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

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

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John Angus Rae Blain is a Scottish first-class cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman, and a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. Attaining his first cap in 1996, Blain became Scotland's ...more

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Uganda John "The Beast" Mugabi is a Ugandan former boxer and world junior middleweight champion. He was part of an exceptionally talented early 1980s' junior middleweight and middleweight ...more

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Joel Olwenyi is a Ugandan cricketer. He has represented Uganda 13 times in the ICC Trophy. In 2007 he captained his country in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament which was ...more

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Benjamin Musoke is a Ugandan cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he has played for the Uganda national cricket team since 2001. His matches include four ...more

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Junior Kwebiha is a Ugandan cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he has played for the Uganda national cricket team since 2001. His matches include three ...more

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Laurence Sematimba is a Ugandan cricketer. He is a wicketkeeper and has played 9 ICC Trophy games for Uganda.

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Nehal Bibodi Nehal Bibodi is an Indian born Ugandan cricketer. He appeared in Uganda's Intercontinental Cup campaign in 2005.

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Henry Osinde is a Ugandan-born Canadian cricketer who plays ODI cricket as a right-arm medium-fast bowler. His main achievement so far is taking three wickets against Kenya on 5 August 2006 in ...more

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Franco "Frank" Nsubuga is a Ugandan cricketer. A right-handed batsman and off spin bowler, he has played for the Uganda national cricket team since 2001. His matches include four ...more

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Kenneth Kamyuka Kenneth Kamyuka is a Ugandan born Canadian cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium. Kamyuka is regarded as being the best cricketer from Uganda and ...more

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Charles Waiswa is an Ugandan cricketer who played in the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland. He spent a short period of time in the Nottinghamshire Premier Cricket league at Killamarsh Juniors Cricket ...more

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Nandikishore Patel Nandikishore Patel, also known as Nand Kishore is an Indian-born Ugandan cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right arm medium-fast bowler, he played six matches for Uganda in the 2005 ICC ...more

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Leo Rwabwogo was a boxer from Uganda, who won a total number of two Olympic medals during his career as an amateur in the flyweight division. He did so in 1968 and 1972. As of 2008, he was the ...more

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New York Giants Mathias Kagimu Kiwanuka is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He was originally drafted 32nd overall in the 2006 NFL draft. He played college football at Boston College. He ...more

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Diaz Kambere is a Ugandan-born Canadian footballer. He currently plays for Africa United FC in the Multicultural Soccer League of British Columbia.

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Samuel Walusimbi is a former East African cricketer. He played three One day Internationals in the 1975 World Cup.

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Jitendra Motibhai Patel is a Ugandan-born former cricketer for Canada. He played three One Day Internationals in the 1979 World Cup, as well as appearing for the country in the 1979 ICC Trophy ...more

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Aggrey Siryoyi Awori is a Ugandan economist and politician and a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement party. He was the Minister for Information & Communications Technology in ...more

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John Akii-Bua was a Ugandan hurdler and the first Olympic champion from his country.

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Brian Umony Uganda national football team Brian Umony is a Ugandan footballer who is currently playing for Kampala City Council FC. Since 2009 he has also been a regular member of the Uganda national football team. He is widely ...more

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Henry Kalungi Uganda national football team Henry Kalungi is a Ugandan footballer who currently plays for Richmond Kickers in the USL Professional Division.

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Denis Onyango Uganda national football team Denis Onyango is a Ugandan footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda as a goalkeeper. On 8 July 2010, he was released by his club SuperSport ...more

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Mike Sserumaga Saint-George SA Michael Sserumaga is a Ugandan football player, who currently plays for Lweza FC.

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Hassan Wasswa Kayseri Erciyesspor Hassan Wasswa is a Ugandan footballer, who plays for Kampala City.

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Tony Mawejje Golden Arrows Anthony Mawejje Jr. is a Ugandan football midfielder

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Andrew Mwesigwa FC Ordabasy Andrew Mwesigwa is a Ugandan international footballer who most recently played professionally for Kazakh side FC Ordabasy, as a defender.

