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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Secretariat (Thoroughbred, flat) 96891
2 Randy Moss, wide receiver 78341
3 "Alexander the Great" = 25761
4 "The Muhammad Ali of Surfing" = Mickey Dora, 20267
5 LeBron James, American combo forward 18749
6 "The Baltimore Bullet" =Michael Phelps, 13932
7 Sachin Tendulkar, batsman 13871
8 Tom Brady, quarterback 13044
9 "El Salvador" (Spanish for "The Savior") = Johan Cruijff, Dutch footballer 12911
10 "Fat Chav" = Lee Boylan, English footballer 11338
11 Ronaldinho, Brazilian attacking midfielder 10143
12 "Samurai Mike" = Mike Singletary, middle linebacker 9872
13 Richard Fliehr 9801
14 "The Maine-iac" = Tim Sylvia 8804
15 Man o' War (Thoroughbred, flat) 8701
16 "Barbie Girl" = Carina Damm 8322
17 "The Maradona of the Carpathians" = Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian midfielder 6822
18 Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey centre 6732
19 "The Spanish Inquisition" = Pau Gasol, Spanish power forward 6151
20 Deion Sanders, cornerback and return specialist 5822
21 "Kung Fu Panda" = Long Qingquan 5512
22 Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager 5317
23 "Os" (Afrikaans, "Ox") = Jacobus du Randt, prop 5148
24 Alexander Ovechkin, Russian winger 4467
25 "Amtrak" = Charles Townsend, BMX racing rider American BMXer September 1990 Vol.12 No.8 pg.10</ref> 4373
26 Mark Pelini, coach 4007
27 "Air France" = Mickaël Piétrus, French basketball player 3768
28 "Tahiti Bill" = Bill Howell, 3744
29 "Eric the Eel" = Eric Moussambani, 3195
30 "Turnip" = Graham Taylor, English football manager (given by The Sun newspaper, as a response to poor result) 3180
31 Lawrence Taylor, outside linebacker 3141
32 Vincent Jackson, running back 3085
33 LaDainian Tomlinson, running back 3081
34 John Elway, quarterback 2922
35 Cristiane Santos 2618
36 Robbie Keane, Irish striker 2613
37 Roy Keane, Irish former midfielder and manager 2385
38 "The Flying Dutchman" = Pieter van den Hoogenband, 2356
39 Ricky Hatton 2336
40 Jake LaMotta 2206
41 "Mrs. Doubtfire" = Colin Montgomerie 2061
42 Phar Lap / (Thoroughbred, flat) 1839
43 Chris Paul, American point guard 1832
44 Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer 1704
45 Ray Leonard (Leonard reportedly disliked it, believing only Robinson deserved "Sugar Ray") 1606
46 Larry Johnson, running back 1577
47 Steve Yzerman, Canadian ice hockey centre 1556
48 Shane Mosley 1521
49 Harold Grange, running back 1484
50 Derek Fisher, United States point guard 1477
51 Joe Sakic, Canadian ice hockey centre 1462
52 Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey centre 1381
53 Glenn Rivers, American point guard 1376
54 "The Gracie Hunter" = Kazushi Sakuraba 1318
55 "Fred Flintstone" = Andrew Flintoff, all-rounder 1306
56 Candace Parker, American combo forward 1218
57 "Zeko" (Bosnian, "Rabbit") = Almir Turkovic, Bosnian footballer 1203
58 Antonio Tarver 1197
59 Evangelista Santos 1192
60 "Nastia" = Anastasia Liukin (Russian diminutive) </ref> 1125
61 Steve McManaman, English footballer </ref> 1109
62 Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey centre 1068
63 "Mighty Mouse" = Greg Welch 1066
64 Steve McClaren, English football player and manager </ref> 1029
65 Latrell Sprewell, American small forward 998
66 James Worthy, American power forward 935
67 Bob Knight, American coach 871
68 Horace Grant, American power forward 820
69 "Biltong Bertie" = Bertie Reed, 814
70 Paul McGrath, Irish footballer </ref> 802
71 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, batsman 790
72 Nancy Lopez 780
73 Charles Smith, defensive end 775
74 Sunil Gavaskar, batsman 766
75 Mike Alstott, fullback 686
76 "Beatts"= James Beattie English striker 685
77 Thomas Hearns 661
78 Kenyon Martin, United States power forward 649
79 Arnold Auerbach, American coach and executive 642
80 Shelden Williams, American power forward 577
81 Paul Hornung, running back (the original bearer of the nickname) 576
82 Jevon Kearse, defensive end 550
83 "Duracell" = Pavel Nedvěd, Czech midfielder 540
84 Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player 537
85 Paul Malignaggi 535
86 John Salley, United States power forward 514
87 Mick McCarthy, Irish football player and manager </ref> 495
88 Carlo Cudicini, Italian goalkeeper 492
89 Herman Rohde 488
90 Jerry Sloan, United States shooting guard 476
91 Alexander Mogilny, Russian winger 475
92 Barry Ferguson, Scottish footballer 451
93 Scott McDonald, Australian footballer </ref> </ref> 445
94 Kenny Smith, U.S. point guard and analyst 410
95 Dennis Johnson, American combo guard 401
96 David Thompson, American small forward 390
97 Jason Terry, U.S. basketball player 385
98 Walter Zenga, Italian coach and retired goalkeeper 365
99 "The Flying Dutchman" = Cornelius Warmerdam, pole vaulter 358
