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Famous Athletes from Ukraine

Updated June 14, 2019 16.5k views865 items

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, like Serhiy Rybalka and Ihor Bazhan.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Ukraine in order to get more information about each one.
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  • 1
    Sergei Bubka is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Serhiy Nazarovych Bubka (Ukrainian: Сергій Назарович Бубка, born 4 December 1963) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Valentina Fedyushina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Valentina Fedjuschina (born 10 February 1965 in Moscow) is a retired Austrian shot putter. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Oksana Grishuk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Oksana (Pasha) Vladimirovna Grishuk (Russian: Оксана (Паша) Владимировна Грищук; born March... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Yuriy Kalitvintsev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine

    Yuriy Kalitvintsev

    FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv

    BirthplaceVolgograd, Russia

    NationalityUkraine, Russia

    PositionMidfielder

    Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalitvintsev (Ukrainian: Юрій Миколайович Калитвинцев, Russian: Ю́рий... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Nataliya Rusnachenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Nataliya Rusnachenko (Ukrainian: Наталія Русначенко, born 13 May 1969) is a Ukrainian former... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Serhiy Kandaurov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Serhiy Viktorovych Kandaurov (Ukrainian: Сергі́й Ві́кторович Кандау́ров; born 2 February 1972)... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Viktor Leonenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Viktor Yevhenovych Leonenko (Ukrainian: Ві́ктор Євге́нович Лео́ненко; Russian: Виктор... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Alona Bondarenko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Alona Volodymyrivna Bondarenko Dyachok (Ukrainian: Альона Володимирівна Бондаренко, born 13... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Kateryna Bondarenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine

    Kateryna Bondarenko

    Kateryna Volodymyrivna Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Катерина Володимирівна Бондаренко; born 8 August... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Tatiana Volosozhar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Tatiana Andreyеvna Volosozhar (Russian: Татья́на Андре́евна Волосожа́р, Ukrainian: Тетяна... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Wladimir Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Vladimir Vladimirovitsch Klitschko (born 25 March 1976) is a Ukrainian former professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Valj Semerenko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Valentyna Oleksandrivna Semerenko, known also as Valya Semerenko and featuring in statistics... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Lilia Vaygina-Efremova is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Lilia Vaygina-Efremova (born April 15, 1977 in Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Soviet Union) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Yana Klochkova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Yana Oleksandrivna Klochkova (Ukrainian: Яна Олександрівна Клочкова; born 7 August 1982 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Nataliya Dobrynska is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Nataliya Dobrynska (Ukrainian: Наталя Добринська) (born 29 May 1982 in Yakushyntsi, Vinnytsia... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Iryna Merleni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Iryna Oleksiyivna Merleni (Ukrainian: Ірина Олексіївна Мерлені), née Melnyk (Мельник), married... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Leonard Krupnik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine

    Leonard Krupnik

    New York Red Bulls

    BirthplaceKhmelnytskyi, Ukraine

    NationalityUnited States of America,Soviet Union,Israel,Ukraine

    PositionDefender

    Leonid "Leo" Krupnik (Ukrainian: Леонід Крупнік, Russian: Леонид Крупник, Hebrew: ליאוניד... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Evgeni Aldonin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine

    Evgeni Aldonin

    PFC CSKA Moscow

    BirthplaceAlupka, Ukraine

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    PositionMidfielder

    Evgeni Valerievich Aldonin (Russian: Евгений Валерьевич Алдонин; born 22 January 1980) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Yozhef Sabo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine

    Yozhef Sabo

    FC Dynamo Kyiv

    BirthplaceUzhhorod, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine, Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary, Soviet Union

    PositionMidfielder

    Yozhef Yozhefovich Sabo (Ukrainian: Йожеф Йожефович Сабо; Hungarian: Szabó József; born 29... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Nadiya  Didenko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
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  • 21
    Marian Pahars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine

    Marian Pahars

    FK Jūrmala

    BirthplaceChornobai

    NationalityUkraine, Latvia

    PositionForward

    Marians Pahars (born 5 August 1976) is a Latvian former footballer and manager.He spent most... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Taras Stepanenko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine

    Taras Stepanenko

    FC Metalurh Zaporizhya

    BirthplaceDonetsk Oblast, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

    PositionMidfielder

    Taras Mykolayovych Stepanenko (Ukrainian: Тарас Миколайович Степаненко; born 8 August 1989) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Oleksiy Oleksandrovych Mykhaylychenko (Ukrainian: Олексій Олександрович Михайличенко; born... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Olena Antonova is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Olena Anatolyevna Antonova (Ukrainian: Олена Анатольевна Антонова; born 16 June 1972) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Tatiana Perebiynis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Ukraine
    Tatiana Yurevna Perebiynis (Ukrainian: Тетяна Юріївна Перебийніс; born 15 December 1982) is a... more on Wikipedia
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