Top 10 Greatest Australian Athletes Of All Time

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10. Mark Ella

Greatest Australian Athletes
#10 Australia’s Finest Athletes of all time

Mark Ella was asked by rookie half-back Nick Farr-Jones before the 1984 Grand Slam tour, “Where do you want me to pass the ball?”. The mercurial one replied, “Just throw it, I’ll catch it”. That typified Ella, the most instinctive and intuitive footballer of any code I have ever seen. So instinctive he sometimes couldn’t even remember what he did after the game, it was so natural. He played only 25 Tests, and retired at 25, a huge loss to the 15-man code when he was at his peak. There’s never been anyone since who could remotely match him.

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  • Horatio1313

    It is really drawing a long bow to place Ken Rosewall above both Laver and Margaret Court. In fact to even include him in the list does an injustice to at least half-a-dozen or so swimmers who would make a list of the top 20. There are so many other sports, let alone sports stars, which/whom would go close to making this list. The first choice in this list is the only one which is non-negotiable!

  • Georgia Partridge

    The most successful Australia athlete is not even on this list! How can you be so stupid two words DAVID FOSTER