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Greatest of all time - Round two

The first round of the Greatest Of All Time has been completed, with Michael Jordan winning from controversial inclusion Phil Taylor. Ayrton Senna and Sugar Ray Robinson, who I thought would challenge more, did not get the votes but finished third and fourth respectably. Ronnie O'Sullivan sits in last place.

So, we have the next round, which promises to be competitive. Donald Bradman, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Michael Schumacher and Pele are all fighting it out for a place in the final which goes to the man with the most votes. There will be one wildcard, which can come from any of the rounds.

Please vote for your favourite using the star system, and I encourage everyone to leave a comment to give their reasons for voting in such a way.

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Donald BRADMAN (Cricket)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Bradman
The Australian cricket with the by far the highest test average at 99.94 in a career spanning 20 years. When it is considered that the second highest average is 60.97, this is even more an impressive achievement, showing the consistency over a career.

4
Tiger WOODS (Golf)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Woods
Spent 264 consecutive weeks as World Number One, has won the US Open three times and the PGA tournament four times. Only one of five golfer to win all four major championships.

3
Roger FEDERER (Tennis)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Federer
Over 1000 career victories, seven Wimbledon championships and seventeen Grand Slam. Spent almost ranked either 1st or 2nd, dominating the early 2000s of tennis and continuing it to today.

2
Michael SCHUMACHER (Formula One)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Schumacher
Holds the record for winning the most Formula One World Championships at seven and also holds the record for most race wins.

1
PELE (Football)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel%C3%A9
Considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, won three world cups and scored 77 goals for Brazil, and 619 goals for Santos in 638 appearances.

posted on 5/11/15

But he did, and still does, claim to have scored over 1000 goals in his professional career.

He didn't. He scored about 500 of those in friendlies and exhibition matches.

is that deliberate enough for you?

posted on 6/11/15

That did not constitute "fraud".

posted on 6/11/15

So he hasn't earned money from his self imposed title of greatest footballer of all time

posted on 6/11/15

Not a self-proclaimed (if this what you were trying to say) title. Most critics have regarded Pele as the greatest.

Hope you are confusing Pele with Cassius Clay, who never missed an opportunity to brag that he is the greatest. By the way, Mr Clay (or Ali) was a boxer.

posted on 6/11/15

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/brazil-legend-pele-claims-hes-6693698

Not blowing smoke up his own erse there is he?

The guy is a fraud.

posted on 6/11/15

How was it 'self imposed'? Football did not begin with playstation and for many he is still the greatest. You probably saw less than 10 30 second clips of him but did a 'i've signed messi' selfie via your ps4.
Man earns money from fame shock'. It's about 600 goals in proper football,not too shabby when you could still get properly tackled then.

comment by trebs (U1014)

posted on 6/11/15

Round three is up

http://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewArticle/326861

posted on 6/11/15

comment by bertrand small (U19359)
posted 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
How was it 'self imposed'? Football did not begin with playstation and for many he is still the greatest. You probably saw less than 10 30 second clips of him but did a 'i've signed messi' selfie via your ps4.
Man earns money from fame shock'. It's about 600 goals in proper football,not too shabby when you could still get properly tackled then.
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I have no idea what point you're trying to make there.. you're all over the place.

Pele has banged on for years how he's the greatest ever, and tries pushing that view on folk. He's marketed himself for years, using fraudulent claims to back himself up.

Most great players could score the amount of goals he did when playing in 424 formations with world class players feeding you passes, against lame opposition.

He claims to have won 3 WC's yet sat on his erse for most of one of those tournaments.

Was never even the top scorer or best player in any of those World Cups which is what we're told to measure him by.

comment by trebs (U1014)

posted on 17/11/15

Round four is up
http://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewArticle/327643

comment by trebs (U1014)

posted on 1/12/15

Please get your votes in for the final:

http://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewArticle/328637

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