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John L Sullivan
February 4, 2009 – 10:32 pm | One Comment
John L Sullivan

Recognised as the first heavyweight boxing champion of the world, John Lawrence Sullivan was born in Boston, USA, in 1858.  Son of a quick-tempered Boston Irishman, he at first attempted to learn a trade, being …

Zinzan Brooke
February 4, 2009 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Zinzan Brooke

Former New Zealand rugby captain Zinzan Brooke was a plumber before he turned to playing his sport full-time.  The number 8, reckoned by many experts to be one of the all-time greats, played 82 times …

Tom Finney
October 31, 2008 – 1:56 pm | No Comment
Tom Finney

Known as the Preston Plumber, this 76-times capped winger is still considered one of the greatest British players of all time. ┬áHe became an apprentice plumber at 14, a trade he continued all his working …