Top Ten Greatest Sports Countriesfuadmondeo I want to know which countries do you think of when the word, 'sport' is mentioned. Which countries are known for their sporting prowess, innovations, hosting of events, sports teams?
The Top Ten
Are you kidding me! USA has the most medals of all time at the Olympics, and all the World Championships put together! Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Rowing, American Football, Cycling, Soccer... It doesn't matter what sport, USA could conquer! USA is even ranked 10th in Rugby League, no other nation is that versatile when it comes to sport! The first gym opened in the USA, they have state of the art stadiums, advance technology/supplements that other nations use, all come from the USA! Without USA, technology in sport would not be as advanced! Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, Pete Sampras, Carl Lewis, Mohammed Ali…, could write down another 20 influential athletes just of the top of my head! How does this proud nation be placed 3rd? No other way, this country is the most proudest nation when it comes to sport by a mile! Australia is a proud nation when it comes to sport, but the bigger brother wins this one!
Undoubtedly the USA is number one is sports, one obvious marker to support my claim is the fact that the US leads the world in Olympic medals-- on top of that we also lead in gold medals. The nearest competitor, which is Russia, is trailing behind us by nearly 1000 medals! This is an unprecedented lead on world sports. Not only does the US lead on Olympic sports, it also dominates championships held around the world.
Even sports that are not well known--or even disliked--in the states, for example soccer or "football" is a sport that the Americans only picked up in the 90's, but despite this we often play at a European soccer club level. I think the only reason the US is not on top is because all of the recent anti-American sentiment. So world, please be unbiased and place the US at number 1.
Regardless of population, the United States is the best sporting nation and it is not even close. Even though American football claims the best American male athletes, we still destroy every other country on a regular basis, especially in female sports. We have Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, our basketball team, who is lightyears ahead of the rest of the field, the USWNT, the best female soccer team in the world, and many other strong competitors in a variety of sports. I don't care how small Serbia is, the only relevant thing that came from there was Tesla, and that was probably because he was part Croatian. And lol at Great Britain. We can destroy them at any sport on any given day. Even at men's soccer. Same goes for Australia.
People can't face the facts!
Stats don't lie... The U.S. wins at more sports than any other Country by miles... Olympics don't even have are strongest sports and we have crushed everyone in total medals and Gold medals... We dominate in World Championships too.
Nothing more to say... but again... Stats don't lie.
For a country of 24 million, Australia punches well above its weight. They've won the World Cup in Cricket, Rugby League and Union, Netball, Softball, Women's Basketball as well as the Asian Cup in Soccer. Australia has dominated the medal tally in nearly every Commonwealth Games ahead of larger nations like England and Canada, and has finished in the top 10 in every Summer Olympic medal count since the 1992 Olympics.
I don't know one person who didn't grow up with competitive sport. With such a vast climate at our disposal we have the uncanny ability to practice sports ranging from skiing, to surfing, to tennis! Our cities all host at least one major international sporting event and we grow up asking "who do you barrack for? ". Sports legends always say we have the best crowds and I think I know why: because we are so darn interested in the wide world of sports! Pick an international sport and we have at least one contender for worlds greatest!
We are raised with sports like Cricket, Rugby League, Hockey, Basketball, Touch Football etc. We have no shortage of amazing sportsman and it would be a challenge to find an Australian school that hasn't produced a professional sportsman/woman. With a population that is overshadowed by that of other Olympic nations such as China, Russia and the US, we still hold up on medal counts. We are a sports nation through and through and we're proud.
We have Tim CahillV 107 Comments
People, why do you look at the United States as the best sports nation? Of course they will be the best, cause US have 320 000 000 inhabitants. Pretty big number, huh? But, the truly best sports nation is Serbia. You might wonder: how? Because, we've won at least a medal in every sport, if not a title. We were water polo world champions 4 TIMES, as well as European champions. We were basketball world champions. We've won handball world championship, and second place at voleyball world championship. And, right now, we became football world champions under the age of 20. But people, this is the most important thing: as I've already said, United States have more than 300 million inhabitants, Serbia HAS ONLY 7 MILLION. 7 MILLION, AND WE WERE WORLD CHAMPIONS AT MULTIPLE SPORTS. That' s why we're THE bes sports nation.
