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post Jul 16 2019, 12:25 PM
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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!

This is the Voting stage for Europe. We received 193 different nominations in all - taking away our auto-qualifiers, Roger Federer and Cristiano Ronaldo, this gives us four groups of 47/48 players*. Here's how this stage is going to work.

- You can vote for up to 25 sportspeople, but you must vote for at least 10.
- You must rank your votes in order of preference, either by numbering or by the standard Buzzjack +25, +24 ... +1 (Or down to however many you vote for)
- You must vote for sportspeople from at least three different sports
- You must vote for at least one male and one female sportsperson.
- Each sportsperson has been given a short description of their major achievements to make it easier for you to make up your mind.
- The seven sportspeople with the most votes in each group will advance to the Final, whilst the three next highest players will advance to the Intercontinental Playoffs. Everyone else will be booted out.

*Group 2 is slightly smaller as a result of some nominated sportspeople being ineligible:
Martina Navratilova is ineligible as she most recently played for the USA National Team


Group 1

Alberto Ascari (Italy - Motor Racing - Won consecutive World Titles in 1952 and 1953, won 13 Grand Prix races)
Gareth Bale (Wales - Football - Wales' highest scorer of all time, 2013 Premier League Player of the Season)
Seve Ballesteros (Spain - Golf - Won Masters twice and Open Championship three times)
Gino Bartali (Italy - Cycling - Won Tour de France twice and Giro d'Italia three times)
Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands - Football - Won Premier League three times with Arsenal, became Netherlands top goalscorer in 1998)
Alistair Brownlee (England - Triathlon - Won two Olympic golds, for European golds and four World Championship golds)
Gianlugi Buffon (Italy - Football - Most capped Italian player, won Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year 12 times)
Beryl Burton (England - Cycling - Won seven world titles, set World Record for 12-hour time trial which exceeded the Men's for two years)
Jenson Button (England - Motor Racing - Won one Championship and 15 Grand Prix races)
Sebastian Coe (England - Athletics - Won two Olympic golds and one European gold)
Henry Cooper (England - Boxing - Won 40 out of 55 fights, 27 by KO)
Laszlo Cseh (Hungary - Swimming - Two World Championship golds, 14 European Championship golds)
Jonathan Edwards (England - Athletics - Won gold in the 2000 Olympic for Triple Jump, won two World Championship golds)
Nick Faldo (England - Golf - Won Masters three times and Open Championship three times)
Mo Farah (England - Athletics - Won four Olympic golds and 6 European Championship golds)
Chris Froome (England - Cycling - Won Tour de France four times and Vuelta a Espana twice)
Paul Gascoigne (England - Football - Won two league titles with Rangers, helped England to the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup)
Lewis Hamilton (England - Formula One - Won five Championships and 80 Grand Prix races)
Stephen Hendry (Scotland - Snooker - World Number 1 between 1990 and 1998, won six Masters titles)
Tim Henman (England - Tennis - Won 11 Singles titles, reached Semi-Finals of Wimbledon four times)
Martina Hingis (Switzerland - Tennis - Won five Grand Slam titles)
Miguel Indurain (Spain - Cycling - Won Tour de France five times and Giro d'Italia twice)
Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia - Athletics - Won two Olympic golds and three World Championship golds)
Denis Law (Scotland - Football - Won Ballon d'Or in 1964, won the First Division twice with Manchester United)
Nigel Mansell (England - Formula One - Won one Championship, 31 Grand Prix races)
Luka Modric (Croatia - Football - Led Croatia to 2018 World Cup final, won Ballon d'Or in 2018)
Bobby Moore (England - Football - Won Footballer of the Year in 1964, captained England to World Cup victory in 1966)
Stirling Moss (Great Britain - Motor Racing - Won 16 Grand Prix races)
Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic - Football - Led Juventus to 2003 Champions League Final, won European Footballer of the Year in 2003)
Manuel Neuer (Germany - Football - Won 2014 World Cup with Germany, as well as being Golden Glove)
Dirk Nowitski (Germany - Basketball - Led the Mavericks to 2011 NBA Championship, highest-scoring foreign born player in the NBA)
Federica Pelligirini (Italy - Swimming - Won 2008 Olympic Gold, won five World Championship golds)
Ronnie Peterson (Sweden - Formula One - Won 10 Grand Prix races)
Michel Platini (France - Football - Serie A Top Goalscorer for three consecutive seasons, won 1984 European Championships with France)
Steve Redgrave (England - Rowing - Won five Olympic golds and 9 Wold Championships)
Greg Rutherford (England - Athletics - Won 2012 Olympic gold and 2015 World Championship gold, won two European Championship golds)
Carlos Sainz (Spain - Motor Racing - Won two Champinships and 26 Rally Wins)
Dafne Schippers (Netherlands - Athletics - Won Olympic silver and two World Championship Golds)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark - Football - Captained Manchester United to Champions League victory, most capped Danish player)
Paul Scholes (England - Football - Won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles with Manchester United)
Alan Shearer (England - Soccer - Premier League top goalscorer, 1995 PFA Player of the Year)
Sarah Sjöström (Sweden - Swimming - World Record holder in the 50m Freestyle, 2016 Olympic gold and won 7 World Champinship golds)
Sarah Storey (England - Cycling - 5 Paralympic golds and 6 World Championship golds)
John Terry (England - Football - UEFA Club Defender of the Year three times, led Chelsea to five Premier League titles, for FA Cups and one Champions League title)
Daley Thompson (England - Athletics - Won two Olympic golds, one World Championship gold)
Bradley Wiggins (England - Cycling - Won Tour de France in 2012, won 5 Olympic golds)
Zinedine Zidane (France - Football - Won World Cup and Euros with France, won 1998 Ballon d'Or)

