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Dwight Clark

Dwight Edward Clark was a former American football wide receiver and executive. He played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League from 1979 to 1987. With the 49ers, Clark played on two Super Bowl championship teams. He caught ...

                                               

Ray Clemence

Raymond Neal Clemence MBE was an English professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. He was born in Skegness, Lincolnshire. He is one of only 25 players to have made over 1.000 career appearances.

                                               

Carlos Clos Gomez

Carlos Clos Gomez is a football referee from Zaragoza, Spain. He is a UEFA class 2 referee as of January 2009. Clos Gomez refereed a Europa League match between Motherwell F.C. and Steaua Bucharest in which he was criticised by Motherwell manager ...

                                               

Avi Cohen

Avaraham "Avi" Cohen was the first international football star to come from Israel. Born in Cairo, he joined the Maccabi Tel Aviv football club in 1975 and within a year was playing for the Israel national football team. He joined the Liverpool F ...

                                               

Tanhum Cohen-Mintz

Tanhum Tani Cohen-Mintz was an Israeli basketball player. A 6 ft 8 1/2 in center, he played professionally between 1956 and 1972 for Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was also the captain of the Israel national basketball team 86 times between 1959 and 1971. ...

                                               

Anne-Marie Colchen

Anne-Marie Colchen-Maillet was a French former track and field athlete and womens basketball player. She was born in Le Havre, France.

                                               

Jerry Collins

Jerry Collins was a professional New Zealand rugby union player. He played for the All Blacks between 2001 and 2007. At the time of his death, he was playing for RC Narbonne. He also played for the Hurricanes, Wellington, Toulon, Ospreys, Yamaha ...

                                               

Maureen Connolly

Maureen Connolly was an American tennis player. She won nine Grand Slam singles titles in the 1950s. In 1953, she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam titles in the same year. Connolly was born in San Diego, California. She had to re ...

                                               

Davie Cooper

David "Davie" Cooper was a professional football player. He was a Scotland international and played as a left winger. He started his career at Clydebank F.C. where he was an instant success, helping the club to the second division championship in ...

                                               

Neale Cooper

Neale James Cooper was a Scottish football player and coach. He was born in Darjeeling, India to Scottish parents. He was raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. Cooper played as a midfielder during the 1980s and 1990s, mainly for the Aberdeen team managed ...

                                               

Henri Coppens

Henri Rik François Louis Coppens was a Belgian footballer. He played as a striker. He played 389 games and scored 261 goals for Beerschot AC. Coppens won the first Belgian Golden Shoe in 1954. For many hes unknown but for others hes the famous cr ...

                                               

Fausto Coppi

Angelo Fausto Coppi was an Italian racing cyclist. He was born in Castellania. He was one of the most successful and most popular cyclists of all time. He won the Tour de France twice, in 1949 and 1952. He won the Giro dItalia five times, in 1940 ...

                                               

Sarah Correa

Sarah Gonçalves Correa was a Brazilian competitive free-style swimmer. She won the gold medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle at the 2010 South American Games in Medellin, Colombia, beating the competition record. At the 2011 Pan American Games in G ...

                                               

Artur Correia

Artur Manuel Soares Correia was a Portuguese footballer. He played as a right back. Nicknamed "Ruço", he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 234 games and four goals during 12 seasons, representing Academica, Benfica and Sporting, winning eight major ...

                                               

Cristiana Corsi

Cristiana Corsi was an Italian taekwondo specialist. She was born in Rome. She competed in the womens featherweight category. She was thought of as one of Italys best taekwondo players.

                                               

Awa Coulibaly

Awa Gianna Coulibaly is an Italian rugby player, and judoka. She won the 2019 African Cadet Judo Championships. She played for Stade Rennes rugby. She was born in Bamako. Her father was an architect, and her mother was an interior decorator. She ...

                                               

Thelma Coyne Long

Thelma Dorothy Coyne Long was an Australian tennis player. She was one of the female players who dominated Australian tennis from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. During her career, she won 19 Grand Slam tournament titles. In 2013, she was added into ...