100 Kevin Martin, United States basketball player 352
101 "Richie Rich" = Richard Anderson, BMX racing 342
102 Gary McAllister, Scottish football player and manager </ref> 326
103 = Paavo Nurmi, long distances 323
104 Jason McAteer, Irish footballer 298
105 Isaiah Rider, United States basketball player 289
106 James Posey, American small forward 286
107 Steve McMahon, English football player and manager </ref> </ref> 286
108 Vic Darchinyan 278
109 Anthony Thomas, United States football player 277
110 "Rog"= Ronan O'Gara, fly-half 262
111 George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer </ref> 259
112 Gerry Lopez, 249
113 "Mary Poppins" = Alan Shearer, English striker (given as an insult by two Newcastle United executives during a candid interview with a journalist) 243
114 "Magnificent Seven" = Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug, Amy Chow, Amanda Borden and Jaycie Phelps 238
115 Wellington Mara, Former owner, New York Giants 231
116 Gavin McCann, English footballer </ref> 221
117 Lee McCulloch, Scottish footballer </ref> 205
118 Kirk Muller, Canadian ice hockey centre 196
119 Avelino Lim, Filipino basketball player 190
120 Buddy Landel 187
121 "The Legion of Doom" = Eric Lindros (Canadian ice hockey player), John LeClair (U.S. ice hockey player) and Mikael Renberg (Swedish ice hockey player) 185
122 Francis Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player 185
123 Vahid Hashemian, Iranian footballer 184
124 Daniel Franks, tight end 182
125 Bill O'Reilly, leg spinner 175
126 Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player 171
127 Kirk McLean, Canadian ice hockey player 167
128 Stuart McCall, Scottish football player and manager </ref> </ref> 163
129 William Dawson, coach 162
130 Izale McLeod, English footballer </ref> 158
131 Frank McAvennie, former Scottish footballer </ref> </ref> 154
132 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player 153
133 "The Flying Scotsman" = Graeme Obree, track racing rider 153
134 "Magnificent Seven" = 152
135 Kenny Walker, American combo forward 146
136 Attilio Lombardo, Italian football player and manager {{Cite news 146
137 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player 146
138 Irvine Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player 142
139 William Holzman, American coach 142
140 Jim Carey, United States ice hockey player 132
141 Malik Rose, American power forward 131
142 Aaron McLean, English footballer {{cite news | title = Dream Team: Jamie Slabber 123
143 Herman Reid, Jr., United States power forward 121
144 Juli Inkster 120
145 Beth Daniel 120
146 Gary McSheffrey, English footballer </ref> 119
147 George Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player 118
148 Dan Issel, American forward-center 116
149 Vito Parilli, quarterback 113
150 Johnny Kerr, United States basketball player 113
151 Lionel Simmons, American small forward 113
152 = Janne Ahonen ski jumping 111
153 Leonard Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player 106
154 Jim Smith, English football player, manager and director </ref> 102
155 Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer </ref> 102
156 Kenny Deuchar, Scottish striker (also a fully accredited medical doctor) 99
157 Patty Sheehan 98
158 Neil McCafferty, Irish footballer </ref> 98
159 Theophilus Khumalo, South African midfielder 97
160 George Imlach, Canadian ice hockey player and coach 95
161 Amy Alcott 91
162 John Williams, American power forward 89
163 Eric Carter, BMX and downhill racing rider 89
164 Kevin McDonald, Scottish footballer {{Cite news 89
165 Ike Quartey 88
166 Gus Williams, United States basketball player 86
167 Richard Moore, Canadian ice hockey player 84
168 Craig Mackail-Smith, English footballer </ref> 80
169 "ET" = Andrew Ettingshausen, former Australian winger 77
170 William Paris, offensive tackle 77
171 Stephen McPhee, Scottish footballer </ref> 76
172 = Hannes Kolehmainen 76
173 "MG" = Mark Geyer, former Australian second rower 76
174 "MR" = Mark Richards, 75
175 "DZ" = David Zabriskie, road racing rider 75
176 Walt Williams, United States basketball player 74
177 Chet Walker, United States basketball player 73
178 Kevin McLeod, English footballer </ref> 72
179 "Alex James of the East" = Lee Wai Tong, Hong Kong footballer 70
180 Craig McAllister, Scottish footballer </ref> </ref> 69
181 "Pistol Pete" = Pete Loncarevich, BMX racing rider 68
182 Rodney Hundley, American swingman 68
183 Barry Beck, Canadian ice hockey player 66
184 Harry Gallatin, American center 66
185 Charlie MacDonald, English footballer </ref> 65
186 Betsy King 64
187 Clarence Day, Canadian ice hockey player and coach 60
188 Pat Bradley 56
189 "dR" = Donald Robinson, BMX racing rider 52
190 Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player 52
191 "Ky" = Carroll Ebright, coach 51

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