The deadline is 23:59 Sunday 21st July. Get voting!
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post Jul 16 2019, 12:27 PM
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Copy-paste list without descriptions:

Alberto Ascari
Gareth Bale
Seve Ballesteros
Gino Bartali
Dennis Bergkamp
Alistair Brownlee
Gianlugi Buffon
Beryl Burton
Jenson Button
Sebastian Coe
Henry Cooper
Laszlo Cseh
Jonathan Edwards
Nick Faldo
Mo Farah
Chris Froome
Paul Gascoigne
Lewis Hamilton
Stephen Hendry
Tim Henman
Martina Hingis
Miguel Indurain
Yelena Isinbayeva
Denis Law
Nigel Mansell
Luka Modric
Bobby Moore
Stirling Moss
Pavel Nedved
Manuel Neuer
Dirk Nowitski
Federica Pelligirini
Ronnie Peterson
Michel Platini
Steve Redgrave
Greg Rutherford
Carlos Sainz
Dafne Schippers
Peter Schmeichel
Paul Scholes
Alan Shearer
Sarah Sjöström
Sarah Storey
John Terry
Daley Thompson
Bradley Wiggins
Zinedine Zidane
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25 pts - Steve Redgrave
24 - Mo Farah
23 - Bradley Wiggins
22 - Dennis Bergkamp
21 - Lewis Hamilton
20 - Bobby Moore
19 - Sebastian Coe
18 - Chris Froome
17 - Stephen Hendry
16 - Daley Thompson
15 - Beryl Burton (I'd never heard of her before but having just read her wiki page,she deserves some points)
14 - Zinedine Zidane
13 - Jonathan Edwards
12 - Seve Ballesteros
11 - Alistair Brownlee
10 - Nick Faldo
9 - Michel Platini
8 - Alan Shearer
7 - Miguel Indurain
6 - Paul Scholes
5 - Dafne Schippers
4 - Yelena Isinbayeva
3 - Gianluigi Buffon
2 - Greg Rutherford
1 - Henry Cooper
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25- Sebastian Coe
24- Daley Thompson
23- Nigel Mansell
22- Steve Redgrave
21- Zinedine Zidane
20- Bobby Moore
19- Stephen Hendry
18- Alan Shearer
17- Peter Schmeichel
16- Martina Hingis
15- Gianlugi Buffon
14- Mo Farah
13- Henry Cooper
12- Jonathan Edwards
11- Lewis Hamilton
10- Bradley Wiggins
9- Jenson Button
8- Miguel Indurain
7- Carlos Sainz
6- Seve Ballesteros
5- Yelena Isinbayeva
4- Dafne Schippers
3- Sarah Storey
2- Dennis Bergkamp
1- Paul Scholes
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post Jul 19 2019, 02:24 AM
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25+ Bradley Wiggins
24+ Mo Farah
23+ Steve Redgrave
22+ Lewis Hamilton
21+ Bobby Moore
20+ Miguel Indurain
19+ Nick Faldo
18+ Gino Bartali
17+ Beryl Burton
16+ Martina Hingis
15+ Sarah Storey
14+ Dennis Bergkamp
13+ Alistair Brownlee
12+ Chris Froome
11+ Stephen Hendry
10+ Peter Schmeichel
9+ Jenson Button
8+ Seve Ballesteros
7+ Tim Henman
6+ Zinedine Zidane
5+ Nigel Mansell
4+ Michel Platini
3+ John Terry
2+ Paul Scholes
1+ Alberto Ascari
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+ 25
John Terry
Steve Redgrave
Alan Shearer
Peter Schmeichel
Stephen Hendry
Zinedine Zidane
Martina Hingis
Laszlo Cseh
Jonathan Edwards
Sarah Sjöström
Sebastian Coe
Paul Gascoigne
Henry Cooper
Nick Faldo
Mo Farah
Chris Froome
Lewis Hamilton
Federica Pelligirini
Nigel Mansell
Luka Modric
Bobby Moore
Manuel Neuer
Greg Rutherford
Dafne Schippers
Paul Scholes
Daley Thompson
Bradley Wiggins
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post Jul 20 2019, 03:26 PM
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Stirling Moss (Great Britain - Motor Racing - Won 16 Grand Prix races)
Henry Cooper (England - Boxing - Won 40 out of 55 fights, 27 by KO)
Mo Farah (England - Athletics - Won four Olympic golds and 6 European Championship golds)
Nigel Mansell (England - Formula One - Won one Championship, 31 Grand Prix races)
Michel Platini (France - Football - Serie A Top Goalscorer for three consecutive seasons, won 1984 European Championships with France)
Alberto Ascari (Italy - Motor Racing - Won consecutive World Titles in 1952 and 1953, won 13 Grand Prix races)
Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands - Football - Won Premier League three times with Arsenal, became Netherlands top goalscorer in 1998)
Paul Scholes (England - Football - Won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles with Manchester United)
Ronnie Peterson (Sweden - Formula One - Won 10 Grand Prix races)
Denis Law (Scotland - Football - Won Ballon d'Or in 1964, won the First Division twice with Manchester United)
Sebastian Coe (England - Athletics - Won two Olympic golds and one European gold)
Steve Redgrave (England - Rowing - Won five Olympic golds and 9 Wold Championships)
Carlos Sainz (Spain - Motor Racing - Won two Champinships and 26 Rally Wins)
Daley Thompson (England - Athletics - Won two Olympic golds, one World Championship gold)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark - Football - Captained Manchester United to Champions League victory, most capped Danish player)
Jenson Button (England - Motor Racing - Won one Championship and 15 Grand Prix races)
Bobby Moore (England - Football - Won Footballer of the Year in 1964, captained England to World Cup victory in 1966)
Sarah Storey (England - Cycling - 5 Paralympic golds and 6 World Championship golds)
Bradley Wiggins (England - Cycling - Won Tour de France in 2012, won 5 Olympic golds)
Zinedine Zidane (France - Football - Won World Cup and Euros with France, won 1998 Ballon d'Or)
Lewis Hamilton (England - Formula One - Won five Championships and 80 Grand Prix races)
Chris Froome (England - Cycling - Won Tour de France four times and Vuelta a Espana twice)
Paul Gascoigne (England - Football - Won two league titles with Rangers, helped England to the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup)
Alan Shearer (England - Soccer - Premier League top goalscorer, 1995 PFA Player of the Year)
Sarah Sjöström (Sweden - Swimming - World Record holder in the 50m Freestyle, 2016 Olympic gold and won 7 World Champinship golds)


