List of sports rivalries

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A sports rivalry is intense competition between athletic teams or athletes. This pressure of competition is felt by players, coaches, and management, but is perhaps felt strongest by the fans. The intensity of the rivalry varies from a friendly competition on one end to serious violence on the other that, in one case (the Football War), was suggested to have led to military conflicts. Owners typically encourage rivalries as they tend to improve game attendance and television ratings for rivalry matches, but a rivalry that gets out of control can lead to fighting, hooliganism, rioting and some, with career-ending or even fatal consequences.

Rivalries stem from various sources. Simple geographic proximity as well as frequent meetings in important games can lead to rivalries. Games between two rivals of close geographical proximity are usually called a local derby, or simply just derby (UK: /ˈdɑːrbi/; DAR-bee or US: /ˈdɜːrbi/; DER-bee); a sporting fixture between two teams from the same town, city or region, particularly in association football. The phrase most likely originated from The Derby, a horse race in England, founded by the 12th Earl of Derby in 1780, since at least as early as 1840 'derby' has been used as a noun in English to denote any kind of sporting contest.[1] It was renowned as the site of a chaotic and exuberant game that involved the whole town and often resulted in fatalities. The goals were at Nuns Mill in the north and the Gallows Balk in the south of the town, and much of the action took place in the River Derwent or the Markeaton Brook. Nominally the players came from All Saints' and St Peter's parishes, but in practice the game was a free-for-all with as many as 1,000 players. A Frenchman who observed the match in 1829 wrote in horror, 'if Englishmen call this play, it would be impossible to say what they call fighting'. The traditional Shrovetide football match is commonplace in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire."[2]

Contents

Alpine skiing[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Austria Austria Switzerland Switzerland [3]
United States Lindsey Vonn Germany Maria Höfl-Riesch –2014 [4][5]
Switzerland Maria Walliser Switzerland Michaela Figini [6]
Luxembourg Marc Girardelli Switzerland Pirmin Zurbriggen [7]
Croatia Janica Kostelić Sweden Anja Pärson 2001–2006 [8][9]
United States Ted Ligety Austria Marcel Hirscher [10]
Germany Katja Seizinger United States Picabo Street 1992–1998 [11]
Austria Renate Götschl Austria Michaela Dorfmeister [12]

American football[edit]

National Football League[edit]

Individual[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Jerry Rice Deion Sanders 1989–1996 [13]
Tom Brady Peyton Manning 2000–2016 Brady–Manning rivalry
Lafayette won the 142nd edition of "The Rivalry" against Lehigh

College football[edit]

Mexican football[edit]

ONEFA/CONADEIP (National College Association of American Football/National College Sports Comision of Private Institutions)[14]

Australian rules football[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Individual[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
United Kingdom Steve Ovett United Kingdom Sebastian Coe [17]
Jamaica Usain Bolt United States Tyson Gay [18]
Jamaica Asafa Powell United States Tyson Gay [19]
Cuba Dayron Robles China Liu Xiang 2007–2015 [20]
United States Joan Benoit Norway Grete Waitz [21]
Jamaica Usain Bolt United States Justin Gatlin [22]
Jamaica Usain Bolt Jamaica Yohan Blake [23]
Canada Ben Johnson United States Carl Lewis –1988 [24]
Jamaica Veronica Campbell-Brown United States Allyson Felix 2004– [25]
Italy Ondina Valla Italy Claudia Testoni 1932–1940 Testoni–Valla rivalry [26]
Italy Luigi Facelli United Kingdom David Burghley 1927–1933 [27]
Grenada Kirani James United States LaShawn Merritt [28]
Kenya Paul Tergat Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie [29]
United Kingdom Daley Thompson West Germany Jürgen Hingsen [30]

Team[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Finland Finland Sweden Sweden 1925– Finland-Sweden athletics international
Jamaica Jamaica United States United States [31][32][33]
Kenya Kenya Ethiopia Ethiopia 1968– [29][34]

Association football[edit]

Bandy[edit]

In Swedish bandy, derby games are often played on Saint Stephen's Day.[35]

Baseball[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Japan[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Mexican Baseball League[edit]

Mexican Pacific League[edit]

Basketball[edit]

England[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Russian Federation[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Spain[edit]

United States & Canada[edit]

National Basketball Association[edit]

