Football managers -
Mick McCarthy (former Sunderland manager) was born in Barnsley,
Jim Smith (formerly Derby County) hails from Firth Park,
Neil Warnock (former Sheffield United). Former Wednesday managers Chris Turner and Howard Wilkinson
are also local.
Kevin Keegan is from Armthorpe, Doncaster. Take a look at this site of hilarious Kevin Keegan Quotes.
Players: Harry McGuire, Kyle Naughton, Scott Sellars
and John Beresford all come from Sheffield.
Former Wednesday favourite David Hirst comes from Barnsley.
Other former players from the area include Mel Sterland,
Dean Barrick and Albert Quixall (Wednesday) and Carl
Bradshaw, Dane Whitehouse, Ben Doane , Derek Dooley
MBE and Kevin McCabe (United).
Former England and Arsenal Goalkeeper David
Seaman hails from Rotherham.
Former England keeper
Gordon Banks hails from Tinsley. He is renown for his save
in the 1970 World Cup.
Referee Uriah Rennie
is also from Sheffield. Steve Lodge is from Barnsley. Former
referee Keith Hackett is also from Sheffield.
Josyln Hoyte Smith, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Chris
Tennis Player Jonny Marray