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Provence 7

Best of British Sport Celebrities in Provence


 

 

 

 

 

British Champions in Provence

 

 

  • British Sport Performers associated with high performance in Provence.
    1. Soccer and Rugby players in teams in Provence.
    2. Car drivers and tennis players in major competitions.
    3. Others.
  • British Sport Celebrities owning or having owned properties  in Provence.

 

 

British Champions with Top Performance in Provence

 

 

Racing Car drivers

 

   

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  • Monaco Grand Prix British winners and drivers.
  • Winners of Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.
    1. Jenson Button (UK).
      1. 2009. Brawn-Mercedes (UK).
      2. Resident in Monaco.
    2. David Coulthard.
      1. 2000.  McLaren (UK).
      2. 2002.  McLaren (UK).
      3. Resident in Monaco.
      4.  Columbus Hotel in Monaco.
        1. 3-star boutique hotel located at 23, Avenue des Papalins in the Fontvieille area of western Monaco.
        2. It was created by Scottish hotelier Ken McCulloch in partnership with David Coulthard.
        3. 2001. April 21. The hotel was opened by Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
        4. 2008. McCulloch sold his shares.
        5. 2010. Coulthard sold out to London and Regional Properties.
    3. William Grover-Williams.
      1. 1929. 1st winner. Bugatti (France).
    4.  Lewis Hamilton.
      1. 2008. McLaren (UK).
      2. 2016Mercedes (Germany).
      3. Resident in Monaco.
    5. Graham Hill.
      1. 1963BRM (UK).
      2. 1964 . BRM (UK).
      3. 1965 . BRM (UK).
      4. 1968Lotus-Ford (UK).
      5. 1969. Lotus-Ford (UK).
      6. The only driver ever to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
        1. 24 Hours of Le Mans – Indianapolis – Monaco Grand Prix.
      7. Graham was the first father and son (Damon) to win Formula One races.
        1. His grand son Josh competed in F3.
      8.  ‎1975. November 29th. Aged 46, Graham Hill died at the control of his Piper Aztec as he was returning from a car testing cession at the Paul Ricard Circuit in Provence.
    6. Stirling Moss.
      1. 1956. Maserati (Italy).
      2. 1960Lotus-Climax (UK).
      3. 1961Lotus-Climax (UK).
      4. Sir Stirling Graufurd Moss was The Greatest driver never to win  the Championship.
        1. Runner up : 4 times. Third : the other 3 years of his 7 years career.
      5. Moss won 212 of the 512 races he entered.
    7.  Jackie Stewart.
      1. 1966. BRM (UK).
      2. 1971. Tyrrell-Ford (UK).
      3. The Flying Scot measures 1,63 m.
      4. Stewart competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1975 winning 3 World Drivers Championship and twice Runner up.
      5. Stewart worked hard to improve safety of motor racing.
    8. Jim Clark , Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill never won in Monaco.
  • Winners of Formula 1 Le Castellet Grand Prix de France.
    1. James Hunt
      1. 1976McLaren-Ford.
      2. 1976. Hunt wins the Formula One Championship.
      3. 1979. After retiring Hunt started a carrer commenting on Grands Prix for the BBC.
      4. 1993. June 15th. Aged 45, Hunt died from a heart attack.
        1. Hunt had a reputation for alcohol, drugs and sex.
      5. 2014. January 29th. Hunt was inducted into the Motor Sports Hall of Fame.
    2. Nigel Mansell  (UK). 
      1. 1986Williams-Honda .
      2. 1987Williams-Honda .
      3. Nigel won the Formula One World Drivers Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Cart World Series (1993).
      4. Nigel ranks 7th among Formula One Drivers of all time (Schumacher – Hamilton – Prost – Vettel – Sena – Alonso).
      5. Before Vettel, Nigel had the Record for the number of Pole positions in a season.
    3. Jackie Stewart
      1. 1971Tyrrell-Ford .
  • Winners of the Monte-Carlo Rally.
    1. 1926 . Honorable Victor Bruce (UK). Mildred Mary, Easter Petre (UK). Bristol AC.
    2. 1931 . Donald Healey (UK). Invicta Type S 4.5L.
      1. Donald Healey was a Rally driver, a car designer and a speed record holder.
      2. 1996. Healey was inducted into the Motor Sports Hall of Fame.
    3. 1952 . Sydney Herbert Allard (UK). Guy Warburton (UK). Allard P1 Sport.
    4. 1956 . Ronnie J. Adams (UK). Franck E. Bigger). Jaguar Mk VII.
    5. 1964 . Paddy Hopkirk (UK).   Henry Liddon (UK). Morris Mini Cooper S.
  • Winners of the Monte-Carlo Rally Coupe des Dames.
    1. 1927. Mildred Bruce.
      1. 1st British Driver to win the Monte-Carlo Rally.
      2. Mrs Bruce was the First person ever to be prosecuted for Speeding.
    2. 1932 . Al Lindh (>1500cm3) and Morna Vaughan (<1500cm3).
    3. 1955. Sheila Van Damm / Ann Hall / Françoise Clarke. Sunbeam.
    4. 1959. Patricia Ann “Pat” Moss / Ann Wisdom.
      1. Pat Moss is the best woman performer. 8 times winner.
      2. One of the most successful female auto rally drivers of all time.
      3. Stirling Moss was her older brother.
      4. 1963. Pat married fellow rally driver Erik Carlsson.
      5. 2008. October 14th. Pat died from cancer in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire.
    5. 1960. Pat Moss / Ann Wisdom.
    6. 1961. Ann Hall / Valérie Domleo.
    7. 1962. Pat Moss / Ann Wisdom. Morris.
    8. 1964. Pat Moss Carlsson / Ursula Wirth.
    9. 1965. Pat Moss Carlsson / Elizabeth Nystrom.
    10. 1968. Pat Moss Carlsson / Elizabeth Nystrom.
    11. 1969. Pat Moss Carlsson / Elizabeth Nystrom.
    12. 1972. Pat Moss Carlsson / Liz Crellin.
    13. 1983. Louise Aitken / Ellen Morgan.
    14. 1990. Louise Aitken-Walker / Tina Thorner.

