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.
David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989
Boxer

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
31 October 1997
Footballer

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985
Footballer

Stirling MossStirling Moss
17 September 1929
Racing Driver
Frank LampardFrank Lampard
20 June 1978
Footballer

Lennox Lewis Lennox Lewis
02 September 1965
Professional boxer

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

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980
Football Player
George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946
Footballer

Harry KaneHarry Kane
28 July 1993
Footballer

James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
Racing driver

Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones
05 January 1965
Actor, Former Pro Footballer

Peter CrouchPeter Crouch
30 January 1981
Footballer
Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963
Footballer

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
16 July 1989
Footballer

Brian CloughBrian Clough
21 March 1935
Football Player

Andy MurrayAndy Murray
15 May 1987
Tennis Player
Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961
Footballer

Paul ScholesPaul Scholes
16 November 1974
Footballer
Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
08 December 1994
Footballer

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy
11 January 1987
Footballer

Helen SkeltonHelen Skelton
19 July 1983
Television presenter
Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager

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

Jesse LingardJesse Lingard
15 December 1992
Footballer

Bobby RobsonBobby Robson
18 February 1933
Footballer
Bobby CharltonBobby Charlton
11 October 1937
Football Player

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Joe HartJoe Hart
19 April 1987
Footballer
Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
22 September 1948
Equestrian, Horseman

Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983
Athlete

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Dele AlliDele Alli
11 April 1996
Footballer
Guy MartinGuy Martin
04 November 1981
Motorcycle Racer
Emile HeskeyEmile Heskey
11 January 1978
Footballer

Ross BarkleyRoss Barkley
05 December 1993
Footballer

Adam LallanaAdam Lallana
10 May 1988
Football Player

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver
Adebayo AkinfenwaAdebayo Akinfenwa
10 May 1982
Footballer

Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower

Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953
Businessman

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager
Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager

Steve DavisSteve Davis
22 August 1957
Snooker Player
Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Leighton BainesLeighton Baines
11 December 1984
Football Player
Alex IwobiAlex Iwobi
03 May 1996
Footballer

Rickie LambertRickie Lambert
16 February 1982
Football Player
Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

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

Stewart DowningStewart Downing
22 July 1984
Football Player

Will OspreayWill Ospreay
07 May 1993
Wrestler

Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909
 
Henry CooperHenry Cooper
03 May 1934
Boxer

Ben GordonBen Gordon
04 April 1983
Basketball Player

Fabrice MuambaFabrice Muamba
06 April 1988
Football Player

Nile WilsonNile Wilson
17 January 1996
Gymnast
Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955
Footballer

Jos ButtlerJos Buttler
08 September 1990
Cricketer
Darren ShahlaviDarren Shahlavi
05 August 1972
Actor & Stunt Performer

Ryan SessegnonRyan Sessegnon
18 May 2000
Footballer

Jonny BairstowJonny Bairstow
26 September 1989
Cricketer
Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978
Violinist

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter
Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
23 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958
Decathlete
Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964
Footballer

Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960
Athlete
Beth TweddleBeth Tweddle
01 April 1985
Former British Gymnast

Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952
Sprinter

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964
Athlete
Amir KhanAmir Khan
08 December 1986
Boxer
Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889
Politician

PaigePaige
17 August 1992
Professional Wrestler

Barry BennellBarry Bennell
1954 AD
Paedophile

Simeon PandaSimeon Panda
28 May 1986
Fitness Professional & Entrepreneur
Alan SmithAlan Smith
28 October 1980
English Footballer

Tyrese Johnson-FisherTyrese Johnson-Fisher
09 September 1999
American Football Player

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
01 July 1992
Gymnast

Cherry SeabornCherry Seaborn
06 May 1992
Ed Sheeran’s Fiancée, Field Hockey Player

Tyson FuryTyson Fury
12 August 1988
Boxer
Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979
Association football player

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
17 May 1980
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer
Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
27 May 1967
Association football player, Autobiographer,

Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988
Athlete
Kenny DalglishKenny Dalglish
04 March 1951
Association football player, Association football
Michael BispingMichael Bisping
28 February 1979
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Thai boxer