Sporting Legends is an initiative launched in 2013 that pays tribute to the individuals who have played an instrumental role within the Sporting Kansas City organization and in the growth of soccer throughout the Midwest. The hall of honor allows former stars of the club to reengage with our ever-growing, passionate fan base, while continuing to assist our effort to grow the game in a meaningful and tangible way on a regional and national level.

Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes, former Kansas City defender Jimmy Conrad and the late Lamar Hunt were inducted into the 2014 Sporting Legends class during an on-field ceremony at Children's Mercy Park. Clark Hunt, Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, joined Vermes and Conrad to receive halftime recognition on his father's behalf. The trio joined Preki, Tony Meola and Bob Gansler, who became members of the inaugural Sportings Legends class in August 2013. 

Sporting Legends began inducting one player annually in 2015, when Chris Klein was added to the ranks. He was followed by current assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin in 2016 and longtime forwards Mo Johnston and Josh Wolff in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Click on the names below to learn more about our nine club Legends.

2013: Inaugural Class
2013: Inaugural Class
2014: The Second Class
2014: The Second Class
2015 Inductee
2015 Inductee
2016 Inductee
2016 Inductee
2017 Inductee
2017 Inductee
2019 Inductee
2019 Inductee
2021 Inductee
2021 Inductee
Sporting Legend
Inaugurated
Artifact
Bob Gansler
2013
The coaching polo he wore in the 2000 MLS Cup
Tony Meola
2013
A game-worn pair of goalkeeper gloves
Preki
2013
An autographed pair of game-worn cleats
Jimmy Conrad
2014
Cleats and an autographed ball he used in the 2006 FIFA World Cup
Lamar Hunt
2014
A photo of Hunt during 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup postgame celebrations
Peter Vermes
2014
The U.S. Men's National Team jersey he wore in the 1989 match against Trinidad and Tobago that qualified the U.S. for the 1990 World Cup
Chris Klein
2015
His game-worn jersey from the 2000 MLS Cup
Kerry Zavagnin
2016
The five cup medals he has won in Kansas City as a player or coach (2000 and 2013 MLS Cup; 2004, 2012 and 2015 U.S. Open Cup)
Mo Johnston
2017
His 2000 MLS Cup championship ring
Josh Wolff
2019
The U.S. Men's National Team jersey he wore in the 2006 FIFA World Cup