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List of famous Scottish sportspersons with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Scotland
Scotland has produced a large number of sports stars who have time and again done the country proud with their victories and accomplishments. Interestingly, sport in Scotland is very popular and varied. Right from athletics to soccer, golf to snooker, cycling to boxing and racing to rugby, Scottish people indulge in all forms of sports. While the list of sportsperson from Scotland is quite huge and extensive, there are a notable few who have created a niche for themselves with their playing style, technique and achievements. And it is to these great Scottish sporting legends that we have this section for. When Andrew Watson played international football, he created history by becoming the first black player to ever do so. He was the first black professional footballer and the first to play in football league. World’s no. 2 tennis champion Andy Murray’s victories and career titles made him join the ranks of the greatest Scottish sporting giants. Sir Alex created history by becoming the most successful British football manager with his 48 trophies. Apart from men, Scootish women too have left an indelible mark on Scot sports. Catriona Matthews is amongst the world’s best known female golfers. Liz McColgan’s achievement on track as a middle and long distance road runner athlete is highly commendable. Know more about the achievements and victories of famous Scottish sportsperson with the biographies given below.
Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson

31 December 1941

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly

02 September 1913

29 September 1981

Glenbuck, Scotland

Virgo

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

21 February 1945

Tianjin

Capricorn

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aquarius

Alan HansenAlan Hansen

13 June 1955

Alloa

Gemini

Jock SteinJock Stein

05 October 1922

10 September 1985

Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Libra

David MoyesDavid Moyes

25 April 1963

Glasgow

Taurus

Matt BusbyMatt Busby

26 May 1909

20 January 1994

Bellshill

Gemini

Ryan GauldRyan Gauld

16 December 1995

Aberdeen

Sagittarius

Tony WattTony Watt

29 December 1993

Coatbridge

Capricorn

Steve KeanSteve Kean

30 September 1967

Glasgow

Libra

James McFaddenJames McFadden

14 April 1983

Glasgow

Aries

Kris BoydKris Boyd

18 August 1983

Irvine

Leo

Judy MurrayJudy Murray

1959 AD

Bridge of Allan

Brian McClairBrian McClair

08 December 1963

Airdrie

Sagittarius

Scott AllanScott Allan

28 November 1991

Glasgow

Sagittarius

Steven PressleySteven Pressley

11 October 1973

Elgin

Libra

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie

23 June 1963

Glasgow

Cancer

Steve ArchibaldSteve Archibald

27 September 1956

Glasgow

Libra

Derek McInnesDerek McInnes

05 July 1971

Paisley

Cancer

James McCarthyJames McCarthy

12 November 1990

Glasgow

Scorpio

Stephen MaguireStephen Maguire

13 March 1981

Glasgow

Pisces

Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, 5th BaronetSir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, 5th Baronet

22 July 1862

20 April 1931

London

Cancer

Graeme SharpGraeme Sharp

16 October 1960

Glasgow

Libra

Liam CooperLiam Cooper

30 August 1991

Kingston upon Hull

Virgo

Colin HendryColin Hendry

07 December 1965

Keith

Sagittarius

Scott ArfieldScott Arfield

01 November 1988

Livingston

Scorpio

Alan McInallyAlan McInally

10 February 1963

Ayrshire

Aquarius

George GrahamGeorge Graham

30 November 1944

Glasgow

Sagittarius

Alex NeilAlex Neil

09 June 1981

Bellshill

Gemini

Andrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson

11 March 1994

Glasgow

Pisces

David DentonDavid Denton

05 February 1990

Marondera

Aquarius

David WeirDavid Weir

10 May 1970

Falkirk

Taurus

John FleckJohn Fleck

24 August 1991

Glasgow

Virgo

John HigginsJohn Higgins

18 May 1975

Wishaw

Taurus

Kevin MacDonaldKevin MacDonald

22 November 1960

Inverness

Scorpio

Paul GallagherPaul Gallagher

09 August 1984

Glasgow

Leo

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