I don't deny any of that, but you are either completely ignoring my point or you don't understand it. The point is, these lists are NOT about who can run the fastest or jump the highest etc etc... They are about who is most accomplished, and in order to "get votes" if you were to hypothetically do a worldwide poll, it's basically about which sport is most popular worldwide, and that would be soccer/football. It's a narrow view yes, and I don't exactly agree with it, but that's the way it is. Popularity and accomplishments are what these "lists" are about.