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Directory containing biographies of world famous sportsmen and sportswomen.

Play a few games and get fame and fortune in return; who wouldn’t love that? Athletes and sportsmen, and women, have always been a great sour of inspiration for everyone. A few examples that would come to mind would be people like Michael Jordan, who was actually denied the opportunity to play on the varsity basketball team because he was too short; and Dick Hoyt, better known as Team Hoyt amongst athletic circles for being the father who took to triathlons just so that his disabled son could enjoy being a part of them; he has successfully completed 6 Ironman races. They symbolize the level of fitness, competitive edge, physique, popularity and fame that everyone wishes they had. In some countries, certain sportsmen are so famous and admired that they are actually worshiped. That said, it must be made clear that achieving that level of fame is no easy task and requires years of dedicated practice and training. Great athletes, whether they be cricketers, basketball or baseball players, formula 1 drivers, footballers or rugby players put in a substantial amount of their time and energy in perfecting their skills. To know more about such individuals, their life’s story, timeline, trivia and interesting facts, you just have to breeze though the list of biographies mentioned below.

A. Bartlett Giamatti A. Bartlett Giamatti

Angelo Bartlett Giamatti was a brilliant scholar ...

A. J. Foyt A. J. Foyt

Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr. or A. J. Foyt was the ...

Abebe Bikila Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila was a well-known Olympic marathon ...

Aksel Lund Svindal Aksel Lund Svindal

Aksel Lund Svindal is a Norwegian alpine ski ...

Al Davis Al Davis

Allen "Al" Davis was an American football ...

Alan Hansen Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen is one of the players who played a ...

Alan Minter Alan Minter

Alan Minter is a former English professional ...

Alan Shearer Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer is a retired English footballer who ...

Alan Smith Alan Smith

At a very young age of 18, Alan made himself ...

Alex Ferguson Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson is a former football player who ...

Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez

Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez, famously ...

Alexander Alekhine Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine was the fourth World Chess ...

Allen Iverson Allen Iverson

Also known by the nickname, ‘A.I” and ‘The ...

Althea Gibson Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson was born in a poor family, but her ...

Andre Agassi Andre Agassi

Andre Kirk Agassi is an American professional ...

Andy Roddick Andy Roddick

Andrew Stephen ‘Andy’ Roddick is a retired ...

Andy Schleck Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck is a recently-retired Luxembourgian ...

Anna Bessonova Anna Bessonova

Anna Bessonova is a Ukrainian former individual ...

Anna Chicherova Anna Chicherova

Anna Chicherova is a Russian high jumper who won ...

Anna Kournikova Anna Kournikova

A former World Number 1 professional tennis ...

Anthony Mundine Anthony Mundine

Anthony Mundine is an Australian professional ...

Arnold Palmer Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer turned the status of the game of ...

Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe, Jr. was one of the most prominent ...

Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna

Three-times Formula One champion, Ayrton Senna ...

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a female athlete of ...

Babe Ruth Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth, Jr., better known as Babe ...

Barry Bonds Barry Bonds

Born in a family with baseball sporting history, ...

Barry Sanders Barry Sanders

Even though he retired unexpectedly and quit ...

Barry Venison Barry Venison

Barry Venison is a former English football player ...

Bear Bryant Bear Bryant

Paul William “Bear” Bryant was a college ...

Ben Hogan Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan was an iconic golf player and is often ...

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock

Benjamin McLane Spock was an American ...

Bernard Hinault Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault is a former French cyclist ...

Beth Tweddle Beth Tweddle

This enthusiastic and full-of-energy gymnast was ...

Bill Bowerman Bill Bowerman

William Jay ‘Bill’ Bowerman is known in the ...

Bill Russell Bill Russell

Regarded as one of the best ever players in the ...

William Bill Shankly Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly took the long walk from humble ...

Billie Jean King Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King is a former world No. 1 ...

Billy Sunday Billy Sunday

Billy Sunday was best known for his participation ...

Bob Uecker Bob Uecker

A multi-talented personality, Bob Uecker enjoys a ...

Robert Cleckler Bobby Bowden Bobby Bowden

Robert Cleckler Bowden, popularly known as ...

Bobby Fischer Bobby Fischer

A chess prodigy, Bobby Fischer went on to become ...

