Freestyle football great makes history with ninth world title
The sport has seen some very unique moments in its history.
Some went to the moon, others took the world by storm, and some have come down the memory lane, leaving a lasting impression on the sport. There have been legendary players in the history of the sport who, in a single career, have won an NBA MVP award, been the fastest player in the history of the game and won the world championship in soccer.
It’s all part of the history of the sport and as a fan, it’s exciting to get a glimpse at the sport’s best and find out what made some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game so special.
In the early days of American football, Jim Thorpe was the main man and won the first of his 13 NFL MVP awards.
He was the first American to win the Heisman Trophy while still playing.
While Thorpe’s body of work is not as strong as some of the sport’s greatest athletes, he still led his team to a victory.
Thorpe would play two more seasons in the NFL but would be unable to lead his team to victory again.
The next American player to win an MVP over a period of time, would be Bill Russell. Russell would play 12 years in the NFL before winning the first of his 14 World Championship.
In the first world title held in the 1950s, a group of players would face football legend Bobby Thomson and while his teams were undefeated, he could not defend his crown after losing the first leg by one point.
“I would rather have died than to let a man get away with that against me,” Thomson said to the world.
The next American to go toe-to-toe with football legend, Bobby ‘Bam’ Bralon was also unable to beat Thomson. But,