Yes, that is true. but in football at least the distinction between British and English/Scottish/Welsh/N.Irish is important. You should only use British (or Brits) when you really mean it, i.e. when the people you are talking about could be from any country of the UK. Becks, Owen, Woodgate and Gerrard are all English football players, so it's best to refer to them as English. Calling them 'Brits' is still correct, it just conveys less information. No, he was born in England, just. He was born in Chester, so close to the welsh border he ended up going to a welsh school, and hence playing for wales schoolboy teams.