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Queen’s Birthday Honours: Sports stars from Rio Ferdinand to Moeen Ali to Mark Selby honored

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Rio Ferdinand and Moeen Ali were awarded OBEs (Images: Getty)

The Queen’s Birthday Honors Roll was released and as always a number of sports stars were celebrated for their contributions to their chosen disciplines.

It’s not just sports stars, as Clare Balding and Tracey Couch have been awarded CBEs for services to broadcasting and public service respectively thanks to their connection to sports.

footballers like Rio Ferdinand, Gareth Bale and Luter Blissett are all set to win medals, while everything from snooker to curling to trampolining has also been recognised.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Clare Victoria Balding (broadcaster), for services to sport and charity

Tracey Crouch MP (former Minister for Sport), for Parliamentary and Civil Service

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Moeen Ali (cricketer), for his services to cricket

Richard Harrison Bevan (League Managers Association Chief Executive) for services to football

Luther Loide Blissett (ex-footballer and patron of Sporting Memories) for services to football and charity

Lora Marie Fachie (cyclist), for services to cycling

Neil Michael Fachie (cyclist), for services to cycling

Rio Gavin Ferdinand (expert and ex-footballer) for services to football and charity

David Peter Hadfield (President, Boccia International Sports Federation), for services to the sport

Corinne Claire Hall (cyclist), for services to cycling

Hugh Morris (General Manager of Glamorgan County Cricket Club) for his services to cricket and charity

Eve Muirhead (skip, British Olympic Curling Team) for services to curling

Sean O’Loughlin (rugby league player) for his services to rugby league

Professor Nicholas Sheridan Peirce, (Chief Medical Officer, England and Wales Cricket Board), for services to sport during Covid-19

Michael Summerbee (ex-footballer) for services to football and charity

Karen Margaret Tonge (Chairman, Para Table Tennis), for table tennis services

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Gareth Frank Bale (footballer) for services to football and charity

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Gareth Bale became an OBE (Image: Getty Images)

Ghazain Choudhury (wheelchair basketballer) for services to wheelchair basketball

Jennifer Carmichael Dodds (curler), for services to curling

Hailey Caitlin Rose Duff (curler), for services to curling

William Robert Leckie Duncan (curler) for services to curling and charity

Thomas Scott Dyson (Head Coach, Paralympic Pathway, British Rowing) for services to Paralympic Rowing

Gary Kenneth Hall (Performance Director, British Taekwondo), for services to Taekwondo

Benjamin Robert Hawes (Chairman, Athletes Commission, British Olympic Association), for services to sport

Elizabeth Ellen Hughes (Director of Special Projects, Sport England), for services to sport during Covid-19

Samantha May Kinghorn (Para-Athlete) for Services to Disabled Sports

Shirley McCay (hockey player) for services to hockey and the community in Northern Ireland

Hannah Lousie Miley (swimmer), for services to swimming and women in sports

dr Ian Stuart Miller (former Chief Medical Officer, British Paralympic Association), for services to Paralympic sport

James Philip Milner (footballer) for services to football and charity

David Matthew Murdoch (Head Coach, British Curling Team), for services to curling

Verity Leigh Naylor (Operations Manager, British Paralympic Association), for services to Paralympic sport

Alan Rough (ex-footballer) for services to football and charity in Scotland

Eilish Rutherford (parahockey player) for services to sport and charity in Northern Ireland

Andrew Peter Ryan (Executive Director, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), for services to the sport

Douglas Gordon Samuel (last Chief Executive Officer, Spartans Community Football Academy). For services to Association Football and the North Edinburgh community

Georgina Claire Seccombe (Harland) (Chef de Mission, Team GB, Olympic Games 2021), for services to Olympic sport

Mark Selby (snooker player) for services to snooker and charity

Mark Selby is a four-time world snooker champion (Image: Getty Images)

Neil Douglas Hamilton Simpson (para-skier) for services to skiing

Andrew William Ramsay Simpson (paraalpin skier) for services to skiing

Mili Smith (curler), for services to curling

Stephen Connell Stewart (Director of Sport and Exercise, University of St Andrews), for services to sport

Judd Trump (snooker), for services to snooker and charity

Anwar Uddin (Fans for Diversity Campaign Manager, The Football Supporters’ Association) for his services to association football

Georgina Astrid Usher, (Executive Director of British Fencing), for services to fencing (London)

Tracy Whittaker-Smith (Head Instructor Trampoline, British Gymnastics) for services to trampolining

David Brynmor Williams (ex-rugby union player) for services to sport and charity in Wales

Victoria Wright (curler), for services to curling

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