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Revealed: The nation's favourite sports stars - including Marcus Rashford, Lewis Hamilton, and Andy Murray

The people have spoken...

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 1:30 pm

We are a nation of sport lovers, and with the Olympics set to get underway properly on Friday, as well as the pride and pain of Euro 2020 still fresh in our collective memory, this is shaping up to be a wonderful summer of competition.

From across the sporting spectrum, the United Kingdom boasts some of the most iconic figures in the world, but who is Britain’s biggest sweetheart?

Bookmakers.tv have conducted some thorough research to determine who the population's favourite sports star is.

By asking a survey of people who they admired the most, they were able to come back with a definitive ranking of everyone from footballers to boxers to snooker players.

Click and scroll through the pages below to read our countdown of the top 10, and to see who’s managed to cement themselves into the hearts of sports fans from across the United Kingdom…

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