On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1980 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 389 of 389

  • Jun 21 Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 21 Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
  • Jun 23 Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
  • Jun 23 Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player (French Open 2010), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jun 24 Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 24 Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Jun 26 Michael Vick, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Jun 26 Chris Shelton, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jun 27 Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Jun 29 Martin Truex Jr, American auto racer (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion 2017), born in Mayetta, New Jersey
  • Jun 30 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungby, Sweden
  • Jul 2 Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
  • Jul 3 Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jul 3 Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricket spin bowler (103 Tests, 417 wickets), born in Jalandhar, India
  • Jul 5 David Rozehnal, Czech soccer defender (Czech Rep. 60 caps; PSG, Lille), born in Šternberk, Czech Republic
  • Jul 6 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Barcelona
  • Jul 7 Michelle Kwan, American figure skater (World C'ship gold women's singles 1996, 98, 2000, 01, 03; Olympic silver 1998; bronze 2002), born in Torrance, California
  • Jul 7 John Buck, American MLB baseball catchrr, 2004-14 (Kansas City Royals, and six other teams), born in Kemmerer, Wyoming
  • Jul 8 Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
  • Jul 10 Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • Jul 12 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 14 George Smith, Australian Rugby player, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 15 Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
  • Jul 15 Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
  • Jul 16 Adam Scott, Australian golfer (US Masters 2013), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Jul 17 Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer, born in Municipality of Parla, Spain
  • Jul 17 Ryan Miller, American hockey player, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jul 19 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 19 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
  • Jul 21 CC Sabathia, American baseball player, born in Vallejo, California
  • Jul 22 Scott Dixon, New Zealand auto racer (IndyCar Drivers' champion 2003, 08, 13, 15, 18), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Jul 22 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 24 Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • Jul 25 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver, born in Kankaanpää, Finland
  • Jul 25 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jul 27 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist, born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • Jul 27 Jessi Combs, American auto racer, television personality (women’s land speed class record [4 wheels] 2013, 16), born in Rockerville, South Dakota (d. 2019)
  • Jul 29 Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jul 29 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • Jul 30 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player, born in San Donà di Piave, Italy
  • Jul 30 Justin Rose, English golfer (US Open 2013), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 31 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player, born in Salesi, Samoa
  • Aug 1 Mancini [Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino], Brazilian footballer, born in Itapinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Aug 2 Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Aug 3 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 5 Wayne Bridge, English premier league footballer, born in Southampton, England
  • Aug 5 Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer, born in Malé, Maldives
  • Aug 5 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • Aug 6 Danny Collins, Welsh soccer defender (12 caps; Sunderland, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest), born in Chester, England
  • Aug 8 Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
  • Aug 11 Lee Suggs, American football player, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Aug 14 Roy Williams, American football player (Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Redwood City, California
  • Aug 17 Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer, born in Makkinga, Netherlands
  • Aug 17 Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Aug 18 Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer, born in San Fernando Partido, Argentina
  • Aug 18 Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker, born in Preveza, Greece
  • Aug 18 Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Aug 18 Jeremy Shockey, American football Tight End, born in Ada, Oklahoma
  • Aug 19 Paul Parry, Welsh footballer, born in Cheptow, wales
  • Aug 21 Paul Menard, American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Aug 21 Burney Lamar, American race car driver, born in West Sacramento, California
  • Aug 22 Roland Benschneider, German footballer, born in Neuruppin, Germany
  • Aug 22 Nicolas Macrozonaris, French Canadian track-and-field athlete, born in Laval, Canada
  • Aug 23 Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player, born in Sánchez, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 23 Rex Grossman, American football player, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Aug 25 Neal Musser, American baseball player
  • Aug 26 Brendan Harris, American baseball player, born in Queensbury, New York
  • Aug 28 T.J. Beam, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Aug 29 Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 29 David West, American basketball player, born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Aug 29 Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sep 1 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian soccer goalkeeper (38 caps; FC Ironi Ashdod), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Sep 2 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 3 Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer, born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • Sep 3 Jennie Finch, American softball player (Olympic Gold 2004, Silver 2008), born in La Mirada, California
  • Sep 4 Pat Neshek, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 5 Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • Sep 6 Samuel Peter, Nigerian-American heavyweight boxer, born in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
  • Sep 6 Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer (Nigerian national team captain), born in Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Sep 7 Gabriel Milito, Argentine soccer defender (42 caps; Independiente, Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • Sep 7 Javad Nekounam, Iranian soccer midfielder (151 caps; Pas, Osasuna), born in Rey, Iran
  • Sep 7 Mark Prior, American baseball player, coach (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 7 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist (Olympic gold, road race 2004), born in Gunnedah, New South Wales
  • Sep 8 Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer, born in Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Sep 9 Todd Coffey, American baseball player, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • Sep 10 Timothy Goebel, American figure skater (first to land quadruple salchow jump; Olympic bronze 2002; World C'ship silver 2002, 03), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver, born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  • Sep 11 Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 12 Fernando César de Souza, Brazilian footballer, born in Jardinopolis, Brazil
  • Sep 12 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 12 Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player, born in Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 12 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player, born in Shanghai
  • Sep 13 Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sep 13 Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Sep 15 David Diehl, American football player (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player and manager (Golden State Warriors), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 16 Patrik Štefan, Czech ice hockey player, born in Příbram, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 17 Asashoryu Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler (born as Dolgorsuren Dagvador)
  • Sep 17 Danny Haren, American baseball player
  • Sep 18 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Sep 18 Chris Tarrant, Australian Rules football player, born in Mildura, Australia
  • Sep 20 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
  • Sep 21 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • Sep 21 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • Sep 24 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer, born in Lahti, Findland
  • Sep 24 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer, born in Molde, Norway
  • Sep 24 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist, born in Arezzo, Italy
  • Sep 24 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver (Supercars), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 26 Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver, born in Wolfsberg, Austria
  • Sep 26 Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players, born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • Sep 29 Patrick Agyemang, English footballer, born in London, England

