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Poll: Who is Northern Ireland's greatest ever sports star? From George Best to Alex Higgins and Rory McIlroy to Tony McCoy - Vote now

By Steven Beacom

So who is Northern Ireland's greatest sports star ever? The Belfast Telegraph intends to find out... and we need your help.

To celebrate the 20th Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards, which will be held in Belfast on January 26, 2015, a judging panel has shortlisted Northern Ireland's top 20 sports stars and now it is up to YOU to decide who should be number one.

Any sporting star who was born in Northern Ireland or has represented Northern Ireland/Ulster in their particular fields were considered.

We selected the 20 by considering star quality, status, ability, achievement and contribution to Ulster sport.

Now it is YOUR turn.

Check out the amazing list of names below, marvel at the sporting giants Northern Ireland has produced and then get voting.

Please supply your contact details to be entered into a draw for two tickets for the big awards night, when results will be revealed.

Northern Ireland's greatest sports star ever

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