Sheffield famous faces in sports

Matt Fitzpatrick: US Open winner is just the latest of Sheffield's famous sporting faces

Matt Fitzpatrick is not the first Sheffield name to go for glory in the sporting world.

Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 7:25 am

In fact, the city has dozens of famous faces who have brought home the gold.

They include double Olympic champions, international tournament winners and world number ones in everything from squash to cricket.

In fact, with Matt Fitzpatrick, Hallamshire Golf Club alone now has at least four world-famous names on its honour roll, including father and son duo Percy and Peter Alliss as well as Alison Nicholas.

Some of the UK’s most famous Olympic medalists have heralded from Sheffield, including World Athletics president Lord Sebastian Coe and Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill.

And the city has two English cricket captains under its banner in Michael Vaughan and Joe Root, who was recently named the world’s number one batsman.

Below, The Star has put together a gallery of famous Sheffield faces who have done their city proud in sport.

With thanks to Jeremy Biggin for his generous help researching these Sheffield sporting figures.

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