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

These athletes, like Gareth Cloete and Sean Silver include images when available.

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

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

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Alexei Nicolaas Kervezee is a Namibian-born Dutch cricketer. Kervezee rose rapidly and smartly through age-group cricket in the Netherlands, and in late July 2005, aged only 15, he made his ...more

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Frank "Frankie" Fredericks is a former track and field athlete from Namibia. Running in the 100 metres and 200 metres, he won four silver medals at the Olympic Games, making him ...more

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Sherwin Vries Sherwin Vries is a sprinter who represents South Africa after switching from Namibia in 2003. He finished fifth at the 2001 Summer Universiade and fourth at the 2006 African Championships in ...more

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Mannie Heymans is a Namibian cyclist. He was born in Krugersdorp, South Africa.

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Paulus Ambunda Paulus Ambunda is a Namibian boxer who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics and is a former WBO Bantamweight champion. Ambunda won the silver medal in the same division at the All-Africa ...more

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Oliver Risser KuPS Oliver Hanjorge Risser is a Namibian international footballer who plays for Belgian Third Division B side KFC Oosterzonen. Risser is a defensive midfielder, and can also play in central defence. ...more

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Henrico Botes Platinum Stars Henrico Botes is a Namibian football striker. He plays for Bidvest Wits in the South African Premier Soccer League and Namibia. He has also captained the national team. He missed most of the ...more

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Namibia national football team Rudolf Bester is a Namibian football striker who currently plays in the South African Premier Soccer League for Golden Arrows on loan from Orlando Pirates. He previously played for Serbian ...more

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Jamuovandu Ngatjizeko Namibia national football team Jamuovandu Ngatjizeko is a Namibian football midfielder currently playing for African Stars.

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Paulus Ali Nuumbembe Paulus Ali Nuumbembe is a Namibian welterweight boxer. Nicknamed "The Silent Assassin", Nuumbembe is a former Commonwealth champion who represented Namibia at the 2000 Summer Olympics ...more

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Quinton Jacobs Bryne F.K. Quinton Norman Jacobs is a Namibian football midfielder who plays for Mohun Bagan in the I-League.

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Helalia Johannes Helalia Johannes is a Namibian long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. She holds the Namibian records in the 10 km, 20 km, half marathon and marathon events. She represented her ...more

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Beata Naigambo Beata Nandjala Naigambo is a Namibian long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. Her personal best time is 2:27:54, set at the Dubai Marathon in 2013. She competed at the 2008 Summer ...more

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Michael Lerchl Dynamo Dresden Michael Lerchl is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for SSV Markranstädt.

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Razundara Tjikuzu Diyarbakırspor Razundara Tjikuzu is a retired Namibian football player.

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Agnes Maryna Samaria is a retired Namibian middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres. Samaria has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005.

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Floris Diergaardt FC Civics Floris Diergaardt is a Namibian football striker currently playing for FC Civics. He is a member of the Namibia national football team.

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Rudi Louw African Warriors Rudi Louw is a Namibian football midfielder currently playing for Black Africa. He is a member of the Namibia national football team. July 26: Pint-sized Brave Warriors midfielder and African ...more

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Mohammed Ouseb Orlando Pirates Windhoek Mohammed Ouseb is a Namibian footballer. He previously played for South Africa's Premier Soccer League clubs Kaizer Chiefs, Moroka Swallows and Norway's FC Lyn Oslo as well as Chief Santos in ...more

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Wilko Risser Aldershot Town F.C. Wilko Rudi Risser is a Namibian-German footballer who plays for Chippa United in the South African Premier Soccer League.

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Abisai Shiningayamwe Jomo Cosmos Abisai Shiningayamwe is a Namibian football goalkeeper who is a member of the Namibia national football team.

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Costa Khaiseb Costa Khaiseb is a Namibian football striker and part of the Namibia national football team. He played for Namibian club Ramblers from 2002–2006, for Black Leopards in 06-07 season and came back ...more

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Tugela Tuyeni FC Civics Tugela Tuyeni is a Namibian midfield footballer with F.C. Civics Windhoek of the Namibia Premier League and the Namibia national football team.

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Franklin April FC Civics Franklin April is a Namibian football defender currently playing for FC Civics. He is a member of the Namibia national football team, and was a part of the squad at the 2008 African Cup of

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André Schlechter André Schlechter is a Namibian rugby union player.

