Знаменитые личности в мире спорта — рожденные, жившие или живущие и сейчас в Гамильтоне.

Американский футбол:
  • John Bonk (1950- ), was an all star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. The four-time All-Star played from 1973 to 1985 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
  • Less Browne (1959- ), was a CFL defensive back for Hamilton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and B.C. He holds the CFL and all-pro records for most interceptions in a career with 87. Resides in Hamilton.
  • Bob Cameron (1954- ), Played 23 seasons (1980–2002) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
  • Steve Christie (1967- ), ex-placekicker in the NFL, who holds a Super Bowl record for longest field goal kicked at 54 yards.
  • Tommy Joe Coffey, was a Canadian Football League receiver who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Currently resides in Burlington, Ontario.
  • Peter Dalla Riva (1946- ), a former professional Canadian football player with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League at the tight end and wide receiver positions. 3-time CFL Allstar.
  • Bernie Faloney (1932–1999), was a star quarterback football player in the United States and Canada.
  • Tony Gabriel (1948- ), Canadian Football Pass Receiver; inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1985 (from Burlington ON).
  • Corey Grant (1976- ), former wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. (Stoney Creek, Ontario).
  • Russ Jackson (1936- ), Canadian Football quarterback, all-time pass leading Canadian quarterback, 3 Grey Cups with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
  • Joe Krol (1919–2008 ), Canadian Football quarterback (1932–53), Lou Marsh Trophy winner as Canada’s top athlete in 1946.
  • Ron Lancaster (1938–2008), Former football player, coach and general manager in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and sports announcer for CBC Television.
  • Jesse Lumsden (1982- ), former running back with Hamilton, Edmonton, and Calgary of the Canadian Football League and McMaster University alumnus.
  • Mike Morreale (1971- ), award winning receiver in the Canadian Football League.
  • Rocco Romano, CFL’s DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy winner in 1994 & 1996 for the Calgary Stampeders; Awarded originally to the player selected as the outstanding lineman in the West Division. Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
  • Ralph Sazio, Player, coach, GM and president of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won four Eastern finals and three Grey Cups as coach from 1963 to 1967.
  • Vince Scott (1925–1992), played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and was later a Hamilton city councillor.
  • Jim Young (1943- ), former pro American football and Canadian football player.
  • Jackie Callura (1914–1993), featherweight boxer, World Featherweight Champion of 1943.
  • Jessica Rakoczy (1977- ), boxer, WBC Lightweight Champion (July 21, 2005)
  • Johnny K-9 (1965- ), Ion William Croitoru, 4-years in the WWF including match against Hulk Hogan.
  • Billy Red Lyons, ex-Pro Wrestler and TV announcer for Maple Leaf Wrestling.
  • Angelo Mosca (1938- ), was a Canadian Football League player between 1958 and 1969 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but he was better known for his pro wrestling career.
  • «Big John» Quinn (1944- ), is a retired professional wrestler who competed in North American regional promotions including NWA All-Star Wrestling, Pacific Northwest Wrestling and Stampede Wrestling during the 1960s and early 1970s. Cousin of former NHL coach and Hamiltonian, Pat Quinn.
  • Dewey Robertson (1939–2007), «The Missing Link» ex-Pro Wrestler.
  • Johnny Powers (1943- ), ex-Pro Wrestler. 2-time NWF World champion, 1970, 1973.
  • Sandy Scott (1934–2010), former professional wrestler.
  • Ben & Mike Sharpe, ex-Pro Wrestlers. 18 time NWA World tag champions.
  • Iron Mike Sharpe Jr., ex-Pro Wrestler. The self-proclaimed «Canada’s Greatest Athlete».
  • Tonya Verbeek (1977- ), Silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women’s wrestling in the 55 kg category — Canada’s first woman to medal at the Olympics in wrestling. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won Canada’s third medal overall, and third Canadian medal ever in women’s wrestling, by winning a bronze in the 55kg class (Grimsby ON).
Восточные единоборства:
  • Jeff Joslin (1975- ), Mixed Martial Arts Fighter.
  • Samir Seif (1973- ), Mixed Martial Arts Fighter.