Serbia is by far the worlds best sporting nation, so any poll or discussion is unnecessary. The ratio between the population and the sports success is unbelievable, and no other country is even remotely close in comparison.
For a very small nation, we did extremely good, don't you think?
Serbs have high resilience and they never give up when playing sport. Djokovic and basketball players are prime examples of this genetic characteristic.V 71 Comments
My country and I am proud of our Olympic achievements consistently in rowing, cycling and track and field amongst others, current tour de France champion, current heavyweight boxing champion, Davis Cup Holders, involved in most sports in the world. Just proud proud proud
We are surely the greatest defiantly for the size of us. 2nd in the world in rugby, England women just won the cricket World Cup, 2nd in the medals at both the paralympics and Olympics. Most formula one world champions. Most darts and snooker world champions. Won the Tour de France 5 times over the last 6 years. The best in the world at cycling. Mo Farah, Phil Taylor, Mark Selby, Jason Kenny, Chris Hoy, Lewis Hamilton plus many more great sportsmen and women from this country
For such a small country we are epic! Our cricket team (men's and women's) are among/are the best in the world, our netball team is among the best, our football team isn't too bad, Mo Farah is immense, let's face it, Paula Radcliffe was brilliant, Andy Murray is amazing - need I go on?!
Name another nation that has reached the World Cup Final in Football, Rugby and Cricket? Yes, the nations in the UK compete seperately, but England have done these things!
Then there is Combat Sports. Bisping has the most wins in UFC history, and how many awesome boxers has this nation produced?
Britain has produced record breaking athletes in so many Olympic sports, and is the only nation that can compete with the USA and China. London has hosted the event 3 times!
As for Motorsport...how many F1 and WRC champions over the years.
And the British invented Football FGS!
German people are good sport because they are ready for some sport and like They are practicing They already Good in Football they are Defending champions in FIFA World Cup 2014
One day Germany will be the country with the best sports
Yeah I'm from India but seriously Germany deserves to be on this spot
I hate Germany.It made world war 2V 9 Comments
Collective sports (Handball, Rugby, Football, Basket... ) and individual sports (judo, swimming, ski, race driving,... ): France is well-ranked in a lot of varied domains
France is almost everywhere in sports. We have a great national teams like in handball, football, basketball, rugby. We are the host of one of the most prestigious tennis tournament the French open, the best cycling competition Le tour de France. In summer and winter olympics we're always part of the elite nations.
Top 10 country in almost every major sports ( swimming, cycling, athletics, soccer, tennis, winter sports, summer olympics, cars, rugby, rowing..)
Just now in 2017 French Handball team won its 6th world title, it makes this Country the best Handball team in the sport History.V 12 Comments
Barca and Real have historically got their best players from South America, Holland, Germany, Portugal etc as well as Spain - it can't bear on the rankings. However the national football team is very good. Tennis and formula 1 as well. Shame about other world sports like cricket, rugby and track and field. 7th about right.
The best in collective sports.
It has the two of the greatest ever football clubs boasted of best players from the world... It also leads the world of tennis as of now..
Barca real madrid duh but still real madrid did not get their history fiarly though.V 17 Comments
NZ is not a 'one sport nation' as we are #1 in rugby and rugby league and play a big role in minor sports such as rowing. What is wrong with being a one sport nation anyway? Eventually we will develop in sports like football/soccer but it isn't as popular here compared to rugby which explains why we aren't a top team. How can you compare us to a country like Australia? We only have a small population compared to the other top sporting nations. I do agree that Australia is a great sporting nation and is quite dominant in sports such as cricket but we don't have to insult one another based on this.
