7. Cormac McLaggen vs. Ali Krieger
Although he missed the Gryffindor Quidditch tryouts his sixth year after eating poisonous Doxy eggs on a dare, the dashing Cormac McLaggen, played by Freddie Stroma made the team as reserve Keeper in his seventh year. His bossy attitude proved to be disastrous for the Gryffindor team, when his need to advise Harry on game tactics and control the other players culminated in a major, embarrassing loss against Hufflepuff. While demonstrating how to properly beat a Bludger for Jimmy Peakes, he knocked Harry off his broomstick, causing the captain to crack his skull. However, he did manage to take Hermione to the school Christmas ball, until the two had a falling out over his derogatory comments about Ron and Ginny. Ali Krieger’s soccer career is film-worthy. At 20 years old, she suffered life-threatening complications from clots in her lungs that triggered six mini heart attacks, but luckily he recovered enough to make the U-23 National Team. She later joined the FFC Frankfurt of the German Women’s Bundesliga as a defender; she stayed there for four years and learned to speak fluent German. This year, she joined the Women’s World Cup Team for the first time, returning to her adopted home country in a U.S.A. jersey. Unfortunately, a mishandled ball in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup led to Japan’s equalizer, which tied the match at 1-1 in the 81st minute.