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Abebe Bikila
   has excelled in   
Marathon
Two Olympic Gold Medals - Marathon
Alain Prost
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
Four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion. He was nicknamed 'The Professor' for his intellectual approach to competition.
Alberto Juantorena
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Became the first and so far only athlete to win both the 400 and 800 m Olympic Gold Medals.
Alberto Tomba
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Nicknamed 'Tomba la Bomba', won 3 Olympic gold medals and 2 World Championships.
Aleksandr Dityatin
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 3 Gold, 6 Silver, 1 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 7 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals
Aleksandr Savin
   has excelled in   
Volleyball
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver medal.
Aleksandr Tikhonov
   has excelled in   
Biathlon
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 11 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze medals.
Aleksandr Zaitsev
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Olympics - 2 Gold medals with partner Irina Rodnina.
Alexander Alekhine
   has excelled in   
Chess
Fourth World Chess Champion 1927-1935 & 1937-1946
Alexander Medved
   has excelled in   
Wrestling - Freestyle
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals Heavyweight division.
Alexander Popov
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 5 Silver medals. World Championships - 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze medals.
Alexandr Karelin
   has excelled in   
Wrestling - Greco Roman
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. Woprld Championships - 9 Gold Medals
Alfredo Binda
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Winner Giro d'Italia 1925, 1927- 1929 and 1933
Alfredo Di Stéfano
   has excelled in   
Football
European Cup Top Scorer - 1958 & 1962. Spanish Athlete of the Year - 1957, 1959, 1960 & 1964
Alina Kabaeva
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics - Rhythmic
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 10 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Al Oerter
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
The only athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event for four consecutive Olympics (discus).
Althea Gibson
   has excelled in   
Tennis
First African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour and the first to win five Grand Slam titles.
Al Unser, Sr.
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Indycar
Won the Indianapolis 500 four times.
Alyson Annan
   has excelled in   
Field Hockey
Olympics - 2 Gold, Four time Winner Champions Trophy, One Commonwealth Games Gold Medal
Andre Agassi
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Four Time Australian Open Winner, Two Time US Open Winner, 1999 French Open Winner and 1992 Wimbledon Winner
András Balczó
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Modern Pentathlon. Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver
Angel Nieto Sr.
   has excelled in   
Motorcycle Racing
A total of 90 Grand Prix victories and 13 World Championships.
Anja Andersen
   has excelled in   
Handball
One Olympic Gold Medal, Two European Championship Gold Medals
Annemarie Moser-Pröll
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 1 Gold, 2 Silver medals. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Bronze medals.
Annika Sörenstam
   has excelled in   
Golf
Won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and 18 other tournaments internationally, and she tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million.
Anton Geesink
   has excelled in   
Judo
World Judo Champion (1961, 1964 and 1965) and Olympic Gold Medalist (1964)
Antonio Maspes
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Olympics - 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 7 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Anton Sailer
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 3 Gold medals. World Championships - 3 Gold, 1 Silver medal. Nicknamed "Blitz from Kitz".
Ard Schenk
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver medal. First to skate the 10000 meters under 15 minutes.
Ari Vatanen
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Rallying
Won the World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1981 and the Paris Dakar Rally four times.
Arnold Palmer
   has excelled in   
Golf
62 PGA Tour Wins, 10 Senior PGA Tour wins. Won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
Arthur Ashe
   has excelled in   
Tennis
1970 Australian Open Winner, 1975 Wimbledon Winner, 1968 US Open Winner.
Arvydas Sabonis
   has excelled in   
Basketball
6 Time Euroscar Player of the Year, 1985 European Championship MVP.
Ayrton Senna
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
Recognised for his qualifying speed over one lap and held the record for most pole positions from 1989 to 2006 and still has the highest ratio of pole positions to starts in Formula One.
Babe Ruth
   has excelled in   
Baseball
He was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), a record which stood for 34 years until broken by Roger Maris in 1961.
Barry Bonds
   has excelled in   
Baseball
Seven Time MLB MVP, Eight Time Gold Glove, 3 Time Hank Aaron Award
Bart Conner
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 2 Gold Medals. World Championships - 1 Gold, 2 Bronze Medals
Ben Hogan
   has excelled in   
Golf
Won five of the six tournaments he entered and the first three major championships of the year known as the "Hogan Slam", 1953.
Bernard Hinault
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
One of only five cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, and the only cyclist to have won each more than once.
Billie Jean King
   has excelled in   
Tennis
12 Grand Slam Titles - Wimgbledon, US Championship, Australian Championships and French Open
Bill Russell
   has excelled in   
Basketball
Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA Championships during Russell's thirteen-year career.
Bill Shoemaker
   has excelled in   
Horse Racing
Rode in a record 40,350 races with 8,833 wins.
Bill Tilden
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Won 11 Grand Slams as a single player. Won 6 Grand Slams as a doubles player.
Birgit Fischer
   has excelled in   
Canoe/Kayak
8 gold medals over a record 6 different Olympic Games spanning 7 Olympiads
Birgit Prinz
   has excelled in   
Football
German international football player and the Women's World Cup all-time leading scorer with 14 goals.
Björn Borg
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Six Time Winner French Open, Five Time Winner Wimbledon
Bjørn Dæhlie
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 8 Gold, 4 Silver Medals. World Championships - 9 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals
Björn Wirkola
   has excelled in   
Ski Jumping
World Championships - 2 Gold medals.
Bob Beamon
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
One Olympic Gold Medal - Long Jump, 1968. Longest standing world record - 23 years.
Bobby Charlton
   has excelled in   
Football
World Cup Winner and European Footballer of the Year, 1966
Bobby Fischer
   has excelled in   
Chess
American and Icelandic chess Grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion.
Bobby Moore
   has excelled in   
Football
Captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup.
Bobby Orr
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Orr won two Stanley Cup championships with the Bruins in 1970 & 1972 and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP both years.
Bojana Popovic
   has excelled in   
Handball
Player of the Year by the Danish Handball Federation three times, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
Boris Becker
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Australian Open Winner 1991 & 1996, Wimbledon Winner 1985, 1986 & 1989, US Open Winner 1989
Branko Zebec
   has excelled in   
Football
Olympics - 1 Silver medal.
Börje Salming
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
The first of European-born hockey players to have success in the NHL.
Byron Nelson
   has excelled in   
Golf
A commentator and namesake for the HP Byron Nelson Championship, the first PGA Tour event to be named for a professional golfer.
Carl Lewis
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 9 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 8 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Carl Osburn
   has excelled in   
Shooting
Olympics - 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze medals.
