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List of most famous sportspersons from around the world

Published at :January 2, 2024 at 8:01 PM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 11:11 AM
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Ankhi Dutta


Sachin Tendulkar makes the list from India.

The world of sports is a rich mosaic of remarkable achievements and contributions by athletes from every corner of the globe. From Argentina’s sunny fields to Norway’s snowy slopes, these individuals have not only mastered their sports but have also represented their nations. Lionel Messi towers as Argentina’s soccer sensation, mesmerizing with his unmatched skill and fervent passion for the beautiful game, captivating audiences worldwide.

Australia cherishes the inspiring legacy of Cathy Freeman, an athlete whose blazing speed on the track and steadfast determination in the 400m earned her not only Olympic glory but also a place in the hearts of her compatriots. Austria’s Hermann Maier etched his name in the annals of skiing history, dominating the most perilous slopes with an indomitable spirit, winning the admiration of ski enthusiasts globally.

Brazil’s Pelé remains a timeless figure in the world of soccer, his name synonymous with peerless artistry and achievement on the pitch. His legacy transcends borders, inspiring generations of aspiring footballers worldwide. Canada proudly honors Wayne Gretzky, a hockey maestro whose skill and sheer supremacy on the ice have cemented his status as an icon in the sport.

Across the diverse landscape of sports, these figures shine brightly, symbolizing Belgium’s pride in Eden Hazard’s magic with the ball, the Czech Republic’s admiration for Jaromír Jágr’s lasting excellence in hockey, and Denmark’s celebration of Caroline Wozniacki’s elegance and prowess on the tennis court. Each athlete embodies not just skill but also the spirit of their nation, engraving their names into the collective memory of sports enthusiasts across the globe.

List of most famous sportspersons from top countries around the world

  • Argentina – Lionel Messi (Football)
  • Australia – Cathy Freeman (Track athlete)
  • Austria – Hermann Maier (Alpine Skiing)
  • Belgium – Eden Hazard (Football)
  • Brazil – Pelé (Football)
  • Canada – Wayne Gretzky (Ice Hockey)
  • Czech Republic – Jaromír Jágr (Ice Hockey)
  • Denmark – Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)
  • Finland – Kimi Räikkönen (Formula 1 Racing)
  • France – Zinedine Zidane (Football)
  • Germany – Michael Schumacher (Formula 1 Racing)
  • Greece – Giannis Antetokounmpo (Basketball)
  • Hungary – Ferenc Puskás (Football)
  • India – Sachin Tendulkar (Cricket)
  • Italy – Valentino Rossi (Motorcycle Racing)
  • Japan – Ichiro Suzuki (Baseball)
  • South Korea – Park Ji-Sung (Football)
  • Netherlands – Johan Cruyff (Football)
  • Norway – Ole Einar Bjørndalen (Biathlete and Cross country Skiing)
  • Pakistan – Wasim Akram (Cricket)
  • Poland – Robert Lewandowski (Football)
  • Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo (Football)
  • Russia – Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
  • Serbia – Novak Djokovic (Tennis)
  • Spain – Rafael Nadal (Tennis)
  • Sweden – Zlatan Ibrahimović (Football)
  • Switzerland – Roger Federer (Tennis)
  • UK – David Beckham (Football)
  • USA – Michael Jordan (Basketball)

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