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.
88, Spanish player for Real Madrid between 1953 and 1971, the only player in history to have won 6 European Cups.
55, football star in Colombia, member of the golden generation qualified for 3 consecutive World Cups, died in a road accident.
65, NHL champion for 4 consecutive years with the New York Islanders from 1980 to 1983, one of the top scorers in the league.
70 years old, Canadian legend of the NHL, legendary player of the Montreal Canadiens, winner of 5 Stanley Cups, nicknamed the « blond demon ».
54, famous player agent for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland in particular.
88, American basketball legend, 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics including 2 titles as a player-coach, Olympic gold medalist in 1956.
83 years old, motorcycle rider, 7 times world champion including 2 times in the premier category in 1973 and 1974.
90 years old, Canadian sailor, 1st winner of the Route du Rhum in 1978.
51, triple winner of the Flèche Wallonne and 2008 Olympic vice-champion, hit by a truck.
91, former tennis coach who notably trained Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova.
53, former Serbian football player (AS Roma, Lazio, Sampdoria, Inter Milan), then coach, who died of leukemia.
82, the first global football star and the only player in history to have won 3 editions of the World Cup.