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

List athletes include Norman Mapeza, Guy Whittall and many additional athletes as well.

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

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

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Andrew "Andy" Flower OBE is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and a former England cricket coach.

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David Pocock is an Australian rugby union player. He is a Brumbies openside flanker, and is vice captain of the Brumbies.

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Ryan Robert Watson is a cricketer who played for and captained Scotland, he currently plays club cricket with Glenrothes CC. Watson is a hard hitting right-handed batsman and is able to bowl ...more

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Athanasios John Traicos is a former cricketer who represented South Africa and Zimbabwe at international level. He was primarily an off spin bowler, and is one of a small number of cricketers to ...more

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Dale Martin Benkenstein is a former South African cricketer and all-rounder and currently first-team coach at Hampshire.

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Andrew Pattison is a former South African-born Rhodesian and later Zimbabwean right-handed tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24, which he reached on 24 September ...more

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Kirsty Leigh Coventry is a Zimbabwean swimmer and former world record holder. She attended and swam competitively for Auburn University in Alabama, in the United States. At the 2004 Summer ...more

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Zimbabwe national football team Benjamin Mwaruwari, often known simply as Benjani, is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bidvest Wits in the South African Premier Soccer League. Having started his ...more

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Paul Lee Harris is a South African cricketer who has played Test cricket as a left-arm orthodox spin bowler for the South African team since 2007. He has also played domestic cricket for ...more

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Kevin Malcolm Curran was a Zimbabwean international cricketer. Born in Rusape, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, he played in both the 1983 Cricket World Cup and 1987 Cricket World Cup. He ...more

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Duncan Andrew Gwynne Fletcher is a Zimbabwean ex-cricketer and the current coach of the Indian cricket team. He was the coach of the England cricket team from 1999-2007, and is credited with the ...more

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Brendan Ross Murray Taylor is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, he is a batsman but is also a part time wicketkeeper and off spinner. He is regarded as the most genuine and probably the best ...more

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Murray William Goodwin is a cricketer who played 19 Tests and 71 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe. He is a right handed top-order batsman, who is strong on the back-foot, as well as being a ...more

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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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Raymond William Price is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. He bowls left-arm orthodox spin. He is the nephew of the renowned Zimbabwean golfer Nick Price. Price was born two months prematurely and ...more

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Eddo André Brandes is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 59 ODIs from 1987 to 1999, spanning four World Cups. In the days when a number of Zimbabwe's players were ...more

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Phil Edmonds is an English former cricketer and successful, albeit controversial, corporate executive. He was noted for his outspoken behaviour, and he could be "cussedly abrasive or ...more

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Mark Andrew Vermeulen is a Zimbabwean cricketer in both Test matches and One Day Internationals. He is a right-handed opening batsman and occasional off spin bowler, playing for Mashonaland ...more

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Cara Black is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning 60 WTA and 11 ITF titles in that discipline. Black has won a total of 10 Grand Slam ...more

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Grant William Flower is a retired Zimbabwean cricketer. He is rated among the best Zimbabwean cricketers in history for his handy left arm spin and fine batting skills. He was a fitness fanatic ...more

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Thanda Royal Zulu Peter Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean former professional footballer and is currently Manager at Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. Born in Bulawayo, he played as a striker from 1988 until 2011. He spent time ...more

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Tatenda Taibu Tatenda Taibu is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a wicketkeeper and batsman, and can also bowl right arm off spin. On 6 May 2004, he became the youngest Test captain in history, when he ...more

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Sean Ervine Sean Michael Ervine is a Zimbabwean cricketer. Ervine is a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He played in the 2003 World Cup but became one of the cricketers who rebelled ...more

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Kevin Ullyett is a former professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. His primary success on the tour was in men's doubles. Ullyett won 34 doubles titles during his career, including two Grand ...more

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David Laud Houghton is the current batting coach of Middlesex and is a former Zimbabwean Test cricketer. He captained Zimbabwe in their first four Test matches, losing two and drawing two. ...more

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Alistair Douglas Ross Campbell is a former Zimbabwean Test cricketer. In total he played 60 matches in his Test career, captaining Zimbabwe on 21 occasions. He also played 188 One Day ...more

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Brian Andrew Murphy is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. He played his cricket for Mashonaland in Zimbabwe and Western Province in South Africa. He played a total of 11 Test matches and 31 One Day ...more

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Regis Chakabva Regis Wiriranai Chakabva is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a wicket-keeper who bats right-handed. Chakabva made his first-class debut for Northerns in an April 2007 Logan Cup match against ...more

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Vusi Sibanda Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played international cricket for the Zimbabwe cricket team. He also plays for Midlands in the Logan Cup.