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Kassim Ouma is a Ugandan boxer. He is currently the North American Boxing Association middleweight champion.

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Red Bull Salzburg Ibrahim Sekagya is a retired Ugandan footballer.

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Simeon Masaba Uganda Revenue Authority SC Simeon Masaba is a Ugandan footballer who plays for Ugandan Premier League club Uganda Revenue Authority SC as a defender.

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Heart of Midlothian F.C. David Obua is a Ugandan footballer who most recently played as a Midfielder for Scottish Premier League club Hearts and the Uganda national team. Having arrived at Hearts as a left wing-back, ...more

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Godfrey Walusimbi Bunamwaya SC Godfrey Walusimbi is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays for Gor Mahia in the Kenyan Premier League. He is a left back however he has been played in a number of positions by Bobby ...more

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Geofrey Massa Itesalat Geofrey Massa is a Ugandan footballer, who currently plays for the Premier Soccer League side University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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Savio Nsereko Brescia Calcio Savio Magala Nsereko, more commonly known as Savio, is a Ugandan-born German footballer who currently plays for Beroe Stara Zagora in the Bulgarian A Football Group. He can play as a striker, or ...more

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Emmanuel Okwi Simba SC Emmanuel Arnold Okwi is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Simba SC in Tanzania and the Uganda national football team.

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Geoffrey Sserunkuma Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama Geoffrey Sserunkuma is a Ugandan international footballer who plays for South African National First Division club Vasco da Gama.

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Moses Ndiema Kipsiro is a Ugandan long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 metres. He was the bronze medallist in the event at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics. He represented ...more

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Joseph Kizito FK Vojvodina Joseph Nestroy Kizito is a Ugandan international football defender, who play for SC Victoria University.

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Ayub Kalule is a retired boxer from Uganda, who first came to prominence when he won the Amateur World Welterweight Title at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in Havana, Cuba. He turned ...more

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Julius Achon Julius Achon is a Ugandan retired middle distance runner who specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. Achon currently holds the 800m American Collegiate Record with a time of 1:44.55 set ...more

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Hamis Kiiza Hamis "Diego" Kiiza is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays for Young Africans S.C in the Vodacom Premier League

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Kato E. Serwanga is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, Sacramento State University and the University of ...more

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Cornelius Boza Edwards was a Ugandan boxer in the Lightweight division and the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion. Edwards emigrated from Uganda to England, where he lived for a long ...more

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Joel Kitamirike Chelmsford City F.C. Joel Kitamirike is a Ugandan-born football player, who moved to England as a child and has British citizenship. He played for Football League One club Brentford during the 2003–04 season and for ...more

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Dorcus Inzikuru Dorcus Inzikuru is a Ugandan track and field athlete, competing in the steeplechase. She won the inaugural world title in women's 3000 m steeplechase, as well as the first Commonwealth title in ...more

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Wasswa Serwanga is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League and Arena Football League. He played one season for the San Francisco 49ers and two for the Minnesota ...more

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Alex Malinga is an Ugandan marathon runner. He was born in Kapchorwa. He finished sixth at the 2005 World Championships, in a national record of 2:12:12 hours. He also competed at the 2000 ...more

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Eugene Sseppuya Andrew Eugene Sseppuya is a Ugandan football striker whose last known club was Istiklol Dushanbe. Sseppuya is an international for the Uganda national team.

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Tony Odur Brabrand IF Tony Odur is a Ugandan football player who currently plays for KCCA FC in Uganda. Odur has also made appearances for the Uganda national football team.In March 2010 Odur scored a memorable ...more

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Owen Kasule Owen Kasule is a Ugandan footballer who plays for Hoang Anh Gia Lai F.C. in the Vietnamese Super League and is also the central midfielder for the National Team.

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Ivan Bukenya Ivan Bukenya is a Ugandan professional footballer who currently plays for Kaizer Chiefs in the South African Premier Soccer League.