Sports Stars Born in 1980

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 387

  • Jan 2 Mac Danzig, American mixed martial artist (The Ultimate Fighter 6 lightweight 2007), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 3 Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey hall of fame defenseman (Olympics gold 1998; Chairperson IOC Athletes' Commission 2016-18), born in Panorama City, California
  • Jan 3 David Tyree, American NFL wide receiver and executive (Pro Bowl 2005; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jan 3 Bryan Clay, American decathlete (Olympic gold 2008; World C'ship gold 2005), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 4 Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist, born in Drohobych, Ukraine
  • Jan 4 Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jan 6 Steed Malbranque, French footballer, born in Mouscron, Belgium
  • Jan 9 Sergio García, Spanish golfer (US Masters 2017), born in Borriol, Castellón
  • Jan 10 Matt Roney, American baseball player, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 11 Mike Williams, American football player, born in South Carolina, United States
  • Jan 12 Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California
  • 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, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 14 Cory Gibbs, American soccer defender (19 caps; FC St.Pauli, Feyenoord, Colorado Rapids, NE Revolution, Chicago Fire), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 14 Ossama Haidar, Lebanese soccer player
  • Jan 14 Byron Leftwich, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 15 Matt Holliday, American baseball player, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Jan 16 Seydou Keita, Malian footballer, born in Bamako, Mali
  • Jan 16 Albert Pujols, Dominican baseball 1st baseman (NL MVP 2005, 2008-09; 4th in history to 700 HRs; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 18 Robert Green, English footballer, born in Chertsey, United Kingdom
  • Jan 18 Julius Peppers, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • Jan 19 Jenson Button, English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2009; Super GT 2018), born in Frome, England
  • Jan 20 Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Jan 20 Federico Martín Aramburú, Argentine rugby union winger (22 Tests; 11 competitions Argentina Sevens; Biarritz Olympique, Perpignan, Glasgow Warriors), born in La Plata, Argentina (d. 2022)
  • 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 NFL football player, 2004-10 (Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins), born in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Jan 22 Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer, born in Nunthorpe, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Theresa Kulikowski, American gymnast (World-bronze-95, Olympics 1996), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 24 Rocky Boiman, American football player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 25 Xavi [Xavier Hernández Creus], Spanish footballer, born in Terrassa, Spain
  • Jan 25 Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer, born in Serres, Greece
  • Jan 27 Marat Safin, Russian tennis player (US Open 2000, Australian Open 2005), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 29 Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 30 Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer, born in Sergipe, Brazil
  • Feb 1 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican soccer goalkeeper (19 caps; Morelia, América), born in Aguililla, Mexico
  • Feb 1 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2005)
  • 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, born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Feb 10 Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 10 Steve Tully, English footballer, born in Paignton, United Kingdom
  • Feb 11 Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Feb 11 Marco Bresciano, Australian soccer player, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Feb 12 Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player, born in Ontinyent, Spain
  • Feb 13 Kristy Powell, US gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Stuart, Florida
  • Feb 13 Sebastian Kehl, German footballer, born in Fulda, Germany
  • Feb 14 Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Feb 16 Ashley Lelie, American football player
  • Feb 17 Shanyn MacEachern, Brampton Ontario, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 17 Klemi Saban, Israeli soccer defender (25 caps; Maccabi Netanya), born in Netanya, Israel
  • Feb 17 Al Harrington, American basketball player
  • Feb 18 Alison Rachel Fitch, New Zealand swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Feb 18 Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player, born in Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
  • 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, born in Chennai, India
  • Feb 21 Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort St. John, Canada
  • Feb 21 Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Caroline, Canada
  • Feb 23 Yvonne Tousek, Canadian gymnast (Olympics 1996), 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, born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 28 Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 28 Piotr Giza, Polish footballer, born in Kraków, Poland
  • Feb 28 Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer, born in Pechea, Romania
  • Feb 28 Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player, born in Compton, California
  • Feb 29 Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey left wing (Winter Olympics gold 2002; World Cup gold 2004; NHL All Star 2001, 07; Philadelphia Flyers), born in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada
  • Feb 29 Taylor Twellman, American soccer forward (30 caps; New England Revolution), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 29 Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league centre (22 Tests; Auckland Warriors, Leeds Rhinos), born in Stratford, New Zealand
  • Mar 1 Shahid Afridi, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (27 Tests, 5 x 100s; 398 ODIs, record 100 in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings; 99 T20I), born in Khyber, Pakistan
  • Mar 1 Djimi Traoré, Malian soccer defender (6 caps; Liverpool, Monaco), born in Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Mar 1 Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (22 Tests, 99 wickets; 31 ODIs), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 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 basketball small forward (NBA C'ship 2011 Dallas Mavericks; 2 × NBA All-Star 2007, 08 Washington Wizards), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Mar 14 Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
  • Mar 14 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 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 Sébastien Frey, French soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Parma, Fiorentina), born in Thonon-les-Bains, France
  • Mar 20 Jamal Crawford, American basketball player