Carlos Lopes
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Marathon runner who won Portugal's first ever Olympic gold medal along with a new Olympic record - 2:09.21
Cathy Freeman
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal
Charles Pahud De Mortanges
   has excelled in   
Equestrian - Eventing
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver medal.
Chris Evert
   has excelled in   
Tennis
2 Time Australian Open Winner, 7 Time French Open Winner, 3 Time Wimbledon Winner, 6 Time US Open Winner
Christopher Dean
   has excelled in   
Ice Dancing
Olympic Gold Medal with partner Jayne Torvill 1984. Olympic Bronze Medal 1994
Christoph Langen
   has excelled in   
Bobsleigh
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Bronze Medals. World Championships- 8 Gold, 4 Silver Medals
Colin Jackson
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Colin Meads
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Played for the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks, from 1957 to 1971. Nicknamed 'Pinetree', named the country's Player of the Century in 1999.
Costante Girardengo
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
2 Time Winner - Giro d'Italia, 6 Time Winner - Milan-Sanremo, 3 Time Winner - Giro di Lombardia
Cy Young
   has excelled in   
Baseball
511 Career wins. The Cy Young Award is an annual award given to the pitcher voted the most effective in professional leagues.
Dale Earnhardt
   has excelled in   
NASCAR
7 Time Winston Cup Series Champion, 4 Time IROC Champion, 1998 Daytona 500 Winner
Daley Thompson
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times.
Daniel Passarella
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Defender. Niched named 'El Gran Capitán'. He was the first Argentine player to hold the World Cup in 1978.
Darrell Pace
   has excelled in   
Archery
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
David Campese
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Fullback for Australia's Wallabies
Dawn Fraser
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 4 Silver Medals
Deborah Compagnoni
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 3 Gold Medals
Deng Yaping
   has excelled in   
Table Tennis
Olympics - 4 Gold medals.
Dennis Bergkamp
   has excelled in   
Football
FIFA World Cup All Star Team - 1998, PFA Player's Player of the Year 1998
Dennis Conner
   has excelled in   
Sailing
Olympics - One Bronze Medal. 4 time winner America's Cup Race
Dezsö Gyarmati
   has excelled in   
Waterpolo
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal - Team Competition
Dhyan Chand
   has excelled in   
Field Hockey
Olympics - 3 Gold Team Medals
Dick Button
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Olympics - 2 Gold Medals. Invented the flying camel spin.
Dick Fosbury
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Revolutionized the high jump event, using a back-first technique, now known as the Fosbury Flop.
Diego Maradona
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Second striker. 1986 FIFA World Cup champion.
Dino Zoff
   has excelled in   
Football
Holds the record for the longest playing time without allowing goals in international tournaments (1142 minutes) set between 1972 and 1974.
Djalma Santos
   has excelled in   
Football
Defender who started for the Brazil national team in four World Cups, winning two, in 1958 and 1962.
Dan O'Brien
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Won the Olympic gold medal for decathlon at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Don Bradman
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Test batting average of 99.94.
Don Budge
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Wimbledon Winner 1937 & 1938, US Championship Winner 1937 &1938, Australian Open Champion 1938
Don Schollander
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 5 Gold, 1 Silver medal.
Doris Hart
   has excelled in   
Tennis
In 1951, Hart won the singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles championships at Wimbledon, playing the finals of all three events on the same day.
Dražen Petrovic'
   has excelled in   
Basketball
A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s. Joined the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989.
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver. Regarded as the person who popularized the modern sport of surfing.
Earvin Johnson
   has excelled in   
Basketball
5 Time NBA Champion, 3 Time NBA MVP, 12 Time NBA All-Star
Eddy Choong
   has excelled in   
Badminton
Four time Winner - All England Open Badminton Championships 1953-1957
Eddy Merckx
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Nicknamed 'The Cannibal'. Winner of the Tour de France 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1974.
Edoardo Mangiarotti
   has excelled in   
Fencing
Olympics - 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze medals. World Championships - 12 Gold, 7 Silver, 5 Bronze medals.
Eduard Kokcharov
   has excelled in   
Handball
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal.
Edwin Moses
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 2 Gold medals. Won 122 consecutive races.
Elisabeta Lipa
   has excelled in   
Rowing
The most decorated rower in the history of the Olympics, winning 5 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze. She holds the record for the most years between gold medals, at 20 years.
Ellen MacArthur
   has excelled in   
Sailing
Solo long-distance yachtswoman. On 7 February 2005 she broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat which gained her international renown.
Ellsworth Vines
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Rated the No. 1 player in 1932, 1935, 1936 and 1937. Won three Grand Slam tournaments.
Emil Zátopek
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 4 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal. The first athlete to break the 29-minute barrier in the 10 km run.
Eric De Vlaeminck
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Cross Country
World Championships - 7 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal
Eric Heiden
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Won an unprecedented five individual gold medals and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York.
Eric Srecki
   has excelled in   
Fencing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Ernst Willimowski
   has excelled in   
Football
The first player to score four goals in a single FIFA World Cup game.
Eugenio Monti
   has excelled in   
Bobsleigh
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals. First athlete ever to receive the 'Pierre de Coubertin' medal.
Eusébio
   has excelled in   
Football
Forward Position. European Footballer of the Year 1965. Team Portugal.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
   has excelled in   
Tennis
4 Time Australian Open Winner, Two Time Wimbledon Winner, Winner French Open 1971
Fanny Blankers-Koen
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 4 gold. European Championships - 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze. Nicknamed "The Flying Housewife".
Fausto Coppi
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
2 Time Tour de France Winner, 5 Time Giro d'Atalia Winner, World Road Race Champion
Felice Gimondi
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Tour de France (1965, his first year as a pro), Giro d'Italia (1967, 1969 and 1976)
Felicia Ballanger
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Track
Olympics - 2 Gold, one Silver, 10 World Championship Gold Medals
Ferdi Kübler
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Tour de France Winner, 1950. World Cycling Champion, 1951
Ferenc Puskás
   has excelled in   
Football
He scored a remarkable 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues.
Félix Savón
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Olympics - 3 Gold medals, Heavyweight division.
Florence Griffith Joyner
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. World records in the 100 m and 200 m races.
Francesco Moser
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Nicknamed 'The Sheriff'. World Road Cycling Champion, 1977. Giro d'Italia Winner 1984.
Franco Baresi
   has excelled in   
Football
1982 FIFA World Cup Winner
Frank Luck
   has excelled in   
Biathlon
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Silver medals. World Championships - 8 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze medals.
František Plánicka
   has excelled in   
Football
A Czech goalkeeper of outstanding reflexes and shot-stopping abilities and was also characterized by his sportsmanship, never once being cautioned or sent off in his career.