Cyclists

 

  

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  • High Performance in the Tour de France.
    1. Christopher Froome.
      1. Winner of the Tour de France in 2013 . Winner of two stages Provence Ventoux (84) and Chorges (05) .
      2. 2017. Marseille: Froome outweighs the french Bardet on the edge of a KO.
    2. Tom Simpson1937 – 1967.
      1. 1937 . Born in Haswell in County Durham .
      2. 1962. Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France.
      3. 1965. Britain First World Road Race Championship.
      4. 1967 . Tom dramatically dies on Mont Ventoux during the 13th stage of the Tour de France ( Marseilles Carpentras nicknamed step thirst ).
      5. A granite memorial to Simpson stands at the spot where he collapsed on the Mont Ventoux.

 

 

Football Players

 

  • Players in AS Cannes team.
    1. Mark Blake. Defender .
      1. 1998 2000.
  • Players in AS Monaco Team.
    1. John Collins (John). Midfielder.
      1. Galashiels. 31 january 1968.
      2. Hibernian. Celtic.
      3. 1996 1998. AS Monaco. 53 caps. 7 goals.
        1. 1997. French Championship.
        2. 1998. Semi-Final UEFA defating Manhester United in the quarter final.
      4. Scotland. 58 caps. 12 goals.
      5. Everton. Fulham. Gala Fairydean Rovers.
    2. Mark Hateley. 7 november 1961. Midfielder. Nickname Attila.
      1. Coventry. Portsmouth. Milan.
      2. 19871990. AS Monaco. 24 goals.
      3. Rangers. Queen Parrk Rogers. Hall City. Ross County. 
      4. England. 42 caps. 17 goals.
    3. Glenn Hoddle. 27 october. 1957. Midfielder.
      1. Tottenham. Monaco.
      2. 1987. AS Monaco.
        1. Hoddle moved to Monaco after English clubs wera banned from European  football following the Heysel stadium disaster.
        2. Hoddle joined Mark Hatteleyin Monaco.
        3. Manager at that time : Arsène Wenger.
        4. 1989. 1/4 final Champions League.
        5. French Football’s best foreign player.
        6. 1991. Injured, he returned to England to become Swindon player-manager.
      3. Swindon Park. Chelsea.
      4. England. 53 caps. 8 goals.
      5. 2007. National Football Museum Hall of Fame.
  • Players in OGC Nice Team.
    1. No player identified.
  • Players in OM Marseille Team.
    1. Joey Barton.
      1. 2 septembre 1982. Midfielder.
      2. Manchester City. Newcastle. Queen Park Rangers.
      3. 20122013. OM.
        1. Coming from the Queens Park Rangers. Joey was serving an 12-match ban for attacking the entire Manchester City
        2. Time in Marseille was notable for scoring from a corner at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
        3. Joey having written on twitter that Thiago Silva was a Ladyboy… his time at OM was finished.
      4. Returned to Burnley.
    2. Alfred Leonard Caiels.  Middle.
      1. 19321933.
    3. Tony Cascarino.
      1. Irish born in England (Kent) 1 Septembre 1962. Forward. Striker.
      2. Crockenhill. Gilligham. Millwall. Aston Villa. Celtic. Chelsea.
      3. 19941995.  OM. Ligue 2. 61 goals. Tony wrote a book and mentioned « unknown substance » given to players…
      4. Nancy. Red Star.
      5. Republic of Ireland. 88 caps. 19 goals.
    4. Laurie Cunningham. 8 march 1955 – 15 july 1989. Left Winger.
      1. Starts at Leyton Orient.
      2. 1979. The first englishman to play for Real Madrid.
      3. 19841985. OM. 30 games. 8 goals.
      4. England. 6 caps.
    5. David Harrison. Midfielder.
      1. 19291931.
    6. Chris Makin. 8 may 1973. Defender.
      1. Oldham.
      2. 19961997. OM. 29 games.
      3. Sunderland.
      4. England. 5 caps.
    7. Tyrone Mears. 18 February 1983. Right Back.
      1. Manchester City. Preston North End. West Ham. Derby County.
      2. 2008. OM.
        1. Judged « Fast runner but limited technique« .
        2. Only 4 games before returning to home.
      3. Burnley, Seattle Sounders FC and Atlanta United.
      4. Jamaica. 1 cap.
    8. Trevor Steven. 21 september 1963. Winger.
      1. Burnley – Everton – Glasgow Rangers.
      2. 19911992. From the . Est.5,5 million €.
        1. 1 French Ligue title.  28 games. 3 goals.
      3. Back to Glasgow for est. 2,2 million €.
      4. England. 36 caps. 4 goals.
    9. Jack Trees. Defender.
      1. 19321934.
    10. Chris Waddle. 14 décember 1960. Nickname « Magic Chris« . Winger / Attacking Midfielder.
      1. Tottenham.
      2. 1989 – 1992. OM.
        1. 1989. He moved from Spurs to Marseille where he enjoyed three years.
        2. Bernard Tapie paid 4,5 million €. Third most important transfer at that time.
        3. Chris won three Ligue 1 French Champion titles in a row.
        4. 1991. Chris came close to the European Cup ; penalties in the final againts Red Star Belgrade.
      3. 1992. Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City…
      4. 1998. Marseille fans voted him second player of all time behind Jean-Pierre Papin.
      5. England. 62 caps. 6 goals.

