Countries by notable athletes

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

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