Individuals[edit]
1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain 19591969 [48]
Larry Bird Magic Johnson 19791991 [48]

Turkey[edit]

Bobsleigh[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Switzerland Switzerland East Germany East Germany 1976—1990 [49]

Bodybuilding[edit]

See also: Pumping Iron
1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Arnold Schwarzenegger Sergio Oliva [50]

Boxing[edit]

Individual[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
United StatesSugar Ray Robinson United StatesJake LaMotta 1942-1951
United States Muhammad Ali United States Joe Frazier 1971–1975 Fight of the Century
Ali-Frazier II
Thrilla in Manila
[51]
United States Sugar Ray Leonard Panama Roberto Duran 1980–1989 The No Mas Fight [52]
Philippines Manny Pacquiao United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 1999–2015 Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Team[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Mexico Mexico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1930s–2010s Puerto Rican-Mexican boxing rivalry

Canadian football[edit]

Further information: Labour Day Classic
1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Toronto Argonauts 1873–present Harold Ballard Trophy [53][54]
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saskatchewan Roughriders 1936–present Banjo Bowl [55]
Edmonton Eskimos Calgary Stampeders 1949–present Battle of Alberta [56]

College sport[edit]

Main article: College rivalry

Cricket[edit]

International[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Australia England 1877–present The Ashes [57]
India Pakistan 1947–present India–Pakistan cricket rivalry [58][59]
India England 1932–present Pataudi Trophy [60]
Australia South Africa 1902–present N/A [61]
Australia India 1947–present Border–Gavaskar Trophy [62][63][64]
Australia New Zealand 1946–present Chappell–Hadlee Trophy [65]
USA Canada 1844–present Auty Cup
Australia West Indies 1960–present Frank Worrell Trophy

Other[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians 2008-Present
Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians 2008–2014 Chennai Super Kings–Mumbai Indians rivalry
Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore 2008–2014 Chennai Super Kings–Royal Challengers Bangalore rivalry
Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars 2016–Present
Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators 2016–Present
Karnataka Tamil Nadu 1947–present South Indian Derby [66]
Royal College, Colombo S. Thomas' College, Mt Lavinia 1879–present Royal–Thomian [67]
Middlesex Surrey London derby [68]
Lancashire Yorkshire War of the Roses [69]
Warwickshire Worcestershire West Midlands derby [70]

Cue sports[edit]

1st party 2nd party Discipline Timespan Source
Willie Mosconi Rudolph Wanderone, Jr. Pool [71][72][73]

Curling[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Glenn Howard Kevin Martin [74]
Jennifer Jones Kelly Scott [75]

Cycling[edit]

1st party 2nd party Discipline Timespan Source
Gino Bartali Fausto Coppi road racing 1940–1956 [76]
Jacques Anquetil Raymond Poulidor road racing [77]
Eddy Merckx Roger De Vlaeminck road racing 1969—1978 [78][79]
Greg LeMond Bernard Hinault road racing 1984–1986 [80]
Greg LeMond Laurent Fignon road racing [81]
Graeme Obree Chris Boardman track cycling [82]
Francesco Moser Beppe Saronni road racing 1978–1986 [83][84]
Lance Armstrong Marco Pantani road racing 2000 [85][86]
Anna Meares Victoria Pendleton track cycling –2012 [87][88][89]
Alberto Contador Andy Schleck road racing [90][91][92]
Fabian Cancellara Tom Boonen road racing 2006— [93]
Chris Hoy Grégory Baugé track cycling 2009–2012 [94]
Laura Trott Sarah Hammer track cycling 2012— [95]
Mark Cavendish Marcel Kittel road racing [96]
Chris Froome Alberto Contador road racing 2013— [97]
Julien Absalon Nino Schurter cross-country [98]
Chris Froome Nairo Quintana road racing 2013— [99]

Darts[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Source
Jocky Wilson Eric Bristow 1980–1989 [48]
Phil Taylor Raymond van Barneveld 2006– [30]

Diving[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Qiu Bo Tom Daley [100]

Field hockey[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
IndiaIndia Pakistan Pakistan 1947–present India–Pakistan field hockey rivalry [101]

Figure skating[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Source
Russia Maya Usova
Russia Alexander Zhulin
Russia Oksana Grishuk
Russia Evgeny Platov
1992–1994 [102]
United States Nancy Kerrigan United States Tonya Harding  ?–1994 [48]
South Korea Kim Yuna Japan Mao Asada 2004–present [103]

