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Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Oct 1 2019, 10:34 AM



Welcome to the World Cup of Sportspeople! With the Women's Football World Cup in full swing just finished and the Men's World Cup being a resounding success last year, we'll be following on with a tournament, not of countries, but of the sports-men and women themselves. This contest is designed to select the greatest sportspeople from each continent through a number of rounds, selecting the best of the best, and pitting them together to show who we really think is the best sportsperson of them all!

We've reached the Final!!! (at long last). There are 50 sportspeople left in play, and it's time to find out which one will be crowned winner of our World Cup. Here are the rules.

- You can vote for as many sportspeople as you want. If you only want to vote for one that's fine, if you want to rank all 50 that's also fine.
- However, the number of points you will allocate depends on the number of sportspeople you vote for. For example, if you only vote for 10 people, your #1 will receive 10 points. If you vote for all 50, your #1 will receive 50 points. This is so that people who rank more people aren't putting their higher votes at a disadvantage.
- Each sportsperson has been given a short description of their major achievements to make it easier for you to make up your mind. There is also a list in the first post without the descriptions/flags
- The winners of each head-to-head will advance through to the Final, whilst the losers will be eliminated.

The Finalists
Muhammad Ali (USA - Boxing - Won 56 out of 61 fights, won Gold at the 1960 Olympics)
Franz Beckenbauer (Germany - Football - Captained Germany to a World Cup victory in 1974, European Footballer of the Year twice)
Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia - Athletics - World Record holder for 5000m and 10,000m, most successful runner in World Cross Country Championships with a total of 10 titles)
George Best (Northern Ireland - Football - Scored 207 goals in 586 games, regarded as one of the greatest players of all time)
Usain Bolt (Jamaica - Athletics - 8 Olympic golds, 11 World Championships golds)
Bjorn Borg (Sweden - Tennis - Won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, 64 career titles)
Ian Botham (England - Cricket - Held World Record for most Test wickets)
Don Bradman (Australia - Cricket - Test batting average of 99.94, cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman)
Bobby Charlton (England - Football - Held record for England's most capped player, held record for England's all-time top scorer)
Johann Cruyff (Netherlands - Football - Won Ballon d'Or three times, received Golden Ball of 1974 World Cup where he captained the Netherlands to the Final))
Frankie Dettori (Italy - Horse Racing - Rode more than 500 winners, rode all 7 winners on Ascot British Champions' Day 1996)
Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia - Athletics - 5000m outdoors World Record holder, won three Olympic golds and five World Championship golds)
Novak Djokovic (Serbia - Tennis - Won Wimbledon 5 times, US Open 3 times, French Open once and Australian Open 7 times)
Chris Evert (USA - Tennis - Won 18 Grand Slam titles, 157 career titles)
Eusebio (Portugal - Football - Scored 733 goals in 745 matches, won Ballon d'Or in 1965, won Portugese League 11 times with Benfica)
Mo Farah (England - Athletics - Won four Olympic golds and 6 European Championship golds)
Roger Federer (Switzerland - Tennis - Won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, 120 career titles)
Garrincha (Brazil - Football - Led Brazil to 1962 World Cup victory, first player to win the Golden Boot, Golden Ball and World Cup in the same tournament)
Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia - Athletics - won two Olympic golds and four World Championships, broke 61 Ethiopian National Records)
Steffi Graf (Germany - Tennis - Won 22 Grand Slam singles titles)
Lewis Hamilton (England - Formula One - Won five Championships and 80 Grand Prix races)
Thierry Henry (France - Football - Arsenal's all-time leading scorer, won two League Cups and one Premier League title with Arsenal and 1998 World Cup with France)
Chris Hoy (Scotland - Cycling - 6 Olympic golds, 11 World Championship golds)
Laura Kenny (Trott) (England - Track Cycling - 4 Olympic Golds, 7 World Championship Golds, 12 European Championship golds)
Brian Lara (Trinidad and Tobago - Cricket - Holds record for highest individual score in first-class cricket, shares Test record of highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match)
Carl Lewis (USA - Athletics - 9 Olympic golds, 8 World Championship golds)
Jonah Lomu (New Zealand - Rugby - Scored 37 international tries, 63 caps)
Lionel Messi (Argentina - Football - Won Ballon D'Or a record 5 times, won a club-record 34 trophies with Barcelona, most goals ever in La Liga)
Bobby Moore (England - Football - Won Footballer of the Year in 1964, captained England to World Cup victory in 1966)
Rafael Nadal (Spain - Tennis - 18 Grand Slam wins, 82 career titles)
Martina Navaratilova (USA - Tennis - Won 18 Grand Slam singles and 31 Grand Slam doubles titles, 168 Singles career titles and 186 Doubles titles)
Jack Nicklaus (USA - Golf - Won 18 Major Championships, 73 PGA Tour wins)
Jesse Owens (USA - Athletics - Won four Golds at the 1936 Olympics)
Pele (Brazil - Football - Scored 650 goals in 694 League matches, won three World Cups, all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil)
Manny Pacquiao (Philippines - Boxing - Won 61 of 70 fights, eight-division world champion)
Michael Phelps (USA - Swimming - Won 23 Olympic golds, 27 World Championship golds)
Alain Prost (France - Formula One - Won four Championships, 51 Grand Prix wins)
Steve Redgrave (England - Rowing - Won five Olympic golds and 9 Wold Championships)
Ronaldinho (Brazil - Football - Won Player of the Year twice and Ballon d'Or once, won La Liga twice and Champions' League once with Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal - Football - Won Ballon d'Or 5 times, won Premier League 3 times and La Liga twice)
David Rudisha (Kenya - Athletics - 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, two time World Champion and World Record holder in the 800m)
Pete Sampras (USA - Tennis - Won 14 Grand Slam titles, 64 career titles)
Michael Schumacher (Germany - Formula One - Won 7 Championships and a record 91 Grand Prix races)
Aryton Senna (Brazil - Motor Racing - Won three Championships, 41 Grand Prix wins)
Garfield Sobers (Barbados - Cricket - Captained the West Indies from 1965 to 1972, considered to be cricket's greatest all-rounder)
Mark Spitz (USA - Swimming - Nine Olympic golds, 5 Pan American golds)
Sachin Tendulkar (India - Cricket - Ranked as second greatest Test batsman of all time, won 2011 World Cup with India)
Bradley Wiggins (England - Cycling - Won Tour de France in 2012, won 5 Olympic golds)
Serena Williams (USA - Tennis - Won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, won 72 career titles)
Zinedine Zidane (France - Football - Won World Cup and Euros with France, won 1998 Ballon d'Or)

