10 British Sportsmen and women to Follow on Twitter

British Sportsmen and women spend a lot of their life training and performing in competitions but a lot of them seem to find the time and inclination to tell us what they are up to on Twitter. Some of our British sports stars use the micro social network to talk to their fans, their teammates, their competitors or even use it as a device to get a new job from it (see Darren Bent). We all know about the American sport stars who use Twitter such so here is a list of the Top 10 British Sporting celebrities and sportsmen to follow on Twitter:

1. Jenson Button (The_Real_JB) – Formula One Driver

Twitter Followers: 82,364
Jenson Button Twitter BIO: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver

Jenson Button is the current World Champion and is in a pretty impressive position in this year’s championship, Jenson still has time to tell his fans about his races: ‘Ferrari’s were all over the back of me. Mentally pretty draining I must say!! some points though. looking for a big haul of points in China!’.

2. David Lloyd (BumbleCricket) – Cricket Commentator

Twitter Followers: 64,179
David Lloyd Twitter Bio: Start the Car!

Possibly one of my favourite and when the Ashes was on he came out with brilliant questions like: “What do Athers and Beefy eat in the media canteen? Is that a stain on Gower’s trousers?”
David Lloyd or Bumble as everyone calls him is definitely one of cricket’s finest Twitterers and has got the whole Sky team interested in Twitter. He has even instigated a friendly competition with Jonathan Agnew on the BBC to see who can get the most followers.

3. Darren Bent (dbthetruth) Football Player

Twitter Followers: N/A (Told to turn off by manager)
Darren Bent Twitter Bio: ?????

Darren Bent wasn’t very happy about the amount of time it took to get a move from Spurs to Sunderland so much so he sent out a message on Twitter stating: “Do I wanna go Hull City NO. Do I wanna go stoke NO do I wanna go sunderland YES so stop f****** around, Levy. Sunderland are not the problem in the slightest.” So this seems to be the reason that new manager Steve Bruce has told Darren to turn off his Twitter account (until the next time Darren want to move clubs).

4. Will Carling (willcarling) – Ex-Rugby Player

Twitter Followers: 29,561
Will Carling Twitter Bio: Old, useless ex England rugby captain, has set up a rugby website, www.rucku.com, and is fascinated with the Twitter world.

Will Carling seems to love Twitter and is happy to chat away with other users. He likes to tweet live on England’s Six Nations performances and has been known to stick the boot into Martin Johnson’s England team.

5. Ian Poulter (Ianjamespoulter) – Golfer

Twitter Followers: 981,409
Ian Poulter Twitter Bio: Global tour golfer, play pgatour & europeantour. Massive Arsenal fan and also Orlando Magic fan. Love all Sports, Cars, most of all love my Family time

Ian Poulter was slammed after branding Tottenham fans “Yids” on his Twitter Poulter wrote: “Not talking about football after being beat by the yids.”
Maybe he should stick to talking about golf.

6. Andy Murray (andy_murray) – Tennis Player

Twitter Followers: 142,080
Andy Murray Twitter Bio: I play tennis.

Andy likes to tell people how lucky he is by Twittering after the Australian Open “Just bak from dinner. Bumpd in2 the guys from The Prodigy in hotel lobby.’

7. Helen Chamberlain (HellsBellsy) – TV Presenter

Twitter Followers: 19,861
Helen Chamberlain Twitter Bio: N/A

Ok well she’s not a sports personality but if you know football you know exactly who she is. Helen Chamberlain is the presenter of one of football’s longest-running shows – Soccer AM on Sky Sports. Hells Bellsy loves to tweet talking to her fellow Soccer AM presenter Max Rushden and telling him off for ‘you know you always wake me up honking your horn.’

8. Laura Robson (laurarobson5) – Tennis Player

Twitter Followers: 11,169
Laura Robson Twitter Bio: Hi, I’m Laura

Laura Robson doesn’t tweet that much, but hey she’s 16, she’s probably on Facebook and Bebo. In a similar way to a lot of other sports stars stars she likes to talk about other sports other than just her own. Like this comment where Laura talks about the recent Golf Masters ‘I’d just like to point out that as I predicted Mickelson took the title Unlucky to Westwood though, he played great throughout the week!’

9. David Haye (mrdavidhaye) – Boxer

Twitter Followers: 24,603
David Haye Twitter Bio: I’m a Pro Boxer from London England, I’m currently The Heavyweight Champion of the World. Welcome to my Twitter page

Another British World Champion on our list. And David is respectful to his fellow competitors in his tweets: ‘I’ve just heard John Ruiz has retired. I wish him well in the next chapter of his life. He was, is and will always be a Gallant Warrior.’

10. James Anderson (JimmyAnderson9) – Cricket Player

Twitter Followers: 38,031
James Anderson Twitter Bio: N/A

James Anderson likes to talk and wind-up his fellow cricketers and his friends through twitter including Darren Gough, Ronnie Irani, and Graeme Swan. The funniest moment for him on Twitter must have been when he said to fellow England international Tim Bresnan that he is a ‘at, cheating, smelly, fish-pitted, Yorkshire pie-eater.’