Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sportsmail's top 50 most entertaining teams in history

 England's leading daily news paper Daily Mail has listed its top 50 most entertaining sports teams in history.

1970's Brazil football team leads the list.

1976-77 Basketball heroes Harlem Globetrotters following them closely.


Sri lankan cricket team which won 1996 world cup is rated 3rd best.


Sri Lanka are the highest ranked cricket team in the list while the illustrious various teams that have been ranked below number three, gives the Sri Lankans a lofty recognition and underlines the team’s capacity for entertainment.


The other cricket teams that have been ranked in the list are West Indies 1984 (Number 12), Australia 1948 (Number 17), Australia under Steve Waugh (Number 20), West Indies 1963 (Number 21), Warwickshire CCC mid-1990s (Number 24), England 1966 (Number 29), England cricket 2004-05 (Number 48).

Following is the complete list of Top 50 most entertaining teams in history according to the newspaper’s rankings :
1. Brazil 1970 (Football)
2. Harlem Globetrotters (Basketball)
3. Sri Lanka 1996 Cricket World Cup winners
4. Hungary 1953-1954 (Football)
5.
Barcelona 2009 (Football)
6. All Blacks 1995 (Rugby)
7. Ajax 1972 (Football)
8. Wigan Rugby League 1988-1995 (Rugby)
9. Tottenham 1961 (Football)
10. Barbarians - any era (Rugby)
11. Arsenal 'Invincibles' 2004 (Football)
12. West Indies 1984 (Cricket)
13. AC Milan late 1980s (Football)
14. Holland 1974 (Football)
15. Wales rugby union 1970s (Rugby)
16. Arsenal 2010 (Football)
17. Australia 1948 (Cricket)
18. Newcastle United under Kevin Keegan 1990s (Football)
19. British Lions in 1974 (Rugby)
20. Australia under Steve Waugh (Cricket)
21. West Indies 1963 (Cricket)
22. Manchester United 1968 (Football)
23. Chicago Bulls 1993 (Basketball)
24. Warwickshire CCC mid-1990s (Cricket)
25. Australia 1982 - Rugby League (Rugby)
26. Liverpool 1977 (Football)
27. Real Madrid 1960 (Football)
28. Torvill & Dean 1984 (Ice Dancing)
29. England 1966 (Cricket)
30. Leeds United early 1970s (Football)
31. Barcelona 1992 (Football)
32. Leeds Rhinos (2007-09) (Rugby)
33. Manchester United 1999 (Football)
34. New York Yankees 1961 (Baseball)
35. Lions 1997 (Rugby)
36. Ajax 1995 (Football)
37. France 1984 (Football)
38. Melbourne Storm (2006-09) (Rugby)
39. Manchester City 1968 (Football)
40. Austria Wunderteam 1930s (Football)
41. Fiji Sevens team (Rugby)
42. England at Euro 96 (Football)
43. San Francisco 49ers 1988 (American Football)
44. Santos 1962-63 (Football)
45. McLaren 2007 (Formula I racing)
46. Celtic's Lisbon Lions (Football)
47. Argentina 1978 (Football)
48. England cricket 2004-05 (Cricket)
49. Edmonton Oilers 1987 (Ice Hockey)
50. Sky Sports Soccer Saturday team (Football)

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