14 December 1986 – The Debut Of Dennis Bergkamp

On 14 December 1986, Dennis Bergkamp made his professional debut, coming on as a late substitute for Ajax against Roda JC.Born in Amsterdam in 1969, Bergkamp joined the club's youth academy in 1981. He was 17 when he made that first professional appearance at home against Roda, as manager Johan Cruff subbed him in for Rob Witschge in the 66th minute. ...

Top 25 of 2017: #21 Danielle Wyatt

For the first time in the HWiS top 25 list we have a Cricketer featuring. Dani Wyatt is and English cricketer who featured in the World Cup winning squad for England this year. She didn;t feature in the final but the all-rounder did feature during the tournament. The 26 year old plays for Sussex in County Cricket, Southern Vipers in the Twenty20 League ...

Top 25 of 2017: #22 Airine Palsyte

This Lithuanian High jumper makes her first ever appearence in the top 25 list this year. The 25 year old scored two medals, winning Gold at the European Indoor Championships held in Belgrade at a Bronze at the Universiade, held in Taipei. She also finished 7th in the World Championships held in in London. All of this shows a career on the rise as these ...

Top 25 of 2017: #23 Pernille Blume

The Danish swimmer was always going to find it hard to top 2016, when she was an unexpected Olympic champion. She won Bronze in the 100m freestyle in the World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. Although way behind 2016 level of success her massive popularity on the site has propelled her to 23rd on this years list, a position probably in advance ...

13 December 2006 – The Passing Of An American Pioneer

On 13 December 2006, American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt passed away in Dallas. He was 74 years old.Heir to an oil fortune, Hunt was an enthusiastic supporter of both both soccer and American football. In 1959, after being turned down for a National Football League franchise, he helped found the rival American Football League and formed his own team, ...

Top 25 of 2017: #24 Emma Coburn

American Long Distance runner Emma Coburn is in at 24th in the Top 25 this year. Ina wonderful 2017, she was crowned World Champion at the World Championships in London, beating her compatriot Courtney Frerichs, and 4 Kenyans who all ran faster in the season. Coburn is also the American national champion. Coburn did not win any Diamond League meets, ...

Top 25 of 2017: #25 Dominika Cibuolkova

Slovakian Tennis star Dominika Cibulkova, Domi to her legion of fans is pretty much a staple of the top 25. She is an exceedingly popular on the HWiS pages being the first girl ever featured. Her 2017 was not her greatest year, not getting much beyond the 3rd Round in any of the Tennis Majors. However her overall WTA points tally for the year, with ...

Top 25 of 2017: #25 Dominika Cibuolkova

Slovakian Tennis star Dominika Cibulkova, Domi to her legion of fans is pretty much a staple of the top 25. She is an exceedingly popular on the HWiS pages being the first girl ever featured. Her 2017 was not her greatest year, not getting much beyond the 3rd Round in any of the Tennis Majors. However her overall WTA points tally for the year, with ...

Top 25 of 2017

In the next few days the 2017 Top 25 Countdown will be on. The top 25 women of the year in both success and popularity, which are combined using an algorithim to calculate the top 25 of the year. The hits per day on the site for all entries for each girl, multiplied b their success in competition this year.The previous count-downs have seen Sam Quek, ...

Top 25 of 2017

In the next few days the 2017 Top 25 Countdown will be on. The top 25 women of the year in both success and popularity, which are combined using an algorithim to calculate the top 25 of the year. The hits per day on the site for all entries for each girl, multiplied b their success in competition this year.The previous count-downs have seen Sam Quek, ...

9 December 2009 – Using Your Head Isn’t Always The Best Decision

On 9 December 2009, Queens Park Rangers suspended manager Jim Magilton for allegedly head-butting one of his own players.The incident occurred in the tunnel after QPR's away loss to Watford two days earlier. It was their third loss in four games, dropping the team into tenth place and putting pressure on Magilton (pictured), who was in his first season ...

8 December 1985 – Juventus Complete Their Collection

On 8 December 1985, Juventus won the Intercontinental Cup on penalties over Argentinos Juniors, becoming the first--and so far only--team to win all of their possible major trophies.Playing before a crowd of 62,000 at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Argentinos forward Carlos Ereros opened the scoring by chipping Juventus goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi in ...

7 December 2011 – Lyon Beats The Odds

On 7 December 2011, Lyon advanced in the Champions League despite starting the day from what seemed to be an impossible position.It was the last day of the group stage and Lyon were in third, behind leaders Real Madrid and second-place Ajax. Lyon were three points behind the Dutch and needed both an Ajax loss and a win of their own over Dinamo Zagreb ...

6 December 1993 – Sawa Starts To Soar

On 6 December 1993, Homare Sawa earned her first cap for Japan. She was only 15 years old at the time, but had been playing professionally for three years with L. League team Yomiura Beleza, where her performances led to her being named to the league's Best XI for 1993 and a national team call-up the same year.That first match was against the Philippines ...
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