Who's your favourite sportsperson?

Who's your favourite sportsperson?  Perhaps it's a footballer like Messi, Ronaldo or Mia Hamm. Maybe it's a tennis player like Serena Williams or Andy Murray. 

In this video, you can hear about the career of football icon Pelé.

Over to you

Tell us about a sportsperson you admire.

  • What are they famous for? 
  • Why do you like them?   
  • Write about it in the comments!

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Submitted by BurakAcar on Sat, 01/04/2023 - 06:07


My favourite sportsperson is Alex de Souza. He is famous for what he achieved in Fenerbahce and Brazil National Football Team. I like him because he was really technique and quality football player. Even he is the best footballer in Fenerbahce history. He was my childhood hero. Also all Turkish football fans were love him because he has polite and very good character. Nowadays, he works as a Football coach in Brazil.

Submitted by tinonomikos on Fri, 17/03/2023 - 20:17


hello guys, my favorite sportsperson is Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini. He has achieved everything including the World Cup and he is an example as a person and as a player. thats why i think he is THE BEST.

Hello my favourite sportsperson is CR7. He is the best in the world the fact that he can play everywhere in the world.

Submitted by Edgarmtz21 on Wed, 15/03/2023 - 00:36


My favorite sport person is Marco Reus because he has been voted German Footballer of the Year twice, as well as Bundesliga Player of the Season on three occasions.

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Submitted by Andres Felipe … on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 04:02


Hi everyone! I would like to share with you my favorite sportsperson, he is Chris Froome without a doubt. I always loved how he rode his bicycle, in those cycling championship.

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Submitted by Miquel on Wed, 01/03/2023 - 12:09


Hi everyone, I'm Miguel and as Spaniard my favourite sportsperson is Rafa Nadal without a doubt. The reason is very simple and, at the same time essential for all of us who love sports: 'Humility enlarges people' and he has been an excellent example of it. His capacity of hard work, effort and never give up is the best example for the upcoming tennis player generations.

Hi khuludaljoufi,

Thank you for recording your voice message! I also think Messi is a hero to lots of young people. He did very well in the World Cup. Did you watch any of it?


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Submitted by RdVAL on Wed, 15/02/2023 - 13:52


I think Pelé has represented all that footballers one day dreamed about the perfect game. He had the perfect match! He was everything that coaches, journalists and sportspress wanted as like example for the others. After him, came awsome players like Garrincha, Puskas, Maradona, Ronaldo, Zidane, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two greaters currently. But The Pelé s legacy will be permanent for next generations of new soccers!

Submitted by Antonio_manzan… on Tue, 14/02/2023 - 16:51


Hello guys! Sports are always being a part of my life. I'm not a person who watches to much on T.V. or YouTube, but I really like to practice. Lately MMA is the sport that I'm hooked on, and one of my favorites fighters is Brandon Moreno. Because he's the first Mexican champion that we got. I like his resilience and grit, I like his attitude and that he's always relax. In his last fight he'd won a top contender: Davidson Figueiredo.

Submitted by Lyubov Filimonova on Mon, 13/02/2023 - 12:53


My favorite sportsperson is Dmitry Mityaev. He is one of the strongest trailrunners in the world. HIs specialization is ultra long distance (more that 100 km). He has won a lot of world competitions. Also he has his own Internet channel where he shares his experience in sport and health nutrition, different types of effective trainings and other things that can help you to prepare to your running starts. I like following him.

Submitted by Sayed Aamr on Sun, 12/02/2023 - 08:25


Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend.

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Submitted by TymoVDP on Sun, 05/02/2023 - 16:08


Personally my favourite sportsman is Michael Jordan. He is the NBA Legend. Almost no one is better than him. Some are getting close tho

Submitted by Keldibek on Wed, 01/02/2023 - 20:47


my lovely sportsmen is Koby Bryant. He was a wonderful basketball player for all the time I think. In basketball you must use your knowledge and physical strength cause you should know strategy. Strategy is the science of victory not only in basketball but also in everything. His physical strength was at the highest level compared to others. What a pity that he died. May he rest in peace.