2015 was a great sports year all round and fans witness glory and disappointments on and off the field. At totalsportek we coveraged all events in every major sports be it Barcelona’s Champions League, La Liga, Copa Del Rey treble, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s epic motogp title battle, Lewis Hamilton third formula 1 championship, United States Women team lifting FIFA Women World Cup, Australia winning their fifth cricket world and New Zealand dominating Rugby with yet another world title. Mayweather finally fighting and beating Manny Pacquiao, Tyson Fury stunning boxing world by defeating Klitschko.
As we move to another pulsating year of sport awaiting in 2016 here are some of the most memorable moments from 2015 from all major sports.
Djokovic & Sareena Williams Win Australian Open 2015 Singles Titles:
Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win his fourth 5th Australian Open mens singles title while Sareena Williams won her sixth Australian Open title defeating Maria Sharapova in the final. Both Djokovic and Sareena Williams would go on to have a successfull 2015 winning couple more grand slams. Read more about Australian Open
Australia Won 2015 Cricket World Cup defeating New Zealand In The Final:
New Zealand and Australia co-hosted the ICC cricket world cup 2015 and both teams reached the final played in Melbourne. Australia defeated New Zealand in the final to win their fifth cricket world cup title making them the most successful cricket team of all times. Read more about Cricket World Cup 2015
Barcelona Complete Historic Treble winning 2015 UEFA Champions League:
FC Barcelona completed unprecedented treble of major trophies winning the 2015 Champions League when they defeated Juventus in the final. Barcelona had already won Spanish La Liga title and the copa del rey. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez formed incredible forward line scoring 120 goals between them. Read more about Barcelona vs Juventus
Floy Mayweather Beat Manny Pacquuiao In The Most Lucrative Boxing Fight Of All Times:
The fight every boxing fan wanted to see for best part of last 6-7 years was finally agreed with Mayweather taking on Manny Pacquioa in Las Vegas for the historic night of boxing. Mayweather-Pacquiao would go on to become the highest grossing fight of all times. Read more about Mayweather vs Pacquiao
United States Women Soccer Team Crowned World Champions:
Fifa Women World Cup 2015 saw the repeat of 2011 final as but this time USA women team manged to beat Japan in the final to win their second world cup title. Women football has come along way as it was evident during the FIFA Women World Cup 2015 in Canada where several matches saw full crowd and extensive TV coverage of every world cup game. Read more on FIFA Women World Cup
Chile’s golden generation came of age as they won 2015 Copa America
Chile defeated Argentina in the final of 2015 Copa America to win their very first south america title and the golden generation continue their resurgent at the top of world football. Read full review of Copa America
Novak Djokovic & Sareena Williams won Wimbledon 2015 Singles Titles:
Djokovic defeated Federer in the final of 2015 Wimbledon mens singles event to lift his third wimbledon title and 9th grand slam title over-all. While Sareena williams was victorious in women singles winning her 6th wimbledon title and 21st grand slam overall making her the most successful women tennis player of all times. read more about Wimbledon
New Zealand continue their dominance in Rugby winning back to back World Cup titles
There was no match for New Zealand (All Blacks) in the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup held in England/Wales as they went on to win their third world cup title and second straight title beating Australia in the final. Read full review of Rugby World Cup
England win 2015 Ashes series beating Australia 3-2 in 5 match series
2015 Ashes series took place in England and home side went on to complete a 3-2 series win against bitter rivals Australia. England won the first test followed by Australia second test win but two back to back wins in third and fourth test won the series for England.
Lewis Hamilton Wins 2015 Formula 1 drivers championship
British driver Lewis Hamilton won back to back F1 world titles after beating of the challenge from teammate Nico Rosberg. He confirmed his championship win in the Austin Grand Prix in the United States. Hamilton became the first British driver to have won three formula 1 world championships. Read full review of Formula 1 season
Epic 2015 MotoGP season saw Jorge Loreno winning his third world title beating challenge from Valentino Rossi
In what will go down as one of the most memorable MotoGP season in history, Jorge Lorenzo won the 2015 title by just 5 points in a season which had so many twist and turns. Rossi was penalized going into the last race in Valencia and Lorenzo took full advantage by winning the race and completing his world title treble. Read more about MotoGP season 2015
Holly Holms knocks out Rounda Rousey in most surprising sports upset of 2015.
Ronda Rousey was billed as undefeated, undisputed and pretty much unbeatable women champion in UFC but her hype came crashing down in Australia when Holly Holms knocked her out in second round of their title fight.
Tyson Fury become new World Heavyweight champion beating Wladimir Klitschko
In what was a very under-whelming performance from Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury got the unanimous decision to win IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight championship titles. The fight was pretty average at best but Tyson Fury rocked the boxing world in what was a big upset. Read more about Klitschko vs Fury
England hosted France for a friendly just after “Paris terror attacks” for a sign of Unity
The lowest point of the year came when terrorist killed more than 100 people in Paris during France vs Germany friendly match. But whole football world came together after the attacks to show the sign of unity.
Conor McGragor defeated Jose Aldo in UFC’s historic Featherweight title fight
Irishman Conor McGragor defeated Jose Aldo in record 13 seconds to win featherweight title and stun the who MMA world. He was slight favourite to win the fight but it was the way he did it which made it one of the most memorable knockouts of all times. read more about McGregor vs Aldo