2017 was a year to remember for all kinds of Sport lovers. Some shed tears of joy while others wept as moments which were either magical or tragic unfolded.
As 2017 nears its end, let’s look back and see how this year fared for Sports lovers.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat to World no. 117 Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open.
After losing to PSG 4-0 in the away leg, FC Barcelona produced the best comeback in football history at Camp Nou, beating PSG 6-1 and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals.
Real Madrid became the only team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League title.
Pakistan Cricket Team beat Indian Cricket team by 180 runs and won the ICC Champions Trophy.
Neymar became world’s most expensive signing, when PSG bought him for €220 million from FC Barcelona.
Usain Bolt lost the last 100m race in the sprint final at the world championships held in London. The race was won by Justin Gatlin‚ followed by Christian Coleman with Bolt coming in third.
Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, extending his undefeated streak to 50 victories.
Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup‚ losing 1-0 against Sweden in a play-off.
After 7 years of Ronaldo – Messi domination, Harry Kane finally manages to push them side and becomes the highest scorer in the 2017 calendar year. He scored 8 hattricks, more than Cavani, Ronaldo, and Messi combined!
Cristiano Ronaldo won his 5th Ballon d’Or, equaling Messi’s record of winning the most Ballon d’Or trophies.