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.

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

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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 Sánchez-Casal Academy. He won the junior US Open in 2004 and turned professional the following year. Murray has been ranked as British No. 1 since 27 February 2006. He achieved a top-10 ranking by the ATP for the first time on 16 April 2007, and reached a career peak of world No. 2 on 17 August 2009. Murray defeated Roger Federer at the 2012 Olympic Games in straight sets to win the gold medal ...more

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Audley Harrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Great Britain
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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 255 lb. Harrison turned professional 2001 after signing a contract with BBC Sport. Harrison had 17 fights on the network before BBC Sport pulled all boxing from their programming. In October 2009, he won the Prizefighter tournament. He became European heavyweight champion after knocking out Michael Sprott in April 2010. In February 2013, Harrison won the Prizefighter tournament for the second ...more

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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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 Grand Slam final in his career in the at the 1987 Australian Open mixed doubles event with Anne Hobbs. He won three ATP titles in men's doubles, as well as one title on the Challenger tour. He won $344,338 in prize money. Between 2000 and 2010, Andrew was a presenter on the now defunct Breakfast Station GMTV, sharing duties with Ben Shephard to present its weekday magazine programme. In 2009, he ...more

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

Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom

Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom, England

Position: Forward

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