Countries by notable athletes

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Cecilia Tait (volleyball), Sofia Mulanovich (surfing), Teofilo Cubillas (soccer)
Alexis Argüello (boxing), Dennis Martinez (MLB), Ricardo Mayorga (boxing)
Ato Boldon (running), Richard Thompson (running), Brian Lara (cricket)
Rony Seikaly* (NBA), Freddy Deeb* (poker), Sammy Farha* (poker)
Muhammad Al-Deayea (soccer), Hadi Al-Somayli (hurdles), Khalid Al-Eid (equestrian)
Spiridon Louis (running), Pyrros Dimas (weightlifting), Nikos Galis (basketball)
Haile Gebrselassie (running), Tirunesh Dibaba (running), Kenenisa Bekele (running)
Zinedine Zidane (soccer), Jacques Anquetil (cycling), Jean-Claude Killy (skiing)
Sachin Tendulkar (cricket), Sunil Gavaskar (cricket), Dhyan Chand (field hockey)
Ghada Shouaa (heptathlon), Joseph Atiyeh (wrestling), Naser Al Shami (boxing)
Yao Ming (NBA), Li Ning (gymnastics), Guo Jingjing (diving)
Sandis Ozolinsh (NHL), Andris Biedrins (NBA), Maris Strombergs (cycling)
Eric Liddell (running), Jackie Stewart (F1), Kenny Dalglish (soccer)
Babe Ruth (MLB), Muhammad Ali (boxing), Jim Thorpe (decathlon)
Ivan Zamorano (soccer), Elias Figueroa (soccer), Fernando Gonzalez (tennis)
Brian O'Driscoll (rugby), Padraig Harrington (golf), Sean Kelly (cycling)
Erki Nool (decathlon), Kristina Smigun (skiing), Andrus Veerpalu (skiing)
Rasul Boqiev (judo), Yusup Abdusalomov (wrestling), Andrey Abduvaliyev* (hammer throw)
Diego Maradona (soccer), Manu Ginobili (NBA), Juan Manuel Fangio (F1)
Alexander Vinokourov (cycling), Bakhyt Sarsekbayev (boxing), Dmitriy Karpov (decathlon)
Lee Chong Wei (badminton), Nicol David (squash), Rashid Sidek (badminton)
Viv Richards (cricket), Andy Roberts (cricket), Curtly Ambrose (cricket)
Tenzing Norgay (mountaineering), Apa Sherpa (mountaineering), Pemba Dorjie (mountaineering)
Emmanuel Adebayor (soccer), Benjamin Boukpeti (canoeing), Moustapha Salifou (soccer)
Novak Djokovic (tennis), Peja Stojakovic (NBA), Jelena Jankovic (tennis)
Oussama Mellouli (swimming), Mohammed Gammoudi (running), Wissem Hmam (handball)
Kirsty Coventry (swimming), Nick Price (golf), Andy Flower (cricket)
Oksana Chusovitina* (gymnastics), Djamolidine Abdoujaparov (cycling), Artur Taymazov (wrestling)
Georgios Achilleos (shooting), Fatima Whitbread* (javelin), Marcos Baghdatis (tennis)
Andy Schleck (cycling), Marc Girardelli (skiing), Charly Gaul (cycling)
Vénuste Niyongabo (running), Arthémon Hatungimana (running), Mohammed Tchité (soccer)
Abdur Razzak (cricket), Mushfiqur Rahim (cricket), Mashrafe Mortaza (cricket)
Elnur Mammadli (judo), Aliya Garayeva (gymnastics), Teimour Radjabov (chess)
Adam Malysz (ski jumping), Robert Kubica (F1), Tomasz Gollob (speedway)
Bjørn Dæhlie (XC skiing), Sonja Henie (figure skating), Thor Hushovd (cycling)
Franz Beckenbauer (soccer), Michael Schumacher (F1), Steffi Graf (tennis)
Rod Carew (MLB), Mariano Rivera (MLB), Roberto Duran (boxing)
Tim Duncan* (NBA), Peter Holmberg (sailing), Abdul Hodge* (NFL)
Park Ji-Sung (soccer), Se Ri Pak (golf), Kim Yu-Na (figure skating)
George Best (soccer), David Healy (soccer), Pat Jennings (soccer)
California Molefe (running), Amantle Montsho (running), Dipsy Selolwane (MLS),
Chien-Ming Wang (MLB), Yani Tseng (golf), Yang Chuan-Kwang (decathlon)
Kirill Lazarov (handball), Goran Pandev (soccer), Dragana Pecevska (handball)
Edgar Renteria (MLB), Carlos Valderrama (soccer), Juan Pablo Montoya (NASCAR)
Eddy Merckx (cycling), Justine Henin (tennis), Tom Boonen (cycling)
