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Famous Athletes from Pakistan

Updated June 14, 2019 17.2k views488 items

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Pakistan in order to get more information about each one.
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    Wasim Akram
    Wasim Akram (Urdu: وسیم اکرم‎; born 3 June 1966) is a Pakistani cricket commentator, coach... more on Wikipedia
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    Waqar Younis
    Waqar Younis (Urdu: وقار یونس‎; born 16 November 1971) is a Pakistani Australian cricket... more on Wikipedia
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    Saeed Anwar
    Saeed Anwar (Urdu: سعید انور‎; born 6 September 1968) is a Pakistani former cricketer and a... more on Wikipedia
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    Imran Khan
    Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران احمد خان نیازی‎; born 5 October 1952) is the 22nd and... more on Wikipedia
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    Javed Miandad
    Mohammad Javed Miandad (Urdu: محمد جاوید میانداد; born 12 June 1957), popularly known as Javed... more on Wikipedia
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    Shahid Afridi
    Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (Urdu: شاہد افریدی‎; Pashto: شاهد افریدی‎; born 1975),... more on Wikipedia
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    Amir Khan
    Amir Iqbal Khan (Urdu: عامر اقبال خان‎; born 8 December 1986) is a British professional boxer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #169 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#44 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time

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    Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi (Urdu: مصباح الحق‎) (born 28 May 1974) is a former Pakistani... more on Wikipedia
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    Syed Inzamam-ul-Haq (Urdu: انضمام الحق‎; pronunciation born 3 March 1970), also known as... more on Wikipedia
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    Mohsin Khan may refer to: Mohsin Khan (Pakistani cricketer) (born 1955) Mohsin Khan (Indian... more on Wikipedia
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    Adnan Ahmed

    Adnan Ahmed

    Ferencvárosi Torna Club

    BirthplaceBurnley, United Kingdom

    NationalityPakistan, United Kingdom


    Adnan Farooq Ahmed (Urdu: عدنان فاروق احمد; born 7 June 1984) is a former Pakistan... more on Wikipedia

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    #151 of 200 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom#1037 of 1,058 The Best Soccer Players from England

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    Zesh Rehman

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England,Pakistan


    Zeshan Rehman (Urdu: ذيشان رحمان‎; born 14 October 1983) is a professional footballer who... more on Wikipedia
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    Amjad Iqbal

    Amjad Iqbal

    Bradford AFC

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    NationalityPakistan, United Kingdom

    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Amjad Iqbal (Urdu: امجد اقبال) (born 2 May 1983) is a footballer. Born and raised in England,... more on Wikipedia
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    Mohammad Adeel Khalid Raja (Urdu: محمد عدیل خالد راجہ‎; born August 15, 1980), or Adeel Raja,... more on Wikipedia
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    Owais Alam Shah (Urdu: اویس شاہ‎) (born 22 October 1978) is a former English cricketer. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Adam Docker

    Adam Docker

    Porthmadog F.C.

    BirthplaceRochdale, United Kingdom

    NationalityPakistan, United Kingdom


    Adam Docker may refer to: Adam Docker (footballer) (born 1985), English-Pakistani... more on Wikipedia
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    Mudassar Bukhari (Urdu: مدثر بخاری‎; born 26 December 1983) is a Dutch international cricketer... more on Wikipedia
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    Mohammad Shahzad Mohammadi (Pashto: محمد شهزاد محمدي‎; born 31 January 1988) is an Afghan... more on Wikipedia
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    Majid Khan
    Majid Jahangir Khan (Urdu: ماجد جہانگیر خان‎) is a former cricketer, batsman and captain of... more on Wikipedia
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    Saqlain Mushtaq
    Saqlain Mushtaq (Urdu: ثقلین مشتاق‎) (born 29 December 1976) is a British Pakistani cricket... more on Wikipedia
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    Mohammad or Muhammad Kashif may refers to: Mohammad Kashif (Dutch cricketer), Dutch... more on Wikipedia
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    Sultan Mohammed Zarawani (Arabic: سلطان محمد زاروني‎; born 24 January 1961) is a former United... more on Wikipedia
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    Aijaz Ali (born 20 June 1968) is a Pakistani born American former cricketer. A right-handed... more on Wikipedia
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    Riaz Husein Poonawala (born 8 May 1961) is a former cricketer. Poonawala started his... more on Wikipedia
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    Asim Mohamood Butt (24 October 1967 – 30 November 2009) was a Scottish and Pakistani cricketer... more on Wikipedia