athletes Famous Athletes from Vietnam

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

This list has a variety of athletes in it, from Cung Le to Pham Thanh Luong.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Vietnamese athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Vietnam?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Vietnam in order to get more information about each one.
Cung Le is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
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Cung Le is a Vietnamese-American retired mixed martial artist, actor, and former Sanshou kickboxer who competed as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, holding a record of 2-2 with the organization. In Sanshou, he is a former International Kickboxing Federation Light Heavyweight World Champion, having a professional Sanshou record of 16-0 before moving to mixed martial arts. He defeated Frank Shamrock to become the second Strikeforce Middleweight Champion before vacating the title to further pursue his acting career. Le is perhaps best known in mixed martial arts for competing in Strikeforce, holding a record of 7-1 with the organization before its demise. ...more

Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nationality: United States of America, Vietnam

Also Ranked

#83 on The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

#42 on The Best Martial Artists in History

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Dat Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
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Dat Tan Nguyen is a sports radio host and former football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for seven seasons. He played college football for Texas A&M University, and earned All-American honors. He played professionally for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and became the first Vietnamese-American to be drafted, play and be recognized as an All-Pro in the NFL. ...more

Birthplace: Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center, Arkansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Vietnam

Position: Linebacker

Also Ranked

#6 on The Best Texas A&M Football Players of All Time

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Lê Công Vinh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
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Lê Công Vinh is a Vietnamese footballer who plays forward for V.League 1 club Becamex Bình Dương. He is also a member of the Vietnamese national team. ...more

Team: Vietnam national football team

Birthplace: Quynh Luu District, Vietnam

Nationality: Vietnam

Position: Forward

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Le Phuoc Tu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Vietnam
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Le Phuoc Tu

Lê Phước Tứ is a Vietnamese footballer who plays for Becamex Bình Dương in the V.League 1. He was a regular member of the Vietnam national football team from 2008 to 2014. In 12 November 2014, he announced his retirement from international football after the 2014 AFF Championship semi-final loss to Malaysia. ...more

Team: Sài Gòn Xuân Thành F.C.

Birthplace: Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Nationality: Vietnam

Position: Defender