Since there are so many people here, I'm giving you two weeks for this - so the deadline is 13th October 23:59. Happy voting!

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Oct 1 2019, 10:34 AM

Copy-paste list:
Muhammad Ali
Franz Beckenbauer
Kenenisa Bekele
George Best
Usain Bolt
Bjorn Borg
Ian Botham
Don Bradman
Bobby Charlton
Johann Cruyff
Frankie Dettori
Tirunesh Dibaba
Novak Djokovic
Chris Evert
Eusebio
Mo Farah
Roger Federer
Garrincha
Haile Gebrselassie
Steffi Graf
Lewis Hamilton
Thierry Henry
Chris Hoy
Laura Kenny
Brian Lara
Carl Lewis
Jonah Lomu
Lionel Messi
Bobby Moore
Rafael Nadal
Martina Navaratilova
Jack Nicklaus
Jesse Owens
Pele
Manny Pacquiao
Michael Phelps
Alain Prost
Steve Redgrave
Ronaldinho
Cristiano Ronaldo
David Rudisha
Pete Sampras
Michael Schumacher
Aryton Senna
Garfield Sobers
Mark Spitz
Sachin Tendulkar
Bradley Wiggins
Serena Williams
Zinedine Zidane

Posted by: King Rollo Oct 1 2019, 12:33 PM

That's a really great list of 50 people we've ended up with. I will have to give some thought to my vote.