Franz Beckenbauer
   has excelled in   
Football
German Football coach, nicknamed 'Der Kaiser'. Twice elected European Footballer of the Year
Franz Klammer
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Won 25 World Cup downhils including four on the Hahnenkamm at Kitzbühel.
Freddy Maertens
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
World Cycling Champion 1976 and 1981
Fred Perry
   has excelled in   
Tennis
An Eight time Slam winner and an all time great, Perry was the last Englishman to win the Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian Open Men's Singles titles.
Frik Du Preez
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Lock or Flanker position. Played for South Africa National Team.
Fritz Walter
   has excelled in   
Football
In his time with the German national team, he won 61 caps and scored 33 goals.
Gabriel Batistuta
   has excelled in   
Football
Argentina National Team 1991-2002. Named one of FIFA 100 Greatest Living Footballers
Gail Devers
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. World Championships - 5 Gold, 3 Silver Medals
Gareth Edwards
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Scrum-half Position. Seven time Winner Five Nations Championship - Cardiff RFC
Garríncha
   has excelled in   
Football
Brazilian football right winger and forward who helped the Brazil national team win the World Cups of 1958 and 1962.
Garry Kasparov
   has excelled in   
Chess
World Champion 1985 to 1993. "Classical" World Chess Champion 1993 to 2000
Gary Player
   has excelled in   
Golf
24 PGA Tour wins, 19 Champion Tour wins, 13 Senior Tour wins. Also a renowned golf course architech.
Gary Sobers
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Widely regarded as cricket's greatest ever all-rounder, having excelled at all the essential skills of batting, bowling and fielding. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 for his services to cricket.
Gaétan Boucher
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
George Best
   has excelled in   
Football
Winger for Manchester United 1961-1974, European Footballer of the Year 1968.
George Foreman
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and entrepreneur.
Georg Hackl
   has excelled in   
Luge
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. World Championships - 10 Gold, 10 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Georgy Mshvenieradze
   has excelled in   
Waterpolo
Appeared at three Olympic games.
Gerd Müller
   has excelled in   
Football
National records of 68 goals in 62 international appearances, 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games.
Gerhard Hanappi
   has excelled in   
Football
Midfielder - Captain of Rapid Austraian Team.
Gert Fredriksson
   has excelled in   
Canoe/Kayak
Olympics - 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Gheorghe Hagi
   has excelled in   
Football
Nicknamed "The Maradona of the Carpathians".
Giacinto Facchetti
   has excelled in   
Football
Left-Back Position. President of the Internazionale Club, Italy
Giacomo Agostini
   has excelled in   
Motorcycle Racing
1965 & 1976 German Grand Prix Winner, 10 time winner Isle of Man TT.
Gianni Rivera
   has excelled in   
Football
Represented Italy - 60 times scoring 14 goals, at four World Cups (1962, 1966, 1970, and 1974).
Gillis Grafström
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. Invented the 'Flying Sit Spin'.
Gino Bartali
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Tour de France Winner - 1938 & 1948, Giro d'Italia Winner - 1936, 1937 & 1946
Giuseppe Meazza
   has excelled in   
Football
An Italian footballer playing mainly for Inter in the 1930s, scoring 243 goals in 361 games for the club.
Günter Netzer
   has excelled in   
Football
Played for the West Germany national team 37 times from 1965 to 1975, scoring six goals and playing a vital role in the country's victory in the European Championship in 1972.
Gordie Howe
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Only player to have competed in the NHL in five different decades. Four Time Stanley Cup Champion - Detroit Red Wings.
Gordon Banks
   has excelled in   
Football
1966 World Cup Goalkeeper - Leicester City
Gottfried Von Cramm
   has excelled in   
Tennis
German Sportsman of the Year 1947-1948.
Grant Hackett
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 10 Gold, 6 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Greg Lemond
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Tour de France Winner 1986, 1989 and 1990. World Championships - 3 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Greg Louganis
   has excelled in   
Diving
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 5 Gold medals.
Grzegorz Lato
   has excelled in   
Football
Former Polish football striker, the all-time cap leader for the Polish national team.
Gunde Svan
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Gunda Niemann
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Gustav Thöni
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 1 Gold, 2 Silver medals. World Championships - 4 Gold medals.
György Sárosi
   has excelled in   
Football
Helped Ferencváros TC win five Hungarian league titles between 1932 and 1941.
Haile Gebrselassie
   has excelled in   
Long Distance Track
Olympics 2 Gold Medals. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal.
Hakeem Olajuwon
   has excelled in   
Basketball
2 Time NGA Champion, 1994 NBA MVP, 2 time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Halil Mutlu
   has excelled in   
Weightlifting
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. One of only four weightlifters to have wone three consecutive gold medals at the Olympics.
Hank Aaron
   has excelled in   
Baseball
3 Time Gold Glove Award Winner, 1957 MVP and 1970 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Receipient
Hanni Wenzel
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships -
Hans Günter Winkler
   has excelled in   
Equestrian - Jumping
Olympics - 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 2 Gold medals.
Heike Drechsler
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics- 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Helen Wills Moody
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Won 31 Grand Slam titles. Olympics - 2 Gold medals.
Henri Cochet
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Five Time French Open Champion Two Time Wimbledon Champion, U.S. Open Champion 1928, Two Olympic Silver Medals
Henry Armstrong
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Featherweight, Lightweight and Welterweight Boxing Champion. Career: 149 Wins, Wins by KO -101, Losses 21 (1931-1945) aka Homicide Hank
Hermann Maier
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Hicham El Guerrouj
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Hossein Rezazadeh
   has excelled in   
Weightlifting
Nicknamed "The Iranian Hercules", he currently holds the world records in weightlifting's super heavyweight class in the snatch, clean and jerk.
Hristo Stoichkov
   has excelled in   
Football
European Footballer of the Year in 1994.
Hugo Sánchez
   has excelled in   
Football
Played twelve seasons in the Spanish Primera División and is the second highest goalscorer in the history of that league.
Hyun-Soo Ahn
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 3 Gold , 2 Silver, 17 World Championship Gold Medals
Ian Botham
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Right handed bowler. Scored 19399 runs and took 1172 wickets.
Igor Zhelezovski
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
World Sprint Champion: 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1993.
Inge De Bruijn
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Ingemar Stenmark
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 3 Gold, 1 Silver.
Ingrid Berghmans
   has excelled in   
Judo
World Championships - 6 Gold, 4 Silver and One Bronze
Irina Rodnina
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Olympics - 3 Gold medals with partner Alexander Zaitsev.
Ian Thorpe
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Nicknamed 'Thorpedo', won five Olympic gold medals and the first person to win six gold medals in on World Championship (2001).