Golf[edit]

1st party 2nd party 3rd party Timespan Article Source
United States United States European Union Europe Ryder Cup [104]
United States Arnold Palmer United States Jack Nicklaus 1958–1980 [104]
United States Ben Hogan United States Sam Snead 1938– [104]
United States Tiger Woods United States Phil Mickelson [104][105][106]
United States Walter Hagen United States Bobby Jones 1914–1930 [104]
United States Jack Nicklaus United States Tom Watson 1977–1982 [104]
United States Mickey Wright United States Kathy Whitworth 1958–1973 [104]
United States Ben Hogan United States Byron Nelson [107]
Australia Greg Norman United States Tim Finchem [107]
Oklahoma State Cowboys Houston Cougars [107]
England J.H. Taylor Jersey Harry Vardon Scotland James Braid Great Triumvirate [107]
United States Glenna Collett Vare England Joyce Wethered [108]
United States Walter Hagen United States Gene Sarazen [108]
Australia Greg Norman England Nick Faldo [108]
United States Lee Trevino United States Jack Nicklaus [108]
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington Spain Sergio García [109]
Sweden Annika Sörenstam Australia Karrie Webb [109]
United States Paul Runyan United States Sam Snead [109]
Spain Seve Ballesteros United States Paul Azinger [109]
Scotland Willie Park, Sr. Scotland Tom Morris [110]
United States Ben Hogan
United States Byron Nelson
United States Harvie Ward
United States Ken Venturi
[110]
United States Tom Watson United States Gary McCord [111]
United States Tom Kite United States Ben Crenshaw [111]
Spain Seve Ballesteros United States Deane Beman [111]
United States Louise Suggs United States Babe Zaharias 1948–1954 [111]
United States Jack Nicklaus United States Tom Weiskopf [112]
United States Johnny Miller United States Nick Faldo [112]
South Africa Rory Sabbatini United States Ben Crane [112]
Scotland Colin Montgomerie Scotland Sandy Lyle [112]

Gymnastics[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Source
United States United States China People's Republic of China [113]
Japan Japan China People's Republic of China —present [114]

Handball[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

France France[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Republic of Macedonia Macedonia[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Source
Seabiscuit War Admiral 1938 [131]
Affirmed Alydar 1978–1979 [132]
Sunday Silence Easy Goer 1989 [133]

Hurricane Fly `Jezki 2014

Ice hockey[edit]

United States Canada National Hockey League[edit]

Belarus Croatia Czech Republic Finland Kazakhstan Latvia Russia Slovakia Ukraine Kontinental Hockey League[edit]

Main article: Rivalries in the KHL

European leagues[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom United Kingdom[edit]

International[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Canada Canada Russia Russia 1954, but especially after 1972, to present Soviet Union national ice hockey team [142]
Canada Canada men United States USA men 1920 to present Canada–United States sports rivalries [143]
Canada Canada women United States USA women 1990 to present Canada–United States sports rivalries [144]
Finland Finland Sweden Sweden 1932 to present [145][146]
Czech Republic Czech Republic Russia Russia 1954, but especially after 1968, to present [147]

Lacrosse[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Cornell Princeton 1922–present Cornell–Princeton lacrosse rivalry [148]
Johns Hopkins Loyola (MD) 1939–present Johns Hopkins–Loyola rivalry [149][150][151]
Johns Hopkins Maryland 1895–present Johns Hopkins–Maryland rivalry [152]

Luge[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Austria Markus Prock Germany Georg Hackl [153]

Martial arts[edit]