I'm not from New Zealand but I can tell how much of an impact sports has on the little country. Sometimes it does astonish me looking at all the medals they have racked up at the olympics, not only are they the best sporting country per capita in the world in history I think that alone should be the winning determiner. Not to mention there incredible rugby team and good rowing, hockey, cricket and netball teams.
If the Olympics are a reflection of sporting greatness NZ has proven themselves again. Good medal tallies in Rowing, Sailing, Kayaking and Athletics at the Rio Olympics and a top medals per capita placing - Beating all the nations listed above here. Rugby world champs in 2015, Softball world champs 6 times, Oceania football champs 2016, Indy Car Champ 2016, Womens Golf World No1, Runners up in Cricket World Cup, World Champs in Surf Life Saving, World Champs in Cheerleading and top results in many other sports.
Although it doesn't seem like it because of our small population, NZ performs at or near the top in per capita terms in the olympics along with many other sports. - gigaV 81 Comments
Cricket, field hockey and doesn't make us best sporting country... Fact is we are light years behind the countries mentioned above... We don't play global sports.. Yet we think that we are the best...
India is a very talented country but most people neglect sports. How many Indians take up sports as their career? India is the second most populous nation but it still struggles to win even 10 medals!
India will become the best because they work hard. WE ARE AMAZING. CHAK DE India. Basically my prediction is they will win the world cup 2015 EASILY. Mostly they will crush Pakistan, West Indies, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. They are also good at hockey By The Way
India is always best in sportsV 132 Comments
Brazil isn't even a top nation at football now, just remember getting utterly destroyed by Germany on home soil in such a massive game. Even Neymar is behind Messi and Suarez. I hope Brazil come back as for me I want to see them as a top team, but now, no. If you take football away then it's nowhere near the top 10.
Brazil has won first place in almost every sport there is. All types of Soccer, MMA, Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball, Surf, Racing and many more... Pretty much every sport that they try, they sooner or later excel at it, maybe not for long, but they win at least one time. Not a lot if countries can say that. USA has never won any soccer international competition on the mens side.
Fact time, did you know that someone did 215 farts! In 2 minutes and they weren't from Brazil but from Greenland
Brazil is just good in soccer.it should not be hereV 11 Comments
How many of the above nations have won the FIFA World Cup, rugby World Cup, cricket World Cup, Tour de France, grand slam tennis, formula 1 title, top 3 Olympic medal table, top swimming nation, best at snooker and darts. I will tell you, not Pakistan, not Italy, certainly not Russia, China what an inept bunch, Brasil no, New Zealand good but not this good, India shambles, Spain are okay but not versatile, France competent, Germany strong but too focuses on few sports, USA best at baseball, basketball and gridiron - well done, Serbia some sort of joke but decent for a small nation, Australia depends on who has the ashes then it's probably the decider of the worlds greatest sporting nation.
Cricket, football, tennis, golf, rugby union, rugby league, snooker, darts, squash, badminton queens bury boxing rules, even modern Olympics were actually resurrected in Britain. A Frenchmen visited Liverpool, England in the early 1820s, he could not believe the amount of different sports being played at various university's. Obviously Greece invented the original Olympic games. But most of the Olympic sport events at present were invented or expanded into the rules and events we know today were in fact made in England. These games were called the Olympics too, the Frenchmen went back home to recreate the Olympics he witnessed that we know so well today. Today Britain participates in most of the world elite sports and is in the top 10 rankings of most sporting events.
We held the best olimpic games
nigelV 1 Comment
You would think China would be better with all the people they have. Yet they can't even beat the United States in the summer olympics and barely even makes noise at the Winter Olympics.
Very good at sports, but mostly because of their massive population. They are very good at badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and basketball.
They are a competition to the US and are tough to beat
Yao Ming was drafted 1st overall!V 13 Comments
Has more gold medals in Hockey than the United States. Canada beats USA in hockey. USA has not won a gold medal in Winter Olympics since 1980. Have not won the World Cup since 1996. We won the 2016 World Cup of hockey. We have 5/7 world/Canada cups. One went to Russia and the other to the states. Canada is better at hockey. So USA has not won anything relevant since 1980 and 1996 when you exclude the world juniors. The USA is just simply overrated. Also they want to be better at everything. That seems kind of selfish if you ask me. But anyways seeing a team USA hockey jersey disgusts me. Canada rules.
