Category Search - soccer (Called football outside North America)

(26 found)

Sammy Adams
rapper, soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Adams Wisner
Also Known As:
The Wiz
Sam Adams
Wizzy
Boston's Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Hate College, Driving Me Crazy. Album Boston's Boy.

David Beckham
soccer

Real/Birth Name:
David Robert Joseph Beckham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Victoria Beckham by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Teams Manchester United, Real Madrid in Spain. Title of movie Bend It Like Beckham refers to him. Appointed OBE 2003.

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George Best
soccer

Real/Birth Name:
George Best
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

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British. Team Manchester United.

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Brandi Chastain
soccer, sports analyst, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Brandi Denise Chastain
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US national soccer team player. After the team won in 1996, she ripped off her shirt. Pro soccer player. Olympic Gold Medal 1996.

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Robert Enke
soccer, activist, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Enke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German goalkeeper. Teams (soccer sides) Benfica, Barcelona, Hannover 96. PETA activist. Depression, suicide by standing in front of a moving train.

Mia Hamm
soccer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Mariel Margaret Hamm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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American Women's Soccer Team player. Olympic Gold Medal 2004.

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Julio Iglesias
singer, soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Album Tango. Goalkeeper for soccer team Real Madrid.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry7 November 1985

Vinnie Jones
actor, soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Peter Jones
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Movies Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch. Played in the English Football League - known as a rough player.

Gary Lineker
soccer, model, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Winston Lineker
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Popular English international footballer, appointed OBE. BBC TV shows Match of the Day, They Think It's All Over. Spokesperson for Walker's crisps.

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Carli Lloyd
soccer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Carli Anne Lloyd
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional soccer midfielder. Teams Houston Dash, Chicago Red Stars, Sky Blue FC, Atlanta Beat. Also the US National team. Olympic Gold Medal 2008 and 2012. Won with US team 3 times Women's World Cup.

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Mario Machado
tv, news, soccer, sports analyst, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Jose de Souza Machado
Also Known As:
Mario J. Machado
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chinese-American with Portuguese ancestry. Immigrated to the US in 1956. Became a US citizen in 1965. Movie RoboCop. Soccer commentator on TV.

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Costas Mandylor
actor, soccer, model

Real/Birth Name:
Costas Theodosopoulos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name taken from mothers maiden name "Mandylaris." Played professional soccer for Greece and Australia until injured. Movies Just Desserts (2004), Delta of Venus, Virtuosity, Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Beowulf. TV shows 7th Heaven, Secret Agent Man, Picket Fences, Players.

Diego Maradona
soccer, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Diego Armando Maradona Franco
Nickname(s):
El Pibe de Oro
The Golden Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Argentina football star. Attacking midfielder, second striker. Heart attack.

Pelé
soccer, activist, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edison Arantes do Nascimento
Also Known As:
Pele
Edson
Nickname(s):
The King of Football
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian soccer star. The IOC named him Athlete of the Century in 1999.

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Gerard Piqué
soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33, 12 days before his 34th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Manchester United, FC Barcelona as a central defender.

Megan Rapinoe
soccer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Megan Anna Rapinoe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 6 inches (167.64 cm)

Brief Facts:

Winger, midfielder. Caotain of team Reign FC. Teams US National Women's Team, University of Portland, Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence, MagicJack, Sydney FC, Seattle Sounders Women, Olympique Lyonnais. Olympic Gold Medal 2012.

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Kike Rodríguez
soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Enrique Rodríguez Castillo
Also Known As:
Kike Rodriguez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Peruvian, team Colegio Nacional de Iquitos.

Robbie Rogers
soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Hampton Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soccer teams LA Galaxy, Leeds United, Heerenveen.

Kyle Rote Jr.
soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Kyle Rote Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

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Forward. Teams Dallas Tornado, Houston Hurricane, US National Team.

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Andrew Shue
soap, actor, producer, soccer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Eppley Shue
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 30 days before his 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Amy Robach by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Elisabeth Shue by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Melrose Place. Movie The Rainmaker. Played soccer in Zimbabwe.

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Hope Solo
soccer, model, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Hope Amelia Solo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Goalkeeper for teams St. Louis Athletica, magicJack, 2008 Olympics, US National Women's Team. Dancer on TV show Dancing with the Stars. Model in magazine ESPN the Magazine.

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Sócrates
soccer, columnist, doctor, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira
Also Known As:
Socrates
Dr. Socrates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian doctor, team Corinthians. South American Footballer of the Year in 1983.

Nobby Stiles
soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Norbert Peter Stiles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English footballer, defensive midfielder. Team Manchester United. Awarded MBE in 2000.

Mike Thalassitis
suicide, tv, soccer

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Thalassitis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English-Cypriot footballer, suicide by hanging, found in a park. Reality TV series Love Island, Celebs Go Dating.

Abby Wambach
soccer, coach, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Abigail Wambach
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 11 inches (180.34 cm)

Brief Facts:

Position: forward. Teams Washington Freedom, magicJack, Western New York Flash. Also the 2012 USA national team, which won the World Cup. Twice won Olympic Gold Medal.

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George Weah
politician, soccer

Real/Birth Name:
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Liberian politician. Footballer.

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