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Famous Athletes from Singapore

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 (born 5 February 1978) 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  ...more
  • Feng Tianwei PJG (simplified Chinese: 冯天薇; traditional Chinese: 馮天薇; pinyin: Féng Tiānwēi, pronounced [fə̌ŋ tjɛ́nwéi]) is a Singapore table tennis player. She moved to Singapore under the Foreign  ...more
  • Singapore national football team

    BirthplaceGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom

    NationalitySingapore, England

    PositionDefender

    Daniel Mark Bennett (born 7 January 1978) is a professional footballer who plays for the Singapore national team and for Tampines Rovers in the S.League as a defender mainly in central defence. A  ...more
  • Tao Li (Chinese: 陶李; pinyin: Táo Lǐ; born 10 January 1990) is a Singaporean competitive swimmer who specializes in the backstroke and butterfly. Tao has represented Singapore at the Southeast Asian  ...more
  • Li Jiawei (Chinese: 李佳薇; pinyin: Lǐ Jiāwēi; born 9 August 1981) is a Chinese-born Singaporean former table tennis player, four-time Olympian and twice Olympic medalist. She trained in Beijing's  ...more
  • Charles Herbert Twissell (born 16 December 1932) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger.  ...more
  • Agu Casmir (born 23 March 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a retired professional football player from Singapore. Agu was offered Singapore citizenship via the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme in 2004.   ...more
  • Jing Junhong, also stylized as Jing Jun Hong (Chinese: 井浚泓; pinyin: Jǐng Jùnhóng; born October 13, 1968), is a former professional table tennis player. Born in Shanghai, she was a highly ranked  ...more
  • Eric Young may refer to: Eric Young (baseball) (born 1967), American baseball coach and former Major League Baseball second baseman and left fielder Eric Young, Jr. (born 1985), his son, American  ...more
  • Nicolette Teo Wei-min (simplified Chinese: 张维敏; traditional Chinese: 張維敏; pinyin: Zhāng Wéimǐn; born 19 April 1986) is a Singaporean swimmer who specializes in breaststroke.  ...more
  • Tan Howe Liang, (simplified Chinese: 陈浩亮; traditional Chinese: 陳浩亮; pinyin: Chén Hàoliàng; born 5 May 1933 in Shantou, Guangdong, China) is a Singaporean weightlifter who was the first Singaporean  ...more
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    Li Li

    Li Li (Chinese: 李理; pinyin: Lǐ Lǐ; born July 7, 1983) is a 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  ...more
  • Zhang Xueling (Chinese: 张雪玲; pinyin: Zhāng Xuělíng; born 7 May 1983 in Beijing, China) is a Singaporean table tennis player. Zhang started playing table tennis at the age of 6 and made her first  ...more
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    Laurentia Tan

    Laurentia Tan Yen Yi BBM PBM ( lo-REN-shə; Chinese: 陈雁仪; pinyin: Chén Yànyí, pronounced [tʂə̌n jɛ̂n í]; born 24 April 1979), is a United Kingdom-based Singaporean para-equestrian competitor. Tan  ...more
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    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.  ...more
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    Theresa Goh

    Theresa Goh Rui Si PBM (simplified Chinese: 吴蕊思; traditional Chinese: 吳蕊思; pinyin: Wú Ruǐ Sī; born 16 February 1987) is a Singaporean swimmer and Paralympic medalist, with a bronze in the SB4 100m  ...more
  • Ronald Susilo (Chinese: 林香文; pinyin: Lin Xiang Wen; born June 6, 1979 in Kediri, East Java, Indonesia) is a Singaporean badminton player of Chinese Indonesian descent. Susilo studied at the  ...more
  • Jiang Yanmei (Simplified Chinese: 江彦媚; born 28 February 1981) is a Singaporean badminton player. She competed at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics; 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games; and also 2006  ...more
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    Yvonne Danson

    Yvonne Margaret Danson (born 22 May 1959 in London, United Kingdom) is a former road running athlete. She represented England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, winning the bronze  ...more
  • Home United FC

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    PositionGoalkeeper

    Lionel Lewis (born 16 December 1982) is a retired Singaporean footballer who played for Singapore national football team as a goalkeeper. Lewis is a former Singapore footballer. He is known for his  ...more
  • Sengkang Punggol FC

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    PositionDefender

    Mohamed Noh bin Rahman (born 2 August 1980) is a retired Singaporean footballer who played as a defender. A cultured fullback, Noh Rahman's versatility means he can be employed in defence and in  ...more
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    Fazrul Nawaz

    Singapore Armed Forces Football Club

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    PositionForward

    Fazrul Nawaz bin Shahul Hameed (born 17 April 1985) is a Singapore international footballer who play as a striker for Singapore Premier League club Hougang United .   ...more
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    Ismail Yunos

    Home United FC

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    PositionDefender

    Ismail Yunos (born 24 October 1986) is a Singaporean centre-back who plays for S-League side Home United and the Singapore national football team.  ...more
  • Singapore national football team

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    PositionMidfielder

    Shukor bin Zailan (born 8 December 1985) is a retired Singaporean footballer who last played as a midfielder for S.League club Warriors. He is a natural playmaker. He has previously played for  ...more
  • Tampines Rovers FC

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    PositionGoalkeeper

    Hassan bin Abdullah Sunny (born 2 April 1984) is a Singaporean professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Thai League 2 club Army United and the Singapore national team.  ...more