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

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Wasim Akram is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Wasim Akram Wasim Akram is a former Pakistani cricketer. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. A genuine left arm fast bowler who could bowl with significant pace who represented ...more

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Waqar Younis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Waqar Younis Waqar Younis Maitla is a former Pakistani right-arm fast bowler in cricket, regarded as one of the greatest and fastest bowlers of all time. Currently, he is the coach of Pakistan Cricket team. ...more

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Saeed Anwar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Saeed Anwar Saeed Anwar is a former Pakistani opening batsman and occasional Slow left arm orthodox bowler who played international cricket between 1989 and 2003. He played 55 Test matches scoring 4052 with ...more

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Imran Khan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Imran Khan Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer. He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics. Besides his ...more

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Javed Miandad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Javed Miandad Mohammad Javed Miandad, popularly known as Javed Miandad, is a former Pakistani cricketer who played between 1975 and 1996. He is Pakistan's leading run scorer in Test cricket. ESPNcricinfo ...more

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Shahid Afridi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Shahid Afridi Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani former cricketer. He is regarded to be one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He is known for his aggressive batting style, and previously held the record for ...more

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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Amir Khan Amir Iqbal Khan is a British professional boxer. He is a former two time world champion by winning WBA, WBA and IBF Light Welterweight titles. Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing ...more

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Misbah-ul-Haq is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Misbah-ul-Haq Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi is a Pakistani cricketer. He is the current Test captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, and was also the One Day International captain until his retirement from ...more

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Inzamam-ul-Haq is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Inzamam-ul-Haq Inzamam-ul-Haq;Punjabi, Urdu: انضمام الحق‎; born 3 March 1970), also known as Inzy, is a former Pakistani cricketer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Pakistani batsmen of all time. ...more

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Mohsin Khan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mohsin Khan Mohsin Khan is a film actor.

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Adnan Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Adnan Ahmed Ferencvárosi Torna Club Adnan Farooq Ahmed is a Pakistan international footballer who plays for Nelson in the Premier Division of the North West Counties League. Starting his career at Huddersfield Town in 2004, after ...more

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Zesh Rehman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Zesh Rehman Kitchee Zeshan "Zesh" Rehman is a British-Pakistani professional footballer who plays for Pahang FA in the Malaysia Super League as a defender. He was the first British Asian to start a ...more

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Amjad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Amjad Iqbal Bradford AFC Amjad Iqbal is a footballer. He has been capped by Pakistan.

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Adeel Raja is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Adeel Raja Mohammad Adeel Khalid Raja is a Pakistan-born Dutch cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. He has occasionally opened the batting for the Dutch team, even ...more

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Owais Shah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Owais Shah Owais Alam Shah is an English cricketer. A middle-order batsman, he played for Middlesex between 1996–2010 and Essex CCC 2011-2013 before announcing his retirement from first-class cricket. He ...more

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Adam Docker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Adam Docker Porthmadog F.C. Adam Luke Docker is an English-Pakistani footballer. In 2007 he was called up for Pakistan, where he used the name of Adam Karim. Born to a Pakistani father and English mother, Karim began his ...more

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Mudassar Bukhari is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mudassar Bukhari Mudassar Bukhari is a Pakistani One Day International cricketer, currently playing for the Netherlands. He is a bowling All-rounder who is often used as a pinch hitter.

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Mohammad Shahzad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mohammad Shahzad Mohammad Shahzad is an Afghan cricketer who is a right-handed batsman who plays primarily as a wicketkeeper. Shahzad represents Afghanistan in international cricket.

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Majid Khan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Majid Khan Majid Jahangir Khan is a former cricketer, a former captain of the Pakistan cricket team and one of the most fearless opening batsman produced by Pakistan. Khan's first-class career spanned from ...more

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Saqlain Mushtaq is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Saqlain Mushtaq Saqlain Mushtaq is a Pakistani cricketer. He is best known for pioneering the "doosra", which he employed to great effect during his career. Saqlain has not been active in ...more

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Mohammad Kashif is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mohammad Kashif Mohammad Kashif Hussain is a Dutch cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler. He made his debut for the Dutch cricket team in an ICC Intercontinental Cup game against ...more

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Sultan Zarawani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Sultan Zarawani Sultan Mohammed Zarawani is a former United Arab Emirates cricketer. He played seven one-day internationals. After the 1996 Cricket World Cup, he was banned for life when he criticised the ...more

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Aijaz Ali is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Aijaz Ali Aijaz Ali is a Pakistani born American former cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler, he played for the United States national cricket team between 1993 and 2005. He ...more

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Riaz Poonawala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Riaz Poonawala Riaz Husein Poonawala is a former cricketer. Poonawala started his first-class cricket career playing for his native Maharashtra for whom he played 28 games between 1982–83 and 1987–88. He later ...more

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Asim Butt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Asim Butt Asim Mohamood Butt was a Scottish and Pakistani cricketer who was primarily a left-arm medium fast bowler. He played 5 ODIs for Scotland, all in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. His best ODI bowling ...more

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Akram Khan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Akram Khan Mohammad Akram Hussain Khan, known as Akram Khan, is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 8 Tests and 44 ODIs from 1988 to 2003. He captained Bangladesh in 15 of his ODIs. A hard hitting ...more

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Mohammad Rafique is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mohammad Rafique Mohammed Rafique is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He was the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in Test matches.

