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UK Sporting Statue Database

The table below can be sorted by each column; simply click on the appropriate heading.

Each listed subject name links you to a page containing photos of, and more detailed information about that statue.

Each listed location links to a location map if applicable. Alternatively statues can be viewed and selected by location using the database map.

Notes:

  • Where statues depict multiple subjects, each subject is listed in a separate row of the table.
  • Dates are given in UK format i.e. day/month/year.
  • Unveiling dates refer to the unveiling of a statue in its original public location; where statues have subsequently been relocated this is noted on their specific page.
  • For individual statue page inscription transcriptions, any text in parentheses is part of the actual inscription; text in square brackets is comment, further information or designation of a following translation.
  • All photos are copyright of the named photographer.
  • * For these statues unveiling dates are estimates only.
  • ** Multiple sculptors/creators (see statue's page for full listing).

SUBJECT SPORT UNVEILED SCULPTOR LOCATION STATUS
Ovett, Steve Athletics 31/5/1987 Webster, Peter Not Applicable Destroyed
Nyth Bran, Guto Athletics 1/8/1990 Nicholas, Peter Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taff In Situ
Darby, Joe Athletics 29/11/1991 Field, Stephen** Halesowen Road, Netherton, West Midlands In Situ
Liddell, Eric Athletics 26/6/1996 Pover, Lesley Eltham College, Mottingham, London In Situ
Liddell, Eric Athletics 25/11/1997 Pover, Lesley Old College, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh In Situ
Ovett, Steve Athletics 24/7/2012 Webster, Peter Madeira Drive, Brighton, West Sussex In Situ
Edwards, Jonathan Athletics 21/6/2012 Elrington, Ptolemy Stratford Station, London In Situ
Holmes, Dame Kelly Athletics 4/9/2012 Unknown Unknown Stored
Peters, Dame Mary Athletics 25/6/2013 Sherlock, John Mary Peters Track, Belfast In Situ
Rutherford, Greg Athletics 9/6/2014 Bigger, Clare Fen Street Roundabout, Milton Keynes In Situ
Grace, WG Bowls 3/7/1998 Cripps, Rosemary Victoria Park, Stafford, Staffordshire In Situ
Allcock, Tony Bowls 13/4/2006 Williams, Martin Village Centre, Thurmaston, Leicestershire In Situ
* Thompson, William Abednego Boxing 1/7/1957 Unknown Sneinton Hollows, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire In Situ
Perry, William Boxing 3/5/1993 Haynes, Bill Coronation Gardens, Tipton, West Midlands In Situ
Stone, Bradley Boxing 10/1/1995 Downey, Ann Canning Town, London In Situ
* Murray, James Boxing 1/11/1996 Bell, Alison Newmains, North Lanarkshire In Situ
Driscoll, Jim Boxing 30/10/1997 Blacker, Philip Custom House Street, Cardiff In Situ
Thomas, Eddie Boxing 4/6/2000 Nicholas, Peter Bethesda Gardens, Merthyr Tydfil In Situ
Turpin, Randolph Boxing 10/7/2001 Payne, Carl Market Square, Warwick, Warwickshire In Situ
Winstone, Howard Boxing 7/10/2001 Petersen, David St Tydfil's Shopping Center, Merthyr Tydfil In Situ
Owen, Johnny Boxing 2/11/2002 Done, James St Tydfil's Shopping Center, Merthyr Tydfil In Situ
Hickinbottom, Thomas Boxing 15/8/2009 Wood, Neil Mill Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands In Situ
Baldock, Teddy Boxing 16/5/2014 Payne, Carl Langdon Park, Poplar, London In Situ
McTaggart, Dick Boxing 3/6/2014 Unknown St Francis Amateur Boxing Club, King’s Cross Road, Dundee In Situ
Monaghan, Rinty Boxing 20/8/2015 Herriot, Alan Cathedral Gardens, Belfast In Situ
Caldwell, John Boxing 12/5/2017 Herriot, Alan Dunville Park, Belfast In Situ
Anonymous, Shankhill Boxers Boxing 22/10/2016 Richards, Mark Woodvale Park, Greater Shankhill, Belfast In Situ
* Cooper, Henry Boxing 1/8/2017 Payne, Carl Old Kent Road, London Planned
* Lynch, Benny Boxing 1/7/2018 Unknown Glasgow Central Station, Glasgow Planned
* Thompson, William Abednego Boxing 1/7/2018 Unknown TBC Planned
* Collie, Norman Climbing 1/8/2017 Tinney, Steve Sligachan, Isle of Skye Planned
* Mackenzie, John Climbing 1/8/2017 Tinney, Steve Sligachan, Isle of Skye Planned
Gooch, Graham Cricket 13/11/1992 Doubleday, John New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex In Situ
* Grace, WG Cricket 1/7/2000 Laumen, Louis Lord's Cricket Ground, London In Situ
Larwood, Harold Cricket 3/6/2002 Andrew, Neale Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire In Situ
Bird, Dickie Cricket 30/6/2009 Ibbeson, Graham St Mary's Garden, Barnsley, South Yorkshire In Situ
Trueman, Fred Cricket 18/3/2010 Ibbeson, Graham Canal Basin, Skipton , North Yorkshire In Situ
Bedser, Sir Alec Cricket 8/6/2015 Sly, Allan Bedser Bridge, Woking, Surrey In Situ
Bedser, Eric Cricket 8/6/2015 Sly, Allan Bedser Bridge, Woking, Surrey In Situ
Bradman, Don Cricket 2/10/2015 Annand, David Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire In Situ
