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Famous Athletes from Switzerland

Updated June 14, 2019 28.8k views1.4k items

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

Items here include everything from Christina Gilli-Brügger to Thomas Häberli.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Switzerland in order to get more information about each one.
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    Fabian Cancellara (born 18 March 1981), nicknamed "Spartacus", is a Swiss former professional...  more
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    Martina Hingis (German pronunciation: [marˈtiːna ˈhɪŋɡɪs]; born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss...  more

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    Mladen Petrić

    Borussia Dortmund
    Mladen Petrić (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈmladɛn ˈpɛːtrit͡ɕ]; born 1 January 1981) is a retired...  more
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    Olivia Nobs (born 18 November 1982 in La Chaux-de-Fonds) is a Swiss snowboarder. Nobs captured...  more
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    Evelyne Leu (born 7 July 1976) is a former Swiss freestyle skier. She won a Gold medal in...  more
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    Stanislas Wawrinka (French: [stanislas vavʁiŋka] born 28 March 1985) is a Swiss professional...  more
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    Martina Kocher (born 14 March 1985 in Biel/Bienne) is a Swiss former luger who competed...  more
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    Tanja Frieden (born 6 February 1976, in Bern) is a Swiss snowboarder. She won a gold medal in...  more
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    Seraina Boner is a cross-country skier....  more
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    Jan Andreas Schmid (born 24 November 1983) is a Norwegian nordic combined skier, of Swiss...  more
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    Mirjam Ott (born 27 January 1972 in Bern, Switzerland) is a retired Swiss curler who lives in...  more
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    Simon "Simi" Ammann (; born 25 June 1981) is a Swiss ski jumper. He is one of the most...  more
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    Maya Pedersen-Bieri (born 27 November 1972 in Spiez) is a Swiss-Norwegian skeleton racer who...  more
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    Sarah Meier (born 4 May 1984) is a Swiss former figure skater. She is the 2011 European...  more
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    Michael ("Mike") Schmid (born 18 March 1984) is a Swiss freestyle skier who specializes in the...  more
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    Valeria Spälty (born 24 June 1983 in Glarus) is a Swiss curler. Spälty started curling in...  more
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    Sandy Jeannin (born February 28, 1976 in Les Bayards, Switzerland) is a Swiss former...  more
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    Johan Djourou

    Arsenal F.C.
    Danon Issouf Johannes Djourou Gbadjere (pronounced [dʒuʁu]; born 18 January 1987), more...  more
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    Mirka Federer

    Miroslava "Mirka" Federer (born Miroslava Vavrincová on 1 April 1978, later Miroslava...  more
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    Martina Schild (born 26 October 1981 in Brienz) is a Swiss alpine skier competing in downhill...  more
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    Mellie Francon (born 24 January 1982 in La Chaux-de-Fonds) is a Swiss snowboarder. Francon is...  more
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    Seraina Mischol (born 1 December 1981) is a Swiss skier competing in cross country skiing....  more
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    Patty Schnyder (born 14 December 1978) is a Swiss retired tennis player. A former top 10...  more