                                               

Tony Cozier

Winston Anthony Lloyd "Tony" Cozier was a Barbadian cricket writer. He was a commentator on West Indian cricket from 1958 until his death. Cozier was described as having an "encyclopaedic" knowledge of cricket. Cozier was born in Bridgetown, Barb ...

                                               

Dave Creighton

David Theodore Creighton was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He was born in Port Arthur, Ontario. Creighton started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins in 1948. He would also play with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chi ...

                                               

Ion Croitoru

Ion William Croitoru was a Canadian professional wrestler. He was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. Croitoru is better known by his ring names, Johnny K-9 and Bruiser Bedlam. He competed in several Canadian wrestling promotions, including Stamp ...

                                               

Martin Crowe

Martin David Crowe was a New Zealand cricketer, commentator and author. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985, and was thought as one of the "best young batsmen in the world". A right-handed batsman, Crowe represented New Zealand from the ...

                                               

Wilf Cude

Wilf Reginald Cude was a NHL ice hockey centre who played 10 seasons for numerous NHL teams. Cude learned to play hockey in Winnipeg. He led the Detroit Red Wings to their first Stanley Cup finals although they lost to the Chicago Black Hawks thr ...

                                               

Damian DOliveira

Damian Basil Dolly DOliveira was a South African-born English cricketer. He played first-class cricket for Worcestershire from 1982 to 1995. He was later the academy director of Worcestershire County Cricket Club until his death. DOliveira was bo ...

                                               

Maxim Dadashev

Maxim Kaibkhanovich Dadashev was a Russian boxer. He competed in the light welterweight division. Dadshev was a participant of the 2015 European Games. Dadashev was a Russian amateur champion. He was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union now Saint Pete ...

                                               

Tania Dalton

Tania Dalton was a New Zealand international netball player. She was part of the 2003 Netball World Championships winning Silver Ferns squad. She made 12 caps for the Silver Ferns in total, playing in the positions of goal shooter and goal attack.

                                               

Jack Darragh

John Proctor "Jack" Darragh was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He played parts of 13 years of professional ice hockey, all with the Ottawa Senators.

                                               

Andrea de Cesaris

Andrea de Cesaris was an Italian racing driver. He started 208 Formula One Grands Prix but never won, holding the record for the longest career without a race victory. He was in many car accidents during his career. That earned him the nickname " ...

                                               

Bebeto de Freitas

Paulo Roberto de Freitas, best known as Bebeto was a Brazilian volleyball coach and football manager. He was the President of Botafogo FR football club. Bebeto was born in Rio de Janeiro. He won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics. He won the 199 ...

                                               

Marc de Hond

Marc David de Hond was a Dutch television presenter, businessman, writer, theatre performer and basketball player. He played for the Dutch wheelchair basketball team during the Paralympic Games. He was also a discjockey for radio 3FM and Caz!. He ...

                                               

Con de Lange

Con de Wet de Lange was a South African-born Scottish cricketer. He was a left-arm orthodox spin all-rounder and a right-handed batsman. He played for teams in South Africa before playing for Northamptonshire in England. Although he was born in B ...

                                               

Valdir Joaquim de Moraes

Valdir Joaquim de Moraes was a Brazilian football player and manager. He played as a goalkeeper. De Moraes was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. From 1958 to 1969, he played for Palmeiras and won many honours. He also played for the Brazil ...

                                               

Maria de Villota

Maria de Villota Comba was a Spanish racing driver. Maria de Villota was born in Madrid on 13 January 1980. She was the daughter of former Formula One driver Emilio de Villota. She was also the sister of Emilio de Villota, Jr., who also competed ...

                                               

Fred Dean

Frederick Rudolph Dean was an American former professional football player. He was a defensive end in the National Football League. He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His career started with the San Diego Chargers in 1975 and ended ...

                                               

Pavol Demitra

Pavol Demitra was a Slovak professional ice hockey centre who last played for the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League. He first played in the NHL in 1993, having previously played with the Ottawa Senators, who selected him in the ...

