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St. David’s Day Special: Five Welsh Sporting Greats

By Half Volley On March - 1 - 2010

With today being St. David’s Day, it seems only appropriate that we mark the occasion by honouring some of Wales’ greatest sporting exports.


Boxing: Joe Calzaghe

Calzaghe earns his place on the list for being not only one of the best Welsh sportsmen, but one of the best boxers of all time.

The Italian Dragon, incidentally born in Hammersmith, moved to Wales at the age of two to the town of Newbridge.

His illustrious career spanned 16 years and featured a flawless 46-0 record, winning 32 by knockout. He retired as undisputed world champion, having defended his WBO title for over 10 years, an incredible achievement.

Calzaghe defeated the likes of Mikel Kessler, Roy Jones Jr., and Bernard Hopkins over his career and is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers ever.


Football: Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs is, quite simply, one of the greats of modern day football.

Born in Cardiff, Giggs has been one of the enduring faces of Manchester United’s unparalleled success in the Premier League era. He has won the title 11 times in his career at the Red Devi...

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