2019 has been an amazing year in terms of sporting action. We’ve had some truly memorable moments which have been captured by some of the world’s best photographers. As we come to the end of yet another year, we’ve taken a look at the best sporting pictures from 2019.
Glory for South Africa
Siya Kolisi of South Africa lifts the Webb Ellis Cup following his team’s victory against England in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
Ben Stokes celebrates hitting the winning runs to win the 3rd Specsavers Ashes Test match between England and Australia
Lizzi Smith swims
Lizzi Smith of The United States warms up ahead of day three of the London 2019 Para-swimming Allianz Championship at Aquatics Centre
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, is thrown in the air as he celebrates with his players and staff after winning the UEFA Champions League Final against Tottenham in Madrid.
Kara Eaker of The United States competes in Women’s Balance beam Final during day 10 of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Simone Biles of The United States reacts after her routine in Women’s Vault Final in the Apparatus Finals during Day 9 of 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates with teammates Alex Morgan and Samantha Mewis after scoring her team’s first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final against the Netherlands.
Lewis celebrates with the fans
Lewis Hamilton celebrates with fans after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
England batsman Jason Roy collides with umpire Joel Wilson as he prepares to celebrate his century during the Group Stage match between England and Bangladesh at the Cricket World Cup.
Tiger's back on the prowl!
Patrons cheer as Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the Masters
England’s players form a V to watch the New Zealand haka prior to the Rugby World Cup semi-final in Yokohama.
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Champions League group match against Tottenham in London. Bayern went on to win the game 7-2.
Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on track during practice for the Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay.
Down but not out
Steve Smith falls to the ground while playing a delivery from Jofra Archer of England during day four of the 4th Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford
England win the World Cup
Jos Buttler celebrates after running out Martin Guptill of New Zealand in the Super Over to seal the victory for England during the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Don't look down...
Jessica Macaulay of the UK dives from the 21-metre platform at Islet Vila Franca do Campo during the final competition day of the fourth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Marquez's MotoGP lead
Marc Marquez leads the pack during the MotoGP Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya at Circuit de Barcelona.
Ruiz stuns the world
Andy Ruiz Jr punches Anthony Joshua on his way to defeating the British star to become the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion.
Adrien Theaux of France during Men’s Downhill training on day two of the 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals
Great capture of Kerber
Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand in her first-round match against Polona Hercog of Slovenia during day one of the 2019 Australian Open
The athletes line up at the start in the Women’s 100 Metres final during day three of World Athletics Championships in Doha.
England fans enjoy the pool during Day One of the 2nd Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.
Look out below!
Jan Schmid of Norway jumps during the ski jumping training for the Nordic Combined ahead of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships t
Wizzing by Wimbledon
Fans walk past court 18 during day six of The Championships at Wimbledon
Gold for Coleman
Christian Coleman of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 100 Metres final at the World Athletics Championships.
New stadium for Spurs
Fireworks explode above the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace
More magic from Messi
Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Champions League Quarter Final second leg match against Manchester United at the Camp Nou.
Say cheese Ronnie...
Ronnie O’Sullivan plays a shot during his quarter-final match against Ryan Day on day five of the 2019 Dafabet Masters.
The King of Clay
Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy following his win over Dominic Thiem in the 2019 French Open final.
Don't let go...
Nicolas Martin and Romy Mackenbrock of the USA in action during a Nacra 17 class race.
You'll never walk alone...
Liverpool players celebrate with their fans after the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona.
Braima Suncar Dabo of Guinea-Bissau helps Jonathan Busby of Aruba reach the finish line in the Men’s 5000 metres heats during day one of World Athletics Championships in Doha.
They start them young
15-year-old Cori Gauff celebrates her Ladies’ Singles third-round win against Polona Hercog.
Vincent Kompany scores a stunning goal as Manchester City beat Leicester City at home to keep the Premier League title race in his side’s own hands.
Tiger Roll rolls on
Davy Russell rides Tiger Roll to a second consecutive Grand National win at Aintree.
The Patriots win again
Brandon King of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
Hazard leaves with the cup
Eden Hazard, in his last ever game for Chelsea, scores as his side beat Arsenal in the Europa League final.
Brazil win the Copa
Dani Alves of Brazil lifts the trophy after his side won the Copa America final against Peru.
The Aston Martin Racing Vantage AMR of Marco Sorensen, Nicki Thiim and Darren Turner drives during qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.
It's all downhill from here...
A general view as athletes compete in the Men’s Cross Country 50k race during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.