Despite it's seeming irrelevance in the grand scheme of life, arguably nothing in the world has the power to bring people together quite like sport.

Whether it's the World Cup, the Olympic Games or the Superbowl, there is just something about elite sporting competition that has a profound and lasting impact across the globe.

While there is obviously a plethora of hugely-talented individuals who make sport the worldwide phenomenon that it is today, there are unquestionably those that stand far above their peers in their respective fields.

Here, GMS selects the 10 most-talented sportsmen that the planet has to offer.

In the interest of fairness, we have selected athletes from a range of different sports and limited our selections to one player from each sport.

Please leave your comments on our selections in the box provided below. Do you agree that these are the most talented sporting stars on Earth?

Who else do you think merits inclusion on such an esteemed list?

Click through the pages to see our choices...

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Football
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