2019 ESPY Award Winners

ESPN's ESPY Awards are a highlight on the summer sports calendar. Over the years, the event has provided countless memorable moments and speeches. 


This year's award winners are a diverse and inspiring group of athletes. They are poised to become the biggest names in sports for speaking engagements, appearances and endorsements. 

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Soccer star Alex Morgan is USA’s it girl.  A former collegiate All-American, Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, and finalist for the FIFA World Player of the Year, Morgan i...

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Alexander Ovechkin is the captain of the Washington Capitals and one of the top stars in the National Hockey League.  Ovechkin is a five time All-Star and three time NHL MVP.  Known for his attacking...

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Bill Russell is a retired former professional basketball player and coach. Bill is most famous for his time playing for the Boston Celtics where he became an integral part of the Celtics dynasty durin...

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Breanna Stewart was born August 27, 1994 and is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Stewart was the first overal...

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Brooke Henderson is one of the top golfers in the world.  She became the youngest winner ever of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in 2016.  Henderson was also the second-youngest woman to ever win a...

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Brooks Koepka is one of the top golfers in the world today. Koepka is best known for winning the 2017 and 2019 U.S. Open and the 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship. With those victories, he became the fir...

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Chloe Kim is one of the top young snowboarders in the world. She was a four-time Winter X Games medalist. She first came on to the scene by winning the silver Winter X Games medal in SuperPipe. Kim ha...

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Christian Yelich is expected to be a foundational piece of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise for years to come.  The Marlins showed tremendous faith by signing the then 23-year-old Yelich to a seven-yea...

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Daniel Cormier is a UFC veteran and one of the greatest heavyweight fighters in the organization's history. Cormier was the second fighter to ever hold belts in two weight classes simultaneously and t...

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When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hoisted his son in his arms and watched the confetti rain down after leading his team to a Super Bowl win in 2009 it was the culmination of everything he...

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In 2013 the Milwaukee Bucks selected Greek hoops star Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Growing up the Nigerian immigrant dreamt of playing professional basketball, an...

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Jim Calhoun is the former head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut and one of the greatest coaches of all-time.  Calhoun won three national championships and his teams played in four Fin...

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Kyle Busch is a racing phenom. At age 16 he began competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and went on to earn a spot as a development driver for Hendrick Motorsports on the ARCA RE/MAX Series....

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Lionel Messi was born and raised in Argentina and played his youth club soccer on Newell’s Old Boys from 1995 to 2000 and with Barcelona from 2000 to 2003. After seeing time on Barcelona’s...

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Nyjah Huston is one of the most successful skateboarders in the world today. Huston is a five-time champion of the Street Skateboarding League. He has collected more prize money than anyone in skatebo...

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The Kansas City Chiefs selected Patrick Mahomes with the tenth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Mahomes put up huge numbers as the starting quarterback at Texas Tech for two seasons. As a junior, h...

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Rob Mendez's story is simply incredible. He was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, which prevented his limbs to develop when he was an embryo. Despite living his entire life without arms and legs, he be...

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Currently the 2nd ranked tennis player in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals, Roger Federer is regarded as one of the best, if not the best, male tennis players of all time. The Swis...

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Joe Anoa段, better known by his ring name of Roman Reigns, was a professional wrestler as well as a former professional football player. Anoa段 played football for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and...

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Sam Kerr is a star soccer player who captains the Australian national team. She also plays for the Perth Glory in the Australian W-League and the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL. Kerr is the NWSL's all-...

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2nd overall pick for the New York Giants in the 2018 NFL draft, Saquon Barkley was born February 7, 1997 and is the future of the Big Blue in New York. He played college football at Penn State for thr...

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Serena Williams first captured the world No. 1 tennis ranking in 2002 and has since gone on to win 23 Grand Slam championships, including seven Australian Opens, three French Opens, five Wimbledon cha...

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Zion Williamson was the top overall pick of the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft. Williamson was one of the great one-and-done players in college basketball history. Williamson starred for D...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the captain of the Swedish national team and is his country’s all-time leading scorer.  He currently competes for Paris Saint-Germain and is a two-time Ligue 1 Player...