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

List features athletes like Deivydas Matulevičius, Aivaras Laurišas.

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

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

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Virgilijus Alekna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Virgilijus Alekna Virgilijus Alekna is a Lithuanian discus thrower. He won medals at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, including two golds.

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Diana Rasimovičiūtė is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Diana Rasimovičiūtė Diana Rasimovičiūtė is a retired Lithuanian biathlete. Her event is the biathlon. She placed 18th in the 7.5 km sprint, 27th in the 10 km pursuit and 66th in the 15 km individual at the 2006 ...more

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Irina Terentjeva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Irina Terentjeva Irina Terentjeve is a cross-country skier.

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Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Arvydas Sabonis Arvydas Romas Sabonis is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman. Recognized as one of the best European players of his era, he won the Euroscar Award six times, and ...more

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Šarūnas Jasikevičius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Šarūnas Jasikevičius Šarūnas "Šaras" Jasikevičius is a retired Lithuanian basketball player and current assistant coach for Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian League. Standing at 6'4¾", he ...more

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Austra Skujytė is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Austra Skujytė Austra Skujytė is a Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon. On 15 April 2005 in Columbia, Missouri, she broke the women's decathlon world record, with a score of ...more

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Diana Žiliūtė is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Diana Žiliūtė Diana Žiliūtė is a Lithuanian racing cyclist who dominated women's road racing in the late 1990s. She made her debut in the pro cycling ranks in the mid-1990s after winning the 1994 World Junior ...more

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Darius Songaila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Darius Songaila Darius Songaila is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for BC Žalgiris of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He has also played for the Lithuania national team. He can play power forward ...more

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Romas Ubartas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Romas Ubartas Romas Ubartas is a retired male discus thrower from Lithuania who won a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics for the USSR and a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Lithuania. His ...more

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Linas Kleiza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Linas Kleiza Toronto Raptors Linas Kleiza is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays for Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. Standing at 6 ft 8 in, he can play either forward position. He also ...more

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Edita Pučinskaitė is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Edita Pučinskaitė Edita Pučinskaitė is a Lithuanian racing cyclist. For many years, she was one of the top competitors in women's road racing with a victory in the World Road Race Championships in 1999 and ...more

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Linas Pilibaitis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Linas Pilibaitis FBK Kaunas Linas Pilibaitis is a Lithuanian professional footballer playing for VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius.

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Arminas Narbekovas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Arminas Narbekovas FK Banga Gargždai Arminas Andreyevich Narbekovas is a former Lithuanian football player. In 2003, he was selected by UEFA as his country's greatest player of the past 50 years.

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Mindaugas Timinskas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Mindaugas Timinskas Mindaugas Timinskas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Lithuanian national basketball team. Born in Šilutė, Timinskas started his professional career by playing ...more

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Aleksei Novoselski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Aleksei Novoselski Aleksei Novoselski is a Lithuanian cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 53rd in the individual sprint event at ...more

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Saulius Štombergas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Saulius Štombergas Saulius Štombergas is a retired Lithuanian basketball player who played and for the Lithuanian men's national basketball team. He is currently unemployed. During the 11 years as a Lithuanian ...more

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Žydrūnas Karčemarskas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Žydrūnas Karčemarskas FC Dynamo Moscow Žydrūnas "Karce" Karčemarskas is a Lithuanian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Gaziantepspor. He is the first-choice goalkeeper for Lithuania national football team since 2004, ...more

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Rimas Kurtinaitis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Rimas Kurtinaitis Rimas Kurtinaitis is a professional basketball coach, current head coach of the Khimki, retired Soviet and Lithuanian basketball player who was a member of the USSR and Lithuanian national ...more

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Valdas Ivanauskas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Valdas Ivanauskas Standard Baku Valdas Ivanauskas is a football coach and a former football striker from Lithuania. He is best known in Europe for his time at Hamburger SV as a player in 1993–97 and coaching at Hearts football ...more

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Deividas Česnauskis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Deividas Česnauskis Lithuania national football team Deividas Česnauskis is a Lithuanian footballer, who plays as a winger for FK Trakai. Česnauskis is also a member of the Lithuanian national side.

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Deividas Šemberas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Deividas Šemberas Lithuania national football team Deividas Šemberas is a Lithuanian professional footballer who plays as centre back for Žalgiris Vilnius. He also plays as a right-back or as a defensive midfielder. He plays for his country's ...more

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Šarūnas Marčiulionis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Šarūnas Marčiulionis Raimondas Šarūnas Marčiulionis is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. Born in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union, he was one of the first Europeans to become a regular in the ...more

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Andrius Skerla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Andrius Skerla Jagiellonia Białystok Andrius Skerla is a Lithuanian former professional football defender.

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Eurelijus Žukauskas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Eurelijus Žukauskas Eurelijus Žukauskas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. He played for the Lithuanian national basketball team from 1995 to 2004. In 1995 NBA Draft Žukauskas was drafted as a ...more

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Marius Stankevičius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Marius Stankevičius S.S. Lazio Marius Stankevičius is a Lithuanian professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Hannover 96. He was the Lithuanian player of the year in 2008 and 2009.

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Tomas Žvirgždauskas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Tomas Žvirgždauskas Halmstads BK Tomas Žvirgždauskas is a football defender from Lithuania, who last played as defender for Halmstads BK.