Canada has people from all across the world in it who play pretty much all the sports where most countries don't know what lacrosse American football curling most countries haven't even seen snow
Canada has a population smaller than that of the state of California. When it comes to summer Olympics we never perform too badly but Winter Olympics are when we shine.
Just look at the winter olympic performance in 2018. Moreover, they pull their weight when you consider per capita stats in summer games as well.V 37 Comments
The most versatile country in the sports world! Not a sport that Italians don't succeed in!
Forza italia just plain good at everything.
4 times world cup winners
WE ARE THE BEST IN EVERYTHING!V 4 Comments
Sweden are a player for sure. I like zlatan, I love Larson. But what else is there? Good at Winter Olympics, a bit of ice hockey, snow ball fights. Not bad for population size.
Third most Olympic medals per population 638. Over 50 medals per one million inhabitants
I'm from Sweden, and it's amazing there, really suggest it. But focus on one sport, because they are really good at every sport
Fact time, did you know Sweden was attacked by Norway in ww2 with wee bombs.
? what idiot
Yes some good women's tennis players, albeit some have failed drugs tests. And the athletes have. Not very good at football, the world game. Winter Olympics okay, good at ice hockey. Good nation overall, but for the size of the population a little disappointed.
Russia is better than usa Russia is number 1 in winter olympics
Amazing at rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, tennis, winter sports etc.
Home of the best ice hockey leaguesV 8 Comments
We play 4 sports internationally cricket squash hockey snooker and have won a world tittle in every 1 of them
Actually we are the best at everything but because of our corrupt government we can not show the world how talented we are!
Pakistan is improving in every sport some legends have passed and some heroes are coming
If you read this and have been watching Pakistan Super League (PSL) then kudos. I live for Pakistani sportV 47 Comments
Japan has produce Suzuki Ichiro one of the best Baseball players in Asia and the Whole World.
Baseball is currently the most popular spectator sport in the country. Japan's top professional league, now known as Nippon Professional Baseball, was established in 1936.
We won the World Baseball Classics Championship in 2006 and 2009 Baseball Championship. Proud to be a Japanese.
Japanese LOVES Baseball. The Best Sport to be Played.V 41 Comments
You know that usain bolt uses steroids right? They caught him in 2015 april
Jamaica has only 2.8 million people, yet it contributes top athletes to the UK, USA, and Canada. It does very good at boxing, netball, football, track and field, and swimming. Earning the nickname "The sprint capital of the world."
Usain bolt and the relay team, that's all folks.
They didn't catch us sin bolt with steroidsV 3 Comments
Norway is the #1 in winter sports by a giant margin. I think this gives them a good reason to be in the top 10! There are also a lot of talent I'm Norway outside of winter sports, just look at women's handball (which is the only relevant handball) results of the last years!
This country is getting taken over by Muslims and Osama bin laden was born in Norway no joke, they are currently supporting Isis behind the scenes and doing the beheadings in there country
Are you sure Osama was born in Norway and by the way I as a Muslim do not support bin laden (just to correct your information)
By population Norway is undoubtedly the greatest sporting nation in the world. Hard facts.V 5 Comments
The Dominican Republic has long been a player on the international baseball scene. The national team medaled in five of the first thirteen Baseball World Cups including gold in 1948. The team also won bronze in their only two Intercontinental Cup appearances and played in the demonstration sport tournament for baseball in 1984 and in the first medal tournament in 1992. The team also reached the semifinals in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. After a poor tournament in 2009, the team completed an undefeated run through the 2013 World Baseball Classic, winning all eight of its games and defeating Puerto Rico in the final. It was the first time a team other than Japan had won the tournament
The first baseball academy in the Dominican Republic was built in 1977 by Ralph Avila. In his description of baseball academies in the Dominican Republic, Alan Klein wrote "What the academy does in working with the Dominican players goes beyond teaching baseball skills. They teach career preparation, socialization and how to cope with the cultural changes they will face in the United States." Campo Las Palmas is the best is the best-run academy on the island and it is owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
While Major League scouts watch very closely to look for the next star from the Dominican Republic, all 30 Major League Baseball clubs run their own academies on the island, attesting to the talent of so many of the natives playing there. Many of the country's players rank among the best in the world. On Major League Baseball's 2012 Opening Day, 95 of the 856 players on 25-man rosters and inactive lists -- 11.1% -- were born in the Dominican Republic, marking the highest total of any country outside the United States. Eleven participants in the 2011 All-Star Game were Dominican natives, the highest total of any country or territory outside the U.S.
