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

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970
Football Player

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960
Footballer

James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
F1 Driver
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983
Athlete

George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946
Footballer

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter
Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
22 September 1948
Equestrian, Horseman
Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager
Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953
Businessman

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician
Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958
Decathlete
Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909
 

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower
Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960
Athlete

Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle
01 April 1985
Former British Gymnast

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978
Violinist

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player
Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber
Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955
Footballer

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952
Sprinter

Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964
Athlete
Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964
Footballer

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Alan SmithAlan Smith
28 October 1980
English Footballer

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
01 July 1992
Gymnast

Ben StokesBen Stokes
04 June 1991
Cricketer

Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
17 May 1991
Tennis player
Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979
Association football player

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell
24 September 1991
Rugby union player
Phil NevillePhil Neville
21 January 1977
Football coach

Andrew FlintoffAndrew Flintoff
06 December 1977
Cricketer

Stuart BroadStuart Broad
24 June 1986
Cricketer
James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986
Association football player

Michael BispingMichael Bisping
28 February 1979
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Thai boxer
Andy CarrollAndy Carroll
06 January 1989
Association football player

Gus KenworthyGus Kenworthy
01 October 1991
Freestyle skier

Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
17 June 1976
Actor, Martial artist, Film actor, Taekwondo

Steve BruceSteve Bruce
31 December 1960
Association football player, Association football

Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982
Association football player
James CracknellJames Cracknell
05 May 1972
Rower, Ocean rower

Danny WelbeckDanny Welbeck
26 November 1990
Association football player

Chris SmallingChris Smalling
22 November 1989
Association football player

Billy McNeillBilly McNeill
02 March 1940
Association football player, Association football
Ashley ColeAshley Cole
20 December 1980
Association football player

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963
Association football player, Pundit, Association
Jordan HendersonJordan Henderson
17 June 1990
Association football player

Zara TindallZara Tindall
15 May 1981
Olympian

Dereck ChisoraDereck Chisora
29 December 1983
Boxer
John TerryJohn Terry
07 December 1980
Association football player

Rio FerdinandRio Ferdinand
07 November 1978
Association football player, Autobiographer
Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990
Association football player

Gary NevilleGary Neville
18 February 1975
Association football player, Association football

Sue BarkerSue Barker
19 April 1956
Television presenter
Jamie RedknappJamie Redknapp
25 June 1973
Association football player

Milind SomanMilind Soman
04 November 1965
Model
Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
17 May 1980
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer

Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
27 May 1967
Association football player, Autobiographer,

Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
25 May 1979
Rugby union player

Jenson ButtonJenson Button
19 January 1980
Formula One driver
Kyle WalkerKyle Walker
28 May 1990
Association football player
Gary CahillGary Cahill
19 December 1985
Association football player

Naseem HamedNaseem Hamed
12 February 1974
Boxer

Shaun Wright-PhillipsShaun Wright-Phillips
25 October 1981
Association football player

David ProwseDavid Prowse
01 July 1935
Bodybuilder
Ashley YoungAshley Young
09 July 1985
Association football player

Graeme SounessGraeme Souness
06 May 1953
Association football player, Association football

Tim HenmanTim Henman
06 September 1974
Tennis player

Lewis TanLewis Tan
04 February 1987
Actor

Danny DrinkwaterDanny Drinkwater
05 March 1990
Association football player
Kenny DalglishKenny Dalglish
04 March 1951
Association football player, Association football

Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
25 May 1986
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist
Sol CampbellSol Campbell
18 September 1974
Association football player

Gareth BarryGareth Barry
23 February 1981
Association football player

Chris EubankChris Eubank
08 August 1966
Boxer
Andy FarrellAndy Farrell
30 May 1975
Rugby league player, Rugby union player

Adam LallanaAdam Lallana
10 May 1988
Association football player
Joe ColeJoe Cole
08 November 1981
Association football player

Roy HodgsonRoy Hodgson
09 August 1947
Association football player, Association football

Tony BellewTony Bellew
30 November 1982
Boxer

Bobby RobsonBobby Robson
18 February 1933
Association football player, Autobiographer,
Nigel BennNigel Benn
22 January 1964
Boxer

Billy Joe SaundersBilly Joe Saunders
30 August 1989
Boxer
Greg RutherfordGreg Rutherford
17 November 1986
Sprinter, Long jumper, Athletics competitor

Jack WilshereJack Wilshere
01 January 1992
Association football player
Paul IncePaul Ince
21 October 1967
Association football player

Robbie FowlerRobbie Fowler
09 April 1975
Association football player, Autobiographer,
Calum ChambersCalum Chambers
20 January 1995
Association football player