The Argentine has his own religion in Argentina...but is even more famous for his "hand of God".
The 'King' Pele is considered by many to be the greatest footballer ever.
If you can fly then surely you deserve to be a celestial body. Go on then Michael!
Muhammad Ali proclaimed himself to be "the greatest" but for us his naturistic abilities of birds and bees gets him into the deity pack.
Jamaican, Usain Bolt is adored around the world and known for his god-like lightning-bolt stance. Truly the current King of Speed.
Joe Montana has 4 SuperBowl rings and will long live as the king of the San Francisco 49ers.
Irving "Magic" Jonhson of the Lakers
Manning is the Denver god to that of Joe Montana
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Michael Phelps must have lots of Atlético Madrid worshippers as his Neptunian powers amazed us through his career.
Roger Federer, tennis Grand Slam god
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Babe Ruth, the baseball Hall of Famer that will never be forgotten.
Larry Bird, the white basketball god of the Boston Celtics.
Miguel Indurain, the spanish cyclist who was king of the roads
Hugo Sánchez, remains a god in Mexico
Eclipsing Maradona was never going to be easy but this god of football is still performing miracles.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, the true king to his many, many disciples.
Javier Hernández or Chicharito also goes by the name "ChichaDios"...so how could we leave him out!
Michael Schumacher, one of the most recent gods of the world of Formula 1.
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Carl Lewis amazed fans around the world with his athletisism and grace.
Johan Cruyff, it is perhaps timely that we include this legend in our list. The true god of total football.