List of famous athletes from Denmark, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Denmark 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 Danish athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Denmark 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 Denmark then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
List includes Flemming Ahlberg, Mikkeline Kierkgaard and more.
This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Danish athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Denmark?"You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Denmark in order to get more information about each one.
- 1Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE (Danish pronunciation: [pʰetɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 18 November... more on Wikipedia
- 2Michael Vestergaard Knudsen (born 4 September 1978) is a Danish team handball player. He is a... more on Wikipedia
- 3Mikkel Hansen (born 22 October 1987) is a Danish handball player for Paris Saint-Germain and... more on Wikipedia
- 4Hans Óttar Lindberg Tómasson (born 1 August 1981) is a Danish handball player for Füchse... more on Wikipedia
- 5Stig Tøfting (born 14 August 1969), nicknamed Tøffe, and The Lawn Mower, is a former Danish... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Position: ForwardMads Timm (born 31 October 1984) is a Danish footballer, who is player-coach, playing as a... more on Wikipedia
- 7Niklas Landin Jacobsen (born 19 December 1988) is a Danish handballer for THW Kiel and the... more on Wikipedia
Niklas Landin Jacobsen
- 8Thomas Mogensen (born 30 January 1983) is a Danish team handball player. He currently plays... more on Wikipedia
- 9René Toft Hansen is a Danish handballer, playing for the German league club THW Kiel. He had... more on Wikipedia
- 10Jan Mølby (born 4 July 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer and manager. As a... more on Wikipedia
- 11Lars Ulrich (; Danish: [laːs ˈulˀʁæk]; born 26 December 1963) is a Danish musician,... more on Wikipedia
- 12Lena Frier Kristiansen (born March 12, 1983) is a badminton player from Denmark. In 2001, she... more on Wikipedia
- 13Caroline Wozniacki (R) (Danish: [kʰaːoliːnə vɒsniˈaki]; Polish: [vɔʑˈɲatskʲi]; born 11 July... more on Wikipedia
- 14David Emil Andersen (born 23 June 1980) is an Australian professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
- 15Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Nathalie Xenia Margrethe Benedikte; born 5... more on Wikipedia
- 16Lotte Friis (born 9 February 1988) is a Danish competitive swimmer from Allerød.
- 17Christian Keller (born August 3, 1972 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia). is a former medley... more on Wikipedia
- 18Anja Andersen (born 15 February 1969 in Odense, Denmark) is a former handball player and... more on Wikipedia
- 19Tom Kristensen may refer to: Tom Kristensen (author) (born 1955), Norwegian author Tom... more on Wikipedia
- 20Paul Bert Elvstrøm (25 February 1928 – 7 December 2016) was a Danish yachtsman. He won four... more on Wikipedia
Nationality: Denmark,Faroe IslandsTem Willesmoes Thordan Hansen (born 18 January 1984) is a former Danish/Faroese professional... more on Wikipedia
- 22Birte Christoffersen (later Hanson, later Ekberg; born 28 March 1924), is a retired diver. She... more on Wikipedia
- 23Rikke Erhardsen Skov (born 7 September 1980) is a Danish handball player and Olympic champion.... more on Wikipedia
- 24Anna Stefanie Nanna Fryland Clausen (April 1, 1900 – August 2, 1981) was a Danish diver. She... more on Wikipedia
- 25Rikke Hørlykke Bruun Jørgensen (born 2 May 1976) is a Danish team handball player and Olympic... more on Wikipedia