12 Greatest sportsperson ever

Sachin Tendulkar,INDIA
Cricketer
Most runs in Tests (14,513) and ODIs (17,598). Also has most centuries in Tests (50) and ODIs (46), including the only double hundred in one-dayers.
 
Michael Jordan,USA
Professional basketball player
Won a record six NBA titles for the Chicago Bulls between 1991 and 1998. Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player. Key figure in rise of product endorsements by athletes.
Michael Schumacher,GERMANY
F1 racer
Won a record 7 world titles between 1995 and 2004. Won a record 91 races and found a place on the winners’ podium an incredible 154 times.
 
Lance Armstrong,USA
Cyclist
Won a record 7 consecutive Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005 while overcoming testicular cancer. remains inspirational figure despite swirling rumours of steroid abuse.
Carl Lewis,USA
Track and field athlete
Won 9 Olympic gold medals (and 1 silver) between 1984 and 1996. With 4 gold medals in the 1984 Olympics, emulated Jesse Owens’s legendary 1936 feat.
 
Roger Federer,SWITZERLAND
Tennis player
Swiss ace who has won a record 16 Grand Slam singles titles, including 6 Wimbledon titles. Held World No.1 ranking for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
Martina Navratilova , CZECHOSLOVAKIA/USA
Tennis player
Czech-American women’s tennis superstar who won 59 Grand Slam titles (including 18 singles titles) over a 21-year career (1975-2006). Won a record 167 titles in total.
 
Dhyan Chand,INDIA
Hockey player
Inspirational centre-forward who led India to 3 Olympic golds in hockey’s early days, scoring 33 goals in 12 Olympic matches.
Mohammad Ali,USA
Professional boxer
Three-time world heavyweight champion; 56 wins in professional career. Inspirational figure who became an icon for US civil rights movement.
 
Pele,BRAZIL
Footballer
Legendary superstar who inspired Brazil to 3 World Cup wins in 1958, 1962 and 1970. Scored 77 goals for Brazil. Voted Fifa Player of the Century.
Nadia Comaneci,ROMANIA
Gymnast
Won 5 Olympic golds for Romania in 1976 and 1980. Made history at the 1976 Montreal Olympics by being the first to achieve a “Perfect 10”.
 
Tiger Woods,USA
Professional golfer
American superstar who has won 14 “majors”. With 71 PGA tour titles and having achieved golf’s career Grand Slam three times, is by far the most accomplished golfer playing today.
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