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Famous Athletes from Greece

Updated June 14, 2019 29.4k views883 items

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

Stylianos Vasileiou and Stavros Tsoukalas are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Greek athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Greece?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Greece in order to get more information about each one.
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  • 1
    Loukas Vyntra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece

    Loukas Vyntra

    Greece national football team

    BirthplaceMěsto Albrechtice, Czech Republic

    NationalityCzech Republic, Greece, Czechoslovakia

    PositionDefender

    Loukas Vyntra (Greek: Λουκάς Βύντρα; born 5 February 1981) is a Greek professional footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Mirela Maniani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Mirela Maniani (Greek: Μιρέλα Μανιάνι, [miˈrela maˈɲani];, 21 December 1976) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Dimitrios Papadopoulos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece

    BirthplaceUzbek Soviet Socialist Republic

    NationalityKazakhstan, Greece, Soviet Union

    PositionForward

    Dimitrios Papadopoulos (Greek: Δημήτριος Παπαδόπουλος) or Dimitris Papadopoulos (Δημήτρης... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Predrag Stojaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић, pronounced [ˌprêdraːɡ... more on Wikipedia

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    #24 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#162 of 765 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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    Eleni Daniilidou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Eleni Daniilidou (Greek: Ελένη Δανιηλίδου; [eleˈni ðaniˈiliðu]; born 19 September 1982) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #27 of 30 The Tallest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked#12 of 75 Famous Lesbian Athletes

  • 6
    Hrysopiyí Devetzí is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi (Greek: Χρυσοπηγή Δεβετζή, [xrisopiˈʝi ðeveˈdzi], born January 2,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Radoslav Nesterović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece

    Radoslav Nesterović

    Radoslav "Rašo" Nesterović (Serbian Cyrillic: Радослав "Рашо" Нестеровић, Slovene: Radoslav... more on Wikipedia

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    Vasiliki Arvaniti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Vassiliki "Viky" Arvaniti (Greek: Βασιλική (Βίκυ) Αρβανίτη), also transliterated Vasiliki;... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Fani Chalkia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Fani Chalkia (Greek: Φανή Χαλκιά, [faˈni xalˈca], born February 2, 1979 in Larissa), also... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Niki Bakoyianni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Niki Bakoyianni (Greek: Νίκη Μπακογιάννη, [ˈnici bakoˈʝani], born June 9, 1968) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Ekaterini Thanou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Ekaterini Thanou (Greek: Αικατερίνη Θάνου, [ekateˈrini ˈθanu]; born 1 February 1975), also... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Athanasia Tsoumeleka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Athanasia Tsoumeleka (Greek: Αθανασία Τσουμελέκα, [aθanaˈsia tsumeˈleka]; born January 2, 1982... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Dragan Tarlać is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Dragan Tarlać (Serbian Cyrillic: Драган Тарлаћ, born May 9, 1973) is a retired Serbian... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Anastasia Kelesidou is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Anastasia "Tasoula" Kelesidou (Greek: Αναστασία Κελεσίδου, [anastaˈsia celeˈsiðu], born 28... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Theodoros Papaloukas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece

    Theodoros Papaloukas

    Maccabi Tel Aviv

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    NationalityGreece

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

    Theódoros Papaloukás (Greek: Θεόδωρος Παπαλουκάς; born May 8, 1977), commonly also known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Voula Patoulidou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Paraskevi ("Voula") Patoulidou (Greek: Παρασκευή "Βούλα" Πατουλίδου, born 29 March 1965) was... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Dimitris Salpingidis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece

    BirthplaceThessaloniki, Greece

    NationalityGreece

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Dimitrios "Dimitris" Salpingidis (Greek: Δημήτρης Σαλπιγγίδης; born 18 August 1981) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Michalis Dorizas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Michális Dórizas (Greek: Μιχάλης Δώριζας; April 16, 1886 – October 21, 1957) was a Greek... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Aleksey Savrasenko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Alexey Dmitrievitch Savrasenko (alternate spelling: Alexei) (Russian: Алексей Дмитриевич... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Dimitris Diamantidis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Dimitris Diamantidis (Greek: Δημήτρης Διαμαντίδης) (born May 6, 1980) is a retired Greek... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Sotiris Ninis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece

    Sotiris Ninis

    Panathinaikos FC

    BirthplaceHimarë, Albania

    NationalityAlbania, Greece

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Sotiris Ninis (Greek: Σωτήρης Νίνης; born 3 April 1990) is a Greek footballer who plays for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Apostolos Nikolaidis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Apostolos Nikolaidis (Greek: Απόστολος Νικολαΐδης, 19 April 1896 – 15 October 1980) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Vassilis Spanoulis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Vassilis Spanoulis (Greek: Βασίλης Σπανούλης; born August 7, 1982) is a Greek professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Vasso Karantasiou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Vasiliki "Vasso" Karantasiou (Greek: Βασιλική (Βάσω) Καραντάσιου, also transliterated... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Demis Nikolaidis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Greece
    Themistoklis "Demis" Nikolaidis (Greek: Θεμιστοκλής "Ντέμης" Νικολαΐδης) (born 17 September... more on Wikipedia
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