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

List ranges from Tatree Seeha to Chukiat Noosarung, plus much more.

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

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

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Tamarine Tanasugarn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Tamarine Tanasugarn is a professional Thai tennis player. She was born in Los Angeles, United States, and turned professional in 1994. She has been in the top 20 in both singles and doubles. ...more

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Udomporn Polsak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Udomporn Polsak is a Thai weightlifter. Udomporn Polsak was born in Nakhon Ratchasima. She graduated from the Bangkok College of Physical Education. She won a silver medal in combined lifts at ...more

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Khaosai Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Khaosai Galaxy is a former professional Thai super flyweight boxer and Muaythai kickboxer. Khaosai defended his WBA world title 19 times in seven years, winning 16 of his title fights by ...more

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Pawina Thongsuk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Pawina Thongsuk is a Thai weightlifter. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens she won an Olympic gold medal, with 122.5 kg snatching and 272.5 kg total in the 75 kg category. In 2005, she won ...more

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Wandee Kameaim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Wandee Kameaim Wandee Kameaim is a Thai weightlifter. At the 2002 World Championships she won the silver medal in the 58 kg category, with 212.5 kg in total. She competed in the women's 58 kg at the 2004 ...more

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Khassaraporn Suta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Khassaraporn Suta Khassaraporn Suta is a Thai weightlifter who competed in the women's 58 kg at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal with 210.0 kg in total.

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Aree Wiratthaworn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Aree Wiratthaworn is a Thai weightlifter. She competed in the women's 48 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal with 200.0 kg in total. At the 2005 World Weightlifting ...more

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Samart Payakaroon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Samart Payakaroon, real name Samart Tiptarmai, is a Muay Thai boxer. He is considered by many to be the greatest Muay Thai boxer of all time, becoming a world champion in both Muay thai and in

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Trecia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Trecia Roberts Trecia Roberts is a Thai 100 metres hurdles. She was born to a Thai mother and an African-American father. She competed for the United States up to and including the 1999 indoor season, but ...more

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Jetsada Jitsawad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Jetsada Jitsawad BEC Tero Sasana Jetsada Jitsawad is a Thai footballer. He has played for Thailand Premier League side Thailand Tobacco Monopoly FC from 2001 until 2008 when he decided to join Thailand Division 1 League 2008 ...more

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Nicha Lertpitaksinchai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Nicha "Eve" Lertpitaksinchai is a professional Thai tennis player. Lertpitaksinchai has a career high WTA singles ranking of 306 achieved on 17 February 2014. She also has a career ...more

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Pichitphong Choeichiu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Pichitphong Choeichiu Muangthong United F.C. Pichitphong Choeichiu is a Thai footballer playing as a central midfielder for a Thai Premier League club, Chiangrai United. He is also a regular member of Thailand national football team, ...more

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Suchao Nuchnum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Suchao Nuchnum Provincial Electricity FC Suchao Nuchnum is a Thai footballer playing as a winger or an attacking midfielder for a Thai Premier League club, Buriram United and is also a regular member of Thailand national football

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Juttaporn Krasaeyan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Juttaporn Krasaeyan Juttaporn Krasaeyan is a Thai shot putter. She previously competed for China, where she was born, under the name Wu Xianchun. Her personal best throw is 19.43 metres, achieved in May 1995 in ...more

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Kawin Thamsatchanan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Kawin Thamsatchanan Muangthong United F.C. Kawin Thamsatchanan is a Thai footballer who plays for Muangthong United as a goalkeeper. He has represented his country at U-23 and main level respectively. Kawin's nickname is "Flying ...more

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Teeratep Winothai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Teeratep Winothai BEC Tero Sasana Teeratep Winothai, nicknamed Leesaw is a Thai footballer playing as a striker or a winger for a Thai Premier League club Police United. He previously spent his youth career with England's ...more

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Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakoo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Thailand national football team Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool or formerly Kosin Hathairattanakool is a Thai footballer playing as a goalkeeper for Thai Premier League club Chonburi and the Thailand national team.

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Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Pone Kingpetch, a.k.a. Mana Seedokbuab was a professional Thai boxer and three time world flyweight champion. He became Thailand's first world boxing champion on April 16, 1960 when he defeated ...more

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Niweat Siriwong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Niweat Siriwong Thailand national football team Niweat Siriwong is a Thai footballer. He currently plays for Thai Premier League side Chonburi. Niweat is a vastly experienced player and has played overseas in Singapore and Vietnam during his ...more

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Jirawat Makarom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Jirawat Makarom Provincial Electricity FC Jirawat Makarom is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thailand Premier League clubside BEC Tero Sasana.

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Chatree Chimtalay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Chatree Chimtalay Bangkok Glass FC Chatree Chimtalay is a Thai professional footballer. He currently plays for Bangkok Glass in the Thai Premier League.

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Suree Sukha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Suree Sukha Manchester City F.C. Suree Sukha is a Thai footballer who plays for Buriram United as a right back and right midfielder.

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Sutee Suksomkit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Sutee Suksomkit Thailand national football team Sutee Suksomkit is a Thai footballer playing for a Thai Premier League club, Suphanburi Sutee or nicknamed "Bird" is one of the most famous Thai footballer during the last decade ...more

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Sivaruck Tedsungnoen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Sivaruck Tedsungnoen Provincial Electricity FC Siwarak Tedsungnoen is a Thai footballer. He is currently plays for Buriram United in the Thai Premier League

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Teerasil Dangda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Teerasil Dangda Muangthong United F.C. Teerasil Dangda is a Thai professional footballer who plays for Muangthong United and the Thailand national team as a forward.