Posted by: Mack. Oct 4 2019, 11:37 AM

We have:

Footballer- 13
Tennis Player- 9
Athlete- 8
Cricketer- 5
F1 Drivers- 4
Cyclist- 3
Boxer- 2
Swimmer- 2
Jockey- 1
Rugby Player- 1
Golfer- 1
Rower- 1

Posted by: PeteFromLeeds Oct 5 2019, 08:26 PM

+50 Pele
+49 Usain Bolt
+48 Haile Gebrselassie
+47 Don Bradman
+46 Eusebio
+45 Steffi Graf
+44 Brian Lara
+43 Serena Williams
+42 Roger Federer
+41 Michael Phelps
+40 Chris Hoy
+39 Michael Schumacher
+38 Lewis Hamilton
+37 Lionel Messi
+36 Muhammad Ali
+35 Rafael Nadal
+34 Novak Djokovic
+33 Chris Evert
+32 Franz Beckenbauer
+31 Bjorn Borg
+30 Martina Navaratilova
+29 Mo Farah
+28 Cristiano Ronaldo
+27 Steve Redgrave
+26 Laura Kenny
+25 Garfield Sobers
+24 Bobby Charlton
+23 Manny Pacquiao
+22 Bradley Wiggins
+21 Jesse Owens
+20 Johann Cruyff
+19 Sachin Tendulkar
+18 David Rudisha
+17 Carl Lewis
+16 Kenenisa Bekele
+15 George Best
+14 Jonah Lomu
+13 Bobby Moore
+12 Tirunesh Dibaba
+11 Alain Prost
+10 Mark Spitz
+9 Aryton Senna
+8 Pete Sampras
+7 Zinedine Zidane
+6 Ronaldinho
+5 Thierry Henry
+4 Frankie Dettori
+3 Jack Nicklaus
+2 Garrincha
+1 Ian Botham

Posted by: jakewild Oct 5 2019, 10:50 PM

Novak Djokovic
Aryton Senna
Serena Williams
Bradley Wiggins
Mo Farah
Usain Bolt
Michael Schumacher
Mark Spitz
Michael Phelps
Roger Federer
Alain Prost
Chris Hoy
Lewis Hamilton
Rafael Nadal
Cristiano Ronaldo
Steve Redgrave
Laura Kenny
Steffi Graf
Muhammad Ali
Thierry Henry
Carl Lewis
Pele
Ronaldinho
Manny Pacquiao
Garrincha
Bjorn Borg
Chris Evert
Lionel Messi
Martina Navaratilova
Bobby Charlton
Pete Sampras
David Rudisha
Bobby Moore
Haile Gebrselassie
George Best
Eusebio
Franz Beckenbauer
Kenenisa Bekele
Johann Cruyff
Ian Botham
Jesse Owens
Garfield Sobers
Zinedine Zidane
Tirunesh Dibaba
Jack Nicklaus
Don Bradman
Frankie Dettori
Brian Lara
Sachin Tendulkar
Jonah Lomu

Posted by: Mack. Oct 8 2019, 01:57 PM

50- Pele
49- Usain Bolt
48- Don Bradman
47- Jack Nicklaus
46- Roger Federer
45- Frankie Dettori
44- Bjorn Borg
43- Aryton Senna
42- Sachin Tendulkar
41- Rafael Nadal
40- Martina Navratilova
39- Haile Gebrselassie
38- Lionel Messi
37- Michael Phelps
36- Garfield Sobers
35- Steve Redgrave
34- Muhammad Ali
33- Zinedine Zidane
32- Pete Sampras
31- Eusebio
30- Jonah Lomu
29- Jesse Owens
28- Brian Lara
27- Chris Hoy
26- Mo Farah
25- Mark Spitz
24- Serena Williams
23- Cristiano Ronaldo
22- Novak Djokovic
21- Alain Prost
20- Tirunesh Dibaba
19- Franz Beckenbauer
18- Manny Pacquiao
17- Michael Schumacher
16- Laura Kenny
15- Lewis Hamilton
14- Steffi Graf
13- David Rudisha
12- Ian Botham
11- Johann Cruyff
10- Bradley Wiggins
9- Ronaldinho
8- Thierry Henry
7- Bobby Charlton
6- Carl Lewis
5- Bobby Moore
4- Kenenisa Bekele
3- Garrincha
2- George Best
1- Chris Evert

