Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1010 times:
I thought the question was worldwide???
Babe Ruth...no way, nobody outside the US knows who this guy was, except some baseball fans.
Michael Jordan, better, but still, if you're not into basketball you have no idea who that is. The same goes for Tiger Woods.
I believe the best-known athlete would be a racedriver like Fangio (certainly not Schumacher or Senna as they are/were not that famous in the US) or into athletics, like Jesse Owens.
Soccer, well then Pele, but Beckham..come on...never ever!!! Most people outside Uk think he's a male hair model or a spice girl's husband (both true!!) but certainly not a soccer player (also true!! *ggg*).
Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 965 times:
What is the world's game? Football (Soccer)
Who is the most famous player of that game? Pelé
Who own a replica Santos football jersey with Pelé's #10? Hartsfieldboy
I think its pretty obvious who the most famous athlete is. You have to remeber that most of the world doesn't know anything Golf, Basketball, Boxing, Baseball or Hockey, much less any names. Yet nearly every person in every country at least knows what football is. And nearly every country have organized teams.
Flyingbronco05- Manny Legace came in a close second when polled among third world African countries.
AA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13975 posts, RR: 59 Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 940 times:
Who is Pele? I haven't heard of this guy before.
It was studied in Psychology that more people recoginzed Michael Jordan than they did their parents, outside of the United States. I believe the study was done in a 3rd world country. I'm pretty into sports, other than soccer. Soccer is one sport I dont follow at all.