Sir Vivian Richards is the only cricketers and in fact, the only man in the world who played both World Cups of Cricket and Football.
Sir Vivian Richards is the only cricketers and in fact, the only man in the world who played both World Cups of Cricket and Football.

Sir Vivian Richards is the only cricketers and in fact, the only man in the world who played both World Cups of Cricket and Football. In 1974 he played the qualifying matches for the Football World Cup for Antigua and the in 1975 and 1979 he was the squad which played the Cricket World Cups for West Indies.

About Sir Vivian Richards (from Wikipedia Page)

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, is an Antiguan retired cricketer who represented the West Indies at Test and international levels.

He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the greatest ODI batsman of all time, as well as the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.

Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century by a 100-member panel of experts in 2000, along with Donald Bradman, Garfield Sobers, Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne.

In One Day cricket, Richards was judged by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack to have played the best One Day International (ODI) innings of all time. His consistent batting ability resulted in him becoming the first cricketer in ODI history to achieve 20 Man of the Match awards.

Overall, Richards scored 8,540 runs in 121 Test matches at an average of 50.23, including 24 centuries.

As a captain, he won 27 of 50 Test matches and lost only 8. He also scored nearly 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals and more than 36,000 in first-class cricket.

Knighted for his contributions to cricket, today Richards is an occasional cricket commentator and team mentor.

In 2009, Richards was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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