San Pedro de Macorís is a municipality in the Dominican Republic where it is home of the Major League Baseball players in Dominican Republic.V 32 Comments
We hve good people at each sport
Always been one of the best countries in terms of sports. It is a small nation but has won loads of medals and prizes. If all countries were the same size then you'd see who really would be the best.
Great football history and a solid sporting mentality for a relatively small nation. Should be higher ranked.
Everyone in the Netherlands does play at least one sports
They are the bestV 12 Comments
Ireland has a 4.5 million population. Let that sink in while you think of how many sports we have and will continue to dominate. Also, we have some our own homegrown sports that are definitely on another level of physicality. The clubs don't even pay their players, they just do it for pride, all the funds go back into the communities. Ireland is one of the last remaining TRUE sporting nations. The fact their not higher on this list is mind boggling.
'Because Gaelic football and hurling' aren't played in other countries... If USA, China and Russia took it seriously Ireland would be an also ran. Well done for being best at a minority sport. Ireland are okay at rugby and football, and credible at cricket. Take 19th in the rankings it's very respectable for your population size.
Well that's the reason why they are rubbish at sports because neither hurling nor Gaelic are played outside of Ireland and also you can't just say we're really good at only 2 sports that no one else plays so we should be on of the best
I am from Ireland Ireland is a country and a great 1V 10 Comments
Soccer, Cricket, Rugby, Swimming, Gymnastics you name it all South Africa participate in everything and they're the most active sporting country in Africa. Deserve a spot in the top 10
Second in the world in rugby, first in the second biggest sport in the world (cricket), swimming, gymnastics... South Africa live and breathe rugby. One of the strongest sport nations in the world
We have had owner struggles and I believe we are getting there as a nation. May the Lord bless you.
Deserves top 10V 18 Comments
Bycicle, football, basket
They did very well in the final of the 2016euros even without Cristiano ronaldo's help.and France played on their land and they're stronger than Portugal.but unbelievably portugal won😄😄😄
This country has the best sports in the planet Croatia beat Mexico on May 27 This country plays better than Mexico. VIVA Croatia!
Nine Olympic medals 4 million people
Yep one of the best no doubt.
Stone genesV 4 Comments
Finland does the best based on their small population other countries have more medals but they also have 100 times the population
Ice Hockey : 2 World champion titles
Bandy : 1 World champion title
Good ski team : Sotshi olympics 1 gold metal 2 silver
Biathlon ski : Kaisa mäkäräinen and Mari Laukkanen
Football : Sami Hyypiä, Jari Litmanen and Jussi Jääskleläinen
Basketball and volleyball has good future. Just won floorball World championships.
Also Finnish athletic legends like Paavo Nurmi, also called "Lentävä suomalainen" which means "flying Finn" and Lasse Viren. Javelin and swimming are bringing lot of victory to Finland
Wrestling, boxing, Golf and Tennis. All of them has one famous Finn. Any questions?
Filipino's have the pride, belief, and skill when playing sports. They have a good time especially with basketball (basketball player myself) and boxing because MANNY all the Way! They aren't the best in the world but they are good enough to make it to one of the most athletic countries list.