Stirling Moss might be a surprising number 1 but it's not for his F1 record (itself cursed by Fangio's existence) but his record in sportscars is ridiculous and that Mille Miglia win is often called the greatest race car drive ever


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+25 Beryl Burton
+24 Mo Farah
+23 Miguel Indurain
+22 Alistair Brownlee
+21 Lewis Hamilton
+20 Chris Froome
+19 Gino Bartali
+18 Stephen Hendry
+17 Dennis Bergkamp
+16 Alan Shearer
+15 Gianlugi Buffon
+14 Steve Redgrave
+13 Sarah Sjöström
+12 Bradley Wiggins
+11 Bobby Moore
+10 Luka Modric
+9 Paul Scholes
+8 Manuel Neuer
+7 Peter Schmeichel
+6 Zinedine Zidane
+5 Sarah Storey
+4 Gareth Bale
+3 Greg Rutherford
+2 Nigel Mansell
+1 Seve Ballesteros
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RESULTS

Finalists:
Sebastian Coe
Mo Farah
Lewis Hamilton
Stephen Hendry
Bobby Moore
Steve Redgrave
Bradley Wiggins

Advance to Playoffs:
Dennis Bergkamp
Alan Shearer
Zinedine Zidane


Eliminated:
(7th: 74pts - won by tiebreak)
(10th: 67pts - won by tiebreak)
67 Peter Schmeichel
64 Chris Froome
59 Nigel Mansell
58 Miguel Indurain
57 Beryl Burton
52 Daley Thompson
51 Martina Hingis
51 Henry Cooper
46 Alistair Brownlee
42 Jonathan Edwards
41 Nick Faldo
37 Gino Bartali
37 Paul Scholes
34 Michel Platini
33 Gianluigi Buffon
31 Sarah Storey
30 Sarah Sjöström
28 John Terry
28 Jenson Button
27 Seve Ballesteros
25 Stirling Moss
21 Alberto Ascari
20 Carlos Sainz
18 Laszlo Cseh
17 Paul Gascoigne
17 Ronnie Peterson
16 Denis Law
16 Luka Modric
12 Manuel Neuer
11 Dafne Schippers
9 Yelena Isinbayeva
8 Greg Rutherford
8 Federica Pelligirini
7 Tim Henman
4 Gareth Bale


A considerably more spread-out group produces a very...erm... British-looking Top 7 (well at least it offsets last round), with both cut-off points being decided by tiebreaks. Only two sportspeople with scores over 100 this round as well!
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post Jul 22 2019, 09:49 PM
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Surprised how Stephen Hendry did, but very pleased he has qualified for the final. Good bunch of finalists there.
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