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Marca Leyenda (Marca legend) is an award given by the Spanish sports newspaper Marca to the best sport professionals in history. Since its inception in 1997 over 40 people have received this award.

List of winnersEdit

Date Winner Sport
29 July 2019   Cristiano Ronaldo[1] Football
7 March 2019   Javier Fernández[2] Figure skating
14 December 2018   Juan Carlos Navarro Basketball
8 November 2018   Bob Beamon Athletics
4 April 2018   Hugo Sánchez Football
11 December 2017   Marc Márquez Motorcycle sport
15 December 2016   Luis Suárez[3] Football
1 May 2016   Novak Djokovic Tennis
2 December 2015   Xavi Hernandez[4] Football
9 September 2014   Javier Gomez Triathlon
2 June 2012   Fernando Torres Football
14 March 2012   Franz Beckenbauer Football
10 November 2011   Fernando Hierro Football
8 August 2011   Andrés Iniesta Football
14 April 2011   Fabio Capello Football
1 April 2011   Ronaldo Football
16 December 2010   David Stern Basketball
28 November 2010   Fernando Alonso Auto racing
2 June 2010   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Basketball
27 May 2010   Edurne Pasaban Mountaineering
16 March 2010   Muhammad Ali Boxing
16 November 2009   Paolo Maldini Football
19 October 2009   Kaká Football
27 September 2009   Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Auto racing
31 August 2009   Usain Bolt Athletics
30 June 2009   Federico Martín Bahamontes Road bicycle racing
29 April 2009   Lionel Messi Football
3 March 2009   Raúl González Football
15 December 2008   Rafael Nadal Tennis
15 December 2008   Juan Carlos I Others
24 October 2008   Valentino Rossi Motorcycle sport
20 August 2008   Michael Phelps Swimming
1 July 2008   Luis Aragonés Football
30 January 2008   Zinedine Zidane Football
5 December 2007   Francisco Gento Football
18 October 2007   Roger Federer Tennis
25 September 2006   Pau Gasol Basketball
7 July 2005   John McEnroe Tennis
6 March 2005   Sergey Bubka Athletics
28 January 2005   Haile Gebrselassie Athletics
25 November 2004   Manolo Santana Tennis
18 October 2004   Andre Agassi Tennis
22 May 2002   Daijiro Kato Motorcycle sport
2 April 2002   Mark Spitz Swimming
6 January 2002   Magic Johnson Basketball
4 June 2001   Juanito Oiarzabal Mountaineering
1 March 2001   Michael Schumacher Auto racing
26 July 2000   Eddy Merckx Road bicycle racing
7 May 2000   Niki Lauda Auto racing
26 December 1999   Carl Lewis Athletics
11 November 1999   Ángel Nieto Motorcycle sport
5 October 1999   Alfredo Di Stéfano Football
1 October 1999   Diego Armando Maradona Football
21 September 1999   Juan Antonio Samaranch International Olympic Committee
21 June 1999   Johan Cruyff Football
11 January 1999   Seve Ballesteros Golf
27 November 1998   Pete Sampras Tennis
20 July 1998   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Tennis
17 June 1998   Alberto Tomba Alpine skiing
28 March 1998   Carlos Sainz Auto racing
23 March 1998   Nadia Comăneci Artistic gymnastics
22 January 1998   Manel Estiarte Waterpolo
18 December 1997   Garry Kasparov Chess
11 December 1997   Miguel Indurain Road bicycle racing
27 November 1997   Michael Doohan Motorcycle sport
15 November 1997   Pelé Football
16 October 1997   Michael Jordan Basketball

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo recibe el MARCA Leyenda" (in Spanish). MARCA. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Javier Fernández recibe el MARCA Leyenda, en directo" (in Spanish). MARCA. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Luis Suárez recibió el MARCA Leyenda - Marca.com". Marca.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  4. ^ MARCA.com (2 December 2015). "El Maestro Xavi ya es MARCA Leyenda". MARCA.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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