Gebrselassie has won almost any long distance title you can list including two consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 1000-meter event. But more than an athlete, he’s a sports personality, having starred in a Hollywood movie documenting his rise to fame.
Ivorian footballer Drogba is known almost as well for his sports achievements as he is for his philanthropy. The athlete donated all three million pounds he received from an advertising deal to build a hospital in his country. Drogba helped Marseille reach the UEFA Cup finals in 2004, he helped the London club win three Premier League crowns and four FA Cup titles, and his final kick for the team earned it the title of European Champions in 2011.
In 2009, the Cameroonian footballer moved to Inter Milan and took home a trio of awards: Seria A, Copa Italia and UEFA Champions League. Eto’o stunned fans when he took a spot with Russian side Anzhi Machakala, accepting a salary of 20-million euros a year after tax, making him the highest-paid sports professional. Eto’o has played in three World Cups and seven African Cup of Nations.
Ethiopian long-distance runner Bekele is a legend. He holds the title of 5,000-meter and 1,000-meter World Champion plus he’s the defending Olympic Champion in both areas. Many regard Bekele as the best long-distance runner in history.
Footballer Hassan has broken an impressive number of international records. He’s played in eight different African Cup of Nations since he first played for the Pharaohs in 1995, scored a long-range effort in the 1998 finals against South Africa, pushing Egypt into winning its fourth title, and was named the Egyptian captain in 2006. The Egyptians succeeded in winning two more editions with Ahmed as captain.
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