The Cult: Casey Stoner
Despite winning two MotoGP titles and 38 grands prix, Casey Stoner never truly received the praise he deserved during his career. In retirement, however, the Australian rider's legend status – not to mention his place in The Cult – is assured.
the prince of patter
The Cult: Ally McCoist
This week's inductee to The Cult was a boyhood Rangers fan who went on to become one of the club's greatest goalscoring heroes. But, during an uninspiring spell as manager, Ally McCoist learned that you can't have it all.
too close to the masterpiece
The Cult: Wayne Rooney
This week's inductee to The Cult is a footballer who, in years to come, will be remembered as one of the most gifted players England has ever produced. That said, he does look a bit shit some times.
the man mountain
The Cult: Martin Johnson
In our final Six Nations entry to The Cult, we induct Martin Johnson. He was a man mountain when he captained England, though he couldn’t impose himself on management in quite the same way.
le sauvage sophistiqué
The Cult: Sebastien Chabal
In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Next in line is the lumbering, terrifying figure of Sebastien Chabal.
The Cult: Shane Williams
In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Next we have Shane Williams, a winger who sparked Welsh rugby to life.
the oblivious hero
The Cult: Tony Stanger
In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Here, we look to Tony Stanger, the oblivious hero of Scottish rugby.
the dying gaul
The Cult: Sergio Parisse
In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Here, we lament the perpetual fallen hero that is Sergio Parisse.
The Cult: Roy Race
As a comic strip, ‘Roy of the Rovers’ was so famous that it entered the English lexicon forever. Sometimes forgotten, however, is the dark and tragic life of its protagonist.
The Cult: Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho was a footballer unlike any other, and a showman par excellence. For his infectious exuberance, warmth and flair, we induct him into The Cult.
racism and the juice
The Cult: OJ Simpson
The Cult returns for 2017 with a man who once ranked among America's most popular sportsmen, but went on to become a full-blown national scandal.
The Cult: Edgar Davids
Edgar Davids was an all-action defensive midfielder who spoke his mind, didn't take any shit, and became an icon in wraparound goggles. For his attitude, his football and his tinted shades, he earns a spot in The Cult.
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