- Research undertaken by 888Sport has ranked the greatest individual and team sporting comebacks of all time.
- Liverpool FC’s miraculous comeback vs AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final was labelled the best team sporting comeback of all time.
- Christian Eriksen’s return to football and move to Brentford FC following cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 has been named the best individual sporting comeback of all time.
Nationwide research undertaken by 888Sport, has been asking the UK public to vote for which sporting comeback story should be considered the greatest of all time.
888Sport’s survey also asked the public for what they think should be titled the greatest team sporting comeback of all time, with Liverpool’s iconic comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final dominating the table, with 22% of the voting.
Manchester United’s famous stoppage time comeback against Bayern Munich in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final was ranked second with 18.4%, whilst England Cricket’s phenomenal 2019 World Cup win was picked by 14.7% of sports fans.
With, 18.4% of the vote, Christian Eriksen’s courageous return to football, and move to Premier League side Brentford FC, only 229 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, was titled the greatest individual sporting comeback of all time.
Second on the list with 14.3% of the vote, was Muhammed Ali’s incredible return to the boxing ring following his four-year suspension from the sport. This was closely followed by Tiger Woods’ resurgent victory in the 2019 Masters (10.3%), which brought an end to the 11-year wait for his 15th major win.
An 888Sport spokesperson commented: “It is fantastic to see Christian Eriksen’s return to the Premier League topping this list. What a remarkable comeback and heartfelt story.”
“From a team perspective, we can all remember exactly where we were when Liverpool and Steven Gerrard made that magical comeback in Istanbul, truly one of the greatest sporting moments of all time.”
The survey was completed by 888 Sport as part of the Greatest Sporting Comeback campaign. To discover the findings for yourself, visit the 888 Sport website.