1. West Indian cricket captain between 1974 and 1985, fundamental to their rise to become the dominant Test-playing nation of the age
 Sir Clive Lloyd
2. Australian Formula One World Champion in 1959, 1960, and 1966. Founder of a racing team that bore his name
 Sir Jack Brabham
3. Britain's most decorated female Olympian, (winning medals at 5 different Olympics 2000 - 2016) & current chair of UK Sport
 Dame Katherine Grainger (rowing)
4. The only British boxer to receive a knighthood
 Sir Henry Cooper
5. British flat racing horse trainer with 25 domestic Classic winners
 Sir Henry Cecil
6. News broadcaster & Conservative politician. One of 2 pacemakers when Sir Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile.
 Sir Chris Chataway (alongside Chris Brasher CBE)
7. In 2005 she broke the sailing world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe
 Dame Ellen MacArthur
8. British & Irish Lions head coach in '89, '93, '97 & '09
 Sir Ian McGeechan
9. The only British female golfer to become a Dame
 Dame Laura Davies
10. The most recent ex-footballer / manager to be Knighted (in 2018), partly as recognition of his continued support to the families and victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
 Sir Kenny Dalglish