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Jakkraphan Kaewprom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Jakkraphan Kaewprom Provincial Electricity FC Jakkraphan Kaewprom is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thailand Premier League clubside Buriram United

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Piyachart Tamaphan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Piyachart Tamaphan Muangthong United F.C. Piyachart Tamaphan is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thai Premier League clubside Bangkok Glass.

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Suttinan Phuk-hom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Suttinan Phuk-hom Chonburi FC Suttinan Phuk-hom is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thailand Premier League clubside Chonburi.

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Therdsak Chaiman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Therdsak Chaiman Singapore Armed Forces Football Club Therdsak Chaiman nicknamed Pop, Uncle Therd is a Thai footballer who plays for Chonburi. Therdsak is a free kick specialist and can shoot with both feet.

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Piyapong Pue-On is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Nakhon Pathom FC Squadron Leader Piyapong Pue-on is a retired Thai football player and played as a striker. He is the most well-known football player in Thailand, and as such, he is considered the national ...more

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Datsakorn Thonglao is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Datsakorn Thonglao is a Thai footballer playing as an attacking midfielder for Thai Premier League club Muangthong United and is a regular member of Thailand national football team. He was known ...more

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Eagle Kyowa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
"Eagle" Den Junlaphan a.k.a. Eagle Kyowa is a professional boxer in the strawweight division. He won the WBC strawweight title on January 10, 2004, by defeating José Antonio ...more

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Jamie Waite is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Jamie Waite Harlow Town F.C. Jamie Waite is a Thai professional football goalkeeper. He has represented Thailand at full international level.

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Chartchai Chionoi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Chartchai Chionoi a.k.a. Chartchai Laemfapha is a former professional Thai boxer and WBC World champion in Flyweight division.

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Kiatisuk Senamuang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Thailand national football team Police Lieutenant Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang is a Thai football manager and a former footballer who played between 1989 and October 2007. He played as a striker and scored 251 goals ...more

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Surat Sukha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Surat Sukha Surat Sukha, born July 27, 1982 is a Thai international footballer who plays for Buriram United.

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Chayapat Kitpongsritada is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Chayapat Kitpongsritada Thailand national football team Chayaphat Kitpongsrithada or formerly Anucha Kitpongsri is a Thai footballer. He currently plays for Thai Premier League side BEC Tero Sasana. He played for BEC Tero Sasana in the ASEAN Club ...more

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Arthit Sunthornpit is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Arthit Sunthornphit is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thai Premier League clubside Chainat Hornbill. Arthit is left-footed and is a free kick specialist.

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Ekaphan Inthasen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Ekaphan Inthasen BEC Tero Sasana Ekaphan Inthasen is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thai Premier League clubside Osotspa. He previously played for two other clubsides in Thailand and Vietnam. He won the Thailand Premier League ...more

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Nattaporn Phanrit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Nattaporn Phanrit Nattaporn Phanrit is a Thai footballer playing as a central defender or a left back for a Thai Division 1 League side Pattaya United. He initially played as a left back but moved inside to more ...more

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Cholratit Jantakam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Cholratit Jantakam Cholratit Jantakam is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thailand Premier League clubside Chonburi. He played for Chonburi FC in the 2008 AFC Champions League group stages.

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Danai Udomchoke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Danai Udomchoke Danai Udomchoke is a professional tennis player from Thailand. He was born in Bangkok, where he still resides. Udomchoke turned professional in 1997, and is coached by Jan Stoce. He is sponsored ...more

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Witthaya Hloagune is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Witthaya Hloagune S.C. Tottori Witthaya Hloagune or Witthaya Laohakul previously nicknamed "Heng" is a football former midfielder and current manager from Thailand. He is the first Thai footballer who played for a ...more

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Sarayuth Chaikamdee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Sarayuth Chaikamdee Sarayuth Chaikamdee is a Thai footballer. He plays for Thai Division 1 League clubside Air Force Central F.C.. He previously played for Pisico Bình Định F.C. in the V-League. He is a ...more

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Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai Sityodtong a.k.a. Yodsanan 3-K Battery, is a professional Thai boxer in light welterweight division. Yodsanan currently fights out of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in ...more

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Sompob Nilwong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Sompob Nilwong Thailand national football team Sompob Nilwong is a Thai footballer. He currently plays for Thailand Premier League side Chainat Hornbill. He is the older brother of Ratchaburi player, Yai Nilwong.

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Sirimongkol Singwangcha is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Sirimongkol Singwangcha is a professional light welterweight Thai boxer and kickboxer fighting out of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. He has won world titles in two weight divisions. His career ...more

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Pipat Thonkanya is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Pipat Thonkanya Provincial Electricity FC Pipat Thonkanya born 4 January 1979 as Anon Thonkanya, in Udonthani, is a Thai football player. He is a Forward and currently plays for Phuket in the Thai Division 1 League. In 2009. He was a ...more

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Adul Lahso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Adul Lahso Chonburi FC Adul Lahso is a Thai football player who currently plays for Thai Premier League side Chonburi.

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Suchanun Viratprasert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Thailand
Suchanun Viratprasert Suchanun Viratprasert is a female Thai tennis player. Her career high WTA singles ranking is 172, which she reached on August 9, 2004. Her career high doubles ranking is 357, set at February 9,