It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that a few sports have emerged as ‘religions’ of sorts over the past few years. Many sportsmen over the years have found themselves elevated to demigod status and are as popular as film stars and rock artists if not more. Footballers such as Pele and Ronaldo, as well as Formula 1 car racers like Michael Schumacher have enthralled spectators time and again by their unbelievable performances. Great Britain alone has produced many such iconic sportspersons, who are not just recognized for their talent, but their glamour quotient as well. The famous names hailing from this country are soccer stars David Beckham and Owen Hargreaves, cricketers Sir Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff, athlete Lingford Christie as well as Formula one racer Lewis Hamilton. Beckham is considered to be the ‘poster boy’ of English Football, and frequently makes headlines for his style statements. Sir Botham and many other cricketers made the nation proud by their exceptional cricketing talent. These sportsmen are also role models for many budding sportsmen. This is a collection of biographies of some of the most famous sportspersons hailing from Britain. Learn more about their timelines, life stories, and interesting trivia & facts related to their lives.
Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua

15 October 1989

David BeckhamDavid Beckham

02 May 1975

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton

07 January 1985

Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling

08 December 1994

Harry KaneHarry Kane

28 July 1993

Gareth BaleGareth Bale

16 July 1989

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford

31 October 1997

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

Peter CrouchPeter Crouch

30 January 1981

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard

30 May 1980

Jesse LingardJesse Lingard

15 December 1992

Gary LinekerGary Lineker

30 November 1960

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Alan ShearerAlan Shearer

13 August 1970

Frank LampardFrank Lampard

20 June 1978

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy

11 January 1987

Dele AlliDele Alli

11 April 1996

Paul ScholesPaul Scholes

16 November 1974

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George BestGeorge Best

22 May 1946

James HuntJames Hunt

29 August 1947

Andy MurrayAndy Murray

15 May 1987

Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones

05 January 1965

Mo FarahMo Farah

23 March 1983

Ross BarkleyRoss Barkley

05 December 1993

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Daniel SturridgeDaniel Sturridge

01 September 1989

Joe HartJoe Hart

19 April 1987

Alex IwobiAlex Iwobi

03 May 1996

Jonny BairstowJonny Bairstow

26 September 1989

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce

19 October 1954

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Guy MartinGuy Martin

04 November 1981

Ryan SessegnonRyan Sessegnon

18 May 2000

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard

27 March 1971

Emile HeskeyEmile Heskey

11 January 1978

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly

02 September 1913

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread

03 March 1961

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Leighton BainesLeighton Baines

11 December 1984

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister

23 March 1929

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe

29 September 1956

Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle

01 April 1985

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins

14 September 1956

Jessica Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill

28 January 1986

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Chris FroomeChris Froome

20 May 1985

Fred PerryFred Perry

18 May 1909

Will OspreayWill Ospreay

07 May 1993

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae

27 October 1978

Darren ShahlaviDarren Shahlavi

05 August 1972

Nile WilsonNile Wilson

17 January 1996

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Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove

15 November 1982

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie

02 April 1960

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood

23 December 1986

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson

30 July 1958

Steve CramSteve Cram

14 October 1960

Amir KhanAmir Khan

08 December 1986

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Alan MinterAlan Minter

17 August 1951

Liz McColganLiz McColgan

24 May 1964

Simeon PandaSimeon Panda

28 May 1986

PaigePaige

17 August 1992

Allan WellsAllan Wells

03 May 1952

Barry VenisonBarry Venison

16 August 1964

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Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker

01 November 1889

Alan SmithAlan Smith

28 October 1980

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan

01 July 1992

Cherry SeabornCherry Seaborn

06 May 1992

Gordon BanksGordon Banks

30 December 1937

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Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers

26 January 1973

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem

17 May 1980

Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey

26 December 1990

David SeamanDavid Seaman

19 September 1963

James MilnerJames Milner

04 January 1986

Ashley ColeAshley Cole

20 December 1980

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Michael BispingMichael Bisping

28 February 1979

Robbie FowlerRobbie Fowler

09 April 1975

Jim ClarkJim Clark

04 March 1936

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell

24 September 1991

Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe

07 October 1982

Michael OwenMichael Owen

14 December 1979

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Scott ParkerScott Parker

13 October 1980

Scott AdkinsScott Adkins

17 June 1976

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859