Famous Welsh Sportspersons

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Gareth Bale
(Footballer)
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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.

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Ryan Giggs
(Football Player, Football Manager)
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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.
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Aaron Ramsey
(Footballer)
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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)
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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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Mark Hughes
(Football manager)
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Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wrexham, Wales
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Craig Bellamy
(Association football player)
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Birthdate: July 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardiff
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Geraint Thomas
(Sport Cyclist Who Won Two Olympic Gold Medals (2008 and 2012))
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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.

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Tony Pulis
(Football Player, Football Manager)
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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.

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Tegan Nox
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: November 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bargoed, Wales
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Wayne Hennessey
(Association football player)
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Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bangor
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Joe Allen
(Footballer)
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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.

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Ethan Ampadu
(Footballer)
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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.
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Chris Coleman
(association football player, association football manager)
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Birthdate: June 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea
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Nathan Cleverly
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Birthdate: February 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Wales
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Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)
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Birthdate: July 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sarn, Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Mark Williams
(Snooker player)
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Birthdate: March 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
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John Charles
(Association football player, Association football manager)
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Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: February 21, 2004
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Enzo Maccarinelli
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Birthdate: August 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
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Jade Jones
(Taekwondo athlete)
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Birthdate: March 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bodelwyddan, Wales
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John Hartson
(Association football player)
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Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swansea
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Tom Pryce
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)
Tom Pryce
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Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruthin
Died: March 5, 1977
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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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Flex Lewis
(Bodybuilder)
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Birthdate: November 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales
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Lee Selby
(Boxer)
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Birthdate: January 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barry, Wales
Jimmy Murphy
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Birthdate: August 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pentre
Died: November 14, 1989
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Liam Williams
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Birthdate: May 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Church Village, Wales
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Gareth Edwards
(Rugby union player)
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Birthdate: July 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Wales
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Carl Robinson
(Association football player, Association football manager)
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Birthdate: October 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llandrindod Wells
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David Cotterill
(Association football player)
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Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cardiff
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Gary Taylor
(Powerlifter, Weightlifter)
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Birthdate: October 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
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Leighton Rees
(Darts player)
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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)
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Birthdate: October 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff
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Shaun MacDonald
(Association football player)
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Birthdate: June 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea
Owain Fon Williams
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Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Penygroes, Gwynedd
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Hannah Mills
(Skipper)
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Birthdate: February 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
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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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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
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Richie Burnett
(Darts player)
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Birthdate: February 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cwmparc
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Craig Davies
(association football player)
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Birthdate: January 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burton upon Trent
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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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Alex Thomson
(Sailor)
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Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangor, Gwynedd Bangor, Wales
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Lynn Davies
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantymoel, Wales
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Ivor Allchurch
(Footballer)
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Birthdate: October 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Died: July 10, 1997
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Momodou Touray
(Footballer forward)
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Birthdate: July 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Gambia
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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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Paul Radmilovic
(Water Polo Player)
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Birthdate: March 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: September 29, 1968
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Gerald Davies
(Rugby union player)
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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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Richard Meade
(Jockey, Event rider)
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Birthdate: December 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: January 8, 2015
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Anna Hursey
(Table tennis player)
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Birthdate: June 22, 2006
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales
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