Queen’s Birthday Honours: Sports stars from Rio Ferdinand to Moeen Ali to Mark Selby awarded


Rio Ferdinand and Moeen Ali have been handed OBEs (Pictures: Getty)

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List has been revealed and, as ever, there have been a range of sports stars hailed for services to their chosen disciplines.

It is not just sports stars, with Clare Balding and Tracey Couch awarded CBEs for services to broadcasting and public service respectively thanks to their connection to sport.

Footballers like Rio Ferdinand, Gareth Bale and Luter Blissett will pick up medals, while everything from snooker, to curling to trampolining have also been recognised.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Clare Victoria Balding (broadcaster), for services to sport and charity

Tracey Crouch MP (former sports minister), for parliamentary and public service

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Moeen Ali (cricketer), for services to cricket

Richard Harrison Bevan (chief executive of League Managers Association), for services to football

Luther Loide Blissett (ex-footballer and patron, Sporting Memories), for services to football and to charity

Lora Marie Fachie (cyclist), for services to cycling

Neil Michael Fachie (cyclist), for services to cycling

Rio Gavin Ferdinand (pundit and ex-footballer), for services to football and to charity

David Peter Hadfield (president, Boccia International Sports Federation), for services to sport

Corinne Claire Hall (cyclist), for services to cycling

Hugh Morris (chief executive, Glamorgan County Cricket Club), for services to cricket and to charity

Eve Muirhead (skip, British Olympic Curling Team), for services to curling

Sean O’Loughlin (rugby league player), for services to rugby league

Professor Nicholas Sheridan Peirce, (chief medical officer, England and Wales Cricket Board), for services to sport during Covid-19

Michael Summerbee (ex-footballer), for services to football and to charity

Karen Margaret Tonge (chair, Para Table Tennis), for services to table tennis

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Gareth Frank Bale (footballer), for services to football and to charity

Liverpool FC v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final 2021/22

Gareth Bale has been made an OBE (Picture: Getty Images)

Ghazain Choudhury (wheelchair basketballer), for services to wheelchair basketball

Jennifer Carmichael Dodds (curler), for services to curling

Hailey Caitlin Rose Duff (curler), for services to curling

William Robert Leckie Duncan (curler), for services to curling and to charity

Thomas Scott Dyson (chief coach, Paralympic Pathway, British Rowing), for services to Paralympic rowing

Gary Kenneth Hall (Performance Director, British Taekwondo), for services to taekwondo

Benjamin Robert Hawes (chair, Athletes Commission, British Olympic Association), for services to sport

Elizabeth Ellen Hughes (director of special projects, Sport England), for services to sport during Covid-19

Samantha May Kinghorn (para-athlete), for services to disability sport

Shirley McCay (hockey player), for services to hockey and to the community in Northern Ireland

Hannah Lousie Miley (swimmer), for services to swimming and to women in sport

Dr Ian Stuart Miller (lately chief medical officer, British Paralympic Association), for services to Paralympic Sport

James Philip Milner (footballer), for services to football and charity

David Matthew Murdoch (head coach, British Curling Team), for services to curling

Verity Leigh Naylor (director of operations, British Paralympic Association), for services to Paralympic sport

Alan Rough (ex-footballer), for services to football and to charity in Scotland

Eilish Rutherford (para-hockey player), for services to sport and to charity in Northern Ireland

Andrew Peter Ryan (executive director, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), for services to sport

Douglas Gordon Samuel, (lately chief executive officer, Spartans Community Football Academy). For services to Association Football and to the community in North Edinburgh

Georgina Claire Seccombe (Harland) (chef de mission, Team GB, Olympic Games 2021), for services to Olympic sport

Mark Selby (snooker player), for services to snooker and to charity

Mark Selby is a four-time world snooker champion (Picture: Getty Images)

Neil Douglas Hamilton Simpson (para-alpine skier), for services to skiing

Andrew William Ramsay Simpson (para-alpine skier), for services to skiing

Mili Smith (curler), for services to curling

Stephen Connell Stewart (director of sport and exercise, University of St Andrews), for services to sport

Judd Trump (snooker), for services to snooker and to charity

Anwar Uddin, (Fans For Diversity campaign manager, The Football Supporters’ Association), for services to association football

Georgina Astrid Usher, (British Fencing chief executive), for services to fencing (London)

Tracy Whittaker-Smith (head national coach, Trampoline, British Gymnastics), for services to trampolining

David Brynmor Williams (ex-rugby union player), for services to sport and to charity in Wales

Victoria Wright (curler), for services to curling


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