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
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
F1 Driver

Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
08 December 1994

Frank LampardFrank Lampard
20 June 1978
Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985

Peter CrouchPeter Crouch
30 January 1981

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
16 July 1989

Harry KaneHarry Kane
28 July 1993
Andy MurrayAndy Murray
15 May 1987
Tennis Player

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980
Football Player
Jesse LingardJesse Lingard
15 December 1992

Daniel SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
01 September 1989
Football Player

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960
Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
31 October 1997

Dele AlliDele Alli
11 April 1996
Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy
11 January 1987

George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
15 August 1993

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970
Football Player
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983

Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones
05 January 1965
Actor, Former Pro Footballer

Jonny BairstowJonny Bairstow
26 September 1989

Jos ButtlerJos Buttler
08 September 1990
Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager
Guy MartinGuy Martin
04 November 1981
Motorcycle Racer

Paul ScholesPaul Scholes
16 November 1974

Joe HartJoe Hart
19 April 1987

Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Alex IwobiAlex Iwobi
03 May 1996

Adebayo AkinfenwaAdebayo Akinfenwa
10 May 1982

Ross BarkleyRoss Barkley
05 December 1993

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager

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Ryan SessegnonRyan Sessegnon
18 May 2000
David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver

Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber
Will OspreayWill Ospreay
07 May 1993

Emile HeskeyEmile Heskey
11 January 1978

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager
Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Leighton BainesLeighton Baines
11 December 1984
Football Player
Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909

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

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
23 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist
27 October 1978

Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle
01 April 1985
Former British Gymnast

Nile WilsonNile Wilson
17 January 1996

Darren ShahlaviDarren Shahlavi
05 August 1972
Actor & Stunt Performer
Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958
Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower

Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960

Amir KhanAmir Khan
08 December 1986
Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

Simeon PandaSimeon Panda
28 May 1986
Fitness Professional & Entrepreneur
Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952

17 August 1992
Professional Wrestler
Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964

Alan SmithAlan Smith
28 October 1980
English Footballer
Barry BennellBarry Bennell
1954 AD

Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
01 July 1992

Cherry SeabornCherry Seaborn
06 May 1992
Ed Sheeran’s Fiancée, Field Hockey Player
Jordan HendersonJordan Henderson
17 June 1990
Association football player
James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986
Association football player

John TerryJohn Terry
07 December 1980
Association football player

Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
17 May 1991
Tennis player

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
17 May 1980
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer
Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990
Association football player

Ashley ColeAshley Cole
20 December 1980
Association football player

Naseem HamedNaseem Hamed
12 February 1974

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979
Association football player
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
17 June 1976
Actor, Martial artist, Film actor, Taekwondo

Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982
Association football player
John HigginsJohn Higgins
18 May 1975
snooker player

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

James CracknellJames Cracknell
05 May 1972
Rower, Ocean rower
Gary NevilleGary Neville
18 February 1975
Association football player, Association football

Troy DeeneyTroy Deeney
29 June 1988
Association football player
Billy Joe SaundersBilly Joe Saunders
30 August 1989

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

Michael BispingMichael Bisping
28 February 1979
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Thai boxer

Rio FerdinandRio Ferdinand
07 November 1978
Association football player, Autobiographer
Ben StokesBen Stokes
04 June 1991

Gary CahillGary Cahill
19 December 1985
Association football player
Dereck ChisoraDereck Chisora
29 December 1983

Ashley YoungAshley Young
09 July 1985
Association football player

Stephen HendryStephen Hendry
13 January 1969
Snooker player

Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers
26 January 1973
Football coach
Danny WelbeckDanny Welbeck
26 November 1990
Association football player