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List of famous athletes from Austria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Austria has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Austrian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Austria and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Austria then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Herbert Feurer and Daniel Offenbacher are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Austrian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Austria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Austria in order to get more information about each one.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more

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Toni Linhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Anton Hans Jörg Linhart was an Austrian football player who later started a successful career in American football in the U.S..

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Margarita Marbler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Margarita Marbler is a freestyle skier.

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Valentina Fedyushina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Valentina Fedjuschina born 10 February 1965 in Moscow, is a retired Austrian shot putter. She originally competed for Soviet Union and Ukraine, but became an Austrian citizen in 1999 to compete ...more

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Benny Feilhaber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Derby County F.C. Benny Feilhaber is an American professional soccer player who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer as a midfielder.

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Elisabeth Görgl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Elisabeth Görgl is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Görgl made her World Cup debut in March 2000 and has reached World Cup podiums in all ...more

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Andrea Fischbacher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Andrea Fischbacher is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Schwarzach im Pongau, Salzburg, Fischbacher now lives in Eben im Pongau. She made her World Cup debut in March 2004 in ...more

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Marlies Schild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Marlies Schild is a retired Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. She specializes in the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom. She has won four Olympic medals, with silvers in the ...more

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Jasna Kolar-Merdan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Jasna Kolar-Merdan is a former Yugoslav handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics, in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1992 Summer Olympics. In 1980 she won the silver medal ...more

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Veronika Halder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Veronika Halder is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2000. She won four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with two silvers and two bronzes. Halder competed in two Winter ...more

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Nina Reithmayer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Nina Reithmayer is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she won a silver medal in the women's singles event at Vancouver in 2010. Reithmeyer also ...more

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Tatyana Dzhandzhgava is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Tatyana Dzhandzhgava is a Kazakhstani and Russian former handball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1988 Summer Olympics, for the Unified Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics, and for ...more

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Nicole Hosp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Nicole Hosp is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer, a former world champion and three-time Olympic medalist.

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Nataliya Rusnachenko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Nataliya Rusnachenko is a Ukrainian former handball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1988 Summer Olympics and for Austria in the 1992 Summer Olympics and in the 2000 Summer ...more

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Kálmán Konrád is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Kálmán Konrád, an inside right, was one of the best football players in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 1910s, and played on the Hungarian National team with his brother, Jenő ...more

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Michaela Kirchgasser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Michaela Kirchgasser is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Schwarzach im Pongau, Salzburg, she races in all five disciplines and specializes in the technical events of slalom and ...more

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Peter L. Berger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Peter Ludwig Berger is an Austrian-born American sociologist known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion, study of modernization, and theoretical contributions to ...more

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Eva-Maria Brem is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Eva-Maria Brem is an alpine skier.  

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Marion Kreiner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Marion Kreiner is a professional snowboarder.

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Kathrin Zettel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Kathrin Zettel is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Scheibbs, Lower Austria, and from Göstling, she competes primarily in the technical events of Giant slalom and slalom. ...more

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Wolfgang Linger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Wolfgang Linger is an Austrian retired luger who has competed internationally since 2000. As young children, he and his older brother Andreas learned to luge on a former Olympic luge track, and ...more

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Heidi Krings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Heidi Krings is a professional snowboarder.

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Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenbu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is a singer.

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Manuela Riegler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Manuela Riegler is a professional snowboarder.

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Doris Günther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Doris Günther is a professional snowboarder.