Judo[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
South Korea Kim Jae-Bum Germany Ole Bischof 2008– [21]
Netherlands Anton Geesink Japan Akio Kaminaga 1964 [21]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Russia Fedor Emelianenko Brazil Rodrigo Minotauro [154]
United States Matt Hughes United States B.J. Penn [154]
United States Chuck Liddell United States Tito Ortiz Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz [154]
United States Chuck Liddell United States Randy Couture Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell [154]
United States Tito Ortiz United States Ken Shamrock [154]
Cuba Jose Landi
Brazil Wanderlei Silva
Brazil Maurício Shogun
Brazil Anderson Silva
(Chute Boxe)
Brazil Rodrigo Minotauro
Brazil Murilo Bustamante
Brazil Vitor Belfort
Brazil Rogério Minotouro
(Top Team)
[154]
United States Quinton Jackson Brazil Wanderlei Silva Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson [154]
United States Brock Lesnar United States Frank Mir [155]
United States Dominick Cruz United States Urijah Faber [155]
United States Ronda Rousey United States Miesha Tate [155]
United States Chael Sonnen Brazil Anderson Silva [155]
United States Michael Chandler United States Eddie Alvarez [155]
United States Frankie Edgar United States Gray Maynard [155]
United States Gilbert Melendez United States Josh Thomson [155]
United States Tim Sylvia Belarus Andrei Arlovski [155]
United States Cain Velasquez Brazil Junior dos Santos [155]
United States Matt Serra Canada Georges St-Pierre [155]
Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor Brazil José Aldo [156]

Motorsport[edit]

Manufacturers, cars, teams[edit]

1st party 2nd party Discipline Timespan Article Source
Bugatti Bentley Sports car racing [157]
Mercedes-Benz Auto Union Grand Prix 1934–1939 Silver Arrows [158]
Ferrari Alfa Romeo Formula One [159]
Jaguar Cars Mercedes-Benz Sports car racing 1955, 19881991 See also: 1955 Le Mans disaster [160][161][162]
Ford Ferrari Sports car racing 1962–1967 [163]
Shelby Cobra Ferrari 250 GTO Sports car racing 1963–1965 [157]
Ford Mustang Chevrolet Camaro Trans-Am Series [164]
Petty Enterprises Wood Brothers Racing Sprint Cup Series [165]
Nissan Skyline GT-R Mazda R100 and RX-3 Touring car racing 1969–1973 [166]
McLaren Ferrari Formula One 1966–Present [157][167][168]
Bigfoot Grave Digger monster truck [169]
Chip Ganassi Racing Penske Racing CART
IndyCar Series
Sprint Cup Series
[170]
Ford Galaxie and Ford Falcon Mini British Touring Car Championship 1960s [171]
Team Losi Team Associated Radio controlled car racing 1988— [172]
Hendrick Motorsports Penske Racing Sprint Cup Series 1989— [173]
Holden Ford Australia Australian Touring Car Championship
V8 Supercars
[174]
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth BMW M3 Touring car racing 1987–1992 [157]
Spirit of America Formula Shell LSRV ThrustSSC Land speed record 1996−1997 [175]
Audi Peugeot Sports car racing 2007–2011 [176]

Drivers and riders[edit]