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Marius Žaliūkas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Marius Žaliūkas Heart of Midlothian F.C. Marius Žaliūkas is a Lithuanian footballer who plays for Rangers. He plays as a centre back, but can also play as a defensive midfielder. Žaliūkas has previously played for Inkaras Kaunas, FBK ...more

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Giedrius Arlauskis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Giedrius Arlauskis F. C. Unirea Valahorum Urziceni Giedrius Arlauskis is a Lithuanian footballer. He is currently a goalkeeper for the Romanian Liga I club Steaua București. His brother Davydas Arlauskis is also a footballer. He also plays for ...more

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Mantas Strolia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Mantas Strolia Mantras Strolia is a Lithuanian cross-country skier since 2005. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished 18th in the team sprint and 46th in the individual sprint events. At the FIS ...more

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Modestas Vaiciulis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Modestas Vaiciulis Modestas Vaiciulis is a cross-country skier.

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Ričardas Beniušis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Ričardas Beniušis DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda Ricardas Beniušis is a Lithuanian footballer. Beniušis started his career with Inkaras Kaunas in his homeland, returning there after short spells with Russian clubs Baltika Kaliningrad and ...more

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Saulius Mikoliūnas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Saulius Mikoliūnas FC Arsenal Kyiv Saulius Mikoliūnas is a Lithuanian professional footballer playing for Shakhtyor Soligorsk. He is a Lithuanian international and has played for Scottish Premier League club Hearts and FBK ...more

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Edgaras Jankauskas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Edgaras Jankauskas New England Revolution Edgaras Jankauskas is a Lithuanian retired footballer. A powerful striker who excelled in the physical side of the game, he was also relatively skilled. Other than in his own he played ...more

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Tadas Labukas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Tadas Labukas S.K. Brann Tadas Labukas is a Lithuanian footballer, currently playing for the Polish I Liga club Miedź Legnica.

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Tomas Danilevičius is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Tomas Danilevičius S.S. Juve Stabia Tomas Danilevičius is a Lithuanian professional footballer, who plays for Parma. A striker, he stands 1.91m tall and weighs 82 kg.

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Kęstutis Ivaškevičius is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Kęstutis Ivaškevičius FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Kęstutis Ivaškevičius is a Lithuanian footballer who plays for Bnei Yehuda in the Israeli Premier League. Ivaškevičius is as an attacking midfielder, capable of playing wide right or centrally. ...more

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Andrius Velička is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Andrius Velička Rangers F.C. Andrius Velička is a Lithuanian professional association footballer who plays for FK Spyris Kaunas. He also played for the Lithuania national team.

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Arūnas Klimavičius is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Arūnas Klimavičius FC Sibir Novosibirsk Arūnas Klimavičius is a Lithuanian footballer who plays for FC Tobol in the Kazakhstan Premier League.

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Mindaugas Kalonas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Mindaugas Kalonas Bohemian F.C. Mindaugas Kalonas is a Lithuanian football midfielder. His current club is Latvian club Skonto FC.

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Marius Skinderis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Marius Skinderis FK Sūduva Marius Skinderis is a Lithuanian professional footballer. Skinderis has made 16 appearances for the Lithuania national football team.

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Igoris Morinas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Igoris Morinas FK Žalgiris Vilnius Igoris Morinas is a Lithuanian former international footballer.

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Gediminas Paulauskas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Gediminas Paulauskas Ankaragücü Gediminas Paulauskas is a Lithuanian footballer who currently plays for Kruoja Pakruojis. Formerly from February to June 2008 played for AC Bellinzona after release by MKE Ankaragücü ...more

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Darius Žutautas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Darius Žutautas FK Banga Gargždai Darius Žutautas is a Lithuanian professional footballer who currently plays for Bergsøy IL. A Defender, he stands 1.91 m tall and weighs 87 kg.

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Markus Palionis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Markus Palionis Markus Palionis is a Lithuanian footballer who plays as a defender for SSV Jahn Regensburg. Palionis grew up in Germany and holds a German passport. On 9 October 2014, he joined SSV Jahn

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Tomas Tamošauskas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Tomas Tamošauskas FHK Liepājas Metalurgs Tomas Tamošauskas is a Lithuanian football midfielder, who last played for Klaipėdos Granitas in the Lithuanian A Lyga.

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Paulius Grybauskas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Paulius Grybauskas PFC Neftchi Paulius Grybauskas is a Lithuanian football goalkeeper, currently playing for FK Trakai in the Lithuanian A Lyga.

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Aurimas Kučys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Aurimas Kučys FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka Aurimas Kučys is a Lithuanian professional football midfielder, currently playing for the Latvian Higher League club FK Daugava Rīga. Kučys has represented Lithuania at under-21 level. He has ...more

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Voldemaras Novickis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Voldemaras Novickis Voldemaras Novickis is a former Soviet/Lithuanian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he won the silver medal with the Soviet team. ...more

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Povilas Lukšys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Povilas Lukšys FK Sūduva Povilas Lukšys is a Lithuanian footballer who plays for the Lithuanian 1 Lyga club Utenis Utena as a striker. He signed for FK Ekranas during the 1995–96 season. In 2005, Lukšys helped FK ...more

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Ramūnas Šiškauskas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Ramūnas Šiškauskas Ramūnas Šiškauskas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player born in Kaišiadorys, Lithuania. He could play both the shooting guard and small forward positions. He is 6'6" in ...more