between Pele and Maradona for ‘the greatest #10″ There are those who say Maradona was just as great a player as Pele but that because of his off the field problems they don’t want to give him the publicity that Pele has received. The tie breaker for me is Pele- a great ambassador to the game and what his playing with the New York Cosmos did for soccer in America.
In baseball- Chipper Jones, Johnny Mize, Lefty Grove, Andre Dawson, Ron Cey, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Santo, Rusty Staub, Lloyd Waner and managers Sparky Anderson and Tony LaRussa.
In football Fran Tarkenton.
In basketball- Bob Love, Norm Nixon, Mo Checks, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Tim Hardaway, The Worm Dennis Rodman and Jo Jo White.
Hockey greats who wore #10- Sly Apps, George Armstrong, Pavel Bure, Alex Delvecchio, Ronnie Francis, Dale Hawerchuk and the greatest hockey #10 Guy Lefleur.
The Greatest Athlete To Wear #10 is the great Pele. He was voted the Football Player of the Century. He scored an amazing 1281 goals in 1363 games. He is the only player to have three World Cup Championships. At the end of his career he came to and conquered America with the New York Cosmos.