Famous Athletes from Pakistan

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.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Arif Mehmood to Aleem Dar.

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 (Urdu: وسیم اکرم‎; born 3 June 1966) is a Pakistani cricket commentator, coach and former cricketer, captain of Pakistan national cricket team. He is often acknowledged as one of the ...more
  • Waqar Younis (Urdu: وقار یونس‎; born 16 November 1971) is a Pakistani Australian cricket coach, commentator and former cricketer who captained Pakistan national cricket team. A right-arm fast bowler, ...more
  • Saeed Anwar (Urdu: سعید انور‎; born 6 September 1968) is a Pakistani former cricketer and a former captain for Tests and ODIs. An opening batsman and occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler, Anwar ...more
  • Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران احمد خان نیازی‎; born 5 October 1952) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Before entering ...more
  • Mohammad Javed Miandad (Urdu: محمد جاوید میانداد; born 12 June 1957), popularly known as Javed Miandad (Urdu: جاوید میانداد), is a Pakistani cricket coach, commentator and former cricketer known for ...more
  • Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (Urdu: شاہد افریدی‎; Pashto: شاهد افریدی‎; born 1975), popularly known as Boom Boom, is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket ...more