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Trevor Dodds Trevor George Dodds is a Namibian professional golfer. Dodds was born in Windhoek, South-West Africa. He turned pro in 1985. He won the Canadian Tour Order of Merit in 1995 and 1996. Dodds has ...more

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Jacques Nieuwenhuis Jacques Nieuwenhuis is a former professional rugby union player and currently a referee on the contenders squad panel of the South African Rugby Referees' Association. Through a Namibian mother, ...more

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Piet van Zyl Piet van Zyl is a Namibian rugby union player who captained the Boland Cavaliers in South Africa at provincial level, and played for the Namibia at international level. Van Zyl was in the ...more

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Maleagi Ngarizemo Maleagi Ngarizemo is a retired Namibian footballer.

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Neil Rossouw Neil Rossouw is a Namibian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who played First-class cricket in 2004, as well as playing for the Namibian team when ...more

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Nicolaas Scholtz Nicolaas Scholtz is a Namibian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler. He represented the Namibian cricket team in five Youth One-Day Internationals during the Under-19s ...more

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Bernard Scholtz Bernard Martinus Scholtz is a Namibian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler. He was born in Keetmanshoop. Scholtz made his cricketing debut for the Namibian ...more

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Pieter Rossouw Pieter Rossouw is a Namibian cricketer. A wicket-keeper, he represented Namibia Under-19s at the 1998 Under-19s World Cup of 1998, as an upper-middle-order batsman. Almost exactly seven years ...more

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Uakazuwaka Kazombiaze Uakazuwaka Kazombiaze, also known as Wakka Kazombiaze, is a Namibian rugby union player with Birmingham & Solihull R.F.C. of England's National Division Two and the Namibia national rugby

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Henno Prinsloo Henno Prinsloo is a Namibian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He has played in the senior Namibian cricket team in first-class cricket since 2006, ...more

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Stephanus Ackermann Stephanus Ackermann is a Namibian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He was born in Windhoek and has played one-day cricket for the Namibian youth team ...more

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Ian van Zyl Matheus Christiaan van Zyl, known as Ian van Zyl, is a Namibian cricketer. He made his first-class debut for the Namibian team against Uganda in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup. In the same ...more

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Stephan Louw Stephan Louw is a Namibian long jumper. At the 2001 Summer Universiade he won the silver medal in long jump and participated in 4 x 100 metres relay. The Namibian relay team, which consisted of ...more

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Tinus du Plessis Tinus du Plessis is a Namibian rugby union player and a member of the Namibia national rugby union team. He is a back-row player who plays on both flanks and at number eight.

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Pikky Ya France Helao Nafidi Ya France is a Namibian cricketer. He is known by his nickname Picky. Ya France is a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm slow. He was born in Windhoek, Khomas Region. Having ...more

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Johannes van der Merwe Johannes van der Merwe was a Namibian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. Born in Windhoek, the young batsman played in several youth one-day internationals ...more

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Louis van der Westhuizen Louis van der Westhuizen is a Namibian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler. He has played first-class cricket for the senior Namibian cricket team since 2006, ...more

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Wilbur Slabber Wilbur Slabber was a Namibian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. He represented the Namibian Under-19s cricket team in two consecutive Under-19 Cricket ...more

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Tiaan Louw Tiaan Louw is a Namibian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler. Louw made his debut for the Namibian Under-19 team in the Africa/East Asia and Pacific ...more

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Gert Lotter Gert Lotter is a Namibian cricketer. Having made his debut for the side in a miscellaneous match against a Zimbabwe A side, Lotter made his List A debut for the side during the 2009-10 season, ...more

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Andrew Louw Andrew Louw is a Namibian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He has represented the Namibian cricket team in two Under-19 One-day internationals, during ...more

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Bertus O'Callaghan Bertus O'Callaghan is a Namibian rugby union player. He competed with the Namibian national team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He was born in Windhoek.

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Dawid Botha Dawid Hercules Botha is a Namibian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman. He has represented the Namibian cricket team in first class cricket since 2006. He had previously represented the ...more

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Ewald Steenkamp Ewald Steenkamp is a Namibian cricketer. Steenkamp is a right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. He played five matches in the Under-19 World Cup of February 2006, during which he ...more

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Sean Silver Sean Silver is a Namibian cricketer. Silver made his cricketing debut for Namibia Under-19s in 2007, when he played against Kenya in the Africa Under-19 Championship. His debut saw him open with ...more