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

List includes Nicholas Chan, Jing Junhong, more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Singaporean athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Singapore?"

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

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Zhang Guirong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Zhang Guirong Zhang Guirong is a Singaporean shot putter. She changed nationality from China in late 2003. Her personal best throw is 18.57 metres, achieved at the 2005 Asian Championships in Incheon. This is ...more

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Feng Tianwei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Feng Tianwei Feng Tianwei is a Singaporean table tennis player, ranked 4th in the world as a singles player as of June 2014. Born in China, she moved to Singapore under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme in ...more

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Daniel Bennett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Daniel Bennett Singapore national football team Daniel Mark Bennett is a professional footballer who plays for the Singapore national team and for Warriors FC in the S.League as a defender mainly in central defence. A versatile player who is ...more

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Tao Li is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Tao Li Tao Li is a China-born Singaporean competitive swimmer specializing in the backstroke and butterfly stroke. A Singapore Sports School student, Tao has represented Singapore at the Southeast ...more

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Li Jiawei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Li Jiawei Li Jiawei is a China born Singaporean table tennis player who is ranked among the top ten athletes in her sport. Spotted by Singapore talent scouts in Beijing in 1995, she moved to Singapore and ...more

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Charlie Twissell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Charlie Twissell Charles Herbert "Charlie" Twissell is a Singaporian-born English former footballer. Twissell was born in Singapore, where his father worked in the prison service. Twissell and his ...more

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Agu Casmir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Agu Casmir Agu Casmir is a professional soccer player who plays for Warriors F.C. and the Singapore national football team. He took up Singapore citizenship in 2004. In May 2008, rumours surfaced that an ...more

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Jing Junhong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Jing Junhong Jing Junhong was a professional table tennis player for the Singapore national team. Born in Shanghai, she has represented Singapore in sporting events since the 1980s, and has since retired. ...more

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Eric Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Eric Young Eric Young is a retired footballer, who was a strong, commanding centre half nicknamed "Ninja" due to his ever-present brown headband. Young started his career at non-league Southall ...more

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Nicolette Teo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Nicolette Teo Nicolette Teo Wei-min is a Singaporean swimmer who specializes in breaststroke.

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Tan Howe Liang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Tan Howe Liang Tan Howe Liang, PJG is a Singaporean weightlifter who was the first Singaporean to win an Olympic Games medal. He did this in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome where he won the silver medal in ...more

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Li Li is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Li Li Li Li Singaporean badminton player. Li was born in Wuhan, China and moved to Singapore in 1997. She became a Singapore citizen in 2002. Li won the 2002 Commonwealth Games women's singles gold ...more

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Zhang Xueling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Zhang Xueling Zhang Xueling is a Singaporean table tennis player. Zhang started playing table tennis at the age of 6 and made her first international appearance in 1999. She won four gold medals at the 2005 ...more

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Laurentia Tan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Laurentia Tan Laurentia Tan Yen Yi BBM PBM, is a United Kingdom-based Singaporean Para-equestrian competitor. Tan developed cerebral palsy and profound deafness after birth, and moved to the United Kingdom ...more

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Meg Lanning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Meg Lanning Meghann Moira Lanning is an Australian cricketer. An opening batter, she is captain and a current member of the Australian women's cricket team and the Victorian Spirit.

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Theresa Goh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Theresa Goh Theresa Goh Rui Si is a Singaporean Paralympic swimmer. Due to congenital spina bifida, she does not have use of her legs. Nonetheless, she started swimming at the age of five years, and began ...more

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Ronald Susilo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Ronald Susilo Ronald Susilo is a Singaporean badminton player of Chinese-Indonesian origin. Susilo studied at the Anglo-Chinese School for his secondary education under a scholarship. He speaks English, ...more

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Jiang Yanmei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Jiang Yanmei Jiang Yanmei is a Singapore badminton player. Jiang played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, losing to Yao Jie of the Netherlands in round 32. Jiang competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games ...more

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Yvonne Danson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Yvonne Danson Yvonne Margaret Danson is a former road running athlete. She represented England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, winning the bronze medal in the women's marathon. After the ...more

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Lionel Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Lionel Lewis Home United FC Lionel Lewis is a retired Singaporean footballer who played for Singapore national football team as a goalkeeper. Lewis is known for his bulky frame, remarkable shot-saving abilities and ...more

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Noh Rahman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Noh Rahman Sengkang Punggol FC Mohamed Noh bin Rahman is a Singaporean footballer who plays for S-League team Home United and the Singapore national football team as a defender. A cultured fullback, Noh Rahman's versatility ...more

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Fazrul Nawaz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Fazrul Nawaz Singapore Armed Forces Football Club Fazrul Nawaz s/o Shahul Hameed is a Singapore international footballer who play as a striker for S.League club Warriors FC.

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Ismail Yunos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Ismail Yunos Home United FC Ismail Yunos is a Singaporean centre-back who plays for S-League side Home United and the Singapore national football team.

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Shukor Zailan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Shukor Zailan Singapore national football team Shukor bin Zailan is a Singaporean footballer who plays as a midfielder for S.League club Warriors. He is a natural playmaker. He has previously played for S.League clubs Sembawang Rangers, Paya ...more

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Hassan Sunny is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Hassan Sunny Tampines Rovers FC Hassan bin Abdullah Sunny is a professional footballer who plays for Army United in the Thai Premier League and the Singapore national team as a goalkeeper.

