England is not only an aristocratic nation but also a sports nation. It was in this state that football, badminton, golf, and boxing originated. Rugby and horseback riding are also popular in England. In each sport, you can highlight British people, famous people from around the world.
An outstanding athlete in modern times is English football striker David Beckham. He started his career at Manchester United, with whom he has won six league titles in the Premier League. He plays for the football clubs Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, and Paris Saint-Germain.
Beckham is especially known for his unique performance of standard and free kicks. Twice ranked second in the “FIFA Player of the Year” poll. In 2004 and 2011, he became the highest-paid football player in the world.
Among the famous athletes in the UK include Paul Radcliffe, a high-speed and long-distance runner. She is the current world record holder in the marathon, set on October 13, 2002.
The athlete did not have an Olympic award, she competed more successfully in world championships and commercial marathons. Paul now works in the Air Force and is broadcasting athletic radio programs.
Steve Redgrave is a famous English rower. He is one of the best and most famous rowers in sports history. He’s a five-time Olympic champion. He took the first gold in the Olympics, held in 1984 in Los Angeles.
After 16 years in Sydney, he has won his fifth four gold rows without a driver. He also became a nine-time world champion. He played for his country and ranked high despite being diagnosed with diabetes.
England is proud of Christopher Hoem, who is considered a famous cyclist. He is a six-time Olympic champion, a member of the British Imperial Order, and an eleven-time world champion. He has the title of knight.
Among the famous British athletes should be noted Martin Johnson, a talented rugby player. The national team has won the World Cup and Cup of Six Nations. Now he is working as a successful coach.