                                               

Dinko Dermendzhiev

Dinko Tsvetkov Dermendzhiev was a Bulgarian football player and manager. Dermendzhiev played his all of his club career for Botev Plovdiv. He played as a forward between 1959 and 1978. He also played for Bulgaria from 1962 to 1977. He played for ...

                                               

Paulien van Deutekom

Paulien van Deutekom was a Dutch former champion speed skater. She was in the middle long distances, over 1000 and 1500 metres. She was born in The Hague. At the 1500 metres distance she finished in second position and qualified for the 2006 Wint ...

                                               

Simon Dickie

Simon Charles Dickie was a New Zealand rowing cox who won three Olympic medals: two gold and one bronze. He was born in Waverley in Taranaki, New Zealand. For the 1968 Summer Olympics, New Zealand qualified an eight and had a pool of four rowers ...

                                               

Tommy Docherty

Thomas Henderson Docherty, commonly known as The Doc, was a Scottish football player and manager. He played as a right half.

                                               

Ricardo dos Santos

Ricardo Ricardinho dos Santos was a Brazilian surfer. He reached the quarterfinals at the 2012 Billabong Pro event in Tahiti, defeating many people including Kelly Slater. After the event, he was presented with the Andy Irons award given to the m ...

                                               

Terry Downes

Terry Downes, BEM was a British middleweight boxer, and occasional movie actor. He was nicknamed the "Paddington Express" for his aggressive fighting style. As of 2008, Downes was Britain’s oldest surviving former world champion. He held the worl ...

                                               

Freddie Dunkelman

Frederick F. "Freddie" Dunkelman was a British ice hockey player who competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics. In St. Moritz he was a member of the British team that placed fifth in the ice hockey tournament. He was born in East Ham, Greater London a ...

                                               

William Dunlop (motorcyclist)

William Dunlop was a Northern Irish professional motorcycle racer. He was part of a motorcycle racing dynasty. Dunlop was the elder brother of Michael. His best results at the Isle of Man TT saw him securing two second place finishes, the last be ...

                                               

Bill Durnan

William Ronald Durnan was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He played 7 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played his entire NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens. Until Roberto Luongo was named captain of the Vancouver Canuc ...

                                               

Ed Dyas

Edmund C. Dyas was an American football player. He played college football from 1958 to 1960 for the Auburn Tigers. He finished fourth for the Heisman Trophy in his senior season. Dyas was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Dya ...

                                               

Jack Dyte

John Leonard "Jack" Dyte was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman that played 27 games in National Hockey League with the Chicago Black Hawks. He played with the Baltimore Orioles of the Eastern Hockey League for 2 seasons as well as the ...

                                               

Atli Edvaldsson

Atli Edvaldsson was an Icelandic footballer. He played as a midfielder. During his career, he won the Icelandic championship three times and the Icelandic Cup four times. After retiring from playing, he became a well-known manager. In 1999, he ma ...

                                               

Gjermund Eggen

Gjermund Eggen was a Norwegian cross-country skier. He won three gold medals at the 1966 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1968. He competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in the 30 km event, but finished o ...

                                               

Ugo Ehiogu

Ugochuku Ehiogu was an English professional footballer who played as a centre back from 1989 to 2009. He was the coach of the Tottenham Hotspur U23 team until his death in April 2017. He played in the Premier League with Aston Villa and Middlesbr ...

                                               

Leo Ehlen

Leo Ehlen was a Dutch football player. He was born in Broeksittard,Netherlands. He was a defender and defensive midfielder. Ehlen started his professional career with Fortuna SC and joined Roda JC in 1975. With Roda JC, he played alongside Dick N ...

                                               

Zef Eisenberg

Zeev Eisenberg, known as Zef Eisenberg, was the British racecar driver, television presenter and businessman. He was the founder of sports nutrition brand Maximuscle. He was an ultra-speed motorbike racer. He held mant land speed records for moto ...