PIERS MORGAN has responded to Tom Brady winning yet another Super Bowl… by naming ten sportsmen better than the American.
Brady, 43, wowed fans on Sunday as he won a SEVENTH crown, and his first away from the New England Patriots.
And while Morgan has congratulated the star quarter-back, he doesn't believe that he deserves to be considered among the top ten all-time sporting greats.
In fact, the 55-year-old has been ruthless, with even six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi being shunned in his Mail column.
So without further ado, let's take a look at who Piers did name among his sporting elite.
1. SIR DONALD BRADMAN
The late Aussie cricketer, according to Morgan, 'was indisputably the greatest sportsman to ever live'.
Bradman, who passed away in 2001, averaged a stunning 99.94 international runs per innings while playing for his country between 1928 and 1948.
2. MICHAEL JORDAN
The exploits of MJ during his Chicago Bulls days dazzled Netflix viewers last spring as The Last Dance dropped – captivaing the world.
The American NBA superstar won six championships and five MVPs, and is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time… although LeBron James fans may have something to say about that when his career finally winds to a close.
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3. MUHAMMAD ALI
While not undefeated like Floyd Mayweather, Morgan describes Ali's 'fabulously flamboyant' style as part of what set him apart from the rest of the boxing world.
Ali, who died in 2016, transcended the sport of boxing – and is also the only heavyweight to have ever been champion on three different occasions.
4. USAIN BOLT
The fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt's charisma was a focal point of three consecutive Olympic games.
Jamaican Bolt, 34, holds the world record for both the 100m and 200m sprint events, and is one of the greatest Athletes to have ever lived.
5. CRISTIANO RONALDO
There's no room for Messi, but Morgan does hold Cristiano Ronaldo in high enough esteem to make his list.
The Portuguese icon, 36, has won five Ballons d'Or, five Champions Leagues, seven league titles and a European Championships – cementing his place as one of the most iconic footballers to ever play the game.
6. TIGER WOODS
A trailblazer in a sport dominated by white players, Woods emerged as an inspirational, dominant force in golf.
His achievement of putting his personal troubles behind him to win his first major in 11 years back in 2019 will live long in the memory of fans worldwide.
7. ROGER FEDERER
Rafael Nadal may have won as many slams, Novak Djokovic may lead their head-to-head, but Roger Federer still endures as the face of men's tennis.
The Swiss icon has won 20 majors, and even at 39 is hoping to make a triumphant comeback to the tour later this year, following knee surgery.
8. MICHAEL PHELPS
American swimmer Michael Phelps seemed to redefine what it means to be a successful swimmer, as one of the most decorated – and hard-working – to ever enter the pool.
Matching his astonishing tally of 23 gold medals across four Olympic Games will be a daunting challenge for any budding athlete in competitions to come.
9. WAYNE GRETZKY
As 'the undisputed king of ice hockey', legendary Wayne Gretzky was always likely to make the cut.
Upon his retirement in 1999, the Canadian set NHL records for most goals, assists, points and hat-tricks.
10. AYRTON SENNA
Spaniard Ayrton Senna may have been eclipsed in terms of F1 championships by the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.
But Piers still believes that his fearlessness and talent would see him beat those peers in his prime.
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