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

List includes Kuo Cheng-wei, Kao Hao-chieh and more.

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

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

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Ma Chih-Hung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Ma Chih-hung is an aboriginal Taiwanese luger who has competed since 2003. The youngest competitor in men's luge at the 2006 Winter Olympics at Turin at the age of 20, he finished 28th in the ...more

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Lu Yen-hsun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Lu Yen-hsun is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. He goes by the nickname Rendy. His favorite surface is hard court, though several of his ATP Tour career highlights have come on grass ...more

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Lin Chia-sheng is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Lin Chia-sheng is a Taiwanese football player. He has played for Taipei City Bank F.C. in Taiwan.

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Lu Kun-chi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Lu Kun-chi is a Taiwanese football goalkeeper. Nicknamed Taiwanese Buffon, he is the first choice goalkeeper in the Chinese Taipei national football team.

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Chen Po-liang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chinese Taipei national football team Chen Po-liang is a professional Taiwanese footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown.

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Tsai Hsien-tang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tatung F.C. Tsai Hsien-tang, formerly known as Tsai Hui-kai, is a Taiwanese football player. He usually plays as a defender or a defensive midfielder. During his service in Tatung F.C., he was voted the ...more

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Chi Cheng is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chi Cheng, is a Taiwanese track and field athlete. She was an Olympic medalist in 1968, and was named the Associated Press Athlete of the Year for 1970.

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Chuang Chia-jung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chuang Chia-jung is a Taiwanese professional female tennis player. In the 2007 Australian Open, she reached the final of the women's doubles with her partner Chan Yung-jan, but lost in three ...more

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Chan Yung-jan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chan Yung-jan, also known as Latisha Chan, is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. She is known mainly for her success in doubles competitions, having won ten WTA Tour titles. Additionally ...more

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Chung Kuang-tien is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tatung F.C. Chung Kuang-tien is a Taiwanese football goalkeeper who currently plays for National Pei Men Senior High School football team and Tatung F.C.. He made his first national team debut in 2010 AFC ...more

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Hsu Jen-feng is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tatung F.C. Hsu Jen-feng is a Taiwanese football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Tatung F.C. He has played for the Chinese Taipei national football team and the Chinese Taipei national futsal team. In ...more

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Chen Jeng-i is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tatung F.C. Chen Jeng-i is a Taiwanese football player who currently plays for Tatung F.C. as a defender. He can play both right back and left back and was voted as one of the best defenders in 2005 league ...more

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Chiang Shih-lu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Taiwan Power Company F.C. Chiang Shih-lu is a Taiwanese football player who currently plays for Taipower as a striker. He has often been called Fast Legs of Taipower for his fast speed on the field.

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Tai Hung-hsu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tai Hung-hsu is a Taiwanese football striker. He was voted as the best youth player in the 2005 season of Taiwan National Football League. In July, 2006, Tai, at the age of 19, was reported to ...more

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Chang Wu-yeh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chinese Taipei national football team Chang Wu-yeh is a Taiwanese football manager and former player. He currently manages Taipei Physical Education College's football team.

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Cheng Yung-jen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Taiwan Power Company F.C. Cheng Yung-jen is a Taiwanese football player who as of 2008 played as a defender for Taiwan Power Company F.C. Most of the time he was the sweeper for the team. He was appointed defensive ...more

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Huang Wei-yi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tatung F.C. Huang Wei-yi is a Taiwanese football striker who currently plays for Tatung F.C.. He comes from Atayal tribe. In 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification games, he scored 3 goals, which were the only ...more

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Wu Pai-ho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chinese Taipei national under-23 football team Wu Pai-ho is a Taiwanese football player. He received the "Golden Shoe" award in the Highschool Football League 2006 season.

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Ju Wen-bin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tatung F.C. Ju Wen-bin is a Taiwanese football player and manager. As a player, Ju plays for Tatung F.C. as a defender and was voted as one of the best center backs at the 2005 league season. He was also ...more

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Chen Jiunn-ming is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Taiwan Power Company F.C. Chen Jiunn-ming is a Taiwanese football player and manager. As a player, he plays for Taiwan Power Company F.C. and Chinese Taipei national football team as an attacking midfielder. As a ...more

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Cheng Shao-chieh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Cheng Shao-Chieh is a female badminton player from Republic of China. Cheng played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics for the Republic of China as Chinese Taipei. In women's singles, she ...more

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Cheng Wen-hsing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Cheng Wen-Hsing is a female badminton player from Taiwan. Cheng competed for the Republic of China in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Chien Yu Chin. They ...more

