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Famous Athletes from Greece

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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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    Loukas Vyntra

    Greece national football team
    Loukas Vyntra (Greek: Λουκάς Βύντρα; born 5 February 1981) is a Greek professional footballer...  more
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    Mirela Maniani (Greek: Μιρέλα Μανιάνι, [miˈrela maˈɲani];, 21 December 1976) is a retired...  more
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    Dimitrios Papadopoulos (Greek: Δημήτριος Παπαδόπουλος) or Dimitris Papadopoulos (Δημήτρης...  more
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    Predrag Stojaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић, pronounced [ˌprêdraːɡ...  more

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    Eleni Daniilidou (Greek: Ελένη Δανιηλίδου; [eleˈni ðaniˈiliðu]; born 19 September 1982) is a...  more
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    Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi (Greek: Χρυσοπηγή Δεβετζή, [xrisopiˈʝi ðeveˈdzi], born January 2,...  more
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    Radoslav Nesterović

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


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

    Maccabi Tel Aviv
    Theódoros Papaloukás (Greek: Θεόδωρος Παπαλουκάς; born May 8, 1977), commonly also known as...  more
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    Paraskevi ("Voula") Patoulidou (Greek: Παρασκευή "Βούλα" Πατουλίδου, born 29 March 1965) was...  more
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    Dimitrios "Dimitris" Salpingidis (Greek: Δημήτρης Σαλπιγγίδης; born 18 August 1981) is a...  more
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    Michális Dórizas (Greek: Μιχάλης Δώριζας; April 16, 1886 – October 21, 1957) was a Greek...  more
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    Alexey Dmitrievitch Savrasenko (alternate spelling: Alexei) (Russian: Алексей Дмитриевич...  more
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    Dimitris Diamantidis (Greek: Δημήτρης Διαμαντίδης) (born May 6, 1980) is a retired Greek...  more
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    Sotiris Ninis

    Panathinaikos FC
    Sotiris Ninis (Greek: Σωτήρης Νίνης; born 3 April 1990) is a Greek footballer who plays for...  more
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    Apostolos Nikolaidis (Greek: Απόστολος Νικολαΐδης, 19 April 1896 – 15 October 1980) was a...  more
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    Vassilis Spanoulis (Greek: Βασίλης Σπανούλης; born August 7, 1982) is a Greek professional...  more
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    Vasiliki "Vasso" Karantasiou (Greek: Βασιλική (Βάσω) Καραντάσιου, also transliterated...  more
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    Themistoklis "Demis" Nikolaidis (Greek: Θεμιστοκλής "Ντέμης" Νικολαΐδης) (born 17 September...  more