Ivan Lendl
   has excelled in   
Tennis
10 time Grand Slam Champion (single). ATP Player of The Year (1985-1987)
Jack Brabham
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
1959 Monaco Grand Prix Winner, 1970 South African Grand Prix Winner
Jack Crawford
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Winner of the Australian, French and British Chamionships 1933
Jack Dempsey
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Heavyweight. 83 Fights, 66 Wins, 51 by KO, 6 Losses, 11 Draws
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - Four Gold Medals
Jackie Robinson
   has excelled in   
Baseball
Played on six World Series teams and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Was the first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era.
Jackie Stewart
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
Competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships. Nicknamed 'The Flying Scot'.
Jack Nicklaus
   has excelled in   
Golf
73 PGA Tour Wins, 10 Senior Tour Wines. Nicknamed 'The Golden Bear'.
Jackson Richardson
   has excelled in   
Handball
Olympics - 1 Bronze Medal. French Flag carrier during the Olympic Games opening ceremony in 2004.
Jacky Ickx
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
Achieved 25 podium finishes in Formula One
Jacky Ickx
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Le Mans
Achieved 25 podium finishes in Formula One and six wins in the 24 hours of Le Mans.
Jacques Anquetil
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
First cyclist to win the Tour de France Five times - 1957 and from 1961 to 1964
Jahangir Khan
   has excelled in   
Squash
Six time Winner World Open Champion, 10 time British Open Champion.
Jairzinho
   has excelled in   
Football
Member of the legendary Brazilian national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, during which he scored in every game Brazil played.
Janet Evans
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 3 Gold, 1 Silver Medal
Janne Ahonen
   has excelled in   
Ski Jumping
World Champion 1997 (normal hill) and World Champion 2005 (large hill)
Jan-Ove Waldner
   has excelled in   
Table Tennis
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver medal.
Jarmila Kratochvílová
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal
Jaromir Jagr
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Currently in the top ten among players in NHL career goals, assists, and points.
Jasna Šekaric'
   has excelled in   
Shooting
The International Shooting Sport Federation awarded her the title of “Shooter of the Millennium” in 2000.
Javier Sotomayor
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Specialized in the high jump. Unfortunately was disqualified during the Olympics and World Championships for dopping.
Jayne Torvill
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
With skating partner Christopher Dean won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Jean-Claude Killy
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. World Championships - 3 Gold Medals
Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Olympics - 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Jef Scherens
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Track
A Belgian professional track cyclist, specialising in sprint where he won seven World Championships.
Jenny Thompson
   has excelled in   
Swimming
One of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning twelve medals, including eight gold medals, while representing the United States of America in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.
Jens Weißflog
   has excelled in   
Ski Jumping
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze medals.
Jerry West
   has excelled in   
Basketball
1972 NBA Champion, 1969 NBA Finals MVPm 1972 NBA All-Star MVP.
Jesse Owens
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
In 1936 Jesse Owens became the first American to win four Olympic gold medals in track and field.
Jim Brown
   has excelled in   
American Football
Halfback for the Cleveland Browns 1957-1965, Three time NFL MVP - 1957, 1958 & 1965
Jim Clark
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
F1 World Champion - 1963 and 1965, Indy 500 Winner - 1965, Tasman Series Cup Winner 1965, 1967 & 1968
Jim Montgomery
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Jimmy Connors
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Australian Open Champion 1974, 4 Time French Open Champion, 2 Time Wimbledon Champion, 5 Time U.S. Open Champion
Jim Thorpe
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, played American football at the collegiate and professional levels, and also played professional baseball and basketball.
Jochen Schümann
   has excelled in   
Sailing
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver medal.
Joe DiMaggio
   has excelled in   
Baseball
9 Time World Series Champion, 3 Time AL MVP
Joe Louis
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Heavyweight. Boxing record: 72 fights, 69 wins, 55 by KO, 3 losses.
Joe Montana
   has excelled in   
American Football
4 time Superbowl Champion, 3 Time Superbowl MVP. His jersey number (#16) retired for the San Francisco 49ers.
Johann Olav Koss
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. Named Sports Illustrateds 'Sportsman of the Year', 1994.
Johan Cruijff
   has excelled in   
Football
Attacking Midfielder. European Footballer of the Year - 1971, 1973 & 1974.
Johan Museeuw
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
The winner of 11 World Cup races, including six victories in "Monument" events - Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix and HEW Cyclassics.
John Charles
   has excelled in   
Football
Wales National Team 1950-1965. Was never cautioned or sent off during his entire career.
Johan Neeskens
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Midfielder. Member of the Dutch national team that finished as runner-ups in the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cups.
John McEnroe
   has excelled in   
Tennis
7 Time Grand Slam champion and one Grand Slam mixed doubles winner. Known for the catchphrase "You can not be serious!"
John Naber
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver medal. One each gold medal in world-record time.
John Newcombe
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Won 25 Grand Slam major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
Johnny Weissmuller
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Won five Olympic Gold medasls. Also won 52 US National Championships and set 67 world records.
Jonathan Edwards
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - One Gold, One Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals.
Joop Zoetemelk
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Gold medal at the 1958 Summer Olympics. Winner of the Tour de France in 1980.
Josef Masopust
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Midfielder. Named European Footballer of Year, 1962.
José Moreno
   has excelled in   
Football
Won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona for the 1.000m Time Trial.
Jürgen Klinsmann
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Striker. Part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Juha Kankkunen
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Rallying
4 Time World Rally Championships. Holds the World Speed Record on Ice in a Bentley Continental GT
Julio César Chávez
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Light Welterweight, 107 Wins, 86 by KO, 6 Losses, 2 Draws
Julius Erving
   has excelled in   
Basketball
NBA MVP 1981, 11 Times NBA All Star, NBA Champion 1983
Juan Manuel Fangio
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
5 Time Formula One World Champion
Juan Schiaffino
   has excelled in   
Football
Won the Football World Cup 1950 with the Uruguayan national team.
Just Fontaine
   has excelled in   
Football
Holds the record for most goals scored in a single FIFA World Cup finals tournament, with thirteen in 1958.
Justin Huish
   has excelled in   
Archery
Olympics - 2 Gold Medals
Jan Zelezny
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Won the gold at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympic Games and Silver in the 1988 Olympics as well as three World Championship titles; in 1993, 1995 and 2001 for Javelin throw.
József Bozsik
   has excelled in   
Football
Olympics - One Gold Medal Team Competition
Karch Kiraly
   has excelled in   
Beach Volleyball
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. World Championships - 1 Gold Medal
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
   has excelled in   
Basketball
Six Time NBA Champion, Six Time NBA MVB, 1970 NBA Rookie of the Year
Karin Enke
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal.
Karine Ruby
   has excelled in   
Snowboard
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver.
