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Birthdays in Sport in 1982

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 376

  • Jan 1 David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player
  • Jan 2 Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker
  • Jan 4 Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Jan 4 Richard Logan, English footballer, born in Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • Jan 6 Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 6 Brian Bass, American baseball player, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Jan 7 Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jan 7 Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer, born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Jan 7 Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 8 Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • Jan 8 John Utaka, Nigerian footballer, born in Enugu, Nigeria
  • Jan 12 Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
  • Jan 12 Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player, born in Strasbourg, France
  • Jan 12 Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper, born in Karditsa, Greece
  • Jan 12 Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete, born in Turnhout, Belgium
  • Jan 12 Chris Ray, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida

  • Jan 12 Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 13 Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
  • Jan 14 Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jan 14 Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper, born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  • Jan 15 Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Cumaná, Venezuela
  • Jan 16 Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
  • Jan 17 Dwyane Wade, American basketball player (Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 19 Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player, born in West Islip, New York
  • Jan 21 Dean Whitehead, English footballer
  • Jan 22 Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Jan 22 Jason Peters, American football player, born in Queen City, Texas
  • Jan 23 Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player, born in Laguna Salada, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 30 Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player, born in McAllen, Texas
  • Jan 31 Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball shortstop, born in Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Jan 31 Andreas Görlitz, German football player, born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany
  • Jan 31 Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jan 31 Brad Thompson, American baseball pitcher, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 1 Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer, born in Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Feb 2 Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 2 Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
  • Feb 3 Alan Gurr, Australian V8 Supercar driver
  • Feb 4 Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
  • Feb 5 Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2007)
  • Feb 5 Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • Feb 5 Tomas Kopecky, Slovak ice hockey player, born in Ilava, Slovakia

  • Feb 5 Kevin Everett, American football player, born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Feb 8 Eric Alexander, American football player
  • Feb 10 Keith Dunne, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Feb 10 Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 10 Justin Gatlin, American sprinter (Olympic gold 100m 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Feb 11 Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player (2010 world champion), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Feb 12 Onil Joseph, Dominican baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 12 Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper, born in Messene, Greece
  • Feb 13 Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Feb 14 Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player, born in Trenčín, Slovakia
  • Feb 17 Adriano, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 17 Brian Bruney, American baseball player
  • Feb 20 Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
  • Feb 21 Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver, born in Salzburg, Austria
  • Feb 24 Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 24 Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
  • Feb 24 Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
  • Feb 25 Chris Baird, Irish footballer
  • Feb 25 Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • Feb 25 Flavia Pennetta, Italian tennis player (US open 2015), born in Brindisi, Italy
  • Feb 26 Katherine Hull Kirk, Australian golfer (British Open 2010 runner-up; 3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Feb 26 Li Na, Chinese tennis player (French Open 2011, Australian Open 2014), born in Wuhan, China
  • Mar 2 Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Mar 2 Ben Roethlisberger, American football player, born in Lima, Ohio
  • Mar 2 Corey Webster, American football player
  • Mar 2 Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
  • Mar 3 Colton Orr, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver
  • Mar 4 Landon Donovan, American soccer player
  • Mar 5 Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
  • Mar 8 Nicolas Armindo, race car driver
  • Mar 8 Leonidas Kabantais, Greek footballer
  • Mar 8 Nicoleta Onel, Romanian gymnast
  • Mar 8 Craig Stansberry, American baseball player
  • Mar 10 Timo Glock, German racing car driver
  • Mar 11 Hasan Raza, cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)
  • Mar 11 Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
  • Mar 12 Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
  • Mar 12 Zach Miner, American baseball player
  • Mar 13 Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player, born in Clay Center, Kansas
  • Mar 14 Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 14 François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
  • Mar 15 Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 17 Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
  • Mar 18 Timo Glock German Formula 1 driver
  • Mar 18 Pedro Mantorras, Angolan footballer
  • Mar 18 Chad Cordero, American baseball player
  • Mar 19 Brad Jones, Australian footballer
  • Mar 19 Jonathan Fanene, American football player
  • Mar 20 Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
  • Mar 20 José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • Mar 20 Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Mar 21 Colin Turkington, British racing driver
  • Mar 21 Aaron Hill, American baseball player
  • Mar 23 José Raúl Contreras, Chilean footballer
  • Mar 24 Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • Mar 24 Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • Mar 25 Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
  • Mar 25 Danica Patrick, American auto racer (1st woman to win an IndyCar Series race), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Mar 26 Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 31 Jessica Joseph, American ice dancer (World Junior champion 1998), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Mar 31 Tal Ben Haim, Israeli soccer defender (Israel 96 caps), born in Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • Mar 31 Philippe Mexès, French soccer defender (France 29 caps), born in Toulouse, France
  • Apr 2 Bianca Chatfield, Australian netball player, born in Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
  • Apr 2 Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer (goalkeeper), born in Frascati, Italy
  • Apr 2 Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player, born in Loveland, Colorado
  • Apr 3 Iain Fyfe, Australian soccer player (Campbelltown City), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Apr 3 Jared Allen, American football player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 5 Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver
  • Apr 5 Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer

