Soccer Famous Athletes from Jamaica

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List of the most popular, renowned or famous athletes from Jamaica. List includes the most notable athletes from Jamaica, along with photos when available. This list of Jamaican athletes is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous athletes are from Jamaica?" You can click on the names of the famous athletes of Jamaica in order to get more information about each one. Items on this list include Dorian Scott and Davian Clarke. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your friends. (358 items)
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Usain Bolt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD, is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic ...more
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Chris Gayle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010. He plays ...more
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Yohan Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Yohan Blake, is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-metre and 200-metre sprint races. He won a gold medal at the 100 m at the 2011 world championships as the youngest 100 m world champion ever, and a ...more
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Courtney Walsh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ is a former international cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. He is best known for a remarkable ...more
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Trevor Berbick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican-Canadian heavyweight boxer who fought as a professional from 1976 until 2000. Berbick briefly held the WBC heavyweight championship in 1986, before losing it in his ...more
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Marlon King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Middlesbrough F.C.
Marlon Francis King is a professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is currently serving an 18-month jail sentence following a conviction for dangerous driving in May 2014. Born in ...more
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Michael Holding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Michael Anthony Holding is a former West Indian cricketer. One of the fastest bowlers ever to play Test cricket, he was nicknamed "Whispering Death" by umpires due to his quiet ...more
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Jamie Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Ashford Town F.C.
Jamie Lawrence is a football coach and former professional player. He played as a right winger for Cowes Sports, Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers, Leicester City, Bradford City, Walsall, Wigan ...more
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Merlene Ottey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Merlene Joyce Ottey OD is a Jamaican-born Slovene track athlete. Ottey began her career representing Jamaica but since 2002 has represented Slovenia, where she now resides. She is ranked fourth ...more
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Kerron Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Kerron Stewart is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She is the 2008 Jamaican national champion in the 100 m clocking 10.80s. She defeated World Champion ...more
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Sandra Farmer-Patrick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Sandra Farmer-Patrick is a Jamaican born American former athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres hurdles. She won a silver medal in that event at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
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Veronica Campbell-Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Veronica Campbell-Brown C.D is a Jamaican track and field sprint athlete, who specializes in the 100 and 200 meters. A seven-time Olympic medalist, she is the second woman in history to win two ...more
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Sherone Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Sherone Simpson is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is a gold medalist in the 4 x 100 m relay from the 2004 Olympics and silver medalist in 2005 World ...more
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John Barnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Tranmere Rovers F.C.
John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE is a Jamaican-born English former footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport. During his playing career, Barnes ...more
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Robbie Earle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Robert Fitzgerald "Robbie" Earle MBE is an English-born Jamaican former international footballer who played as a midfielder. He played 578 league games in senior club football, scoring ...more
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Marlon Samuels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Marlon Nathaniel Samuels is a West Indian cricketer. He is primarily a right-handed middle order batsman. Samuels made his Test debut in Australia in 2000, and his One Day International debut ...more
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Shericka Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Shericka Williams is a Jamaican sprinter and former student of St. Elizabeth Technical High School. Together with Novlene Williams, Ronetta Smith and Lorraine Fenton she won a silver medal in 4 ...more
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Shelly-Ann Fraser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in the 2008 Olympic Games when at 21 years old, the relatively ...more
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Carlton Baugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Carlton Seymour Baugh is a Jamaican cricketer. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman and bowls a leg break googly, however, he usually occupies the position of wicketkeeper. His Test debut came ...more
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Jerome Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Jerome Everton Taylor is a Jamaican born West Indian cricketer. He led the fast bowling attack comprising Dwayne Bravo, Daren Powell and Ian Bradshaw at the World Cup. The West Indies qualified ...more
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Jimmy Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
James Clive "Jimmy" Adams is a former Jamaican cricketer, who represented the West Indies as player and captain during his career. He was a steady left-handed batsman, useful left-arm ...more
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Xavier Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Xavier Melbourne Marshall is a West Indies cricketer. He is a batsman and a talented fielder. However in recent years he has failed to live up to his previous reputation as a promising young ...more
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Lorraine Fenton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Lorraine Fenton is a retired Jamaican athlete who specialized in the 400 metres.
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Daren Powell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Daren Brent Lyle Powell is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Jamaica. A right-arm fast medium bowler, he has played Test matches and One Day Internationals for the West ...more
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Deon Hemmings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Deon Hemmings is a former female 400 metres hurdler. Hemmings was the first ever Jamaican woman to win an Olympic Gold when she won the 400m Hurdles at the 1996 Olympics breaking the Olympic ...more