My latest additions to the British Hall of Fame are:
Steve Bloomer (Football)
One of the greatest goal scorers around the turn of the 20th century. He played 23 times for England from 1895 to 1907 and scored 28 goals. this remained the record total for England goals for another 50 years. In a match against Wales in 1896 he scored five goals. In league football for Derby and Middlesbrough he scored 394 goals in 674 games.
One of the great all-rounders in British sporting history. In 1893 he set a world record in the long-jump. He also played football for England and captained England at cricket. In 1901 when playing for Sussex he scored six centuries in consecutive innings, a record for first-class cricket.
The winner of the men’s singles title three times (in 1901,1908 and 1909). In the latter two triumphs he won the title in his forties and he remains the oldest ever winner of the title. He also reached the final in 1912 aged 44, still the oldest man to do that. He also won the Wimbledon doubles in 1909 and the Olympic singles and doubles in 1908. In all he played in 35 Wimbledons between 1888 and 1927.
The most successful jockey in Classics of the 1880s and 1890s. He won the Derby, Oaks and 1000 Guineas four times each and the St.Leger five times. In all he rode the winners of nineteen Classics.