reading comprehension?? oh well.
mens I literally could not name a single UK athlete past or present beside fucking David Beckham and I doubt most sports fans outside of like the cricket / rugby or whatever fandom could either.
From here there are actual bonafide household names in the sports world. Genuine top athletes that dominated their sport.
Think: Gretzky, Howe, Orr, Crosby, Lemieux, McDavid et al,
George St-Pierre, Lennox Lewis,
From a country hardly over half the population of UK...