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Christoph Sumann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Christoph "Sumi" Sumann is a retired Austrian biathlete. As many fellow biathletes Sumann picked up the sport switching from cross-country skiing he had been doing since childhood. By ...more

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Gregor Schlierenzauer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Gregor Schlierenzauer, is an Austrian ski jumper. He began his senior career in 2005–06 with one win and three additional podiums in the Ski Jumping Grand Prix, and made his World Cup debut in ...more

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Benjamin Raich is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Benjamin Raich is a champion World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria. With 14 medals won at Winter Olympics and World Championships, 36 World Cup race victories, one ...more

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Daniel Mesotitsch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch is an Austrian biathlete, the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. He was born in Villach, Kärnten, Austria. His height is 181 cm and weight

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Katharina Gutensohn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Katharina Gutensohn. Is an Austrian/German skier. She represented Germany from 1989 to the end of her alpine skiing career. In 2005, at the age of 39, she made a comeback in the new Olympic ...more

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Doresia Krings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Doresia Krings is a professional snowboarder.

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Andreas Kofler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Andreas Kofler is an Austrian ski jumper, competing for the Austrian Ski Federation.

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Wolfgang Loitzl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Wolfgang "Wuff" Loitzl is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed from 1997 to 2014. He won seven medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with six golds and one bronze. He ...more

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Gustav Lantschner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Gustav "Guzzi" Lantschner was an Austrian-born German alpine skier turned actor. He competed in the 1936 Winter Olympics. He was born in Innsbruck, Austria and is the younger brother ...more

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Michael Walchhofer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Michael Walchhofer is a former Austrian alpine ski racer. He started his career in slalom, but then moved over to the speed events. During his career he won the downhill world cup three times, ...more

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Renate Götschl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Renate Götschl is a former champion alpine ski racer. She is a two-time individual World Champion in the combined and downhill, and has won a total of 9 World Championships medals. She also ...more

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Michael Schmid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Michael Schmid is a Swiss freestyle skier who specializes in the skicross discipline. He is the inaugural Olympic champion in the event. He made his World Cup debut in January 2004 in Laax, and ...more

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Liese Prokop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Liesel Prokop-Sykora was an Austrian athlete who competed mainly in the pentathlon and, later in her life, a politician.

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Mirna Jukić is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Mirna Jukić is a retired Austrian swimmer of Croatian origin who won a bronze medal in both short course and long course at the world championships in swimming. She is trained by her father ...more

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Nicole Schmidhofer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Nicole Schmidhofer is an alpine skier.

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Martin Harnik is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Austria national football team Martin Harnik is a German-born Austrian footballer. He currently plays for VfB Stuttgart and the Austrian national football team.

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Reinfried Herbst is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Reinfried Herbst is a slalom skier from Austria. Herbst won the silver medal for the men's slalom event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. On 11 March 2006 he won his first World Cup ...more

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Andreas Linger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Andreas Linger is an Austrian retired luger who has competed internationally since 2000. He and his younger brother Wolfgang began luging at a very young age, and did their first doubles run ...more

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Thomas Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Thomas Morgenstern is an Austrian former ski jumper. He is one of the most successful contemporary ski jumpers, having won the World Cup twice; the Four Hills Tournament and the Nordic ...more

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Ilčo Naumoski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Grazer AK Ilčo Naumoski is a Macedonian football player currently playing as a striker for FK Vardar in Macedonia. He has spent the majority of his career in Austria, having played with Grazer AK from ...more

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David Kreiner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
David Kreiner is an Austrian Nordic combined skier who has competed since 1998. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he won gold in the 4 x 5 team event. Kreiner also won two medals in the 4 x 5 km team ...more

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Michaela Dorfmeister is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Michaela Dorfmeister is a former professional alpine skier from Austria. Her specialities are both the downhill and the super-G disciplines, although she skis in and has had success in giant

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Anna Rokita is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Anna Rokita is an Austrian long track speed skater who participates in international competitions.

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Claudia Riegler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Claudia Riegler is a snowboarder from Austria. She competed for Austria at the 2010 Winter Olympics in parallel giant slalom, finishing seventh. Riegler later captured silver and bronze medals ...more

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Christoph Bieler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Austria
Christoph Bieler is an Austrian athlete competing in Nordic combined who has competed since 1996. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he won two medals in the 4 x 5 km team event with a gold in ...more