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

List ranges from Gregor Cankar to Jure Travner, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Slovenian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Slovenia?"

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

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Merlene Ottey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Merlene Joyce Ottey OD is a Jamaican-born Slovene track athlete. Ottey began her career representing Jamaica but since 2002 has represented Slovenia, where she now resides. She is ranked fourth ...more

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Tina Maze is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Tina Maze is a Slovenian World Cup alpine ski racer and a double Olympic gold medalist. She is the most successful female ski racer in the Slovenian history with a career that culminated with ...more

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Petra Majdič is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Petra Majdič is a Slovenian former cross-country skier. Her best results came in classic style races. She won twenty-four World Cup races, twenty in sprint races, but she also won a marathon in ...more

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Mima Jaušovec is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Mima Jaušovec is former Yugoslavian female tennis player. She is perhaps most notable for winning the 1977 French Open singles championship.

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Teja Gregorin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Teja Gregorin is a Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 2002, having been a cross-country skier before that. Her best result in the Biathlon World Cup ...more

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Andreja Mali is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Andreja Mali is a biathlete.

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Vesna Fabjan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Vesna Fabjan is a cross-country skier.

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Ana Drev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Ana Drev is a Slovenian alpine skier. Drev's first European Cup races were on 24 February 2001. She has won two European Cup races, and her best result at the World Cup is 8th place.

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Saša Farič is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Saša Farič is a Slovenian freestyle skier, specializing in ski cross and a former alpine skier. Farič competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Slovenia. She placed 16th in the qualifying round ...more

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Sara Isaković is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Sara Isaković is a retired Slovenian swimmer. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, at the age of 20, she placed 2nd in the 200 freestyle with the time of 1.54.97, being the second woman ever to brake the 1 ...more

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Maruša Ferk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Maruša Ferk is a Slovenian alpine skier. She is a member of DTV Partizan Blejska Dobrava. Her best result in the World Cup is a 3rd place in slalom in Garmisch Partenkirchen in the early 2009. ...more

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Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Tadeja Brankovič is a Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 1995. So far she has five podium finishes in the Biathlon World Cup. The instructor in the ...more

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Teodora Postic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Teodora Poštič is a Slovenian figure skater. She is the 2006-2009 Slovenian national champion.

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Robert Kranjec is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Robert Kranjec is a Slovenian ski jumper.

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Primož Peterka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Primož Peterka is a Slovenian former ski jumper. During his career he won fifteen World Cup events and two consecutive World Cup titles, making him the third most successful Slovenian winter ...more

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Barbara Jezeršek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Barbara Jezeršek is a cross-country skier.

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Siarhei Rutenka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Siarhei Rutenka, also Sergej Rutenka is a Belarusian handball player. Besides Belarusian citizenship in 2003 he acquired also Slovenian citizenship. In January, 2008, he received the Spanish ...more

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Maja Benedičič is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Maja Benedičič is a cross-country skier.

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Nina Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Nina Bednarik is a freestyle skier.

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Katja Višnar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Katja Višnar is a Slovenian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she finished 11th in the team sprint, 15th in the 4 x 5 km relay, and 16th ...more

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Radoslav Nesterović is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Radoslav "Rašo" Nesterović, usually referred to in English as Rasho Nesterovic, is a retired Slovenian professional basketball player. He holds citizenship in both Slovenia and Greece. ...more

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Emir Preldžić is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Emir Preldžić is a Turkish professional basketball player who plays for Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish Basketball League. He also represents the Turkish national basketball team. He ...more

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Dijana Ravnikar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Dijana Ravnikar, is a Slovenian biathlete and Cross-country skier of Croatian origin.

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Katarina Srebotnik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Katarina Srebotnik is a Slovenian professional tennis player. Srebotnik is right-handed, 1.80 m, weighs 65 kg and lives in Dubai. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 20 on the Sony Ericsson ...more

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Anja Eržen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Anja Eržen is a cross-country skier.

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Andrej Šporn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Andrej Šporn is a Slovenian alpine skier. Šporn began his career as a competitor in slalom, though he had always shown great talent in both fast disciplines - the downhill and Super-G and is ...more

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Mitja Dragsic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Mitja Dragsic is an alpine skier.

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Jolanda Čeplak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Jolanda Batagelj is a Slovenian middle distance athlete. She was born in Celje and lived in Velenje until briefly moving to Monaco. She has lived in Celje since.

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Andrej Jerman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Andrej "Jerry" Jerman, is a recently retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovenia. Born in Tržič, then in SFR Yugoslavia, Jerman specialized in the speed events of downhill and ...more

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Jakub Janda is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Jakub Janda is a Czech ski jumper, winner of 2005–6 Four Hills Tournament and winner of the Ski jumping World Cup 2005–6. He entered Ski jumping World Cup in 1996, but his first major success ...more

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Jernej Damjan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Jernej Damjan is a Slovenian ski jumper. He won a bronze medal in the team normal hill event at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf and finished 28th in the individual ...more

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Peter Prevc is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Peter Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper competing at World Cup level. He won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, a silver and a bronze at the 2013 Nordic World Ski ...more

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Aleš Gorza is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Aleš Gorza is a retired Slovenian alpine skier. Gorza represented Slovenia at the 2006 Winter Olympics. His World Cup debut was on December 21, 2001 in Kranjska Gora. His best results so far are ...more

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Alenka Dovžan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Alenka Dovžan is a retired Slovenian alpine skier.

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Klemen Bauer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Klemen Bauer is a biathlete.

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Srečko Katanec is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Srečko Katanec is a Slovenian football manager and a former player capped for Yugoslavia and Slovenia national teams. On 31 December 2012, he accepted a job as a Slovenian coach. He managed to ...more

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Vasja Rupnik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Vasja Rupnik is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovenia.

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Rok Perko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Rok Perko is a Slovenian alpine ski racer. He is specialized in downhill, super-G and combined.

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Mitja Mežnar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Mitja Mežnar is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since 2003. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished eighth in the team large hill and 29th in the individual large hill ...more

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Filip Flisar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Filip Flisar is a Slovenian freestyle skier competing in ski cross discipline.

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Rok Rogelj is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Rok Rogelj is a professional snowboarder.

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Janez Maric is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Janez Marič is a Slovenian biathlete. Marič represented Slovenia at the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Andrej Križaj is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Andrej Križaj, is a Slovenian alpine skier. Križaj represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Bernard Vajdic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Bernard Vajdic is an alpine skier.

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Mitja Valencic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Mitja Valenčič, is a Slovenian alpine skier, specialized in slalom. Valenčič represented Slovenia at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics where he was on 6th place. His best result in the Alpine ...more

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Katja Koren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Katja Koren Miklavec is a former Slovenian alpine skier. Born in Maribor, she won a bronze medal in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. She retired from skiing in 1998, due to a spinal ...more

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Peter Dokl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Peter Dokl is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovenia.

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Janez Jazbec is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Janez Jazbec, is a Slovenian alpine skier. Jazbec represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Primoz Pikl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Primož Pikl is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since 2002. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished eighth in the team large hill and 24th in the individual normal hill ...more

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Mateja Svet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovenia
Mateja Svet is a former Slovenian alpine skier. Debuting in the 1983/1984 season, she won the first Slovenian female skiing victory in 1986. She was born in Ljubljana. Svet won the World Cup ...more