Sports Stars Born in 1972

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 702

  • Jan 1 Barron Miles, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame defensive back and coach (Montreal Alouettes, BC Lions), born in Roselle, New Jersey
  • Jan 1 Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey (US Champion Jockey by earnings 2006-09; Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2007-08), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • Jan 1 Lilian Thuram, French soccer defender (record 142 caps; Monaco; Parma; Juventus; Barcelona), born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Jan 2 Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey defenceman (LA Kings captain 2001-07; World C'ship gold Sweden 1998), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 6 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 7 Aaron John Mcintosh, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 7 Chuck Levy, American football running back (SF 49ers), born in Torrance, California
  • Jan 7 Donald Brashear, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Bedford, Indiana
  • Jan 8 Brandie Burton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1993, 98), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 9 Eddie Mason, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Siler City, North Carolina
  • Jan 9 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Jan 9 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider & businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 10 Thomas Lewis, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 11 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Jan 11 Rey Ordonez, Cuban-American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jan 12 Dominique Ross, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 13 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 13 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 13 Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast (6 Olympic gold medals Barcelona 1992), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Jan 14 Michael Davis, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 14 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist, born in Šilutė, Lithuania
  • Jan 15 Yang Yong-eun, South Korean golfer (PGA C'ship 2009), born in Seogwipo-si Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Jan 16 Joe Horn, American NFL wide receiver, 1996-2007 (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and 1 other team), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 16 Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner, born in Morocco
  • Jan 17 Wendall Gaines, American NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vernon, Texas
  • Jan 18 Dwayne Carswell, American football tight end (Pro Bowl 2001; Super Bowl 1997, 98; Denver Broncos), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 18 Mike Lieberthal, American MLB catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 18 Ryan Kuehl, American football long snapper (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jan 19 Tyrone Wheatley, American NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Inkster, Michigan
  • Jan 20 Alcides Catanho, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Jan 21 Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 21 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 22 Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1999)
  • Jan 22 Steve Scifres, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jan 22 Toddrick McIntosh, American NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Jan 23 Anthony Peterson, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 23 Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 23 Kez McCorvey, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • Jan 23 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Jan 23 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jan 24 Jay Walker, American football quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 24 Salima Davidson, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 24 Shannon Garrett, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Jan 24 Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka & politician, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Jan 27 Bryant Young, American football defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Jan 27 Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Jan 27 Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
  • Jan 27 Mark Lawrence, Canadian NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, NY Islanders), born in Burlington, Ontario
  • Jan 28 Elena Baranova, Russian WNBA center (Utah Starzz), born in Frunze, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jan 28 Frank Garcia, American NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Phoenix, Aizona
  • Jan 28 Nicky Southall, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Jan 29 Hessley Hempstead, American NFL guard, 1995-88 (Detroit Lions), born in Upland, California (d. 2021)
  • Jan 29 Scott Davis, American figure skater (Olympics 1994), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Jan 29 Simon Cook, Australian cricketer (Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96), born in Hastings, Victoria, Australia
  • Jan 30 Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player (Colorado Avalanche), born in Wawa, Ontario
  • Jan 31 Marvin Coleman, American basketball player (Calgary Stampeders), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan 31 Pulu Poumele, American football guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Feb 1 Christian Ziege, German soccer left wing-back (72 caps; Bayern Munich) and manager (Germany U18, U19, FC Pinzgau), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 1 Franklyn Rose, West Indian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, 53 wickets; 27 ODIs; Jamaica, Northamptonshire CCC, Gauteng, Surrey CCC), born in Chalky Hill, Saint Ann, Jamaica
  • Feb 1 Geoff Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1994, 97; World C'ships gold 1994, 97; Hartford Whalers, Columbus Blue jackets), born in Hay River, Canada
  • Feb 2 Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 2 Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
  • Feb 2 Lance Brown, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 3 Jermaine Smith, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 3 Keith Elias, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • Feb 3 Mart Poom, Estonian football player
  • Feb 3 Tyrone Poole, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 4 Kelvin Anderson, CFL running back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Feb 5 Christina Bailey, American ice hockey defenseman (Olympics gold 1998, silver 2002; World C'ship silver 1994, 97, 99, 2000, 01), born in Marietta, New York
  • Feb 6 David Binn, American NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), born in San Mateo, California
  • Feb 6 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Feb 6 Shawn Respert, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 7 Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire right handed batsman 1996)
  • Feb 7 Alex Bassi, American race car driver
  • Feb 7 John Slaney, St John's, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • Feb 8 Marcus Pollard, American NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Lanett, Alabama
  • Feb 9 Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • Feb 9 Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
  • Feb 10 Michael Kasprowicz, Australian cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Feb 10 Sara Simmons, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Feb 11 Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 11 Kelly Slater, American surfer (11 x WSL champion; Triple Crown 1995, 98, 2019, born in Cocoa Beach, Florida
  • Feb 11 Steve McManaman, English footballer, born in Kirkdale, Liverpool
  • Feb 12 Dulip Samaraweera, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan Test opening batsman 1993-), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Feb 13 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • Feb 13 Juha Ylonen, NHL forward (Olympic bronze 1998, Phoenix), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Feb 14 Bruno Heppell, Canadian CFL full back (Montreal Alouettes), born in La Prairie, Canada
  • Feb 14 Drew Bledsoe, American NFL quarterback (NE Patriots), born in Ellensburg, Washington

Jaromír JágrJaromír Jágr (50 years old)

Feb 15 Czech NHL, CZE. CLE right wing, 1990-present, 2X Stanley Cup, 5X NHL Scoring Champion, 13X All-Star (Pittsburgh Penguins, and 8 other teams; Czech Olympic gold, 1998), and team owner (HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH)born in Kladno, Czech Republic

  • Feb 15 Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Feb 16 Jerome Bettis, American NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 17 Lloy Ball, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • Feb 17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 17 Stephen Robinson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Feb 17 Tony Lawson, Australian diver (Olympics 1996), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Feb 17 Vladimir Vujtek, Czech NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Tampa Bay), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia)
  • Feb 17 William Floyd, American NFL full back, 1994-2000, Superbowl champ (San Francisco 49ers; Carolina Panthers), and broadcaster, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 18 Lubomir Rybovic, Slovakian hockey forward (Team Slovakia), born in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

Michael ChangMichael Chang (50 years old)

Feb 22 American tennis player, coach (French Open 1989), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

  • Feb 23 Greg Hill, NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 23 Jamie Watson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 23 Ryan Grigson, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions), born in Highland, Indiana
  • Feb 24 Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 24 Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
  • Feb 24 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 25 Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 25 Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Feb 25 Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 26 Clint McDaniel, American NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 26 Scott Turner, American politician & NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Richardson, Texas
  • Feb 28 Jared Bednar, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup 2022 Colorado Avalanche), born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
  • Feb 28 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 28 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • Mar 1 Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer (Lineal & WBC light flyweight titles 1999-2002), born in Jeongeup, Jeollabukdo, South Korea (d. 2008)
  • Mar 3 Darren Anderton, English footballer
  • Mar 3 Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 4 Jos Verstappen, Dutch auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 class, LMP2 Drivers' title 2008), born in Montfort, Netherlands
  • Mar 4 Martin St Pierre, Canadian 20k walker (Olympics 1996), born in Ripon, Quebec
  • Mar 4 Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • Mar 4 Robert Smith, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • Mar 5 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 5 Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
  • Mar 5 Hernan Gumy, tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar 5 Mikael Tillstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • Mar 5 Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Mar 6 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 6 Paul Frlan, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Shaquille O'NealShaquille O'Neal (50 years old)

Mar 6 American Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1996), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Mar 7 Marina Hatzakis, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 8 Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 8 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 10 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • Mar 11 Carl Greenwood, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets), born in Fort Ord, California
  • Mar 11 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • Mar 13 Avrom Smith, American football player (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • Mar 13 Trent Dilfer, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Mar 14 Antowain Smith, American NFL running back (Buffalo Bills), born in Millbrook, Alabama
  • Mar 14 Aris Brimanis, American NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 15 Filip Dewulf, Belgian tennis star
  • Mar 15 Mike Tomlin, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2008 [youngest coach to win SB], Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Mar 15 Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 17 Mia Hamm, Anerican soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Selma, Alabama
  • Mar 19 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 19 Nate Quarry, American mixed martial arts fighter (The Ultimate Fighter; co-host MMA Uncensored Live), born in Arcata, California
  • Mar 20 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 21 Boris Mironov, Russian ice hockey defenseman (Olympic silver 1998, bronze 2002; Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 22 Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure-skater (World C'ship gold singles 1994, 95, 97; Olympic silver 94, 98), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Mar 22 Shawn Bradley, German American NBA center 7ft 6 in tall (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams), born in Landstuhl, West Germany
  • Mar 23 Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer, longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in boxing history, born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • Mar 23 Jonas Bjorkman, Swedish tennis star (Davis Cup 1994), born in Vaxjo Sweden
  • Mar 24 Steve Karsay, American baseball player
  • Mar 25 Howard Battle, American MBA player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Moten, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 25 Phil O'Donnell, Scottish soccer midfielder (1 cap; Motherwell, Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday; PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year 1992, 94; dies while playing), born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26 Steve Anderson, American CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Tyler, Texas
  • Mar 27 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Mar 27 Kirby Dar Dar, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Morgan City, Louisiana
  • Mar 28 Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 28 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
  • Mar 28 Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Mar 28 Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 28 Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 29 Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American MLB and NPB baseball outfielder, 1995-2008 (NY Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and 7 other teams), born in Hialeah, Florida
  • Mar 29 John Rothell, American 400m hurdler, born in Titusville Florida
  • Mar 29 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 29 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
  • Mar 29 Trevor Kidd, Canadian NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Dugald, Manitoba
  • Mar 30 Brenden Stai, American NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 1 Darren McCarty, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1997, 98, 2002, 08; Detroit Red Wings), born in Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Apr 1 Mike McCoy, American football coach (NFL: San Diego Chargers 2013-16), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 3 Sandrine Testud, French tennis star (1993 Strasbourg), born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 4 Chad Eaton, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Apr 4 Matt Wagner, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Apr 5 Paul Okon, Australian former footballer
  • Apr 5 Tim Coronel, Dutch racing driver and twin to fellow racing driver Tom Coronel, born in Naarden, Netherlands
  • Apr 5 Tom Coronel, Dutch racing driver and twin to fellow racing driver Tim Coronel, born in Naarden, Netherlands
  • Apr 6 Donald Blair, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Apr 6 Hurvin McCormack, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 7 Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Apr 7 Joanne Brown, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olym-bronze-96)
  • Apr 7 Lovett Purnell, American NFL football wide receiver, 1996-2001 (New England Patriots, and 2 other teams), born in Seaford, Delaware
  • Apr 7 Malcolm Huckaby, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Apr 7 Shana Williams, Bridgeton NJ, long jumper/heptathlete
  • Apr 8 Damon Watts, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 8 Isaac Davis, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Malvern, Arkansas
  • Apr 8 Katrina Powell, Australian field hockey striker (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra Australia
  • Apr 9 Brian DeMarco, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Berea, Ohio
  • Apr 9 Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Queanbeyan, Australia
  • Apr 9 Jeffrey van As, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Apr 9 Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Apr 10 Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 10 Sue Merz, American ice hockey defenseman (Olympics 1998), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

About 1972

How Old? 49 or 50 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 15, 1972 - Feb 2, 1973),
Pig (Jan 27, 1971 - Feb 14, 1972)