21 Biggest Athletes in Sports History


The biggest athletes in sports history are those that have that unique combination of extraordinary height and weight. Taking those two factors into consideration, we’ve created a list that isn’t exclusive to the tall or the heavy alone.


This list of 21 spans the biggest individuals in several different sports including tennis, baseball, football, weightlifting, boxing, wrestling, and basketball. Some athletes will stand out for their weight more than their height and vice versa, but they are all imposing and intriguing. Let the countdown of the most massive in sports history begin!