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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. Petr Čech is a Czech footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Chelsea and the Czech Republic national team. Čech previously played for Chmel Blšany, Sparta Prague, and ...more

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Katarína Garajová is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
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 Loukas Vyntra is a Greek footballer who plays for Spanish club Levante UD and the Greek national team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back.

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Olga Fikotová is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Olga Fikotová is a Czechoslovak and later American athlete who is best known for winning gold at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in the discus and her romance across Cold War barriers with ...more

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Petra Kvitová is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Petra Kvitová is a Czech professional tennis player. Known for her powerful left-handed shots and variety, she has won fifteen career singles titles including two Grand Slam titles at ...more

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Jana Novotná is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Jana Novotná is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. She played a serve and volley game, an increasingly rare style of play among women during her career. She won ...more

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Martina Sáblíková is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Martina Sáblíková is a Czech speedskater, specializing in long distance races. She is an Olympic gold medal winner and a multiple World champion. She became the first Czech ...more

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Aleš Hemský is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Edmonton Oilers Aleš Hemský is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He was previously a member of the Edmonton Oilers, who selected ...more

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Šárka Strachová is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Šárka Strachová is a Czech World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Benecko, she specializes in the slalom event. Strachová is the first alpine racer representing the Czech ...more

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Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Dominik Hašek is a retired Czech ice hockey goaltender. In his 16-season National Hockey League career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa ...more

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Kateřina Emmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Kateřina Emmons, née Kůrková is a female Czech sport shooter who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal, and the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won her ...more

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Regina Maršíková is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Regina Maršíková is a former Czechoslovakian tennis player. Maršíková's single titles were at Rome, Toronto and Christchurch in 1978, Phoenix, Arizona in 1980 and ...more

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Jaroslav Drobný is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Jaroslav Drobný was a former World No. 1 amateur tennis champion as well as being an ice hockey player. He left Czechoslovakia in 1949 and travelled as an Egyptian citizen before becoming ...more

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Nicole Vaidišová is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Nicole Vaidišová is a Czech professional tennis player. She announced an official comeback in September 2014, having previously retired from the sport in March 2010. Vaidišová was ...more

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Věra Čáslavská is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Věra Čáslavská is a Czech former gymnast. Attractive, cheerful and possessing impressive stage presence, she was generally popular with the public and 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
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
Kamila Rajdlová 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 5 km relay at Oberstdorf in 2005 ...more

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Kateřina Neumannová is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Kateřina Neumannová is a retired Czech cross country skier. She won an Olympic Gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics, in the 30 km freestyle event. She is one of five cross country ...more

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Helena Suková is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Helena Suková is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. During her career, she won 14 Grand Slam titles, 9 of them in women's doubles and 5 of them in mixed doubles. ...more

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Jaromír Jágr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Philadelphia Flyers Jaromír Jágr is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He formerly played with the Pittsburgh ...more

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Tomáš Vokoun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Washington Capitals Tomáš Vokoun is a retired Czech professional ice hockey goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers, Nashville ...more

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Petr Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Petr Nedvěd is a Czech Canadian former professional ice hockey player who spent 15 seasons in the National Hockey League. Most recently he played centre for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ...more

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Klára Zakopalová is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Klára Koukalová is a Czech tennis player. She was born and still lives in Prague.

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Erich Brabec is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Ankaragücü Erich Brabec is a Czech football player who is currently playing for Slovan Liberec. He has played in one international match for the Czech Republic in the 2000 Olympic Games. Brabec joined FC ...more

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Sarka Sudova is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Sarka Sudova is a freestyle skier.

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Filip Kuba is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Ottawa Senators Filip Kuba is a Czech professional ice hockey defenseman. Kuba most recently played for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He has previously played for the Minnesota Wild, Tampa ...more

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Lucie Šafářová is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Lucie Šafářová is a professional Czech tennis player. She was born in Brno. Šafářová has won six WTA tour singles titles, five doubles titles and reached the ...more

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Annette Dytrt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Annette Dytrt, also Dytrtová, is a German figure skater who also competed internationally for the Czech Republic. She is the 1999 Czech national champion and the 2003–06 German national

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Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Barbora Strýcová, previously known as Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, is a professional Czech tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world number

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Iveta Melzer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Iveta Melzer is a former professional tennis player. She began playing tennis at age of 7 and turned professional in 1998 in Prague. She has won two WTA Tour events and one Grand Slam in mixed ...more

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Ivana Janečková is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Ivana Janečková is a Czech cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Her best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fifth in the 4 x 5 km relay at Sapporo in 2007 ...more

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Martin Erat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Nashville Predators Martin Erat is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League.

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Barbora Špotáková is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Barbora Špotáková is a Czech javelin thrower. She is the current Olympic champion, as well as the world record holder.

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Václav Prospal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Columbus Blue Jackets Václav "Vinny" Prospal is a Czech former professional ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Florida ...more

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Milan Hejduk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Colorado Avalanche Milan Hejduk is a retired Czech professional ice hockey forward. He spent all 14 years of his National Hockey League career with the Colorado Avalanche, and retired holding the record for most ...more

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Antonín Brož is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Antonín Brož is a Czech luger who has competed since 2002. He finished 16th in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Broz finish 19th in the men's doubles event at ...more

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Dana Zátopková is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Dana Zátopková is a Czech former javelin thrower. She won the gold medal for javelin in the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the silver medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics. She was the ...more

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Jakub Hyman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Jakub Hyman is a Czech luger who has competed since 2003. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 27th in the men's singles event at Turin in 2006. Hyman also finished ...more

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Patrik Eliáš is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
New Jersey Devils Patrik Eliáš is a Czech professional hockey winger and alternate captain for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. A career-long Devil and currently the team's ...more

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Tomáš Kaberle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Montreal Canadiens Tomáš Kaberle is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman, currently a free agent. He most recently played with his original club in the Czech Republic, HC Kladno, as well as in the ...more

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Jiří Lenko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
ASKÖ Pasching Jiří Lenko is a professional Czech football player. Lenko plays mostly as a left-sided defender, and is currently signed to SC Wiener Neustadt.

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Kateřina Novotná is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Kateřina Novotná is a short track speed skater.

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Jiří Magál is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Jiří Magál is a Czech cross-country skier. Magál has appeared in four Winter Olympics and at every World Championship since 1999.

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Marek Židlický is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
New Jersey Devils Marek Židlický is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He was selected in the sixth round, 176th overall, by ...more

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Jaroslav Špaček is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Carolina Hurricanes Jaroslav Spacek is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League for over 13 seasons with the Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue ...more

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Libor Sionko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
AC Sparta Praha Libor Sionko is a retired Czech footballer who played as a midfielder. At club level he started in his home town of Ostrava, playing for the youth teams of TJ Vítkovice and Baník ...more

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Helena Erbenová is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Helena Erbenová is a Czech cross country skier and triathlete. She is the winner of the 2012 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships.

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Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Eva Nývltová is a Czech cross country skier who has competed at the top-level since 2005. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 13th in the 4 x 5 km relay ...more

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Marek Malík is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Marek Malík is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League from 1994 to 2009. He is best known for a highlight reel shootout goal while with ...more

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Martin Straka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Czech Republic
Martin Straka is a retired Czech ice hockey centre who most recently played for HC Plzeň 1929 of the Czech Extraliga. He is also the club's general manager and co-owner, having bought a 70% ...more