The 5 Best European Athletes You Need To Know

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Do you know what else Europe is known for, other than owning the melhores sites de aposta esportiva? Having amazing athletes in various sports categories! One wouldn’t forget these European athletes that managed to gain attention for their impressive skills. To date, there have been many athletes from all over Europe who out beat their rivals and competitors and made a name for themselves while doing so. Of course, they weren’t all born with it, it simply takes hard work, and many of them are said to spend countless hours training intensively to get to where they are today. While some of them are retired already, their legacy has not been forgotten. Take a look at these best European athletes to take inspiration from: 

Belen Mozo, Spain

A professional golfer, Belen Mozo was also known for being the most beautiful woman in the golf industry. She isn’t just known for her looks though, as she has managed to win the Women’s British Amateur Championship as well as the British Girls Amateur Championship, being the first player to do so. We all know how hard it is to get into LPGA on their first try, but for Belen, it wasn’t really a problem. She also started to play golf when she was just merely 8 years old. Unfortunately, she had a hip injury during the year 2018 in which she was unable to play all that much. 

Simona Halep, Romania 

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Ranked 5th in the world, Simona Halep is a professional tennis player that managed to break into the top 50 back in 2012. Despite getting defeated by Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, it doesn’t stop her from becoming No.1 for her singles during the year 2017 and 2019. She was also known to be the first Romanian woman tennis player to rank No.1 as well as winning the Wimbledon singles. In the year 2020, Simona managed to win consistently during the WTA Tour, beating Jennifer Brady, Ons Jabeur, and Aryna Sabalenka. A few of her notable sponsors would be Adidas, Nike, and Lacoste.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal 

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How can one not remember one of the greatest football players of all time? Cristiano Ronaldo made his way by being part of the Portugal national team and joined Manchester United when he was just 18 years old. Ronaldo also became the first player to ever win the Champions League trophy consecutively for 5 times. He is also the world’s highest-paid athlete as well as a famous athlete around the world, earning a whopping $1 billion throughout his career, which is the third sportsman to be earning that much. As for his personal life, he is married and a father to four lovely children. 

Roberto Baggio, Italy 

A former professional Italian footballer, Roberto Baggio who mainly played as a second striker or midfielder, is one of the gifted football players in Europe. He is widely known for his impressive dribbling skills as well as curling free-kicks and scoring on-point goals. Among 56 matches he played as part of the Italy football team, he scored a whopping 27 goals. His signature ponytail enabled him to earn the nickname of ‘The Divine Ponytail’. After his retirement, he became the president of the Italian Football Federation, under the technical sector. A few years later, he resigned with the reason being the team did not agree to his ideas on improving the entire system while putting emphasis on youth players. He became a coach instead after that. 

Silje Norendal, Norway

Coming all the way from Norway, Silje Norendal made a name for herself as a beautiful Norwegian snowboarder, winning a gold medal at the Winter X Games held in 2013 and 2014 under the category of Women’s Slopestyle. In the Winter Olympics, she managed to gain the fourth position during the semi-finals for slopestyle. The main snowboarding categories she regularly participates in are slopestyle’s, halfpipe, and boardercross. Unfortunately, she decided to retire upon pregnancy, having to be part of the industry for 22 years, it was time for a change. Although she got injured and broke one of her legs just before the Burton U.S Open, her decision to retire wasn’t entirely based on her injury. It simply was just the right time.