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Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, including Regina Maršíková and Daniel Zítka.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Czech athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Czech Republic?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Czech Republic in order to get more information about each one.
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Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Chelsea F.C.

Birthplace: Pilsen, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

Position: Forward, Goalkeeper

Petr Čech (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̩ ˈtʃɛx] (listen); born 20 May 1982) is a Czech former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He last played for Premier League club Arsenal. ...more

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Katarína Garajov&... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Planá, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Katarína Garajová is a cross-country skier.
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Loukas Vyntra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Greece national football team

Birthplace: Město Albrechtice, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Greece, Czechoslovakia

Position: Defender

Loukas Vyntra (Greek: Λουκάς Βύντρα; born 5 February 1981) is a Greek professional footballer who plays in Greek in Super League 1 for Lamia mainly a central defender, he can also play as a ...more
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Olga Fikotová is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, United States of America

Olga Fikotová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈolɡa ˈfɪkotovaː], born 13 November 1932) is a Czechoslovak and later American discus thrower. She is best known for winning gold at the 1956 ...more
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Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Bílovec, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Petra Kvitová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈkvɪtovaː]; born 8 March 1990) is a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed groundstrokes and variety, ...more

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Jana Novotná is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Jana Novotná

Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Jana Novotná (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjana ˈnovotnaː]; 2 October 1968 – 19 November 2017) was a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. She played a serve and volley game, an ...more

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Martina Sábl&iacu... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Martina Sáblíková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmarcɪna ˈsaːbliːkovaː] (listen)) (born 27 May 1987) is a Czech speed skater, specializing in long track speed skating. She is an ...more

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Aleš Hemský is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Edmonton Oilers

Birthplace: Pardubice, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Position: Right wing

Aleš Hemský (Czech pronunciation: [ˈalɛʃ ˈɦɛmskiː], born 13 August 1983) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for ...more
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Šárka Strachov&aa... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Benecko, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Šárka Strachová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʃaːrka ˈstraxovaː]; born Záhrobská on 11 February 1985) is a retired Czech World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Benecko, she ...more

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#64 of 74 The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time #31 of 51 The Best Olympic Athletes from Czech Republic

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Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Pardubice, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Position: Goaltender

Dominik Hašek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdomɪnɪk ˈɦaʃɛk], audio ; born January 29, 1965) is a Czech former ice hockey goaltender. In his 16-season National Hockey League (NHL) career, he played for ...more
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Kateřina Emmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Pilsen, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Kateřina Emmons, née Kůrková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkatɛr̝ɪna ˈkuːrkovaː]; born November 17, 1983) is a Czech sport shooter who won three Olympic medals. She competed in the 2004 ...more
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Regina Maršíkov&a... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

Regina Maršíková (born 11 December 1958) is a retired tennis player from Czechoslovakia.
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Jaroslav Drobný ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Egypt, United Kingdom

Position: Goalkeeper

Jaroslav Drobný (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaroslav ˈdrobniː]; 12 October 1921 - 13 September 2001) was a World No. 1 amateur tennis and ice hockey champion. He left Czechoslovakia in 1949 ...more

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Nicole Vaidišová ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany

Nationality: Czech Republic

Nicole Vaidišová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnɪkol ˈvajɟɪʃovaː]; born 23 April 1989) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. Vaidišová is an Australian Open and ...more
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Věra Čáslavsk&aac... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

Věra Čáslavská (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvjɛra ˈtʃaːslafskaː]; 3 May 1942 – 30 August 2016) was a Czechoslovak artistic gymnast and Czech sports official. She won a total of 22 ...more
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Nikola Sudova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Nikola Sudova is a freestyle skier.
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Kamila Rajdlová ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Liberec, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Kamila Rajdlová (born April 22, 1978 in Liberec) is a Czech cross country skier who has competed since 1996. Her best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was sixth in the 4 x ...more
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Kateřina Neumannov&aacut... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Písek, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Kateřina Neumannová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkatɛr̝ɪna ˈnojmanovaː] (listen)) (born 15 February 1973) is a retired Czech cross-country skier. She won an Olympic Gold medal in the 2006 ...more
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Helena Suková is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Helena Suková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦɛlɛna ˈsukovaː]) (born 23 February 1965) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. During her career, she won 14 Grand Slam ...more
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Jaromír Já... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Philadelphia Flyers

Birthplace: Kladno, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Position: Right wing

Jaromír Jágr (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaromiːr ˈjaːɡr̩] (listen); born 15 February 1972) is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for HC Kladno in the 1st ...more
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Tomáš Vokoun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Washington Capitals

Birthplace: Severozápad, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Position: Goaltender

Tomáš Vokoun (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈvokoun]; born 2 July 1976) is a Czech former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the ...more
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Petr Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Liberec, Czech Republic

Nationality: Canada, Czech Republic

Position: Centerman

Petr Nedvěd (born December 9, 1971) is a Czech Canadian former professional ice hockey player who spent 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Most recently he played centre for HC ...more
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Klára Zakopalov&a... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Klára Koukalová (formerly Zakopalová; born 24 February 1982) is a retired Czech tennis player. She was born and still lives in Prague. After the 2014 Miami Masters, she ...more
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Erich Brabec is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Ankaragücü

Birthplace: České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

Position: Defender

Erich Brabec (born 24 February 1977) is a Czech football manager and a former player. He is the manager of Vlašim.
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Sarka Sudova is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Birthplace: Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech Republic

Sarka Sudova is a freestyle skier.