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List of famous athletes from Estonia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Estonia 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 Estonian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Estonia 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 Estonia 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 Janar Talts and Andres Sõber.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Estonian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Estonia?"

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

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Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is a former and so far most successful Estonian female cross-country skier. Her parents, Anatoli Šmigun and Rutt Rehemaa were both prominent Nordic skiers. Kristina ...more

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Eveli Saue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Eveli Saue is an Estonian orienteering competitor and biathlete. She is world champion in the combined sport biathlon orienteering.

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Jelena Glebova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Jelena Glebova is an Estonian former competitive figure skater. She won five senior international medals and seven Estonian national titles. She finished as high as seventh at the European ...more

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Jüri Tamm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Jüri Tamm is a former Estonian hammer thrower. Representing USSR, he won a bronze medal in the 1980 and 1988 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 1987 World Championships in

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Andrus Veerpalu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Andrus Veerpalu is a former and so far the most successful Estonian male cross country skier.

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Jaak Mae is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Jaak Mae is an Estonian cross-country skier who has competed since 1994. He won a bronze in the 15km event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Mae won a silver medal in the 15km event ...more

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Kaia Kanepi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Kaia Kanepi is an Estonian tennis player. She achieved her career-high ranking of World No. 15 in August 2012 and holds many firsts for Estonia. Since beginning at the pro circuit in 2000 Kanepi ...more

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Maret Ani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Maret Ani is an Estonian retired tennis player. At the start of 2006, she was the top-ranked player in Estonia, before losing that spot to Kaia Kanepi. Ani was a junior basketball champion, but ...more

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Gerd Kanter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Gerd Kanter is an Estonian discus thrower. He was the 2007 World Champion in the event and won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and bronze in London 2012. His personal best throw of ...more

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Peeter Kümmel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Peter Kuemmel is a cross-country skier.

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Erki Nool is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Erki Nool is an Estonian decathlete and politician. Nool is a winner of the gold medal for decathlon in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Although Nool did not place first in any individual ...more

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Sergei Pareiko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Estonia national football team Sergei Pareiko is an Estonian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper FC Levadia in the Estonian top-tier Premium Liiga and for the Estonia national football team.

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Aivar Rehemaa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Aivar Rehemaa is a cross-country skier.

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Tarmo Kink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Karpaty Lviv Tarmo Kink is an Estonian professional footballer who currently plays for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premiership. He is an attacking left-footed winger or striker and is also a ...more

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Aleksander Tammert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Aleksander Tammert is an Estonian discus thrower.

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Ragnar Klavan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Estonia national football team Ragnar Klavan is an Estonian footballer who plays for German Bundesliga club Augsburg and the Estonia national football team. He plays the position of left-footed defender. A full international ...more

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Tõnu Endrekson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Tõnu Endrekson is an Estonian rower. He was fourth in the double sculls event with Leonid Gulov at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Endrekson won a silver medal in 2008 Summer Olympics ...more

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Joel Lindpere is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Tromsø I.L. Joel Lindpere is an Estonian professional footballer who currently plays for Nõmme Kalju FC in the Estonian top-tier Premium Liiga. He plays as a midfielder.

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Magnar Freimuth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Magnar Freimuth was an Estonian nordic combined skier who competed in the early 1990s. He finished fourth in the 3 x 10 km team event at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Freimuth's best ...more

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Indrek Tobreluts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Indrek Tobreluts is a biathlete.

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Mart Poom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Watford F.C. Mart Poom is an Estonian former football goalkeeper. He retired after Estonia's 0–0 draw against Portugal on 10 June 2009 to focus on his job as goalkeeping coach at Arsenal and the Estonian ...more

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Sergei Zenjov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Karpaty Lviv Sergei Zenjov is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Russian club Torpedo Moscow and Estonia national football team.

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Ats Purje is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Inter Ats Purje is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Nõmme Kalju. He plays the position of winger or striker. He is also a member of the Estonia national football team.

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Raio Piiroja is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Vitesse Arnhem Raio Piiroja is a former Estonian professional footballer.

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Vladimir Voskoboinikov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Torpedo Moscow Vladimir Voskoboinikov is an Estonian professional footballer of Russian descent, who plays for Nõmme Kalju. He is also a member of the Estonia national football team.

