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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.