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

Examples of athletes on this list include Emilio Limón and Romeo Zondervan.

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

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

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Jerrel Hasselbaink, usually known as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, is a former Netherlands international footballer, now manager of English League Two side Burton Albion. His nephew, Nigel ...more

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Dwight Tiendalli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Feyenoord Rotterdam Dwight Tiendalli is a Surinamese-born Dutch footballer who plays as a full back for Middlesbrough on loan from Swansea City. He is a former Dutch Under-21 international, and was part of the FC ...more

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Romeo Castelen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Hamburger SV Romeo Castelen is a Dutch footballer who plays for Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers FC as a right winger. After competing in his country with Den Haag and Feyenoord, he joined Hamburg in ...more

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Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
A.C. Milan Clarence Clyde Seedorf is a Dutch former footballer and former manager of A.C. Milan regarded by many as one of the best midfielders of his generation. Seedorf is one of the most decorated Dutch ...more

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Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Edgar Steven Davids is a Surinamese-born Dutch former professional footballer. After beginning his career with Ajax, he subsequently played in Italy for Milan and Juventus before a loan spell ...more

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Edson Braafheid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
FC Bayern Munich Edson René Braafheid is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for S.S. Lazio. Braafheid started his career with Eredivisie side Utrecht in 2003, before moving on to FC Twente in ...more

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Fabian Wilnis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Grays Athletic F.C. Fabian Wilnis is a Dutch-Surinamese footballer who plays as a defender for Leiston. He played for NAC Breda, De Graafschap, Ipswich Town and Grays Athletic.

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Andwélé Slory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Feyenoord Rotterdam Andwélé "Andy" Cedric Slory is a Dutch footballer who plays as a right winger for FC Dordrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie. After his professional debut for Stormvogels ...more

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Aron Winter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Aron Mohamed Winter is a retired Dutch football midfielder and former head coach of Toronto FC. He has played for Ajax and Sparta Rotterdam in the Netherlands, for Italian sides Lazio and ...more

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Nordin Wooter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
AEK Larnaca FC Nordin Wooter is a Dutch former footballer of Surinamese descent. During his career he played in the Dutch Eredivisie for Ajax, Spain's La Liga for Real Zaragoza, and in 1999 he joined English ...more

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Clyde Wijnhard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Clyde Wijnhard is a former Dutch professional football player. In a career spanning over ten years, Wijnhard played for Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Oldham Athletic, RKC Waalwijk, Willem II, ...more

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Darl Douglas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Heracles Almelo Darl Douglas is a Suriname former footballer who holds also Dutch passport. He played for RBC Roosendaal, Haarlem, Heracles Almelo, FC Utrecht, Marítimo, Willem II and Heracles Almelo.

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Ken Monkou is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Kenneth John "Ken" Monkou is a retired Dutch footballer who played in a defensive role. Born in Suriname but raised in the Netherlands, Monkou's first major side was Feyenoord ...more

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Kurt Elshot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
NAC Breda Kurt Elshot is a Dutch footballer who is currently unattached. He normally plays as a defender in a right back position. He has formerly played for FC Groningen and NAC Breda.

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Ulrich van Gobbel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Ulrich van Gobbel is a Dutch former football player who played as a defender for Feyenoord Rotterdam, Galatasaray and Southampton.

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Lorenzo Davids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
NEC Nijmegen Lorenzo Davids is a Dutch footballer of Surinamese descent, who is a midfielder for Randers FC.

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Fred Patrick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Frederik Arnold Patrick was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he served AZ Alkmaar and PEC Zwolle. Patrick was born in Paramaribo, where he died at the age of 23, when on 7 June ...more

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Mark de Vries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Cambuur Leeuwarden Mark Lyndon Patrick de Vries is a Dutch footballer currently playing for Dutch Hoofdklasse club ONS Sneek.

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Cerezo Fung a Wing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
IJsselmeervogels Cerezo Fung a Wing is a Dutch defender last played for Dutch Eerste Klasse outfit Ajax Zaterdag. His ancestors came from China and moved to Suriname. "Fung A Wing" is his ancestor's ...more

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Regi Blinker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Reginald "Regi" Waldi Blinker is a retired Dutch footballer who played as a left winger. During his career, he was also known for his dread-locked hairstyle, and played three years in ...more

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John Veldman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
John Fitzgerald Veldman is a former Dutch football player in the defender role. He is the borther of Elfried Veldman, who died in the Surinam Airways Flight 764 crash. John Veldman started his ...more

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Fabian de Freitas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Fabian de Freitas is a former Surinamese-Dutch footballer who plays as a striker. De Freitas played in England with Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion and in Spain with CA Osasuna. Fabian ...more

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Marciano Vink is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Marciano Carlos Alberto Vink is a former Dutch football player. Throughout his career he played primarily as a right defensive midfielder and as a right central defender. He most notably played ...more

