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

Items on this list include Mumamba Numba and Tonny Wamulwa.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Zambia in order to get more information about each one.

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Henry Khaaba Olonga is a former professional cricketer, who played Test cricket for Zimbabwe and domestic first-class cricket in Zimbabwe for Mashonaland and Manicaland. When he made his Test ...more

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Cardiff City F.C. Robert Earnshaw is a Welsh international footballer who currently plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer. He is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in the Premier League, ...more

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Northwich Victoria F.C. Jeffrey "Jeff" Whitley is a Zambian-born Northern Irish former professional football player. He twice won promotion to the Premiership with Manchester City in 2000 and Sunderland in ...more

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Samuel Matete Samuel Matete is a retired male track and field athlete from Zambia, who competed mainly in 400 metres hurdles. Noted for his exceptionally fast finish, he was one of the world's leading ...more

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Kalililo Kakonje Zambia national football team Kalililo Kakonje is a Zambian footballer, who currently plays for Mining Rangers.

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Kalusha Bwalya Kalusha Bwalya is a former Zambian International footballer, footballer coach and current president of the Football Association of Zambia. He is Zambia's second most capped player after Joseph ...more

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Stoppila Sunzu Zanaco FC Stoppila Sunzu, also known as Stophira Sunzu, is a Zambian footballer who plays for China side Shanghai Shenhua as a defender. He scored the winning penalty kick for Zambia in the 2012 Africa ...more

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Felix Katongo Mamelodi Sundowns Felix Katongo is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Egyptian Premier League side Al Ittihad, as a midfielder. His older brother Christopher is also an international player.

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Kennedy Mweene Free State Stars Kennedy Mweene is a Zambian footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns as a goalkeeper. He has been on many occasions captain of his country. On 17th ...more

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Noah Chivuta Free State Stars Noah Sikombe Chivuta is a Zambian footballer who plays for Nakhon Ratchasima F.C. in the Thai Premier League

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Francis Kasonde TP Mazembe Francis Kasonde, is a Zambian football defender. He is currently playing for Salgaocar in I-League.

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Kampamba Chintu Zambia national football team Kampamba Chintu is a Zambian football defender, who is currently a free agent. He is a member of the Zambia national football team.

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Rainford Kalaba Zambia national football team Rainford Kalaba is a Zambian professional footballer who currently plays for TP Mazembe.

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SC Paderborn 07 Andrew Mutambo Sinkala is a retired Zambian professional football midfielder. Since 1999 he was exclusively under contract with clubs in Germany, where he still plays amateur football for SG ...more

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Hijani Himoonde Zambia national football team Hijani Himoonde also known as Hichani Himoonde is a Zambian football defender who plays for ZESCO United on loan and the Zambian national team. He made his Africa Cup of Nations début ...more

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Zambia national football team Henry Nyambe Mulenga is a Zambian footballer who currently plays in defence for ZESCO United F.C. in the Zambian Premier League.

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Isaac Chansa Zambia national football team Isaac Chansa is a Zambian footballer.

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Jonas Sakuwaha Al-Merrikh Jonas Sakuwaha is a Zambian international footballer who plays for ZESCO United, as a winger.

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Christopher Katongo Henan Jianye Christopher Katongo is a Zambian international footballer and current captain of the national side who plays professionally for South Africa Premier Soccer League club Golden Arrows as a ...more

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Clifford Mulenga Mpumalanga Black Aces Clifford Mulenga is a Zambian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ajax Cape Town in the South African Premier Soccer League.

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James Chamanga Zambia national football team James Chamanga is a Zambian football striker who plays for Liaoning Whowin and Zambia.

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Emmanuel Mayuka Zambia national football team Emmanuel Mayuka is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Southampton.

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Collins Mbesuma FC Olimpia Bălţi Collins Mbesuma is a Zambian footballer who currently plays for South African club Mpumalanga Black Aces. He is nicknamed The Hurricane or Ntofontofo.

