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Birthdays in Sport in 1986

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Glen Davis, American basketball player
  • Jan 3 Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player
  • Jan 4 James Milner, English footballer, born in Wortley, Leeds
  • Jan 4 Steve Slaton, American football player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Paul McShane, Irish footballer, born in Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 7 Grant Leadbitter, English footballer, born in Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
  • Jan 8 David Silva, Spanish footballer, born in Arguineguín, Spain
  • Jan 12 Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 13 Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
  • Jan 14 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
  • Jan 15 Fred Davis, American football player, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 23 Steven Taylor, English footballer, born in Greenwich, London
  • Jan 25 Chris O'Grady, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Gerald Green, American basketball player
  • Jan 28 Jessica Ennis, English heptathlete
  • Jan 29 Mark Howard, English football player

  • Jan 29 Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player
  • Jan 29 Chris Bourque, American pro hockey player
  • Jan 30 Nick Evans, American baseball player, born in Glendale, Arizona
  • Jan 31 Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Congolese football goalkeeper, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Feb 4 Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad, Bangladeshi cricketer (2007-), born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Feb 5 Reed Sorenson, American stock car racing driver, born in Peachtree City, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Billy Sharp, English footballer, born in Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Feb 5 Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Feb 6 Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Feb 10 Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Feb 10 Radamel Falcao García Zárate, Colombian football player (AS Monaco, Colombia national team), born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Feb 13 Luke Moore, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer, born in Sabadell, Spain
  • Feb 14 Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver, born in Pocking, Germany
  • Feb 15 Gabriel Paletta, Argentine-born Italian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Feb 17 Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
  • Feb 18 Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 19 Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 19 Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver

  • Feb 19 Marta, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 22 Rajon Rondo, American basketball player, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 23 Jerod Mayo, American football linebacker, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Feb 24 Wojtek Wolski, Polish Ice hockey player
  • Feb 26 Makelele, Brazilian footballer, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Mar 1 Jonathan Spector, American soccer player
  • Mar 4 Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
  • Mar 4 Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
  • Mar 5 Matty Fryatt, English footballer
  • Mar 7 Ben Griffin, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 14 Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Mar 14 Andy Taylor, British/English footballer
  • Mar 16 T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
  • Mar 18 Bia Figueiredo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 18 Abdennour Cherif El Ouazzani, Algerian footballer
  • Mar 18 Kaloyan Ivanov, Bulgarian basketball player
  • Mar 23 Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Mar 24 Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
  • Mar 24 Anthony McMahon, English footballer
  • Mar 27 Manuel Neuer, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
  • Mar 28 Barbora Strýcová, Czech tennis player
  • Mar 29 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer
  • Mar 30 Sergio Ramos, Spanish soccer defender (Europe's most capped male outfield player; Real Madrid), born in Camas, Seville, Andalusia
  • Apr 1 Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater
  • Apr 3 Sergio Sánchez Ortega, Spanish footballer (Espanyol), born in Mataró, Spain
  • Apr 4 Aiden McGeady, Republic of Ireland national team footballer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland
  • Apr 4 Cameron Barker, Canadian professional ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Apr 8 Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
  • Apr 8 Félix Hernández, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Seattle Mariners), born in Valencia
  • Apr 10 Olivia Borlée, Belgian 200m sprinter, born in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
  • Apr 10 Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer (Manchester City, Belgium National Team), born in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr 12 Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer (Switzerland national team), born in Tetovo, Macedonia
  • Apr 14 Matt Derbyshire, English footballer, born in Great Harwood, United Kingdom
  • Apr 15 Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer
  • Apr 16 Paul di Resta, British racing driver, born in Uphall, United Kingdom
  • Apr 18 Maurice Edu, American soccer player, born in Fontana, California
  • Apr 18 Billy Butler, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Orange Park, Florida
  • Apr 19 Candace Parker, American basketball player (Los Angeles Sparks), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 21 Audra Cohen, American tennis player, born in California
  • Apr 21 Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
  • Apr 22 Dusan Sakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
  • Apr 22 Marshawn Lynch, American Football player
  • Apr 23 Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater, born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • May 1 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (Ecuador 58 caps), born in Quito, Ecuador (d. 2013)
  • May 8 Marvell Wynne, American soccer player
  • May 11 Abou Diaby, French footballer
  • May 11 Ronny, Brazilian footballer
  • May 13 Scott Sutter, Swiss footballer
  • May 13 Ji Eun-hee, South Korean golfer (US Open 2009), born in Gapyeong, South Korea
  • May 15 Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
  • May 15 Adam Moffat, Scottish football player, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 15 Kyle Loza, Freestyle Motocross Rider, born in Orange County, California
  • May 16 Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • May 18 Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player
  • May 19 Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player

  • May 20 Dexter Blackstock, English footballer
  • May 23 Ruben Zadkovich, Australian soccer player
  • May 25 Yoan Gouffran, French footballer, born in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
  • May 28 Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
  • May 28 Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • May 28 Michael Oher, American football player at Ole Miss
  • Jun 3 Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer

Person of interestRafael Nadal

Jun 3 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player (19 Grand Slam singles titles - 12 French Opens), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 3 Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
  • Jun 3 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 3 Al Horford, American basketball player
  • Jun 7 Keegan Bradley, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2011), born in Woodstock, Vermont
  • Jun 8 Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
  • Jun 14 Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • Jun 16 Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 16 Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • Jun 16 Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 16 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • Jun 16 Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 18 Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
  • Jun 19 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • Jun 22 Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player, born in Pago Pago, America Samoa
  • Jun 24 Stuart Broad, English cricketer
  • Jun 24 Phil Hughes, American baseball player
  • Jun 25 Charlie Davies, American soccer player (New England Revolution), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Jun 27 LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jun 30 Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model
  • Jul 1 Charlie Blackmon, American MLB outfielder (NL Batting champion 2017), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 4 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 Derrick Williams, American football player

  • Jul 8 Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 8 Kevin Chappell, American golfer (US Open 2011 3rd), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 11 Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
  • Jul 11 Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
  • Jul 12 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • Jul 23 Nelson Philippe, French racing driver
  • Jul 24 Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
  • Jul 27 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast (World Championships champion 2002, 2003), born in Bedford, Texas
  • Jul 31 Evgeni Malkin, Russian NHL center (World C'ship gold 2012, 14; Pittsburg Penguins), born in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast
  • Aug 1 Andrew Taylor, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), born in Hartlepool, England
  • Aug 1 Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Tibro, Sweden
  • Aug 1 Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Aug 5 Paula Creamer, American golfer (US Open 2010), born in Mountain View, California
  • Aug 13 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player, born in Rochester, New York
  • Aug 14 Terin Humphrey, American gymnast, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • Aug 17 Rudy Gay, American basketball player
  • Aug 17 Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player
  • Aug 19 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player

Person of interestUsain Bolt

Aug 21 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (Olympic gold 100m/200m 2008, 12, 16), born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 23 Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons, born in Kiama, Australia
  • Aug 23 Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons, born in Kiama, Australia
  • Aug 24 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, born in Silver Spring, Maryland (d. 2009)
  • Aug 24 Arian Foster, American football running back (Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Aug 31 Feng Tianwei, Singaporean table tennis player
  • Sep 1 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
  • Sep 1 Anthony Allen, English rugby union player

Person of interestShaun White

Sep 3 Shaun White, American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • Sep 4 James Younghusband, Philippine footballer, born in Ashford, United Kingdom
  • Sep 8 João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer, born in Barreiro, Portugal
  • Sep 8 Matt Grothe, American football player, born in Lakeland, Florida

  • Sep 9 Justice Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • Sep 9 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player, born in Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Sep 11 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player, born in Tzaneen, South Africa
  • Sep 11 Dwayne Jarrett, American football player, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Sep 13 Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan
  • Sep 13 Sean Williams, American basketball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 14 Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer (Luton Town), born in Athlone, Ireland
  • Sep 17 Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
  • Sep 17 Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
  • Sep 19 Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Sep 23 Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • Sep 27 Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 28 Andrés Guardado, Mexican soccer midfielder (158 caps; Deportivo La Coruña, Valencia, PSV), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Sep 29 Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 6 Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer
  • Oct 7 Lee Nguyen, American soccer player, born in Richardson, Texas
  • Oct 7 Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer, born in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Oct 9 Laure Manaudou, French swimmer, born in Villeurbanne, France
  • Oct 10 Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 12 Sergio Peter, German footballer (SpVgg Neckarelz), born in Ludwigshafen, West Germany
  • Oct 14 Tom Craddock, English footballer
  • Oct 21 Chibuzor Chilaka, English footballer
  • Oct 22 Kara Lang, Canadian soccer player
  • Oct 23 Jake Robinson, English footballer
  • Oct 24 John Ruddy, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), born in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Oct 27 Matty Pattison, South African footballer (Whickham), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Oct 30 Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper (3 Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Spittal an der Drau, Austria
  • Oct 31 Chris Alajajian, Australian racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 3 Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby union flanker (24 caps; Benetton Treviso), born in Cecina, Livorno, Italy

  • Nov 4 Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver
  • Nov 5 Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nov 11 François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
  • Nov 15 Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player, born in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 17 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • Nov 22 Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • Nov 26 Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
  • Nov 27 Suresh Raina, Indian cricketer (Gujarat Lions, Chennai Super Kings), born in Muradnagar, India
  • Nov 30 Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player
  • Dec 1 DeSean Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2009-10, 13; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 2 Claudiu Keșerü, Romanian soccer forward (37 caps; FC Nantes, Steaua București), born in Oradea, Romania
  • Dec 4 Martell Webster, American basketball player, born in Edmonds, Washington
  • Dec 7 Billy Horschel, American golfer (FedEx Cup 2014, 5 PGA Tour titles), born in Grant, Florida
  • Dec 8 Amir Khan, English boxer
  • Dec 10 Matthew Bates, English footballer
  • Dec 12 Përparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer, born in Srbica, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Dec 19 Ryan Babel, Dutch Footballer
  • Dec 25 Doug Loft, English footballer, born in Maidstone, United Kingdom
  • Dec 28 Tom Huddlestone, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom

About 1986

How Old? 32 or 33 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Feb 8), Tiger (Feb 9 - Dec 31)