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
Boxer
Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985
 

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
08 December 1994
Footballer

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy
11 January 1987
Footballer
Harry KaneHarry Kane
28 July 1993
Footballer

Frank LampardFrank Lampard
20 June 1978
Footballer

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980
Football Player
Andy MurrayAndy Murray
15 May 1987
Tennis Player

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

Peter CrouchPeter Crouch
30 January 1981
Footballer

Daniel SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
01 September 1989
Football Player

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
16 July 1989
Footballer

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
31 October 1997
Footballer
Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970
Football Player

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960
Footballer

Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
15 August 1993
Footballer

Dele AlliDele Alli
11 April 1996
Footballer
George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946
Footballer

Joe HartJoe Hart
19 April 1987
Footballer
Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones
05 January 1965
Actor, Former Pro Footballer

Guy MartinGuy Martin
04 November 1981
Motorcycle Racer

Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947
Football Manager
James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
F1 Driver

Paul ScholesPaul Scholes
16 November 1974
Footballer
Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Adam LallanaAdam Lallana
10 May 1988
Football Player

Alex IwobiAlex Iwobi
03 May 1996
Footballer
Adebayo AkinfenwaAdebayo Akinfenwa
10 May 1982
Footballer

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Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager
Ryan SessegnonRyan Sessegnon
18 May 2000
Footballer

Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983
Athlete

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954
Football Manager

Ross BarkleyRoss Barkley
05 December 1993
Footballer
Leighton BainesLeighton Baines
11 December 1984
Football Player
Emile HeskeyEmile Heskey
11 January 1978
Footballer

Will OspreayWill Ospreay
07 May 1993
Wrestler

Ben GordonBen Gordon
04 April 1983
Basketball Player

Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953
Businessman
Stewart DowningStewart Downing
22 July 1984
Football Player

Jos ButtlerJos Buttler
08 September 1990
Cricketer

Rickie LambertRickie Lambert
16 February 1982
Football Player

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
23 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist

Jonny BairstowJonny Bairstow
26 September 1989
Cricketer
Darren ShahlaviDarren Shahlavi
05 August 1972
Actor & Stunt Performer

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

Fred PerryFred Perry
18 May 1909
 

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician
Fabrice MuambaFabrice Muamba
06 April 1988
Football Player

Chris FroomeChris Froome
20 May 1985
Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Jessica Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill
28 January 1986
Track & Field Athlete

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978
Violinist

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956
Football Player

Nile WilsonNile Wilson
17 January 1996
Gymnast

Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955
Footballer
Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982
Association Football Player, YouTuber

Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958
Decathlete
Amir KhanAmir Khan
08 December 1986
Boxer

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

Alan MinterAlan Minter
17 August 1951
Professional Boxer

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

Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952
Sprinter
Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964
Footballer

Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889
Politician

PaigePaige
17 August 1992
Professional Wrestler
Tyrese Johnson-FisherTyrese Johnson-Fisher
09 September 1999
American Football Player

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

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
Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
05 March 1986
Show jumper
Zara TindallZara Tindall
15 May 1981
Olympian

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963
Footballer

Danny IngsDanny Ings
23 July 1992
Association football player

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem
17 May 1980
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer
Ashley YoungAshley Young
09 July 1985
Association football player

Jordan HendersonJordan Henderson
17 June 1990
Association football player

Rio FerdinandRio Ferdinand
07 November 1978
Association football player, Autobiographer

James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986
Association football player

Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988
Athlete
Scott AdkinsScott Adkins
17 June 1976
Actor, Martial artist, Film actor, Taekwondo

Ben StokesBen Stokes
04 June 1991
Cricketer
Ronnie O'SullivanRonnie O'Sullivan
05 December 1975
Snooker player

Ralf LittleRalf Little
08 February 1980
Actor
Nigel PearsonNigel Pearson
21 August 1963
Association football player, Association football
Teddy SheringhamTeddy Sheringham
02 April 1966
Association football player, Manager, Association