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Top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup Records of All-time

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest stage of football. It is not only applicable for men, but also applicable in the women’s version of football. The event is equally exciting in FIFA Women’s World Cup. Some of the greatest records in women’s soccer have been created in FIFA Women’s World Cup’s history. The female soccer players from different countries try their best to go down in the history. Holding a record in a world cup, is very much significant for a player, whether the player is a man or woman.

With the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is progressing, many new records will be built, breaking the older ones. The world cup records thus carry a significant importance to both players and the soccer fans.

10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time:

Sporty Ghost have taken an initiative to enlist top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time. Let’s have a look at it, but do not forget to give us your valuable comments.

10. Highest attendance in a match: 90,185 (1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final)

The final match of 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup took place on 10 July, 1999, at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States where United States met China for the title. The final is widely considered as one of the most important events in the American soccer history. A whooping number, which is estimated 90,185, of soccer fans gathered that day in one place to see the final showdown. The 1999 final set a record of highest attendance in the history of a Women’s World Cup match.

We have selected the record as no. 10 in our list of top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time. The match became a breath taking, heart-throbbing phenomenon while the score remained a 0-0 draw and finally United States won the final with a 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after the end of the extra-time.

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9. Biggest victory: Germany (11)-(0) Argentina

The German women’s national soccer team holds the record of the biggest margin of victory in the history of FIFA Women’s World Cup. The World Cup match took place on 10 September, 2007 at Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai, China. The invincible German team demolished Argentina women’s side by scoring 11 goals with a clean sheet. The German forward Birgit Prinz scored a magnificent hat trick, while Lingor and Behringer also scored two goals each. Smisek is another player, who made another hat trick in that match.

It became the only world cup match where two players of same side scored a hat trick. Argentina, on the other hand failed to net a single goal and also faced their biggest loss by 11-0 in the world cup. The record is placed at no. 9 in our list of top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time.

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8. Most consecutive losses: Argentina (6 world cup matches)

The Argentine women’s national team is consisted of amateur players, because there is no professional soccer league for the women in Argentina. Women’s football in Argentina still remains in shadow in compared of men’s soccer. The team’s last major achievement came when they defeated Brazil in the finals of 2006 Sudamericano Femenino on November 26, 2006. The inexperienced Argentine women’s team lost 6 times in a row in the FIFA Women’s World Cup from 2003 till 2007.

The record of most consecutive losses goes for the Argentine national women’s team and it is the no. 8 record in the list of top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time. The poor team started the streak with a 6-0 loss against Japan on 20 September, 2003 Women’s World Cup and the streak ended after the 1-6 loss against England on 17 September in 2007 Women’s World Cup.

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7. Most consecutive matches without a loss-Germany (15 World Cup matches)

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German women’s national soccer team ; image credit – Wikimedia/Frank

The German women’s national football team is one of the most successful teams in the history of FIFA Women’s World Cup. They are the winners of 2003 and 2007 Women’s World Cup. Germany remain the sole nation to have won both the men’s and women’s world cup. The German women’s team is holding the record of most consecutive matches without a loss with 15-match streak without facing a loss in the world cup, which has given the 7th spot in the list of top 10 FIFA Women’s world cup records of all-time.

Their winning streak started when they won by 4-1 against Canada in 2003 Women’s world cup at Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus and won the final match of the streak by 4-2 against France in 2011 Women’s world cup at Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach. German women’s team is one of the hardest contenders in 2015 FIFA Women’s world cup, Canada.

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6. Most consecutive wins: Norway (10 World Cup matches)

The Norway national women’s team is widely regarded as the most successful teams in women soccer. They are the former European, world and Olympic champions. The Norway team won consecutive 10 world cup matches from 1995-1999. They started the winning streak with a massive 8-0 victory against Nigeria at 1995 FIFA Women’s world cup.

The Norwegians accomplished their 10th win in world cup consecutively on 30 June, 1999, while they defeated Sweden by 3-1. This unbelievable women’s world cup record stays at no. 6 in the list of top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time. The Norway national team is still showing.

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5. Players with most goals in a single world cup: Michelle Akers (10 goals, 1991)

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Former American soccer player, Michelle Akers was an integral part of US team in 1991 and 1999 women’s world cup victories. The 1991 women’s world cup held in China, was very significant in Akers’ football career, as she managed to score a record 10 goals in total. She scored two match winning goals in the final and was awarded the golden Boot as she was the top goal scorer of that tournament.

In the 1991 season of soccer, Michelle Akers scored a stunning 39 goals in 26 matches, which settled the all-time team record for most goals in a single season of football. She was named FIFA Female Player of the Century for her outstanding goal scoring ability. Her name is also inducted in the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

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4. Youngest goal scorer in World Cup: Elena Danilova (16 years 3 months 15 days)

The Russian soccer team forward, Elena Danilova became the youngest goal scorer in the world cup history at 2003 FIFA Women’s world cup, held in United States. She scored Russia’s last goal in that world cup campaign in a quarterfinal clash against Germany, who were the eventual champion. After scoring the goal, Elena made a history by being the youngest goal scorer in a world cup match with just 16 years 3 months and 15 days of age.

