Sporting Legends is an initiative launched in 2013 that pays tribute to the individuals who 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 KC 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. The newest member is former midfielder and current assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin, who is Kansas City's all-time leader in games played across all competitions.
Click on the names below to learn more about our eight club Legends.
2013: Inaugural Class
2014: The Second Class
2015: Chris Klein
2016: Kerry Zavagnin
THE SPORTING LEGENDS WALL OF HONOR