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
Footballer
David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980
Football Player

Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953
Businessman

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960
Footballer

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
22 September 1948
Equestrian, Horseman
Lennox Lewis Lennox Lewis
02 September 1965
Professional boxer

James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
Racing driver

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970
Football Player
Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963
Footballer

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager
George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946
Footballer

Bobby CharltonBobby Charlton
11 October 1937
Football Player

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager

Brian CloughBrian Clough
21 March 1935
Football Player
Isa GuhaIsa Guha
21 May 1985
Cricketer

Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961
Footballer

Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983
Athlete

Bobby RobsonBobby Robson
18 February 1933
Footballer
David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver

Steve DavisSteve Davis
22 August 1957
Snooker Player
Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Stirling MossStirling Moss
17 September 1929
Racing Driver

Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909
 
Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

Henry CooperHenry Cooper
03 May 1934
Boxer
Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player
Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

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Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958
Decathlete
Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955
Footballer

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978
Violinist

Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle
01 April 1985
Former British Gymnast
Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter
Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960
Athlete

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952
Sprinter

Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964
Footballer

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964
Athlete
Alan SmithAlan Smith
28 October 1980
English Footballer

Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
01 July 1992
Gymnast

Tyson FuryTyson Fury
12 August 1988
Boxer

Zara TindallZara Tindall
15 May 1981
Olympian
Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
17 May 1980
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer

Ronnie O'SullivanRonnie O'Sullivan
05 December 1975
Snooker player
Charles SalvadorCharles Salvador
06 December 1952
Poet, Autobiographer, Boxer

Patrick BamfordPatrick Bamford
05 September 1993
Association football player

Luke CampbellLuke Campbell
27 September 1987
boxer
Frank BrunoFrank Bruno
16 November 1961
Boxer

James AndersonJames Anderson
30 July 1982
Cricketer
Drew McIntyreDrew McIntyre
06 June 1985
Wrestler

Chris EubankChris Eubank
08 August 1966
Boxer

Ralf LittleRalf Little
08 February 1980
Actor

Billy Joe SaundersBilly Joe Saunders
30 August 1989
Boxer

Michael BispingMichael Bisping
28 February 1979
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Thai boxer
Jack GrealishJack Grealish
10 September 1995
Association football player

Darren TillDarren Till
24 December 1992
Mixed martial artist

Micah RichardsMicah Richards
24 June 1988
Association football player

Scott ParkerScott Parker
13 October 1980
Association football player
Colin JacksonColin Jackson
18 February 1967
Athletics competitor

Jack CharltonJack Charlton
08 May 1935
Footballer
Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979
Association football player

Luke ShawLuke Shaw
12 July 1995
Footballer

Eddie the EagleEddie the Eagle
05 December 1963
Ski jumper
Steve BruceSteve Bruce
31 December 1960
Association football player, Association football

Harry MaguireHarry Maguire
05 March 1993
Football player
James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986
Footballer

Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers
26 January 1973
Football coach

Jamie RedknappJamie Redknapp
25 June 1973
Association football player
Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988
Athlete

Christian HornerChristian Horner
16 November 1973
Racing driver
Danny IngsDanny Ings
23 July 1992
Association football player

Dillian WhyteDillian Whyte
11 April 1988
Boxer

John StonesJohn Stones
28 May 1994
Association football player

Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
17 June 1976
Actor, Martial artist, Film actor, Taekwondo
Ben StokesBen Stokes
04 June 1991
Cricketer
Gary NevilleGary Neville
18 February 1975
Association football player, Association football

Lewis TanLewis Tan
04 February 1987
Actor

Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982
Association football player

Kelly HolmesKelly Holmes
19 April 1970
Middle-distance runner
Andy CarrollAndy Carroll
06 January 1989
Association football player

Jermaine JenasJermaine Jenas
18 February 1983
Association football player

Michail AntonioMichail Antonio
28 March 1990
Footballer

Ant MiddletonAnt Middleton
22 September 1980
Television personality

Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
27 May 1967
Association football player, Autobiographer,
Stuart BroadStuart Broad
24 June 1986
Cricketer

Jack WilshereJack Wilshere
01 January 1992
Footballer
Peter ShiltonPeter Shilton
18 September 1949
Association football player, Association football

Alex ScottAlex Scott
14 October 1984
Footballer
Rio FerdinandRio Ferdinand
07 November 1978
Association football player, Autobiographer
Alun Wyn JonesAlun Wyn Jones
19 September 1985
Rugby union player