From Michael Jordan to Muhammad Ali to Tom Brady to whoever's doing well at the moment. We've heard and read people calling them 'The GOAT' and that distinction continues to gain traction as social media expands.

We've heard 'The GOAT debate', put together 'GOAT rankings', and some people have even taken that word out of the sports context, going as far as to call their parents, friends, pets, or whatever the GOAT.

So, if you're having trouble keeping up with this trend and don't actually know what the GOAT stands for, don't worry! We've got you covered and we'll explain it to you plain and simple in the following paragraphs.

What Does The GOAT Stand For?

Well, chances are that you've already managed to find this out on your own if you take a look at the context. Judging by the notable characters and athletes people refer to as the GOAT, you already know that it's good.

The GOAT stands for more than just a lovely farm animal. It actually means the Greatest Of All Time, which means the people that refer to an athlete as such believes that he's the undisputed number one.


That also helps explains why all of a sudden goats have become one of the most popular emojis on social media, mostly used next to little fires, 100s, and crowns. Well, now you know why.


Who's The GOAT?

Needless to say, this is purely subjective. There isn't a defined criterion to say who's the undisputed GOAT in any sport, and chances are that you'll never get 5 people to agree on who should carry that distinction.


Michael Jordan or LeBron James, Tom Brady or Joe Montana, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. From the NBA to MLB, NFL, boxing, and pretty much every single sport, people are likely to have more than one GOAT. So tell me, who's your pick?