Kari Traa
   has excelled in   
Freestyle Skiing
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
   has excelled in   
Football
Rummenigge won the 1980 European Championship and was part of the squad that finished runner-up in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Karl Schäfer
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
The 1930-1936 World Champion and the 1929-1936 European Champion.
Katarina Witt
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Olympics - 2 Gold medals. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Silver medals.
Kathrin Boron
   has excelled in   
Rowing
Olympics - 11 Gold, 3 Silver, One Bronze
Katja Seizinger
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Bronze medals. World Championships - 1 Gold, 3 Silver medals.
Kazimierz Deyna
   has excelled in   
Football
Midfielder. Gold Medal Winner 1972 Olympics - Poland.
Kenenisa Bekele
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Four Olympic Gold Medals, three World Championship Gold Medals. Current world record holder for 5000 & 10000 meters.
Kenny Dalglish
   has excelled in   
Football
Deep-lying Forward. First Man to win 100 caps for Scotland.
Ken Rosewall
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Eight Grand Slam singles titles.
Kerry Walsh
   has excelled in   
Beach Volleyball
Olympics - 2 Gold Medals with partner Misty-May Treanor. World Championships - 3 Gold medals.
Kevin Keegan
   has excelled in   
Football
Forward Position. Won three First Division titles, 2 UEFA Cups, 2 FA Cups and the European Cup.
Kevin Schwantz
   has excelled in   
Motorcycle Racing
World Champion motorcycle road racer during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Kevin Young
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold Medal - 400m hurdles.
Kjetil André Aamodt
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympic Medals - 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Koichi Nakano
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Track
Won an unprecedented ten consecutive Professional Sprint gold medals at the UCI Track World Championships from 1977 to 1986
Kornelia Ender
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 4 Silver Medals. World Championships - 4 Gold Medals
Kristin Otto
   has excelled in   
Swimming
The first woman to win six gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympic games.
Krisztina Egerszegi
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal
Ladislao Kubala
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Midfielder. Received the Copa del Generalisimo five times: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957 and 1959.
Larbi Ben Barek
   has excelled in   
Football
First coach of the Morocco national football team. Nicknamed the "Black Pearl".
Larissa Latynina
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 9 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 10 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Larissa Lazutina
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze. Disqualified during 2002 Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City
Larry Bird
   has excelled in   
Basketball
3 time NBA Champions (Boston Celtics 1981, 1984 & 1986) 3 time NBA MVP, 1980 Rookie of the Year
Lars Riedel
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver. World Championships- 5 Gold, 1 Bronze. Sixth longest discus throw of 71.50m.
Lasse Virén
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics- 4 Gold medals.
Laura Flessel-Colovic
   has excelled in   
Fencing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals.
Lee Evans
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold Medals. Pan American Games Gold Medalist.
Lee-Kyung Chun
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 4 Gold Medals, 1 Bronze
Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze. Road World Championships - 4 Gold, 1 Silver medal.
Lester Piggott
   has excelled in   
Horse Racing
Considered to be the best of his generation and the greatest flat jockey of all time, with 4,493 career wins, including nine Derby victories.
Lev Yashin
   has excelled in   
Football
Voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS.
Lidia Skoblikova
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 6 Gold medals. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze medals.
Lisa Fernandez
   has excelled in   
Softball
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. Pitcher US Team.
Lorenzo Bernardi
   has excelled in   
Volleyball
Olympic Silver Medal 1996 (Team), World Championship Gold Medal 1990 (Team), European Championship Gold & Silver Medal (Team)
Lothar Matthäus
   has excelled in   
Football
Current manager of the Israeli club, Maccabi Netanya. First be named FIFA World Player of the Year, 1991.
Louison Bobet
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Tour de France Winner 1953, 1954 & 1955
Ludger Beerbaum
   has excelled in   
Equestrian - Jumping
Olympics - 3 Team Gold Medals, one Individual Olympic Gold Medal, 8-time Winner of the German Masters
Luis Suárez
   has excelled in   
Football
European Footballer of the Year in 1964.
Lyudmila Belousova
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Two Olympic Gold Medals with partner Oleg Protopopov
Lyudmila Turischeva
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze medals. World Championships- 7 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze medals.
Magnus Wislander
   has excelled in   
Handball
Olympics - 3 Silver medals. World Championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze medals.
Malcolm Cooper
   has excelled in   
50m Rifle Shooting
Olympics - 2 Gold Medals
Manuela Di Centa
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 4 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals
Manuel Estiarte
   has excelled in   
Waterpolo
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. FINA Bronze Team Competition Medalist
Marc Girardelli
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics 2 Silver Medals. World Championships - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals
Marco Van Basten
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Striker. Named European Footballer of the Year 1988, 1989 and 1992.
Margaret Court
   has excelled in   
Tennis
The second woman ever to win all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same calendar year.
Maria Kiseleva
   has excelled in   
Synchronized Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals
Mario Kempes
   has excelled in   
Football
South American Footballer of the Year, 1978. FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe, 1978.
Mario Lemieux
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Played 17 seasons as Center for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.
Maria Petrova
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics - Rhythmic
World Championships - 9 Gold, 9 Silver, 4 Bronze medals.
Marita Koch
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 3 Gold, 1 Silver Medal
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 3 Gold, 3 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 3 Gold, 5 Silver Medals
Mark Allen
   has excelled in   
Triathlon
One Olympic Gold Medal 1989, Six Time Ironman International Champion (1989-1995)
Mark Spitz
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Known for winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, an achievement surpassed only when Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal of the 2008 Olympics.
Markus Prock
   has excelled in   
Luge
Olympics - 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze medals.
Martina Navrátilová
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
Mary T. Meagher
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze medals
Mathias Sindelar
   has excelled in   
Football
Known as "The Mozart of football", he was voted the best Austrian footballer of the 20th Century in a 1999 poll by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
Matt Biondi
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 8 Gold, 2 Silver, One Bronze. World Championships - 6 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze. Pan Pacific Games - 13 Gold Medals
Matthew Pinsent
   has excelled in   
Rowing
Olympics - 4 Gold medals - Coxless Pair. World Championships - 10 Gold, 2 Bronze medals.
Matti Nykänen
   has excelled in   
Ski Jumping
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze medals.
Maureen Connolly
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Australian Open Champion 1953, 2 Time French Open Champion, 3 Time Wimbledon Champion, 5 time U.S. Champion
Merlene Ottey
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Silver, 5 Bronze medals. World Championships - 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 7 Bronze medals.
Michael Gross
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Nicknamed "The Albatross" due to his especially long arms which gave him a total span of 2.13 m.