Bobby Orr Bobby Orr

Robert Gordon “Bobby” Orr is a former ...

Brett Favre Brett Favre

Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former football ...

Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner

William Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn ...

Cadel Evans Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is a former Australian professional ...

carl lewis Carl Lewis

While Jesse Owens brought popularity and ...

Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Anthony

At 6ft 8inches height with sturdy arms and a ...

Casey Stengel Casey Stengel

Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel was an ...

Cathy Freeman Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman is a former Australian sprinter and ...

Chris Froome Chris Froome

Chris Froome is a Kenyan born British ...

Christy Mathewson Christy Mathewson

Christopher 'Christy' Mathewson was an American ...

Chuck Norris Chuck Norris

Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris is a martial art ...

Cy Young Cy Young

Cy Young was an American Major League Baseball ...

Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt was born to, a NASCAR Grand ...

Dan Gable Dan Gable

Dan Gable is a former Olympic wrestler and head ...

Dan Marino Dan Marino

Dan Marino is a former American football ...

Danica Patrick Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick is an American car racing driver ...

Daniela Silivas Daniela SilivaÈ

Viorica Daniela Silivaș-Harper, better known as ...

David Ortiz David Ortiz

David Americo Ortiz Arias, popularly known as ...

Dean Smith Dean Smith

Dean Edwards Smith is a former American ...

Deion Sanders Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders is not just an athlete; he is a ...

Derek Jeter Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter is a legendary baseball player who ...

Dhyan Chand Dhyan Chand

The winner of three Olympic gold medals in field ...

Diego Maradona Diego Maradona

Excellent dribbling action, powerful assists, ...

Don King Don King

With an outrageous and rather odd hairdo and ...

Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is professional wrestler turned ...

Emil Zatopek Emil Zatopek

One of the greatest long-distance runners of the ...

Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith

When Emmitt Smith first chose to play football, ...

Eric Cantona Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona was one of the most dashing football ...

Eric Liddell Eric Liddell

Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby ...

Ernie Banks Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks is one of the most admired black ...

Fabian Cancellara Fabian Cancellara

The new king of cycle racing, Fabian Cancellara ...

Fernando Torres Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres is one of the most popular ...

Fränk Schleck Fränk Schleck...

Fränk Schleck is a Luxembourgish professional ...

Fred Perry Fred Perry

Fred Perry was one of Britain’s most popular ...

Gary Player Gary Player

Gary Player is a South African golfer considered ...

George Best George Best

George Best was arguably one of the most talented ...

George Blanda George Blanda

The only player to have played 26 seasons of ...

George Foreman George Foreman

George Edward Foreman is the former World Heavy ...

Gerard Piqué Gerard Piqué

Gerard Pique is a Spanish professional footballer ...

Gordon Strachan Gordon Strachan

Quick-witted, unpredictable, nimble and extremely ...

Hadi Saei Hadi Saei

Hadi Saei Bonehkohal is a former Iranian ...

Hank Aaron Hank Aaron

The rag to riches story of Hand Aaron, a retired ...

Hannah Whelan Hannah Whelan

Hannah Whelan is a British Gymnast, best known ...

Herb Brooks Herb Brooks

Herbert Paul Brooks, Jr. was an American ice ...

Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan

Terry Gene Bollea, popularly known by his ring ...

Imran Khan Imran Khan

Imran Khan became an inspiration to youngsters ...

Irving Saladino Irving Saladino

Irving Saladino has arguably been one of the most ...

Jack Dempsey Jack Dempsey

The great boxing icon Jack Dempsey who held the ...

Jack Johnson Jack Johnson (Boxer)

Jack Johnson, born as John Arthur Johnson, is ...

Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus

One of the greatest and most successful golf ...

Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to ...

James Naismith James Naismith

James Naismith was a Canadian-American sports ...

Jamie Dwyer Jamie Dwyer

Jamie Dwyer is a famous Australian hockey player ...

Jerry Rice Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice is a sporting legend who revived the ...

Jesse Owens Jesse Owens

James Cleveland Owens, or simply Jesse Owens as ...

Jesse Ventura Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura served as the 38th governor of ...

Jim Stynes Jim Stynes

Jim Stynes is a footballer who went on to be ...