Her amazing record remains at no. 4 spot in our list of top 10 FIFA Women’s world cup records of all-time. She is a remarkable player for Russia as in 2005, she alone scored 9 goals in U-19 Euro and led her team to win their first international title. She is currently playing football for Ryazan VDV, besides Russian national team.

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3. Player with most world cup appearances: Kristine Lilly (5 world cups)

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Kristine Lilly was the captain of United States women’s team and she appeared in a total five Women’s world cup during her soccer career. Her final appearance came at the 2007 World cup in China. It is an amazing record which made her the first woman and also one of the three footballers in the soccer history to appear in five world cups.

This unique record has been placed at no. 3 spot in our list of top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time. She played the 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s world cup, scoring 8 goals in total. The record of appearing in five world cup also later achieved by Brazilian Formiga, Norwegian Bente Nordby , Japanese Homare Sawa and Birgit Prinz for Germany.

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2. Top goal scorer: Marta, Brazil (15 world cup goals)

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Brazilian football forward, Marta da Silva is one of the soccer legends in Brazil’s football history. She has made some important contributions to the Brazil all through her career. Marta was the key player in Brazil’s silver winning performance at 2004 and 2008 summer Olympics. She has participated in four Women’s world cups, including 2015 from the 2003 version of Women’s world cup and has played some extraordinary knocks for her team.

All through her world cup career, Marta scored a total 15 goals. In her first world cup appearance in 2003 FIFA Women’s world cup in United States, she scored 3 goals, and then 7 in 2007 FIFA Women’s world cup in China, 4 more goals in 2011 world cup in Germany, and 1 goal so far in 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The record is placed at no. 2 in top 10 FIFA Women’s World Cup records of all-time.

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1. Best national side: United States (30 wins in 40 world cup matches)

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USWNT ; image credit – Wikimedia/rachael.c.king

The United States Women’s national team, nicknamed as “The USWNT” is the most successful team in Women’s world cup history. The team has won 30 matches in their 40 appearances, while winning the world title twice, in 1991 and 1999. So far, the team have scored 104 goals in world cups, while consuming just 33 goals. The USWNT have achieved Olympic gold medal four times in history, which have taken the team to another level. Most recently, they have beaten Colombia in 2015 FIFA Women’s world cup, round of 16 by 2-0. The team, with its all firepower, is comfortably advancing towards their third world cup title.

The records are always built to be broken some day for sure. Nothing stays forever in this world. Hope, in the coming year, we will be writing another story of building new records in FIFA Women’s world cup. The players will be always in the history and they will be remembered for many years. The top 10 FIFA Women’s world cup records of all-time is just a temporary issue from our desk. So, let’s wait for the next year to see some more new records.

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Top 10 Best NBA Coaches of All-time

In every sport, the players are the ones, who have all the credits of winning the game. But, there is always one person behind each team to make the plan and inspire the victory. That person is the coach, who should deserve all the appreciation as much as the players. In fact, coaches are the mastermind behind every game and he is literally the Godfather. If any team in the sports progresses to the utmost level, the coaches are the man to be treated with respect and regard. The coaches endure similar pressure during a game like the players. Over the years, many coaches have served in NBA (National Basketball Association) and led their teams to victory. They are almost big celebrities as the basketball players are.

Today, We’ll be respecting all those genius bosses in NBA history by making a list of top 10 best NBA Coaches of All-time. Hope, you’ll enjoy.

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Top 10 Best NBA Coaches of All-time:

10. Don Nelson

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Don Nelson—–image credit: Wikipedia/Sean P. Anderson

Don Nelson is a former basketball player and a head coach in NBA. He is one of the best basketball coaches during his time from 1976 to 2010. Nelson is an innovator and the pioneer of the point forward concept in basketball. This tactic is frequently employed the the basketball teams now a days. He built a record in winning 1,333 games, which is most than any other coaches in NBA.

Don Nelson served as a head coach of different NBA teams. He coached Milwaukee Bucks from 1976-1987. After that, he coached the Golden State Warriors from 1988-1995 and again from 2006 to 2010. He also coached New York Knicks from 1995 to 1996, while in the following year, he took the coaching hand for Dallas Mavericks till 2005. For his outstanding coaching performance, Nelson was awarded “The NBA Coach of the Year” thrice in his career, notably in 1983, 1985 and 1992. He is at No. 10 in the list of top 10 best NBA coaches of all-time.

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9. Jack Ramsay

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Jack Ramsay——–image credit: Wikimedia/Sporting News

Jack Ramsay was one of the best NBA coaches in America. He was best known as “Dr. Jack” among his fans. Ramsay earned the fame for coaching the Portland Trail Blazers, who won the 1977 NBA title. He also served as a broadcaster for the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat, ESPN TV and the ESPN radio. He was among the most respected coaches in the history of NBA in United States. The No. 9 place in the list of NBA coaches has been honored by his presence.

