The Best 20 Sports Images of the Decade

As the bells chimed to bring in the new year, we said sayonara to the second decade of this century. And didn’t we see some iconic sports moments during that time? Here are 20 of the best.  

Whenever one year ends and a new one begins, we always get the usual “best of” stories and memories to look back on. But when a decade ends we get ten times the value, so expect to be inundated with “the decade’s best (insert here)” in the coming weeks. You can count sports among the topics to be included in that list. 

Overnight, Fox Sports Australia released its best 20 images of the decade. Fear not, the images are not restricted to weird, esoteric Australian sports like cricket that will make no sense to anyone who didn’t grow up screaming “crikey” along with the late, great Steve Irwin. 

They are a great mix of global images that show the beauty of the moment, the incredible skills of the respective photographers to capture those moments, and the power of that images still convey. My personal favorite is definitely the one showing Lionel Messi celebrating a goal while his great rival Christiano Ronaldo looks on disconsolately. 

The only criticism I could make is that most images seem to come from the back half of the decade, as if the curators could barely remember anything before 2015. 

Take a look and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. And happy New Year everyone!

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