Fans vote for Britain’s greatest active sportsperson and pick the ultimate GOAT

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There's never been a better time for British sports; since the National Lottery scheme was implemented, British athletes have dominated their respective sports.

At the Olympics, Team GB have stopped being a laughing stock and regular punched above their weight. You might have also heard about how football almost came home last summer as England made the final of Euro 2020.

Daily Star Sport is looking to see who is Britain's greatest active sportsperson, or, in other words, the GOAT. We've put together eight sportspeople who all stake a solid claim to being the greatest, and you can cast your vote below.

Voting survey can be found at the bottom of the 10 nominees.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray isn't the Tennis titan he once was, and he ranked 85th in the world rankings last month.

However, few sportspeople can claim to have had similar success to Murray in his prime, and the Scotsman ended Britain's long wait for a Wimbledon triumph in 2013 before repeating the success in 2016.

Murray also owns two Olympic gold medals as well seven Grand Slam titles.

Have we missed out anyone? Let us know in the comments section

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton was within a lap of claiming yet another Drivers World Championship in December.

Despite Max Verstappen's heart-stopping victory in the desert, Hamilton is still, perhaps, the greatest F1 driver to have taken to the wheel.

However, things haven't really gone Hamilton's way during the early races of the 2022 campaign.

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury definitely believes he is the greatest heavyweight ever, and he backed it up by remaining unblemished and dropping Dillian Whyte in his latest, and maybe last, title defence.

Fury has spoken about walking away from the sweet science – even with a mouth-watering title unification bout on the cards.

Should the Gypsy King walk away from the sport, he will retire on a record of 33-0-1.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

The Rocket was once again crowned World Snooker Champion on Monday evening.

Ronnie O'Sullivan has now levelled Stephen Hendry's seven world titles, and the Englishman thinks he has another two tournaments in him – two chances to claim the record.

O'Sullivan's first World Title came in 2001, 21 years before his seventh.

Gareth Bale

Wales. Golf. (Real) Madrid. In that order.

There's no question that Gareth Bale is one of the best footballers to emerge from these isles, and with a glistening CV to boot – he can certainly throw his hat in the ring to being Britain's greatest sportsman.

However, Bale may best be remembered for what he did off the pitch, or well just not being on the pitch at Madrid, before proceeding to look like a world-beater when wearing a dragon on his chest.

Ellen White

The second and last footballer on this list, meaning no entrants from the men's team, goes to Ellen White.

The 32-year-old has continued to break down barriers and smash records for the national side, and with a goal-to-game ratio of just under 0.5, she is one of Europe's most clinical strikers.

Sarina Wiegman will be hoping her goals fire England to European success this summer… It's coming home?

Mo Farah

London 2012 poster boy, and one of Britain's greatest ever Olympians Mo Farah has swept up four gold medals.

Alongside his Olympic triumphs, Farah has also won World Championships on the track at the 5000m and 10000m disciplines.

In recent years, Farah has extended his repertoire to include the British National record for the marathon.

Laura Kenny

One half of Britain's most successful husband and wife combo, Laura Kenny has six Olympic medals to her name, while her recently retired husband Jason Kenny has nine.

Kenny is one of four Team GB athletes that are still active to have six medals to their names.

The 30-year-old has also claimed National Championship titles on the road.

David Weir

At 42-years-old, David Weir has never let anything stop him from reaching the very top.

Born with a spinal cord transection that left him unable to use his legs, Weir has gone on to become one of Britain's most successful Paralympians.

Weir has also dominated the London Marathon with eight wins.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy's best days may be behind him, but for 106 weeks, starting in March 2012, he was untouchable at the top of the PGA Tour rankings.

The Northern Irishman has 32 professional wins, 20 of them coming in the PGA Tour – and he has US Open, PGA Championships, and The Open on his C.V.

McIlroy showed glimpses of his old self at the Masters this year, finishing second behind Scottie Scheffler.

  • Andy Murray
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Olympics
  • Tyson Fury
  • Ronnie Osullivan
  • Gareth Bale
  • Mo Farah
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Real Madrid FC
  • Tennis
  • Formula One
  • Boxing
  • Golf

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