Michael Johnson
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
4 Olympic gold medals and was crowned world champion nine times. Currently holds the world record in the 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay.
Michael Jordan
   has excelled in   
Basketball
5 MVP awards, 10 All-NBA First Team designations, 9 All-Defensive First Team honors, 14 NBA All-Star Game appearances, 3 All-Star MVP, 10 scoring titles, 6 NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Michael Laudrup
   has excelled in   
Football
Danish Player of the Year 1982 and 1985. Denmark's Best Player Ever -2006
Michael Phelps
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 14 Gold, 2 Bronze medals. World Championships - 17 Gold, 3 Silver medals.
Michael Schumacher
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
Seven-time world champion, and current advisor and occasional test driver for Ferrari.
Michel Platini
   has excelled in   
Football
French former football player, manager and current president of the Union of European Football Associations.
Mick Doohan
   has excelled in   
Motorcycle Racing
500cc Class Motorcycle World Champion 1994 to 1998
Miguel Induráin
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Won the Tour de France from 1991 to 1995, becoming only the fourth person to win the event five times, and the first to win five in a row.
Mike Hailwood
   has excelled in   
Motorcycle Racing
First rider to win four consecutive 500cc World Championships. 14 Time Winner Isle of Man TT.
Mike Powell
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Current holder of the long jump world record 8.95 m (29 ft, 4-1/2 in.)
Mike Tyson
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Nicknamed 'Iron Mike' . Total fight count of 58. 50 wines, 44 by KO.
Mingxia Fu
   has excelled in   
Diving
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold Medals
Misty May
   has excelled in   
Beach Volleyball
Olympics - 2 Gold medals. World Championships - 3 Gold medals.
Moses Malone
   has excelled in   
Basketball
3 time NBA MVP, NBA Championship 1983 (Philadelphia 76ers). Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Muhammad Ali
   has excelled in   
Boxing
One Olympic Gold Medal 1960, Boxing Record 56 Wins, 37 by knock out
Murray Rose
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Nadia Comâneci
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. European Championships - 9 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Naim Süleymanoglu
   has excelled in   
Weightlifting
Won three Olympic Championships, seven World Championships and six European Championships and earned 46 world records.
Nedo Nadi
   has excelled in   
Fencing
Olympics - 6 Gold medals. Only fencer to win a gold medal in each of the three weapons at a single Olympic Game.
Niki Lauda
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
Austrian aviator, entrpreneur and three-time F1 World Champion.
Nikolai Andrianov
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 7 Gold , 5 Silver, 3 Bronze
Nikos Galis
   has excelled in   
Basketball
Led the Greek national basketball team to the 1987 European Championship Gold Medal.
Nilton Santos
   has excelled in   
Football
He was called 'The Encyclopedia' because of his knowledge of the sport of football.
Nándor Hidegkuti
   has excelled in   
Football
Prominent member of the legendary Hungary team known as the Golden Team.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
   has excelled in   
Biathlon
Olympics - 5 Gold, 3 Silver, One Bronze. World Championships - 14 Gold, 10 Silver, 9 Bronze
Oleg Blokhin
   has excelled in   
Football
Ukrainian Football coach.
Olga Brusnikina
   has excelled in   
Synchronized Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals (Duet & Team Competition)
Olga Korbut
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 4 Gold, 2 Silver. One of the first persons ever to do a backward somersault on the balance bean.
Omar Linares
   has excelled in   
Baseball
Position: Third baseman. Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal
Omar Sivori
   has excelled in   
Football
European Footballer of the Year in 1961.
Oscar Mathisen
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
During his career, he set 14 world records, with his 1,500 m record from 1914 standing unrivalled for 23 years.
Oscar Robertson
   has excelled in   
Basketball
12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 professional seasons. He is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season.
Oscar Schmidt
   has excelled in   
Basketball
Played for Fórum Valladolid for the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons. One of the best players never to have competed in the NBA.
Paavo Nurmi
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 9 Gold, 3 Silver medals. Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.
Pancho Gonzales
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Wimbledon and French Open Men's Double Champion, 1949
Paolo Rossi
   has excelled in   
Football
In 1982, he led Italy to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot/Maximo Goleador honors, and the Golden Ball.
Patrick Roy
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Only player in NHL history to have won the Conn Smythe Trophy (the award given to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) three times.
Patrick Sercu
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Track
The record holder for the number of six-day track race victories, having won 88 events out of 223 starts.
Paul Elvstrøm
   has excelled in   
Sailing
Olympics - 4 Gold Medals - Firefly and Finn Class
Paula Newby-Fraser
   has excelled in   
Triathlon
Won the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii 8 times in 1986, 1988-1989, 1991-1994, and 1996. She is also referred to as "The Queen of Kona".
Paula Radcliffe
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Currently holds the world record for Olympic Marathon - 2:15:25.
Pelé
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Forward. Pele's 1281 goals are recognized by FIFA as the highest total achieved by a professional footballer. FIFA Player of the Century, 2000.
Pernilla Wiberg
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Pertti Karppinen
   has excelled in   
Rowing
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. World Championships - 2 Gold, 3 Silver, One Bronze
Peter Blangé
   has excelled in   
Volleyball
Olympics - One Gold, One Silver (Team). European Championships - One Gold (Team)
Peter Schmeichel
   has excelled in   
Football
Best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to the 1999 UEFA Champions League to complete The Treble.
Peter Seisenbacher
   has excelled in   
Judo
Olympics - 2 Gold medals. World Championships - 1 Gold medals.
Peter Snell
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold medals. Voted New Zealand's 'Sports Champion of the 20th Century'.
Pete Sampras
   has excelled in   
Tennis
During his 15-year career, he won a record 14 Grand Slam men's singles titles (two Australian Open, seven Wimbledon, five US Open).
Phil Mahre
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 1 Gold medal.
Phil Taylor
   has excelled in   
Darts
14 World titles, 75 other major tournament wins.
Pierre Lueders
   has excelled in   
Bobsleigh
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze medals.
Pieter Van Den Hoogenband
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze medals. World Championships - 8 Silver, 2 Bronze medals.
Piet Moeskops
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Track
Won the UCI Track Cycling World Championships - Men's Sprint 5 times in the 1920's.
Pirmin Zurbriggen
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Pyrros Dimas
   has excelled in   
Weightlifting
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal
Ralf Schumann
   has excelled in   
Shooting
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver medals.
Ray Bourque
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Defence position - Boston Bruins, 1979-2001
Raymond Ceulemans
   has excelled in   
Billiards
35 World Championship, 48 European and 61 National Titles
Raymond Kopa
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Attacking midfielder. First footballer to hold the ' Legion d'Honneur'.
