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Jurica Jerkovic

Jurica Jerkovic was a Croatian footballer. He played as an attacking midfielder. Jerkovic was born in Split. He played for Hajduk Split between 1968 and 1978, winning three league titles and five Yugoslav Cups. He also played for Swiss side FC Zu ...

                                               

Lennart Johansson

Nils Lennart Johansson was a Swedish sports official. He was the fifth and, to date, the longest serving president of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, from his election at UEFAs Malta Congress in 1990 until his retirement in 200 ...

                                               

Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson was a Canadian professional wrestler and trainer. He was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. In 2008, he was added to the WWE Hall of Fame. During his wrestling career, he became a National Wrestling Alliance NWA Georgia Champion and a NW ...

                                               

Ron Johnson (baseball)

Ronald David Johnson was an American baseball player and minor league manager. He played for the Kansas City Royals from 1982 to 1983 and Montreal Expos in 1984. He coached the Boston Red Sox from 2010 to 2011. Johnson was born in Long Beach, Cal ...

                                               

Jung Jae-sung

Jung Jae-sung was a South Korean professional badminton player. Jung was born in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do. He started playing badminton at 7, at his local elementary school. He entered the South Korea national badminton team in 2001. At the 2012 Summ ...

                                               

Alex Kaleta

Alexander "Killer" Kaleta was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He played 7 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers organizations. Kaleta is known for creating the hat trick tradition ...

                                               

Mike Karakas

Michael George Karakas was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. Johnston played 6 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played with the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens. He was the NHLs first American-born and trained ...

                                               

Piet Keizer

Petrus Johannes Piet Keizer was a Dutch footballer. He played as a left winger. He played for Ajax his whole career from 1961 to 1974. He made 365 league appearances for Ajax. He also played 34 games for the Netherlands national football team, sc ...

                                               

Red Kelly

Leonard Patrick Red Kelly CM was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played in the National Hockey League between 1947 and 1967, as a defenceman and centre. He p ...

                                               

Bernhard Kempa

Bernhard Kempa was a German handball player and coach. He became world champion in field handball in 1952 and 1955 as a national team player. He was born in Opole, Upper Silesia. Kempa made a significant contribution as the outstanding player. Un ...

                                               

Howard Kendall

Howard Kendall was an English football player turned manager. He was born in Ryton, County Durham. He is most famous for managing Everton FC during one of their most successful periods. He was briefly chairman of the club and has also been manage ...

                                               

Gene Kiniski

Eugene Nicholas "Gene" Kiniski was a Canadian professional wrestler and actor. He became one of the first World Champions in professional wrestling to have a former background in football, after Bronko Nagurski. Kiniski is best known for his time ...

                                               

Leo Kinnunen

Leo Juhani Leksa Kinnunen was a Finnish racing driver, and the first Formula One driver from Finland. He was born in Tampere, Finland. Kinnunen won the Nordic Challenge Cup in 1969, the Interserie from 1971–1973, and helped Porsche to take the Wo ...

                                               

Kleomedes of Astypalia

Kleomedes of Astypalia was an Ancient Greek boxer. Using illegal tactics, he killed his opponent Ikkos in either the 71st or 72nd Olympic Games. What exactly occurred is not certain. He was disqualified though and heavily fined. Kleomedes was so ...

                                               

Alfred Korner

Alfred Korner was an Austrian footballer. He played as a striker. He was the younger brother of fellow international Robert Korner. Korner was born in Vienna. He had a successful career with Rapid Wien between the mid-1940s and 1959. He won seven ...

                                               

Igor Korolev

Igor Borisovich Korolev was a Russian ice hockey centre. He played 700 games in the National Hockey League, He played for the St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Chicago Blackhawks. He also played 329 games i ...

                                               

Ekaterina Koroleva

Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Koroleva was a Russian handball player. She played for Stavropol SKFU and for the womens national team. She was born in Krymsk, Russia. In 2017 she won at the U-19 European Championships in Slovenia the Silver medal after ...

                                               

Aleksandar Kostov

Aleksandar Dimitrov Kostov was a Bulgarian footballer and manager. He played as a forward. He was born in Sofia. Kostov was most noted for playing for Levski Sofia. During his time at Levski Sofia, he won three league titles and five Bulgarian Cu ...

                                               

Dieter Kottysch

Dieter Kottysch was a German amateur middleweight boxer. He was born in Gliwice, Poland. He competed in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1972. He was a member of BC Sportmann, Hamburg. Kottysch died on 9 April 2017 in Hamburg, G ...

                                               

Frank Kramer (Dutch footballer)

Franciscus Johannes "Frank" Erik Kramer was a Dutch footballer. He played as a striker, television presenter and football commentator. Kramer was born in Amsterdam. His career lasted from 1970 to 1984. Kramer played for Amsterdam, MVV Maastricht, ...

                                               

Antonio Krastev

Antonio Krastev was a Bulgarian super heavyweight weightlifter. He was best known for his 1987 heaviest ever snatch in IWF competition, at 216 kg. He was a two-time World Weightlifting Championships gold medalist and two time European Weightlifti ...

                                               

Ab Krook

Ab Krook was a Dutch speed skating coach between 1977 and 2006. He was also a speed skater between 1967 and 1971. He competed at Dutch National Championships, but never reached the top. He was born in Oud-Loosdrecht, Netherlands. He was coach dur ...

                                               

Larry Kwong

Lawrence Kwong ; June 17, 1923 – March 15, 2018) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward and businessman. He is known as the first person of Asian ancestry to play in the National Hockey League, and the first player to break hockeys color ...

                                               

Norman Kwong

Norman Lim Kwong was a Canadian football player, politician and businessman. He played in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. He won the Grey Cup four times during his career. He served as the 16th Lieute ...

