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

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Marina Aganina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Marina Andreevna Aganina is an Uzbekistani pair skater. She competes with Dmitry Zobnin. She previously competed with Artem Knyazev. With him, she is the 2004-2005 Uzbekistani national champions ...more

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Ekaterina Khilko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Ekaterina Khilko is a trampoline gymnast from Uzbekistan. She won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, having previously finished in fourth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She also ...more

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Anastasia Gimazetdinova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Anastasia Dmitrievna Gimazetdinova is an Uzbekistani figure skater. She is the 2008 Asian Trophy champion and a three-time Uzbekistani national champion. At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, she ...more

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Andrey Akopyants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
FC Spartak Nizhny Novgorod Andrey Akopyants is an Uzbekistani football midfielder of Armenian descent. He last played for Neftchi Farg'ona.

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Akgul Amanmuradova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Akgul Charievna Amanmuradova is a professional female tennis player from Uzbekistan. In 2005, she reached her first-ever WTA singles final at the Tashkent Open, held in the capital of her home ...more

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Anastasiya Juravleva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Anastasiya Juravleva is a Uzbekistani triple jumper and long jumper.

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Sabina Sharipova is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Sabina Sharipova is an Uzbekistani tennis player. Sharipova has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 3 November 2014, she reached her best singles ranking ...more

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Abdullo Tangriev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Abdullo Tangriev is an Uzbek judoka. He won a silver medal in the +100 kg category of the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Victor Karpenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Victor Karpenko Victor Aleksandrovich Karpenko is an Uzbekistani professional football midfielder who currently plays for Shurtan Guzar in the Uzbek League. He usually plays as a defensive midfielder, but in ...more

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Albina Khabibulina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Albina Khabibulina Albina Khabibulina is a professional Uzbekistani tennis player and member of the Uzbekistan Fed Cup team. On 4 July 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 492 whilst her best ...more

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Ilyos Zeytulayev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Pescara Calcio Ilyos Zeytulayev is an Uzbek footballer who plays for HNK Gorica in Croatian 2. HNL, on a loan from Serie A side Torino F.C.. Zeytulayev has spent most of his career in Serie B and Lega Pro ...more

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Andrey Abduvaliyev is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Andrey Hakimovich Abduvaliyev is a former Soviet, Tajikistani, and Uzbekistani hammer thrower. He won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics while representing the Unified Team. After ...more

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Jafar Irismetov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Liaoning FC Jafar Irismetov is an former Uzbekistan footballer and coach.

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Zhasur Narzikulov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Zhasur Narzikulov is a Kazakhstani football goalkeeper who plays for FC Atyrau. He was previously known as Zhasulan Dekkhanov and was suspended from playing football in Kazakhstan for some

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Anton Fokin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Anton Viktorovich Fokin is an Uzbek artistic gymnast. He won the bronze medal on the Parallel Bars at the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. He represented Uzbekistan at the 2008 ...more

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Server Djeparov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Server Djeparov Server Djeparov is an Uzbekistani professional football midfielder who currently plays for Ulsan Hyundai. He has won the Asian Footballer of the Year award twice, first in 2008 and the other in

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Nikolay Shirshov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Nikolay Shirshov Nikolay Shirshov is an Uzbekistani football midfielder.

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Ruslan Chagaev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Ruslan Chagaev Ruslan Chagaev born 19 October 1978 in Andijan, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union is the current WBA heavyweight champion. As an amateur boxer, he has won the Asian and World Championships in the ...more

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Spartak Murtazayev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Spartak Murtazayev Spartak Murtazayev is a Uzbekistan footballer currently playing for Kazakhstan Super League club FC Atyrau as a defender. He was a member of the national team.

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Vladimir Radkevich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Vladimir Radkevich Vladimir Radkevich is a Russian-Uzbekistani footballer who is currently playing for FK Neftchi Farg'ona. Radkevich previously played for FC Rotor Volgograd in Russian Premier League as well as ...more

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Yevgeni Safonov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Yevgeni Safonov Yevgeni Safonov is a Uzbekistani professional footballer currently playing for FC Megasport as a goalkeeper. He is a member of the national team, and has played 26 matches since his debut in ...more

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Vasiliy Sokov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Vasiliy Sokov Vasiliy Dmitryevich Sokov is a retired triple jumper who represented the USSR and later Russia. He is best known for his two bronze medals at the European Indoor Championships. His personal best ...more

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Timur Ibragimov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Timur Ibragimov is a heavyweight professional boxer.

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Guzel Khubbieva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Guzel Khubbieva is an Uzbekistani sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres. Khubbieva represented Uzbekistan at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 100 metres sprint. ...more

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Shavkat Salomov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Shavkat Salomov Uzbekistan national football team Shavkat Salomov is an Uzbekistani football striker. He currently playes for Olmaliq FK in Uzbek League.

