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Shepeteherd
post Aug 19 2019, 05:28 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!

We've reached the Intercontinental Playoffs! So far 90 players have reached the Final, however there are still 10 spots up for grabs. These will be battled for by the 48 sportspeople who have been awarded a playoff spot, who have been split evenly into two groups of 24.

- You can vote for up to 15 sportspeople, but you must vote for at least 5.
- You must rank your votes in order of preference, either by numbering or by the standard Buzzjack +15, +14 ... +1 (Or down to however many you vote for)
- You must vote for sportspeople from at least three different sports
- Each sportsperson has been given a short description of their major achievements to make it easier for you to make up your mind.
- The five sportspeople with the most votes in each group will advance to the Final. For everyone else, it's the end of the road.

Group 1
Andre Agassi (USA - Tennis - 8 Grand Slam titles, 60 career titles)
Fernando Alonso (Spain - Formula One - Won two Championships, 32 Grand Prix wins)
Curtly Ambrose (Antigua and Barbuda - Cricket - Topped ICC Player Rankings for much of his career, considered to be one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time)
Franz Beckenbauer (Germany - Football - Captained Germany to a World Cup victory in 1974, European Footballer of the Year twice)
Zola Budd (South Africa - Athletics - broke the World Record in the womens' 5000m, two-time World Cross Country Championships winner)
Roberto Carlos (Brazil - Football - Won four La Liga titles and three Champions League titles with Real Madrid, won 2002 World Cup with Brazil)
Lisa Carrington (New Zealand - Rowing - 2 Olympic golds, 8 World Championship golds)
Joe DiMaggio (USA - Baseball - 56-game hitting streak, won American League 10 times with New York Yankees)
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand - Cricket - New Zealand's most successful captain, led the side to 28 victories)
Ryan Giggs (Wales - Football - Won Premier League 13 times and Champions' League twice, won PFA Young Player of the Year twice)
Adam Gilchrist (Australia - Cricket - Held the ODI record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper, first player to hit 100 sixes in Test cricket)
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)
Michael Johnson (USA - Athletics - Won 4 Olympic golds, 8 World Championship golds)
Laura Kenny (Trott) (England - Track Cycling - 4 Olympic Golds, 7 World Championship Golds, 12 European Championship golds)
Chad Le Clos (South Africa - Swimming - Won gold in the 2012 Olympics, has 14 World Championships golds and 7 Commonwealth golds)
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand - Cricket - Recorded fastest century of all time, first New Zealander to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year)
John McEnroe (USA - Tennis - Won 7 Grand Slam titles, 77 career titles)
Glenn McGarth (Australia - Cricket - Second most successful fast bowler of all time, holds the record for most wickets in the Cricket World Cup)
Eddy Merckx (Belgium - Cycling - Won Tour de France 5 times, Giro d'Italia 5 times and Vuelta once, won a record 34 Tour stages)
Romario (Brazil - Football - Recieved Golden Ball in 1994 World Cup, won La Liga as top goalscorer)
Pete Sampras (USA - Tennis - Won 14 Grand Slam titles, 64 career titles)
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka - Cricket - Fastest batsman to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket, ICC and Test cricketer of the Year in 2012)
Socrates (Brazil - Football - 1983 South American Footballer of the Year, 1983 Copa America runner-up)
George Weah (Liberia - Football - Won Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year, top scorer of the 1994/95 Champions League)


The deadline is 23:59 Sunday 25th August. Get voting!
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post Aug 19 2019, 05:29 PM
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Copy-paste list (without descriptions)
Socrates
Romario
Andre Agassi
Fernando Alonso
Curtly Ambrose
Franz Beckenbauer
Zola Budd
Roberto Carlos
Lisa Carrington
Joe DiMaggio
Stephen Fleming
Ryan Giggs
Adam Gilchrist
Thierry Henry
Michael Johnson
Laura Kenny
Chad Le Clos
Brendon McCullum
John McEnroe
Glenn McGarth
Eddy Merckx
Pete Sampras
Kumar Sangakkara
George Weah
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post Aug 20 2019, 02:12 PM
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15- Laura Kenny
14- Kumar Sangakkara
13- Pete Sampras
12- John McEnroe
11- Thierry Henry
10- Franz Beckenbauer
9- George Weah
8- Fernando Alonso
7- Andre Agassi
6- Roberto Carlos
5- Chad Le Clos
4- Brendon McCullum
3- Michael Johnson
2- Stephen Fleming
1- Romario
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post Aug 21 2019, 07:15 PM
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15pts - Thierry Henry
14 - Michael Johnson
13 - Adam Gilchrist
12 - Pete Sampras
11 - Franz Beckenbauer
10 - Glenn McGrath
9 - John McEnroe
8 - Ryan Giggs
7 - Joe DiMaggio
6 - Curtly Ambrose
5 - Kumar Sangakkara
4 - Eddy Merckx
3 - Andre Agassi
2 - Laura Kenny
1 - Brendon McCullum
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post Aug 21 2019, 08:25 PM
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+15 Fernando Alonso
+14 Franz Beckenbauer
+13 Ryan Giggs
+12 Socrates
+11 Romario
+10 George Weah
+9 Joe DiMaggio
+8 Roberto Carlos
+7 Curtly Ambrose
+6 John McEnroe
+5 Pete Sampras
+4 Eddy Merckx
+3 Thierry Henry
+2 Lisa Carrington
+1 Michael Johnson

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post Aug 23 2019, 08:15 PM
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+15 Eddy Merckx
+14 Franz Beckenbauer
+13 Chad Le Clos
+12 Zola Budd
+11 Thierry Henry
+10 Laura Kenny
+9 Curtly Ambrose
+8 Lisa Carrington
+7 George Weah
+6 Pete Sampras
+5 Ryan Giggs
+4 Joe DiMaggio
+3 Andre Agassi
+2 Fernando Alonso
+1 Michael Johnson
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post Aug 23 2019, 11:03 PM
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15+ Laura Kenny
14+ Eddy Merckx
13+ Fernando Alonso
12+ Michael Johnson
11+ Ryan Giggs
10+ Chad Le Clos
9+ Franz Beckenbauer
8+ Pete Sampras
7+ Adam Gilchrist
6+ George Weah
5+ Roberto Carlos
4+ Lisa Carrington
3+ Joe DiMaggio
2+ Andre Agassi
1+ Zola Budd
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15 pts Pete Sampras
14 John McEnroe
13 Joe DiMaggio
12 Michael Johnson
11 Ryan Giggs
10 Thierry Henry
9 Andre Agassi
8 Franz Beckenbauer
7 Socrates
6 Fernando Alonso
5 Zola Budd
4 Laura Kenny
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post Aug 26 2019, 10:32 AM
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Results


Finalists

Franz Beckenbauer
Ryan Giggs
Thierry Henry
Laura Kenny
Pete Sampras


Eliminated

(5th): 46pts
(6th): 44pts

44 Fernando Alonso
43 Michael Johnson
41 John McEnroe
37 Eddy Merckx
37 Joe DiMaggio
32 George Weah
28 Chad Le Clos
24 Andre Agassi
22 Curtly Ambrose
20 Adam Gilchrist
19 Kumar Sangakkara
19 Roberto Carlos
19 Socrates
18 Zola Budd
14 Lisa Carrington
12 Romario
10 Glenn McGarth
5 Brendon McCullum
2 Stephen Fleming


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post Aug 26 2019, 10:40 AM
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Thanks for counting up Mack! Poor Eddy sad.gif But otherwise a solid set of results here.
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