Famous Black Sportspersons

 1 Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: January 26, 2020

The former professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant, was drafted into NBA immediately after his school and went on to become one of the most successful basketball players of his generation. During his career of two decades, the Los Angeles Lakers player created numerous new records. He authored a book and one of his poems even inspired an animated short film.

 2 Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

A superstar, a legend and the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan is all this and much more. Very few athletes can match up with his level of popularity and impact. And if that is not enough, he is also the richest former professional athlete in the world.

 3 Kevin Durant

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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Kevin Durant is regarded as one of the best basketball players of his generation. He is known for his phenomenal scoring ability and is hailed as an excellent playmaker. He currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of National Basketball Association (NBA). He was part of the US men’s national team which won the Olympic gold medal in 2012 and 2016.

 4 Serena Williams

Serena Williams
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

With 39 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, Serena Williams is clearly amongst the greatest female tennis players in the history. With 23 Grand Slam singles win, she is just a win away from equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. She has bagged the top spot in WTA’s world ranking numerous times.

 5 Sadio Mané

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Senegalese

Sadio Mané is one of the greatest Senegalese football players of all time. He is Senegal's fifth all-time top goal-scorer and was named African Footballer of the Year in 2020. One of Liverpool's key players, Sadio serves as an inspiration to youngsters as he succeeded as a footballer in spite of his father forbidding him from playing as a child.

 6 Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

American professional basketball player, Stephen Curry, plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association and is considered to be one of the greatest shooter in NBA history. His three-point shot is said to have revolutionised the basketball game. He has many records to his credit and his team has won couple of NBA championships.

 7 Paul Pogba

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

Paul Pogba is a prominent football player for the English club Manchester United; in 2016 he was transferred from Juventus to Manchester United for a then-world record transfer fee of £89.3 million, which remains the highest paid fee by any English club. Also an important member of the France national team, he helped France win the 2018 World Cup.

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 8 Usain Bolt

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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Jamaican

One of the greatest athletes ever, Usain Bolt is popular by the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’. He holds the world record for 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay and is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).

 9 Joe Louis

Joe Louis
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Famous As: Former Heavyweight Champion
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1981

 10 Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: December 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Greek

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a professional basketball player and plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He’s called ‘Greek Freak’ as he hails from Greece and also due to his size, speed and ball-handling skills. He was named NBA’s Most Valuable Player twice and NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. He represents Greece at the international level.

 11 Kylian Mbappé

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French

Regarded as one of the best footballers of the current generation, Kylian Mbappé became only the second teenager to score a goal in the final game of a World Cup. Known for his explosive speed and dribbling skills, Mbappé made an impact at a young age. Very mature for his age, he also believes in giving back to society.

 12 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Gabonese

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a footballer who plays as a forward and is the captain of the Gabon national team. He is known for his pace and finishing and is said to be one of the best strikers in the world. He plays for the English club team, Arsenal. He has played for other clubs as well like AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

 13 Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese, American

 14 Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 27, 2007

 15 Lewis Hamilton

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Famous As: Formula One Driver
Birthdate: January 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

The name Lewis Hamilton has become synonymous with Formula One, and such is the greatness of Hamilton. Honoured with MBE by the Queen, Lewis Hamilton is one of the most successful Formula One Grand Prix Racing Driver. Hamilton was the first Black driver to win the Championship and has 6 World Championship titles and 90 race victories to his name.

 16 Deion Sanders

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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

American football player Deion Sanders is considered one of the strongest pass defenders of the game. He was an electrifying athlete and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons. He played for teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He is now a coach and a sports analyst. He’s also a rapper.

 

 17 Chris Gayle

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Jamaican

Known as the most capped West Indian player in international cricket, Chris Gayle is also the only player with a triple hundred in Tests, a double century in ODIs, and a century in T20Is. Breaking Brian Lara's record of 10,348 runs, he became the leading West Indian ODI run-scorer.