If the Philippines are 24th best at sport in the world tell me when they made it to a World Cup or starred at either olympics. I would go as far as saying they are completely hopeless at sport, other than pacqiaou who is world class.
Yes the people here are super duper talented vote for the Philippines but know this,I'm from India
Top 7 greatest bowler:Paeng Nepomuceno top 4 greatest boxer:Manny Pacquiao top 3 pool player:Efren Reyes TOP 4 greatest boxer:Nonito Donaire top 5 greatest pool player:Francisco Bustamante top 6 greatest runner:Lydia De Vega. Carlos Loyzaga helped the Philippines to win the bronze medal in the world FIFA Championship in just 6ft3 in the 1950s and the 1960s era top 58 greatest chess player: Eugene Torre top 55 greatest boxer:Gabriel "Flash" Elorde wV 4 Comments
Should be higher just for the great soccer team of the 90s and Carlos valderamas hair.
Colombia is World leader in speed roller blading, practically undefeated world champions for nearly 15 years.
Also in cycling; Mariana Pajon BMX gold at London 2012, Rigoberto Uran Silver in road cycling London 2012, Nairo Quintana king of the mountains and winner of the Giro d'Italia.
Watch out for weight lifting, another sport where Colombian dominance is being expected.
If Slovenia is awesome at football I am a father to two dolphins
Must be on fifth place
Just check Slovenian results in winter sport in last seasons, but also in summer sports Slovenia is awesome compared with population of 2 million inhabitants.
Great at winter sports (skiing - tina maze, ski jumps - peter prevc), european champions in basketball, former eu vicechampions in handball and volleyball, Division A hockey team, Nk Maribor.V 4 Comments
Volleyball champions as well as they're one of the top teams in football and handball
Agreed great in athletics too
I'm English and Argentina should be higher than this, great sporting nation at football, golf, rugby, formula 1.
I am still happy with the result though.
Vamos Argentina! Go Argentina!
Argentina have shown to obviously be a higher ranking than this. Fourth best in rugby (mens). Second best in football after Belgium (mens). One of the best in mens hockey and the women are arguably the best in the world. plus our basketball side is one of the best (mens). Argentina is good at all the big sports. Not small ones like Olympic sports. And we are decent in some Olympic sports too. Argentina deserve a higher ranking.
Strongest country in asian weightlifting.
Iran is the best in Asia
Great athletes at middle and long distance, bit of a one trick pony though.
I agree it should be in top 10
Should be top ten
Definitely Kenya is among the best countries in sports it should actually be among the top 10 n not top 20 in athletics it the best.in the 2015 iaaf sports held in China.Kenya was the leading country in the world.beating United States,britain and Russia etc.V 3 Comments
Greece deserve the most votes because in men they are 5th In basketball, 10th in football,8th in water polo and 10th in polo and in women 3 rd in Water polo and 5th in polo. They have a good past present and future
They are an all round sporting nation
Are an all rounding sporting nation
Lefteris Petrounias (gymnastics-Olympic, World and European Champion), Spyros Gianniotis (marathon swimming-World Champion and Olympic silver medalist), Katerina Stefanidi (pole vault-Olympic and European Champion), Mike Zambidis (kick-boxing-World Champion), Ilias Iliadis (judo-Olympic gold and silver medalist, World Champion), Yiannis Antetokounmpo (basketball, one of the best NBA players), Katerina Nikolaidou (rowing-European Champion, 2nd in World Championship), Michalis Papastathopoulos (football, one of the best defenders in Europe, plays for Dortmund), Kostas Manolas (football, one of the best defendrs in Europe, plays for Roma), Anna Korakaki (shooting-Olympic gold and silver medalist, European Champion)...also, one of the best basketball teams in Europe and worldwide (twice European Champions, runners-up at World Championship), one of the best water-polo teams (men and women) worldwide (Women World Champions and Olympics bronze medalists, men twice World Championship silver ...moreV 3 Comments
Won three football Olympic cups and excellent team at water polo
Always does superbly despite coming from a pool of 10 million
Ria Ria HUNGARIA
Wrestling is "the" ancestral sport in Turkey. There are a lot of annually tournaments ongoing for more than 6 centuries.
