British Male Sportspersons

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 1 
Lewis Hamilton
(British Formula One Driver and Winner of Seven World Drivers' Championship Titles)
Lewis Hamilton
76
Birthdate: January 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

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.

 2 
David Beckham
(English Former Professional Footballer Who was One of the Greatest Midfielders of His Generation)
David Beckham
78
Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
David Beckham is a former English footballer who was football superstar on-field and a heartthrob off-field. A former player for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Milan, among others, Beckham was a free-kick specialist, a brilliant crosser of the ball and the first English player to win league titles in four countries. His passion for football, charisma and fashion style have made him an international sensation.  
 3 
Wayne Rooney
(English Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward and Midfielder)
Wayne Rooney
50
Birthdate: October 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Croxteth, Liverpool, England

Regarded as one of the best football players of the current era, Wayne Rooney is the record goal-scorer for the Manchester United FC and England national team. Originally a boxer, Wayne continues to pursue boxing as a recreational activity. Wayne has been controversy's favorite child for many years now; from allegations of infidelity to legal issues, he has faced them all!

 4 
Andy Murray
(One of the Best Tennis Players in the World)
Andy Murray
23
Birthdate: May 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

One of the best British professional tennis players of all time, Andy Murray is popularly known as the Great Scot since he was born in Scotland. He is the only tennis player to have won two Olympic gold medals in singles competition. Also known for his charitable work, Andy Murray has played key roles in raising money for many charity organizations.

 5 
Harry Kane
(One of the Best Football Strikers in the World)
Harry Kane
57
Birthdate: July 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walthamstow, United Kingdom
A brilliant striker known for his impressive ability to score goals, Harry Kane is an English football player who leads the national team of England and also plays for Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane has been named the Premier League Player of the Month six times and received the Golden Boot twice.
 6 
James Hunt
(British Racing Driver Who Won the Formula One World Championship in 1976)
James Hunt
10
Birthdate: August 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belmont, Surrey, England
Died: June 15, 1993

James Hunt was a British racing driver who earned the nickname 'Hunt the Shunt' for his action-packed and often reckless exploits on the track. In 1976, he won the Formula One World Championship in his first year with McLaren, which inspired several teenagers to take up motor racing. James Hunt has inspired racers, such as Kimi Räikkönen.

 7 
Tyson Fury
(British Professional Boxer and Two-Time World Heavyweight Champion)
Tyson Fury
13
Birthdate: August 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wythenshawe, Manchester, England

A 2-time world heavyweight champion, British Tyson Fury has had an undefeated run in his 32 matches, with 31 wins and 1 unlucky draw in a match against Deontay Wilder. He has also released a bestselling memoir, Behind The Mask, and was named to the Forbes list of the World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2020.

 8 
Gary Lineker
(One of the Greatest English Football Strikers)
Gary Lineker
24
Birthdate: November 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester, England

Gary Lineker is a British former football player who currently works as a sports broadcaster. Considered one of the greatest British strikers of all time, Gary Lineker is the third-highest goal-scorer for England. During his 16-year playing career, Lineker never received a red or yellow card, due to which he was honored with the FIFA Fair Play Award in 1990.

 9 
Alan Shearer
(One of the Best Strikers of His Generation and One of the Greatest Players in Premier League History)
Alan Shearer
15
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gosforth, England
Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has also worked as a BBC football pundit and a football manager. The Euro 1996 Golden Boot-winner has also represented Southampton and Blackburn Rovers, winning the 1994-1995 Premier League with the latter. With 260 goals, he became the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer.
 10 
Eddie Hall
(British Former Professional Strongman Who Won the 'World's Strongest Man' 2017 Competition)
Eddie Hall
12
Birthdate: January 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England

Eddie Hall is a British former professional strongman who won the World's Strongest Man 2017 competition. Previously, he had won the UK's Strongest Man and England's Strongest Man competitions many times. As a young man, he trained as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit. He is the subject of the documentary titled Eddie: Strongman.

 11 
Mo Farah
(British Long-Distance Runner and the Most Successful Male Track Distance Runner Ever)
Mo Farah
12
Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
Long-distance runner Mo Farah shot to fame with his 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter wins at the 2012 London Olympics. The first athlete to score a quadruple double, Farah has won 10 major international titles. He became the European Athlete of the Year thrice and has also received the CBE.
 12 
Chris Froome
(Kenyan-British Cyclist and Four-Time Winner of the ‘Tour de France’)
Chris Froome
8
Birthdate: May 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Chris Froome is an English professional road racing cyclist best known for winning two bronze medals in the Olympic Games so far; he won the medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. In 2017, Froome won a bronze medal at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway. Froome has won many prestigious awards, such as the Vélo d'Or.

 13 
Jackie Stewart
(British Retired Racecar Driver Who Competed in 'Formula One')
Jackie Stewart
5
Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Jackie Stewart is a British retired racecar driver who competed in Formula One. He won three World Drivers' Championships between 1965 and 1973. He is best known for playing a key role as a campaigner for better safety measures at motor racing circuits. After retiring from racing, Jackie Stewart appeared as a sports commentator for ABC network.

