Athletes Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic

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

List contains athletes like Jens Jeremies and Detlef Raugust.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest German Democratic Republic athletes?" and "Which athletes are from German Democratic Republic?"

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

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Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FC Kaiserslautern Michael Ballack is a retired German footballer. He is among the top goal scorers in the history of the German national team. Ballack wore the number 13 shirt for every team he has played for ...more

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Karin Janz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Karin Büttner-Janz is a Germany medical doctor who won world and Olympic gold medals in artistic gymnastics for East Germany. From 1990 to 2012, she was chief physician of the orthopedic ...more

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Conny Pohlers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FFC Frankfurt Conny Pohlers is a retired German football player. Since 1998 she has played in the Women's Bundesliga and since 2001 in the Germany women's national football team.

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Anja Mittag is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
QBIK Anja Mittag is a German international footballer. In December 2011 she negotiated a release from 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, after nine and a half years, in order to sign a two-year deal with ...more

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Viola Odebrecht is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam Viola Odebrecht is a German footballer who currently plays for VfL Wolfsburg.

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Babett Peter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam Babett Peter is a German footballer. She plays as a defender for 1. FFC Frankfurt and the German national team.

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Andreas Wank is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Andreas Wank is a German ski jumper who competes at World Cup level. He is 1.90 m tall and weighs 73 kg.

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Waltraud Kretzschmar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Waltraud Kretzschmar is a former East German handball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1980 Summer Olympics. In 1976 she won the silver medal with the East German team. ...more

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Stefan Kretzschmar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Stefan Kretzschmar is a retired professional German handball player. The son of Peter Kretzschmar, a legendary handball player and coach in the former GDR and Waltraud Kretzschmar, a former ...more

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Henry Maske is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Henry Maske is a retired German boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures.

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Oleh Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Oleh Volodymyrovych Kuznetsov is a former professional Soviet Ukrainian football player. Kuznetsov had started playing football when he was 8 years old. However, it was not until he was 20 when ...more

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Joachim Streich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
FC Hansa Rostock Joachim Streich is a former German footballer, who won the bronze medal with East Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

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Martina Jäschke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Martina Jäschke is a German diver and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, where she received a gold medal in platform.

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Ingrid Krämer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Ingrid Krämer is a diver from East Germany and Olympic champion. Krämer competed in the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics for the Unified Team of Germany. She won gold medals in ...more

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Hartmut Briesenick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Hartmut Briesenick was an East German athlete who mainly competed in the men's shot put event.

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Bodo Rudwaleit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Berliner FC Dynamo Bodo Rudwaleit is a former German former football goalkeeper who played in East Germany. He played during most of his career for the football club Berliner FC Dynamo where he was East German ...more

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Tim Borowski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
FC Bayern Munich Tim Borowski is a German retired footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent 11 years of his 12-year professional career with Werder Bremen, amassing Bundesliga totals of 236 games and 32 ...more

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Uwe Rösler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FC Kaiserslautern Uwe Rösler is a German football manager and former player. He has managed Lillestrøm, Viking, Molde and Brentford but is currently without a club after being sacked by Football ...more

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Clemens Fritz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Karlsruher SC Clemens Fritz is a German footballer who plays as a right back for Werder Bremen. He also plays as a central midfielder.

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Andreas Trautmann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Andreas Trautmann is a former German footballer who played as a midfielder. Trautmann spent much of his career with Dynamo Dresden, for whom he played 270 games in the DDR-Oberliga. During this ...more

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Robert Huth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Chelsea F.C. Robert Huth is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Leicester City on loan from Stoke City. Huth was signed for Chelsea from the youth system of German club Union ...more

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Frank Baum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
FC Sachsen Leipzig Frank Baum is a retired German footballer, who played as a defender for several German football clubs and the East Germany national football team between 1963 and 1997. Baum spent his youth ...more

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Bernd Bransch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Bernd Bransch is a former footballer from East Germany. Bransch began his sporting career as a youngster at BSG Motor Halle-Süd. From 1954 onwards, the son of a locksmith played throughout ...more

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Bernd Schneider is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Bayer Leverkusen Bernd Schneider is a retired German footballer. He was mainly a midfielder but could play anywhere on the left and right flanks. After retiring in June 2009, he took up an advisory role at his ...more

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Ingo Hertzsch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FC Kaiserslautern Ingo Hertzsch is a German footballer who plays for RB Leipzig II. Hertzsch acquired fan hero status at RB Leipzig during its inaugural season for his solid play and leadership on the pitch. RB ...more

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Alexander Walke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Alexander Walke SV Werder Bremen Alexander Walke is a German professional football goalkeeper currently playing for FC Red Bull Salzburg.