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Joseph Musonda Golden Arrows Joseph Musonda is a Zambian football defender and the club captain of Lamontville Golden Arrows in South Africa. An accomplished and reliable defender, he plays in either full back position for ...more

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Tonny Wamulwa Tonny Wamulwa is a Zambian long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 metres. As a junior athlete finished tenth at the 2005 World Youth Championships, tenth at the 2006 Commonwealth ...more

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William Njovu Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona William Njobvu is a Zambian football midfielder who played for Enosis Neon Paralimni in the Cypriot First Division. Njovu also played for Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona in Israel and Lusaka Dynamos ...more

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Neil Gregory Whitton United F.C. Neil Richard Gregory is an English former professional footballer. A striker, he played for several clubs in the Football League.

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Rodgers Kola Rodgers Kola is a Zambian footballer who plays for Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona and the Zambian national team. He is a versatile forward who is usually deployed on the wing.

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Johnson Bwalya is a Zambian former footballer. He played for the Zambian national team and represented the country at the Olympics.

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Rumbani Andrew Munthali is a Canadian former professional soccer player who played as a defender and midfielder.

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Misheck Lungu Misheck Lungu is a Zambian footballer.

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Fwayo Tembo Fwayo Tembo is a Zambian professional footballer who plays for the Romanian Liga I club Astra Giurgiu, as a right winger.

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Emmanuel Mbola Emmanuel Mbola, is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Hapoel Ra'anana. He is left-footed, and plays primarily at left-back.

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James Phiri James Phiri was a Zambian footballer, and is regarded as one of the best Zambian goalkeepers of his generation. He was the main goalkeeper in the squad for the 1994 and 1996 African Nations Cup ...more

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Jacob Mulenga Jacob Mulenga is a Zambian football striker who currently plays as a striker for Chinese side Shijiazhuang Ever Bright.Well known for his pace and power during his time in Holland he missed out ...more

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Thomas Nyrienda Thomas Nyirenda is a Zambian football player who currently plays for Zanaco FC and for the Zambia national football team as a defender.

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Zane Jordan Zane Jordan is an Olympic swimmer from Zambia. He swam for Zambia at the 2008 Olympics, finishing 65th in the 50 Freestyle and at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 41st in the 100 backstroke. ...more

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Dominic Yobe Dominic Yobe is a Zambian footballer. His elder brother Donewell is also a professional footballer. Yobe represented Swedish Örgryte between 2004-2007 before signing with AC Oulu. He helped ...more

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Moses Sichone Moses Sichone is a Zambian footballer.

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Gift Kampamba Gift Kampamba is a Zambian professional footballer, who currently plays for Green Buffaloes F.C..

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Mutanda Kwesele Mutanda Kwesele is a Zambian footballer.

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Felix Sunzu Felix Mumba Sunzu is a Zambian football striker who currently plays for Simba in Tanzania.

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Elijah Tana Elijah Tana is a former Zambian footballer.

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Donewell Yobe Donewell Yobe is a Zambian former footballer who played as a striker.

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Zachariah Simukonda Zachariah Simukonda is a Zambian football striker who is currently a free agent. In December 2011, Zachariah signed for the Malaysian team, PBDKT T-Team FC in a 1-year contract alongside Bosnian ...more

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George Kolala Zanaco FC George Kolala, is a Zambian football goalkeeper. He plays for Zanaco FC in Lusaka, Zambia and has played for the Zambian national team.

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Lawrence Phiri Green Buffaloes FC Lawrence Phiri is a Zambian football player, who plays as a midfielder for Green Buffaloes FC. He has played for the Zambian national team.

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Dennis Banda Dennis Banda is a Zambian football defender who currently plays for Green Buffaloes in Zambia. He has several proposals to play in the upcoming season 2010/11 in Europe or South America were his ...more

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Zeddy Saileti Zeddy Saileti is a former Zambian football striker and present football coach. Currently he is the manager of RoPS Youth Academy based in Kitwe. A good goalscorer, he formed part of the squad ...more

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Christopher Musonda Christopher Musonda is a Zambian football player who is currently a free agent. Characterized as a pacy forward, Musonda can also play as a winger. Musonda and eight other RoPS players got ...more