List of Famous people named Leon
Leon Edwards is a British-Jamaican professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2011, Edwards formerly competed for BAMMA, where he was the BAMMA Welterweight Champion. As of October 28, 2020, he is #3 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Leon Patrick Bailey is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Jamaica national football team.
Todd Michael "Leon" Bridges is an American soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He is best known for his 2015 song "Coming Home", which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Bridges' debut album, also titled Coming Home, was released on June 23, 2015, on Columbia Records and subsequently nominated for Best R&B Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Leon Christoph Goretzka is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
Leon Spinks is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1995. In only his eighth professional fight, he won the undisputed heavyweight championship in 1978 after defeating Muhammad Ali in a split decision, in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. Spinks was later stripped of the WBC title for facing Ali in an unapproved rematch seven months later, which he lost by unanimous decision.
Raúl Alberto Antonio Gieco, better known as León Gieco is an Argentine folk rock performer, composer and interpreter. He is known for mixing popular folkloric genres with Argentinian rock and roll, and lyrics with social and political connotations. This has led to him being called "The Argentine Bob Dylan".
Leon Lai-ming SBS BBS MH, is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. He is one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. He uses the stage name "Li Ming" or "Lai Ming", which literally means "dawn".
Leon Tim Draisaitl is a German professional ice hockey forward and alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Draisaitl grew up playing hockey in Germany until he was selected second overall in the 2012 CHL Import Draft by the Prince Albert Raiders. After two seasons with the Raiders, he was drafted third overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in the 2014 season.In 2020, Draisaitl became the first German-born player to win the Art Ross Trophy as the leading point scorer in the NHL. Additionally, he was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award in 2020 as the Most Valuable Player.
Leon Aderemi Balogun is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Scottish Premiership club Rangers and the Nigeria national team.
Leon G. "Lee" Cooperman is an American billionaire investor and hedge fund manager. He is the chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, a New York-based investment advisory firm managing over $3.3 billion in assets under management, the majority consisting of his personal wealth.