Ramsay started his coaching career with the NBA franchise Philadelphia 76ers from 1968 to 1972. Then he moved to Buffalo Braves and coached them between 1972-1976. He also coached Portland Trail Blazers from 1976 to 1986, Indiana Pacers from 1986 to 1988. Jack Ramsay won the award of “Chuck Day Lifetime Achievement” in the 2009/10 season in NBA. His name is inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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8. Lenny Wilkens

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Lenny Wilkens as a player——–image credit: Wikipedia/Malcolm Emmons

Lenny Wilkens is a former basketball player and now one of the best NBA coaches. He was the assistant coach of the 1992 United States Olympic “Dream Team”. After retiring as a player, Lenny served as a head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics from 1969 to 1972 and again from 1977 to 1985. He served in different NBA teams at different time, such as Portland Trail Blazers from 1974 to 1976, Cleveland Cavaliers from 1986 to 1993, Atlanta Hawks from 1993 to 2000, Toronto Raptors from 2000 to 2003 and lastly New York Knicks from 2004 to 2005.

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His name is inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1989 as a player as well as a head coach in 1998. Lenny Wilkens was the most successful coach in NBA as he is holding the record of 1,332 wins in NBA, which put him at 2nd place behind Don Nelson. Lenny is also the winner of the Chuck Day Lifetime Achievement Award for his incredible coaching performance in 2010/11 NBA season. He also achieved the “United States Sports Academy’s” Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award in 1994.

7. Bill Fitch

Bill Fitch is an American former NBA coach and he is one of the best basketball coaches in the history of United States. He has been quite successful in making the NBA teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. He served as a head coach in NBA from 1970 to 1998. Bill Fitch is the No. 7 in our list of top 10 best NBA coaches of all-time. his glorious coaching career started with the NBA franchise Cleveland Cavaliers from 1970 to 1979. Then he coached Boston Celtics from1979 to 1983. He also coached Houston Rockets from 1983 to 1988, New Jersey Nets from 1989 to 1992, Los Angeles Clippers from 1994 to 1998.

Bill achieved the prestigious Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2012-13 NBA season. He also earned the “NBA’s Coach of the Year” award twice. Bill was there when Boston Celtics won their NBA Championship in 1981, defeating Houston Rockets. Bill Fitch is one of the greatest NBA coaches in the history of American basketball.

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6. Red Holzman

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Red Holzman——image credit: Wikimedia/artiphax

Red Holzman is best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. Red led the Knicks to victory in two NBA Championships, in 1970 and 1973. His name is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985. He is the No. 6 in our list of top 10 best NBA coaches of all-time.

Before joining to the Knicks, he was the head coach of St. Louis Hawks from 1954 to 1956. He holds an incredible NBA coaching record of 696 wins–604 losses with an average of .535 in his career. Red Holzman was awarded the NBA Coach of the Year in 1970. He was one of the few basketball legends, who won the NBA Championship, both as a player and as a head coach. The New York Knicks have retired the number 613, the number of his victory as their head coach, to honor this great basketball coach.

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5. Chuck Daly

Chuck Daly, one of the best NBA coaches, who had created a legacy leading the Detroit Pistons to victory in two consecutive NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990. He also helped the United States Men’s Olympic Basketball Team (the Dream Team), to win the gold medal at 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

His coaching career at NBA started with Cleveland Cavaliers in 1982 season. Following that, he coached Detroit Pistons from 1983 to 1992, New Jersey Nets from 1992 to 1994, Orlando Magic from 1997 to 1999. Daly holds the coaching record of a total 564 wins with 379 losses in his career. His name was inducted twice in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The prestigious Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award is named after this great NBA coach. Chuck Daly is at No. 5 in our list of top 10 best NBA coaches of all-time.

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4. John Kundla

John Albert Kundla is No. 4 inductee in our list of top 10 best NBA coaches of all-time for his glorious coaching career. Kundla is an American former college and professional NBA coach since 1948. He served as the first head coach of the Minneapolis Lakers in NBA and he stayed there for a record 11 NBA seasons, from 1948 to 1959. Kundla led his team five League championships, four in the NBA and one in the BAA (Basketball Association of America).

Top 10 Best NBA Coaches of All-time
The 1950 Minneapolis Lakers basketball team—image credit: Wikipedia/ 1950-51 Minneapolis Lakers program

He has a NBA coaching record of 423-302 with an average of 0.583 during his career as a head coach. In 1995, John Kundla was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It was sad but truth that, John Kundla never achieved the NBA coach of the Year award.

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3. Pat Riley

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Pat Riley trying to get his players’ attention——-image via: Wikipedia/Keith Allison

Pat Riley is a former basketball player and coach in NBA, who is now serving as the American professional Basketball executive. Riley has been the team president of the NBA team Miami Heat since 1995. He is regarded as one of the best NBA coaches in American history. His NBA coaching career spanned 27 years, from 1981 to 2008. Pat Riley coached los Angeles Lakers from 1981 to 1990, New York Knicks from 1991 to 1995, Miami Heat from 1995 to 2003 and again in another session from 2005 to 2008. He had an incredible coaching record of a total 798 wins in NBA, while he averaged 0.702 in his career as a head coach. Riley led the teams he coached a total 5 NBA Championship titles in 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 2006.

