Though Ice hockey is the most popular sports in Canada, the country has produced some great athletes in various sports who have left their impression on the minds of fans all over the world. The list of famous Canadian Sports Personalities would be incomplete without the mention of Lionel Conacher who won laurels for his country in football, baseball and ice hockey. The famous athlete was nicknamed ‘The Big Train’. Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe are two among the most famous ice hockey players the country has seen. Ben Johnson who held the record of being the fastest man in the world during the 1980s was a Canadian. While mentioning famous Canadian Sports Personalities, it is imperative to name Jacques Villeneuve, the famous race car driver; and Mike Weir who has made a niche for himself among the top 50 golfers in the world. The names of athletes like Terry Fox and Kurt Browning will be remembered fondly among sports lovers. Not lagging behind, the female Sports Personalities of the country such as Lela Brooks, Ethel Cartherwood, Nancy Greene and Myriam Bedard have earned international acclaim. Here we present to you a collection of biographies of some of the most famous Canadian Sports Personalities. To know more about their lives, timeline, explore the collection where we have even revealed some interesting facts and trivia about the personalities.
James NaismithJames Naismith
06 November 1861
Invented Basketball
Wayne GretzkyWayne Gretzky
26 January 1961
Ice Hockey Player

Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson
13 March 1991
Basketball Player

Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
19 May 1981
Mixed Martial Artist

Lennox Lewis Lennox Lewis
02 September 1965
Professional boxer

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967
Canadian Professional Wrestler
Edge (Wrestler)Edge (Wrestler)
30 October 1973
Wrestler

Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins
23 February 1995
Basketball Player

Roddy PiperRoddy Piper
17 April 1954
Wrestler
Rocky JohnsonRocky Johnson
24 August 1944
Professional Wrestler

Sidney CrosbySidney Crosby
07 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player
Owen HartOwen Hart
07 May 1965
Professional Wrestler

Rubin CarterRubin Carter
06 May 1937
Boxer

Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983
Wrestler

P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban
13 May 1989
Ice Hockey Player

Trevor BerbickTrevor Berbick
01 August 1954
Boxer
Natalya NeidhartNatalya Neidhart
27 May 1982
Professional Wrestler

Trish StratusTrish Stratus
18 December 1975
Wrestler

Terry FoxTerry Fox
28 July 1958
 

Joe ThorntonJoe Thornton
02 July 1979
Ice Hockey Player
Connor McDavidConnor McDavid
13 January 1997
Ice Hockey Player

Kevin SteenKevin Steen
07 May 1984
Professional Wrestler
Jacques VilleneuveJacques Villeneuve
09 April 1971
Formula One Driver

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
05 October 1965
Former Ice Hockey Star

Sami ZaynSami Zayn
12 July 1984
Professional Wrestler
Brooks LaichBrooks Laich
23 June 1983
Ice Hockey Player

Gilles VilleneuveGilles Villeneuve
18 January 1950
Racing Driver
Tessa VirtueTessa Virtue
17 May 1989
Ice Dancer

Bob ProbertBob Probert
05 June 1965
Ice Hockey Player

Brett DierBrett Dier
14 February 1990
Actor
Christian CageChristian Cage
30 November 1973
Wrestler

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Taya ValkyrieTaya Valkyrie
22 October 1983
Wrestler
Bobby OrrBobby Orr
20 March 1948
 

Jonathan ToewsJonathan Toews
29 April 1988
Ice Hockey Player

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
26 May 1912
Actor

Nik StauskasNik Stauskas
07 October 1993
Basketball Player
Carey PriceCarey Price
16 August 1987
Ice Hockey Player
Adonis StevensonAdonis Stevenson
22 September 1977
Professional Boxer

Bermane StiverneBermane Stiverne
01 November 1978
Professional Boxer

Lanny PoffoLanny Poffo
28 December 1954
Wrestler

Patrice BergeronPatrice Bergeron
24 July 1985
Ice Hockey Player
Mark RypienMark Rypien
02 October 1962
Former American Football Player

