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Athletes by Letter - B (AB-ZB)

Guess these athletes from various sports whose initials range from AB to ZB.
Have used last names because that's how most athletes are known
Some answers may be difficult due to not being a common initials combination
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Last updated: September 23, 2022
First submittedSeptember 23, 2022
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AB
Australian, Tennis, won French Open 2019, Wimbledon 2021, and Australian Open 2022
Ashleigh Barty
BB
Swedish, Tennis, won 6 French Opens and 5 Wimbledons. Former World no. 1
Bjorn Borg
CB
American, Basketball, 11-time NBA All-Star, 1993 NBA MVP, television studio analyst
Charles Barkley
DB
Canadian, Sprinter, 1996 100m gold medallist, once held 100m world record
Donovan Bailey
EB
English, Darts, 5-time BDO World champion, 5-time World Masters champion
Eric Bristow
FB
German, Football (Soccer), defender, won 3 European Cups, won World Cup as player (1974) and manager (1990)
Franz Beckenbauer
GB
Italian, Football (Soccer), goalkeeper, won 10 Serie A, won 2006 World Cup keeping 5 clean sheets
Gianluigi Buffon
HJB
Icelandic, Strongman, 2018 World's Strongest Man, appeared on Game of Thrones
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
IB
English, Cricket, all-rounder, became 2nd player in Test history to score 100 runs and take 10 wickets in a single match in 1980
Ian Botham
JM
American, American Football, fullback, 1964 NFL Champion with the Cleveland Browns, 3-time NFL MVP, 12,312 career rushing yards
Jim Brown
KB
American, Basketball, shooting guard, 1996-2016 LA Lakers, 5-time NBA champion, 18-time NBA All-Star, 2008 NBA MVP
Kobe Bryant
LB
American, Basketball, 3-time NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics, 3-time NBA MVP
Larry Bird
MEB
Qatari, Long Jump, 3-time World Champion, 2022 Olympic gold medallist
Mutaz Essa Barshim
 
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NB
English, Football (Soccer), midfielder for Manchester United and Newcastle United, co-owner of Salford City
Nicky Butt
OEB
Norwegian, Biathlon, 13 Olympic medals, 8 Olympic golds, nicknamed 'King of Biathlon'
Ole Einar Bjorndalen
PB
Italian, Cyclist, classics specialist, 2004 Olympic gold, 2006 and 2007 World Race champion
Paolo Bettini
QB
American, Basketball, point guard, played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics, 1976 Olympic gold
Quinn Buckner
RB
American, Hurdling and Sprinting, 2022 Olympics 400m hurdles silver medallist
Rai Benjamin
SB
Chinese, Sprinter, first Asian-born sprinter to break 10 second barrier in the 100 meters
Su Bingtian
TB
American, American Football, quarterback, 7-time Super Bowl champion, 2000-2019 New England Patriots
Tom Brady
UB
Jamaican, Sprinter, 8-time Olympic gold medallist, 11-time World Champion, set world records for the 100m (9.58) and 200m (19.19)
Usain Bolt
VB
Finnish, Formula One, raced for Williams, Mercedes, and Alfa Romeo
Valtteri Bottas
WB
Australian/ South African, Surfing, 4-time World Champion in 1987, 1989, 1991, and 1992
Wendy Botha
XB
Dutch/Aruban, Baseball, shortstop, plays for Boston Red Sox, 4-time All-Star, 2-time World Series champion
Xander Bogaerts
YB
Jamaican, Sprinter, 2-time Olympic silver medallist in the 100 meters. 2011 World champion in the 100 meters
Yohan Blake
ZB
New Zealander, Rugby, flanker, played 58 tests for New Zealand
Zinzan Brooke
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Level 63
Sep 23, 2022
Quinn Becker was a Lt. General in the Army, Quinn Buckner played for the Celtics and Bucks
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Level 19
Sep 23, 2022
Thank you for pointing it out, it has now been corrected