He has achieved the NBA Coach of the Year three times, in 1990,1993 and 1997. He is also the nine –time winner of the award of NBA All-Star game head coach. In 2012, Pat Riley achieved the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award from NBA. His name is inducted at No. 3 in our list of top 10 best NBA coaches of all-time.

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2. Red Auerbach

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Red Auerbach—image via: Wikipedia/ Jack O’Connell

The former American basketball coach, Red Auerbach is remembered as the pioneer of modern basketball. He redefined the basketball as a game dominated by team play and defense. Many famous basketball players were groomed by Red Auerbach, who later inductd their names in the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1950, he made a history by drafting the first African-American NBA player, Chuck Cooper. He also introduced the first African American starting five in his team later in 1964.

He served as the NBA head coach from 1946 to 1966. He started coaching the Washington Capitols in 1946 and ended there in 1949. Then he moved to Tri-cities BlackHawks and coached them from 1949 to 1950. He also coached Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1965. Red Auerbach won a total 938 games in NBA, which was a record at the time of his retirement. He also won nine NBA Championships in just 10 years. Auerbach won the NBA Coach of the Year award in 1965 and his name was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969. He was also voted one of the NBA 10 Greatest Coaches in the history America.

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1. Phil Jackson

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Phil Jackson—-image credit: Wikipedia/Steve Lipofsky www.Basketballphoto.com

Phil Jackson is a former basketball player and a former head coach in NBA. Currently, he is serving as the President of the New York Knicks. He is widely considered as the best coach in NBA. Phil Jackson has a very glorious coaching career and he was a true boss in basketball over many years. He is the no. 1 in our list of top 10 best NBA Coaches of all-time.

His legendary career began with the NBA franchise Chicago Bulls, where he stayed from 1989 to 1998. During that period Chicago Bulls won six NBA Championship titles. He also coached Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2011. He never deprived the Lakers too, helping them to win five NBA Championships during his reign. Phil Jackson is currently the record holder of most combined championships (13) both as a player and as a head coach. For his outstanding coaching performance, Phil was awarded NBA Coach of the Year award in 1996. His name was also inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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The basketball coaches have been the real hero, creating the best basketball players over the years. The NBA teams compete each other to grab the best coaches, who would lead them to win titles. In United States, Basketball coaches are treated with similar honor and respect as the players. The coaches are the true assets for this nation, who love basketball, more than any other countries in the world.

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Top 10 Best MLS Soccer Teams in the World

Major League Soccer or MLS is one of the best football tournaments of the world. The soccer league represents the highest level of soccer both in United States and Canada. Major league soccer is comprised of 20 football teams, among which 17 in the United States and 3 in Canada. The MLS season starts from March to October in every year, where each MLS team play a total 34 games. The best MLS soccer teams are awarded the “Supporters’ Shield”. The best MLS teams also participate in the championship competitions against teams from other divisions as well as countries. Such soccer competitions are the Canadian Championships, the US Open and the CONCACAF Champions League.

As a part of a successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup in United States, Major League Soccer was founded in 1993. The MLS first season started in 1996 with 10 teams. Since then, soccer has earned much popularity in United States. The league is now one of the most profitable sports in America. We have enlisted the top 10 best MLS Soccer teams based on their successes in Major League Soccer. Just scroll down to find which is the best MLS team in United States.

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Top 10 Best MLS Soccer Teams in the world

Each MLS teams have flourished to the utmost level over the years. The teams may not be as strong as the European Football teams are, they are progressing faster than any other teams. Here are the best MLS Soccer teams with their most successes:

10. San Jose Earthquakes

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Bobby Convey of San Jose Earthquakes——–image credit: Wikipedia/Ryan Knapp

San Jose Earthquakes are one of the 10 charter members of Major League Soccer, which competed in the league’s inaugural season in 1996. So far, they have participated in 17 seasons of MLS and is the No. 10 in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. San Jose have played a total 532 matches in MLS, winning 209 among them. They were defeated in 207 matches, while managed to draw 116. The team netted a total 751 goals in Major league soccer till date, achieving 705 points with an average of 1.325 points per MLS match as of the current 2014-15 season.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 2 (2001, 2003)

● Supporters’ Shield: 2 (2005, 2012)

● MLS Western Conference: 3 ( 2003, 2005, 2012)

● Carolina Challenge Cup: 2 (2005, 2008)

● California Clásico: 5 (1997, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2012)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 2010

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9. New England Revolution

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Joe Franchino of New England Revolution——image credit: Wikipedia/Jarrett Campbell from Cary, North Carolina, USA

New England Revolution is owned by Robert Kraft, who also owns the NFL team New England Patriots. They are currently playing their home matches at Gillette Stadium. New England Revolution were one of the ten original MLS franchises to compete in the MLS opening season in 1996. However, it took 12 years to win their first major trophy. They have competed in MLS a total 19 season since 1996. The soccer club have played a total 595 matches in MLS, winning 225 among them so far. Like any other teams, New England Revolution tasted the bitterness of defeat 255 times in MLS and draw matches 115 times till date. They team have scored a total of 829 goals in the major league soccer, while they engulfed 899. They stand at No. 9 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: Runners-up 5 times (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 20154)

