Birthdays in Sport in 1980

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 400

  • Jan 2 Stephanie Stiegler, pairs skater (& Zimmerman), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 3 Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • Jan 3 David Tyree, American football player
  • Jan 4 Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist
  • Jan 4 Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer
  • Jan 6 Steed Malbranque, French footballer
  • Jan 9 Sergio García, Spanish golfer
  • Jan 10 Matt Roney, American baseball player
  • Jan 11 Mike Williams, American football player
  • Jan 12 Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
  • Jan 13 Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
  • Jan 13 Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • Jan 13 Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
  • Jan 14 Clive Clarke, Irish footballer
  • Jan 14 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player
  • Jan 14 Ossama Haidar, a Lebanese soccer player
  • Jan 14 Byron Leftwich, American football player
  • Jan 15 Matt Holliday, American baseball player
  • Jan 16 Seydou Keita, Malian footballer
  • Jan 16 Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 18 Robert Green, English footballer
  • Jan 18 Julius Peppers, American football player
  • Jan 19 Jenson Button, English Formula One driver (World Championship 2009), born in Frome, England
  • Jan 21 Aubrie Rippner, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 21 Dave Kitson, English footballer
  • Jan 22 Jake Grove, American football player
  • Jan 22 Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • Jan 23 Theresa Kulikowski, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 24 Rocky Boiman, American football player
  • Jan 25 Xavi, Catalan Spanish footballer
  • Jan 25 Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer
  • Jan 27 Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
  • Jan 27 Chanda Gunn, ice hockey player
  • Jan 29 Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player
  • Jan 30 Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 1 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
  • Feb 1 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
  • Feb 1 Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
  • Feb 2 Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
  • Feb 8 Stephen Wright, English footballer
  • Feb 9 Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
  • Feb 9 Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
  • Feb 10 César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Feb 10 Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 10 Steve Tully, English footballer
  • Feb 11 Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer
  • Feb 11 Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004)
  • Feb 11 Marco Bresciano, Australian soccer player
  • Feb 12 Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
  • Feb 13 Kristy Powell, Fla, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 13 Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
  • Feb 14 Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
  • Feb 16 Ashley Lelie, American football player
  • Feb 17 Shanyn MacEachern, Brampton Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 17 Klemi Saban, Israeli footballer
  • Feb 17 Al Harrington, American basketball player
  • Feb 18 Alison Rachel Fitch, New Zealand swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Feb 18 Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
  • Feb 19 Mike Miller, American basketball player
  • Feb 20 Artur Boruc, Polish footballer
  • Feb 20 Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
  • Feb 21 Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
  • Feb 21 Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 21 Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 23 Yvonne Tousek, gymnistic (Olympics-96), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Feb 24 Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
  • Feb 25 Antonio Burks, American basketball player
  • Feb 26 Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 28 Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
  • Feb 28 Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
  • Feb 28 Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer
  • Feb 28 Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
  • Feb 29 Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist
  • Feb 29 Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 29 Taylor Twellman, American soccer player
  • Feb 29 Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • Mar 1 Shahid Afridi, cricketer (ton in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings)
  • Mar 1 Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer
  • Mar 1 Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
  • Mar 2 Édson Nobre, Angolan footballer
  • Mar 3 Mason Unck, American football player
  • Mar 4 Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
  • Mar 4 Jack Hannahan, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
  • Mar 11 Paul Scharner, Austrian footballer
  • Mar 11 Dan Uggla, American baseball player
  • Mar 12 Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player
  • Mar 13 Caron Butler, American basketballer
  • Mar 14 Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
  • Mar 14 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Mar 14 Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
  • Mar 15 Deidra Graham, Salt Lake City Utah, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Mar 15 Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
  • Mar 16 Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
  • Mar 16 Todd Heap, American football player
  • Mar 17 Danny Califf, American soccer player
  • Mar 18 Sebastien Frey, French footballer
  • Mar 20 Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
  • Mar 21 Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer
  • Mar 24 Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 28 Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
  • Mar 28 Luke Walton, American basketball player
  • Mar 30 Liriel Higa, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 30 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • Mar 31 Jenny Smith, Western Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 31 Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese baseball player
  • Apr 2 Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
  • Apr 2 Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)
  • Apr 4 Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
  • Apr 5 Matt Bonner, American basketball player
  • Apr 9 Kristin Lee, Bethesda Md, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
  • Apr 9 Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer
  • Apr 10 Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 10 Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver
  • Apr 11 Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer
  • Apr 11 Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
  • Apr 13 Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
  • Apr 14 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)
  • Apr 15 Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Apr 15 James Foster, English cricketer
  • Apr 15 Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
  • Apr 15 Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player
  • Apr 15 Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist
  • Apr 17 Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer/boxer
  • Apr 17 Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
  • Apr 18 Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 21 Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • Apr 21 Tony Romo, American football player
  • Apr 21 Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • Apr 22 Monica Flammer, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Apr 22 Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
  • Apr 22 Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 24 Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
  • Apr 25 Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 25 Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
  • Apr 27 Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Apr 27 Ananda Mikola, Indonesian racing driver
  • Apr 27 Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player
  • Apr 28 Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Apr 28 Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist (Olympic Gold 2004, 2008 Tour de France 2012), born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Apr 29 Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 29 Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
  • May 1 Jan Heylen, Belgian racing driver
  • May 2 Tim Borowski, German footballer
  • May 2 Miloš Glogovac, Serbian footballer
  • May 2 Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
  • May 2 Zat Knight, English footballer
  • May 2 Troy Murphy, American basketball player
  • May 2 Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 4 Andrew Raycroft, NHL goalie
  • May 5 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli Footballer
  • May 5 DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
  • May 6 Brooke Bennett, 800m freestyle (Olympics-gold-96)
  • May 6 Kasumi Takahashi, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Oly-96), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • May 6 Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • May 6 Mario Stojić, Croatian basketball player
  • May 7 Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • May 9 Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)
  • May 9 Tony Schmidt, German racing driver
  • May 9 Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
  • May 14 Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
  • May 14 Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • May 14 Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
  • May 15 Josh Beckett, American baseball player
  • May 16 Mikel Alonso, Spanish footballer
  • May 16 Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player
  • May 18 Jeff Roehl, American football player
  • May 19 Tony Hackworth, English footballer
  • May 20 Austin Kearns, American Baseball player
  • May 22 Chad Tracy, American baseball player
  • May 23 Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Oly-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • May 23 Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
  • May 25 David Navarro, Spanish footballer
  • May 27 Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 28 Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • May 30 Steven Gerrard, English footballer

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Jun 2 Abby Wambach, American Soccer player (world record for international goals), born in Rochester, New York

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • Jun 3 Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 4 François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 5 Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
  • Jun 6 Matt Belisle, American baseball player
  • Jun 6 Martin Devaney, English footballer
  • Jun 9 Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • Jun 9 Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer
  • Jun 9 Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
  • Jun 10 Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 11 Yhency Brazoban, Dominican born baseball player
  • Jun 12 Larry Foote, American football player
  • Jun 12 Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player
  • Jun 13 Florent Malouda, French footballer
  • Jun 13 Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver
  • Jun 13 Darius Vassell, English footballer
  • Jun 15 Almudena Cid, Spanish gymnast
  • Jun 16 Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • Jun 16 Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 17 Andee Pickens, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 17 Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 Venus Williams, American tennis star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, born in Lynwood, California

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jun 18 Antonio Gates, American football player
  • Jun 18 Craig Mottram, Australian middle distance runner