Turkey is the best!
Finished 3rd in world cup 2002 in football
Denmark for the win!
Denmark is top
Badminthon won World cup, handball won olympic games, Football women euro final and 1992 European Champions.V 1 Comment
Good country in football, basketball, tennis, handball and so on. Well every country from ex Yugoslavia is good in sports so yeah.
Good athletes for such a small country
Most players in badminton and hockey
Korea is the best bitches
Have won the Boxing Tournament in First European Games
Play cricket best.there are many football grounds in this country but the players are not good enough.hockey,handball,volleyball,and others sports they plays.they have to be bring good coaches, players,facilities.then they can be genius in the all sports of world.but not bad also.
Um is this a joke two words ROGER FEDERER
Switzerland in sports is peROGERFEDERERect
Egypt is a strong country
Egypt is good in football 20st and in basketball and volleybal
I agree. Should be higher, loved Hagi, one of the best footballers in the world in his day. Good sporting nation I like Romania
Good at: Soccer, judo,weightlifting, fencing, canoeing,long distance running, marathons, and by far our most dominant sport is gymnastics! Considering the size of Romania I think we are very good at sports!
At the moment (23 August 2016), Romania is ranked 14th in the world, considering the total number of Olympic medals won at all the Summer Olimpic Games.
...Even though the participation at the Olympics this year (Brazil, 2016) was one of the weakest participation of Romania, in the last 40 years!
... And even though it only participated in 21 editions (of a total of 28)...
... And, if we consider that the Soviet Union included Russia, and East Germany is now part of Germany, we can say that Romania is ranked 12th.
Population: around 20 million
Think is not bad at all...
What sort of fact is that? Back it up please. Israel is a great country and recognised throughout the world accordingly. It is pretty poor at sport though, my theory is most of the potential sport stars are instead funnelled into the army to defend the state. I could be wrong though, but tell me which sport they are good at?
Me too I am supporting Israel too because its India's best friend
I think it should be number 11
Fact time: Do you know Israel is ranked second on the worst countries in the world?V 1 Comment
When did they win the World Cup or even finish runners up. Average football nation, in Europe they would be an also ran. Nothing else unless we count fat men wrestling in silly masks.
They won the football gold medal in 2012
How is Mexico not top 20? What the heck! One of the best soccer teams ever! Hernadez!
Da bestV 3 Comments
Yasiel Puig Right Fielder for Los Angles Dodgers and He is from Cuba.
Camilo Pascual is a Cuban former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. During an 18-year baseball career (1954�"71), he played for the Washington Senators (which became the Minnesota Twins in 1961), the second Washington Senators franchise, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Cleveland Indians. He was also known by the nicknames "Camile" and "Little Potato." He is also 7x time All-Star, 3x AL Strikeout Leader, Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame and Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame.
Atanacio "Tony" Pérez a former professional baseball player and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He played as a first baseman and third baseman in Major League Baseball, most notably for the Cincinnati Reds. Also He is a 3x Times World Series Champion.
Yoenis Céspedes Milanés (born October 18, 1985), nicknamed La Potencia, is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut on March 28, 2012, for the Oakland Athletics, and has also played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Primarily a left fielder in his early career, he has split between left and center field since joining the Mets. A right-hand batter and thrower, he stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs 220 pounds (100 kg). From Campechuela, Cuba, Céspedes played eight seasons until 2010 for the Alazanes de Granma in the Cuban National Series. In that time, he batted.319,.404 on-base percentage (OBP),.565 slugging percentage (SLG), 169 home runs and 557 runs batted in (RBI) over 528 games. He was also a member of the Cuba national team, winning gold medals in three tournaments. In MLB, he won the Home Run Derby in both 2013 and 2014. He is a two-time All-Star, and in 2015, played ...more
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