List of famous male ski jumpers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male ski jumpers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being ski jumpers. Ski jumping fans will also enjoy famous female ski jumpers and the best Olympic ski jumpers of all time. There are thousand of males working as ski jumpers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic ski jumpers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a ski jumper then the people below should give you inspiration.
Examples include Nicholas Fairall, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, and Sigurd Pettersen.While this isn't a list of all male ski jumpers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male ski jumpers?" and "Who are the best male ski jumpers?"
Thomas Morgenstern (born 30 October 1986) is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed from 2002 to 2014. He is one of the sport's most successful contemporary athletes, having won the World Cup overall title twice, the Four Hills Tournament and the Nordic Tournament once each, eight World Championship gold medals (one individual, seven team), and three Winter Olympic gold medals (one individual, two team). ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Profession: Ski jumper, Athlete
Matti Antero Hautamäki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈmɑtːi ˈɑntero ˈhɑutɑmæki]; born 14 July 1981) is a Finnish former ski jumper who competed from 1997 to 2012. He is one of Finland's most successful ski jumpers, having won sixteen individual World Cup competitions; multiple medals at the Winter Olympics, Ski Jumping World Championships, and Ski Flying World Championships; the Nordic Tournament twice; and four ski flying world records. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
Profession: Ski jumper
Janne Petteri Ahonen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈjɑnːe ˈpetːeri ˈɑhonen] pronunciation ; born 11 May 1977), nicknamed "The King Eagle", is a Finnish former ski jumper and drag racer. He is one of the most successful ski jumpers of all time, as well as one of the most successful from Finland, having won two consecutive World Cup overall titles, the Four Hills Tournament a record five times, two individual gold medals at the World Championships, and the Nordic Tournament once. He has been described as the greatest ski jumper to have never won an individual Winter Olympics medal. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Lahti, Finland
Profession: Ski jumper, Race car driver, Athlete
Michael Edwards (born 5 December 1963), known as "Eddie the Eagle", is an English ski-jumper who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, finishing last in the 70 m and 90 m events. He became the British ski jumping record holder, ninth in amateur speed skiing (106.8 km/h (66.4 mph)), and a stunt jumping world record holder for jumping over 6 buses.In 2016, he was portrayed by Taron Egerton in the biographical film Eddie the Eagle. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Nationality: United Kingdom