Bronko NagurskiBronko Nagurski
03 November 1908
American Football Player

Teddy HartTeddy Hart
02 February 1980
Professional wrestler

Bud GrantBud Grant
20 May 1927
American football Coach

Yuen BiaoYuen Biao
26 July 1957
Actor
Donovan BaileyDonovan Bailey
16 December 1967
Former Sprinter

Missy FranklinMissy Franklin
10 May 1995
Olympics Gold Medalist Swimmer
Annabel BowlenAnnabel Bowlen
1956 AD
Wife of Pat Bowlen

Sylvain BruneauSylvain Bruneau
1965 AD
Tennis Player

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
30 December 1961
Sprinter
Steve NashSteve Nash
07 February 1974
Basketball Player

Laeticia AmihereLaeticia Amihere
10 July 2001
Basketball Player
Akshay KumarAkshay Kumar
09 September 1968
Actor

Pat PattersonPat Patterson
19 January 1941
Professional wrestler

Jesse PalmerJesse Palmer
05 October 1978
American football player, Sports commentator

Chase ClaypoolChase Claypool
07 July 1998
American Football player

Kenny OmegaKenny Omega
16 October 1983
Wrestler
Lance StrollLance Stroll
29 October 1998
Racing driver

Bret HartBret Hart
02 July 1957
WWE Wrestlers

Rick FoxRick Fox
24 July 1969
Actor, Basketball player

Anthony BennettAnthony Bennett
14 March 1993
basketball player
Nate BurlesonNate Burleson
19 August 1981
Football Commentator

Amber MarshallAmber Marshall
02 June 1988
Actress
Don CallisDon Callis
13 October 1964
wrestler

Evander KaneEvander Kane
02 August 1991
Ice hockey player

Amy Jo JohnsonAmy Jo Johnson
06 October 1970
Actress
Arturo GattiArturo Gatti
15 April 1972
Boxer

Owen HargreavesOwen Hargreaves
20 January 1981
Footballer
Jarret StollJarret Stoll
24 June 1982
Ice hockey player

Gordie HoweGordie Howe
31 March 1928
Ice hockey player

Laurent Duvernay-TardifLaurent Duvernay-Tardif
11 February 1991
Football player
Marv LevyMarv Levy
03 August 1925
American Football Coach

Mike ComrieMike Comrie
11 September 1980
Ice hockey player
Dion PhaneufDion Phaneuf
10 April 1985
Ice hockey player

Daniel NegreanuDaniel Negreanu
26 July 1974
Poker player

Jim NeidhartJim Neidhart
08 February 1955
Professional wrestler

Donovan RuddockDonovan Ruddock
21 December 1963
Boxer
John ReardonJohn Reardon
30 July 1975
Actor
Robert John BurkeRobert John Burke
12 September 1960
Actor

Tyson KiddTyson Kidd
11 July 1980
Professional wrestler

Qiyu ZhouQiyu Zhou
06 January 2000
Chess player

Gail KimGail Kim
20 February 1977
Wrestler
Jarome IginlaJarome Iginla
01 July 1977
Ice hockey player

Tim HortonTim Horton
12 January 1930
Ice hockey player

Bobby RoodeBobby Roode
01 January 1977
Professional wrestler

Donald Stewart CherryDon Cherry
05 February 1934
Sports commentator

Tully BlanchardTully Blanchard
22 January 1954
Wrestler
Stu HartStu Hart
03 May 1915
Professional wrestler

Patrick RoyPatrick Roy
05 October 1965
Ice hockey player
Red PollardRed Pollard
27 October 1909
Horse racing jockey

Victoria PrattVictoria Pratt
18 December 1970
Actress
Abdullah the ButcherAbdullah the Butcher
11 January 1941
Wrestler
Eric LindrosEric Lindros
28 February 1973
Ice hockey player