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
Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
08 December 1994

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy
11 January 1987

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

Harry KaneHarry Kane
28 July 1993

Andy MurrayAndy Murray
15 May 1987
Tennis Player

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
16 July 1989
Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980
Football Player

Peter CrouchPeter Crouch
30 January 1981
Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
31 October 1997

Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
22 September 1948
Equestrian, Horseman
Jesse LingardJesse Lingard
15 December 1992

Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
15 August 1993
Daniel SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
01 September 1989
Football Player

Dele AlliDele Alli
11 April 1996

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970
Football Player
James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
F1 Driver

Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones
05 January 1965
Actor, Former Pro Footballer
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983

Jonny BairstowJonny Bairstow
26 September 1989

George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946

Jos ButtlerJos Buttler
08 September 1990
Ross BarkleyRoss Barkley
05 December 1993
Paul ScholesPaul Scholes
16 November 1974

Adebayo AkinfenwaAdebayo Akinfenwa
10 May 1982

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969

Joe HartJoe Hart
19 April 1987
Guy MartinGuy Martin
04 November 1981
Motorcycle Racer

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Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager

Alex IwobiAlex Iwobi
03 May 1996

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

Emile HeskeyEmile Heskey
11 January 1978
Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter

Ryan SessegnonRyan Sessegnon
18 May 2000
Rickie LambertRickie Lambert
16 February 1982
Football Player

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First
David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver

Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953
Will OspreayWill Ospreay
07 May 1993

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Stewart DowningStewart Downing
22 July 1984
Football Player
Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
23 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist

Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Leighton BainesLeighton Baines
11 December 1984
Football Player

Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960
Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909

Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle
01 April 1985
Former British Gymnast
Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player

27 October 1978

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower
Ben GordonBen Gordon
04 April 1983
Basketball Player

Nile WilsonNile Wilson
17 January 1996
Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber

Darren ShahlaviDarren Shahlavi
05 August 1972
Actor & Stunt Performer

Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955
Amir KhanAmir Khan
08 December 1986

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952
Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889

Simeon PandaSimeon Panda
28 May 1986
Fitness Professional & Entrepreneur

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964
17 August 1992
Professional Wrestler
Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964

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

Tyson FuryTyson Fury
12 August 1988

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963
Association football player, Pundit, Association

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell
24 September 1991
Rugby union player
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
17 May 1991
Tennis player

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

Andrew FlintoffAndrew Flintoff
06 December 1977

Tyrone MingsTyrone Mings
13 March 1993
Football Player
Stuart BroadStuart Broad
24 June 1986

James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986
Association football player
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
28 February 1979
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Thai boxer

Gus KenworthyGus Kenworthy
01 October 1991
Freestyle skier

Ben StokesBen Stokes
04 June 1991

James CracknellJames Cracknell
05 May 1972
Rower, Ocean rower
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
17 June 1976
Actor, Martial artist, Film actor, Taekwondo

Billy Joe SaundersBilly Joe Saunders
30 August 1989
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

Billy McNeillBilly McNeill
02 March 1940
Association football player, Association football
Dereck ChisoraDereck Chisora
29 December 1983

Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988
Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982
Association football player