Find out more about the greatest 20th Century British Sportspersons, including Jamie Vardy, Charles Salvador, David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton and Wayne Rooney.
Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985
 
David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980
Football Player

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
22 September 1948
Equestrian, Horseman

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970
Football Player

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960
Footballer
George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946
Footballer

Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager

James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
F1 Driver
Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983
Athlete

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager

Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953
Businessman

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver
Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909
 

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978
Violinist
Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player

Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955
Footballer
Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower
Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958
Decathlete

Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle
01 April 1985
Former British Gymnast
Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960
Athlete

Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964
Athlete
Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952
Sprinter

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Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964
Footballer
Alan SmithAlan Smith
28 October 1980
English Footballer

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
01 July 1992
Gymnast

Tyson FuryTyson Fury
12 August 1988
Boxer

Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
05 March 1986
Show jumper
Zara TindallZara Tindall
15 May 1981
Olympian
Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963
Footballer

Danny IngsDanny Ings
23 July 1992
Association football player

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
17 May 1980
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer

Ashley YoungAshley Young
09 July 1985
Association football player
Jordan HendersonJordan Henderson
17 June 1990
Association football player

Rio FerdinandRio Ferdinand
07 November 1978
Association football player, Autobiographer

James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986
Association football player

Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988
Athlete

Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
17 June 1976
Actor, Martial artist, Film actor, Taekwondo
Ben StokesBen Stokes
04 June 1991
Cricketer

Ronnie O'SullivanRonnie O'Sullivan
05 December 1975
Snooker player
Ralf LittleRalf Little
08 February 1980
Actor

Nigel PearsonNigel Pearson
21 August 1963
Association football player, Association football

Teddy SheringhamTeddy Sheringham
02 April 1966
Association football player, Manager, Association
Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979
Association football player

Milind SomanMilind Soman
04 November 1965
Model
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
28 February 1979
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Thai boxer

Andy FarrellAndy Farrell
30 May 1975
Rugby league player, Rugby union player

David ProwseDavid Prowse
01 July 1935
Bodybuilder

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell
24 September 1991
Rugby union player

Andrew FlintoffAndrew Flintoff
06 December 1977
Cricketer
Naseem HamedNaseem Hamed
12 February 1974
Boxer

John TerryJohn Terry
07 December 1980
Association football player

Dereck ChisoraDereck Chisora
29 December 1983
Boxer

Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982
Association football player
David HayeDavid Haye
13 October 1980
Boxer

Danny WelbeckDanny Welbeck
26 November 1990
Association football player
Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990
Association football player

Kenny DalglishKenny Dalglish
04 March 1951
Association football player, Association football

Scott SinclairScott Sinclair
25 March 1989
Association football player
Jamie RedknappJamie Redknapp
25 June 1973
Association football player

Steve BruceSteve Bruce
31 December 1960
Association football player, Association football
Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961
Footballer

Danny DrinkwaterDanny Drinkwater
05 March 1990
Association football player

Gary NevilleGary Neville
18 February 1975
Association football player, Association football
Ashley ColeAshley Cole
20 December 1980
Association football player

Micah RichardsMicah Richards
24 June 1988
Association football player
Troy DeeneyTroy Deeney
29 June 1988
Association football player

Tony BellewTony Bellew
30 November 1982
Boxer

Andy CarrollAndy Carroll
06 January 1989
Association football player

Bobby CharltonBobby Charlton
11 October 1937
Association football player, Autobiographer,
Roy HodgsonRoy Hodgson
09 August 1947
Association football player, Association football
Mike ThalassitisMike Thalassitis
19 January 1993
Football player

Chris SmallingChris Smalling
22 November 1989
Association football player

Paul IncePaul Ince
21 October 1967
Association football player

Gareth BarryGareth Barry
23 February 1981
Association football player
Billy Joe SaundersBilly Joe Saunders
30 August 1989
Boxer

Patrick BamfordPatrick Bamford
05 September 1993
Association football player

Kevin KeeganKevin Keegan
14 February 1951
Association football player, Association football

Chris EubankChris Eubank
08 August 1966
Boxer

Kell BrookKell Brook
03 May 1986
Boxer
Joe CalzagheJoe Calzaghe
23 March 1972
Boxer

Nathaniel ClyneNathaniel Clyne
05 April 1991
Association football player
Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
27 May 1967
Association football player, Autobiographer,

Judd TrumpJudd Trump
20 August 1989
Snooker player
Jack WilshereJack Wilshere
01 January 1992
Footballer
Robbie FowlerRobbie Fowler
09 April 1975
Association football player, Autobiographer,