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Sep 30 Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Slovakia

  • Oct 4 Sarah Fisher, American auto racer and team owner (first woman to claim a pole position in a major American open-wheel race, IRL 2002), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 4 Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Oct 6 Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • Oct 6 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer (Woking), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Oct 9 Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer (Victory Sports Club), born in Malé, Maldives
  • Oct 9 Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Njurunda, Sweden
  • Oct 10 Julié Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), born in La Tronche, France (d. 2021)
  • Oct 11 Nyron Nosworthy, English-Jamaican footballer, born in Brixton, England
  • Oct 12 Ledley King, English soccer defender (England 21 caps), born in London, England
  • Oct 13 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer, born in Averøy, Norway
  • Oct 13 Scott Parker, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Charlton, West Ham, Fulham) and manager (Fulham, AFC Bournemouth), born in Lambeth, England
  • Oct 14 Paul Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 14 Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer
  • Oct 14 Terrence McGee, American football player
  • Oct 15 Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist (2005 World Road Race Champion), born in Mol, Belgium
  • Oct 16 Sue Bird, American basketball guard (record 508 WNBA games, Seattle Storm; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16, 20), born in Syosset, New York
  • Oct 16 Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • Oct 17 Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver
  • Oct 17 Ekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
  • Oct 23 Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player, born in Fantino, Dominican Republic
  • Oct 24 James Killian, American football player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • Oct 24 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer, born in Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Oct 25 Ilana Goldfogel, American pairs skater (with partner Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 26 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer, born in Reșița, Romania
  • Oct 28 Alan Smith, English footballer
  • Oct 29 B.J. Sams, American NFL player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 29 Miguel Cotto, Puerto Rican boxer (1st Puerto Rican first four-weight world champion), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Oct 30 Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist, born in Jeju, South Korea
  • Nov 1 Bilgin Defterli, Turkish soccer forward and captain (52 caps; FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, FC Köln, Alemannia Aachen), born in Erzurum, Turkey
  • Nov 2 Diego Lugarno, Uruguayan soccer defender (95 caps; São Paulo, Fenerbahçe), born in Canelones, Uruguay
  • Nov 4 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), born in Apia, Samoa (d. 2015)
  • Nov 5 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer, born in Haltern, West Germany
  • Nov 5 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver, born in Goiânia, Brazil
  • Nov 7 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona
  • Nov 7 James Franklin, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (31 Tests, 1 x 100, 82 wickets; 110 ODIs; Wellington CA, Gloucestershire CCC, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 8 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 9 James Harper, English footballer, born in Bell, California
  • Nov 9 Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
  • Nov 10 Troy Bell, American basketball player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 10 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 11 Willie Parker, American football running back (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; Super Bowl 2005, 08; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • Nov 13 François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater
  • Nov 14 Margot Contois, American dance skater (with Robert Peal), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • Nov 16 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player, born in Lakeview, Oregon
  • Nov 18 François Duval, Belgian rally driver
  • Nov 18 Luke Chadwick, English footballer
  • Nov 18 Denny Hamlin, American auto racer (Daytona 500 2016, 19, 20), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Nov 20 James Chambers, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Nov 21 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (with partner Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Nov 21 Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • Nov 21 Hank Blalock, American MLB third baseman, 2002-10 (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 22 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 25 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • Nov 27 Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • Nov 28 Stuart Taylor, British footballer
  • Nov 30 Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
  • Dec 1 Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricket batsman (13 Tests, top score 148; 125 ODIs), born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dec 1 Mubarak Hassan Shami, Qatari athlete (Vienna 2005, Prague 2006, Paris 2007 marathons), born in Baringo, Kenya
  • Dec 2 Adam Kreek, Canadian rower (Olympic gold eights 2008; World C'ship gold 2002-3, 07), born in London, Ontario
  • Dec 6 Steve Lovell, British footballer (Dundee), born in Amersham, England
  • Dec 6 Ehren Wassermann, American baseball player, born in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • Dec 7 John Terry, English soccer defender (78 caps; Chelsea), born in London, England
  • Dec 8 Brandt Snedeker, American golfer (US Masters 2008, British Open 2012 3rd), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Dec 9 Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist, born in Victoria, Canada
  • Dec 14 Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer, born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Dec 17 Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver
  • Dec 20 Ashley Cole, English footballer, born in Stepney, London
  • Dec 20 Fitz Hall, English footballer, born in Leytonstone, London
  • Dec 20 Tony [Anthony da Silva], French-born Portuguese footballer, born in Le Creusot, France
  • Dec 21 Royce Ring, American baseball player, born in La Mesa, California
  • Dec 23 Cody Ross, American baseball player, born in Portales, New Mexico
  • Dec 25 Locó [Manuel Armindo Morais Cange], Angolan soccer defender (40 caps; Primeiro de Agosto, Petro Atlético, Santos), born in Luanda, Angola
  • Dec 25 Marcus Trufant, American football cornerback (Pro Bowl 2007 Seattle Seahawks; Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 27 Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler
  • Dec 28 Lomana LuaLua, Congolese football player, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dec 31 Richard "Richie" McCaw, New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks), born in Oamaru, New Zealand