Конные виды спорта:
Гамильтон — место рождения трех жокеев, которые стали известны в скачках на чистокровных скакунах (Thoroughbred horse racing) и стали членами Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
  • Jeffrey Fell (1956-)
  • Chris Rogers (1924-1976)
  • Don Seymour (1960-)
Легкая атлетика:
  • Robert Kerr (1882–1963), was an Irish-Canadian sprinter. He won the gold medal in the 200 metres and the bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
  • Ray Lewis (1910–2003), Track & Field, first Canadian-born Black Olympic medalist.
  • William Sherring (1878–1964), was an athlete, winner of the marathon race at the 1906 Summer Olympics.
Фигурное катание:
  • Toller Cranston (1949- ), figure skater who won the Olympic bronze medal in 1976.
  • Bryce Davison (1986- ), figure skater, competes in the pairs event with Jessica Dubé. Member of the Hamilton Skating Club.
  • Valerio Alesi (1966- ), first Canadian-born player to play in the Serie A Soccer.
  • Chris Baker (1985- ), is a soccer goalkeeper (Waterdown, ON).
  • Bob Bearpark (1943–1996), was a soccer head coach.
  • Alex Bunbury (1967- ), Played 4 seasons with the Hamilton Steelers (CSL) 1987-90, Voted Best Foreign Player in the Portuguese first division club Maritimo in 1994-95 season where he scored 12-goals. Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame inductee in 2006.
  • Jamie Dodds (1981- ), soccer player who currently plays for the Toronto Lynx in the USL First Division.
  • Rhian Dodds (1979- ), is a midfielder for Kilmarnock F.C. (Scottish Soccer).
  • Milan Kojic (1976- ), soccer player who currently plays for the F.K. Haugesund in Adeccoligaen.
  • Robert McDonald (1902–1956), was a soccer player from the 1920s and 1930s who spent a decade playing for famous Scottish football club Rangers.
  • John McGrane ( — ), He played nine North American Soccer League seasons and 17 times for the Canadian national soccer team in ‘A’ internationals. He also played in the Montreal Olympics. In 2008 was inducted into the Canada’s Soccer Hall-of-Fame.
  • Jimmy Nicholl (1956- ), Northern Irish Football player, 73 International caps.
  • Carrie Serwetnyk (1965- ), Played 19-times for Canada’s Women’s National team. Canadian Soccer Hall-of-Fame inductee in 2001.
  • Greg Sutton (1977- ), Canadian International Soccer Goalkeeper (Toronto FC).
  • Dave Andreychuk (1963- ), retired NHL hockey player.
  • Syl Apps (1915–1998), Toronto Maple Leafs captain who led the Leafs to three Stanley Cups. 1936-37 Calder trophy winner (Top NHL rookie), 1941-42 Lady Byng Trophy winner. McMaster University Alumni. (Paris Ontario).
  • Allan Bester (1964- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Andy Brown (1944- ), credited with being the last pro goaltender to play barefaced. Last played his NHL hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • David Brown (1985- ), Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey goalie, named team MVP in 2006, named (CCHA), Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Player-of-the-week 3-times in 2007 and favorite to win the 2007 Hobey Baker Award which is awarded to the top collegiate player in the United States. A Pittsburg Penguins draft pick in 2004.
  • Frank Caprice (1962- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, 6-seasons with Vancouver Canucks (1982–88).
  • Joe Cirella (1963- ), retired NHL defenseman, 821-games played, #5-pick overall in 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Rockies.
  • Ken Dryden (1947- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
  • Dave Dryden (1941- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, 201-NHL games for Buffalo, Edmonton, Chicago and NY Rangers. Also serves the distinction of creating (as well as being the first goaltender to employ) the modern day goaltending mask consisting of a fiberglass mask with a cage.
  • Blake Dunlop (1953- ), retired NHL hockey player, winner of the 1980-81 Bill Masterton trophy.
  • Cecil «Babe» Dye (1898–1962), NHL hockey player, NHL’s top goal scorer of the 1920s, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970. He was nicknamed «Babe» because he was considered to be ‘the Babe Ruth of hockey’.
  • Don Edwards (1955- ), retired NHL hockey goalie, winner of Vezina trophy in 1979-80.
