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The method I use to identify the 10 all time best athletes is a very simple.
From the Top 10 lists in the yearly statistics (Men 1891-2004, Women 1921-2004), the athlete
in the first position receives 10 points, the athlete in the second position receives 9 points
and so on down to the tenth position.
Athlete with the most points is the best.
The same method is applied to Olympic Games, World Championships, and European Championships.
The athlete in the first place receives 10 points, the athlete in the second place
receives 9 points and so on down to the tenth place.
Top 10 Yearly Statistics
Points Years
Javier Sotomayor  CUB  132  1984-2001
Mutaz Essa Barshim  QAT  98  2010-2021
Cornelius Leahy  IRL  84  1898-1910
Ni Chih-Chin  CHN  80  1961-1973
Stefan Holm  SWE  79  1998-2008
Dwight Stones  USA  78  1972-1984
Patrik Sjöberg  SWE  66  1983-1996
Ivan Ukhov  RUS  64  2005-2018
Yaroslav Rybakov  RUS  60  2000-2011
David Albritton  USA  60  1935-1948
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Mutaz Essa Barshim  QAT  27   
Patrik Sjöberg  SWE  26   
Lajos Gönczy  HUN  24   
Stefan Holm  SWE  24   
Dwight Stones  USA  23   
Stig Pettersson  SWE  20   
Valeriy Brumel  URS  19   
Cornelius Leahy  GBR  19   
Jacek Wszola  POL  19   
Javier Sotomayor  CUB  19   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Mutaz Essa Barshim  QAT  50   
Javier Sotomayor  CUB  45   
Yaroslav Rybakov  RUS  37   
Mark Boswell  CAN  28   
Stefan Holm  SWE  26   
Arthur Partyka  POL  26   
Jaroslav Bába  CZE  26   
Troy Kemp  BAH  22   
Vyacheslav Voronin  RUS  22   
10  Donald Thomas  BAH  20   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Dietmar Mögenburg  FRG  24   
Gianmarco Tamberi  ITA  21   
Stefan Holm  SWE  21   
Jaroslav Bába  CZE  20   
Istvan Major  HUN  20   
Robbie Grabarz  GBR  19   
Arthur Partyka  POL  19   
Kalevi Kotkas  FIN  19   
Kestutis Sapka  URS  19   
Alan Paterson  GBR  19