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Imtiaz Abbasi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Imtiaz Abbasi Imtiaz Abbasi, is a former cricketer who played internationally for the United Arab Emirates. As a wicket-keeper, Imtiaz Abbasi made his mark in his first class debut for Karachi against Quetta ...more

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Mohammad Ishaq is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mohammad Ishaq Mohammad Ishaq is a Pakistani former cricketer who played first-class cricket for Lahore between 1984–85 and 1986–87. Ishaq was born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. In his 13 first-class games he ...more

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Mazhar Hussain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mazhar Hussain Sheikh Mazhar Hussain is a former cricketer who played for various Lahore teams from 1984–85 to 1988–89 before emigrating to the United Arab Emirates. Hussain then played international cricket ...more

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Saleem Raza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Saleem Raza Saleem Raza is a former cricketer. After playing in eight first-class games for his native Lahore City from 1986–87 to 1987–88, Saleem Raza emigrated to the United Arab Emirates, for whom he ...more

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Arshad Laeeq is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Arshad Laeeq Arshad Laeeq, also sometimes known as Arshad Laiq, is a former cricketer who played international cricket for the United Arab Emirates. He played two first-class cricket games for Pakistan Steel ...more

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Sohail Butt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Sohail Butt Sohail Butt is a former international cricketer for the United Arab Emirates. After one first-class game and one List A game for Lahore City Blues in 1985–86, Butt next appeared on cricket radar ...more

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Mohammad Irfan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mohammad Irfan Mohammad Irfan is a Pakistani left arm fast bowler. In an interview with Pakpassion, Irfan confirmed his height is indeed 7'1". This makes him the tallest player to play first-class and ...more

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Azhar Saeed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Azhar Saeed Syed Azhar Saeed is a former cricketer who played international cricket for the United Arab Emirates. Azhar Saeed played five first-class cricket games for Lahore City Whites and Lahore City ...more

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Ali Asad Abbas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Ali Asad Abbas Ali Asad Abbas, is a United Arab Emirates cricketer of Pakistani descent who has represented his adopted country in 2 ODIs.

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Abdul Aziz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Abdul Aziz Abdul Aziz, was a Pakistani cricketer who was born, and died, in Karachi, Sind A wicket keeper and opening batsman, Aziz played eight first-class matches for Karachi, before he died after being ...more

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Umar Gul is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Umar Gul Umar Gul is a Pakistani right arm fast medium bowler in cricket who has played Test matches, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals for the Pakistani cricket team. He has gained fame ...more

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Younus Khan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Younus Khan Mohammad Younis Khan is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. Younis' name is often spelled Younis Khan, but he has been quoted as saying that he ...more

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Shehzad Altaf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Shehzad Altaf Shehzad Altaf Hussain is a former international cricketer for the United Arab Emirates. Shehzad Altaf played two first-class cricket games for Lahore B in 1975-76, before emigrating to the UAE ...more

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Shoaib Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Shoaib Akhtar Shoaib Akhtar; is a Pakistani former cricketer, regarded as one of the fastest bowlers of all time. He was nicknamed the "Rawalpindi Express", Rawalpindi because he was born in this ...more

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Imran Farhat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Imran Farhat Imran Farhat is a Pakistani cricketer who has played over 30 Tests and One Day Internationals for Pakistan, opening the batting in most of his international innings.

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Kabir Khan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Kabir Khan Mohammad Kabir Khan is a Pakistani cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He was the coach of the ...more

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Mushtaq Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Mushtaq Ahmed Mushtaq Ahmed Malik is a Pakistani former cricketer who currently acts as the spin bowling coach for the Pakistan cricket team. A leg break googly bowler, at his peak he was described as being ...more

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Nabil Aslam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Nabil Aslam Pakistan national football team Nabil Aslam is a Pakistani footballer of Danish descent, who currently plays for Svebølle B&I in the Danish 2nd Division. In February 2015 he was called by Pakistan Football ...more

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Shoaib Malik is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Shoaib Malik Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricket player and former captain. He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh. He has taken ...more

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Danish Kaneria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Danish Kaneria Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria is a former cricketer who played at Test and One Day International for the Pakistani national side between 2000 and 2010. A right-arm leg spinner known for his ...more

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Saleem Malik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Saleem Malik Saleem Malik is a former Pakistani cricketer who played between 1981/82 and 1999, at one stage captaining the Pakistani cricket team. He was a right-handed wristy middle order batsman who was ...more

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Arshad Khan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Arshad Khan Arshad Khan is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. Arshad was first picked to play against the West Indies during the 1997–98 season, and the ...more

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Ahmed Shehzad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Pakistan
Ahmed Shehzad Ahmed Shehzad is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman and also a part-time legbreak bowler. He used to play domestic cricket for Habib Bank Limited. He made his One Day ...more