  • Apr 5 Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • Apr 8 Gennady Golovkin, Kazakh boxer (undisputed world middleweight champion), born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • Apr 9 Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer, born in San José, Costa Rica
  • Apr 10 Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Apr 10 Andre Ethier, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 11 Ian Bell, English cricketer, born in Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Apr 15 Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • Apr 16 Boris Diaw, French basketball player, born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
  • Apr 16 Jonathan Vilma, American football player, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Apr 17 Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player, born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 18 Scott Hartnell, Canadian NHL hockey player, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Apr 21 Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, American football player
  • Apr 22 Kaká [Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite], Brazilian footballer (Orlando City, Brazil national team), born in Gama, Brazil
  • Apr 25 Monty Panesar, English cricketer, born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • Apr 25 Brian Barton, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 26 J. B. Holmes, American golfer (British Open 2016 3rd; 5 PGA Tour titles), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Apr 26 Brock Gillespie, American basketball player (CB Ciudad de Valladolid), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • May 1 Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player (12 ATP titles), born in Hostalric, Spain
  • May 1 Darijo Srna, Croatian soccer defender (Croatia 134 caps), born in Metković, Croatia
  • May 3 Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-American football player, born in Dnipro, Ukraine
  • May 4 Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer, born in Peristeri, Athens
  • May 4 Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 5 Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer, born in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • May 5 Randall Gay, American NFL player (New Orleans Saints), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • May 5 Jay Bothroyd, English footballer (striker for J1 League club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo), born in London
  • May 7 Akos Buzsaky, Hungarian Football player
  • May 8 Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
  • May 11 Andrew Walter, American football player
  • May 14 Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • May 14 BeardyMan, English beatboxer
  • May 15 Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
  • May 15 Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
  • May 16 Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
  • May 16 Hanna Mariën, Belgian athlete
  • May 17 Tony Parker, French-American basketball player
  • May 17 Hunter Mahan, American golfer (World Matchplay 2012; Ryder Cup 2014), born in Orange, California
  • May 18 Jason Brown, English-born footballer
  • May 19 Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer
  • May 19 Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
  • May 20 Petr Čech, Czech footballer

  • May 20 Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
  • May 21 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 22 Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
  • May 23 Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
  • May 24 Bill Haas, American golfer (6 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 24 Issah Ahmed, Ghanaian football player, born in Dawu, Ghana
  • May 25 Adam Boyd, English footballer, born in Hartlepool, England
  • May 25 Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • May 25 Ryan Gallant, American professional skateboarder, born in Southboro, Massachusetts
  • May 28 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • May 29 Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete (Olympic gold 2008), born in Yakushyntsi, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine
  • May 29 Kim Tae-kyun, South Korean baseball 1st baseman (KBO Triple Crown 2005, 08), born in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province
  • May 30 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
  • Jun 1 Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player (7 time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Liège, Belgium
  • Jun 3 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 2004, 08), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • Jun 7 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Jun 8 Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 10 Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Joey Graham, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 11 Stephen Graham, American basketball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 11 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player (Phoenix Mercury), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 12 Loïc Duval, French racing driver (Audi Sport), born in Chartres, France
  • Jun 12 Jason David, American NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts), born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jun 13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • Jun 14 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • Jun 15 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jun 16 Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • Jun 17 Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • Jun 19 David Pollack, American football player
  • Jun 19 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • Jun 22 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • Jun 24 Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • Jun 24 Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 30 Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • Jul 1 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer and coach (Rezzato), born in Biella, Italy
  • Jul 5 Philippe Gilbert, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium
  • Jul 7 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Jul 8 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player (Leones de Ponce, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 9 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • Jul 10 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • Jul 11 Chris Cooley, American NFL tight end (2-time Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in Powell, Wyoming
  • Jul 12 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • Jul 13 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • Jul 13 "Yadi" Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 16 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer (Pars Jonoubi), born in Santa Ana, Costa Rica

About 1982

How Old? 36 or 37 years old
Generation: Generation Y or Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 1 - Jan 24), Dog (Jan 25 - Dec 31)