Famous Welsh Sportspersons

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Gareth Bale
(Welsh Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Gareth Bale
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Birthdate: July 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

The charismatic Welsh footballer player, Gareth Frank Bale played for Southampton football club and Tottenham Hotspur extensively before joining Real Madrid in 2013 for a fees that exceeded Christiano Ronaldo’s earlier record fee. Known for his speed and accuracy, Gareth Bales is also the captain of Wales national team and plays for Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Real Madrid.

 2 
Ryan Giggs
(Welsh Football Coach and Former Player)
Ryan Giggs
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Birthdate: November 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Canton, Cardiff, Wales
Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs has had a successful 24-year stint with Manchester United as a senior player and has also served as their interim coach. He has won 13 Premier League titles with the club and was the first player with two consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year awards.
 3 
Aaron Ramsey
(Footballer)
Aaron Ramsey
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Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales
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Joe Calzaghe
(Welsh Former Professional Boxer)
Joe Calzaghe
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Birthdate: March 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe scripted history as the longest-reigning champion ever in boxing, having defended the WBO title for more than a decade. Excelling in both super-middleweight and light-heavyweight categories, he had registered 46 wins in 46 fights by the time he retired. He now owns a boxing promotion company.

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 5 
Mark Hughes
(Football manager)
Mark Hughes
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Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wrexham, Wales
 6 
Craig Bellamy
(Association football player)
Craig Bellamy
4
Birthdate: July 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardiff
 7 
Geraint Thomas
(Sport Cyclist Who Won Two Olympic Gold Medals (2008 and 2012))
Geraint Thomas
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Birthdate: May 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Welsh racing cyclist Geraint Thomas is a 2-time Olympic gold medal winner, apart from being a 3-time world champion and the 2018 Tour de France winner. Starting cycling at age 10, he is now an OBE and has also bagged numerous endorsement deals, such as the one with Continental Tyres.

 8 
Tony Pulis
(Welsh Football Manager and Former Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Tony Pulis
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Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, Wales

Tony Pulis is a Welsh former football player who played for teams like Bristol Rovers, AFC Bournemouth, and Newport County in a career that spanned 17 years. Pulis is better known for his career as a football manager, for which he was made an inductee to the LMA Hall of Fame.

 9 
Tegan Nox
(Wrestler)
Tegan Nox
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Birthdate: November 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bargoed, Wales
 10 
Wayne Hennessey
(Association football player)
Wayne Hennessey
3
Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bangor
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Joe Allen
(Footballer)
Joe Allen
3
Birthdate: March 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carmarthen

Welsh professional footballer, Joe Allen, plays as a midfielder for Championship club, Stoke City, and the Welsh national team. He is capable of playing in several midfield roles. He has been playing football since he was a child and made his professional first-team debut at the age of 16. Since then, he has played hundreds of matches across all competitions.

 12 
Chris Coleman
(association football player, association football manager)
Chris Coleman
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Birthdate: June 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea
 13 
Ethan Ampadu
(Footballer)
Ethan Ampadu
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Birthdate: September 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Exeter
Son of former footballer Kwame Ampadu, Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu, who has now been loaned to Sheffield United, was the only silver lining in Sheffield’s disastrous Premier League season in late 2020. He has 13 senior international caps, playing for Wales, and was the youngest player in Exeter City’s first-team.
 14 
Nathan Cleverly
3
Birthdate: February 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Wales
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Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sarn, Bridgend, United Kingdom
 16 
John Charles
(Association football player, Association football manager)
John Charles
3
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: February 21, 2004
 17 
Mark Williams
(Snooker player)
Mark Williams
3
Birthdate: March 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
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Jade Jones
(Taekwondo athlete)
Jade Jones
3
Birthdate: March 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bodelwyddan, Wales
 19 
Enzo Maccarinelli
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Birthdate: August 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
 20 
Jimmy Wilde
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Birthdate: May 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quakers Yard, Wales
Died: March 10, 1969
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Tom Pryce
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)
Tom Pryce
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruthin
Died: March 5, 1977
 22 
John Hartson
(Association football player)
John Hartson
3
Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swansea
 23 
Flex Lewis
(Bodybuilder)
Flex Lewis
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales
 24 
Lee Selby
(Boxer)
Lee Selby
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Birthdate: January 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barry, Wales
 25 
Liam Williams
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Birthdate: May 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Church Village, Wales
 26 
Gareth Edwards
(Rugby union player)
Gareth Edwards
3
Birthdate: July 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Wales
Jimmy Murphy
2
Birthdate: August 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pentre
Died: November 14, 1989
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Carl Robinson
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Carl Robinson
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Birthdate: October 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llandrindod Wells
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David Cotterill
(Association football player)
David Cotterill
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Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cardiff
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Gary Taylor
(Powerlifter, Weightlifter)
Gary Taylor
2
Birthdate: October 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
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Leighton Rees
(Darts player)
Leighton Rees
2
Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ynysybwl, Wales
Died: June 8, 2003
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Ben Flower
(Rugby league player, Rugby union player)
Ben Flower
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Birthdate: October 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff
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Clive Sullivan
(Rugby union player)
Clive Sullivan
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Birthdate: April 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: October 8, 1985
Owain Fon Williams
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Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Penygroes, Gwynedd
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David Pearce
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Birthdate: May 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pillgwenlly, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: May 20, 2000
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Craig Davies
(association football player)
Craig Davies
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Birthdate: January 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burton upon Trent
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Shaun MacDonald
(Association football player)
Shaun MacDonald
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Birthdate: June 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea
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Pat Van Den Hauwe
(Football player Defender)
Pat Van Den Hauwe
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Birthdate: December 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dendermonde, Belgium
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Hannah Mills
(Skipper)
Hannah Mills
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Birthdate: February 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
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Richie Burnett
(Darts player)
Richie Burnett
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Birthdate: February 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cwmparc
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Alex Thomson
(Sailor)
Alex Thomson
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Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangor, Gwynedd Bangor, Wales
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Ivor Allchurch
(Footballer)
Ivor Allchurch
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Birthdate: October 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Died: July 10, 1997
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Gerald Davies
(Rugby union player)
Gerald Davies
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Birthdate: February 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Llansaint, Wales
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John Graham Chambers
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Birthdate: February 12, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales
Died: March 4, 1883
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Lynn Davies
(Athlete)
Lynn Davies
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Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantymoel, Wales
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Richard Meade
(Jockey, Event rider)
Richard Meade
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Birthdate: December 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: January 8, 2015
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Victoria Thornley
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Birthdate: November 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales
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Momodou Touray
(Footballer forward)
Momodou Touray
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Birthdate: July 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Gambia
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Anna Hursey
(Table tennis player)
Anna Hursey
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Birthdate: June 22, 2006
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales
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Paul Radmilovic
(Water Polo Player)
Paul Radmilovic
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Birthdate: March 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: September 29, 1968