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List of famous athletes from Croatia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Croatia 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 Croatian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Croatia 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 Croatia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

A list made up of athletes like Ivan Leko and Matej Delač.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Croatian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Croatia?"

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

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Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Mirko Filipović is a Croatian heavyweight kickboxer, mixed martial artist, retired boxer, politician, and law enforcement officer. As of April 13, 2015, he is #15 in official UFC Heavyweight ...more

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Josip Skoblar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Olympique de Marseille
Josip "Joško" Skoblar is a Croatian former football player and manager. He was primarily a forward, and also capable of playing on both wings.

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Jelena Dokić is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Jelena Dokic is an Australian female professional tennis player. During the height of her career, she played for the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and reached a career-high ranking of World No. ...more

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Mladen Petrić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Borussia Dortmund
Mladen Petrić is a Croatian international footballer who plays for Greek club Panathinaikos. He also holds Swiss citizenship. He has previously played for Grasshopper, Basel, Borussia Dortmund, ...more

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Duje Draganja is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Duje Draganja is a retired Croatian swimmer who won the silver medal in men's 50 metres freestyle race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

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Blanka Vlašić is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Blanka Vlašić is a Croatian athlete who specialises in the high jump. She is the Croatian record holder in the event, and the former indoor World Champion. The daughter of Croatian decathlon ...more

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Branko Šegota is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Branimir "Branko" Šegota is a former Canadian professional soccer forward, starring in the original Major Indoor Soccer League, the North American Soccer League, the Continental Indoor ...more

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Vedran Ćorluka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Bayer Leverkusen
Vedran Ćorluka is a Croatian footballer who plays for Lokomotiv Moscow and the Croatia national team. He plays as a centre-back, though he has played in other positions across the defensive ...more

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Andrijana Stipaničić is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Andrijana Stipaničić is a Croatian biathlete. She is the first female Croatian biathlete to win points in World Cup by winning 39th place in 15 km Individual at Biathlon World Championships

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Nika Fleiss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Nika Fleiss is a former Croatian alpine skier. Fleiss was born in Brežice, at the time SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia. She lives in Samobor. Having started skiing at the age of 3, her best results ...more

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Matea Ferk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Matea Ferk is an alpine skier from Croatia. She has competed for Croatia at both the 2006 and 2010 Olympics. Her best result in the Olympics was a 34th place in the slalom in 2010.

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Goran Ivanisevic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Goran Ivanišević is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously ...more

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András Haklits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
András Haklits is a Croatian hammer thrower. He represented Hungary until July 1998. He finished tenth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and eighth at the 2008 Olympic Games. ...more

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Emir Spahić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
FC Lokomotiv Moscow
Emir Spahić is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a centre back. During his club career, he has represented teams in his homeland, Croatia, Russia, France, Spain and Germany. His ...more

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Mario Ančić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Mario Ančić is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached ...more

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Ana Jelušić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Ana Jelušić is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia. Born in Rijeka, at the time SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia, Jelušić specialized in slalom and competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics at ...more

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Ivica Kostelić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Ivica Kostelić is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia. He specializes in slalom and combined, but is also one of the few alpine World Cup ski racers able to score points in all ...more

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Tea Palić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Tea Palić is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Croatia.

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Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Toni Kukoč is a retired Croatian professional basketball player. Kukoč was renowned for his versatility and passing ability; although his natural position was small forward, he played all five ...more

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Ivica Vastić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
SK Sturm Graz
Ivica Vastić is a retired Croatian-born Austrian football international midfielder, formerly a striker and current coach. He played, amongst others for FK Austria Wien, SK Sturm Graz and LASK ...more

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Jakov Fak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Jakov Fak is a Croatian and Slovenian biathlete. As a member of the Croatian biathlon team, Fak won a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2009 and another bronze at the 2010 Winter ...more

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Ivano Balić is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Ivano Balić is a Croatian handballer, world and Olympic champion. Balić is widely considered by experts and fans to be one of the best handball players of all time. He was voted 5 times in a row ...more

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Ivan Ljubičić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Ivan Ljubičić is a retired Croatian tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 3. He achieved his best results in indoor tournaments played on carpet or hardcourt. Mostly a ...more

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Jelena Kostanić Tošić is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Jelena Kostanić Tošić is a retired professional female tennis player from Croatia. On July 26, 2004 she reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 32. On October 4, 2004 she reached ...more

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Ivan Šola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Croatia
Ivan Šola is a Croatian bobsledder who has competed since 1999. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 20th in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. Šola also ...more