The most humble men in sport(AP Photo)

Do you need a bit of arrogance to get to the top in professional sport?

The following list suggests that, in some cases at least, the answer is no. Because as a counterpoint to arrogance in sport, this is a rundown of some of the most humble sportsmen ever to have graced the upper echelons of their profession.

These are the men who kept their feet on the ground, even as they cruised to success.