Top 10 Biggest Media Personalities in Sports for all time

Posted on March 02, 2019, 5:32 pm
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When searching in every aspect of sporting history, if someone wants to identify the biggest media personalities in sports for all time there will have found lots of pleasing names for presenting. In every category of sports in the world, the Athletes have acquired names and fame through performances, achievements and media behavior.

There have Produced Greatest Footballers, Cricketers, Basketball Players, Hockey Players, Boxers, Sprinters, Wrestlers, Squash Players, Golfers, etc. Regarding the situation, the writers are always trying to find the biggest media personalities in sports on the basis of their performance consistency per season and achievements with their presence in different media. 

Biggest Media Personalities in Sports for all time ever

According to the above mentioned criteria let’s have a look to some of the Top 10 biggest media personalities in sports for all time.

Top 10 biggest media personalities in sports ever

The list below is about the top 10 biggest media personalities in sports ever on the basis of their actual performances, achievements and media presence.

  • Chris Gayle
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • ShahidAfridi
  • Lionel Messi
  • Zinedine Zidan
  • Diego Maradona
  • Imran Khan
  • Muhammad Ali
  • MS Dhoni
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

10.Chris Gayle

If someone thinks about the present age historic, aggressive and consistent left handed batsman in the world; at first, the name of Chris Gayle will be coming up. His massive batting power with hybrid productive runs made him as one of the best left handed batsmen in the world.

Gayle was born in Kingston of Jamaica on September 21, 1978. His full name is Christophe Henry Gayle. He made his debut in Test cricket against Zimbabwe on March 16, 2000. His ODI and T20 debut were started on September 11, 1998, and February 16, 2006, respectively.

In all formats, Gayle is mostly known for his aggressive performance in T20 format. His batting average in ODI, Test, and T20 is 37, 42 and 41 sequentially. He seemed as the World Boss for his T20 actions. He is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

9.Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The all-time controversial Ibrahimovic is the legendary striker of Sweden. The 6 ft 5 inch height Zlatan is famously known for his extraordinary bicycle kick. He was the player of the match when he solely qualifies the team Sweden in reaching the UEFA Euro 2012 as the group Champion.

Zlatan seems to be the stylish player of Sweden. He is the top goal scorer in the history of Sweden. Zlatan is a player of changing the team occasionally.

After that, his running started through Ajax, Juventus, and Inter Milan, even in Barcelona A.C. Milan, PSG and Manchester United. Lately, he signed with the major league soccer club La Galaxy on 23 March 2018. He is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

8.Shahid Afridi

The Pakistani spinner Shahid Afridi is popularly known as an all-rounder but he is one of the best spin bowlers in the world. He is a Right-arm leg break bowler with huge wicket taker.

Afridi has taken 48 wickets from just 27 Tests and 395 wickets from 398 ODIs. In T20 he has got 97 wickets from 98 matches. His best bowling title is 5/52 in Test, 7/12 in ODI and 4/11 in T20.

Shahid Afridi is most popular for his aggressive batting style and for a lot of international records including Most Number of Sixes, longest six in the history of cricket, scoring maximum (32) runs in one over,  the fastest 100 in ODI’s (37 balls).

Shahid Afridi is popularly known “LALA” in his team members and as “BOOM BOOM” in his fans. He is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

7.Lionel Messi

Messi can be termed as a beauty of football. His tactics in passing the football, beating the multiple opposite defenders and finishing the ball into the post are just impressive. Messi started his career by joining in an Argentinean club Newell’s Old Boys when he was just 8 years of old.

He has joined to Football Club Barcelona at the age of 13 when the club paid for his treatment on a growth hormone deficiency.

As a player, Messi has achieved La-Liga, Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and some other trophies as well. As a player of the national team, he reached Argentina to Runner-Up in the 2014 World Cup Final.

He also achieved 5 times Ballon d Ór as same with Cristiano Ronaldo but he created a record of earning Ballon d O’r 4 times at a stretch from 2009 to 2012 that is a record. He is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

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6.Zinedine Zidan

The former heroic French footballer Zinedine Zidane was an attacking midfielder of the national team from 1994 to 2006. He is a proud player in winning the FIFA World Cup 1998 for France.

Zidan is famously known for his brightest career in Real Madrid. He is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

Final championship Total Goals Personal achievements

National

FIFA World Cup-1998,

UEFA European Championship:2000

Club

Serie A-two times in Juventus.

