Counting down the most memorable and iconic moments and individuals in sport.
Counting down the top 10 female athletes who revolutionised sport. Mia Hamm, who set the bar for female footballers across the world; Billie Jean-King, who challenged the status quo as a champion of women’s tennis; and another queen of the court - Serena Williams - who redefined what it is to be great, becoming the greatest of all time. This is The Short List.
Counting down the top 10 Premier League transfer bargains. Gareth Bale, before his big money move to Real Madrid; a handful of Manchester United stars, who cost peanuts, but delivered plenty at Old Trafford; and at number one, a hero of Leicester City’s dream 2015-16 domestic campaign. This is The Short List.
Counting down the top 10 athletes lucky enough to end their careers on a high: one-hit Formula 1 wonder in Nico Rosberg, a man who made winning boring in Pete Sampras, an all-time basketball great in Michael Jordan, and the great amateur golfer Bobby Jones, who won the sport’s grand slam of four majors in the same year, and then called it a day. This is The Short List.
Counting down the top 10 greatest number sevens in football: dazzling wingers, like Franck Ribery or Robert Pires; a slew of Manchester United superstars, in George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo; some who endeared themselves into the hearts of fans like Kenny Dalglish; and others like Raul, who simply owned the number seven. This is The Short List.
Counting down the top 10 greatest club teams in football: the Arsenal Invincibles of 2003-04; a pair of Real Madrid squads - more than 50 years apart but equally dominant; Sir Alex Ferguson’s early Manchester United incarnation; and of course, the might of Barcelona - the benchmark of football in Europe. This is The Short List.
Counting down sport’s top-10 greatest villains. Those who rubbed people the wrong way wherever they went, like José Mourinho; those with cannibalistic levels of competitiveness, like Luis Suárez; and those who bent the rules - there’s no shortage of those! And a common theme of struggling to see a fault in their ways. This is The Shortlist.
Counting down the top 10 best foreigners to play in the English Premier League: an unassuming David Silva, doing great things at Manchester City… and perhaps perhaps a less-assuming type in Liverpool’s Luis Suarez; a brilliant Frenchman at Arsenal in Patrick Vieira; a ruthless Argentinian striker in Sergio Aguero; and of course, a Portuguese wizard - this is The Short List.
Counting down the top 10 most controversial transfers in football, those who betrayed their club’s fans by making a surprise move to a rival, like Sol Campbell’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal, those that set the scene for a rivalry, like Real Madrid and Barcelona’s tug of war for Alfredo di Stéfano, and those with some murky deals involved, like Carlos Tevez moving to West Ham United.
Counting down the top 10 athletes who changed sport, those whose style of play revolutionised their sport like Dick Fosbury, who introduced a new technique in the high jump, those who paved the way for the generations that followed like baseball’s Jackie Robinson, who broke the colour barrier.
Counting down the top 10 underdog moments in sport, from Nick Foles stepping up for the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl and Robin Soderling toppling the ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, to the ‘Miracle on Ice’ at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics and Leicester City’s memorable Premier League triumph.