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

This list features Sebastian Janikowski, Józef Młynarczyk and more.

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

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

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Krzysztof Soszynski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Krzysztof Soszyński is a retired Polish-Canadian mixed martial artist who last competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. An 11-year competitor from 2003 ...more

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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE is a Danish retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the "World's Best Goalkeeper" in 1992 and 1993. He is best ...more

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Anna Rogowska is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Anna Rogowska is a retired Polish athlete who specialised in the pole vault. She became the World Champion in 2009 in Berlin.

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Paweł Wojciechowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Cracovia Kraków Paweł Wojciechowski is a Polish defender who plays for Lechia Zielona Góra.

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Jerzy Skolimowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Jerzy Skolimowski is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films ...more

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Justyna Kowalczyk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Justyna Kowalczyk is a Polish cross country skier who has been competing since 2000. Kowalczyk is a double Olympic Champion and a double World Champion. She is also the only skier who won the ...more

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Tomasz Wałdoch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
FC Schalke 04 Tomasz Wałdoch is a retired Polish footballer. He holds German citizenship. He had a 10 year international career, where he often captained the side, including at the 2002 World Cup. His club ...more

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Adam Małysz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Adam Henryk Małysz is a Polish former ski jumper. The most important of Małysz's successes are 4 individual Olympic Games medals, 4 individual World Championships gold medals, 4 individual World ...more

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Krystyna Palka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Krystyna Palka is a biathlete.

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Paulina Ligocka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Paulina Ligocka is a Polish snowboarder. In March 2006 she finished second in the cumulative final standing of the World Cup in half-pipe. She was an Olympian at the 2006 Winter Olympics in ...more

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Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś née Wójcicka is a Polish speed skater, who was born in Sanok and resides in Zakopane. Wójcicka is specialised in allround championships as she ...more

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Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel is an alpine skier.

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Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Andrew Golota is a Polish boxer. He won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and is a four-time world heavyweight title challenger.

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Magdalena Gwizdon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Magdalena Gwizdon is a biathlete.

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Angelique Kerber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Angelique Kerber is a German tennis player of Polish background. Kerber has won four singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as eleven singles and three doubles on the ITF tour in her career. On ...more

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Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Agnieszka "Aga" Radwańska is a Polish professional tennis player. Radwańska achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in July 2012 and is currently ranked World No. 9 by ...more

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Otylia Jędrzejczak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Otylia Jędrzejczak is a Polish swimmer. She is the Olympic champion from Athens 2004 in the 200 metre butterfly. She finished 4th in this event in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She also ...more

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Marta Domachowska is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Marta Domachowska is a Polish professional tennis player ranked World No. 37 in singles and World No. 62 in doubles. She reached 2008 Australian Open fourth round in singles and won 2006 ...more

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Irena Szewińska is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Irena Szewińska is a retired Polish sprinter who was one of the world's foremost athletes for nearly two decades, in multiple events.

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Karolina Riemen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Karolina Riemen is a freestyle skier.

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Weronika Novakowska is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Weronika Novakowska is a biathlete.

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Przemysław Saleta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Przemysław Saleta is a Polish former professional boxer and kickboxer, who has also competed in mixed martial arts.

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Tomasz Sikora is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Tomasz Sikora is a former Polish biathlete. In 1993 he finished second in 10 km sprint at the Junior World Championships in Ruhpolding. Sikora was born in Wodzisław Śląski. He was world champion ...more

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Michael Delura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Borussia Mönchengladbach Michael Delura is a German footballer.

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Paulina Maciuszek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Paulina Maciuszek is a cross-country skier.

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Paulina Bobak is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Paulina Bobak is a biathlete.

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Alicja Rosolska is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Alicja Rosolska is a Polish tennis player. Rosolska ranked World No. 636 in singles and World No. 38 in doubles. She won 3 WTA doubles tournaments, 2008 Cachantún Cup with Līga ...more

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Klaudia Jans is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik is a Polish tennis player. On 16 August 2004, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 410. On 10 September 2012, she peaked at world number 28 in the doubles ...more

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Joanna Sulej is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Joanna Sulej is a Polish figure skater who competed as both a single skater and pair skater. As a single skater, she was the 2005 and 2006 Polish junior national champion. She teamed up with ...more

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Marcin Piekarski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Marcin Piekarski is a Polish luger who has competed since 1998. He finished 17th in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Piekarski's best finish at the FIL World Luge ...more

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Arkadiusz Onyszko is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Odense BK Arkadiusz "Arek" Onyszko is a Polish goalkeeper.

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Sylwia Jaskowiec is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Sylwia Jaskowiec is a cross country skier.

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Katarzyna Karasińska is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Katarzyna Karasińska is a world class Polish alpine skier. She achieved 5th place in the International Ski Federation's 2005 European Cup slalom event. She also competed in the 2006 Winter ...more

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Dawid Kupczyk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Dawid Andrzej Kupczyk is a Polish bobsledder who has competed since 1997. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 14th in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. Kupczyk ...more

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Bartosz Broniszewski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
1. FC Kaiserslautern Bartosz Broniszewski is a German football defender of Polish origin.

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Patrycja Maliszewska is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Patrycja Maliszewska is a Polish short-track speed-skater. Maliszewska competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Poland. She finished fourth in the first round of the 500 metres and sixth in the ...more

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Paula Bzura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Paula Bzura is an Olympic Short Track Speed Skater from Poland.

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Kazimierz Deyna is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Kazimierz Deyna was a Polish footballer, who played as an offensive midfielder in the playmaker role and was one of the most highly regarded players of his generation. Deyna was born in ...more

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Vahan Gevorgyan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
ŁKS Łódź Vahan Gevorgyan is an Armenian-born Polish footballer who plays for ?.

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Olivia Spiker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Olivia Spiker is a Polish-German female amateur boxer. She lives in Wuppertal and studied safety engineering at University of Wuppertal.

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Anna Jurkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Anna Jurkiewicz is a Polish figure skater. She is a three-time Polish national champion. She placed 5th at Junior Worlds in 1998 and also 5th at Junior Grand Prix Final in 1999, becoming the ...more

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Magdalena Grzybowska is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Magdalena Grzybowska is a former Polish tennis player. Grzybowska was born in Poznań, Poland. She won the Juniors singles competition at the Grand Slam tournament 1996 Australian Open. She also ...more

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Janusz Krężelok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Janusz Adam Krężelok is a Polish cross country skier who has competed since 1994. His best individual finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was a seventh in the individual sprint in ...more

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Elżbieta Krzesińska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Elżbieta Krzesińska née Duńska is a retired track and field athlete from Poland, who competed in the long jump. She competed for her native country at the 1956 Summer Olympics held in ...more

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Lukas Podolski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
FC Bayern Munich Lukas Josef Podolski is a German footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Inter Milan, on loan from English club Arsenal, and for the Germany national team. He is a left-footed ...more

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Luiza Zlotkowska is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Luiza Zlotkowska is a speed skater.

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Halina Górecka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Halina Górecka Halina Górecka née Richter is a former Polish and German sprinter and a four-time olympian and an Olympic gold and bronze medal winner and a world record holder in women's 4x100 m ...more

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Kamil Stoch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Kamil Wiktor Stoch is a Polish ski jumper, a member of the national team, World Champion 2013 and double Olympic Champion 2014, a participant of the Olympic Games, bronze medalist in team at ...more

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Kamila Skolimowska is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Kamila Skolimowska was a Polish hammer thrower. She was known for her gold medal in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, which made her the youngest Olympic hammer champion, as well as for her two ...more

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Maciej Kurowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
Maciej Kurowski is a luger.