Sports are some of the games such as soccer and basketball and other competing leisure activities which require physical energy as well as skill. Sports are normally viewed as pleasure forms of activity and entertainment, but it would be hypocritical in certain sports, remarkably in those where there is a special level of competition. Accidents can happen, some of the competition any time. And the accident would be so serious that the competitor can lead to death. Without personal desire or honored, Mafia was involved in some of the games already, and the political party, as well as violent social groups with secret agendas that have caused disaster in the sports world. However, we are going to show you some of the dangerous sports statistics. Here are 20 the most Dangerous Sports Statistics in the world.
Here Are 20 Most Dangerous Sports Statistics
1. Andres Escobar
Andres Escobar Saldarriaga was a Colombian footballer. He played as a defender in the national team of Colombia. He performed for Atletico Nacional, BSC Young Boys, beside the Colombia national team. He was known for his clean style of play and patience on the pitch. Escobar, the nicknamed ‘The Gentleman’ was murdered in the consequence of the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Having scored an own goal which contributed to the team’s elimination from the tournament before murdered. His murder embarrassed the image of the country internationally. Escobar himself had worked to develop a more positive image of Colombia, earning praise in the country. Escobar is still possessed in high regard by Colombian supporters and is remarkably sobbed and remembered by Atletico Nacional’s fans.
2. Arturo Gatti
Arturo Gatti was an Italian Canadian expert boxer who wrestled from 1991 to 2007. His nickname was ‘Thunder‘, he was known for his heart and bravery in the ring, and also carried dangerous punching power.
He held the IBF junior lightweight title from 1995 to 1998. And he also held the WBC super lightweight title from 2004 to 2005. He was born in Cassino in Italy and raised in Latium, a province of central western Italy. Gatti was found dead in a hotel in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil On July 11, 2009, where he was on vacation with his Brazilian wife, Amanda Rodrigues, and their 10-month-old son.
3. Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna da Silva was a famous Brazilian racing driver. He won Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991. And he is broadly admired as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in a collision while he was leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix for Williams.
Senna entered his motorsport career in karting, moved up to open-wheel racing in 1981, and he won the 1983 British Formula Three Championship. He performed his Formula One debut with Toleman-Hart in 1984. In 1988, he entered Frenchman Alain Prost at McLaren-Honda. That year, Ayrton Senna da Silva claimed his first World Championship.
4. Corrie Sanders
Corrie Sanders, a retired world heavyweight boxing champion. He will ever be remembered as the man who dominant heavyweight boxers in history. The famous athlete retired from boxing in 2008 and he was enjoying family life in his local country of South Africa. Unfortunately, he was shot in an armed robbery at a restaurant on September 22 in 2012, where he was celebrating his nephew’s birthday.
5. Drazen Petrovic
The summer season of 1993 carried great sorrow to the world’s basketball community when one of the prominent European athletes and one of the very first international NBA superstars died in a car accident in Germany. Petrovic has not tied a seat belt and was asleep in the passenger seat while his girlfriend, Turkish model and basketball player Hilal Edebal, was driving.
6. Jack Lovelock
Nearly seventy years later Jack Lovelock’s case remains a mystery and still raises more questions than answers. Jack Lovelock is the Olympic champion. He was serving as a major in the Royal Army Medical Corps in World War II. He was happily dwelling with his wife and their two children in New York in the USA. On a cold day in December in 1949, he was waiting for the train at the Church Avenue subway station in Brooklyn where unfortunately he was killed by an approaching train. Some people assumed it was bad luck while others thought that he committed suicide.
7. Joaquim Agostinho
Agostinho was one of the most renovated Portuguese bicycle racers of his time. He took part in several significant international races, including the most important of all, the Tour de France, in which he played thirteen times. Accidentally the world of professional cycling, Agostinho became the victim of one of the most unexpected tragedies in the sport’s history. During the 1984 Tour of the Algarve, he fell to the ground and injured his head, after a few days he had gone forever.
8. Len Bias
Len Bias was an American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland. As well as he was one of the prominent NCAA basketball stars of his time. In the 1986 NBA Draft, Bias was chosen by the governing champions the Boston Celtics. Unfortunately, two days after his selection. Bias was found dead from a cocaine overdose, and the NBA never took the opportunity to appreciate one of the greatest talents of that generation.
