Marca Leyenda

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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 winners[edit]

Date Winner Sport


2 June 2012 Spain Fernando Torres Football
14 March 2012 Germany Franz Beckenbauer Football
10 November 2011 Spain Fernando Hierro Football
8 August 2011 Spain Andrés Iniesta Football
14 April 2011 Italy Fabio Capello Football
1 April 2011 Brazil Ronaldo Football
16 December 2010 United States David Stern Basketball
28 November 2010 Spain Fernando Alonso F1
2 June 2010 United States Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Basketball
27 May 2010 Spain Edurne Pasaban Mountaineering
16 March 2010 United States Muhammad Ali Boxing
16 November 2009 Italy Paolo Maldini Football
19 October 2009 Brazil Kaká Football
27 September 2009 Italy Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Auto racing
31 August 2009 Jamaica Usain Bolt Athletics
30 June 2009 Spain Federico Martín Bahamontes Road bicycle racing
29 April 2009 Argentina Lionel Messi Football
3 March 2009 Spain Raúl González Football
15 December 2008 Spain Rafael Nadal Tennis
15 December 2008 Spain Juan Carlos I Others
24 October 2008 Italy Valentino Rossi Motorcycle sport
20 August 2008 United States Michael Phelps Swimming
1 July 2008 Spain Luis Aragonés Football
30 January 2008 France Zinedine Zidane Football
5 December 2007 Spain Francisco Gento Football
18 October 2007 Switzerland Roger Federer Tennis
25 September 2006 Spain Pau Gasol Basketball
7 July 2005 United States John McEnroe Tennis
6 March 2005 Ukraine Sergey Bubka Athletics
28 January 2005 Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie Athletics
25 November 2004 Spain Manolo Santana Tennis
18 October 2004 United States André Agassi Tennis
22 May 2002 Japan Daijiro Kato Motorcycle sport
2 April 2002 United States Mark Spitz Swimming
6 January 2002 United States Magic Johnson Basketball
4 June 2001 Spain Juanito Oiarzabal Mountaineering
1 March 2001 Germany Michael Schumacher Auto racing
26 July 2000 Belgium Eddy Merckx Road bicycle racing
7 May 2000 Austria Niki Lauda Auto racing
26 December 1999 United States Carl Lewis Athletics
11 November 1999 Spain Ángel Nieto Motorcycle sport
5 October 1999 Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano Football
1 October 1999 Argentina Diego Armando Maradona Football
21 September 1999 Spain Juan Antonio Samaranch International Olympic Committee
21 June 1999 Netherlands Johan Cruyff Football
11 January 1999 Spain Seve Ballesteros Golf
27 November 1998 United States Pete Sampras Tennis
20 July 1998 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Tennis
17 June 1998 Italy Alberto Tomba Alpine skiing
28 March 1998 Spain Carlos Sainz Rallying
23 March 1998 Romania Nadia Comăneci Artistic gymnastics
22 January 1998 Spain Manel Estiarte Waterpolo
18 December 1997 Russia Garry Kasparov Chess
11 December 1997 Spain Miguel Indurain Road bicycle racing
27 November 1997 Australia Michael Doohan Motorcycle sport
15 November 1997 Brazil Pelé Football
16 October 1997 United States Michael Jordan Basketball

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