Throughout the years, there come several players that have been blessed with extraordinary talents.
This slide show will take a look at some of the best Roman Catholic athletes in several sports who embody their faith's values.
Through their everyday actions, most of these players see God in all things.
The soccer prodigy is close to his faith, according to the people close to him.
As Ronaldinho is Brazilian, this revelation should come as no surprise. Catholicism is very popular in the South American country.
There have been photos snapped of him praying before a game, and he has said in interviews that he prays before most games and asks God for help.
Pele speaks about his Catholic faith in his autobiography.
According to his book, his baptism is one of his fondest memories. And when he was young, he was able to meet several popes.
Just like Ronaldinho, his family's presence in Brazil had an impact on how strong Catholicism was in his life.
98 percent of the Argentina, Portugal, and Mexico's national soccer team
Miller lays near the top of the list of Top 10 Greatest Catholic Athletes.
His brother and him were very close to Catholicism growing up, and Reggie Miller was always one hell of a basketball player.
It may stir up debate whether he deserves a spot on this slide show, because he might have been breaking one of the 10 Commandments.
Miller was known to have been a flirt to married women. "Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife," C'mon Reggie!
Jim Thorpe was the best all-around great American athlete. He had skills for just about any sport.
Thorpe was an Olympian who grew up in a Catholic family and was baptized when he was very young. He definitely deserves to top the list of Greatest Catholic Athlete Ever.
He has been called one of the NFL's most devout followers.
When he made his first retirement from the NFL, he accredited his strong Catholic faith as the root of his success and his wife's road to beating cancer.
He also went against abortion due to his faith and saved a baby, but also strengthened his marriage.
Catholic.org admires Favre and his work with the Catholic community.
*Joe Montana would have made this list, if it wasn't for his three marriages. Too much of a party boy.
Bob and Brian Greise
Roger Federer is tennis' best player since Roger Federer. The guy is out to shatter tons of records.
In an interview, he spoke about his faith and how important Catholicism is to his success.
He has met Pope Benedict XVI and has said, on meeting the Pope that, "It was great an honor."
He has also said, regarding religion, "I guess I am in the spiritual way not in practicing way, but I used to go to mass when I was younger."
Rafael Nadal would make the list of one of the best Catholic athletes except for the fact that he says he doesn't practice it.
He met the Pope. He goes to mass. He was married in a Catholic Church. He was blessed with great talent. He is considered a champion of his faith. Simply put, Mike Piazza is a saint.
The guy is the perfect role model for kids and serves as an excellent example to Catholicism at its finest.
Notable Baseball Catholics:
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez
Regardless of what you believe or where you place your faith, just know, there is always someone pulling and rooting for you.
Believe in yourself and others will to. Practice makes permanent, so practicing a person's faith and belief is important.