Sport 2008

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 December, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 December, 2008, 12:00am

Compiled by Sunny Tse

Dazzling double for United

Manchester United won their 10th Premier League title and third Uefa Champions Cup during the 2007/08 season. Red Devils' star Cristiano Ronaldo won many awards, including European Footballer of the Year.

Real Madrid bagged their 31st Spanish La Liga title, Inter Milan topped the Italian Seria A and Bayern Munich won the German Bundesliga for the 21st time and the German Cup for the 14th time.

Spain beat Germany 1-0 in the Euro 2008 final and climbed to number one in the Fifa world rankings. Jointly hosted by Austria and Switzerland, the tournament comprised 31 matches and produced 77 goals.

Grand year for tennis ace Nadal

Rafael Nadal won two grand slams this year and took over Roger Federer's world No1 spot. The Spaniard has 31 titles so far. Serbia's Jelena Jankovic is the top player on the women's circuit. At Wimbledon, Zheng Jie became the first Chinese player ever to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam singles tournament.

The winners:

Australian Open - Novak Djokovic (men)/Maria Sharapova (women)

French Open - Rafael Nadal/Ana Ivanovic

Wimbledon - Rafael Nadal/Venus Williams

US Open - Roger Federer/Serena Williams

Racing ahead

British Formula One star Lewis Hamilton won the World Championship with the McLaren-Mercedes team. He is the youngest champion in the history of the motor racing championship.

Celtics show they are the best

Boston Celtics were back on top of the NBA for the first time in 20 years, after winning their record 17th title earlier this year. Paul Pierce of the Celtics was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals after his side beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2.

New York Giants won their third Super Bowl, while former NFL star OJ Simpson was not so lucky, getting 15 years' jail for kidnapping and armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel.

Movers and shakers

Former Brazil soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took charge of Chelsea in July

Italian Fabio Capello became the new manager of England

Soccer legend Jurgen Klinsmann took charge of Bayern Munich

Harry Redknapp took over at Tottenham Hotspur.

Robinho left Real Madrid, joining Manchester City, after saying he is 'only thinking of Chelsea'