Returning heroes; Five sportsmen who were lauded when visiting their old stadiums 8 years ago

Returning heroes; Five sportsmen who were lauded when visiting their old stadiums

They say that you should never go back but when these players faced their old teams in new colours, something special happened.

Today Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning returns to Indy to play against the Colts, the team he lead for 14 seasons. He should get a pretty sweet ovation. Here's five more sports men who got the same warm reception on returning to a former team.


Thierry Henry goes back to Arsenal

The Frenchman's departure to Barcelona was played out over a long period but on his return, the Gunners fans gave their all-time top scorer the reception he deserved.

Raul goes back to Real


Raul returned to Real recently with his new team from Qatar, and he received an incredible reception from the Bernabeu fans, who had spent years cheering on their iconic number seven. It was only a testimonial, but the stadium was completely packed to the rafters.

Michael Jordan's last game in Chicago for the Washington Wizards

His Airness had left Chicago twice at this point, but his final visit to his old stomping ground, at the age of 40, brought the crowd to their feet for an astonishing three minutes.


Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford

He made his name at Manchester United before going fully global at Madrid but when he returned with his new team, he was greeted like a long-lost son.


Wayne Gretzky first game back at Edmonton

If you've seen the 30 for 30 doc on Wayne Gretzky's move from Edmonton to LA 'A King's Ransom' then you will know all about this moment. Twenty-five years ago this week, the greatest hockey player of all time went back to the club he had left after 10 seasons and four Stanley Cups with his new team the LA Kings. The fans were pretty happy to see him, even in black rather than Edmonton white.