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Famous Athletes from Zimbabwe

Updated June 14, 2019 13.9k views246 items

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 Flower (born 28 April 1968) is a British-Zimbabwean cricket coach and former cricketer. As a cricketer, he captained the Zimbabwe national cricket team. He was Zimbabwe's wicket-keeper for...  more
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    David Pocock (born 23 April 1988) is a Zimbabwe born Australian rugby union player. He is an openside flanker, vice captain of the Brumbies. Pocock represents the Wallabies in international...  more
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    Ryan Robert Watson (born 12 November 1976, Harare (then called Salisbury), Zimbabwe) is a Zimbwean-born Scottish cricketer who played limited over internationals and captained Scotland. He currently...  more
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    Athanasios John Traicos (born 17 May 1947) 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...  more
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    Dale Martin Benkenstein (born 9 June 1974) is a former South African cricketer and all-rounder and was first-team coach at Hampshire....  more
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    Andrew Pattison (born 30 January 1949) is a former South African-born Rhodesian and later Zimbabwean tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 24, which he reached on 24...  more
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    Kirsty Leigh Coventry (born 16 September 1983) is the current Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe as of September 2018. She is a former swimmer and world record...  more
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    Zimbabwe national football team
    Benjamin Mwaruwari (born 13 August 1978), often known simply as Benjani, is a Zimbabwean retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Having started his career with Jomo Cosmos, Benjani...  more
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    Paul Lee Harris (born 2 November 1978) is a Rhodesian born former South African cricketer who played Test cricket as a left-arm orthodox spin bowler for the South African team between 2007 and 2011....  more
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    Kevin Malcolm Curran (7 September 1959 – 10 October 2012) was a Zimbabwean international cricketer. Born in 1959 at Rusape in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, he played in both the 1983 and...  more
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    Duncan Andrew Gwynne Fletcher (born 27 September 1948) is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and former cricketer, who coached the Indian cricket team. He was the coach of the England cricket team from...  more
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    Brendan Ross Murray Taylor (born 6 February 1986) is a Zimbabwean international cricketer, and a former Zimbabwean captain, who plays all formats of the game. Taylor is a right-handed batsman but is...  more
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    Murray William Goodwin (born 11 December 1972) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played 19 Tests and 71 One Day Internationals. He is a right handed top-order batsman, who is strong on the...  more
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    Henry Khaaba Olonga (born 3 July 1976) is a Zimbabwean former cricketer, who played Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket for Zimbabwe. In domestic first-class cricket in Zimbabwe, Olonga...  more
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    Raymond William Price (born 12 June 1976) is a former Zimbabwean international cricketer. He bowls left-arm orthodox spin. He is the nephew of the renowned Zimbabwean golfer Nick Price....  more
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    Eddo André Brandes (born 5 March 1963) 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...  more
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    Phillipe-Henri Edmonds (born 8 March 1951) is a former cricketer who represented England at international level and Middlesex at county level. After retiring he became a successful, albeit...  more
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    Mark Andrew Vermeulen (born 2 March 1979) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, who played Test matches and One Day Internationals. He is a right-handed opening batsman and occasional off spin bowler,...  more
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    Cara Black (born 17 February 1979) is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning 60 WTA and 11 ITF titles in that discipline. A former No. 1 ranked...  more
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    Grant William Flower (born 20 December 1970) is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and former cricketer. He is rated among the best Zimbabwean cricketers in history for his handy left arm spin and fine...  more
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    Thanda Royal Zulu
    Peter Ndlovu (born 25 February 1973) is a Zimbabwean former professional footballer and is currently the Team Manager at Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. a Premier Soccer League club in South Africa.Peter...  more
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    Tatenda Taibu (born 14 May 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer who captained the Zimbabwe national cricket team. He is a wicket-keeper-batsman. On 6 May 2004, he became the youngest Test captain in...  more
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    Sean Michael Ervine (born 6 December 1982) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. Ervine played as an all-rounder who batted left-handed and bowled right-arm medium pace. Ervine was born at Harare in...  more
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    Kevin Ullyett (born 23 May 1972) 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...  more
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    David Laud Houghton (born 23 June 1957) is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and former cricketer. He is the current head coach of Derbyshire County Cricket Club. He captained Zimbabwe in their first four...  more