Retrospective 2022: the main missing in 2022 –

From Bill Russell, legend of the Boston Celtics and NBA basketball, to « King Pelé », considered the best player in the history of football, here is the list of the main personalities in the world of sport who died in 2022.

Paco GENTO88, Spanish player for Real Madrid between 1953 and 1971, the only player in history to have won 6 European Cups.

Freddy Rincon55, football star in Colombia, member of the golden generation qualified for 3 consecutive World Cups, died in a road accident.

Mike BOSY65, NHL champion for 4 consecutive years with the New York Islanders from 1980 to 1983, one of the top scorers in the league.

Guy LAFLEUR70 years old, Canadian legend of the NHL, legendary player of the Montreal Canadiens, winner of 5 Stanley Cups, nicknamed the « blond demon ».

Mino RAIOLA54, famous player agent for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland in particular.

Bill Russell88, American basketball legend, 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics including 2 titles as a player-coach, Olympic gold medalist in 1956.

Phil READ83 years old, motorcycle rider, 7 times world champion including 2 times in the premier category in 1973 and 1974.

Mike Birch90 years old, Canadian sailor, 1st winner of the Route du Rhum in 1978.

Davide REBELLIN51, triple winner of the Flèche Wallonne and 2008 Olympic vice-champion, hit by a truck.

Nick BOLLETTIERI91, former tennis coach who notably trained Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova.

Sinisa MIHAJLOVIC53, former Serbian football player (AS Roma, Lazio, Sampdoria, Inter Milan), then coach, who died of leukemia.

PELE82, the first global football star and the only player in history to have won 3 editions of the World Cup.


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