In a calendar year, 37 players have played 15 test matches. The players with the five best winning percentages are presented here to keep the list to a manageable size. They are all members of the International Rugby Board (IRB).
The list includes three British and two Irish players. Two of the players were part of the same team - the one that held the record until 2005 when it was broken by another British side. The others were from France and South Africa.
The player who has the best winning percentage is John Lang, who scored 14 victories out of 15 games he played in. He was world-class: he was elected captain of his country, had more than 100 appearances for his national team and was one of the first players to receive $100,000 per season.
The other player listed here has 7 wins and 8 losses. He was William "Bull" Jamesons, who played for Scotland between 1872 and 1876. After him there's no one on the list who hasn't been dead for over 10 years so we'll stop here.
The record was held by Brian O'Driscoll for almost 10 years, until it was broken by Jonah Lomu at the end of 1995 tests.
As of August 14, 2021, a total of 242 players had played for the club in between 25 and 99 competitive matches. Eight of the players are still active for the club and may contribute to their total. Two more players are expected to join the club soon.
The most famous player who has played for Manu is undoubtedly Kaka. The Brazilian international spent three seasons with the club and made a total of 175 appearances, scoring 45 goals along the way. He is currently the second most successful player in the history of the club after Cristiano Ronaldo.
Other notable names who have played for Manu include Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Luís Figo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Andriy Shevchenko, Kaká and Luka Modric.
Manu won the UEFA Cup in 1995–96 and the Intertoto Cup in 2001. They also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 1996–97 and last season's Europa League.
Their home ground is the Estadio da Luz, which they share with Portuguese club Porto. The stadium has a capacity of 50,000 people and was built in 1989. Manu usually play on Sunday evenings in Portugal when football fans go to the match live and this attracts many spectators.
Top 10 players in terms of number of test matches played
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||166|
There have been 460 men who have played at least one Test match for the Australian cricket team. This category offers a comprehensive list of all of them. The first Test match was played between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, now known as Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC). It is also the oldest international sport contest still being played today.
Australia's first Test match victory was by an innings and 39 runs. Donald Grant Macdonald made the first century in Test history. He scored 100 out of Australia's total of 110 runs. England failed to score any run off the last three balls of the game which left the match unfinished.
This was followed by another match a few months later where Australia won again by an innings and 119 runs. Charles Bannerman made his famous double hundred scoring 200 runs in two hours on day one. He was eventually dismissed for 365 by George Giffen who took five wickets for Australia. This is the only double hundred ever scored by an individual player in a single test match. Charles Bannerman's average per hour is currently estimated to be about 150 which makes him the best test batsman in history.
After these two victories, Australia went on to lose their next four matches.
Players that have participated in more than 100 test matches
|18 December 2005||Anil Kumble||1990–2008|
|2 January 2006||Ricky Ponting||1995–2012|
|28 February 2006||Muttiah Muralitharan||1992–2010|
|18 March 2006||Rahul Dravid||1996–2012|
Every team (of the 16 teams) will respond to question 15. Important: There is some overlap here. For instance, when Team A stated that it had played 15 other teams, it included the game versus Team B. When Team B stated that it had played 15 different teams, it included the game versus Team A. Teams should try to be as clear as possible when answering these questions.
See answer 15 for more information.
There are several ways to calculate this value. The most straightforward method is to divide the number of games played by two starting with the highest score in either team's series and working down to zero. For example, if Team A played 14 matches and Team B played 15 matches, their total would be 30 games played. You can see how this works by using Game #1 between Team A and Team B as an example. Team A has a higher score so we start there. Game #1 was won by Team A so its final score was 3-0. We now move on to Game #2 which was also won by Team A so its final score was 3-0 as well. This pattern continues until we get to Game #14 where both teams have scored zero points so the final score is 0-0. The total number of games played is then 30 games divided by 2 which equals 15.
It's important to note that you cannot divide only by 2 because there will be cases where one team has more games than the other.
There are 42 players. As of August 6, 2021, 42 players have played 300 or more games in Australian top-level rugby league, which includes the NRL and its predecessors, the NSWRL, ARL, and SL premierships. These players are: Paul Gallen, Nathan Hindmarsh, Andrew Johns, John Lang, Peter Lovelock, Steve Mortimer, David Oldfield, Jim Serdaris, Tony Sutton, and Frank Pritchard.
In addition to the 42 current players, four former players have reached this milestone: Fred Jones, who played his last game in 1932; Joe Galbraith, who played his last game in 1939; Arthur Morris, who played his last game in 1945; and Bill Hewitt, who played his last game in 1951. The record is likely to be broken several more times as current players continue to play past the age of 30 and 35 years old.
The oldest player is Paul Gallen, who was 36 years and 296 days old when he played his 300th game in 2020. The youngest is Ben Hampton, who was 20 years and 319 days old when he played his first game in 2018. The average age of the group is 33.3 years old.
Of the 42 players, 16 have played all three codes of rugby union, seven have played two codes, and 19 have played only one code of rugby.
There are 11 players. In addition to the goalkeeper and defenders, the midfield consists of two players while the attack contains three players.
The number of players that are on the field for elementary school soccer is the same as for middle school soccer: 11 players. However, because there are more defenders than midfielders or attackers, the terms "midfield" and "attack" aren't used in elementary school soccer.
In high school soccer, the number of players on the field increases to 15. There must be at least seven players on the field at any time during the game. This includes the goalie and defenders. The remaining eight players can be divided into a four-player midfield and a four-player attack.
In college soccer, the number of players on the field is again equal to 11. Like high school soccer, at least six players must be on the field at one time, including the goalkeeper and defenders. The remaining five players can be split into a two-player midfield and a three-player attack.
In professional soccer, the average size of a soccer pitch is 120 by 68 yards (100 by 65 meters).