  • Nelson Emerson (1967- ), retired NHL hockey player.
  • Ray Emery (1982- ), NHL hockey goalie, currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks.
  • Todd Harvey (1975- ), NHL hockey player.
  • Red Horner (1909–2005), retired NHL hockey defenseman, helped Toronto Maple Leafs win their first Stanley Cup in 1932.
  • Tim Horton (1930–1974), retired NHL hockey defenseman, opened his first Tim Hortons Donut Shop in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964.
  • Harry Howell (1932- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. Winner of the 1966-67 James Norris Trophy.
  • Willie Huber (1958- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. Born in Germany, grew up in Hamilton.
  • Dick Irvin Sr. (1892–1957), NHL hockey player. Former head coach of Toronto Maple Leafs & Montreal Canadiens.
  • Al Jensen (1958- ), retired NHL hockey goalie. Winner of the 1983-84 William Jennings trophy.
  • Derek King (1967- ), retired NHL hockey player.
  • Jamie Macoun (1961- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. Played 1,128 NHL games.
  • Adam Mair (1979- ), NHL hockey player.
  • Brian McGrattan (1981- ), NHL hockey player for the Phoenix Coyotes. NHL enforcer.
  • Marty McSorley (1963- ), retired NHL hockey player infamous for his assault of Donald Brashear in a game on February 21, 2001.
  • Ron Murphy (1933- ), retired NHL player who played in 889-games.
  • Ric Nattress (1962- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman.
  • Murray Oliver (1937- ), retired NHL hockey player, played in 1,127 NHL games.
  • George Owen (1901–1986), retired NHL hockey defenceman for the Boston Bruins. Served as the Bruins captain in the 1931-32 season. The first player credited with wearing a helmet in his rookie season in 1928.
  • Keith Primeau (1971- ), retired NHL hockey player. Born in Toronto, grew up in Hamilton.
  • Pat Quinn (1943- ), retired NHL hockey player, and former head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • Leo Reise Jr. (1922- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. 494-games played in the 1940s & 1950s for Detroit, Chicago and NY Rangers.
  • Rick Smith (1948- ), retired NHL hockey defenseman. 687-games played. #7-pick in 1966 NHL Entry draft by the Boston Bruins.
  • Steve Staios (1973- ), NHL hockey defenseman.
  • Danny Syvret (1985- ), NHL hockey defenseman, who spent his junior career with the London Knights of the OHL, eventually being named team captain. In his final year of junior hockey, he was Captain of a powerhouse team that broke numerous junior hockey records and won the 2005 Memorial Cup (Millgrove, ON).
  • John Tonelli (1957- ), retired NHL hockey player. 1984 Canada Cup MVP.
Прочие виды спорта:
  • Lisa Buscombe Bertoncini, Archer, won the women’s World Field archery Championship title in 1984 and in 1985 won the World Games Field Archery Title. Inducted into the Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1999 coached silver medalist in Men’s Archery at the Pan Am Games. Currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Doug Didero (1960- ), Race car driver.
  • Florence Harvey (1878–1968), Golf, Ontario Ladies Amateur Champion 1904, 1906, 1913, and 1914. Canadian Ladies Champion in 1903 and 1904. Founded and served on the executive of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association. Member of Canada’s Golf Hall of Fame.
  • Ray Lazdins (1964- ), a retired discus thrower from Canada, who represented his native country twice at the Summer Olympics.
  • Irene MacDonald (1931–2002), Diving, she reigned as Canada’s champion diver from 1951-1961. She won medals at the 1954 and 1958 Commonwealth Games and in 1956 she won Canada’s first Olympic diving medal, a bronze.
  • Joanne Malar (1975- ), Former freestyle and medley swimmer, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics.
  • Pat Messner (1954- ), Water skiing, 1972 Summer Olympics Bronze.
  • Frank O’Rourke (1894–1986), ex-pro baseball player and long time New York Yankees scout.
  • Linda Thom (1943- ), Woman’s shooting (25m Pistol) Gold at 1984 Summer Olympics.
  • Shona Thorburn (1982- ), WNBA pro basketball player, currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx. Attended Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton.


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