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Shahril Ishak is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Shahril Ishak Singapore LIONSXII Shahril Ishak is a Singaporean football player who plays for the Malaysia-based Johor Darul Takzim II F.C in the Malaysian Premier League which competed in the Second division in Malaysia. ...more

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Isa Halim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Isa Halim Home United FC Mohammad Isa bin Abdul Halim is a Singapore international footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for LionsXII in the Malaysian Super League. He started out playing football as a center ...more

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Ridhuan Barudin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Ridhuan Barudin Tanjong Pagar United FC Ridhuan Barudin is a Singaporean football player. He plays currently for Hougang United in the S.League and is actually a part of the Singapore national football team.

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Delwinder Singh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Delwinder Singh Singapore national football team Delwinder Singh s/o Ranjit Singh is a Singapore international footballer who plays as a defender for Courts Young Lions in the S.League. He made his international debut for Singapore in a ...more

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Hafiz Rahim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Hafiz Rahim Singapore national football team Hafiz Rahim is a Singaporean footballer who plays as a forward.

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Hamqaamal Shah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Hamqaamal Shah Gombak United FC Hamqaamal Shah is a Singaporean footballer who currently plays for Gombak United as a defender.

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Firdaus Idros is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Firdaus Idros Home United FC Firdaus Idros is a Singaporean footballer who is currently playing for Home United FC as a Midfielder. .

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Ang Peng Siong is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Ang Peng Siong Ang Peng Siong is a swimmer from Singapore, who once held the world no.1 ranking in the 50 m freestyle. As of 2012, he is Singapore's Swimming National Head Coach. Ang was ranked fifth in a list ...more

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Shaiful Esah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Shaiful Esah Singapore national football team Mohamad Shaiful bin Esah Nain is a professional football player who plays for Tampines Rovers in the S.League and the Singapore national team as a left-back. Shaiful is married to a Singaporean ...more

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Hyrulnizam Juma'at is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Hyrulnizam Juma'at Singapore national football team Hyrulnizam Juma'at is a Singaporean footballer who plays for Tampines Rovers and the Singapore national football team as a goalkeeper.

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Terry Butcher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Terry Butcher Terry Ian Butcher is an English football player and manager. During his playing career, Butcher captained the England national team, winning 77 caps in a ten-year international career that ...more

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Baihakki Khaizan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Baihakki Khaizan Baihakki bin Khaizan is a Singaporean centre-back who plays for Johor Darul Takzim II F.C. in the Malaysia Premier League and former captain for Young Lions.

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Paddy Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Paddy Atkinson Newcastle Benfield F.C. Patrick Darren "Paddy" Atkinson is an English former professional footballer. As a schoolboy he went to several clubs, Newcastle Utd, Sunderland, Notts County, and West Bromwich Albion ...more

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Nicholas Chan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Nicholas Chan Nicholas Chan is a Malaysian footballer who is currently playing for the Kelantan President's Team.

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Indra Sahdan Daud is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Indra Sahdan Daud Indra Sahdan bin Daud is a former Singapore international footballer who currently plays for Tampines Rovers as a forward .He previously played for S.League clubs Geylang United, Home United, ...more

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Patrick Paranjody is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Patrick Paranjody Singapore national football team Patrick Paranjody is a Singaporean footballer who currently plays for Tanjong Pagar United FC as a Forward.

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Thum Ping Tjin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Thum Ping Tjin Thum Ping Tjin, better known as PJ, is the first Singaporean to swim the English Channel. He is also the first Oxford University graduate student to do so. He was a member of the Singapore ...more

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Fandi Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Fandi Ahmad Johor Pasir Gudang Fandi bin Ahmad, PBM is a retired Singaporean footballer who is currently the head coach of LionsXII in the Malaysian Super League. He mainly played as a striker, but could also play as a ...more

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Hariss Harun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Hariss Harun Hariss Harun is a Singaporean footballer who plays for Malaysia Super League side Johor Darul Takzim as a central midfielder. He is Singapore's youngest debutant at the age of 16 and 217 days. ...more

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Khairul Amri is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Khairul Amri Mohammad Khairul Amri bin Mohammad Kamal is a Singapore international footballer who plays as a forward for LionsXII in the Malaysia Super League. He is known for his pace, sharp dribbling ...more

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Amos Boon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Amos Boon Geylang United FC Amos-Leonard Boon Hock Chye is a former goalkeeper who last played for Woodlands Wellington in the 2011 S-League season. He was released at the end of the season.

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Ashrin Shariff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Ashrin Shariff Singapore Armed Forces Football Club Ashrin Shariff is a Singaporean football player currently playing for Geylang United in the S.League. Ashrin has always been known as the potential that was never fulfilled, unable to lived up ...more

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Noh Alam Shah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Noh Alam Shah Tampines Rovers FC Mohamed Noh Alam Shah is a professional football player from Singapore. He currently plays for Tampines Rovers in the S-League. Once regarded as one of the best forwards in South East Asia, Alam ...more

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Ram Shanker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Ram Shanker Balestier Khalsa FC Ram Shanker Vijaya Mogan is a Singaporean footballer who plays for Balestier Khalsa Football Club. His short stint with the Young Lions only spanned a handful of substitute appearances in the ...more

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Mohd Mardani is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Singapore
Mohd Mardani Balestier Khalsa FC Mohamed Fatahollah Mardani is a Singaporean footballer, who currently plays for the club Balestier Khalsa FC. He is currently 39 years of age. Mohamed formerly played for another Singaporean ...more