2 Jonah Lomu(Rugby Player)
Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player whose dominance on the field had a huge impact on the game. Considered the first global superstar of rugby, Jonah Lomu proved to be a crowd-puller. In 2007, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.
3 Steven Adams(Basketball player)
4 Sonny Bill Williams(Boxer, Rugby Player)
Sonny Bill Williams is a New Zealand boxer. Interestingly, he played professional rugby union and rugby league before turning his attention towards boxing. A very successful sportsperson, Williams has won several Rugby World Cups. He also represented New Zealand as a rugby player at the 2016 Olympics.
5 Mark Hunt(Mixed martial artist)
6 Kane Williamson(Cricketer)
7 Ben Stokes(Cricketer)
8 Bruce McLaren(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)
9 Richie McCaw(Rugby player)
10 Valerie Adams(Shot Putter)
11 Dakota Kai(Wrestler)
12 Brendon McCullum(Cricketer)
13 Joseph Parker(Boxer)
14 Dan Carter(Rugby player)
15 Aaron Finch(Cricketer)
16 Burt Munro(Motorcycle Racer)
New Zealand motorcyclist Burt Munro made three world records, traveling in his Indian motorcycle from New Zealand to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the U.S., and the one made in 1967 still remains unbroken. The 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian, based on his life, featured Anthony Hopkins as Munro.
17 Beauden Barrett(Rugby union player first five-eighth, fullback position)
18 Richard Hadlee(Cricketer)
19 David Tua(Professional boxer)
20 Martin Crowe(One of the New Zealand’s Greatest Batsmen)
21 Martin Guptill(Cricketer)
22 Trent Boult(Cricketer)
23 Scott Dixon(Racecar driver)
24 Lydia Ko(World's youngest LPGA tour winner who took the Women's Open at Ienbee Park, Canada, at 15 years of age)
25 Kalyn Ponga(Rugby Player)
Kalyn Ponga is a rugby league footballer who represents the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League (NRL). A multi-skilled sportsperson, Kalyn Ponga played several sports, including soccer, hockey, touch football, golf, and rugby union before becoming a professional rugby league footballer. He even won the under-13 national golf championship in 2010, representing New Zealand.
26 Brett Lee(Cricketer)
Brett Lee is an Australian former cricket player best known for his ability to bowl fast. In 2003, Lee played a prominent role in Australia winning the ICC Cricket World Cup. Widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of his generation, Lee finished his One Day International and Test career after having picked 380 and 310 wickets, respectively.
27 Brendon Hartley(Racecar driver)
28 Daniel Vettori(Former all-rounder cricketer)
29 Julian Savea(Rugby Union Player)
30 Kieran Read(Rugby union player)
31 Ajaz Patel(Cricketer known as slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler)
32 Tim Southee(Cricketer)
33 Quade Cooper(Rugby union player)
New Zealand-born Australian rugby player Quade Cooper is also a talented boxer. While he has represented the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels, he now plays for the Japanese rugby team Kintetsu Liners. In late 2021, he expressed he was hurt to have to withdraw from the Europe tour of the Wallabies.
34 Ross Taylor(Cricket Batsman)
35 Sarpreet Singh(Footballer attacking midfielder)
36 Dylan Hartley(Rugby union player)
Dylan Hartley is a former rugby union player who played for Northampton Saints for most part of his career. He was also an important member of the England national rugby union team, captaining the side from 2016 to 2018. As captain, Hartley led his side to a 3–0 series win against the Australian side in the 2016 Cook Cup.