Each Countries Greatest Athlete

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  1. GOATofGOATs1987

    GOATofGOATs1987 Registered User

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    In your opinions, who are the greatest athletes of each sporting nation? Now of course they're 195 countries so we obviously won't get to all of them, but I'll just name a handful that come to my mind!

    Canada: Wayne Gretzky
    USA: Michael Jordan (could be many ppl tbh)
    Argentina: Leo Messi/Diego Maradona
    Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo
    Spain: Rafa Nadal
    Switzerland: Roger Federer
    Brazil: Pele
    Germany: Franz Beckenbauer/Steffi Graf
    China: Yao Ming
    Jamaica: Usain Bolt
    Philippines: Manny Pacquiao
    Ireland: Connor McGregor
    Great Britain: Mo Farah
    Serbia: Novak Djokovic
    France: Zinedine Zidane
     
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    JackStraw Moving much too slow

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    USA: Willie Mays (best player in baseball at a time when baseball was by far the most popular sport in the country)
    France: Bernard Hinault
    Belgium: Eddy Merckx
    Italy: Fausto Coppi
    Sweden: Bjorn Borg
    Austria: Franz Klammer
    Australia: Rod Laver
    Ireland: Sean Kelly/Roy Keane
    UK: Daley Thompson/Jackie Stewart
    Netherlands: Johan Cruyff
    Czecholslovakia/Czech Republic: Martina Navratilova
    Romania: Nadia Comaneci
     
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    New Zealand - Richie McCaw
    Australia - Don Bradman
     
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    Don't have a problem with most of the picks for the countries already mentioned but I think for Ireland it should be Brian O'Driscoll. For Great Britain I'd say it's Sir Steve Redgrave.

    Finland: Teemu Selanne
    Russia/Soviet Union: Vladislav Tretiak
    South Africa: Joost Van Der Westhuizen
    Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko
     
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    I would say Jacques Kallis for South Africa.
     
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    MXD I'll sue their ass off.

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    FIN : Paavo Nurmi
    CUB : Javier Sotomayor
     
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    Alberto Juantorena and Felix Savon can be included in the Cuba conversation.
     
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    Denmark: One of Paul Elvstrøm, Michael Laudrup or Caroline Wozniacki. Either Michael Laudrup due to footballs popularity or Paul Elvstrøm based on 4 Olympic gold medals and being awarded Danish Athlete of the Century.
     
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    I'd vote El Caballo
     
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    Yeah what he did might stand unbeaten in our lifetimes.
     
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    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    From an accomplishment perspective probably Michael Phelps.
     
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    Not a terrible choice, but I would certainly take Lev Yashin over him.
     
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    Slovakia - Peter Sagan?
     

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