 18 Chris Paul

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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Chris Paul is a professional basketball player and one of the highest-paid sportspersons in the world. Apart from earning from his career as a basketball player, he also earns by signing endorsement deals with companies like State Farm and Air Jordan. A religious person, Chris Paul attends church whenever possible.

 19 Jackie Robinson

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Famous As: Professional baseball player
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 24, 1972
The first African-American to play in MLB in the modern era, Jackie Robinson helped herald the end of racial segregation in baseball. He broke the baseball color line and encouraged black players not to be confined to the Negro leagues alone. In 1962, he became a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

 20 Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 21 Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.
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Famous As: American Football Wide Receiver
Birthdate: November 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Odell Beckham Jr. is an American football player who plays in the National Football League (NFL). With several NFL records under his belt, Beckham Jr. is widely regarded as one of the most popular and productive players of all time. His one-handed touchdown catch in a Sunday Night Football game is considered the greatest catch ever made in NFL history.

 22 Doc Rivers

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Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: October 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Doc Rivers is a former American basketball player, who in his thirteen seasons played primarily for Atlanta Hawks and was known for his defence. After retirement, he picked up coaching responsibilities for Orlando Magic and in his first year was awarded NBA Coach of the Year. Later, he led Boston Celtics to NBA championship. He is currently the coach of Philadelphia 76ers.

 23 Michael Strahan

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Famous As: American Football Player, Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Michael Strahan is a journalist, television personality, and former professional American football player. Strahan helped the New York Giants, where he spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career, win the Super Bowl XLII. After retiring from football, Michael Strahan co-hosted the talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, for which he received a couple of Daytime Emmy Awards.

 24 Kawhi Leonard

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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

A four-time All-Star and six-time All-Defensive Team member, Kawhi Leonard has helped two teams win NBA championships while earning the Finals Most Valuable Player award on both THE occasions. In 2015 and 2016, he was named Defensive Player of the Year. Nicknamed the Claw for his amazing ball-hawking skills, Leonard is known for his quiet demeanor off-court.

 25 JuJu Smith-Schuster

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Famous As: American Football Wide Receiver
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster became the youngest player to score 2,500 career receiving yards and the first NFL player to score five touchdowns before 21. He was a Rose Bowl champion at USC. He is immensely popular on social-media platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok

 26 Sugar Ray Leonard

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Famous As: American professional boxer
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Sugar Ray Leonard is a former boxer and motivational speaker. Having won world titles in five different weight divisions during his boxing career, Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers ever. Leonard was part of a group of boxers dubbed The Fabulous Four, which is credited with popularizing the lower weight classes in the post-Muhammad Ali era.

 27 Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: February 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 28 Julio Jones

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

American football player Julio Jones has been an important member of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL since 2011. Renowned for his leaping and catching ability, Jones is considered one of the greatest receivers ever and the best wide receiver of the current generation. He became the fastest to reach 10,000 receiving yards in the history of NFL in 2018.

 29 Tammy Abraham

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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 30 Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 31 Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 32 Jim Brown

Jim Brown
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 33 Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson
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Famous As: Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing Champion
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1989

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American boxer. Considered one of the greatest boxers ever, Robinson held a 91-fight unbeaten streak from 1943 to 1951, the third-longest in the history of professional boxing. Also known for his flamboyant and classy lifestyle outside the ring, Sugar Ray Robinson unsuccessfully tried his hand at a career as an entertainer after retiring from boxing.

 34 Nicolas Anelka

Nicolas Anelka
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

 35 David Ortiz

David Ortiz
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Famous As: Baseball designated hitter
Birthdate: November 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 36 Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks
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Famous As: Martial artist
Birthdate: September 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 37 LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 38 Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: November 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Kenyan

 39 Brandi Rhodes

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 40 Claressa Shields

Claressa Shields
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 41 Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 42 Thomas Hearns

Thomas Hearns
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 43 Ed Reed

Ed Reed
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 44 Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 45 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 46 Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 47 Daunte Culpepper

Daunte Culpepper
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 48 Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 49 Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 50 Eric Dickerson

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Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: September 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American