1st party 2nd party Discipline Timespan Article Source
United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell United Kingdom Henry Segrave Land speed record 1926–1930 [177][178]
United Kingdom John Cobb United Kingdom George Eyston Land speed record 1937–1939 [179][180]
Italy Tazio Nuvolari Italy Achille Varzi Grand Prix [181]
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio United Kingdom Stirling Moss Formula One 1954–1957 [182]
Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Felice Bonetto Formula One
Grand Prix
Sports car racing
–1953 [183]
United Kingdom Tommy Sopwith United Kingdom Jack Sears British Saloon Car Championship 1958 [171]
United States Art Arfons United States Craig Breedlove Land speed record 1964–1966 [184][185][186]
United Kingdom Phil Read United Kingdom Bill Ivy Grand Prix motorcycling 1968 [187]
Italy Giacomo Agostini United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Grand Prix motorcycling 1965–1967 [188]
Switzerland Jo Siffert Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Formula One
Sports car racing
1970–1971 [189]
Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom James Hunt Formula One 1976–1977 [190]
Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Terry Fullerton Karting World Championship 1978–1980 [191][192][193]
United Kingdom Barry Sheene United States Kenny Roberts Grand Prix motorcycling 1978–1982 [194]
Australia Alan Jones Argentina Carlos Reutemann Formula One 1981 [195]
France Didier Pironi Canada Gilles Villeneuve Formula One 1982 [196]
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet Formula One 1986–1987 [48]
United States Wayne Rainey United States Kevin Schwantz Grand Prix motorcycling 1986–1993 [197]
France Alain Prost Brazil Ayrton Senna Formula One 1988–1991, 1993 [198][199]
New Zealand Rod Millen Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Hillclimbing 1990s–2000 [200][201]
United Kingdom Carl Fogarty United States Scott Russell Superbike World Championship 1992–1994 [202]
United Kingdom Damon Hill Germany Michael Schumacher Formula One 1994–1996 [157]
Italy Loris Capirossi Japan Tetsuya Harada Grand Prix motorcycling 1998 [187]
United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie United Kingdom Steve Hislop British Superbike Championship 1998 [187]
United Kingdom Neil Hodgson New Zealand Aaron Slight Superbike World Championship 1998 [187]
United Kingdom Matt Neal United Kingdom Jason Plato British Touring Car Championship [203]
Finland Mika Häkkinen Germany Michael Schumacher Formula One 1998–2001 [204]
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Spain Fernando Alonso Formula One 2007 [205]
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti New Zealand Scott Dixon IndyCar 2007, 2009–2013 [206]
Germany Sebastian Vettel Spain Fernando Alonso Formula One 2010–2013 [207]
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Nico Rosberg Formula One 2014—Present [208]
United Kingdom Chris Walker United Kingdom Neil Hodgson British Superbike Championship 2000 [187]
United States Ben Spies Australia Mat Mladin AMA Superbike Championship 2000–2008 [187]
Italy Valentino Rossi Italy Max Biaggi Grand Prix motorcycling 2000–2006 [209]
Italy Valentino Rossi Spain Sete Gibernau Grand Prix motorcycling [210]
United States Richard Petty United States David Pearson Winston Cup 1960—1980 [211][212]
United States Richard Petty United States Bobby Allison Winston Cup 1970's [213]
United States Richard Petty United States Cale Yarborough Winston Cup Late 1970's 1979 Daytona 500 [13]
United States Cale Yarborough United States Bobby Allison
United States Donnie Allison
Winston Cup 1979 Daytona 500 [214]
United States Darrell Waltrip United States Cale Yarborough
United States Bobby Allison
Winston Cup Early 1980's [215]
United States Jeff Gordon United States Dale Earnhardt Winston Cup 1994—2001 [216]
United States Dale Earnhardt United States Geoff Bodine Winston Cup 1980's [217]
United States Bobby Allison United States Junior Johnson Winston Cup Late 1960's [218]
United States Jimmy Spencer United States Kurt Busch Winston Cup 2002—2003 [218]
United States Jeff Gordon United States Jimmie Johnson Sprint Cup Series 2002—2015 [219]
United States Carl Edwards United States Brad Keselowski Sprint Cup Series 2009—2010 [220]
United States Kurt Busch United States Jimmie Johnson Sprint Cup Series 2004 [221]
United States A. J. Foyt United States Mario Andretti American Championship Car Racing [222]
United States Don Prudhomme United States Tom McEwen NHRA funny car drag racing [223]
United States Gary Bettenhausen United States Larry Dickson USAC Sprint Car Series
USAC Championship Car Series
[224]

Netball[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Australian Netball Diamonds New Zealand Silver Ferns 1963–, especially 1996–present [225]

Rugby league[edit]

Australia[edit]

National Rugby League[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Brisbane Broncos North Queensland Cowboys 1995 to present Queensland derby [226]
Brisbane Broncos Gold Coast Titans 2007 to present South East Queensland derby [227]
Canberra Raiders Wests Tigers 1989 to present [228]
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Parramatta Eels 1970s to present [229]
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Wests Tigers 1970s to present [230]
Melbourne Storm St George Illawarra Dragons 1998 to present [231]
Melbourne Storm Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1998 to present Manly–Melbourne NRL rivalry [232]
Melbourne Storm New Zealand Warriors 1998 to present [233]
Newcastle Knights Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1988 to present [234]
South Sydney Rabbitohs Sydney Roosters 1908 to present Ron Coote Cup [235]

State of Origin[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Queensland Maroons New South Wales Blues First Rivalry Era 1908 to 1979, Modern Rivalry Era 1980 to present [236]

United Kingdom[edit]

International Rugby League[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Australian Kangaroos New Zealand Kiwis 1908 to present Australia vs New Zealand in rugby league [237]
Australian Kangaroos Great Britain Lions 1908 to present [238]
New Zealand Kiwis Great Britain Lions 1895 to present [239]

Individual[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Paul Gallen Nate Myles 1988–1996 [240]
Tohu Harris Sonny Bill Williams 1988–1996 [240]
Sam Burgess James Graham 1988–1996 [240]

Rugby union[edit]