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Guy Whittall Guy James Whittall is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played 46 Tests and 147 One Day Internationals and captained Zimbabwe in four One Day Internationals. An all-rounder, he was a ...more

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Forster Mutizwa is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a lower middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. He was first called up to the national team for a tour of Bangladesh, and subsequently made his ...more

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Hamilton Masakadza is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm leg-break bowler. His brother, Shingirai Masakadza also plays for Zimbabwe; they both play ...more

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Keith Mbusi Dabengwa is a Zimbabwean cricketer. Dabengwa is a useful all-rounder who made his First class debut for Matabeleland in 2000, taking 5 for 76, he then spent a season at the CFX ...more

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Paul Andrew Strang is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and former international player. A leg-spinning all-rounder, he played in 24 Tests and 95 ODIs for Zimbabwe between 1994 and 2001. He played Test ...more

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Tawanda Mupariwa Tawanda Mupariwa is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right arm fast-medium seam bowler who was brought into the international side after the record low 35 all out in the third One Day ...more

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Charles Kevin Coventry is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. He previously shared the record, with Saeed Anwar, of the highest individual score in ...more

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Terry Duffin Terrence Duffin is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played two Test matches for Zimbabwe against India as an opening batsman, and he scored 56 in the first innings of that tour, making him the ...more

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Timycen Maruma Timycen Maruma is a Zimbabwean international cricketer. Beginning his cricketing career as a leg-spinner, he shifted his role to an All-Rounder. In 2008, he scored his maiden First Class half ...more

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Tino Mawoyo Tinotenda Mbiri Kanayi "Tino" Mawoyo is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He currently plays for the Mountaineers in the Zimbabwean Domestic Competition. Mawoyo led the Zimbabwean Under-19 ...more

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Edward Charles "Ed" Rainsford is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played 39 ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals for Zimbabwe.

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Prosper Utseya is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was former captain of Zimbabwe from 2006 to 2010. He bowls right-arm off break and is a useful right-hand batsman.

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Stuart Carlisle Stuart Vance Carlisle is a Zimbabwean former cricketer who played 37 Tests and 111 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe. He was also temporarily the captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team, leading ...more

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Elton Chigumbura is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a current Zimbabwe's One Day International and Twenty20 International captain appointed in August 2014. He played 6 Test matches from the age of ...more

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Stuart Matsikenyeri Stuart Matsikenyeri is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and usually opens the batting for Zimbabwe. Matsikenyeri also bowls part-time right-arm off-break and is a sharp ...more

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Mark Hamilton Dekker played 14 Tests and 23 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe in the 1990s. He was the first batsman in Zimbabwe's history to carry his bat through a completed Test innings, ...more

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Friday Kasteni is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a left-handed aggressive batsman. He scored a century on his first-class debut for Midlands against Matabeleland in April 2005. He went on to ...more

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Richard Sims Richards William Sims is a Zimbabwean cricketer. An allrounder, he bats in the middle order and bowls right-arm offbreak. He is a good driver of the ball and is a straight hitter.

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Robin Brown Robin David Brown is a former Zimbabwe cricketer, playing seven One Day Internationals between 1983 and 1987.

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Dion Ebrahim Dion Digby Ebrahim is a Zimbabwean cricketer. Ebrahim is a defensive batsmen who prefers to score cautiously in order to build an innings. Ebrahim has a highest One Day International score of ...more

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Gary Brent Gary Bazil Brent is a Zimbabwean cricketer. Generally speaking, he is an inswinging bowler, with a good slow-arm bowling technique. Though his Test batting average lies at a mere 5.83 runs, he ...more