Posted by: King Rollo Oct 9 2019, 02:36 PM

50pts - Don Bradman
49 Sachin Tendulkar
48 Roger Federer
47 Usain Bolt
46 Pele
45 Muhammad Ali
44 Steve Redgrave
43 Rafael Nadal
42 Garfield Sobers
41 Thierry Henry
40 Martina Navratilova
39 Jack Nicklaus
38 Ian Botham
37 Novak Djokovic
36 Mo Farah
35 Steffi Graf
34 Lewis Hamilton
33 Carl Lewis
32 Brian Lara
31 Serena Williams
30 Cristiano Ronaldo
29 Chris Hoy
28 Chris Evert
27 George Best
26 Michael Phelps
25 Bobby Charlton
24 Michael Schumacher
23 Johann Cruyff
22 Bradley Wiggins
21 Aryton Senna
20 Pete Sampras
19 Haile Gebrselassie
18 Lionel Messi
17 Eusebio
16 Laura Kenny
15 Jesse Owens
14 Franz Beckenbauer
13 Mark Spitz
12 Bjorn Borg
11 Bobby Moore
10 Alain Prost
9 Garrincha
8 Frankie Dettori
7 David Rudisha
6 Manny Paqquiao
5 Zinedine Zidane
4 Jonah Lomu
3 Tirunesh Dibaba
2 Ronaldinho
1 Kenenisa Bekele

Posted by: vibe Oct 10 2019, 01:38 PM

1. Ali
2. Bolt
3. Federer
4. Williams
5. Navratilova
6. Redgrave
7. Hoy
8. Pele
9. Farah
10. Nadal

Posted by: Popchartfreak Oct 12 2019, 09:36 AM

40 points Muhammad Ali
39 Jesse Owens
38 Serena Williams
37 Mo Farah
36 Martina Navaratilova
35 Frankie Dettori
34 Roger Federer
33 Pele
32 Carl Lewis
31 Bobby Moore

30 Michael Phelps
29 Usain Bolt
28 Pete Sampras
27 Steve Redgrave
26 George Best
25 Haile Gebrselassie
24 Michael Schumacher
23 Mark Spitz
22 Steffi Graf
21 Bjorn Borg

20 Chris Evert
19 Bobby Charlton
18 Chris Hoy
17 Ronaldinho
16 Ian Botham
15 Rafael Nadal
14 Thierry Henry
13 Lewis Hamilton
12 Novak Djokovic
11 Johann Cruyff

10 Franz Beckenbauer
9 Jack Nicklaus
8 Cristiano Ronaldo
7 Zinedine Zidane
6 Aryton Senna
5 Lionel Messi
4 Alain Prost
3 Garfield Sobers
2 Bradley Wiggins
1 Manny Pacquiao



Posted by: Severin Oct 12 2019, 11:46 AM

TOP
Aryton Senna
Muhammad Ali
Usain Bolt
Johann Cruyff
Jesse Owens
Pele
Michael Schumacher
George Best
Cristiano Ronaldo
Carl Lewis
Alain Prost
Don Bradman
Steffi Graf
Lionel Messi
Eusebio
Martina Navratilova
Garfield Sobers
Franz Beckenbauer
Novak Djokovic
Bobby Charlton
Ian Botham
Serena Williams
Haile Gebrselassie
Steve Redgrave
Chris Hoy
Rafael Nadal
Mo Farah
Chris Evert
Frankie Dettori
Sachin Tendulkar
Roger Federer
Bobby Moore
Laura Kenny
Pete Sampras
Brian Lara
Jonah Lomu
Bradley Wiggins
Bjorn Borg
Kenenisa Bekele
Garrincha
Manny Pacquiao
Zindine Zidane
Ronaldinho
Lewis Hamilton
Michael Phelps
Tirunesh Dibaba
Jack Nicklaus
David Rudisha
Thierry Henry

