Interested in Sport bow down in respect to the Legends.
His distinctive style of grimacing, head-rolling running style became famous, never more so than the 52 Olympics in Helsinki, where he topped off the 5k and 10k golds with his first marathon a couple of days later and won. Zatopek was unbeaten at 10k between 48 and 54, and he broke 18 world records.
With 20 major championship wins to his name, the man who came to be known as the “Golden Bear” is acknowledged as the most successful golfer in history. He displaced Arnold Palmer as the world’s top player in the 1960s, winning his last US Open in 1986, 24 years after his first.
Brazil Football Team 1970
Brazil became the first country to win three World Cup titles in 1970, Their team is often described as the best ever to walk the planet. With Carlos Alberto, winger Jairzinho, and the legendary Pele up front. Mario Zagallo’s side beat Italy 4-1 in the World Cup final.
Spain Football Team 2008-2012
In the world’s most competitive sport, Spain won three consecutive major trophies, the 2008 and 2012 Euros with the small matter of the 2010 World Cup sandwiched in between. Not only did they win but they won in style and by creating a new footballing method: the high-tempo, short passing ‘tiki-taka.’
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”.
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.
Boston Celtics Basketball Team 1957- 1969
The Celtics claimed 11 of 13 NBA championships (including eight straight between 1959-1966) in this remarkable era, leaving their opponents green with envy. While the cigar smoking Auerbach drew up the plays, the great Bill Russell was the main man on court, supported by slick dribbling Bob Cousy and sweet shooting John Havlicek.
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 only player to win the Grand Slam twice, first as an amateur in 1962, then as a professional in 1969. The greatest-ever left-hander was also undefeated in the four successive Wimbledon tournaments he contested in 1961, 1962, 1968 and 1969. “The Rocket” with the effectiveness of his serve, with its kick and placement, was unmatched […]
New York Yankees Baseball Team 47-62
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.
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.
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.
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.