British 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
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 ...more

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Audley Harrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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 ...more

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Andrew Castle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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 ...more

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Steven Craig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
Ross County F.C. 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 ...more

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Kevin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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 ...more

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Curtis Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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 ...more

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Dennis Andries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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 ...more

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Michael Sprott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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 ...more

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Howard Eastman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
Howard Anthony Eastman is a middleweight boxer nicknamed the Battersea Bomber.

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Nel Tarleton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
Nel Tarleton was an English featherweight boxer from Liverpool, England. He was British featherweight champion on three separate occasions and, despite only having one lung, continued fighting ...more

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Lucy Shuker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
Lucy Shuker, is a British wheelchair tennisplayer who is the highest ranking woman in the sport in Britain and winner of both singles and doubles titles in the National Wheelchair Tennis ...more