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Henk Fräser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Hendrikus "Henk" Fräser is a Dutch football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag. He played as a defender and earned seven caps ...more

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Hennie Meijer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Hennie Meijer is a retired Dutch football player. Meijer was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. He is known for scoring the first ever J. League goal in the 19th minute of a game against Yokohama ...more

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Jerry de Jong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Jerry Murrien de Jong is a Dutch retired footballer who played as a defender or defensive midfielder. He played for seven different clubs during a seventeen-year professional career, including ...more

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Ruben Kogeldans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Ruben Kogeldans was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he served VVV-Venlo and Willem II Tilburg. He died at the age of 22, when on June 7, 1989 he was killed in the Surinam ...more

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Wendel Fräser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Wendel Fräser was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. He suited up for Feyenoord Rotterdam and RBC Roosendaal in his brief career, cut short when on June 7, 1989 he was killed in the Surinam ...more

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Ortwin Linger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Ortwin Linger was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he played for HFC Haarlem. He was a passenger on Surinam Airways Flight PY764 when it crashed in Paramaribo on 7 June 1989. He ...more

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Maarten Atmodikoro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Maarten Atmodikoro is a retired football defender from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1989/1990 season for Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging. He later played for ...more

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Dean Gorré is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Dean Gorré is a Surinamese football coach and former player.

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Gus Uhlenbeek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Gustav "Gus" Uhlenbeek is a Dutch former footballer. He was born in Paramaribo in the former Dutch colony Suriname, but grew up in Amsterdam. Uhlenbeek spent more than a decade in ...more

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Etienne Verveer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Etienne Verveer is a Dutch former professional footballer. Verveer has played his football across several countries including Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Scotland and Italy.

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Rudy Degenaar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Ruud "Rudy" Degenaar was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he played for Heracles Almelo. He died at the age of 25, when on 7 June 1989 he was killed in the Surinam ...more

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Edu Nandlal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Radjindernath "Edu" Nandlal is a Surinamese former professional footballer. During his career, he played for Dutch clubs FC Utrecht, FC Emmen and Vitesse. He was one of the footballers ...more

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Elfried Veldman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Elfried Romeo Veldman was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he served De Graafschap. He died two days after his 23rd birthday, when on 7 June 1989 he was killed in the Surinam ...more

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Lloyd Doesburg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Lloyd Doesburg was a Dutch football goalkeeper. During his career he served Elinkwijk, Vitesse, Excelsior Rotterdam and AFC Ajax. He died at the age of 29, when on June 7, 1989 he was killed in ...more

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Virgall Joemankhan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Virgall Joemankhan was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he played for AFC Ajax and Cercle Brugge. He died at the age of 20, when on June 7, 1989, he was killed in the Surinam ...more

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Florian Vijent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Florian Vijent, was a Dutch-Surinamese football goalkeeper. During his career he played for Telstar. He died at the age of 27, when on 7 June 1989, he was killed in the Surinam Airways Flight ...more

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Jerry Haatrecht is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Jerry Haatrecht was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he served Cambuur Leeuwarden as well as a bunch of amateur clubs including VV Neerlandia '31. He died at the age of 28, when ...more

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Frits Goodings is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Frits Goodings was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he played for FC Utrecht and FC Wageningen. He died at the age of 25, when on 7 June 1989 he was killed in the Surinam Airways ...more

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Nick Stienstra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Nick Stienstra was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer and coach. During his playing career he played for SV Robinhood. He was killed at the age of 33 in the Surinam Airways Flight PY764 air crash in ...more

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Jurgen Themen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Jurgen Themen Jurgen Themen is a Surinamese sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres.

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Touvarno Pinas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Touvarno Pinas Suriname national football team Touvarno Pinas is a Surinamese footballer who plays as a left wingback.

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Lorenzo Wiebers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Lorenzo Wiebers Suriname national football team Lorenzo Wiebers is a footballer from Suriname who played for SV Robinhood.

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Letitia Vriesde is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Letitia Vriesde Letitia Alma Vriesde is a female former track and field athlete from Suriname, who specialised in the 800 m but was also successful over 1500 m. She is the first sportsperson from Suriname to ...more

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Giovanni Drenthe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Giovanni Drenthe Suriname national football team Giovanni Drenthe is a Surinamese footballer who currently plays for SV Excelsior . Drenthe also plays for the youth teams of the Surinamese football and is considered one of the greatest talents ...more

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Wensley Christoph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Wensley Christoph Suriname national football team Wensley Christoph is a Surinamese football player. He is capped for Suriname's national team. Christoph has played for Suriname in qualifying matches for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. In the ...more

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André Zebeda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
André Zebeda Suriname national football team André Zebeda is a Surinamese soccer player.

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Clifton Sandvliet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Suriname
Clifton Sandvliet Walking Bout Company Clifton Sandvliet is a Surinamese professional footballer in the service of Walking Boys Company. Previously he played for SV Transvaal and the National Army. Sandvliet won three top scorer ...more