16 Jun '11, 9am

Schumacher rated greatest German sports figure

Schumacher rated greatest German sports figure

Winner of the 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher of Germany. -- ST PHOTO: ONG CHIN KAI BERLIN - GERMANS have rated seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher their greatest sporting figure of all time, despite his so-far lackluster comeback. The Bild daily said on Thursday it gave readers a choice of 50 candidates after Dirk Nowitzki last weekend became the first German to win the NBA basketball title. It says more than 56,000 readers responded, and more than 28 per cent of them chose Schumacher. In second place was football great Franz Beckenbauer, with just under 13 per cent - followed by Nowitzki, with 12.4 per cent. Formula One's reigning German champion, Sebastian Vettel, was 10th with 1.8 per cent of the votes. -- AP

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