9. Malcolm Kirk
Malcolm Kirk was a British expert wrestler who went by the ring name of “King Kong” Kirk as well as Kojak Kirk, Killer Kirk, etc. He began as a professional rugby league footballer before becoming a wrestler. He died of a heart attack on 23 August in 1987 after falling in the ring during a tag team match at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
10. Marc-Vivien Foé
In the Confederations Cup semi-final match between Cameroon and France at Lyon’s Stade de Gerland in seventy-third minute of 2003. Foe was suddenly dropped on the ground in the center circle. Medical and support staff tried to revive him on the pitch, before carrying him on a stretcher. He took his last breath after several failed efforts by the doctors to reboot his heart.
11. Michael Hogan
On 21 November in 1920, is memorialized as ‘Bloody Sunday’. On that day, Black and Tans of the Royal Irish Constabulary, supported by members of the Auxiliary Division, opened fire with their machine guns and rifles on the crowd at a Gaelic football match between Dublin and Tipperary in Croke Park. Where twelve viewers were killed, another sixty wounded, and one Tipperary player shot to death. The player was Michael Hogan, who was only twenty-four.
12. Pat Tillman
Football player and American war hero Pat Tillman refused a multimillion-dollar deal to play the game and alternatively chose to serve his country. In 2002 he engaged in the U.S. Army. Accidentally, his career and life were ending when he was murdered in operation in 2004. Though the specific causes of his death are still in question. However, he is regarded as one of the splendid American athletes who turned his back on a rich, comfortable life for the love of his own loving country.
13. Payne Stewart
Payne Stewart was a rich golfer and a three-time major championship champion. He was greatly admired with spectators for his impressive style of play and excellent clothes. However, in 1999 his career, as well as his life, was finished by an aircraft accident which was happened a few months after his last victory in the U.S. Open.
14. Peter Blake
Peter Blake was a yachtsman from New Zealand. He won many titles during his profession including the Whitbread Round the World Race and the Jules Verne. He also commanded his local country to succeed triumphs in America’s Cup. Accidentally, in 2001 Blake was shot and murdered by pirates while he was on an environmental research voyage on the Amazon River.
15. Reggie Lewis
Reggie Lewis was a youngest American basketball athlete who played for the National Basketball Association’s Boston Celtics (NBC) from 1987 to 1993. On a sudden, the prominent man suffered unexpected cardiac death on the basketball field at an off-season training on July 27 in 1993, at the age of 27 years old.
16. Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano is internationally regarded as one of the magnificent heavyweight boxers. he was one of the boxers who retired undefeated. But unfortunately, on August 31 in 1969, on the near of his 46 birthday, he was a rider in a small private plane that collapsed outside Iowa and he lost his life there.
17. Salvador Sanchez
Salvador Sanchez was a Mexican boxing fighter who born in the town of Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. He was the WBC and linear featherweight champion from 1980 to 1982.It was a tragedic that he died on August 12 in 1982, in a car accident from Queretaro to San Luis Potosi.
18. Steve Prefontaine
Steve Prefontaine is regarded as one of the prominent American middles- and long-distance sprinters of all time. Unfortunately, his career was cut short at the age of twenty-four years old. He was an extraordinary racer. In 1972, he became the first track athlete to wear Nikes. Accidentally, in his top and winning one event after the other, the man died in a car accident, ending to the title’s career.
19. The Lightning That Killed an Entire Football Team
In 1999, a single blow of natural lightning instantly ruined a full soccer team. The 11 athletes were all between 20 and 35 years old. The monster accident happened during a match held in the eastern province of Kasai, in Congo. It was one of the most remarkable tragedies in the field of games.
20. The Munich Air Disaster
The Munich air tragedy is unquestionably one of the dangerous sports tragedy in British history as well as one of the worst in European soccer. On February 6 in 1958, British- European Airways Flight 609 collapsed at Munich-Riem Airport in West Germany, which created the death of 20 of the44 passengers onboard. The vast majority of the players from Manchester United.