Birthdays in Sport in 1987

  • Jan 1 Gilbert Brule, Canadian professional hockey player
  • Jan 1 Devin Setoguchi, Canadian professional hockey player
  • Jan 9 Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian and Liverpool Footballer
  • Jan 9 Sam Bird, English racing driver
  • Jan 11 Scotty Cranmer, American professional BMX rider
  • Jan 12 Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer
  • Jan 15 Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player
  • Jan 15 David Knight, English footballer
  • Jan 19 Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
  • Jan 21 Joe Ledley, Welsh footballer
  • Jan 24 Luis Suárez, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Uruguay national team), born in Salto, Uruguay
  • Jan 25 Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player
  • Jan 29 Spencer Clark, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • Jan 29 Matthew Wilson, English world rally driver
  • Feb 1 Giuseppe Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Feb 1 Ronda Rousey American athlete (UFC Champion), born in Riverside, California
  • Feb 2 Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player
  • Feb 4 Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player
  • Feb 8 Carolina Kostner, Italian European champion figure skater
  • Feb 9 Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
  • Feb 9 Joe O'Cearuill, Irish footballer
  • Feb 14 David Wheater, English footballer
  • Feb 16 Theresa Goh, Singaporean Paralympic swimmer
  • Feb 28 Kerrea Gilbert, English footballer
  • Mar 5 Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
  • Mar 11 Marc-Andre Gragnani, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 13 Marco Andretti, American racecar driver (grandson of Mario Andretti)
  • Mar 18 Mauro Zárate, Argentinian Footballer
  • Mar 18 Gabriel Mercado, Argentinian Footballer
  • Mar 18 Cesare Rickler, Italian footballer
  • Mar 19 Michal Švec, Czech footballer
  • Mar 20 Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian football player
  • Mar 20 Patrick Boyle, Scottish footballer
  • Mar 20 Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer
  • Mar 20 Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player
  • Mar 20 Jô, Brazilian footballer
  • Mar 25 Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
  • Mar 27 Chad Denny, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 1 Li Ting, Chinese diver
  • Apr 3 Sal Zizzo, American soccer player
  • Apr 3 Jay Bruce, American baseball player
  • Apr 4 Cameron Maybin, American baseball player
  • Apr 6 Levi Porter, English footballer
  • Apr 8 Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer
  • Apr 9 Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Apr 16 Aaron Lennon, English footballer
  • Apr 18 Danny Guthrie, English footballer

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Apr 19 Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player (6 singles titles), born in Nyagan, Russia

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Apr 19 Joe Hart, English Under-21 Footballer
  • Apr 21 Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Apr 24 Kristopher Letang, Canadian hockey player
  • Apr 24 Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer
  • Apr 25 Johann Smith, American soccer player
  • Apr 27 Elliott Shriane, Australian speed skater
  • Apr 30 Rohit Sharma, Indian Cricketer
  • May 1 Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player
  • May 4 Francesc Fàbregas Soler, Spanish footballer (Chelsea, Spanish national team), born in Arenys de Mar, Spain
  • May 4 Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • May 7 Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Felix Jones, American football player
  • May 10 Anej Lovrečič, Slovenian football (soccer) player
  • May 11 Louis Murphy, American college football player
  • May 11 Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast
  • May 11 Justin King, American football player
  • May 14 Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • May 14 Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer
  • May 15 Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player

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May 15 Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player (Olympic champion, 2012, 2016; Wimbledon winner, 2013, 2016) born in Glasgow, Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • May 19 David Edgar, Canadian football (soccer) player
  • May 19 Mariano Torres, Argentine footballer

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May 22 Novak Đoković [Novak Djokovic], Serbian tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • May 24 Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player
  • May 25 Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer
  • Jun 1 Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
  • Jun 6 Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 10 Martin Harnik, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 10 Amobi Okoye, Nigeria-born American football player
  • Jun 14 Andrew Cogliano, Professional Hockey Player
  • Jun 16 Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 19 Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • Jun 21 Dale Thomas, AFL footballer
  • Jun 21 Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 24 Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer

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Jun 24 Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer (FC Barcelona), born in Rosario, Santa Fe

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jun 26 Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jun 26 Samir Nasri, French footballer

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Jul 3 Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver (four-time Formula 1 world champion 2010-13), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, West Germany

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Jul 14 Adam Johnson, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Jul 17 Darius Boyd, Australian rugby player
  • Jul 17 Jan Charouz, Czech racing driver
  • Jul 17 Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer
  • Jul 31 Michael Bradley, American soccer player
  • Aug 1 Sébastien Pocognoli, Seraing, Belgian footballer
  • Aug 7 Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player
  • Aug 11 Nkem Ojougboh, American basketball player
  • Aug 14 Tim Tebow, American football player
  • Aug 19 Richard Stearman, English footballer
  • Aug 20 Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast
  • Aug 24 Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player
  • Aug 24 Jon Scheyer, American basketball player
  • Aug 25 James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
  • Aug 25 Justin Upton, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Darren McFadden, American football player
  • Aug 29 Tony Kane, Irish footballer
  • Aug 31 Petros Kravaritis, Greek footballer
  • Sep 7 Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player

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Sep 8 Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics), born in Montreal, Quebec

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Sep 9 Alexandre Song, Cameroonian footballer
  • Sep 13 Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer
  • Sep 15 Aly Cissokho, French football (soccer) player
  • Sep 16 Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player
  • Sep 17 Paul Huntington, English footballer
  • Sep 21 Jimmy Clausen, American football player
  • Sep 21 Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • Sep 21 Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • Sep 24 Matthew Connolly, English footballer
  • Oct 2 Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player
  • Oct 4 Rawez Lawan, Swedish footballer
  • Oct 5 Kevin Mirallas, Belgian footballer
  • Oct 5 Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver
  • Oct 7 Jeremy Brockie, Australian footballer
  • Oct 11 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player
  • Oct 15 Jesse Levine, American tennis player
  • Oct 17 Jarosław Fojut, Polish footballer
  • Oct 22 Jake Richardson, English footballer
  • Oct 24 Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
  • Oct 25 Darron Gibson, Irish football player
  • Oct 25 Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast and Olympic medallist
  • Oct 27 Andrew Bynum, American basketball player
  • Oct 27 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Disputed)
  • Oct 30 Junaid Siddique, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Nov 2 Danny Cipriani English rugby union player.
  • Nov 3 Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
  • Nov 3 Colin Kaepernick, American football player, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 6 Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player
  • Nov 15 Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer
  • Nov 17 Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman
  • Nov 21 Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • Nov 22 Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 23 Nicklas Backstrom, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Nov 29 Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer
  • Nov 30 Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • Dec 3 Alicia Sacramone, American Gymnast
  • Dec 10 Gonzalo Higuaín, French-born Argentine footballer
  • Dec 18 Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater
  • Dec 18 Fernando Jara, Panamanian-American jockey
  • Dec 19 Karim Benzema, French football player (Real Madrid, French national team), born in Lyon, France
  • Dec 31 Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player
  • Dec 31 Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast