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Birthdays in Sport in July 1976

  • Jul 1 Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish soccer defender (Finland 76 caps), born in Keminmaa, Finland
  • Jul 1 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
  • Jul 2 Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
  • Jul 2 Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player
  • Jul 3 Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
  • Jul 3 Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
  • Jul 4 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Saitama, Japan (d. 2003)
  • Jul 5 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer, born in Amarante, Portugal
  • Jul 6 Nikki Mott, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 7 Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • Jul 8 Michael Renfurm, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jul 8 Staci Wilson, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jul 8 Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
  • Jul 10 Ludovic Giuly, French footballer

  • Jul 10 Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 11 Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
  • Jul 13 Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 14 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
  • Jul 15 Rebecca Snyder, air pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Jul 16 Anna Smashnova, Russian tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER), born in Minsk, Russia
  • Jul 16 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • Jul 16 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer and coach, born in Asunción, Paraguay
  • Jul 19 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 20 Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
  • Jul 20 Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
  • Jul 23 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
  • Jul 24 Anita Nall, American breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 24 Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 24 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • Jul 24 Nate Bump, American baseball player
  • Jul 25 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 27 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard and forward (LA Sparks), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
  • Jul 27 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2005)
  • Jul 27 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), born in Hoensbroek, Limburg (d. 2019)
  • Jul 30 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • Jul 31 Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jul 31 Marty Booker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2002, Chicago Bears), born in Jonesboro, Louisiana

About July 1976

How Old? 44 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)