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Famous Athletes from Poland

Updated June 14, 2019 14.4k views1.5k items

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 (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʂɨʂtɔf sɔˈʂɨɲskʲi]; born August 2, 1977) is a... more
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    Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE (Danish pronunciation: [pʰetɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 18 November... more

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    Anna Rogowska is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Anna Rogowska (born 21 May 1981) is a retired Polish athlete who specialised in the pole... more
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    Paweł Wojciechowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland

    Paweł Wojciechowski

    Cracovia Kraków

    BirthplaceZielona Góra, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    PositionDefender

    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 (Polish: [jɛʐɨ skɔliˈmɔfskʲi], born 5 May 1938) is a Polish film director,... more
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    Justyna Kowalczyk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Justyna Maria Kowalczyk (born 19 January 1983) is a Polish cross country skier who has been... more
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    Tomasz Wałdoch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland

    Tomasz Wałdoch

    FC Schalke 04

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    NationalityGermany,Poland

    PositionDefender

    Tomasz Wojciech Wałdoch (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈvawdɔx]) (born 10 May 1971) is a... more
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    Adam Małysz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Adam Henryk Małysz ([ˈadam ˈmawɨʂ] (listen); born 3 December 1977) is a Polish former ski... 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 (born 25 May 1984) is a Polish snowboarder. In March 2006 she finished second... more
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    Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Katarzyna Anna Bachleda-Curuś (née Wójcicka, born 1 January 1980) is a Polish speed skater,... 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
    Andrzej Jan Gołota (Polish: [ˈandʐɛj ˈgɔwɔta]; born 5 January 1968), best known as Andrew... more

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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 (German: [ʔandʒɛˈliːk ˈkɛɐ̯bɐ]; born 18 January 1988) is a German... more
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    Agnieszka Radwańska is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Agnieszka Roma Radwańska [aɡˈɲɛʂka raˈdvaɲska] (listen) (nicknamed Aga, [ˈaɡa]; born 6 March... more

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    Otylia Jędrzejczak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Otylia Jędrzejczak (Polish: [ɔˈtɨlja jɛndˈʐɛjtʂak] (listen); born 13 December 1983) is a... more
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    Marta Domachowska is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Marta Domachowska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarta dɔmaˈxɔfska]; born 16 January 1986) is a... more
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    Irena Szewińska is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Irena Szewińska, née Kirszenstein (Polish pronunciation: [iˈrɛna ʂɛˈviɲska]; 24 May 1946 – 29... more
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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 (born 7 March 1968) is a Polish professional boxer, as well as a former... more
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    Tomasz Sikora is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland
    Tomasz Sikora (born 21 December 1973) is a former Polish biathlete.
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    Michael Delura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Poland

    Michael Delura

    Borussia Mönchengladbach

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityGermany,Poland,West Germany

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Michael Delura (born 1 July 1985 in Gelsenkirchen) is a German former 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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