● Supporters’ Shield: Runners-up once (2005)

● MLS Eastern Conference (Regular Season): 2 (2002,2005)

● Lamar Hunt US Open cup: 1 (2007)

● North American SuperLiga: 1 (2008)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 3 (2003, 2008, 2012)

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8. Colorado Rapids

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Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew—-image credit: Wikimedia/Corbinelliott

The Colorado Rapids are one of the best MLS teams in American professional soccer. The team is based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado. They are also one of the 10 founding MLS teams. Colorado Rapids rank at 8th place in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. Since 1996, they have participated in 19 seasons in MLS. The team have played a total 594 MLS matches including the 2014-15 season. They have managed to win 224 games in MLS, while defeated in 255 matches. The Colorado Rapids soccer players have scored a total 796 goals till date. On the contrary, 883 goals were scored by the opponents so far. They have achieved a total of 761 points with an average of 1.281 point per MLS match.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 1 (2010)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 1 (playoff) : 2010

● MLS Western Conference: 1 (playoff) : 1997

● Rocky Mountain Cup: 3 (2005, 2006, 2013)

● MLS Reserve Division: 2 (2006, 2007)

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7. Chicago Fire

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Chicago Fire, March 2013—-image credit: Wikimedia/Ryan Byrne

Chicago Fire is the No. 7 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. the club is based in Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois. They play their home matches at Toyota park, which can capacitate 20,000 spectators. Chicago Fire have participated in 17 MLS seasons since their first appearance in 1996. They have played a total 531 MLS matches and won 222 among them till date. Chicago Fire tasted the defeat 180 times, while drew matches 129 times in their Major league soccer portfolio. The players have scored a total of 785 goals, earning the point of 785 with an average 1.478 points per MLS match as of current season.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 1 (1998)

● Supports’ Shield: 1 (2003)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 4 (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006)

● MLS Central Division: 2 (2000, 2001)

● Brimstone Cup: 6 (1998, 2000, 2001, 2012,2013, 2014)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 1 (2009)

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6. New York Red Bulls

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New York Red Bulls goal celebration—image credit: Wikimedia/betancourt

The New York Red Bulls are one of the best MLS soccer teams, which is based in Harrison, New Jersey. The team compete in the Eastern Conference of MLS since 1996. They have made their glorious participation in 19 MLS seasons till date. The New York Red Bulls is at No. 6 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. the Red Bulls have played a total of 594 MLS matches and won 232 of them. They were defeated in 243 matches, while making 119 draw matches. The Red Bulls players have netted a total of 872 goals in the major league soccer and a total 894 goals were scored by their opponents. The club have achieved 793 points in MLS with an average of 1.335 points per MLS match as of the 2014-15 season of MLS. The Red Bulls Arena remains their home ground since 2010.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: Runners-up (2008)

● Supporters’ Shield: 1 (2013)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 3 (2000, 2010, 2013)

● MLS Western Conference: 1 (Playoff) : 2008

●Atlantic Cup: 4 (2003, 2010, 2011, 2013)

● New York Cup: 1 (2014)

● Emirates Cup: 1 (2011)

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5. FC Dallas

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Teamphoto FC Dallas—-image credit: Wikimedia/Jason Gulledge

FC Dallas, formerly known as Dallas Burn, is an American professional MLS soccer team, which is based in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas is also one of the ten charter clubs in major league soccer, competing in the league since its inception. FC Dallas play their home matches in soccer-specific Toyota Stadium. They have participated in 19 MLS seasons since 1996 and have proven themselves as one of the best MLS soccer teams in the world. The club have played a total 594 matches in Major League Soccer and won 243 matches among them. Moreover, FC Dallas team were defeated 238 times in MLS, while they were able to draw matches 113 times. The Dallas boys have scored a total 878 goals in MLS till date, while a total of 875 goals were scored by their opponents. They have earned a total 812 points so far with an average of 1.367 points per MLS match as of the 2014-15 MLS season. FC Dallas rank at No. 5 in the list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: Runners-up (2010)

● MLS Western Conference: 1 (Playoff): 2010

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 1 (1997)

Texas Derby: 4 (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014)

● Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup: 2 (2010, 2011)

● Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic: 1 (2011)

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4. Sporting Kansas City

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Aurélien Collin of Sporting Kansas City—-image credit: Wikipedia/Ryan Knapp

Sporting Kansas City is a Major League Soccer team, which is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Their home ground is named Sporting Park. Sporting Kansas City is enlisted at No. 4 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. The team have participated in 19 seasons of MLS since it first appearance in 1996. They have played a total 595 matches in MLS and have won 243 among them till date. In Major League Soccer, they were also defeated 229 matches, while drew 123 games. The Sporting Kansas City have scored a stunning 832 goals in MLS and 806 goals were scored against them. The team have achieved a total 820 points with an average of 1.378 points per MLS match as recorded.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 2 (2000, 2013)

● MLS Supporters’ Shield: 1 (2004)

