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

This list is made up of many different athletes, including Eddie Anaclet and Juma Ikangaa.

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

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

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Futebol Clube Onze Bravos do Maqui Said Maulidi Kalukula is a Tanzanian-Congolese football striker currently playing for Onze Bravos.

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Rayon Sport Hadji Mberwa Musoni is a Tanzanian footballer. He currently plays for the JKT Ruvu Stars.

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Houston Rockets Hasheem Thabeet is a Tanzanian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Connecticut before ...more

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Filbert Bayi Filbert Bayi Sanka is a former Tanzanian middle-distance runner of the 1970s who set the world records for 1500 metres in 1974 and the mile in 1975. He is still the 1500 m Commonwealth Games ...more

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Suleiman Nyambui is a former track athlete from Tanzania who specialized in various long-distance disciplines. Nyambui won the bronze medal at the 1978 All-Africa Games, the silver medal in 5000 ...more

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Tanzania national football team Nizar Khalfan is a Tanzanian footballer who currently plays for Young Africans SC in the Tanzanian Premier League.

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Juma Jabu Simba SC Juma Jabu is a Tanzanian footballer. He plays club football for Simba SC, and international football for the Tanzania national football team.

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Mrisho Ngasa Azam FC Mrisho Khalfani Ngasa is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Young Africans and is also a member of the Tanzania national team.

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Nadir Haroub Young Africans FC Nadir Haroub Ali, also known by his nickname Cannavaro is Zanzibari footballer who currently plays for the club Young Africans FC. His nickname is in reference to the way he plays the game as a ...more

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Shadrack Nsajigwa Tanzania national football team Shadrack Nsajigwa is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Young Africans FC and international football for Tanzania.

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Athuman Idd Athuman Idd Chuji is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Young Africans FC and international football for Tanzania.

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Erasto Nyoni Erasto Edward Nyoni is a Tanzanian footballer who currently plays for the Tanzanian club Azam FC and the Tanzania national team

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Samson Ramadhani Samson Ramadhani Nyonyi is a Tanzanian marathon runner. He was the gold medalist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games that took place in Melbourne, Australia with the result at 2:11:29. In 2003 he ...more

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Haruna Moshi Shabani is a Tanzanian footballer. He currently plays for Simba SC based in Dar es salaam

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Zakia Mrisho Mohamed is a Tanzanian long distance runner who specialises in track and road running. She represented her country in the 5000 metres at the 2008 Olympic Games. Born in Singida, She ...more

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Stevenage Borough F.C. Edward Bahati Obara "Eddie" Odhiambo-Anaclet is a Tanzanian semi-professional footballer who plays for Brackley Town as a right-back. Odhiambo began his career as a schoolboy with ...more

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Juma Ikangaa Juma Ikangaa is a marathon runner from Tanzania, a sentimental favorite in Boston after finishing second three years in a row at the Boston Marathon from 1988-1990. A great trainer, Ikangaa said ...more

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Danny Mrwanda is a Tanzanian international footballer who plays as a striker for Vietnamese club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai.

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Hussein Javu Tanzania national football team Hussein Javu is a Tanzanian Soccer Player.

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Shaban Nditi Tanzania national football team Shaban Nditi is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Mtibwa Sugar FC and international football for Tanzania.

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John Nada Saya was a Tanzanian long-distance runner. Nada died in Arusha, Tanzania sometime between August 4/5, 2011. The cause of his death is not known at this time. He finished fifteenth in ...more

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Thomas Ulimwengu Thomas Emanuel Ulimwengu is a Tanzanian football striker who plays for African Champions TP Mazembe in Democratic Republic of Congo. He plays international football for Tanzania, the Tanzanian ...more

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Amir Maftah is a Tanzanian footballer. A left back, he currently plays club football for Simba Sports Club. He is also a member of the Tanzania national football team. On May 18, 2010, Young ...more

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Henry Joseph Shindika Henry Joseph Shindika is a Tanzanian footballer. He currently plays for Kongsvinger.

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Renatus Boniface Njohole Renatus Boniface Njohole is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for FC Bavois.

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Ivo Mapunda Ivo Philip Mapunda is a Tanzanian football goalkeeper who plays for Simba SC.

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Zebedayo Bayo is a Tanzanian long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. He won the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in the Hague in 2000.

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John Stephen Akhwari John Stephen Akhwari is a Tanzanian former marathon runner. He represented Tanzania in the marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

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John Yuda Msuri is a Tanzanian long-distance runner.

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Rashid Chidi Gumbo Rashid Chidi Gumbo is a Tanzanian football midfield who plays for Young Africans S.C..

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Fredy Mbuna Fredy Mbuna is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Young Africans FC.

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Dickson Marwa Mkami is a Tanzanian long-distance runner. He competes in both track and road running. He represented Tanzania at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Olympic Games. He is the ...more

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Gidamis Shahanga is a retired Tanzanian long-distance runner who specialized in the 10,000 metres and the marathon race.

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Zakariah Barie is a retired Tanzanian long-distance runner who specialized in the 10,000 metres. He won the silver medal at the 1982 Commonwealth Games, finished thirteenth at the 1984 Olympic ...more

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Jerson Tegete Jerson Tegete is a Tanzanian footballer who currently plays for Young Africans S.C. and the Tanzania national football team. He appeared in 2 of the 3 qualification matches for the 2010 FIFA ...more

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Amani Peter Kyata is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Moro United and the Tanzania Soccer Academy. He plays international football for Tanzania and the Tanzania U-20 National

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Restituta Joseph Kemi is a Tanzanian long-distance runner. She twice carried the flag for Tanzania at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics: in 2000 and 2004. She was the 1997 and 1999 ...more

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Samwel Mwera Samwel Mwera is a Tanzanian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 and 1500 metres. He was born in Musoma.

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Agapius Masong is a former long-distance runner from Tanzania, who represented his native country in the men's marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics. There he finished in 21st position, clocking ...more

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Simon Robert Naali Simon Robert Naali was a Tanzanian marathon runner. He finished eleventh at the 1993 World Championships in 2:19:30 hours. In addition he won the bronze medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. He ...more

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Boay Akonay is a retired Tanzanian long-distance runner who won the bronze medal at the 1992 World Half Marathon Championships.

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John Burra John Burra is a retired long-distance runner from Tanzania, who won the 1987 edition of Amsterdam Marathon, clocking 2:12:40 on May 10, 1987. He twice represented his native country in the ...more

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Salum Swedi Salum Swedi is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Azam FC. On 19 February 2010 he has announced his retirement from international football.

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Ikaji Salum Ikaji Salum is a retired Tanzanian long-distance runner. He participated in 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In the marathon he finished sixteenth at the 1995 World ...more

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Martin Kolikoli Martin Kolikoli, also known as Martin Ndunguru, is a Tanzanian professional basketball player for Pazi Basketball Team in Tanzania. He is 6'2" tall and weighs 189 lbs. Martin has grown up ...more

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Kelvin Yondan Simba SC Kelvin Yondan is a Tanzanian football defender. He currently plays at the club level for Young Africans SC. Yondan is also a member of the Tanzania national football team.