Definition of GOAT

What does the term "G.O.A.T" mean in the world of sports? What is meant by the term "GOAT"?

In photo: Michael Jordan is the definition of GOAT - The Greatest Of All Time (basketball player).In sports, the term "GOAT" is an acronym that stands for:



You've likely heard the term GOAT used to describe the likes of Michael Jordan, Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky, just to name a few.

Michael Jordan is the best basketball player of all time, which is why he has been given the nickname, "The GOAT".

Wayne Gretzky owns practically every record there is to own in the NHL, which is why he is considered the GOAT in the hockey world.

Tom Brady, with his seven Super Bowl rings, is considered the Greatest of All Time by many in the NFL.


The term "G.O.A.T" really began to enter the vernacular back in the early 2000s, and many people attribute the rise in popularity of the term to a LL Cool J album that was released in 2000 that was titled G.O.A.T.