● MLS Western Conference: 3 (1997, 2000, 2004)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 2 (2004, 2012)

● Desert Diamond Cup: 1 (2011)

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3. D.C. United

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D.C. United defender, Bryan Namoff—image credit: Wikipedia/Ben Stanfield

DC United is one of the most popular MLS Soccer teams in United States. The Club is based in Washington, DC and is playing MLS since 1996. The club is the most decorated club in Major League soccer, which have won a total 13 international and domestic titles over the years. Under the head coach Bruce Arena, DC United holds the joint MLS record for winning 4 MLS Cups, 3 US Open Championships and 4 MLS Supporters’ Shields. We rank the club at No. 3 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. So far, they have participated in 19 MLS seasons and played over 594 matches. During this period, they have grabbed 249 wins, while defeated in 236 matches. The players have scored a stunning 918 goals in the major league soccer for their team till date and also engulfed 873 goals into their net. DC United have earned a point of 820 with an average of 1.380 points per MLS match as of the current 2014-15 MLS season.

Achievements:

International:

● CONCACAF Champions League: 1 (1998)

Domestic:

● MLS Cup: 4 (1996, 1997, 1999, 2004)

● MLS Supporters’ Shield: 4 (1997, 1999, 2006, 2007)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 6 (1997, 98, 99, 06, 07, 14)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 3 (1996, 2008, 2013)

Intercontinental:

● Copa Interamericana: 1 (1998)

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2. Columbus Crew

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Columbus Crew SC is one of the ten franchises of MLS, who have competed in the league since its inception in 1996. Their current home ground is Mapfre Stadium, which is facilitated with 19,968 seats. The Columbus Crew are standing at No. 2 spot in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. The team have participated in 19 MLS seasons so far. They have played a total 594 matches in MLS, while winning 247 of them. They were defeated in 232 matches and were managed to draw 115 matches till date. The Columbus Crew have scored a total 856 goals in MLS, while a total 817 goals were scored by their opponents. They have managed to earn 830 points in MLS with an average of 1.397 per MLS match.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 1 (2008)

● MLS Supporters’ Shield: 3 (2004, 2008, 2009)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 3 (2004, 2008, 2009)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 1 (2002)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 4 (1997, 1999, 2004, 2007)

● Trillium Cup: 5 (2008, 09, 10, 12, 13)

● Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic: 2014

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1. Los Angeles Galaxy

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LA Galaxy team celebration—-image via: Wikimedia/Paul Bailey

The Los Angeles Galaxy, also known as LA Galaxy is the no. 1 in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. Their HQ is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California. From the very beginning of MLS, they have proven to be most decorated and most successful MLS team in the United States soccer history. The LA Galaxy are playing their home matches in StubHub Center, which is facilitated with 27,000 seating capacities. They have played 19 MLS seasons so far to become one of the best MLS teams. The LA Galaxy have participated in 594 matches in MLS, while winning 281 of them. The no. 1 MLS club also tasted the defeat 199 times and were capable of drawing matches 114 times. The LA Galaxy footballers netted the ball 951 times till date and their net was also crashed by the opponents 746 times. The LA Galaxy has achieved a total points of 935 with an amazing average of 1.574. Very recently, the Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has joined the club. The another former English legendary footballer David Beckham was also a key player for LA Galaxy.

Achievements:

Continental:

● CONCACAF Champions League: 1 (2000)

Domestic:

● MLS Cup: 5 (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014)

●MLS Supporters’ Shield: 4 (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 2 (2001, 2005)

● MLS Western Conference: Regular season (8): 1996, 98, 99, 01, 02, 09, 10, 11

● Super Clasico: 9

● California Clasico: 12

● Desert Diamond Cup: 1 (2012)

●Central California Cup: 1 (2014)

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List of Past Super Bowl Winners by Year

From our findings of the most played sports around the globe, we’ve come to know that American Football stands at number ten with 400 million approximate fans worldwide. Most of these are propelled from America, Europe and Australia, especially North America. And the Super Bowl is an annual American Football game to determine the Champion of the National Football League (NFL). Obviously an American city is selected as the contest venue and it is Chosen three to four years beforehand (usually warm-weather sites).

The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) have won the most Super Bowls with six championships. And both the San Francisco 49ers (5–1) and Dallas Cowboys (5–3) are ranked at number two with five wins. There is another issue of appearing at the Super Bowl, where Dallas, New England, Pittsburgh and Denver have the most Super Bowl appearances (eight times).

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Super Bowl XLIV | image credit – Wikimedia/TSgt Shelley Gill

The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos met the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers have recently played the Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, which was held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Denver Broncos claimed their victory over the Panthers by 24-10.

Super Bowl Winners List:

The first Super Bowl contest was held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967 between Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay won the first contest and after that there has been total fifty games held in history. Here we bring the list of past Super Bowl Winners by year.

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Let’s find, who won the first Super Bowl?

No.

