Favourite sports stars 1978

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The winners of the annual poll of favourite sports stars of 1977 was published in Bravo of 9 February. Footballer Hansi Müller, a previous Bravo Boy of the Year finalist, came in straight at number 3.

The men’s Top 10:
1 Sepp Maier (football, West-Germany)
2 Klaus Fischer (football, West-Germany)
3 Hansi Müller (football, West-Germany)
4 Dietrich Thurau (cycling, West-Germany)
5 Dieter Müller (football, West-Germany)
6 Kevin Keegan (football, England)
7 Gerd Müller (football, West-Germany)
8 Rainer Bonhof (football, West-Germany)
9 Alwin Schockemöhle (horse jumping, West-Germany
10 Franz Klammer (downhill ski, Austria)

And the women’s Top 10:
1 Annegret Richter (sprint, West-Germany)
2 Dagmar Lurz (figure skating, West-Germany)
3 Evi Mittermaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
4 Christa Zechmaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
5 Pamela Behr (downhill ski, West-Germany)
6 Rosi Mittermaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
7 Ellen Wellmann (middle-distance runner, West-Germany)
8 Rosemarie Ackermann (high jump, East-Germany)
9 Brigitte Holzapfel (high jump, West-Germany)
10 Eva Wilms (shot-put, West-Germany)

Here’s the men’s category winner, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sepp Maier

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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:

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

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Franz Beckenbauer, greatest all-round player ever:

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