BettingGods.com Logo
Great Sports Personalities And Why We Love Them | Betting Gods
Great Sports Personalities And Why We Love Them

Great Sports Personalities And Why We Love Them

Published on 15/07/16

We can all admire a great sportsman, but what really endears some of them to our memories is the personality they showed along the way – so here’s my top-5 sporting personalities! But please feel free to post your own favourites below – and tell us why you loved them!

Sports Personalities

#5 Red Rum

Number 5 on my list is all about guts, determination and stamina and, whilst it would have been easy to put Sir Steven Redgrave at the top of the list of sportsmen who showed those qualities in abundance, I’ll never forget the sight of Red Rum running past the elbow on his way to winning three Grand Nationals, and the roar of the crowd that both appreciated the feat – and loved him for it.

#4 Frank Bruno

Frank Bruno just loved to please a crowd, and the 1995 WBC Heavyweight World Champion knocked out 38 of his 45 opponents. His laugh was a knockout as well and, long after he hung up those golden gloves, he’s still playing to the crowds – even if it is only in Pantomime.

#3 David Beckham

Maybe we’ll never quite forgive him for being sent-off for his petulant kick at an Argentinean player at the 1998 World Cup, but it’s hard not to like David Beckham. He’s a kid who would have happily have given you a 100% playing at the local park, but managed to make his mark on the world stage with his trademark crosses and free-kicks. He’s always admitted he’s not the sharpest tool in the box, but playing for the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, travelling the world as an ambassador of the sport, and marrying a Spice Girl – means he’s done pretty well for himself.

#2 George Best

Some people may think that George Best wasted his talents, but for many he’s a legend. When Best died aged 59, Pele said he was the best footballer whoever lived. He scored 131 goals in 367 appearances for Manchester United, before retiring at 27. He returned in bit-part roles around the world to fuel his lifestyle – and his ethos will always be immortalised in the words, “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”

#1 Ian Botham

Ian Botham knew how to party too, though it was shameful that the English press couldn’t wait to catch him in the act. But that never stopped the crowds loving the man nicknamed “Beefy”, and the expectancy when he took to the pitch with bat or ball was always electric. That’s because he was as patriotic as he was talented, and in 102 tests for England he scored 5,200 runs and took 383 wickets – wearing an England shirt as proudly as any man I’ve ever seen.

Leave Your Comment Below

Free Tips For Cheltenham Races [17th November]

View Post

Free Tips For Cheltenham Races [16th November]

View Post

Kosovo Vs England Free Tips [17th Nov]

View Post

Common Questions About Tipsters

View Post

What Is A Goliath Bet?

View Post

Cyprus Vs Scotland Free Tips [16th Nov]

View Post

Free Racing Tip for 16th November

19:45 Wolverhampton

Tip

Shepherds Purse

0.5pt Each Way @ 7.00

View Analysis →

Free Football Tip for 17th November

17:00 Kosovo vs England

Tip

Over 4.5 Goals

0.5pt Win @ 6.40

View Analysis →

QF Value Tips

£95.00 Profit this Month

View Profile

£104.93

Monthly Profit

19.70%

ROI

NHL Betting Master
Coming Soon

£156.90 Profit this Month

View Profile

£259.62

Monthly Profit

34.81%

ROI

Quentin Franks Racing

£60.00 Profit this Month

View Profile

£219.60

Monthly Profit

18.53%

ROI

Our Latest Free Tips

Check Out the Latest Free Tips from the Betting Gods Team

Free Tips For Cheltenham Races [17th November]

Free Tips For Cheltenham Races [17th November]

View Tips
Free Tips For Cheltenham Races [16th November]

Free Tips For Cheltenham Races [16th November]

View Tips
Kosovo Vs England Free Tips [17th Nov]

Kosovo Vs England Free Tips [17th Nov]

View Tips
Cyprus Vs Scotland Free Tips [16th Nov]

Cyprus Vs Scotland Free Tips [16th Nov]

View Tips
England Vs Montenegro Free Tips [14th Nov]

England Vs Montenegro Free Tips [14th Nov]

View Tips
Free Tips For The Nedbank Golf Challenge 2019

Free Tips For The Nedbank Golf Challenge 2019

View Tips

Never Miss a Winning Tip Again...

Join 100,000+ Members Who Receive Free Betting Tips Daily from the Betting Gods Team

Join for Free