Australian expatriate sportspeople in the United States

Posted May 3, 2011
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  1. Mark Philippoussis

    Mark Philippoussis


    Mark Anthony Philippoussis (/fɪlɨˈpsɪs/; born 7 November 1976) is an Australian tennis player of Greek and Italian descent. He turned professional in 1994. His greatest achievements were winning two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 1999 and 2003, winning the deciding rubber in the final of each. He also reached the finals of the 1998 US Open and the 2003 Wimbledon tournaments, losing to countryman Pat Rafter and Swiss Roger Federer respectively. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 8.

  2. Jason Ellis

    Jason Ellis


    Jason Ellis (born 11 October 1971) is an Australian satellite radio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, and actor. Based in the United States, Ellis hosts The Jason Ellis Show weekday afternoons (3:00 PM-7:00 EST) on the Sirius XM Radio channel, Faction.

  3. Greg Norman

    Greg Norman


    Gregory John Norman AO (born 10 February 1955) is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 Official World Golf Rankings ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won over 85 international tournaments in his career, including two majors: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. In a reference to his blond hair, size, aggressive golf style and his birthplace's native coastal animal, Norman's nickname is "The Great White Shark" (often shortened to just "The Shark").

  4. Torah Bright

    Torah Bright


    Torah Jane Bright (born 27 December 1986) is an Australian professional snowboarder. She is an Olympic gold and silver medalist. In 2013 she won a bronze medal at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships. She lives and trains in the area of Salt Lake City, Utah.

  5. Jarryd Hayne

    Jarryd Hayne


    Jarryd Lee Hayne (born 15 February 1988) is an Australian American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to joining the NFL, Hayne played rugby league for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League (NRL).

  6. Will Power

    Will Power


    William Steven "Will" Power (born March 1, 1981) is an Australian motorsports driver who currently competes in the IndyCar Series, driving for Team Penske. He is the 2014 IndyCar champion, and as of 2015 the most successful road and street course race winner in the series' history with 19 wins tied with Scott Dixon.

  7. Tenille Dashwood

    Tenille Dashwood


    Tenille Averil Dashwood (born 1 March, 1989) is an Australian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Emma. Before signing with WWE, she wrestled on the independent circuit as Tenille Tayla.

  8. Mark Woodforde

    Mark Woodforde


    Mark Raymond Woodforde, OAM (born 23 September 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He is best known as one half of "The Woodies", a doubles partnership with Todd Woodbridge.

  9. Marcos Ambrose

    Marcos Ambrose


    Marcos Ambrose (born 1 September 1976) is an Australian racing driver. He drives the No. 17 Ford FG X Falcon for DJR Team Penske in the V8 Supercar series. He won the series' championship in 2003 and 2004.

  10. Bev Francis

    Bev Francis


    Beverley "Bev" Francis (born 15 February 1955) is a professional female bodybuilder, powerlifter, and national shot put champion from Australia.

  11. Todd Woodbridge

    Todd Woodbridge


    Todd Andrew Woodbridge, OAM (born 2 April 1971) is a retired Australian tennis player. He was born in Sydney and raised in Kogarah Bay by his parents, Kevin and Barbara. He has two older brothers, Gregory and Warren. He attended Lyneham High School, Canberra, then turned professional in 1988.

  12. Roy Emerson

    Roy Emerson


    Roy Stanley Emerson (born 3 November 1936) is an Australian former number one tennis player who won 12 Major singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles. He is the only male player to have completed a Career Grand Slam (winning titles at all four Grand Slam events) in both singles and doubles. His 28 Major titles are an all-time record for a male amateur player. Roy Emerson is the first male player to win each amateur Major title at least twice in his career. He is one of only seven men to win all four Majors in his career. He was the first male player to win 12 Majors. He is the only male player to win 6 Australian Championships and five of them consecutive (1963-67). His 12 wins have since been surpassed. Emerson is only one of five tennis players all-time to win multiple slam sets in two disciplines, only matched by Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Frank Sedgman and Serena Williams.

  13. John Fitzgerald (tennis)

    John Fitzgerald (tennis)


    John Basil Fitzgerald OAM (born 28 December 1960) is a former professional tennis player from Australia who played right-handed with a single-handed backhand.

  14. Wendy Turnbull

    Wendy Turnbull


    Wendy Turnbull, MBE, (born 26 November 1952) is a retired Australian professional tennis player. During her career, she won 9 Grand Slam titles, 4 of them in women's doubles and 5 of them in mixed doubles. She also was a 3-time Grand Slam singles runner-up and won 10 singles titles and 55 doubles titles.

  15. Tim Cahill

    Tim Cahill


    Timothy Filiga "Tim" Cahill (born 6 December 1979) is an Australian professional football player, who currently plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League. Cahill is the all-time top goal scorer for the Australia national football team. Prior to joining Shanghai, he played for Millwall, Everton and the New York Red Bulls. Cahill plays as an attacking midfielder, but has also played as a forward on several occasions. A box-to-box midfielder, Cahill has become recognised for "his aggressive and powerful approach and his ability to head the ball in the penalty area."

  16. Darren Cahill

    Darren Cahill


    Darren Cahill (born 2 October 1965 in Adelaide, Australia) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Australia. In addition, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the Grand Slam events on the US sports network ESPN and a coach with the Adidas Player Development Program and at

  17. Chris Oxspring

    Chris Oxspring


    Chris Andrew Oxspring (born 13 May 1977 in Ipswich, Australia) is an Australian right-handed pitcher currently playing for the KT Wiz of the Korean Baseball Organization.

  18. Ryan Briscoe

    Ryan Briscoe


    Ryan Briscoe (born 24 September 1981) is an Australian professional racing driver from Sydney who has raced open wheel and sports cars in Europe and America.

  19. Sandon Stolle

    Sandon Stolle


    Sandon Stolle (born 13 July 1970) is a former professional male tennis player and at one time ranked No. 2 in World doubles.

  20. Shannon Hegarty

    Shannon Hegarty


    Shannon Hegarty (born 14 June 1979 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a former Australian professional rugby league player. He currently owns and operates Down Under Fitness gym & personal training in Jacksonville Beach, FL An Australian international and Queensland State of Origin representative three-quarter back, he played club football in the National Rugby League for the Sydney Roosters (with whom he won the 2002 NRL Premiership), South Sydney Rabbitohs and North Queensland Cowboys.

  21. Chris Bryan

    Chris Bryan


    Chris Bryan (born 6 March 1982 in Melbourne, Australia) is a former sportsman who played both Australian rules football and American football professionally. Bryan played in the Australian Football League from 2005 until 2009, and then in the National Football League as a punter in 2010 and 2011.

  22. Reece Blayney

    Reece Blayney


    Reece Blayney (born 24 July 1985) is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup competition. He previously played for teams such as the Canterbury Bulldogs in Australia's National Rugby League (NRL), AS Carcassonne in France's Elite One Championship, and the Fairfax Eagles in the United States' American National Rugby League (AMNRL). His position is Halfback, Five-eighth.

  23. Geoff Brabham

    Geoff Brabham


    Geoff Brabham (born 20 March 1952) is an Australian racing driver. Brabham spent the majority of his racing career in the United States.

  24. Darren Bennett

    Darren Bennett


    Darren Bennett (born 9 January 1965) is a former Australian rules football player and American football punter in the National Football League.

  25. Cheryl Salisbury

    Cheryl Salisbury


    Cheryl Ann Salisbury (born 8 March 1974) is a former association football player who represented Australia internationally as a defender from 1994 until 2009, winning 151 caps.

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