Reiner Klimke
   has excelled in   
Equestrian - Dressage
Olympics - 6 Gold, 2 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 6 Gold Medals
René Lacoste
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Le Crocodile'. Won seven Grand Slam singles championships 1925 - 1928.
Ric Charlesworth
   has excelled in   
Field Hockey
Olympics - Silver Metal Team Competition
Richard Fox
   has excelled in   
Canoe/Kayak
Ten time world Slalom champion for Great Britain
Rie Mastenbroek
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver medal.
Rik Van Looy
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
The first cyclist to win all five of the most prestigious one-day classics.
Rik Van Steenbergen
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
World Champion 1949, 1956 and 1957.
Robby Naish
   has excelled in   
Windsurfing
World Champion 1983 to 1987. Renowned for his 'Table Top', 'Forward Loop' and 'Longboard Loop' moves.
Roberto Baggio
   has excelled in   
Football
The only Italian player ever to score in three World Cups. FIFA World Player of the Year 1993
Roberto Clemente
   has excelled in   
Baseball
2 Time World Series Champion 1960 & 1971, 1971 World Series MVP, 1966 NL MVP
Roberto Durán
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Lightweight Division. 119 Fights - 103 Wins, 70 by KO, 16 Losses
Roberto Rivelino
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Left Winger. Invented a football move called the "Elastico", also known as "flip flap"
Rod Laver
   has excelled in   
Tennis
11 Time Grand Slam Winner. World No. 1 player from 1964 to 1970.
Rodrigo Pessoa
   has excelled in   
Equestrian - Jumping
Olympics - 1 Gold, 2 Bronze medals. World Championships - 1 Gold Medal
Roger De Vlaeminck
   has excelled in   
Cycling - Road
Four time Paris-Bourbaix Winner. Six Time Tierreno-Adriatico Winner. World Championships Gold Medalist 1975
Roger Federer
   has excelled in   
Tennis
3 Time Australian Open Champion, 5 Time Wimbledon Champion, 5 Time U.S. Open Winner
Roland Matthes
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. Nicknamed "Rolls-Royce of Swimming".
Ross Rebagliati
   has excelled in   
Snowboard
First to ever win a Olympic Gold medal for snowboarding.
Roy Emerson
   has excelled in   
Tennis
12 Grand Slam Single Titles and 16 Grand Slam Men's Doubles Titles.
Rudolf Kárpáti
   has excelled in   
Fencing
Olympics - 6 Gold Medals. World Championships - 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Rudy Hartono
   has excelled in   
Badminton
Won the World Championship in 1980 and the prestigious All-England Championship trophy 8 times.
Ruud Gullit
   has excelled in   
Football
European Footballer of the Year in 1987 and the World Soccer Player of the Year in 1987 & 1989.
Ryoko Tani
   has excelled in   
Judo
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 7 Gold, 1 Bronze medal.
Sachin Tendulkar
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game. The first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has more than eighty international centuries.
Sadaharu Oh
   has excelled in   
Baseball
Holds the world record for home runs on a professional level, having hit 868 in his career.
Saïd Aouita
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
One Olympic Gold Medal, Four Mediterranean Games Gold Medals
Samppa Lajunen
   has excelled in   
Nordic Combined
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. World Championships - 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals.
Sam Snead
   has excelled in   
Golf
He won a record 82 PGA Tour events and about 70 others worldwide. He won seven majors: three Masters, three PGA Championships and one British Open.
Sandra Schmirler
   has excelled in   
Curling
Schmirler skipped her Canadian team to a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, the first year curling was a medal sport.
Sawao Kato
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 8 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Sebastian Coe
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. European Championships - 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Sepp "Bubi" Bradl
   has excelled in   
Ski Jumping
Olympics - One Gold Medal - Individual Large Hill 1939
Sepp Maier
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Goalkeeper. Nicknamed "The Cat from Anzing" due to his incredible reflexes.
Serge Blanco
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Five Nations Championship 1981 & 1987.
Sergei Makarov
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver. World Championships - 8 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze medals
Sergey Bubka
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, World Championships - 3 Gold Medals. Pole Vault
Severiano Ballesteros
   has excelled in   
Golf
Won five majors and was the youngest winner of the U.S. Masters (at 23) before Tiger Woods broke that record in 1997; Ballesteros was also the youngest winner of the British Open in the 20th century; in matchplay he won the World Matchplay Championship a record equalling five times, and his partnership with Jose Maria Olazabal in the Ryder Cup was the most successful in the competition's history.
Shahbaz Ahmed
   has excelled in   
Field Hockey
One Olympic Bronze Medal, Nicked "The Man with the Electric Heels" in Pakistan
Shane Gould
   has excelled in   
Swimming
The first female swimmer ever to win three Olympic gold medals in world record time.
Shane Warne
   has excelled in   
Cricket
Australian international cricketer who is widely regarded as the greatest leg spin bowler in the history of cricket.
Shaquille O' Neal
   has excelled in   
Basketball
4 time NBA Champion, 2000 NBA MVP, 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Silvio Piola
   has excelled in   
Football
Piola won the 1938 FIFA World Cup with Italy, scoring two goals in the final. He is also considered as the inventory of the 'bicycle kick'.
Sándor Kocsis
   has excelled in   
Football
Position: Forward. Nicknamed "Golden Head", he was a prolific goalscorer for both Budapest Honved and Hungary.
Sonja Henie
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936), a ten-time World Champion (1927-1936)
Soo-Nyung Kim
   has excelled in   
Archery
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 4 Gold Medals
Sophie Von Weiler
   has excelled in   
Field Hockey
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze medal.
Spiridon Louis
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
Stanley Matthews
   has excelled in   
Football
He is the only player to have been knighted while still playing, as well as the first European Footballer of the Year and the first Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year. His nicknames included 'The Wizard of the Dribble' and 'The Magician'.
Stefania Belmondo
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 2 Gold, 3 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze. World Championships - 5 Gold, Six Silver, 2 Bronze
Stefan Edberg
   has excelled in   
Tennis
2 Time Australian Open Winner, 2 Time Wimbledon Winner, 2 Time U.S. Open Winner
Stefan Everts
   has excelled in   
Motocross
10 Time Wolrd Champion. Only rider to become World Champion on all four Japanese manufactured bikes.
Steffi Graf
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Only player to have won all four Grand Slam singles tournaments (Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open) at least four times each.
Stefka Kostadinova
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold Medals
Steve Davis
   has excelled in   
Snooker
6 Time World Champion, 5 Time International Open Champion, 47 Other Professional Tournament Winner
Steven Lopez
   has excelled in   
Taekwondo
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 4 Gold medals.
Steve Redgrave
   has excelled in   
Rowing
Olympics - 5 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 9 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medals.
