Famous Athletes from Great Britain

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List of famous athletes from Great Britain, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Great Britain has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best British athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Great Britain and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Great Britain then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of different athletes like Andy Murray and Michael Sprott.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest British athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Great Britain?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Great Britain in order to get more information about each one.
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    Andy Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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    Andrew Barron "Andy" Murray OBE is a Scottish professional tennis player, ranked world No. 3. He started playing tennis at the age of three, entered his first competitive tournament at age five and was playing league tennis by the time he was eight. When he was 15 he moved to Barcelona to train at the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Audley Harrison MBE is a retired British professional boxer from Harlesden, England who fought in the heavyweight division. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney he became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal in the superheavyweight division. He stands 6 ft 5 ¹⁄₂ in and usually weighs around ...more

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    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Andrew Castle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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    Andrew Nicholas Castle is an English retired tennis professional, and now a television and radio presenter. Castle was UK number 1 in singles tennis in 1986, reaching as high as World No. 80 in June 1988, and No. 45 in doubles in December 1988, with Tim Wilkison of the United States. He reached one ...more

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    • Birthplace: Epsom, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Steven Craig is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Wycombe Wanderers. Craig has previously played for Falkirk, Motherwell, Aberdeen, Dundee, Livingston, Ross County and Partick Thistle. His dad Joe was also a footballer, who played for Partick Thistle and Celtic. more

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    • Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Kevin Martin Mitchell is a British professional boxer based in Dagenham, London, England. In 2003 whilst still an amateur, he won the ABA featherweight championship when aged 18. After considering offers from various promoters, Mitchell decided to sign professional forms with Frank Warren's Sports ...more

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    • Birthplace: Romford, London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Curtis Woodhouse is an English former professional footballer turned professional boxer and football manager. He is currently manager of Hull United AFC. Woodhouse played football as a central midfielder, and competed as a light-welterweight boxer. He is the former British light-welterweight champion.more

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    • Birthplace: Beverley, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Dennis Andries is a former British professional boxer in the light heavyweight division. Andries turned pro in 1978 and won the WBC Light Heavyweight Title in 1986 in a decision over American JB Williamson. He defended the title once against fellow Briton Tony Sibson before losing the belt in 1987 to ...more

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    • Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Michael Sprott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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    Michael Sprott is a professional heavyweight boxer from Reading, Berkshire, England. Sprott briefly held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles, and was a European heavyweight title contender. He was the winner of the 14th Prizefighter series. Boxing out of Jim Evans' gym in Maidenhead, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Reading, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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