Wrexham's promotion to League One is among the top 50 sporting moments British people wish they'd seen.

Researchers asked 2,000 people which events they wish they had witnessed in the flesh, with the Reds promotion to the third tier of English football coming in the top 50.

Wrexham's achievement came 45th in the list altogether, beating Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters and Japan beating South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

With 21 per cent of the votes, Bobby Moore's men beating Germany 4-2 at Wembley was top of the list. 

Second place went to Andy Murray winning his first Wimbledon title in 2013, followed by Torvil and Dean’s 1984 Winter Olympics Gold with the Bolero.

The study revealed 57 per cent said you can’t beat the feeling of watching sport in action, with 74 per cent admitting there is at least one iconic moment they wish they had witnessed in person.

Muhammed Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, the Ashes victory in 2005 and the game which clinched Leicester City’s Premier League title also featured among the top 50.

The study was commissioned by Kellogg’s, which, as part of its newly launched Football Camps programme, gave 30 children from Oxford and Bolton an experience to follow in the footsteps of their heroes at the showpiece EFL League One Play Off Final.


A spokesperson from the cereal brand, said: “It’s fitting that number one on the list of sporting moments that people wished they’d witnessed took place at Wembley, the scene of the EFL Play Off Finals over the next two weekends.

“The beautiful thing about sport is that incredible moments are always just one match away, no matter how old you are or what level you’re playing at.

“The feeling of live sport is one that absolutely can’t be beaten, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide this experience for young people this weekend.”


1.  England’s 1966 World Cup final victory
2.  Andy Murray winning his first Wimbledon title in 2013
3.  Torvil and Dean’s 1984 Winter Olympics Gold with the Bolero
4.  Usain Bolt winning gold in the 100m at the London 2012 Olympics
5.  London 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’
6.  Jonny Wilkinson's last-minute drop goal for England against Australia to win the 2003 World Cup
7.  David Beckham’s free kick against Greece to dramatically secure England’s qualification to the 2002 World Cup
8.  Sir Mo Farah's double gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the 2012 Olympics
9.  Liverpool’s comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League against AC Milan in 2005
10.  Muhammed Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ win over George Foreman in 1974
11.  The Lionesses winning the Women’s Euros in 2022
12.  England winning the Ashes in 2005
13.  Jessica Ennis-Hill winning gold in the heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics
14.  Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League final win to complete the treble
15.  Ben Stokes’ Ashes-saving 135 not out at Headingly in 2019
16.  Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile barrier in 1954
17.  Emma Raducanu winning the US Open title in 2021
18.  England’s Super Over to secure the Cricket World Cup win in 2019
19.  Lionel Messi securing his first World Cup victory with Argentina in 2022
20.  Roger Federer winning his 20th Grand Slam title in 2018
21.  Sir Lewis Hamilton securing his record-equaling seventh Formula 1 championship in 2021
22.  The British and Irish Lions beating Australia to claim their first series victory in 16 years in 2013
23.  Ronnie O’Sullivan winning his seventh snooker World Championship in 2022
24.  Sir Chris Hoy's triple Gold at the 2008 Olympics
25.  Dame Kelly Holmes' double Gold at the 2004 Olympics for the 800m and 1500m races
26.  Unseeded Boris Becker’s Wimbledon win aged just 17 in 1985
27.  Sir Steve Redgrave winning his fifth consecutive Olympic Gold in 2000
28.  Diego Maradona’s 'Hand of God' and 'Goal of the Century' in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final
29.  Leicester City winning the Premier League in 2015/16
30.  Serena Williams winning her first Wimbledon title in 2002
31.  Manchester City completing the treble in 2023
32.  Jenson Button and Brawn GP winning the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship
33.    Michael Schumacher’s seventh World Championship win in Formula 1 in 2004
34.  Sergio Aguero’s last minute Premier League title winning goal for Manchester City in 2012
35.  Ellie Simmonds winning double Gold at the 2012 London Paralympics
36.  Rebecca Adlington's double Olympic swimming Gold in 2008
37.  Adam Peaty winning back-to-back Olympic Golds in the 100m breaststroke in 2020
38.  Europe’s ‘Miracle at Medinah’ Ryder Cup comeback win in 2012
39.  Sir Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France victory in 2012
40.  Nicola Adams becoming the first woman to win an Olympic boxing Gold at the 2012 Olympics
41.  Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian with 22 medals in 2008
42.  Goran Ivanišević winning Wimbledon as a wildcard entrant in 2001
43.  Watford and Leicester City’s dramatic play off semi-final in 2013
44.  Paula Radcliffe’s marathon world record in 2003
45.  Wrexham AFC being promoted to EFL League One – the year after being promoted to EFL League Two
46.  Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters, his first major victory in more than a decade
47.  Wigan Athletic’s 2013 FA Cup win
48.  Sheffield Wednesday’s 5-1 EFL League One play-off second leg victory against Peterborough Utd to overturn a 4-0 first leg defeat, progressing to the final on penalties in 2023
49.  Japan beating South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup
50.  Ipswich Town being promoted to the Premier League – the year after being promoted to EFL League One