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Famous Athletes from Nigeria

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

List features athletes like Mercy Nku and Emmanuel Anyanwu.

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

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