My Favourite Sports Men and Womenby johndavies007 | created - 12 Feb 2018 | updated - 23 Feb 2018 | Public
Not found on imdb: Majid Khan (Pakistani cricketer), Barry John (Welsh rugby player), Robert Millar (Scottish cyclist), Chiyonofuji (Japanese sumo wrestler), John Charles (Welsh footballer)
Federer is the former #1 ranked tennis player in the world, having held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
He won the Indesit ATP 2004 Race on September 14. The ATP confirmed that his lead was insurmountable, marking what is believed to be the earliest a player has locked up...
2. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
Self | Barry Welsh Is Coming
Sir Gareth Owen Edwards CBE (born 12 July 1947) is a Welsh former rugby union player who played scrum-half and has been described by the BBC as "arguably the greatest player ever to don a Welsh jersey".
In 2003, in a poll of international rugby players conducted by Rugby World magazine, Edwards was ...
Actress | Twenty Twelve
Tanni Grey-Thompson was born on July 26, 1969 in Cardiff, Wales as Tanni Carys Davina. She is an actress, known for Twenty Twelve (2011), Commonwealth Games (1954) and The London Marathon (1981). She has been married to Ian Thompson since 1999. They have one child.
11. Björn Borg
Producer | 2018 Laver Cup
Bjorn Borg is one of the greatest players in tennis history. Perhaps the greatest player of the open era in tennis. He is the 1st of two men to have won Wimbledon 5 straight years in the modern era; the 2nd being Roger Federer. He also won the French Open 6 times for a total of 11 major titles, the...
Actor | Shakhmatnaya goryachka
A chess grandmaster and the World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927, Capablanca appeared in Chess Fever (1925), which was filmed while he was in Moscow competing in an international tournament. As a chess player, he was known for his clear, logical style, and at his peak he was considered almost ...
Self | Endurance
Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian distance runner. He was born in the city of Bekoji, in the Arsi region of central Ethiopia. In the 10,000m competition he has 2 Olympic gold medals, 4 World Championships, and held the world record until it was broken by compatriot Kenenisa Bekele. He won the ...
15. Eddy Merckx
Self | American Flyers
Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx (born 17 June 1945), better known as Eddy Merckx, is a Belgian former professional road and track bicycle racer. Eddy Merckx is the undisputed greatest cyclist of all time. He was born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Brabant, Belgium. He grew up in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre where ...
16. Johan Cruyff
Self | Il profeta del gol
Johan Cruyff (or Cruijffie) is voted the best European soccer player of the twentieth century (and the second best worldplayer). He started his career with AJAX Amsterdam and led them to 4 European finals of which 3 were won (1971/1972/1973). In 1973 Cruyff joined Barcelona (for a the then ...
17. Usain Bolt
Producer | The Boy Who Learned to Fly
Usain Saint Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest human being ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record in the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World...
19. Judit Polgár
Actress | Isten veletek, barátaim
Judit Polgár was born on July 23, 1976 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for Isten veletek, barátaim (1987), Chess Kids (1996) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). She has been married to Gusztav Font since 2000. They have two children.
Actor | Victory
Simply he was, and for many people still is, the greatest football player of the world. Not a single thing was impossible for him: he won three World Cup with his National Team of Brazil (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970). He scored more than 1.200 goals during his long career (more than 1.300 ...
22. Gareth Bale
Actor | BT Sport: Take Them All On
Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits ...
25. Gary Sobers
Actor | Two Gentlemen Sharing
Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, AO, OCC (born 28 July 1936), also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered to be cricket's greatest all-rounder.
Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, Sobers made his first-class debut ...
27. Lawrence Taylor
Actor | Any Given Sunday
Lawrence Taylor was born on February 4, 1959 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA as Lawrence Julius Taylor. He is an actor and writer, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), The Waterboy (1998) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002). He has been married to Lynette Rose Gordon since July 7, 2007. He was ...
32. Ingemar Stenmark
Self | Superstars
Ingemar Stenmark was a Swedish Slalom and Giant Slalom skier, competing for Fjällvinden Tärnaby. He is regarded as one of the most prominent Swedish sportsmen all-time.
Born in Joesjö, Storumans municipality, in Lappland (in the Province of Norrland). His family moved to nearby Tärnaby when he was ...
Actress | Xia dao lian meng
Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005.
Navratilova was World No. 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles, and a record 237 weeks in doubles, making her the ...
35. Lionel Messi
Actor | Argentina vs. Uruguay
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or five times, four of them consecutively. Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone ...
37. Walter Payton
Self | Saturday Night Live
Walter Payton, nicknamed "Sweetness, " is 2nd on the NFL's All time rushing list. His playing career lasted from 1975 to 1987. In those years, he amassed 16,026 rushing yards. He made a few appearances on television (as a guest star), but he was known as a profoundly personal man.
Self | Eusébio, la Pantera Negra
Eusébio was born on January 25, 1942 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique as Eusébio da Silva Ferreira. He was an actor, known for Eusébio, la Pantera Negra (1973), Fantasy World Cup (1998) and O Foguete (1983). He was married to Flora. He died on January 5, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.