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Chien Yu-chin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
- Chien Yu-chin is a female badminton player from Republic of China. Chien competed for Republic of China as Chinese Taipei in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with ...more

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Feng Pao-hsing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Taiwan Power Company F.C. Feng Pao-hsing is a Taiwanese football player. He currently plays for Taiwan Power Company F.C.. His usual position is defensive midfielder. He played for the Chinese Taipei national football ...more

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Chang Hao is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chang Hao is a professional Go player. He is a 9 dan Go player from China. He is China's best player of the 1990s and one of the best in the world. Growing up he was a prodigy in China, he has ...more

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Kao Hao-chieh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Tatung F.C. Kao Hao-chieh is a Taiwanese football player who currently plays for Tatung F.C. as a defender. Kao represented Chinese Taipei in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification and East Asian Cup 2005 and ...more

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Yang Chuan-Kwang is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Yang Chuan-kwang, or C.K. Yang, was an Olympic decathlete from the Republic of China. Yang attended college at UCLA where he trained and competed with team mate and Olympian Rafer Johnson.

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Wu Hui-ju is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Wu Hui-ju is an athlete from Republic of China. She competes in archery.

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Chin-Feng Chen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chin-Feng Chen is a baseball outfielder who was the first player born in Taiwan to play in Major League Baseball. Chen is a Taiwanese aborigine of Siraya tribal ancestry.

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Tu Chu-hsien is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Taiwan Power Company F.C. Tu Chu-hsien is a Taiwanese football player. He currently plays for Taiwan Power Company F.C. as a defender or midfielder. He can play both right back and left back. Since 2008, Tu has served as ...more

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Chang Ming-Huang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chang Ming-Huang Chang Ming-huang is a Taiwanese discus thrower and shot putter. He has been focusing on shot put only since 2006. He trained in National College of Physical Education during his university study ...more

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Wang Cheng-pang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Wang Cheng-pang Wang Cheng-pang (Chinese: 王正邦; pinyin: Wáng Zhèngbāng; born 12 January 1987) is a Taiwanese professional archer representing Chinese Taipei.

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Kuo Cheng-wei is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Kuo Cheng-wei Kuo Cheng-wei is a Taiwanese professional archer representing Chinese Taipei. He competed in Archery at the 2006 Asian Games and won a silver medal with the men's team consisting of himself, ...more

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Chin-hui Tsao is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chin-Hui Tsao is a Taiwanese professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He is the second major league player and the first major league pitcher from Taiwan, and like ...more

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Chuang Wei-lun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chuang Wei-lun is a Taiwanese football player who currently plays for Tatung F.C. and the Chinese Taipei national football team. He is fit either as a striker or as a midfielder. When he played ...more

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Pan Wei-lun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Pan Wei-lun is a Taiwanese professional baseball pitcher. After brief amateur career in the Taiwan Cooperative Bank baseball team he was drafted by the Uni-President Lions of the Chinese ...more

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Yang Chien-fu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Yang Chien-fu, is a Taiwanese professional baseball pitcher. After serving in the National Training Team in 2001 and 2002 he was drafted by the Sinon Bulls of the Chinese Professional Baseball ...more

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Kao Chih-kang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Kao Chih-kang, is a Taiwanese professional baseball player. After brief amateur career in the Taiwan Cooperative Bank he was drafted by the Uni-President Lions of Chinese Professional Baseball ...more

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Pan Wu-hsiung is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Pan Wu-hsiung is a Taiwanese baseball player who currently plays for Uni-President Lions of Chinese Professional Baseball League. He currently plays as an outfielder for the Lions, and has been ...more

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Chang Tai-shan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chang Tai-shan, Amis name Ati Masaw, is a Taiwanese professional baseball player. Originally drafted by the Wei Chuan Dragons in 1996, he has been playing for the Sinon Bulls since 2000 after ...more

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Chen Szu-yuan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chen Szu-yuan Chen Szu Yuan is an athlete from the Republic of China. He competes in archery.

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Chiang Peng-lung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Chiang Peng-lung Chiang Peng-Lung is a Taiwanese professional table tennis player.

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Hsu Chia-cheng is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Hsu Chia-cheng Tatung F.C.

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Shih Chih-wei is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Shih Chih-wei Shih Chih-wei is a Taiwanese baseball player for the Lamigo Monkeys. He played for the amateur Taiwan Cooperative Bank baseball team before being drafted by the La New Bears of the Chinese ...more

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Yuan Shu-chi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Taiwan
Yuan Shu-chi Yuan Shu Chi is an athlete from the Republic of China. She competes in archery.