 

 

Rugby Players

 

  • William Webb Ellis. Salford 24 November 1806   – Menton 24 February 1872 .
    1. British inventor of modern rugby.
    2. He is buried at Menton.
  • Players in RCT Toulon Rugby Team.
    1. Steffon Armitage. 20 septembre 1985. Openside Flanker.
      1. 20112016. Toulon. 158 caps. 155 points.
      2. England. 5 caps.
    2. Chris Ashton. 29 march 1987. Winger or Fullback.
      1. 2017 . Toulon. 24 caps. 105 points.
      2. England. 39 caps. 95 points.
    3. Dave Attwood. 5 april 1987. Lock.
      1. 20112018. Bath.
      2. 2018. Toulon.
      3. England. 24 caps.
    4. Tom May. 5 february 1979. Center. Fly-half. Wing.
      1. 19992009. Newcastle.
      2. 20092011. Toulon. 31 caps. 23 points.
      3. 2011. Nortampton Saints.
      4. England. 2 caps.
    5. Andrew Sheridan. 1 november 1979. Prop. Lock.
      1. 6 ft 5 in tall for a Prop !
      2. Richmond. Bristol. Sale Sharks.
      3. 20122014. Toulon. 44 caps.
    6. Jonny WilkinsonFrimley 25 
      1. 2009 – 2014 . Flyhalf at RC Toulon.
        1. 141 caps. 1884 points.
      2. 2009. Honorate Doctorate by the University of Surrey for Services to the Sports Industry.
      3. 2013. 28 october. Jonny married in Bandol.
      4. 2016. World Rugby Hall of Fame.
      5. Wilkinson has been following Buddhist principles to help control his perfectionist tendances.
      6. England. 91 caps. 1179 points.

 

Tennis Players

 

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  • Winners of the Monte-Carlo Tennis Tournament.
    1. Henry Austin. 19062000.
      1. 1933. 1934. 2 times  winner in Monte-Carlo.
    2. Hugh Lawrence Doherty1875  – 1919.
      1. 1900, 1901, 1905, 1906 . 4 times winner in Monte-Carlo.
      2. He won Wimbledon five times in singles and eight times in doubles with his brother.
      3. 1900. He won the gold medal in singles and doubles in the Paris Olympics , and bronze with Marion Jones in mixed doubles.
    3. Reginald Frank Doherty1872 – 1910.
      1. 1897, 1898, 1899, 1902, 1903, 1904 . 6 times winner in Monte-Carlo.
      2. He won Wimbledon four times in singles and eight times in doubles.
      3. 1900 . He won the gold medal in men’s doubles and mixed doubles (with Charlotte Cooper ) to the Olympic Games and in men’s doubles at the London Olympics in 1908.

 

⇒ The 2 brothers Doherty won the first 10 editions of the Monte Carlo Tournament.

 

 

  • Gordon Lowe. 18841972 .
    1. 1920, 1921, 1923 . 3 times winner in Monte-Carlo.
  • Josiah Ritchie (Josiah). 18701955 .
    1. 1907 . He succeeds the brothers Doherty winning the eleventh consecutive victory at Monte Carlo .
    2. 1908 . He is three times medalist at the London Olympics . He won the gold medals (men’s singles), silver (men’s doubles) and bronze (men’s singles indoors).

 

  • Andy Murray never won at Monte-Carlo. 3 times Half Final (200920112016) lost to Nadal !
    1. 2008. Murray wins the Open 13 Marseille.

 

 

Others

 

 

 

Owners of Properties in Provence

 

 

  • David and Victoria Beckham.
    1. Bargemon- Var (83).
      1. Picturesque medieval village surrounded by olive groves.
      2. 2003. Property estimated €1,7 million and reportedly spent € 6 million renovating it.
      3. The property was on the market for € 2,750,000.
    2. David played at PSG in 2013.

 

 

 

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