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Peer Kluge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FC Nürnberg Peer Kluge is a professional footballer who plays for 3. Liga side Arminia Bielefeld.

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Tom Starke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Hamburger SV Tom Peter Starke is a German football goalkeeper who plays for FC Bayern Munich.

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Silvio Meißner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FC Kaiserslautern Silvio Meißner is a German former football midfielder who played for VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. During his early career, he was often played as a striker or as a defender.

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Heiko Gerber is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
FC Ingolstadt 04 Heiko Gerber is a German former footballer. He represented Germany at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Axel Keller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Axel Keller 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 Axel Keller is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Heidenauer SV.

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Nicky Adler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FC Nürnberg Nicky Adler is a German footballer who currently plays for SV Sandhausen.

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Steffen Freund is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FC Kaiserslautern Steffen Freund is a former German professional football player. He played as a defensive midfielder. He is currently works for Tottenham Hotspur.

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Carsten Jancker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
SK Rapid Wien Carsten Jancker is a former German professional footballer who played between 1993 and 2009 for various teams including FC Köln, Rapid Wien, FC Bayern Munich, Udinese Calcio, FC ...more

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Olaf Marschall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Al-Gharafa Sports Club Olaf Marschall is a retired German footballer and a football sports manager.

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Christian Tiffert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
VfB Stuttgart Christian Tiffert is a German footballer who plays as midfielder.

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Thomas Linke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt Thomas Linke is a retired German professional footballer who played as a central defender. Linke was remembered as a hard-nosed tackler with tremendous heading ability, and played in 13 ...more

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Marco Rose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
1. FSV Mainz 05 Marco Rose is a German footballer who is now manager of Red Bull Salzburg's under-16 team.

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Jörg Böhme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Arminia Bielefeld Jörg Böhme is a German former footballer who most recently was the manager of Energie Cottbus.

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Marco Vorbeck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
FC Hansa Rostock Marco Vorbeck is a German former footballer who played as a striker.

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Marcus Hesse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Alemannia Aachen Marcus Hesse is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for SC Borea Dresden.

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Ulf Kirsten is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Dynamo Dresden Ulf Kirsten is a former German football striker, the first player in history to reach a total 100 caps playing with two different national teams. His biggest success was the win of the 1992–93 ...more

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Matthias Maucksch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Dynamo Dresden Matthias Maucksch is a German former footballer who played as midfielder or defender. He now works as a coach, but is currently unemployed, having been sacked by Dynamo Dresden, the club where ...more

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André Gumprecht is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Singapore Armed Forces Football Club André Gumprecht is a retired German footballer who last played for Australian club Lake Macquarie City FC.

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Robert Enke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Hannover 96 Robert Enke was a German football goalkeeper. Enke played at leading clubs in several European countries, namely Barcelona, Benfica and Fenerbahçe, but made the majority of his ...more

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Axel Kruse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Eintracht Frankfurt Axel Kruse is a former German football and American football player. Kruse was born in Wolgast, East Germany and played for several Bundesliga football clubs. After retiring from football, he ...more

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Kristian Nicht is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Karlsruher SC Kristian Nicht is a German football goalkeeper currently signed to Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League.

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Benjamin Kirsten is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Bayer Leverkusen Benjamin "Benny" Kirsten is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for 2. Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden.

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Bastian Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Bastian Reinhardt Arminia Bielefeld Bastian Reinhardt is a former German footballer. He is the current sportdirector of Hamburger SV.

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Frank Terletzki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from German Democratic Republic
Frank Terletzki is a Germany football coach and former football player. Frank Terletzki played from 1966 to 1986 for the Berliner FC Dynamo. The midfield player obtained 91 goals for the ...more