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Sports Stars Born in 1990

  • Jan 3 Yoichiro Kakitani, Japanese soccer midfielder (18 caps; Cerezo Osaka), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 4 Toni Kroos, German football player (Real Madrid, German national team), born in Greifswald, East Germany
  • Jan 7 Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater, born in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Jan 7 Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper, born in Tyrol, Austria
  • Jan 10 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer, born in Wuhan, China
  • Jan 12 Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player, born in Simferopol
  • Jan 15 Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Jan 18 Gift Ngoepe, South African-born baseball player, 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, born in Pietersburg, South Africa
  • Feb 7 Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player

Bethany Hamilton

Feb 8 Bethany Hamilton, American pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue, Hawaii

  • Feb 8 Klay Thompson, American basketball guard (3-time NBA champion GS Warriors 2015, 17, 18, Olympic gold 2016), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Robert Griffin III, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2011, Baylor; NFL Pro Bowl 2012, Washington Redskins; Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Feb 15 Erwin Sak, Polish football goalkeeper (Stomil Olstyn), born in Lublin, Poland
  • Mar 4 Draymond Green, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Mar 8 Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 2011, 14), born in Bilovec, Czech Republic
  • Mar 12 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee
  • Mar 12 Marvin Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17 Saina Nehwal, Indian Badminton player, born in Hisar, India
  • Mar 29 Teemu Pukki, Finnish footballer (Norwich City), born in Kotka, Finland
  • Apr 2 Yevgeniya Kanayeva OMF, Russian rhythmic gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2008, 12; World C'ship gold x 17 2007-11), born in Omsk, Russia
  • Apr 2 Miralem Pjanić, Bosnian soccer midfielder (92 caps; Roma, Juventus), born in Tuzia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Apr 10 Lulinha [Luiz Marcelo Morais dos Reis], Brazilian footballer, born in Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 17 Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer, born in Bridgend, Wales
  • Apr 27 Austin Dillon, American auto racer (Daytona 500 2018), born in Welcome, North Carolina
  • Apr 30 Jonathan Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic bronze 2012, silver 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • May 2 Francesco Friedrich, German bobsledder (4 x Olympic gold 2018, 22; 13 x World C'ship gold 2011-21), born in Pirna, Germany
  • May 3 Brooks Koepka, American golfer (US Open 2017-18, PGA C'ship 2018-19), born in West Palm Beach, Florida

José Altuve

May 6 José Altuve, Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman (Houston Astros), born in Maracay, Venezuela

  • May 8 Kemba Walker, American NBA player (New York Knicks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 14 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • May 15 Joe Mattock, English football player
  • May 24 Joey Logano, American racecar driver, born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • May 27 Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater
  • May 31 Erik Karlsson, Swedish ice hockey player (NHL - San Jose Sharks)), born in Landsbro, Sweden
  • Jun 1 Carlota Ciganda, Spanish golfer (US Open 2018 3rd; 2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Pamplona, Spain
  • Jun 9 Matthias Mayer, Austrian alpine ski racer (Olympic gold downhill 2014, Super-G 2018, 22), born in Sankt Veit, Kärnten, Austria
  • Jun 24 Michael Del Zotto, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 29 Ryu So-yeon, South Korean golfer (US Open 2011, ANA Inspiration 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 9 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers

Caroline Wozniacki

Jul 11 Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player (Australian Open 2018), born in Odense, Denmark

  • Jul 15 Damian Lillard, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Oakland, California

Canelo Álvarez

Jul 18 Canelo Álvarez, Mexican boxer (multiple weight division world champion), born in Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Aug 5 Patrick Reed, American golfer (2018 Masters), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 12 Mario Balotelli, Italian soccer striker (36 caps; Nice, Inter, Man City), born in Palermo, Italy
  • Aug 20 Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch-Javanese Surinamese swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, 12), born in Sauwerd, Netherlands
  • Aug 28 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer, born in Linyola, Spain
  • Sep 2 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2022; Formula BMW UK 2007; All-Japan Formula 3 C'ship 2009), born in Kumla, Sweden
  • Sep 5 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea
  • Sep 6 John Wall, American basketball point guard (2010 NBA Draft: #1 pick Washington Wizards), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 7 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 8 Matt Barkley, American NFL football quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 8 Gerrit Cole, American MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 8 Matthew Dellavedova, Australian basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Maryborough, Australia
  • Sep 8 Jos Buttler, English cricket wicketkeeper (HS 152; Somerset CCC, Lancashire CCC, Rajasthan Royals, Sydney Thunder), born in Taunton, England
  • Sep 9 Shaun Johnson, New Zealand Rugby League halfback (Auckland Warriors, Cronulla Sharks), born in Auckland, NZ
  • Sep 14 Douglas Costa, Brazilian footballer (Juventus), born in Sapucaia do Sul, Brazil

John Tavares

Sep 20 John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Islanders), born in Mississauga, Ontario

  • Sep 21 Rob Cross, English darts player (PDC World Champion 2018), born in Pembury, England
  • Sep 25 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater, born in Nagoya, Japan
  • Oct 12 Henri Lansbury, English footballer (Aston Villa), born in Enfield, London
  • Oct 18 Brittany Griner, American basketball player (Phoenix Mercury), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 21 Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
  • Oct 25 Mirim Lee, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration 2020), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 3 Ellyse Perry, Australian soccer defender and cricket all-rounder (top Test score 213no; NSW; Sydney Sixers), born in Sydney NSW
  • Nov 11 Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 2017; World C'ship gold men's time trial 2017; Olympic silver road race 2016, 20), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Nov 12 James McCarthy, Scottish footballer (Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 20 Sam Burton, English footballer, born in Swindon, United Kingdom
  • Dec 2 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Ghanaian soccer midfielder (78 caps; Udinese), born in Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
  • Dec 2 Gastón Ramírez, Uruguayan soccer midfielder (43 caps; Sampdoria), born in Fray Bentos, Uruguay
  • Dec 3 Christian Benteke, Belgian soccer striker (93 caps; Genk, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Aston Villa), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
  • Dec 7 Marte Olsbu Røiseland, Norwegian biathlete (Olympic gold women's sprint, pursuit, mixed relay 2022; 11 x World C'ship gold), born in Arendal, Norway
  • Dec 12 Victor Moses, Nigerian footballer, born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dec 19 Sally Fitzgibbons, Australian pro surfer, born in Gerroa, Australia
  • Dec 26 Aaron Ramsey, Welsh footballer, born in Caerphilly, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 Luis Trujillo, Peruvian Football Player
  • Dec 27 Milos Raonic, Canadian tennis player (8 ATP titles), born in Titograd, Montenegro
  • Dec 30 Joe Root, English cricket batsman and captain (HS 254; Yorkshire CCC), born in Sheffield, England

About 1990

How Old? 31 or 32 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Horse (Jan 27 - Dec 31)