 14 
Adam Lallana
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Adam Lallana
5
Birthdate: May 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England,
 15 
Jamie Vardy
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Jamie Vardy
32
Birthdate: January 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Considered a late bloomer in the world of soccer, Jamie Vardy became the oldest player to win the Premier League Golden Boot award when he scored the maximum number of goals during the 2019–20 Premier League season. Apart from his goal-scoring abilities, Jamie is also known for his direct approach and relentless running.

 16 
Davey Boy Smith
(British Professional Wrestler Best Known for His Appearances in World Wrestling Federation)
Davey Boy Smith
16
Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Golborne, Lancashire, England
Died: May 18, 2002
 17 
Frank Lampard
(One of the Greatest Midfielders of His Generation)
Frank Lampard
16
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Romford, United Kingdom

The current head coach of Chelsea Football Club, Lampard spent most of his playing career with Chelsea. He is widely considered one of the greatest midfielders and greatest Chelsea players of his generation. While playing for the England national team, he represented England at three World Cups. In 2015, he was appointed an OBE for his services to football.

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Jim Clark
(One of the Greatest Formula One Racing Drivers and Two-Time World Champion in 1963 and 1965)
Jim Clark
4
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kilmany, Fife, Scotland
Died: April 7, 1968

British Formula One racing-driver James Clark Jr. is counted among the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He won his first World Driver’s Championships in 1963 making a record of winning seven out of ten races in a season. He again won the championship in 1965. His 1965 Indianapolis 500 win marked the first win for a rear-engined car.

 19 
Phil Taylor
(Darts player)
Phil Taylor
4
Birthdate: August 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent
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Graham Hill
(British Racing Driver Who Won the 1962 and 1968 'Formula One' World Championship Title)
Graham Hill
3
Birthdate: February 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: November 29, 1975

Graham Hill was a British racing driver remembered for winning the Formula One World Championship title in 1962 and 1968. Counted among the greatest drivers of his era, Hill is the only driver to win the prestigious Triple Crown of Motorsport. Hill is also credited with inspiring his son Damon, who won the Formula One World Championship title in 1996. 

 21 
Marcus Rashford
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Marcus Rashford
45
Birthdate: October 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Marcus Rashford is a prominent football player for the Manchester United Football Club and England national team. He became the youngest British footballer to score in his debut match for England. He uses his popularity to fight against issues like child food poverty and homelessness in the United Kingdom. He is often praised for his political activism.

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Matt Le Tissier
(Former Professional Football Attacking Midfielder)
Matt Le Tissier
4
Birthdate: October 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
 23 
Fred Perry
(British Tennis & Table Tennis Player Who Won Eight Grand Slam Tournaments & Two Pro Slam Singles Titles)
Fred Perry
5
Birthdate: May 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portwood, Stockport, England
Died: February 2, 1995

Fred Perry was a British tennis player. A former world No. 1, Perry won three successive Wimbledon Championships from 1934. He won eight Grand Slam tournaments, including a Career Grand Slam. He was the first player and only British player to date to achieve a Career Grand Slam. Also a table tennis player, Perry was the world champion in 1929.

 24 
Martin Brundle
(British Retired Racing Driver Who Competed in 'Formula One')
Martin Brundle
4
Birthdate: June 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

Martin Brundle is a British retired racing driver who competed in Formula One. After his retirement, Brundle started working as a commentator. Over the years, he has worked for television networks like BBC, ITV Sport, and Sky Sports.

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Jesse Lingard
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Jesse Lingard
15
Birthdate: December 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warrington, England
Manchester United winger and attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard has won several championships with his team, such as the UEFA Europa League, the FA Community Shield, the FA Cup, and the EFL Cup. He was also part of the English national team which finished fourth at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Nigel Mansell
(British Formula One Racing Driver and Winner of the 1992 World Championship)
Nigel Mansell
3
Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England

British former racing-driver Nigel Mansell, CBE, presently ranks as #2 in the list of most-successful British Formula One drivers of all-time with regards to number of race wins. Winner of Formula One World Championship and CART Indy Car World Series, Mansell became the only racing-driver to concurrently hold the titles of World Drivers' Championship and the American open-wheel National Championship.   

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Amir Khan
(Former Professional Boxer: the Youngest British Boxing Olympic Medalist (2004))
Amir Khan
8
Birthdate: December 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolton, England
British boxer Amir Khan is best known for his WBA, WBA (Super) and IBF Light Welterweight wins. His silver at the 2004 Olympics made him the youngest British Olympic medalist. An avid philanthropist, he owns a non-profit. He also co-owns the Super Fight League (MMA) and Super Boxing League.
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Jack Grealish
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Attacking Midfielder)
Jack Grealish
17
Birthdate: September 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Jack Grealish is an English professional footballer. At present, he is affiliated with Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He plays as a  winger or attacking midfielder. He joined the Highgate United Youth Club as a boy and started playing professionally as a teenager. He is known for his ability to run and dribble past defenders. 