Michael Essien (soccer), Ike Quartey (boxing), Abedi Pele (soccer)
AthletesCountry
Wasim Akram (cricket), Sohail Abbas (field hockey), Jansher Khan (squash)
Hristo Stoichkov (soccer), Veselin Topalov (chess), Albena Denkova (skating)
Hector Scarone (soccer), Diego Forlán (soccer), Enzo Francescoli (soccer)
Vic Darchinyan (boxing), Tigran Petrosian (chess), Levon Aronian (chess)
Rashid Ramzi (running), Maryam Yusuf Jamal (running), Yusuf Saad Kamel (running)
Manny Pacquiao (boxing), Efren Reyes (pool), Paeng Nepomuceno (bowling)
Hasheem Thabeet (NBA), Filbert Bayi (running), Suleiman Nyambui (running)
Amr Shabana (squash), Farid Simaika (diving), Alaa Abdelnaby (NBA)
Jaromir Jagr (NHL), Jan Zelezny (javelin), Emil Zatopek (running)
Noureddine Morceli (running), Karim Ziani (soccer), Madjid Bougherra (soccer)
Alexander Ovechkin (NHL), Evgeni Plushenko (figure skating), Andrey Arshavin (soccer)
Anthony Nesty (swimming), Clarence Seedorf* (soccer), Ernesto Hoost* (kickboxing)
Zaza Pachulia (NBA), Nikoloz Tskitishvili (NBA), Nino Salukvadze (shooting)
David Beckham (soccer), Bobby Charlton (soccer), Steve Redgrave (rowing)
Carlos Ruiz (MLS), Carlos Silva (shooting), Mateo Flores (marathon)
Samuel Eto'o (soccer), Francoise Mbango Etone (triple jump), Geremi (soccer)
Manute Bol (NBA), Luol Deng* (NBA), Ismail Ahmed Ismail (running)
Garry Sobers (cricket), Malcolm Marshall (cricket), Joe Walcott (boxing)
Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics), Ilie Nastase (tennis), Elisabeta Lipa (rowing)
Pancho Segura (tennis), Antonio Valencia (soccer), Jefferson Perez (racewalking)
Roberto Clemente (MLB), Miguel Cotto (boxing), Chi Chi Rodriguez (golf)
Muttiah Muralitharan (cricket), Kumar Sangakkara (cricket), Mahela Jayawardene (cricket)
Julio Cesar Chavez (boxing), Lorena Ochoa (golf), Juan Manuel Marquez (boxing)
Hermann Maier (skiing), Michaela Dorfmeister (skiing), Niki Lauda (F1)
Bruno Julie (boxing), Stephane Buckland (running), Vikash Dhorasoo* (soccer)
Paul Tergat (running), Catherine Ndereba (running), Samuel Wanjiru (running)
Taufik Hidayat (badminton), Susi Susanti (badminton), Raema Lisa Rumbewas (weightlifting)
Mikaele Pesamino (rugby), Earl Va'a (rugby), Brian Lima (rugby)
Aleki Lutui (rugby), Chris Hala'ufia (rugby), Tevita Taumoepeau (rugby)
Nicolae Juravschi (canoeing), Vitalie Grusac (boxing), Veaceslav Gojan (boxing)
Hicham El Guerrouj (running), Hasna Benhassi (running), Larbi Ben Barek (soccer)
Petra Majdic (XC skiing), Primoz Kozmus (hammer throw), Robert Koren (soccer)
Nicklas Lidstrom (NHL), Annika Sorenstam (golf), Ingemar Stenmark (skiing)
Don Bradman (cricket), Rod Laver (tennis), Ian Thorpe (swimming)
Ernesto Fonseca (motocross), Claudia Poll (swimming), Paulo Wanchope (soccer)
Alex de Angelis (MotoGP), Daniela Del Din (shooting), Massimo Bonini (soccer)
Albert Pujols (MLB), Pedro Martinez (MLB), David Ortiz (MLB)
Gary Player (golf), Francois Pienaar (rugby), Bryan Habana (rugby)
Silvio Cator (long jump), Samuel Dalembert* (NBA), Jozy Altidore* (soccer)
Bruce Lee (kickboxing), Marco Fu (snooker), Lee Lai Shan (windsurfing)
Yulieski Gourriel (baseball), Félix Savón (boxing), Javier Sotomayor (high jump)
Scotty Nguyen* (poker), Dat Nguyen* (NFL), Hoang Anh Tran (weightlifting)
Pelé (soccer), Gustavo Kuerten (tennis), Ayrton Senna (F1)
Vijay Singh (golf), Waisale Serevi (rugby), Marika Vunibaka (rugby)
Joe Calzaghe (boxing), Ryan Giggs (soccer), Gareth Edwards (rugby)
Eidur Gudjohnsen (soccer), Olafur Stefansson (handball), Vala Flosadottir (pole vault)
AthletesCountry