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Gert Kams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Estonia national football team Gert Kams is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Finnish veikkausliiga, for Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho. He is a right-footed midfielder and also a player for the Estonia ...more

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Martin Vunk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Nea Salamis FC Martin Vunk is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Indonesian Super League for Persija Jakarta as a midfielder and is 182cm tall.

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Andres Oper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Roda JC Andres Oper is a retired Estonian footballer. He has set the goalscoring record for the Estonian national team, by scoring 38 goals in 134 matches.

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Igor Morozov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Levadia Tallinn Igor Morozov is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I, for Debrecen. He plays the position of defender and is 1.93 m tall and weighs 82 kg. He is ...more

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Kati Tolmoff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Kati Tolmoff is a retired female badminton player from Estonia. She played at the 2005 World Badminton Championships in Anaheim and reached the second round. In 2008, she represented Estonia at ...more

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Alo Bärengrub is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Estonia national football team Alo Bärengrub is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays for Nõmme Kalju in Meistriliiga. He plays the position of defender and is 1.82 m tall. He is a member of the Estonian ...more

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Artur Kotenko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Viking F.K. Artur Kotenko is an Estonian footballer, who is currently playing for Shakhtyor Salihorsk.

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Taijo Teniste is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Estonia national football team Taijo Teniste is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Tippeligaen for Sogndal Fotball. He plays in the position of midfielder primarily, on the left side, and is 1.74 m tall and ...more

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Konstantin Vassiljev is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Nafta Lendava Konstantin Vassiljev is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays for Polish Ekstraklasa club Piast Gliwice and for the Estonia national football team. He plays the position of midfielder.

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Oliver Konsa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Flora Tallinn Oliver Konsa is an Estonian professional footballer, who played in Estonian Meistriliiga. His contract with his team is now suspended, after being arrested in suspicion of drug-related crimes. ...more

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Maria Sergejeva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Maria Sergejeva is an Estonian pair skater. With former partner Ilja Glebov, she is the 2007–2010 Estonian national champion and represented Estonia at the 2010 Winter Olympics. After retiring ...more

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Pavel Londak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
F.K. Bodø/Glimt Pavel Londak is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Norwegian Tippeligaen for Bodø/Glimt. He plays the position of goalkeeper and is 1.91 m tall. He is also a member of the ...more

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Tihhon Šišov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Estonia national football team Tihhon Šišov is an Estonian professional footballer of Russian descent, who plays for JK Sillamäe Kalev in Estonian Meistriliiga.

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Aleksandr Dmitrijev is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Hønefoss B.K. Aleksandr Dmitrijev is an Estonian professional footballer of Russian descent who is currently playing for FC Infonet .

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Dmitri Kruglov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
PFC Neftchi Dmitri Kruglov is an Estonian professional footballer who plays for Levadia Tallinn in the Meistriliiga. He plays mostly as a left-back, but is often used further up the pitch as a winger. He is ...more

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Sander Puri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Estonia national football team Sander Puri is an Estonian professional footballer who plays for Irish club Sligo Rovers as a midfielder. He is a member of the Estonia national team.

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Alfred Neuland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Alfred Karl Neuland was a weightlifter and Olympic champion from Valga, Estonia. He won gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, and obtained a silver medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics ...more

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Jüri Jaanson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Jüri Jaanson is the most successful Estonian rower of all time and the winner of five medals at Rowing World Championships. He became World Champion in Tasmania 1990 in the single sculls ...more

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Andrei Stepanov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Khimki Andrei Stepanov is an Estonian professional footballer, who last played for Aris in Cypriot First Division. He plays the position of defender.

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Kaimar Saag is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
Silkeborg IF Kaimar Saag is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays for Assyriska FF. He plays the position of striker and is also a member of the Estonia national football team.

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Tarmo Rüütli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Flora Tallinn Tarmo Rüütli is an Estonian football manager and former player. He has been the manager of Estonian national team twice, guiding them to their highest ever FIFA ranking of 47th and ...more

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Mihkel Aksalu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Flora Tallinn Mihkel Aksalu is an Estonian professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho in Finnish Veikkausliiga. He has had spells at Sheffield United and ...more

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Nikolai Mašitšev is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
FC Flora Tallinn

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Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
UD Leiria Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Estonian Meistriliiga for JK Sillamäe Kalev.

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Taavi Rähn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Estonia
PFC Neftchi Taavi Rähn is an Estonian professional footballer who plays for Flora in the Estonian Meistriliiga. He plays the position of defender or midfielder.