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Bahodir Nasimov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
PFC Neftchi Bakhodir Odimdjonovich Nasimov is an Uzbek footballer who currently plays for Iran Pro League club Padideh as a forward, having previously played for Dinamo Samarqand, Bunyodkor and Rubin

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Denis Istomin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Denis Olegovich Istomin is an Uzbek tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 33, achieved on 13 August 2012.

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Farrukh Dustov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Farrukh Dustov Farrukh Dustov is an Uzbek tennis player playing on the ITF Futures Tour and ATP Challenger Tour. In November 2014, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 118 and also reached a ...more

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Vitaliy Smirnov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Vitaly Frilyevich Smirnov is an Uzbekistani decathlete. He finished tenth at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, won the gold medal at the 2003 Asian Championships in Manila in a personal ...more

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Ivan Nagaev is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Ivan Nagaev Ivan Nagaev is an Uzbekistani professional footballer who currently plays for Lokomotiv Tashkent. He plays as a forward.

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Shavkat Mullajanov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Shavkat Mullajanov Shavkat Mullajanov is an Uzbeki professional football player who currently plays for Chinese Super League side Liaoning Whowin and Uzbekistan national football team. His position is center back, ...more

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Gennadi Denisov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Gennadi Denisov Gennadi Anatolyevich Denisov is a retired Uzbekistani professional footballer and coach. His son Vitaliy Denisov is also a professional footballer.

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Anvar Rajabov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Anvar Rajabov Anvar Rajabov, born 23 January 1988, is an Uzbekistani football striker who currently plays for FK Andijan in Uzbek League.

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Sakhob Juraev is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Sakhob Juraev Sakhob Juraev, born 19 January 1987, is an Uzbekistani professional football player who currently plays for Olmaliq FK in the Uzbek League. He usually plays as a left-back.

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Ilhom Suyunov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Ilhom Suyunov FC Pakhtakor Tashkent Ilhom Suyunov is a Uzbekistani footballer currently playing for Uzbek League club Lokomotiv Tashkent as a defender.

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Kamoliddin Murzoev is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Kamoliddin Murzoev Kamoliddin Murzoev is an Uzbekistani professional footballer who last played for Shakhter Karagandy . He plays in the position of forward.

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Ruslan Melziddinov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Ruslan Melziddinov Ruslan Melziddinov is an Uzbekistani professional footballer who currently plays for Naft Masjed Soleyman as a midfielder.

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Aleksandr Alexandrovich Kovaly... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Aleksandr Alexandrovich Kovalyov Aleksandr Alexandrovich Kovalyov is a Kazakhstani-born Uzbekistani professional footballer who currently plays for Metallurg Bekabad. He plays as a defender.

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Murad Inoyatov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Murad Inoyatov Murad Inoyatov is a professional Uzbekistani tennis player. Inoyatov reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on May 11, 2009, when he became World number 437. He primarily plays ...more

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Olim Navkarov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Olim Navkarov Olim Navkarov is a Uzbekistani footballer who currently plays for Olmaliq FK. His position is forward, he can play second striker.

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Zamira Amirova is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Zamira Amirova is a retired Uzbekistani middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres. Her personal best time is 2:02.30 minutes, achieved in June 2002 in Tashkent.

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Lyubov Perepelova is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Lyubov Perepelova Lyubov Perepelova is an Uzbekistani sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres. From July 2005 to July 2007 she was suspended due to a doping offense.

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Miraziz Jalalov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Miraziz Jalalov Miraziz Jalalov is an Uzbekistani football striker, playing for Uzbek League side Bunyodkor. Jalalov became Bunyodkor's youngest ever player to appear and score a goal in the Uzbek League when ...more

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Jovlon Ibrokhimov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Jovlon Ibrokhimov Jovlon Ibrokhimov is an Uzbekistani professional footballer who currently plays for FC Bunyodkor. He plays as a midfielder.

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Sergey Voynov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Sergey Sergeyevich Voynov is an Uzbek athlete who competes in the javelin throw. His personal best throw is 84.80 metres, achieved in 2000.

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Aleksandr Khvostunov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Aleksandr Khvostunov Aleksandr Khvostunov is an Uzbekistani football defender currently playing for NBU Osiyo.

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Sadriddin Abdullaev is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Sadriddin Abdullaev Sadriddin Abdullaev is a Uzbekistani professional soccer player who currently plays for T-Team F.C..

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Davron Fayziev is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Davron Fayziev Dаvrоn Fаyziеv, is retired Uzbek professional footballer and coach.

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Ilhom Mo'minjonov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Ilhom Mo'minjonov Ilhom Mo'minjonov, also spelt Ilkhom Muminjonov is a former Uzbek footballer.

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Ramil Ganiyev is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Uzbekistan
Ramil Ganiyev Ramil Ganiyev is a retired Uzbekistani decathlete of Tatar parents.