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Successful sports people from Salford

Adrian Morley - England and Great Britain international Rugby League player, who formerly played for Salford Red Devils.
Former students of the University of Salford include Bill Beaumont and Ieuan Evans who both became International Rugby Union Captains
Claire Huddart - Olympic swimmer who swam with Worsley Amateur Swimming Club and represented Great Britain at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics David White - England international footballer, best remembered for his time at Manchester City. Played for Salford Boys as a child.
Dean Holden - Born in Swinton and former footballer for Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic and Rochdale.
Denis Betts - Rugby league player and coach, capped 32 times for Great Britain. Current head coach of Widnes Vikings.
Eddie Colman - Manchester United footballer who died in the Munich air disaster. Buried in Weaste cemetery. 
Jamie Moore - a British former professional boxer. He is a former European light middleweight champion,  a two-former British light middleweight champion and a former Commonwealth light middleweight champion.
John Virgo - Snooker player, commentator and presenter on Big Break.
Kenneth Wolstenholme - Football commentator - famous for 1966 World Cup and the phrase 'They think it's all over - it is now'.
Nicky Butt - England international footballer, known for playing for Manchester United. Currently the manager of the Manchester United reserve team.
Paul Scholes - England and Manchester United footballer, born in Salford. Gained 66 caps and participated in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.
Phil Bardsley - Attended Hope High School in his hometown, Salford, along with former United team-mates Mark Redshaw and Mark Howard. Bardsley started his career with Charlestown Lads Club and was also with Redshaw before signing for Manchester United
Ryan Giggs - The Manchester United star has been a Salford resident since he was six years old. He also played for the Welsh national team.
William Renshaw - Seven time Wimbledon winner between 1881 and 1889, including six consecutive titles  

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