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Famous Athletes from Serbia

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

This list below has a variety of athletes in it, from Muharrem Xhaqku to Uroš Ćosić.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Serbian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Serbia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Serbia in order to get more information about each one.
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    Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, romanized: Novak Đoković, pronounced [nôʋaːk dʑôːkoʋitɕ] (listen); born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No....  more

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    Ana Ivanovic Schweinsteiger (Serbian: Ана Швајнштајгер / Ana Švajnštajger; born 6 November 1987), professionally known by her maiden name Ana Ivanovic (Ана Ивановић / Ana Ivanović, pronounced [âna...  more

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    Nemanja Vidić

    Manchester United F.C.

    BirthplaceUžice, Serbia



    Nemanja Vidić (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Видић, Serbian pronunciation: [němaɲa ʋǐːditɕ]; born 21 October 1981) is a Serbian retired professional footballer. He most notably played for Manchester...  more
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    Jelena Dokic (born on 12 of April 1983) is an Australian tennis coach, commentator, and writer. Her highest ranking as a tennis player was world No. 4 in August 2002. She won WTA Tour events on all...  more
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    Olivera Jevtić (Serbian Cyrillic: Оливера Јевтић, born 24 July 1977) is a Serbian long-distance runner. She has represented her country five times at the Olympics in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016....  more
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    Jelena Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Јелена Јанковић, pronounced [jělena jǎːŋkoʋitɕ], born 28 February 1985) is a Serbian professional tennis player. Janković is a former World No. 1 in singles, a...  more

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    BirthplaceTeslić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalityGermany,Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,Serbia,West Germany


    Aleksandro Petrović (born March 16, 1988) is a German footballer of Bosnian Serb descent who plays for TSV Buchbach....  more
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    Svetlana Anastasovska-Obućina (née Anastasovska, Serbian Cyrillic: Светлана Атанасовска-Обућина, born April 26, 1961 in Belgrade) is a former Serbian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer...  more
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    Kálmán Konrád (23 May 1896 in Bácspalánka – 10 May 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden), an inside right, was one of the best football players in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 1910s, and played on the...  more
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    Slobodan Drapić

    Maccabi Herzliya

    BirthplaceNovi Sad, Serbia

    NationalityIsrael,Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,Serbia,Yugoslavia

    Slobodan Drapić (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Драпић, Hebrew: סלובודאן דראפיץ'; born 28 February 1965) is a Serbian-Israeli football manager and former player....  more
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    Vlade Divac (Serbian Cyrillic: Владе Дивац, pronounced [ʋlǎːde dǐːʋats]; born February 3, 1968) is a Serbian professional basketball executive and retired player, currently serving as the vice...  more

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    BirthplaceMostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina



    Dejan Damjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Дамјановић, pronounced [dějan dǎmjanoʋitɕ, - damjǎː-]; born 27 July 1981), also known mononymously as Dejan, is a Montenegrin footballer who plays as a...  more
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    Njazi Kuqi

    Panionios NFC

    BirthplaceVučitrn, Serbia



    Njazi Kuqi (born 25 March 1983) is a Finnish football forward who plays for HIFK in the Veikkausliiga. Kuqi started his career with FC Lahti of the Veikkausliiga in 2002, spending three years with...  more
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    Predrag Stojaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Предраг Стојаковић, pronounced [ˌprêdraːɡ ˈstôjaːkoʋit͜ɕ]; born June 9, 1977), also known by his nickname Peja (pronounced [ˈpêd͡ʑa]), is a Serbian-Greek...  more

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    elma mrković (Serbian Cyrillic: Белма Шмрковић; born August 14, 1990 in Sjenica) is a Serbian cross country skier who has competed since 2003. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she finished...  more
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    Nikola Grbić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Грбић; born 6 September 1973) is a Serbian professional volleyball coach and former player. He has been a member of Yugoslavia in 1995–2003, Serbia and...  more
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    Radoslav Nesterović

    Radoslav "Rašo" Nesterović (Serbian Cyrillic: Радослав "Рашо" Нестеровић, Slovene: Radoslav "Rašo" Nesterovič; born May 30, 1976), usually referred to in English as Radoslav "Rasho" Nesterovic, is a...  more


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    Dejan Živković

    FK Hajduk Beograd

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,Serbia,Yugoslavia


    Dejan Živković may refer to: Dejan Živković (footballer born 1979), Serbian football player for FK Hajduk Beograd Dejan Živković (footballer born 1982), Serbian football defender for FK Smederevo...  more
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    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia


    Spira Grujić (Serbian Cyrillic: Спира Грујић, born 7 December 1971) is a retired Serbian football defender. Born in Pristina, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Grujić passed through a number of youth teams...  more
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    BirthplaceSremska Mitrovica, Serbia



    Dejan Milovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Миловановић; born 21 January 1984) is a retired Serbian footballer....  more
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    Milorad "Milo" Čavić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милорад Чавић, pronounced [mîloraːd tʃǎːʋitɕ]; born May 31, 1984) is a Serbian former professional swimmer....  more
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    Dragutin Topić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгутин Топић, born 12 March 1971 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian high jumper....  more
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    Nevena Ignjatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Невена Игњатовић, pronounced [něʋana iɡɲǎːtoʋitɕ]; born in Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia on 28 December 1990) is a Serbian alpine skier.She was...  more
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    Jenő Konrád (13 August 1894 – 15 July 1978) also referred to as Eugen Conrad or Eugène Conrad or Eugenio Konrad was a Hungarian footballer and manager. In the 1910s he played on the Hungarian...  more
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    Ivan Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Миљковић pronounced [ǐv̞an mǐːʎkɔv̞it͡͡ɕ]; born September 13, 1979) is a Serbian volleyball player, a member of Serbia men's national volleyball team in...  more