 29 
Anthony Joshua
(British Boxer and Two-Time Former Unified World Heavyweight Champion)
Anthony Joshua
16
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Widely regarded as one of the best active boxers in the world, Anthony Joshua is the first British heavyweight to win both a major world title and an Olympic gold medal. Having avoided a life of crime, Joshua focused solely on boxing; his rags to riches story serves as an inspiration. He is one of the most influential Black Britons.

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Steve Davis
(English Retired Professional Snooker Player)
Steve Davis
4
Birthdate: August 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plumstead, London, England
 31 
Stirling Moss
(One of the Greatest Race Car Drivers Who Never Won a Formula One World Championship)
Stirling Moss
5
Birthdate: September 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Kensington, London, England
Died: April 12, 2020

British Formula One race-car driver Stirling Moss won several contests such as the British Grand Prix and the New Zealand Grand Prix. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, too. He later had a broadcasting career with Wide World of Sports and narrated Roary the Racing Car.

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Michael Bisping
(English Actor, Commentator and Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Michael Bisping
18
Birthdate: February 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nicosia, Cyprus
 33 
Ian Wright
(Former Professional Footballer: Now a Television and Radio Personality )
Ian Wright
14
Birthdate: November 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, United Kingdom

Ian Wright is an English former football player. Renowned for his speed, Wright played for popular clubs like Arsenal and helped his national team qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. After retiring from the sport, Wright went on to become a TV and radio personality; he currently contributes as a commentator for ITV Sport and BBC Sport.

 34 
Ben Stokes
(One of the Best Cricket All Rounders in the World)
Ben Stokes
2
Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Ben Stokes is an English cricketer. Considered one of the most important players in all three formats of the game, Stokes was honored with the ICC Award for Best Men's Cricketer in 2019. In 2019 and 2020, he was adjudged the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World. Ben Stokes is currently serving as the captain of the England Test team.

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Jenson Button
(Former Racing Driver Who Won the Formula One World Championship Title in 2009)
Jenson Button
9
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frome, Somerset, England

Jenson Button is a British racing driver best known for winning the Formula One World Championship title in 2009. A popular driver, Button is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy and the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy. In 2017, Jenson Button was made an inductee of the FIA Hall of Fame.

 36 
Michael Carrick
(English Professional Football Coach and Former Player)
Michael Carrick
4
Birthdate: July 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wallsend, England
 37 
John Stones
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
John Stones
4
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barnsley, United Kingdom
 38 
Ray Wilkins
(English Football Player and Coach)
Ray Wilkins
6
Birthdate: September 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hillingdon, England
Died: April 4, 2018
 39 
Joe Hart
(English Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Joe Hart
6
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, England

English footballer Joe Hart, goalkeeper for the Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur, began his football career at 16 and has 100 Premier League clean sheets. He is the joint record-holder for the most Premier League Golden Glove awards. He has won two Premier League titles with Manchester City.

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Jadon Sancho
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Jadon Sancho
17
Birthdate: March 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camberwell, England

Jadon Sancho is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. He is known for his technical skills as a winger and formidable pace. He started playing as a young boy and was part of the England youth team that won the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. 

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Mark Phillips
(English Olympic Gold Medal-winning Horseman and Ex-Husband of Anne, Princess Royal)
Mark Phillips
4
Birthdate: September 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England
Noted British equestrian Mark Phillips is known for his Olympic gold-medal win in 1972. He also won an Olympic silver in 1988. He was married to Princess Anne from 1973 to 1992. He writes columns for Horse & Hound magazine, is the USEA chef d'equipe, and designs eventing courses. 
 42 
James Maddison
(Football player)
James Maddison
4
Birthdate: November 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coventry, England
 43 
Michail Antonio
(Footballer)
Michail Antonio
4
Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom
 44 
Kalvin Phillips
(Football player)
Kalvin Phillips
4
Birthdate: December 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, England
 45 
Damon Hill
(British Retired Racing Driver Who Won the 1996 Formula One World Championship Title)
Damon Hill
1
Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

Damon Hill is a British retired racing driver best known for winning the Formula One World Championship title in 1996. He is currently a part of the broadcasting team of Sky Sports F1, providing expert analysis. Damon Hill is also known as the son of former Formula One World Champion, Graham Hill.

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Chris Smalling
(Footballer centre-back)
Chris Smalling
4
Birthdate: November 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenwich, England, United Kingdom
 47 
Luol Deng
(Basketball player)
Luol Deng
4
Birthdate: April 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wau
 48 
James Anderson
(English International Cricketer and One of the Greatest Swing Bowlers in the History of Cricket)
James Anderson
4
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
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Ryan Sessegnon
(Footballer)
Ryan Sessegnon
4
Birthdate: May 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roehampton, England
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Danny Rose
(Footballer)
Danny Rose
4
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Doncaster, England