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 including Michael Jordan, Pelé, Sergey Bubka, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Maldini and many others.

List of winners[edit]

Date Winner Sport


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

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