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

List athletes range from Georgi Kipiani to Gia Chkhaidze.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Georgian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Georgia?"

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

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Nino Tsiklauri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Nino Tsiklauri is an alpine skier from Georgia. She competed for Georgia at the 2010 Winter Olympics and was a Flag Bearer for the country at the 2014 Winter Olympics. In 2010, her best result ...more

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Elene Gedevanishvili is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Elene Gedevanishvili is a Georgian figure skater. She is a two-time European bronze medalist. In winning the medal in 2010, Gedevanishvili became the first skater from Georgia to medal at an ISU ...more

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Otar Martsvaladze is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod Otar Martsvaladze is a professional Georgian football player who currently is on a Free agent.

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Beka Gotsiridze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Beka Gotsiridze is a footballer, currently playing for Merani Martvili. He began his career at FC Zestafoni, in Georgia's Umaglesi Liga before in January 2009 joined to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. ...more

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Giorgi Ganugrava is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Lombard-Pápa TFC Giorgi Ganugrava is a Georgian footballer. He currently plays for Sioni Bolnisi. Ganugrava capped for Georgia in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification, he also played four friendlies in 2005 to ...more

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Irakli Liluashvili is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Irakli Liluashvili FC Chikhura Sachkhere Irakli Liluashvili is a Georgian footballer who recently played for Umaglesi Liga club Chikhura Sachkhere. He played for Nitra in the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

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Levan Gureshidze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Levan Gureshidze is an Olympic Luger from Georgia.

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Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Atlanta Hawks Zaza Pachulia is a Georgian professional basketball player who currently plays for Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He was born as Zaur Pachulia, but his first name was ...more

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Iason Abramashvili is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Iason Abramashvili is a Georgian alpine skier from Bakuriani. He competed for Georgia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the slalom and giant slalom. Abramashvili was Georgia's flag bearer during ...more

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Jaba Gelashvili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Jaba Gelashvili is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Georgia.

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Kakha Kaladze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
A.C. Milan Kakhaber "Kakha" Kaladze is a Georgian politician and retired footballer. He played for the Georgia national team from 1996 to 2011. He was voted Georgian Footballer of the Year in ...more

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Nodar Kumaritashvili is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Nodar David Kumaritashvili was a Georgian luger who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Whistler, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony. ...more

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Davit Kvirkvelia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Rubin Kazan Davit Kvirkvelia is a Georgian footballer. He currently plays for Dinamo Tbilisi in Umaglesi Liga. Kvirkvelia left for FC Alania Vladikavkaz in February 2005 and moved to FC Metalurh Zaporizhya ...more

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Levan Kenia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Schalke 04 Levan Kenia is a Georgian footballer who currently plays for czech team Slavia Prague.

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Zurab Khizanishvili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Kayserispor Zurab Khizanishvili is a Georgian footballer who plays for Georgian club Dinamo Tbilisi as a defender.

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Zurab Menteshashvili is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Hapoel Tel Aviv FC Zurab Menteshashvili is a football midfielder from Georgia. His current club is FC Saburtalo. Menteshashvili previously played for FC Spartak Alania, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl in the Russian Premier ...more

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Levan Kobiashvili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Schalke 04 Levan Kobiashvili is a retired Georgian footballer.

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Otar Khizaneishvili is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Kayserispor Otar Khizaneishvili is a Georgian international footballer who currently plays for Sioni Bolnisi as a central defender.

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Aleksandre Guruli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Karpaty Lviv Alexander Guruli is a professional Georgian football midfielder who plays for Samtredia. He is the son of Gija Guruli.

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Malkhaz Asatiani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Dynamo Kyiv Malkhaz Asatiani is a retired Georgian football defender who last recently played for Lokomotiv Moscow. He started as an attacking midfielder but his displays at the back earned him a solid ...more

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Jaba Kankava is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Jaba Kankava is a Georgian footballer. He currently plays in midfield for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian Premier League, having previously played for Dinamo Tbilisi, Alania ...more

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David Siradze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
PFC Spartak Nalchik David Siradze is a Georgian football striker who currently plays for FC Sioni Bolnisi.

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Shota Arveladze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Shota Arveladze is a Georgian former professional football player and current manager who last coached Kasımpaşa SK of the Turkish Super Lig. Arveladze played at Dinamo Tbilisi, Trabzonspor, ...more

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Aleksandre Iashvili is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Karlsruher SC Alexander Iashvili is a retired Georgian football striker.

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Temur Ketsbaia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Anorthosis Famagusta FC Temuri "Temur" Ketsbaia is a Georgian football coach and former player. As a player he represented the Georgian national team and played for Dinamo Tbilisi, Anorthosis, AEK, Newcastle ...more

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Levan Mchedlidze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
U.S. Città di Palermo Levan Mchedlidze is a Georgian professional football player who is currently playing with Empoli.

