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Famous Athletes from Poland

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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 Soszyński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʂɨʂtɔf sɔˈʂɨɲskʲi]; born August 2, 1977) is a retired Polish-born Canadian mixed martial artist who last competed in the Light heavyweight division of...  more
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    Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE (Danish pronunciation: [pʰetɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 18 November 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS World's...  more

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    Anna Rogowska (born 21 May 1981) is a retired Polish athlete who specialised in the pole vault. She became the World Champion in 2009 in Berlin....  more
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    Paweł Wojciechowski

    Cracovia Kraków

    BirthplaceZielona Góra, Poland



    Paweł Wojciechowski is a Polish defender who plays for Lechia Zielona Góra....  more
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    Jerzy Skolimowski (Polish: [jɛʐɨ skɔliˈmɔfskʲi], born 5 May 1938) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski...  more
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    Justyna Maria Kowalczyk (born 19 January 1983) 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...  more
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    Tomasz Wałdoch

    FC Schalke 04

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    NationalityPoland, Germany


    Tomasz Wojciech Wałdoch (Polish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈvawdɔx]) (born 10 May 1971) is a Polish former professional footballer. He holds German citizenship.He had a 10-year international career,...  more
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    Adam Henryk Małysz ([ˈadam ˈmawɨʂ] (listen); born 3 December 1977) is a Polish former ski jumper and rally driver. In ski jumping he competed from 1995 to 2011, and is one of the most successful...  more
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    Krystyna Palka is a biathlete....  more
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    Paulina Ligocka (born 25 May 1984) 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...  more
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    Katarzyna Anna Bachleda-Curuś (née Wójcicka, born 1 January 1980) 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 an alpine skier....  more
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    Andrzej Jan Gołota (Polish: [ˈandʐɛj ˈgɔwɔta]; born 5 January 1968), best known as Andrew Golota, is a Polish former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2013. He challenged four times for a...  more

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    Magdalena Gwizdon is a biathlete....  more
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    Angelique Kerber (German: [ʔandʒɛˈliːk ˈkɛɐ̯bɐ]; born 18 January 1988) is a German professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 and winner of three Grand Slam tournaments, she made her...  more

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    Agnieszka Roma Radwańska [aɡˈɲɛʂka raˈdvaɲska] (listen) (nicknamed Aga, [ˈaɡa]; born 6 March 1989) is a Polish former professional tennis player. Known for making intelligent use of the court, she...  more
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    Otylia Jędrzejczak (Polish: [ɔˈtɨlja jɛndˈʐɛjtʂak] (listen); born 13 December 1983) is a Polish swimmer. She was the Olympic champion from 2004 Athens in the 200 metre butterfly. She finished 4th in...  more
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    Marta Domachowska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarta dɔmaˈxɔfska]; born 16 January 1986) is a Polish retired tennis player. She was ranked world No. 37 in singles (2006) and No. 62 in doubles (2006), and...  more
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    Irena Szewińska, née Kirszenstein (Polish pronunciation: [iˈrɛna ʂɛˈviɲska]; 24 May 1946 – 29 June 2018) was a Polish sprinter who was one of the world's foremost athletes for nearly two decades, in...  more
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    Karolina Riemen is a freestyle skier....  more
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    Weronika Novakowska is a biathlete....  more
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    Przemysław Saleta (born 7 March 1968) is a Polish professional boxer, as well as a former kickboxer and mixed martial artist....  more
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    Tomasz Sikora (born 21 December 1973) is a former Polish biathlete....  more
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    Michael Delura

    Borussia Mönchengladbach

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityPoland, West Germany, Germany

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Michael Delura (born 1 July 1985 in Gelsenkirchen) is a German former footballer....  more
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    Paulina Maciuszek is a cross-country skier....  more