La-Liga-2002-2003,

UEFA Champions League-2001-2002 in Real Madrid.

 

 

 

 

-Club-125

-National-31

 

 

 

 

-FIFA World Cup Golden Ball-2006.

-FIFA Player of the world-1998, 2000, 2003.

– Ballon d’Or-1998.

5.Diego Maradona

The all time legendary Argentinean attacking midfielder Diego Maradona was an advanced playmaker. In his enlightened career, he is mostly known for his playing four times FIFA World Cup where he won the final trophy in 1986.

His un-penalized handing foul against England is popularly known as the Hand of God. Maradona is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

Final championship Total Goals Personal achievements

National

World Cup-1986

Club

Copa del Rey 1983 in Barcelona.

Serie A-two times in Napoli.

 

 

-Club-312

-National-34

 

 

-FIFA World Cup Golden Ball-1986

-FIFA Player of the century-2000.

– Ballon d’Or-1996.

4.Imran Khan

Imran Khan is the heroic captain of Pakistan who beat India at first in 1987. Khan achieved 3000 runs and 300 wickets as the second fastest in cricket. He played 58 tests and 175 ODIs in his career. He made a victory of winning the 1992 World Cup against England.

The former Pakistani Legendary cricketer Imran Khan Niazi was born on 25 November 1952. He played under Pakistan national cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century.

Imran Khan was the most successful captain in the history of Pakistan cricket by leading his country to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

He has started his political career in Pakistan with his party after retirement from cricket. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is his political party name.

He is also a cricket commentator, a prominent philanthropist, Chancellor of the University of Bradford and Founding Chairman of Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center.

Imran Khan founded Namal College, Mianwali in 2008, through worldwide fundraising. He is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

3.Muhammad Ali

To find a great Muslim sports player you may search some common name first. In this short list, you have to enlist the greatest Muslim athletes in the history of sports for all time the name will come first is Muhammad Ali the greatest. He was the Greatest Boxer who won every big Boxing Title Ever Born on Face of the earth. 

He converted to Islam during the Civil Rights Movement and pledged allegiance to the Nation of Islam.  In the history of heavyweight, Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any champion. Ali is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

Heavyweight kings Floyd Patterson (twice), Sonny Liston (twice), Ernie Terrell, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), Jimmy Ellis, George Foreman and Leon Spinks all are defeated by him. He also defeated the light-heavyweight champs, Bob Foster & Archie Moore. Muhammad Ali achieved 1960 Light Heavyweight Olympic Gold Medal, Three-time World Heavyweight Champion.

2.MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni stands for Mahendra Sing Dhoni, The captain of Indian Cricket Team. He played as right- hand batsman with a walling wicket keeping behind the stamps.

Dhoni played 90 Test matches with 4876 runs and 318 ODI matches with 9967 runs. In T20 he played 89 matches with scoring 1444 runs. His batting average is 38, 51 and 37 in all three formats respectively.

Under the captaincy of Dhoni India won 36 tests, 177 ODIs, and 51 T20s. He is a captain who won both of the World Cup cricket finals in his career. MS seems to be the most successful cricket captain of all-time for India. Dhoni is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

1.Cristiano Ronaldo

The all-time glorious, stylish and successful striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain and main striker of the team Portugal. His brand name jersey number is 7 for that reason he is popularly known as CR7 also.

This all-time best striker of soccer played for Real Madrid from 2009 after finishing the rising career in Manchester United. To the real fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a phenomenon. He is most familiar with his branded name CR7.

Cristiano is a player who achieved all the tournament cups except FIFA World Cup. He achieved the European Champions League, UEFA Champions League, European Golden Shoes, Five times Ballon d Ór and many more. This Portugal star is one of the biggest media personalities in sports for his media behavior.

As a team player of Real Madrid, he broke all the records of the previous players in its history.  In every season from the joining, he continued to score the highest goals in all leagues. Besides the football, he is famously known for his Social and Cultural activities to the world’s people.

In the long history of sports, there have born some numerous skilled players for different types of games. Every player has a great contribution in winning any champion’s trophy for a team.

Of them, some players proved themselves as one of the biggest media personalities in sports for all time in the world by their performances, achievements and media behavior.

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