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ESPN's Official Ranking of the Greatest Fictional Athletes in Movie History

"WHO IS THE BEST FICTIONAL ATHLETE IN MOVIE HISTORY? It's a question that demanded an answer. To find it, we pitted the best of all time against one another in a knockout tournament until there was one athlete left standing. We began by canvassing staff across ESPN for nominations for our 32-athlete field. Remember, we're talking fictional athletes here, so no Rudys or Gippers or anyone who ever shook down the thunder from the sky in real life. We included player-managers but not characters who were exclusively coaching at the time their movies took place, such as Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid." We did allow nonhumans, though, because you try telling Air Bud fans we banned him from this exercise. Our field quickly took shape. The athletes were rated in three categories: inspiration, athletic excellence, and quality of movie. Our overall winner ended up being quite a knockout" - espn.com
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Rocky Balboa, "Rocky" (1976)
Rocky Balboa, "Rocky" (1976)
2
Dottie Hinson, "A League of Their Own" (1992)
Dottie Hinson, "A League of Their Own" (1992)
3
Roy Hobbs, "The Natural" (1984)
Roy Hobbs, "The Natural" (1984)
4
Ivan Drago, "Rocky IV" (1985)
Ivan Drago, "Rocky IV" (1985)
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5
Apollo Creed, "Rocky II" (1979)
Apollo Creed, "Rocky II" (1979)
6
Crash Davis, "Bull Durham" (1988)
Crash Davis, "Bull Durham" (1988)
7
Jesus Shuttlesworth, "He Got Game" (1998)
Jesus Shuttlesworth, "He Got Game" (1998)
8
Happy Gilmore, "Happy Gilmore" (1996)
Happy Gilmore, "Happy Gilmore" (1996)
9
Adonis Creed, "Creed" (2015)
Adonis Creed, "Creed" (2015)
10
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez, "The Sandlot" (1993)
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez, "The Sandlot" (1993)
11
Monica Wright, "Love and Basketball" (2000)
Monica Wright, "Love and Basketball" (2000)
12
Maggie Fitzgerald, "Million Dollar Baby" (2004)
Maggie Fitzgerald, "Million Dollar Baby" (2004)
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13
Jimmy Chitwood, "Hoosiers" (1986)
Jimmy Chitwood, "Hoosiers" (1986)
14
Daniel Larusso, "The Karate Kid" (1984)
Daniel Larusso, "The Karate Kid" (1984)
15
Jess Bhrama, "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002)
Jess Bhrama, "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002)
16
Isis, "Bring It On" (2000)
Isis, "Bring It On" (2000)
17
Ricky Bobby, "Talladega Nights" (2006)
Ricky Bobby, "Talladega Nights" (2006)
18
Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, "Major League" (1989)
Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, "Major League" (1989)
19
Sidney Deane, "White Men Can't Jump" (1992)
Sidney Deane, "White Men Can't Jump" (1992)
20
Willie Mays Hayes, "Major League" (1989)
Willie Mays Hayes, "Major League" (1989)
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21
Forrest Gump, "Forrest Gump" (1994)
Forrest Gump, "Forrest Gump" (1994)
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Pedro Cerrano, "Major League" (1989)
Pedro Cerrano, "Major League" (1989)
23
Billy Hoyle, "White Men Can't Jump" (1992)
Billy Hoyle, "White Men Can't Jump" (1992)
24
Reggie Dunlop, "Slap Shot" (1977)
Reggie Dunlop, "Slap Shot" (1977)
25
Willie Beamen, "Any Given Sunday" (1999)
Willie Beamen, "Any Given Sunday" (1999)
26
Scott Howard, "Teen Wolf" (1985)
Scott Howard, "Teen Wolf" (1985)
27
Paul Crewe, "The Longest Yard" (1974)
Paul Crewe, "The Longest Yard" (1974)
28
Amanda Whurlitzer, "The Bad News Bears" (1976)
Amanda Whurlitzer, "The Bad News Bears" (1976)
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29
Air Bud, "Air Bud" (1997)
Air Bud, "Air Bud" (1997)
30
Adam Banks, "The Mighty Ducks" (1992)
Adam Banks, "The Mighty Ducks" (1992)
31
Dean Youngblood, "Youngblood" (1986)
Dean Youngblood, "Youngblood" (1986)
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Neon Boudeaux, "Blue Chips" (1994)
Neon Boudeaux, "Blue Chips" (1994)
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