                                               

Elmer Lach

Elmer James Lach was a Canadian professional ice hockey center. He played 14 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. Lach retired in 1954 as the leagues all-time leading scorer, having played 664 regular season games, sc ...

                                               

Sasha Lakovic

Sasha "The Basha, Pitbull" Lakovic was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played for 17 different professional teams during his career, but mostly known for playing with the New Jersey Devils. Lakovic also played for four roller hockey ...

                                               

Hec Lalande

Hector Joseph Lalande was a Canadian professional ice hockey player that played 5 seasons in the National Hockey League. Lalande played in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks for 4 seasons and with the Detroit Red Wings for 1 season. Even though ...

                                               

David Lama

David Lama was an Austrian sport climber and mountaineer. He won the European Championship in lead climbing in 2006 and the European Championship in bouldering in 2007. He was also the winner of the IFSC Climbing World Cup in 2008. He retired fro ...

                                               

Al Langlois

Joseph Albert Oliver "Junior" Langlois was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. Langlois started his National Hockey League career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1958 and ended in 1966 with the Boston Bruins. He also played with the New York Rangers ...

                                               

Edgar Laprade

Edgar Louis "Beaver" Laprade was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. He also spent time with the Port Arthur Bearcats of the Thunder Bay Senior Hockey League. Born in Mine C ...

                                               

Frank Lary

Frank Strong Lary was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Milwaukee Braves, and Chicago White Sox. Lary led the American League with 21 wins in 1956 and ranked second in the same category wi ...

                                               

Martin Lauer

Karl Martin Lauer was a West German sprinter. He won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He was born in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Lauer died on 6 October 2019 at the age of 82.

                                               

Jack Laviolette

John "Jack" Laviolette was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and winger. Laviolette played 9 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens hockey club. During his time with them, he became their first captain, coach, and general manager. He won ...

                                               

Tommy Lawrence

Thomas Johnstone Lawrence was a Scottish professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. He played for English clubs Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers from the 1950s through to the 1970s. He also played in three times for Scotland during the 1960 ...

                                               

Lee Keun-Ho

Lee Keun-ho is a South Korean professional athlete. He is best known as an association football player. He was a member of the Korean national team.

                                               

Hughie Lehman

Frederick Hugh "Old Eagle Eyes" Lehman was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender and coach. He played 48 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Chicago Black Hawks. He is best known for his time in the PCHL with the Vancouver Milliona ...

                                               

Yevhen Lemeshko

Yevhen Lemeshko was a Ukrainian football coach. He was born in Mykolaiv. He was chairman of the Council of Veteran Footballers. He started his football career as a player for FC Dynamo Kyiv, but due to an injury he continued his football career a ...

                                               

Lawrie Leslie

Lawrence Grant Leslie was a Scottish professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. Leslie was born in Edinburgh. He played for Newtongrange Star in his youth. As a professional, he played for Scottish First Division sides Hibernian and Aird ...

                                               

Eric Liddell

Eric Henry Liddell was a British Olympic gold medalist runner, Scottish rugby union international player, and Christian missionary. He was born in China to Scottish missionary parents. At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, Liddell refused to run ...

                                               

Kristine Lilly

Kristine Marie Lilly Heavey, nee Kristine Marie Lilly, is a retired American soccer player. She last played professionally for Boston Breakers in Womens Professional Soccer. She was a member of the United States womens national soccer team for 24 ...

                                               

Ted Lindsay

Robert Blake Theodore" Terrible Ted" Lindsay was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. Lindsay played a career total of 17 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks. During his ca ...

                                               

Bobby Locke (baseball)

Lawrence Donald "Bobby" Locke was an American professional baseball right-handed pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball in all or parts of nine seasons for the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds an ...

                                               

Jonah Lomu

Jonah Tali Lomu was a New Zealand rugby union player. He had sixty-three caps as an All Black after debuting in 1994. He was thought to be as the first true global superstar of rugby union. He had a huge impact on the game. He was inducted into t ...

                                               

Paavo Lonkila

Paavo Olavi Lonkila was a Finnish cross-country skier. He was born in Kiuruvesi, Finland. Lonkila won a gold medal in the 4×10 km relay at the 1952 Olympics and finished third in the individual 18 km race, 11 seconds behind his teammate Tapio Mak ...

                                               

Jocelyn Lovell

Jocelyn Bjorn Lovell was a Canadian cyclist. He was known in the track and road cycling field. He was active in the 1970s and early 1980s. He won many of national titles as well as gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games. He ...

                                               

Graham Lovett

Graham John Lovett was an English footballer. Lovett played most of his career as a midfielder for West Bromwich Albion, where he was on the winning sides for the 1966 Football League Cup Final and the 1968 FA Cup Final. He was forced to retire f ...

                                               

Carlos Loyzaga

Carlos Matute Loyzaga was a Filipino basketball player and coach. He was born in Manila, Philippine Islands. He was the most dominant basketball player of his era in the Philippines. He was called the greatest Filipino basketball player of all ti ...

                                               

Jose Gomez (cyclist)

Jose Gomez Lucas was a Spanish Olympic cyclist. His career lasted from 1969 to 1975 and participated in amateur testing in highway Olympic Games Mexico in 1968, where he finished sixteenth. Lucas was born in Navalcarnero, Madrid, Spain. As a prof ...

                                               

Harry Lumley

Harry "Apple Cheeks" Lumley was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, Lumley starred for several years with the Owen Sound Mercurys and later with the Owen Sound Orphans ...

                                               

Sten Lundin

Sten Lundin was a Swedish professional motocross racer. He won the F.I.M. 500cc Motocross World Championship in 1959 riding a Monark. In the 1960 world championship, he finished in second place, two points behind Bill Nilsson. Lundin was also a m ...