Ronaldinho

Mar 21 Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian soccer midfielder (97 caps; FIFA World Cup 2002; Paris SG; FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Flamengo), born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  • Mar 21 Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier, 15 Olympic medals, 18 World Championship medals, born in Trondheim, Norway
  • Mar 22 Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 24 Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 28 Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
  • Mar 28 Luke Walton, American basketball head coach (Sacramento Kings 2019; LA Lakers 2016-18; NBA C'ships 2009-10, LA Lakers), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 30 Liriel Higa, American rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 30 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • Mar 31 Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese MLB pitcher (NY Yankees, AL wins leader 2006), born in Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Apr 2 Carlos Salcido, Mexican soccer defender (124 caps; Olympic gold 2012; PSV, Guadalajara), born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Apr 2 Ricky Hendrick, American auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Apr 4 Björn Wirdheim, Swedish racing driver, born in Växjö, Sweden
  • Apr 9 Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Apr 10 Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player, born in North York, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 10 Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver, born in Enumclaw, Washington
  • Apr 11 Keiji Tamada, Japanese football player, born in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Apr 11 Mark Teixeira, American baseball first baseman, born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Apr 13 Quentin Richardson, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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, born in London, England
  • 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 and boxer, born in Beverley, England
  • Apr 17 Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player, born in Seoul
  • Apr 18 Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Recife, Brazil
  • Apr 21 Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • Apr 21 Tony Romo, American football player
  • Apr 21 Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • Apr 22 Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
  • Apr 22 Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 24 Fernando Arce, Mexican football midfielder, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Apr 25 Alejandro Valverde, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Las Lumbreras, Spain
  • Apr 25 Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
  • Apr 27 Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Quito, Ecuador
  • Apr 27 Ananda Mikola, Indonesian racing driver, born in Jakarta
  • Apr 27 Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player, born in Linz, Austria
  • 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 Inês Henriques, Portuguese race walker (World C'ships gold 50k walk 2017), born in Santarém, Portugal
  • May 2 Tim Borowski, German footballer, born in Neubrandenburg, East Germany
  • May 2 Miloš Glogovac, Serbian football player, born in Serbia
  • May 2 Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder, born in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
  • May 2 Zat Knight, English footballer, born in Solihull, England
  • May 2 Troy Murphy, American basketball player, born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • May 2 Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • May 4 Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey goalie, born in Belleville, Ontario
  • May 5 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer (Israel national team captain), born in Dimona, Israel
  • May 5 DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 6 Brooke Bennett, American swimmer (3 Olympic golds), born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 6 Kasumi Takahashi, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • May 6 Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer (Clube Atlético Mineiro), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 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 (Olympicss - gold, 2000 & 2004), born in Southport, Queensland
  • 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 Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player and coach (Springfield Thunderbirds), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 17 Stéphane Robert, French professional tennis player, born in Montargis, France
  • 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 (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • May 23 Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
  • May 25 David Navarro, Spanish footballer, born in Sagunto, Spain
  • May 27 Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 28 Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • May 30 Steven Gerrard, English footballer

Abby Wambach

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

  • Jun 3 Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 4 François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 5 Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player, born in Trat, Thailand
  • Jun 6 Matt Belisle, American baseball player
  • 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, born in Natal, Brazil
  • Jun 11 Yhency Brazobán, Dominican baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 11 Jeong Jang, South Korean golfer (Women's British Open 2005), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • Jun 12 Larry Foote, American football linebacker (Super Bowl 2005, 08 Pittsburgh Steelers) and assistant coach (Super Bowl 2021 TB Buccaneers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 12 Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player, born in Padua, Veneto, Italy
  • 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 Brad Gushue, Canadian curler (2006 Olympic Gold), born in St Johns, Newfoundland
  • Jun 16 Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer (1860 Munich, Austria), born in Gussing, Austria
  • Jun 17 Brittney McConn, American figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ), born in Largo, Florida

Venus Williams

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

  • Jun 18 Antonio Gates, American football player
  • Jun 19 Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
  • Jun 19 Dante Robinson, American football player
  • Jun 19 Jason White, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2003; unanimous All-American 2003, U of Oklahoma), born in Tuttle, Oklahoma
  • Jun 20 Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
  • Jun 20 Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
  • Jun 20 Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
  • Jun 21 Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 21 Richard Jefferson, American basketball player

About 1980

How Old? 41 or 42 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 28, 1979 - Feb 15, 1980),
Monkey (Feb 16, 1980 - Feb 4, 1981)