Stirling Moss
   has excelled in   
Autosport - Formula One
Raced from 1948 to 1962, won 194 of the 497 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix.
Stuart Mackenzie
   has excelled in   
Rowing
Olympics - 1 Silver medal, Single Sculls
Sugar Ray Leonard
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Welterweight. Boxing Record: 36 wins, 25 by KO, 3 Losses.
Sugar Ray Robinson
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Robinson held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
Susi Susanti
   has excelled in   
Badminton
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze medal.
Suzanne Lenglen
   has excelled in   
Tennis
Won the Wimbledon singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles championships in the same year on three separate occasions (1920, 1922, and 1925)
Sven Hannawald
   has excelled in   
Ski Jumping
Olympics - 1 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Svetlana Khorkina
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 9 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals
Sylke Otto
   has excelled in   
Luge
Olympics - 2 Gold medals. World Championships - 6 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze medals.
Tadahiro Nomura
   has excelled in   
Judo
Olympics - 3 Gold medals. World Championships - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze medal.
Tamás Darnyi
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold Medals. World Championships -4 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal. European Championships - 8 Gold Medals
Ted Williams
   has excelled in   
Baseball
Nicknamed 'The Splendid Splinter'. Played 21 seasons and considered to be on of the greatest hitters in baseball.
Teófilo Cubillas
   has excelled in   
Football
Midfielder. South American Footballer of the Year 1972.
Teófilo Stevenson
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Olympics - 3 Gold medals. World Amateur Championships - 3 Gold medals.
Teun De Nooijer
   has excelled in   
Field Hockey
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Cup Team Gold 1998. Four Time Team Gold Champions Trophy Winner
Thomas Alsgaard
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 5 Gold , One Silver, Six World Championship Gold Medals
Thomas Wassberg
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 4 Gold medals. World Championships - 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Tiger Woods
   has excelled in   
Golf
He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour.
Tom Jager
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 4 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal
Tommie Smith
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Winner of the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Summer Olympics - gave a 'Black Power' salute while receiving his medal.
Ton Sijbrands
   has excelled in   
Draughts
In 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1988 he was national Dutch champion. World Champion 1972 and 1973.
Ulrich Salchow
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
Salchow won the World Figure Skating Championships ten times, from 1901 to 1905, and from 1907 to 1911.
Ulrich Wehling
   has excelled in   
Nordic Combined
First man to win three consecutive Winter Olympic gold medals in the sport of nordic combined.
Ulrike Meyfarth
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold medals. World Championships - 1 Silver medal. Youngest Olympic champion ever in women's high jump.
Uschi Disl
   has excelled in   
Women's Biathlon
Olympics - 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals
Uwe Seeler
   has excelled in   
Football
German Footballer of the Year, 1960, 1964 and 1970.
Valentino Rossi
   has excelled in   
Motorcycle Racing
One of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time, with 8 Grand Prix World Championships to his name.
Valentina Vezzali
   has excelled in   
Fencing
Vezzali is the first fencer in Olympic history to win three Individual Foil gold medals at three consecutive Olympics - Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold, One Silver, 200m & 400m track
Valeriy Borzov
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze. European Championships - 4 Gold, 1 Silver
Valeriy Brumel
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver - High Jump
Vera Cáslavská
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 7 Gold, 4 Silver. World Championships - 4 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze. European Championships - 11 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Viktor Barna
   has excelled in   
Table Tennis
40 World Championship Table Tennis Medals (22 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze)
Vitaly Scherbo
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
The only male gymnast ever to have won a world or olympic title on all 8 events: at the 1992 Olympics, he won 6 of 8 events (team, all-around, and 4 of 6 event finals - more golds at a single Olympics than any other gymnast in Olympic history);
Vladimir Salnikov
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold Medals. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Silver medals.
Vladimir Smirnov
   has excelled in   
Cross Country Skiing
Olympics - 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze medals. World Championships - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze medals.
Vladislav Tretyak
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens. Current President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia.
Vreni Schneider
   has excelled in   
Alpine Skiing
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze. World Championships - 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medal.
Waldyr 'Didi' Pereira
   has excelled in   
Football
Central Midfielder - Played in 3 World Cups: 1954, 1958 & 1962
Walter Hagen
   has excelled in   
Golf
First American to win the British Open, which he went on to win four times in total.
Wayne Gretzky
   has excelled in   
Ice Hockey
Only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season—a feat he accomplished four times.
Willie John McBride
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Was an inaugural inductee into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. Played for the British and Irish Lions.
Willie Pep
   has excelled in   
Boxing
Record of 230 wins, 65 wins by KO and 11 losses.
Wilma Rudolph
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
The first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games (1960), despite running on a sprained ankle at the time.
Wilson Kipketer
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze. World Championships - 3 Gold Medals
Wilt Chamberlain
   has excelled in   
Basketball
2 Time NBA Champion (76ers & Lakers), 4 Time NBA MVP, 1960 Rookie of the Year
Wolfgang Hoppe
   has excelled in   
Bobsleigh
Olympics - 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 7 Bronze Medals.
Yang Yang
   has excelled in   
Badminton
Won two World Badminton Championships men's singles titles consecutively (1987, 1989).
Yang Yang
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 31 Gold, 13 Silver, 5 Bronze medals.
Yana Klochkova
   has excelled in   
Swimming
Olympics - 4 Gold, 1 Silver. World Championships - 9 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Yasuhiro Yamashita
   has excelled in   
Judo
Olympics - 1 Gold medal. World Championships - 4 Gold medals.
Yevgeni Plushenko
   has excelled in   
Figure Skating
2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist, three-time World Champion, five-time European Champion, four-time Grand Prix Final gold medalist and the seven-time National Champion.
Yuri Titov
   has excelled in   
Gymnastics – Artistic
Olympics - 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze medals.
Yuriy Sedykh
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver. World Championships - 1 Gold, 1 Silver - Hammer Throw.
Yvonne Van Gennip
   has excelled in   
Speedskating
Olympics- 3 Gold medals.
Zbigniew Boniek
   has excelled in   
Football
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year - 1982, Poland National Team Coach - 2002
Zico
   has excelled in   
Football
Zico scored 66 goals in 88 international matches for Brazil, and represented them in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups.
Zinédine Zidane
   has excelled in   
Football
Helped France win the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000, in addition to winning the 2002 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid.
Zizinho
   has excelled in   
Football
An Attacking midfielder, striker or winger for Brazil's national team. He came to international prominence at the 1950 World Cup, where scored two goals.
Zlatko Cajkovski
   has excelled in   
Football
Olympics - 2 Silver Medals. 1948 & 1952. Yugolavian Football Team FIFA World Cup 1950 & 1954


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