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Famous Athletes from Czech Republic

Updated June 14, 2019 12k views952 items

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.
  • 1
    Chelsea F.C.

    BirthplacePilsen, Czech Republic

    PositionForward, 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. He has...  more

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    Katarína Garajová is a cross-country skier....  more
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    Greece national football team

    BirthplaceMěsto Albrechtice, Czech Republic


    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 right...  more
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    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 Melbourne Olympics...  more
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    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, Kvitová turned...  more

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    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 increasingly...  more

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    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 Olympic gold medal winner...  more
  • 8
    Edmonton Oilers

    BirthplacePardubice, Czech Republic

    PositionRight 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 the...  more
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    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 specializes in the slalom event....  more
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    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 the...  more
  • 11
    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 Summer Olympics,...  more
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    Regina Maršíková (born 11 December 1958) is a retired tennis player from Czechoslovakia....  more
  • 13
    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 and travelled...  more
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    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 French Open...  more
  • 15
    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 international titles...  more

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    Nikola Sudova is a freestyle skier....  more
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    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 5 km relay...  more
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    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 Winter Olympics,...  more
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    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 doubles...  more
  • 20
    Philadelphia Flyers

    BirthplaceKladno, Czech Republic

    PositionRight 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 Czech Republic...  more
  • 21
    Washington Capitals

    BirthplaceSeverozápad, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic


    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 Pittsburgh...  more
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    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 Bílí...  more
  • 23
    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 switched back to her maiden...  more
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    BirthplaceČeské Budějovice, Czech Republic


    Erich Brabec (born 24 February 1977) is a Czech football manager and a former player. He is the manager of Vlašim....  more
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    Sarka Sudova is a freestyle skier....  more