Five sportsmen who bonked over 34,000 women between them – including James Hunt

Ever wondered what Tyson Fury, Antonio Cassano, James Hunt, Diego Maradona and Wilt Chamberlain all have in common?

Well, aside from being bonafide Daily Star Sport favourites, they're all known for their love of bonking. Between them, the Famous Five (definitely not to be confused with the Enid Blyton books), claim to have had sex with a combined 34,000 women.

That's more people than can fit inside Southampton's St Mary's Stadium or Leicester City's King Power. And what's more, most of the randy quintet have not been particularly shag-shy in talking about their bedroom exploits, having openly spoken about their sexual conquests in TV interviews or in books. Here, we take a look at what they have said – or what has been said about them – so that you don't have to.

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Tyson Fury (500)

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Starting at the bottom of the list, heavyweight champion Fury has only had sex with 500 women – well, there or thereabouts. The Gypsy King made the revelation to Boxing News Online ahead of his fight against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

"The only thing I ever regret in life is having sex before marriage. If I could erase that then my life would be practically perfect. I regret all the filth that you do with people. I must have had sex with over 500 women, more, I don’t know, I’ve lost count," he said.

While in 2011, he posted a tweet claiming that wild bonks helped him improve his fitness and muscle tone. He wrote: "Healthy tips lots of sex improves fitness and muscle tone!" Not something you tend to hear from a personal trainer, but we'll keep it in mind.

Antonio Cassano (700)

In at number four this week, it's Antonio Cassano. Having defied his tough upbringing to become a professional footballer, the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star learned how to enjoy all the trappings of fame and fortune – and women.

The Italy legend quickly gained a reputation of enjoying a playboy lifestyle, with his promiscuous nature and womanising well-known among football fans.

A passage from Cassano's autobiography shines a light on just how much he enjoyed getting it on between the sheets. The 40-year-old claimed he bedded between 600 and 700 women by the time he was 25, including around 20 celebrities. He added he often "played a great match after having sex". Again, not the usual training advice for a professional sportsman, but there you go.

James Hunt (5,000)

Known as F1's biggest playboy, James Hunt was renowned for his sexual conquests. The British star was loved for not only his fearless driving style, which saw him win the drivers' championship in 1976, but also his colourful personality and lothario looks.

He reportedly bedded an incredible 5,000 women during his lifetime – including 35 British Airways hostesses in the days leading up to his one and only F1 title victory.

The Times spoke to one of his two sons, Freddie, in 2016, who opened up about his father's playboy image and drug-taking. He said: "I can’t vouch for the number of women but I know that dad wasn’t a junky. He just liked getting loose at parties. He took coke, but he wasn’t a cokehead."

Diego Maradona (8,000)

Argentina legend Diego Maradona had more than his fair share of lovers before he died in 2020. According to his former driver Pietro Pugliese, the 1986 World Cup winner bedded 8,000 women – just while he was in Italy.

Maradona touched on the number of women he was involved with when talking about former wife Claudia Villafane: "I was in love with Claudia but I was no saint," he said. "And there were some beautiful women. Oh, so many!"

In 2012, El Diego began dating blonde bombshell Rocio Oliva, some 30 years his junior. They got engaged in 2014 but broke up four years later. Maradona reportedly kicked her out of the house he bought for her following a series of rows.

Wilt Chamberlain (20,000)

Sex-mad NBA hero Wilt Chamberlain holds multiple basketball records – but nothing even comes close to his claim that he slept with 20,000 women.

Famously, Chamberlain is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game – but it's one of his other scoring records that we're interested in. In his 1991 book A View From Above, the Slam Hunk claimed to have bedded an incredible 20,000 women in his lifetime.

He later addressed the figure, saying: "I’m not boasting. I don’t see all this lovemaking as any kind of conquest. The point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That’s the reason I was single."

Chamberlin addressed his bedroom exploits again during an appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien in 1997. O'Brien pressed the 7ft 1in star on his claims, flashing up a joke graphic with a fake number of his total conquests on.

"I thought the reason you invited me to this show was to get me an award from the board of education," Chamberlain joked. "Because whenever people see me now, they’re like ‘He started when he was 15, he’s now 55. So let’s see, 20,000 divided by 365…' I’m getting them thinking!

"But on the serious side of those things though, the number was to make a statement about something. The idea was to say that sexuality rules the world. For men you think that having 1,000 different women is really cool."

In an interview shortly before he died, Chamberlain said: "Having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I’ve learned in my life. I’ve (also) found out that having one woman a thousand different times is more satisfying."


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