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.
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver
Andy MurrayAndy Murray
15 May 1987
Tennis Player

Frank LampardFrank Lampard
20 June 1978

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985

Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
08 December 1994
Gareth BaleGareth Bale
16 July 1989

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989

Harry KaneHarry Kane
28 July 1993

Daniel SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
01 September 1989
Football Player
Peter CrouchPeter Crouch
30 January 1981

Jesse LingardJesse Lingard
15 December 1992
Jamie VardyJamie Vardy
11 January 1987

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980
Football Player

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
31 October 1997
James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
F1 Driver

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970
Football Player
Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960

Ross BarkleyRoss Barkley
05 December 1993

Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones
05 January 1965
Actor, Former Pro Footballer
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
15 August 1993

George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946
Jonny BairstowJonny Bairstow
26 September 1989

Jos ButtlerJos Buttler
08 September 1990

Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Dele AlliDele Alli
11 April 1996
Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983

Paul ScholesPaul Scholes
16 November 1974

Adebayo AkinfenwaAdebayo Akinfenwa
10 May 1982

Joe HartJoe Hart
19 April 1987
Alex IwobiAlex Iwobi
03 May 1996

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Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver

Rickie LambertRickie Lambert
16 February 1982
Football Player

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
22 September 1948
Equestrian, Horseman
Ryan SessegnonRyan Sessegnon
18 May 2000

Guy MartinGuy Martin
04 November 1981
Motorcycle Racer
Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter

Emile HeskeyEmile Heskey
11 January 1978

Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909
Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager

Will OspreayWill Ospreay
07 May 1993
Stewart DowningStewart Downing
22 July 1984
Football Player

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Leighton BainesLeighton Baines
11 December 1984
Football Player

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
23 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist
Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Jessica Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill
28 January 1986
Track & Field Athlete

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower

27 October 1978
Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player

Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber
Ben GordonBen Gordon
04 April 1983
Basketball Player

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958

Nile WilsonNile Wilson
17 January 1996
Darren ShahlaviDarren Shahlavi
05 August 1972
Actor & Stunt Performer

Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955
Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960

Amir KhanAmir Khan
08 December 1986

Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle
01 April 1985
Former British Gymnast
Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952
Simeon PandaSimeon Panda
28 May 1986
Fitness Professional & Entrepreneur

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964

Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964

17 August 1992
Professional Wrestler
Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889
Barry BennellBarry Bennell
1954 AD

Alan SmithAlan Smith
28 October 1980
English Footballer

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
01 July 1992

Cherry SeabornCherry Seaborn
06 May 1992
Ed Sheeran’s Fiancée, Field Hockey Player
Tyrese Johnson-FisherTyrese Johnson-Fisher
09 September 1999
American Football Player

Ben StokesBen Stokes
04 June 1991

Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
17 May 1991
Tennis player

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

Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979
Association football player
Phil NevillePhil Neville
21 January 1977
Football coach

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

James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986
Association football player

Danny WelbeckDanny Welbeck
26 November 1990
Association football player
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
17 June 1976
Actor, Martial artist, Film actor, Taekwondo

James CracknellJames Cracknell
05 May 1972
Rower, Ocean rower
Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990
Association football player

Billy McNeillBilly McNeill
02 March 1940
Association football player, Association football

Ashley ColeAshley Cole
20 December 1980
Association football player

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,
Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982
Association football player

Chris EubankChris Eubank
08 August 1966
Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963
Association football player, Pundit, Association

Gary NevilleGary Neville
18 February 1975
Association football player, Association football
Chris SmallingChris Smalling
22 November 1989
Association football player

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