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.

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Alun Wyn Jones
(Welsh Professional Rugby Union Player Who Plays as a Lock)
Alun Wyn Jones
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Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales

Alun Wyn Jones is a Welsh rugby union player who is currently playing for the Ospreys. Jones is the current captain of the Wales national rugby team and has helped his team win  five Six Nations Championships. He has also won other important trophies, such as three Grand Slams, four Triple Crowns, three Doddie Weir Cups, and four Prince William Cups.

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Colin Jackson
(Welsh Former Sprint and Hurdling Athlete)
Colin Jackson
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Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Colin Jackson is a Welsh former athlete who represented Wales and Great Britain during his career. Jackson, who specialized in hurdles, won the silver medal in the 110m hurdles at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. His world record for the 110m hurdles stood for more than ten years, while his world record for the 60m hurdles stood for almost 27 years.

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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.
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Sam Warburton
(Welsh Former International Rugby Union Player)
Sam Warburton
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Birthdate: October 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Former Welsh rugby player Sam Warburton became the youngest to captain Wales in the 2011 World Cup. He also created a record for holding the most caps as a Wales captain. He has also won the European Challenge Cup for the Cardiff Blues and the Six Nations Championship for Wales.

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Jade Jones
(Taekwondo athlete)
Jade Jones
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Birthdate: March 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bodelwyddan, Wales
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Gerwyn Price
(Welsh Professional Darts Player)
Gerwyn Price
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Birthdate: March 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Markham, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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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.

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Aaron Ramsey
(Welsh Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Aaron Ramsey
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Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Joe Calzaghe
(Longest-Reigning Super-Middleweight World Champion in Boxing History)
Joe Calzaghe
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Birthdate: March 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hammersmith, 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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John Charles
(Welsh Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Forward or as a Centre-Back)
John Charles
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Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Died: February 21, 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ray Reardon
(Welsh Retired Professional Snooker Player)
Ray Reardon
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Birthdate: October 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tredegar, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Flex Lewis
(Bodybuilder)
Flex Lewis
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Birthdate: November 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Geraint Thomas
(The First Welshman to Win the Tour de France)
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.

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Ian Woosnam
(Welsh Professional Golfer)
Ian Woosnam
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Birthdate: March 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry, United Kingdom
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Shane Williams
(Welsh Rugby Union Player)
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Birthdate: February 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morriston, Swansea, Wales
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Tegan Nox
(Welsh Professional Wrestler)
Tegan Nox
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Birthdate: November 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bargoed, Wales
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Enzo Maccarinelli
(Welsh Former Professional Boxing World Champion)
Enzo Maccarinelli
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Birthdate: August 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jimmy Wilde
(Welsh Professional Boxer)
Jimmy Wilde
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Birthdate: May 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quakers Yard, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Died: March 10, 1969
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Leighton Rees
(Darts player)
Leighton Rees
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Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ynysybwl, Wales
Died: June 8, 2003
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Terry Griffiths
(Welsh Retired Professional Snooker Player)
Terry Griffiths
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Birthdate: October 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
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Gary Taylor
(Former World’s Strongest Man Champion (1993))
Gary Taylor
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Birthdate: October 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mark Hughes
(Welsh Football Coach and Former Player)
Mark Hughes
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Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wrexham, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Matthew Stevens
(Welsh Professional Snooker Player)
Matthew Stevens
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Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales
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Mark Webster
(Welsh Former Professional Darts Player)
Mark Webster
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Birthdate: August 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales
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Craig Bellamy
(Welsh Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Craig Bellamy
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Birthdate: July 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Elfyn Evans
(Welsh Rally Driver)
Elfyn Evans
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Birthdate: December 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dolgellau, Wales
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Mark Williams
(Welsh Professional Snooker Player)
Mark Williams
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Birthdate: March 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
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Joe Allen
(Welsh Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Joe Allen
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Birthdate: March 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales

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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Gareth Thomas
(Welsh Former Professional Rugby Union and Rugby League Player)
Gareth Thomas
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Birthdate: July 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sarn, Bridgend, Wales
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Wayne Hennessey
(Welsh Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Wayne Hennessey
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Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bangor, Wales
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Rebecca Roberts
(Welsh Strongwoman and Winner of the 2021 World’s Strongest Woman Competition)
Rebecca Roberts
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Birthdate: 1994 AD
Birthplace: Welsh
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Jimmy Murphy
(Welsh Football Midfielder)
Jimmy Murphy
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Birthdate: August 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pentre, Rhondda, Wales
Died: November 14, 1989
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Chris Coleman
(Welsh Professional Football Manager and Former Football Defender)
Chris Coleman
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Birthdate: June 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Vulcana
(Welsh Strongwoman)
Vulcana
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Birthdate: May 6, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abergavenny, Wales
Died: August 8, 1946
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Jim Williams
(Welsh Professional Darts Player)
Jim Williams
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Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
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Gareth Edwards
(Welsh Former Rugby Union Player)
Gareth Edwards
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Birthdate: July 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Wales
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Lee Selby
(Welsh Former Professional Boxing World Champion)
Lee Selby
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Birthdate: January 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barry, Wales
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Nathan Cleverly
(Former Professional Boxing World Champion)
Nathan Cleverly
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Birthdate: February 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Wales
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ethan Ampadu
(Wales Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre Back / Defensive Midfielder)
Ethan Ampadu
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Birthdate: September 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Exeter, United Kingdom
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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Liam Williams
(Welsh Professional Boxer)
Liam Williams
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Birthdate: May 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Church Village, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Nicole Cooke
(Welsh Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Nicole Cooke
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Birthdate: April 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Tom Pryce
(The Only Welsh Driver to Have Won a Formula One Race)
Tom Pryce
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Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: March 5, 1977
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Carl Robinson
(Welsh International Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Carl Robinson
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Birthdate: October 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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David Cotterill
(Welsh Former Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
David Cotterill
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Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Steve Jones
(Welsh Marathon Runner)
Steve Jones
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Birthdate: August 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tredegar, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gethin Jenkins
(Welsh Former Rugby Union Player)
Gethin Jenkins
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Birthdate: November 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanilltud Faerdref, Wales

Gethin Jenkins is a Welsh former rugby union player. He is the sixth most-capped player in rugby union history with 129 international caps for Wales and five for the British & Irish Lions. He retired from his highly successful playing career in 2018 and became a coach. He has held numerous coaching positions at Cardiff Blues and Cardiff RFC. 

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John Hartson
(Welsh Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Striker)
John Hartson
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Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Lynn Davies
(Welsh Long Jumper Who was the 1964 Olympic Champion in the Event)
Lynn Davies
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Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantymoel, Wales
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Clive Sullivan
(Welsh Rugby League Footballer)
Clive Sullivan
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Birthdate: April 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: October 8, 1985