Roger Federer (tennis), Xeno Müller (rowing), Fabian Cancellara (cycling)
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (running), Tonique Williams-Darling (running), Durward Knowles (sailing)
Peter Schmeichel (soccer), Paul Elvstrøm (sailing), Wilson Kipketer (running)
Frankie Fredericks (running), Paulus Moses (boxing), Luketz Swartbooi (running)
Kalusha Bwalya (soccer), Samuel Matete (running), Felix Bwalya (boxing)
Maria Mutola (running), Clarisse Machanguana (WNBA), Tico-Tico (soccer)
Naim Suleymanoglu (weightlifting), Rustu Recber (soccer), Hedo Turkoglu (NBA)
Brandon Manumaleuna (NFL), Junior Seau (NFL), Marques Tuiasosopo (NFL)
Paavo Nurmi (running), Mika Hakkinen (F1), Matti Nykänen (ski jumping)
Rohan Kanhai (cricket), Lance Gibbs (cricket), Clive Lloyd (cricket)
Wayne Gretzky (NHL), Steve Nash (NBA), Sidney Crosby (NHL)
Jair Jurrjens (MLB), Churandy Martina (running), Jan Boersma (sailing)
Didier Drogba (soccer), Kolo Toure (soccer), Emmanuel Eboue (soccer)
Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer), Eusebio (soccer), Luis Figo (soccer)
Jay Jay Okocha (soccer), Hakeem Olajuwon* (NBA), Nwankwo Kanu (soccer)
Nasser al-Attiyah (rallying), Saif Saaeed Shaheen (running), Mubarak Hassan Shami (running)
Andriy Shevchenko (soccer), Vitali Klitschko (boxing), Sergey Bubka (pole vault)
Hanni Wenzel (skiing), Andreas Wenzel (skiing), Mario Frick (soccer)
Johan Cruyff (soccer), Sven Kramer (speed skating), Fanny Blankers-Koen (running)
Usain Bolt (running), Michael Holding (cricket), Asafa Powell (running)
Lorik Cana (soccer), Tie Domi (NHL)*, Luan Krasniqi (boxer)
José Luis Chilavert (soccer), Roque Santa Cruz (soccer), Romerito (soccer)
Hossein Rezazadeh (weightlifting), Ali Daei (soccer), Hadi Saei (taekwondo)
Vitaly Scherbo (gymnastics), Svetlana Boginskaya (gymnastics), Ekaterina Karsten (rowing)
Alleyne Francique (running), Andre Fletcher (cricket), Devon Smith (cricket)
Tan Howe Liang (weightlifting), Wang Yuegu (table tennis), Li Jiawei (table tennis)
Shahar Peer (tennis), Yossi Benayoun (soccer), Ariel Zeevi (judo)
John Mugabi (boxing), John Akii-Bua (hurdles), Moses Kipsiro (running)
Rafael Nadal (tennis), Alberto Contador (cycling), David Villa (soccer)
Michal Martikan (canoeing), Elena Kaliska (canoeing), Peter Bondra (NHL)
Dikembe Mutombo (NBA), Gary Kikaya (hurdles), Mwadi Mabika (WNBA)
Hong Yong-Jo (soccer), Hong Un-Jong (gymnastics), Kim Gwang-Sik (gymnastics)
Orzubek Nazarov (boxing), Aidyn Smagulov (judo), Kanatbek Begaliev (wrestling)
Arvydas Sabonis (NBA), Sarunas Jasikevicius (NBA), Virgilijus Alekna (discus throw)
Kim Collins (running), Runako Morton (cricket), Atiba Harris (MLS)
Bojana Popovic (handball), Predrag Drobnjak (NBA), Mirko Vucinic (soccer)
Ferenc Puskas (soccer), Krisztina Egerszegi (swimming), Tamas Darnyi (swiming)
Asashoryu (sumo), Naidangiin Tuvshinbayar (judo), Gundegmaa Otyrad (shooting)
Abdi Bile (running), Abdisalam Ibrahim (soccer), Mo Farah (running)
Jonah Lomu (rugby), Edmund Hillary (mountaineering), Peter Snell (running)
Khaosai Galaxy (boxing), Samart Payakaroon (boxing), Paradorn Srichaphan (tennis)
Lilian Thuram* (soccer), Marie-José Pérec* (running), Teddy Riner* (judo)
Johan Santana (MLB), Luis Aparicio (MLB), Edwin Valero (boxing)
Mal Michael (AFL), Marcus Bai (rugby league), James Gwiit (AFL)
Ichiro Suzuki (MLB), Hidetoshi Nakata (soccer), Mao Asada (skating)
Goran Ivanisevic (tennis), Janica Kostelic (skiing), Davor Suker (soccer)

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