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Zaal Eliava is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Zestaponi Zaali Eliava is a football defender from Georgia. His current club is Torpedo Kutaisi.

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Rati Tsinamdzgvrishvili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Zestaponi Rati Tsinamdzghvrishvili is a Georgian football player, currently playing for FC Sapovnela.

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Mikheil Ashvetia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Spartak Nizhny Novgorod Mikheil Ashvetia is a Georgian former footballer. He has played mostly in Georgia and Russia, except for a short spell at FC København in 2001–2002 and a recent spell in Germany with FC ...more

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Mate Gvinianidze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
TSV 1860 München Mate Ghvinianidze is a Georgian footballer. He played for PFC Sevastopol in Ukraine. Ghvinianidze played three friendlies in 2006 before playing twice in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying.

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Anna Tatishvili is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Anna Tatishvili is a Georgian-born American professional tennis player. Tatishvili has won eleven singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 8 October 2012, she reached ...more

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Givi Didava is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Ameri Tbilisi Givi Didava is a Georgian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Spartaki-Tskhinvali Tbilisi. He was capped 21 times for the national team between 1998 and 2003. Didava was a regular ...more

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Georgi Kinkladze is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Georgi Kinkladze, also spelled as Georgiou, or Giorgi, or shortened to Gio, is a Georgian former footballer, who played as a playmaking midfielder. Born in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, his ...more

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Otar Japaridze is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Otar Japaridze is a Georgian ice dancer. With former partner Allison Reed, he represented Georgia at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He currently skates with Angelina Telegina.

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Giorgi Chelidze is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Ironi Nes Ziona Georgi Chelidze is a Georgian professional football player who plays for Liga Leumit team Sektzia Nes Tziona in Israel since 2010. He signed with Neftchi after several seasons with FC Lokomotiv ...more

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Amiran Mujiri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Dinamo Batumi Amiran Mujiri is a Georgian footballer who currently plays for Dinamo Batumi as a central midfielder.

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Giorgi Lomaia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Lokomotivi Tbilisi Giorgi Lomaia is a Georgian football goalkeeper and currently plays for Inter Baku.

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Margalita Chakhnashvili is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Margalita Chakhnashvili Margalita "Maka" Chakhnashvili-Ranzinger is a professional Georgian tennis player. Chakhnashvili-Ranzinger has won ten singles and five doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On ...more

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Vladimir Burduli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Vladimir Burduli FC Zorya Luhansk Vladimir Burduli is a Georgian footballer who currently plays as a defender for FC Zorya Luhansk. He has been capped 21 times for the national team, scoring 2 goals. He left for Russian side FC ...more

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Davit Bolkvadze is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FK Simurq Zaqatala Davit Bolkvadze is a Georgian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for FC Merani Martvili. He was capped for the national team on 12 September 2007.

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Manuchar Kvirkelia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Manuchar Kvirkvelia is a Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler who competes in the 74 kg class. Kvirkvelia was born in Ozurgeti and lives in Tbilisi. After winning the world championship in 2003 and the ...more

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Khatuna Narimanidze is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Khatuna Narimanidze Khatuna Narimanidze is an athlete from the nation of Georgia. She competes in archery.

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Davit Mujiri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Sanfrecce Hiroshima David Mujiri is a former football midfielder from Georgia. Mujiri has made 26 appearances for the Georgia national football team.

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Gogita Gogua is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
PFC Spartak Nalchik Gogita Gogua is a Georgian footballer who currently plays for FC SKA-Energiya Khabarovsk and is also a member of the Georgia national football team. While he mainly plays midfield, he can also ...more

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Levan Maghradze is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Levan Maghradze Apollon Limassol Levan Maghradze is a football midfielder from Georgia who currently playing for Ermis Aradippou. In the past he played for Apollon Limassol, FC Zestafoni, TSU Tbilisi, Aris Limassol, AEP Paphos, ...more

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Giorgi Shashiashvili is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Ergotelis FC Giorgi Shashiashvili is a Georgian footballer who is currently playing for Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgia and for the national football team of Georgia. He is an all round central defender who can ...more

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Giorgi Demetradze is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Spartaki-Tskhinvali Tbilisi Georgi Demetradze is a retired Georgian international footballer. He played as a striker.

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Irakli Tsirekidze is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Irakli Tsirekidze is a Georgian judoka. On September 15, 2007, he won a gold medal at world judo championship beating Greek Ilias Iliadis by yuko.

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Lasha Jakobia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
FC Arsenal Kyiv Lasha Jakobia is a Georgian football player who currently plays in Ukraine for FC Hoverla-Zakarpattia Uzhhorod.

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Giorgi Makaridze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Georgia
Giorgi Makaridze FC Dinamo Tbilisi Giorgi Makaridze is a Georgian footballer. He plays for Feirense in Portugal. He previously played for Dinamo Tbilisi and Le Mans.