Arena GOAT sports(wo)men in a country. The sports they play

Discussion in 'Community' started by rechedelphar, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    Which sports have produced the most GOATs in a country?

    Basketball[IMG]:
    DR Congo - Dikembe Mutumbo
    Sudan - Manute Bol
    China - Maybe Yao Ming but they have had much success in Olympic sports and table tennis[IMG].

    Baseball:
    Dominican Republic - Albert Pujols (maybe Sammy Sosa but then steroids stuff)
    Venezuela - Miguel Cabrera
    Cuba - very well could be Yasiell Puig in about 15 years
    Japan - Sadaharu Oh (868 homeruns[IMG], most of any player all time in all leagues)

    Boxing:
    Philippines - Manny Pacquiao[IMG]

    Ice Hockey:
    Canada - Wayne Gretzky[IMG]
    Finland - Temmu Selanne

    Tennis:
    Switzerland - Roger Federer
    Serbia - Novak Djokovic
    Cyprus - Marcos Baghdatis
    Chile - Marcelo Rios
    Ecuador - Andres Gomez
    Sweden - Bjorn Borg
    Czech Republic - Martina Navratilova
    Thailand - Paradorn Srichaphan


    Gymnastics:
    Romania - Nadia Comaneci

    Cricket:
    India - Sachin Tendulkar
    Pakistan
    Bangladesh

    Football(Soccer):
    Tons and tons of countries. Basically every African country for sure.
    Brazil - Pele
    Argentina - Maradona
    France - Zinedine Zidane?
    too many to list, people with more historical soccer knowledge finish this list as I'm sure it would be the biggest on here.

    Badminton:
    Malaysia
    Indonesia?

    Track:
    Jamaica - Usain Bolt
    Ethiopia
    Kenya

    I am not familiar with things like motor sports and some of the smaller sports. List out some you think and debate any of mine if you wish.

    Keep in mind the popularity of the sport as well. Is being dominant in a very small niche sport as good as being very good in a worldwide popular sport.

    Also I don't want this thread to turn into a debate about American athletes because we will not reach a conclusion there.
  2. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Hockey:
    USA - Mike Modano (or maybe Brett Hull even though he's technically Canadian)
    Sweden - Nicklas Lidstrom
    Czech Republic - Jaromir Jagr
  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Tennis -
    USA (Men) - Pete Sampras
    USA(Women) - Venus Williams
    Czechoslovakia/USA - Martina Narvratilova

    Basketball-
    USA- Michael Jordan
    Germany - Dirk Nowitnski
    France - Tony Parker

    NASCAR-
    USA - Richard Petty (Reached his 200th career win on this date in 1984 and still remains the only driver to do that)
  4. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    what I meant was best sportman in all sports in one country. So only one per country and then look at which sports have the most. Some of these are highly debatable because it's hard to compare sports.
  5. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Paavo Nurmi > Temmu Selanne
  6. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Also Australia:
    Don Bradman (Cricket)