Bayern München 1976

Players from Bayern München swept the top 3 in the annual readers’ poll for favourite sports star of 1975, published in Bravo of 22 January 1976. The Top 10 of men (the women’s ran in the Princess Ann post on Sunday):

1 Sepp Maier (football, West Germany)
2 Gerd Müller (football, West Germany)
3 Franz Beckenbauer (football, West Germany)
4 Björn Borg (tennis, Sweden)
5 Berti Vogts (football, West Germany)
6 Johnny Ceccotto (motorcycle racing, Venezuela)
7 Francisco Marinho (football, Brazil)
8 Muhammad Ali (boxing, USA)
9 Egon Müller (motorcycle speedway racing, West-Germany)
10 Rainer Bonhof (football, West Germany)

On the centre-spread poster is winner Sepp Maier:


Gerd Müller, the greatest goal-scorer of all time:


Franz Beckenbauer, greatest all-round player ever:


Princess Anne 1976


Princess Ann, member of Britain’s wealthiest family of social grants recipients, on a single-page poster in Bravo of 22 January 1976. She had finished third in Bravo’s annual readers’ poll for favourite sports star of 1976.

In the women’s section, the top 10 were:

1 Ulrike Meyfarth (high jump, West-Germany)
2 Ellen Wellmann (sprint, West-Germany)
3 Princess Anne (horse jumping, Britain)
4 Rosi Mittermaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
5 Chris Evert (tennis, USA)
6 Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics, Romania)
7 Uta Schorn (gymnastics, West-Germany)
8 Christa Zechmeister (downhill ski, West-Germany)
9 Annegret Richter (sprint, West-Germany)
10 Kornelia Ender (swimming, East-Germany)

Mittermaier and Comaneci would be the big stars of the winter and summer Olympics that year.

The men’s winners and Top 10 runs on Wednesday.