Date

Venue

Winner

Loser

MVP

L Feb. 7, 2016 California Broncos 24 Panthers 10 Von Miller
XLIX Feb. 1, 2015 Arizona Patriots 28 Seahawks 24 Tom Brady
XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 New Jersey Seahawks 43 Broncos 8 Malcolm Smith
XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Louisiana Ravens 34 49ers 31 Joe Flacco
XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 Indiana Giants 21 Patriots 17 Eli Manning
XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Texas Packers 31 Steelers 25 Aaron Rodgers
XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 Florida Saints 31 Colts 17 Drew Brees
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Florida Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23 Santonio Holmes
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 Arizona N.Y. Giants 17 New England 14 Eli Manning
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Florida Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17 Peyton Manning
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Michigan Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10 Hines Ward
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 Florida New England 24 Philadelphia 21 Deion Branch
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 Texas New England 32 Carolina 29 Tom Brady
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 California Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21 Dexter Jackson
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 Louisiana New England 20 St. Louis 17 Tom Brady
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Florida Baltimore 34 N.Y. Giants 7 Ray Lewis
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 Georgia St. Louis 23 Tennessee 16 Kurt Warner
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Florida Denver 34 Atlanta 19 John Elway
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 California Denver 31 Green Bay 24 Terrell Davis
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Louisiana Green Bay 35 New England 21 Desmond Howard
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Arizona Dallas 27 Pittsburgh 17 Larry Brown
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 Florida San Francisco 49 San Diego 26 Steve Young
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Georgia Dallas 30 Buffalo 13 Emmitt Smith
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 California Dallas 52 Buffalo 17 Troy Aikman
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Minnesota Washington 37 Buffalo 24 Mark Rypien
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 Florida N.Y. Giants 20 Buffalo 19 Ottis Anderson
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 Louisiana San Francisco 55 Denver 10 Joe Montana
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 Florida San Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16 Jerry Rice
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 California Washington 42 Denver 10 Doug Williams
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 California N.Y. Giants 39 Denver 20 Phil Simms
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Louisiana Chicago 46 New England 10 Richard Dent
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 California San Francisco 38 Miami 16 Joe Montana
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 Florida L.A. Raiders 38 Washington 9 Marcus Allen
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 California Washington 27 Miami 17 John Riggins
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 Michigan San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21 Joe Montana
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Louisiana Oakland 27 Philadelphia 10 Jim Plunkett
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 California Pittsburgh 31 L.A. Rams 19 Terry Bradshaw
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Florida Pittsburgh 35 Dallas 31 Terry Bradshaw
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Louisiana Dallas 27 Denver 10 H. Martin, R. White
XI Jan. Â 9, 1977 California Oakland 32 Minnesota 14 Fred Biletnikoff
X Jan. 18, 1976 Florida Pittsburgh 21 Dallas 17 Lynn Swann
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Louisiana Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6 Franco Harris
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Texas Miami 24 Minnesota 7 Larry Csonka
VII Jan. 14, 1973 California Miami 14 Washington 7 Jake Scott
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Louisiana Dallas 24 Miami 3 Roger Staubach
V Jan. 17, 1971 Florida Baltimore 16 Dallas 13 Chuck Howley
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Louisiana Kansas City 23 Minnesota 7 Len Dawson
III Jan. 12, 1969 Florida N.Y. Jets 16 Baltimore 7 Joe Namath
II Jan. 14, 1968 Florida Green Bay 33 Oakland 14 Bart Starr
I Jan. 15, 1967 California Green Bay 35 Kansas City 10 Bart Starr
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Top 10 greatest tennis players of all time (Men)

Tennis is one of the top ranked sports now a days. The game is very popular worldwide. Tennis has gathered over 1 billion fans across the world. Tennis stands at 4th in the list of most popular sports in the world. the sport is also played as a popular college sport across Asia, Europe and America. There are many tennis players who are admired widely for their skillful performances. The world of tennis has produced many famous tennis players over the decades. In this article, we have tried to enlist the greatest tennis players of all time. There is still some intense competition for the no. 1 place and debatable in some manner.

The list has been made based on the legacies and achievements of top tennis players around the world. All these tennis players are extremely hard working and very much passionate about tennis. They gave up everything for the sake of tennis. They all ultimately reached the peak of success and emerged at top of ladder. Let’s have a look at the list of top 10 greatest tennis players of all time.

Top 10 greatest tennis players of all time:

 

10. Jimmy Connors

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Jimmy Connors—–image credit: Wikipedia/Suyk, Koen / Anefo

Jimmy Connors is a legendary American no. 1 retired tennis player. He seized the top spot of tennis for consecutive 160 weeks (1974-1977), which became a world record that period. Connors was known for his fiery competitiveness and his winning spirit. He secured total 109 career titles in his life. In his peak of success, Connors won 5 US Open, 2 Wimbledon and one Australian Open. In the Open era of 1974, he won three majors in a calendar year with a winning rate of 81.9%. At the age of 39, he reached the semifinals of US open and proved he was worthy where others at this stage will fade away. This great tennis player took the job of a coach after his retirement. He coached many famous tennis players like Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova.

