Top 8 Sporting Streaks Of All Time

Top 8 Sporting Streaks Of All Time

The Queensland Maroons of the Noughties will go down as the greatest Origin side in history. As the shield heads south of the border for the first time in 8 years, the Maroons will look to restore some pride when they head back to Suncorp for Game 3. As their epic streak comes to a halt, TattsBet takes a look back at some of the greatest sporting streaks of all time.


1. Queensland Maroons Origin Dynasty


For the past eight years, Queensland has dominated the Origin arena. Way back in 2006, Queensland was on the brink of losing four series in a row. But with coach Mal Meninga leading the resurgence, the Maroons kept the State of Origin Shield in Queensland for eight straight years. 


Queensland State of Origin Team Photo
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2. San Antonio Spurs Play-off appearances


The ageing roster of the San Antonio Spurs has a lot to be proud of. Not only do they have five NBA championships to their name since 1997, but for the past 17 years, they have not missed the play-offs. Tim Duncan debuted in 1997; coincidence?


San Antonio Spurs Photo
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3. Brisbane Roar Undefeated Run


The Brisbane Roar has taken the A-League by storm. When the A-League began in 2005, the Roar when in the building phase. But after winning the Championship trophy in the 2010-2011 season, the Roar went on a massive run, winning 36 games straight spanning over two seasons.


Brisbane Roar Team Photo
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4. Rafael Nadals Clay Dominance


The “King of Clay” once again proved the clay court is his domain. Winning his 5th consecutive French Open title earlier this month, his also has the longest winning streak on the clay surface, winning 81 straight matches from 2005 - 2007.


Photo of Rafael Nadal
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5. Kelly Slater’s World Championships


He will always be the best surfing has ever seen. At 42, he is still the pinnacle of professional surfing. A career spanning over 24 years, he has won 11 ASP World Championships, including 5 straight (1994 - 1998). Will “Slats” ever retire? If long as the waves are still breaking probably not.


Photo of Kelly Slater
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6. Julio Cesar Chavez’s Knockout Punch


A retired Mexican boxer, Chavez is rated as one of the best Featherweights of all time. Making his professional debut way back in 1980, Chavez won 87 consecutive fights, which included winning the WBC Super Featherweight Title, the WBA Lightweight Title, the WBC Light Welterweight Title, and the IBF Light Welterweight Title.


Photo of Julio Cesar
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7. Cricket records hit for six by Australia


Australia shares the record for the most number of Test wins with themselves. Steve Waugh led a 16 test winning streak from October 1999 to February 2001, before Ricky Pointing’s men emulated the feat with 16 wins between 2005 and 2008.


Photo of Steve Waugh & Ricky Ponting
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8. St George Dragons dominated for over a decade


One of the greatest clubs in Australian sport, the St George Dragons won 11 consecutive NSWRL premierships between 1956 and 1966. Remaining undefeated for 23 matches between 1958 and 1959 is pretty impressive as well.


Old Photo of St George Dragons
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Special Mention: Australia II halts America's Cup streak


Sporting streaks are great, but stopping them is just as good. Australia II’s America’s Cup Success in 1983 halted one of the longest winning steaks in sports history. The United States won 25 Cups in a row between 1851 and 1983, a streak that lasted 132 years. Then Prime Minister was historically quoted saying “any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum”.


Photo of Australia II
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