Club Rugby Union[edit]

France[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Derby name Source
Racing 92 Stade Français 1892–present Paris derby [241]
Stade Français Stade Toulousain 1903–present French Derby or Le derby des Stades [242]
Bayonne Biarritz Basque derby [243]
Brive Clermont Massif Central derby [244]
Perpignan Béziers Derby du Languedoc-Roussillon [245]

Ireland[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Leinster Munster 1875–present History of rugby union matches between Leinster and Munster [246]

Italy[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Derby name Source
Benetton Treviso Zebre 2012–present Italian derby [247]

United Kingdom[edit]

International Rugby Union[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
 New Zealand All Blacks  South Africa Springboks 1921 to present History of rugby union matches between New Zealand and South Africa [248]
 New Zealand All Blacks  Australia Wallabies 1903 to present History of rugby union matches between Australia and New Zealand
Bledisloe Cup
[248]
 New Zealand All Blacks  Wales 1905 to present History of rugby union matches between New Zealand and Wales [249]
 England  Wales 1881 to present History of rugby union matches between England and Wales [248]

Sailing[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Alinghi BMW Oracle Racing −2010 2010 America's Cup [250]
Ben Ainslie Jonas Høgh-Christensen −2012 [251][252]

Speedway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Surfing[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Kelly Slater Andy Irons 2002–2010 [253]
Tom Curren Mark Occhilupo [253]

Swimming[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
United Kingdom Eleanor Simmonds United States Victoria Arlen 2012–present [254][255]
United States Michael Phelps United States Ryan Lochte 2004–2012 [256]
Russia Alexander Popov United States Gary Hall Jr. 1996 [21]
Japan Kosuke Kitajima United States Brendan Hansen 2001– [257]
Australia Leisel Jones United States Rebecca Soni 2008 [21]
United States Shirley Babashoff East Germany East German swimming team 1976 [21]
United States Michael Phelps
United States Ryan Lochte
United States Tyler Clary 2008–present [258]
United States Michael Phelps Serbia Milorad Čavić 2008–2012 [259][260][261]
South Africa Cameron van der Burgh United Kingdom Adam Peaty 2014– [262]

Tennis[edit]

1st party 2nd party Timespan Article Source
Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain Rafael Nadal 2006– Djokovic–Nadal rivalry [263]
Switzerland Roger Federer Spain Rafael Nadal 2004– Federer–Nadal rivalry [264][265][266][267][268]
Serbia Novak Djokovic Switzerland Roger Federer 2006– Djokovic–Federer rivalry [269]
United States Andre Agassi United States Pete Sampras 1989–2002 Agassi–Sampras rivalry [270]
Sweden Björn Borg United States John McEnroe 1978–1981 Borg–McEnroe rivalry [271]
Czech Republic Ivan Lendl United States John McEnroe 1980–1992 Lendl–McEnroe rivalry [272]
United States Jimmy Connors Czech Republic Ivan Lendl 1979–1992 Connors–Lendl rivalry [273]
United States Jimmy Connors United States John McEnroe 1977–1991 Connors–McEnroe rivalry [274]
Germany Steffi Graf Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles 1989–1999 Graf–Seles rivalry [275]
United States Chris Evert Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 1975–1988 Evert–Navratilova rivalry [276][277]
Australia Margaret Court United States Billie Jean King 1962–1973 [278]
Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia/United States Martina Navratilova 1985–1994 Graf–Navratilova rivalry [279]
United States Chris Evert Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1972–1983 [280]
United States Serena Williams United States Venus Williams 1998– Williams sisters rivalry [281]
Belgium Kim Clijsters Belgium Justine Henin 1998–2010 Clijsters–Henin rivalry [282]
Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 1985–95 Graf–Sabatini rivalry [283]
Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Venus Williams 1997–2006 Hingis–V. Williams rivalry [284]
United States Lindsay Davenport United States Venus Williams 1997–2005 [285]
Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1988–1996 [286]
Serbia Novak Djokovic United Kingdom Andy Murray 2006– Djokovic–Murray rivalry [287]
Australia Rod Laver Australia Ken Rosewall 1968–1976 [288]
United Kingdom Andy Murray Spain Rafael Nadal 2007– Murray–Nadal rivalry [289]
Switzerland Roger Federer United Kingdom Andy Murray 2005– Federer–Murray rivalry [290]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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