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

List ranges from Astrit Ajdarević to Xhevat Prekazi, plus much more.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Kosovo in order to get more information about each one.
Riza Lushta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Kosovo
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Riza Lushta was a Kosovar Albanian football striker. ...more

Birthplace: Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia

Nationality: Yugoslavia, Albania, Kingdom of Serbia

Position: Forward

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Lorik Cana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Kosovo
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Lorik Cana is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Lazio and captains the Albania national football team. He used to primarily play as a defensive midfielder. ...more

Team: S.S. Lazio

Birthplace: Gjakova, Serbia

Nationality: Switzerland, France, Albania

Position: Defender, Midfielder

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Njazi Kuqi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Kosovo
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Njazi Kuqi is a Finnish footballer of Kosovar Albanian origin who currently plays for SG Sonnenhof in the 3. Liga as a Forward. Kuqi started his career with FC Lahti of the Veikkausliiga in 2002, spending three years with the club and scoring twenty goals in all competitions. In January 2005, Kuqi signed for Birmingham City, but failed to make any first–team appearances during his 18-month spell with the club. During his time at Birmingham, Kuqi was loaned out for a month to Blackpool in January 2006, making four appearances before returning to his parent club. He was loaned out once again in March 2006, joining Peterborough United until the end of the 2005–06 season. However, he only made ...more

Team: Panionios NFC

Birthplace: Vučitrn, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia, Finland

Position: Forward

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Spira Grujić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Kosovo
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Spira Grujić is a retired Serbian football defender. Born in Pristina, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Grujić passed through a number of youth teams of Red Star Belgrade, but never played in the main squad. The central defender moved in 1991 to FK Radnički Niš, where he made his professional debut during the 1991/92 season. Grujić eventually played 4 seasons for FK Radnički Niš before leaving in 1995 to Belgium. In Belgium Grujić played for two seasons for R.W.D. Molenbeek, moving in the summer of 1997 to RSC Anderlecht. In contrast to R.W.D. Molenbeek, he did not receive a consistent place in the squad and Grujić decided to look for it somewhere else. In 1998 Dutch football club FC Twente bought ...more

Team: FK Rad

Birthplace: Pristina

Nationality: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia

Position: Defender

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