Famous Welsh Sportspersons

Find out more about the greatest Welsh Sportspersons, including Gareth Bale, Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, Robbie Savage and Gary Speed.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: November 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cardiff
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.

 2 Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom

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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 3 Tegan Nox

Tegan Nox.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bargoed, Wales

 4 Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman.
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Famous As: association football player, association football manager
Birthdate: June 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea
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 5 Ethan Ampadu

Ethan Ampadu.
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Famous As: Footballer
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.

 6 Joe Allen

Joe Allen.
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Famous As: Footballer
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.

 7 Wayne Hennessey

Wayne Hennessey
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bangor
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 8 Jade Jones

Jade Jones
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Famous As: Taekwondo athlete
Birthdate: March 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bodelwyddan, Wales

 9 Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)

Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)
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Famous As: Rugby player
Birthdate: July 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sarn, Bridgend, United Kingdom

 10 Jimmy Wilde

Jimmy Wilde
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quakers Yard, Wales
Died: March 10, 1969

 11 Flex Lewis

Flex Lewis
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: November 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales

 12 John Hartson

John Hartson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swansea

 13 Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: July 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Wales

 14 Tom Pryce

Tom Pryce
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruthin
Died: March 5, 1977

 15 Carl Robinson

Carl Robinson
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: October 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llandrindod Wells

 16 Jimmy Murphy

Jimmy Murphy
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Birthdate: August 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pentre
Died: November 14, 1989

 17 Ben Flower

Ben Flower
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff

 18 Owain Fon Williams

Owain Fon Williams
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Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Penygroes, Gwynedd

 19 Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor
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Famous As: Powerlifter, Weightlifter
Birthdate: October 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

 20 Shaun MacDonald

Shaun MacDonald
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea

 21 Craig Davies

Craig Davies
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: January 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burton upon Trent

 22 Richie Burnett

Richie Burnett
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Famous As: Darts player
Birthdate: February 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cwmparc

 23 Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangor, Gwynedd Bangor, Wales

 24 Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills
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Famous As: Skipper
Birthdate: February 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

 25 Ivor Allchurch

Ivor Allchurch
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Died: July 10, 1997

 26 Gerald Davies

Gerald Davies
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Llansaint, Wales

 27 Victoria Thornley

Victoria Thornley
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Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: November 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales

 28 Anna Hursey

Anna Hursey
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 22, 2006
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales

 29 John Graham Chambers

John Graham Chambers
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Famous As: Sportsman
Birthdate: February 12, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales
Died: March 4, 1883

 30 Phil Woosnam

Phil Woosnam
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caersws, Wales
Died: July 19, 2013

 31 Arthur Gould

Arthur Gould
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Famous As: Rugby player
Birthdate: October 10, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newport, Wales
Died: January 2, 1919

 32 Kelly Morgan

Kelly Morgan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pontypridd, Wales

 33 Wilf Wooller

Wilf Wooller
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rhos on Sea, Wales
Died: March 10, 1997

 34 Timothy Davies (runner)

Timothy Davies (runner)
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Famous As: Athletics
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Wales

 35 Lynn Davies

Lynn Davies
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantymoel, Wales

 36 Roy Evans

Roy Evans
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: May 18, 1998

 37 Richard Meade

Richard Meade
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Famous As: Jockey, Event rider
Birthdate: December 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: January 8, 2015

 38 Paul Radmilovic

Paul Radmilovic
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Famous As: Water Polo Player
Birthdate: March 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: September 29, 1968