Posted by: Sven10 Oct 13 2019, 12:28 PM

1 Johan Cruijff
2 Lionel Messi
3 Roger Federer
4 Rafael Nadal
5 Chris Evert
6 Bjorn Borg
7 Aryton Senna
8 Usain Bolt
9 George Best
10 Michael Phelps
11 Martina Navratilova
12 Steffi Graf
13 Mark Spitz
14 Garrincha
15 Pete Sampras
16 Franz Beckenbauer
17 Alain Prost
18 Jesse Owens
19 Michael Schumacher
20 Muhammad Ali

Posted by: Sarah Oct 13 2019, 04:46 PM

50+ Muhammad Ali
49 Usain Bolt
48 Serena Williams
47 Haile Gebrselassie
46 Michael Schumacher
45 Pele
44 Cristiano Ronaldo
43 Mo Farah
42 Lewis Hamilton
41 Johann Cruyff
40 Steffi Graf
39 Don Bradman
38 Michael Phelps
37 Sachin Tendulkar
36 Jack Nicklaus
35 Roger Federer
34 Eusebio
33 Laura Kenny
32 Novak Djokovic
31 Franz Beckenbauer
30 Lionel Messi
29 Chris Hoy
28 Frankie Dettori
27 Bobby Charlton
26 Rafael Nadal
25 Aryton Senna
24 Martina Navaratilova
23 Bradley Wiggins
22 Brian Lara
21 Mark Spitz
20 Bobby Moore
19 Ronaldinho
18 Steve Redgrave
17 Chris Evert
16 Alain Prost
15 Zinedine Zidane
14 Carl Lewis
13 Jesse Owens
12 Pete Sampras
11George Best
10 David Rudisha
9 Bjorn Borg
8 Kenenisa Bekele
7 Garrincha
6 Jonah Lomu
5 Tirunesh Dibaba
4 Manny Pacquiao
3 Garfield Sobers
2 Thierry Henry
1 Ian Botham



Posted by: RabbitFurCoat Oct 16 2019, 05:55 PM

1st Serena Williams
Bradley Wiggins
Lionel Messi
Muhammad Ali
Aryton Senna
Chris Hoy
Johann Cruyff
Usain Bolt
Haile Gebrselassie
Steve Redgrave

Roger Federer
George Best
Michael Schumacher
Mark Spitz
Sachin Tendulkar
Manny Pacquiao
Tirunesh Dibaba
Zinedine Zidane
Kenenisa Bekele
Bobby Moore

Ian Botham
Brian Lara
Cristiano Ronaldo
Pele
Laura Kenny (Trott)
Frankie Dettori
Michael Phelps
David Rudisha
Bobby Charlton
Jesse Owens

Jonah Lomu
Novak Djokovic
Lewis Hamilton
Alain Prost
Martina Navratilova
Franz Beckenbauer
Carl Lewis
Don Bradman
Garfield Sobers
Chris Evert



Posted by: dandy* Oct 18 2019, 05:44 PM

FAVE

Serena Williams
Michael Phelps
Usain Bolt
Steve Redgrave
Roger Federer
Michael Schumacher
Aryton Senna
Muhammad Ali
Chris Hoy
Steffi Graf
Lewis Hamilton
Carl Lewis
Mo Farah
Martina Navaratilova
Cristiano Ronaldo
Jack Nicklaus
Thierry Henry
Mark Spitz
Chris Evert
Bjorn Borg
Pele
Pete Sampras
Bradley Wiggins
Laura Kenny
Bobby Charlton
Novak Djokovic
Ian Botham
George Best
Bobby Moore
Frankie Dettori
Alain Prost
Manny Pacquiao
Lionel Messi
Franz Beckenbauer
David Rudisha
Rafael Nadal
Zinedine Zidane
Kenenisa Bekele
Ronaldinho
Garfield Sobers
Eusebio
Jesse Owens
Johann Cruyff
Garrincha
Haile Gebrselassie
Don Bradman
Tirunesh Dibaba
Brian Lara
Sachin Tendulkar
Jonah Lomu

LEAST FAVE

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