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King’s 12 singles and 16 doubles Majors in the 1960s and ’70s scarcely tell the whole story. She was an agitator when tennis was run by men for men, founding the WTA and battling to be taken seriously. In 1973 Billie won the Battle of the Sexes against former world No.1 Bobby Riggs.
He dominated the 500cc Grand Prix grids throughout the 1990s. The only thing that could beat Doohan would eventually be one thing – injury. During his accumulation of five consecutive World Championships (’94-98) . Those that know, say the bike was unrideable. Mick Doohan could ride it.
The greatest cricketer of them all. His famous 99.94 average was proven that no sportsman anywhere in the world has ever been statistically so far ahead of the pack. He passed 200, 12 times in Test cricket, scored 100 or more 29 times in his 80 Test innings, and 117 times in just 338 first-class knocks.
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The ‘Bronx Bombers’ qualified for 13 of 16 World Series’ and won 10 of them. Catcher Yogi Berra has a ring for every finger as a member of all 10 titles while fellow baseball greats Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle were also huge components of the dynasty.
Ronnie O’Sullivan OBE
One of the most successful snooker players in the sport, he is regarded as the most naturally gifted player in snooker history. He is also noted for his mercurial temperament and for his ambivalent relationship with the sport. Has been World number 1 and at present has won 5 World Championships. Legend.
All-American girl Evans with her distintive windmill stroke and fantastic endurance set world records that stood for years. In 87, age 15, she broke the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle marks, and went on to win three golds in Seoul The most impressive was the 800m time, which lasted 19 years and 4 Games.
The measure of a man is often the effect he has on others. The death of Senna in 1994 brought to an abrupt halt a career of huge success, genius and controversy. He was renowned for his fast laps, mastery of the wet and his charisma. The 3 time world champion’s absence is still felt.
6ft 9in and 220lb, Russell earned the reputation as the sport’s greatest player in a 13-year career which saw him help Boston Celtics to 11 NBA Championships. Known as “The Ghost” for his uncanny ability to rise up and block his opponents’ shots. He is the silhouette on the NBA logo as well.
Sir Stanley Matthews
The Wizard of the Dribble employed his devastating body swerve to good effect at the top level for more than 30 years, playing for Stoke at 50. Famously and finally won an FA Cup winner’s medal for Blackpool in 1953, in a match now known as “The Matthews final”.
Sir Ian Botham
Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain. He was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well known by his nickname “Beefy”. He was made a knight in recognition of his services to charity.
During the past decades of African dominance in distance running, Gebrselassie stands out, with his bouncy running style, and habit of winning races by huge margins while breaking practically every world record possible for him. His massive medal haul includes two Olympic 10,000m golds. He also broke the Marathon World Record as well.
Alfredo di Stefano
The Pele-Maradona- Messi – Ronaldo argument may rage forever, but to some Alfredo is the greatest all-round footballer. The Argentine won five European Cups in a row with Real Madrid during the 1950s, helping European football become the powerhouse it now is but never played in a World Cup, though.