Voce, Bill Cricket 2/10/2015 Annand, David Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire In Situ
Harris, Reg Cycling 8/10/1994 Butler, James Manchester Velodrome, SportCity, Manchester In Situ
Curry, John Figure Skating 31/5/2001 Taub, Stanley IceSheffield, Sheffield In Situ
Fleming, Harold Football 2/5/1956 Attwood, Carleton Swindon Town FC, The County Ground, Swindon, Wiltshire In Situ
Matthews, Sir Stanley Football 21/10/1987 Melbourne, Colin Town Road Shopping Precinct, Hanley, Staffordshire In Situ
Milburn, Jackie Football 15/11/1991 Robinson, Susanna Newcastle United FC, St James Park, Newcastle In Situ
Milburn, Jackie Football 5/10/1995 Mills, John Ashington Leisure Centre, Ashington In Situ
Busby, Sir Matt Football 27/4/1996 Jackson, Philip Manchester United FC, Old Trafford, Greater Manchester In Situ
Wright, Billy Football 12/9/1996 Butler, James Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Molineux, Wolverhampton, West Midlands In Situ
Milburn, Jackie Football 5/12/1996 Maley, Tom Sculptor's premises, Morpeth, Northumberland Stored
Shankly, Bill Football 4/12/1997 Murphy, Tom Liverpool FC, Anfield, Liverpool In Situ
Cooper, Davie Football 18/3/1999 Mackay, Kenny Hamilton Palace Sports Grounds, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire In Situ
Bremner, Billy Football 7/8/1999 Segelman, Frances Leeds United FC, Elland Road, Leeds In Situ
Edwards, Duncan Football 14/10/1999 Butler, James Market Place, Dudley, West Midlands In Situ
Ramsey, Sir Alf Football 22/8/2000 Hedges-Quinn, Sean Ipswich Town FC, Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk In Situ
Mannion, Wilf Football 16/10/2000 Maley, Tom Middlesbrough FC, The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough In Situ
Hardwick, George Football 25/11/2000 Maddison, Keith Middlesbrough FC, The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough In Situ
Greig, John Football 2/1/2001 Scott, Andy Glasgow Rangers FC, Ibrox Park, Glasgow In Situ
Hagan, Jimmy Football 19/1/2001 Robertson, Kenneth Sheffield United FC, Bramall Lane, Sheffield In Situ
Dean, Dixie Football 4/5/2001 Murphy, Tom Everton FC, Goodison Park, Liverpool In Situ
Walker, Jack Football 25/9/2001 Butler, James Blackburn Rovers FC, Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire In Situ
Matthews, Sir Stanley Football 27/10/2001 Payne, Carl** Stoke City FC, Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire In Situ
Law, Denis Football 23/2/2002 Panting, Ben Manchester United FC, Old Trafford, Greater Manchester In Situ
Robson, Sir Bobby Football 16/7/2002 Hedges-Quinn, Sean Ipswich Town FC, Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk In Situ
Baxter, Jim Football 20/4/2003 Scott, Andy Hill O' Beath, Cowdenbeath, Fife In Situ
Moore, Bobby Football 28/4/2003 Jackson, Philip Green Street, Newham, London In Situ
Hurst, Sir Geoff Football 28/4/2003 Jackson, Philip Green Street, Newham, London In Situ
Peters, Martin Football 28/4/2003 Jackson, Philip Green Street, Newham, London In Situ
Wilson, Ray Football 28/4/2003 Jackson, Philip Green Street, Newham, London In Situ
Cullis, Stan Football 14/6/2003 Butler, James Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Molineux, Wolverhampton, West Midlands In Situ
Trautmann, Bert Football 10/8/2003 Furre, Kari Manchester City FC, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester In Situ
Bell, Colin Football 10/8/2003 Furre, Kari Manchester City FC, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester In Situ
Finney, Sir Tom Football 31/7/2004 Hodgkinson, Peter Preston North End FC, Deepdale, Preston, Lancashire In Situ
Bartram, Sam Football 9/6/2005 Hawken, Anthony Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley, London In Situ
McIlmoyle, Hugh Football 31/7/2005 Kelly, Chris Carlisle United FC, Brunton Park, Carlisle, Cumbria In Situ
Mortensen, Stan Football 23/8/2005 Hodgkinson, Peter Blackpool FC, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, Lancashire In Situ
Allchurch, Ivor Football 15/10/2005 Field, Michael Swansea City FC, Liberty Stadium, Swansea In Situ
Walfrid, Brother Football 5/11/2005 Robinson, Kate Glasgow Celtic FC, Celtic Park, Glasgow In Situ
Stokoe, Bob Football 18/7/2006 Hedges-Quinn, Sean Sunderland FC, Stadium of Light, Sunderland In Situ
Bates, Ted Football 17/3/2007 Brennan, Ian Unknown Removed
Moore, Bobby Football 11/5/2007 Jackson, Philip Wembley Stadium, London In Situ
Clough, Brian Football 16/5/2007 Mallock, Vivien Albert Park, Middlesbrough, Teeside In Situ
Peacock, Bertie Football 29/7/2007 Wilson, Ross The Diamond, Coleraine, County Londonderry In Situ
* Sanders, Jim Football 1/12/2007 Unknown Arnos Cemetery, Bristol In Situ
Bates, Ted Football 22/3/2008 Hedges-Quinn, Sean Southampton FC, St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Hampshire In Situ
Hughes, Emlyn Football