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9. Ivan Lendl

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Ivan Lendl——image credit: Wikimedia/ Charlie Cowins

Ivan Lendl is the pioneer of modern “power tennis”. In the game, he particularly relied upon his incredible strength and heavy topspin from the baseline. He is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. he was the most prolific tennis player in the 1980s. In his 16 years of tennis career, Lendl secured 8 grand slam single titles which include 3 US open, 3 French open and 2 Australian open. He maintained the no. 1 position for 270 weeks, breaking the previous record of Jimmy Connors. He also marked his name as one of the three best tennis players who won more than 1000 singles during his career. After retirement, he took the responsibility to coach Andy Murray and he did that quite successfully.

8. John McEnroe

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John McEnroe was a exceptionally talented player, who was better known for his special touch on volley. The former American tennis player’s name was inducted in the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. The former world no. 1 won total 7 grand slam singles and a record eight year-end tennis championships titles. He used to amazed the tennis lovers with his superb volleying skills and shot-making artistry. He played his role as United States captain in the Davis cup and led his team to win the cup five times. After his retirement, McEnroe became a television commentator.

7. Andre Agassi

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Andre Agassi———image credit: Flickr/Shinya Suzuki

Andre Agassi is a retired American tennis player and one of the biggest tennis superstars. He was the most dominant player from the early 1990s to mid 2000s. he is the winner of 8 grand slams in his career. Agassi was best known for his service returning ability and his charismatic style. He was the only player in the history to achieve the Career Golden grand slam, which was highly praised by the famous Sports Illustrated magazine. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His career was disturbed by multiple muscle injuries namely sciatica and spondylolisthesis. He decided to retire from tennis in 2006 at the age of 36.

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6. Bjorn Borg

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Bjorn Borg——image credit: Wikimedia/Anefo / Croes, R.C.

Bjorn Borg is a Swedish international and the former no. 1 tennis player in the world. Borg became the first tennis player ever in the history to win 11 grand slam titles, which include six French open and five consecutive Wimbledon. His winning rate of 82.7% is still the best in tennis era. He was teenage sensation in the 1970s. He achieved his grand slam tally just at 25 and became very much popular among the young generation. The immense pressure eventually caused burnout, which led him to retire at just 26. It is easily imaginable what would happen if he spent another 10 years in tennis.

5. Rod Laver

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Rodney Laver is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is Australian by nationality and the former no. 1 ranked tennis player. Laver won a total 200 singles titles, which are the most in the history of tennis. He is at no. 5 in our list with 11 grand slams in his career. His memorable contribution is notable in five Davis cup titles for Australia team. He could perform on all kinds of court surface of his time: clay, grass, carpet, hard and wood. He was famous for his faultless techniques and aggressive groundstrokes.

4. Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic———image credit: Wikimedia/globalite

The Serbian is currently holding the no. 1 spot in world tennis ranking. He has won 11 grand slam singles titles so far. His grand slams include 6 Australian open, 3 Wimbledon and 2 US Open titles. Djokovic has shown enough potential to be at the top of our list. But, still long way to go for this youngster. In 2015 US open, he reached the final for the sixth time and met Roger Federer. Dojokovic defeated him in four sets to grab his 3rd grand slam title of that year. Djokovic has proven to be an all-court player, who has powerful groundstrokes. His back-hand is regarded as the most powerful and accurate today’s game. Novak Djokovic is clearly a most talent tennis player in the world.

3. Pete Sampras

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Pete Sampras——–image credit: Flickr/Shinya Suzuki

Pete Sampras from California, United States is another legendary tennis player. The former no. 1 tennis player earned the nickname “Pistol Pete” for his incredible accuracy in serving. He was best known for producing aces on critical points. Later in his career, he became more offensive and often employed chip-and-charge strategy. Before going to retirement in 2002, he bagged 14 grand slams ( 2 Australian open, 7 Wimbledon and 5 US open). He was at no. 1 consecutively for 5 years (1993-1998). He is an iconic figure in world tennis.

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2. Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal———–image via: Wikimedia/Sylvain WEBER

Rafael Nadal, the Spanish international has secured 14 grand slam titles so far. The former world no. 1 is regarded as the most deadliest player at the clay-court. He achieved a record 9 French open titles, which proves that he is the undefeated champion of clay. His aggressive style of play and heavy topspin groundstrokes are very exciting to watch. He has developed a strong left hand in making strokes. He is the only male tennis player to win single grand slam tournament a record nine  consecutive times. His all court performance has made him one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Although he is currently struggling with his form, he has the strength to come back and regain his honor once again.

1. Roger Federer

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Here we are at no. 1 and it’s none other than great Roger Federer. His incredible achievements made him the greatest of them all. He won a record 17 grand slam single titles (4 Australian open, 1 French open, 7 Wimbledon, and 5 US open). Roger is very much fond of breaking records after records. He held the world no. 1 for 302 weeks, which was never done before by any tennis player. He reached each grand slam final for at least five times. Federer won total 302 matches in the grand slam. The Swiss superstar has achieved Laureus world Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years. He is an all-round and all-court player. He is incredible with fluid style and sharp shot making. John McEnroe mentioned Federer’s forehand as “the greatest shot in our sport”. Federer is truly a phenomenon in the world of tennis and undoubtedly he is the no. 1 top tennis player in the recent time.