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Famous Athletes from Uganda

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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of athletes in it, like Samuel Walusimbi and Abubaker Tabula.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Uganda in order to get more information about each one.
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    John Blain may refer to: John Blain (cricketer) (born 1979), Scottish cricketer John Blain...  more
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    John Mugabi (born 4 March 1960) is a Ugandan former professional boxer who competed from 1980...  more
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    Joel Olwenyi (born 28 August 1980 in Kampala) is a Ugandan cricketer. He has represented...  more
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    Benjamin Musoke (born 23 October 1976 in Kampala, Uganda) is a Ugandan cricketer. A...  more
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    Junior Kwebiha (born 7 January 1981 in Kampala, Uganda) is a Ugandan cricketer. A right-handed...  more
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    Laurence Sematimba (born June 28, 1982 in Kampala) is a Ugandan cricketer. He is a...  more
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    Nehal Bibodi

    Nehal Bibodi (born March 18, 1971 in Gujarat) is an Indian born Ugandan cricketer. He appeared...  more
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    Henry Osinde (born 17 October 1978) is a Ugandan-born Canadian cricketer who plays ODI cricket...  more
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    Franco "Frank" Nsubuga (born 28 August 1980 in Uganda) is a Ugandan cricketer. A right-handed...  more
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    Kenneth Kamyuka

    Kenneth Kamyuka (born December 5, 1981 in Jinja, Uganda) is a Ugandan born Canadian cricketer....  more
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    Charles Waiswa (born 29 September 1982) is an Ugandan cricketer who played in the 2005 ICC...  more
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    Nandikishore Patel

    Nandikishore Patel, also known as Nand Kishore (born Sukhpar-roha, village of Kutch district,...  more
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    Leo Rwabwogo (June 3, 1949 – January 14, 2009) was a boxer from Uganda, who won two Olympic...  more
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    Mathias Kiwanuka

    New York Giants
    Mathias Kagimu Kiwanuka (born March 8, 1983) is a former American football defensive end. He...  more
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    Diaz Kambere is a Ugandan-born Canadian footballer. He currently plays for Africa United FC in...  more
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    Samuel Walusimbi (born 1948) is a former cricketer from Uganda. He played three One Day...  more
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    Jitendra Motibhai Patel (born 26 November 1945) is a Ugandan-born former cricketer for Canada....  more
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    Aggrey Siryoyi Awori (born 23 February 1939) is a Ugandan economist and politician who was...  more
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    John Akii-Bua (3 December 1949 – 20 June 1997) was a Ugandan hurdler and the first Olympic...  more
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    Brian Umony

    Uganda national football team
    Brian Umony (born 12 December 1988 in Jinja, Uganda) is a Ugandan footballer who plays for...  more
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    Henry Kalungi

    Uganda national football team
    Henry Kalungi (born November 25, 1987 in Kampala) is a Ugandan footballer....  more
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    Denis Onyango

    Uganda national football team
    Denis Onyango (born 15 May 1985) is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays for South...  more
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    Mike Sserumaga

    Saint-George SA
    Michael Sserumaga (born 3 August 1989 in Kampala) is a Ugandan football player, who plays for...  more
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    Hassan Wasswa

    Kayseri Erciyesspor
    Hassan Mawanda Wasswa (born February 14, 1988) is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays...  more
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    Tony Mawejje

    Golden Arrows
    Anthony Mawejje Jr. (born 15 December 1990) is a Ugandan international footballer who plays as...  more