Famous Austrian Sportspersons

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 1 Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda
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Famous As: Former Formula One driver
Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 20, 2019

Austrian Formula One driver and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion. Considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, he was once involved in a near-fatal accident. He founded and ran three airlines as an aviation entrepreneur and also served as the team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team.

 2 Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria

The second-highest ranked Austrian tennis player of all time, Dominic Thiem became the first Austrian to win the singles title at a US Open when he came back from two sets down to beat Alexander Zverev in the 2020 US Open final. At the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, he defeated Roger Federer to win his first Masters 1000 title.

 3 David Alaba

David Alaba
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Famous As: Football player as defensive midfielder
Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 4 Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff
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Famous As: Motorsport Executive, Race car driver
Birthdate: January 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Former racing driver Toto Wolff is the CEO and 30% stakeholder of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team. He has been part of the Austrian and German Formula Ford championships. He later established the investment firms Marchfifteen and Marchsixteen. He supports underprivileged children through the Mary Bendet Foundation.
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 5 Jochen Rindt

Jochen Rindt
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Famous As: Race car driver from Germany who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1965
Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: September 5, 1970

 6 Josef Bican

Josef Bican
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Famous As: Former footballer striker
Birthdate: September 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 12, 2001
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 7 Roland Ratzenberger

Roland Ratzenberger
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: July 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: April 30, 1994
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 8 Gerhard Berger

Gerhard Berger
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wörgl
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 9 Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Neunkirchen

 10 Wilhelm Steinitz

Wilhelm Steinitz
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Famous As: Chess Master
Birthdate: May 14, 1836
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: August 12, 1900
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 11 Helmut Marko

Helmut Marko
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: April 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Graz

 12 Marko Arnautović

Marko Arnautović
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Famous As: Footballer forward
Birthdate: April 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria

 13 Yusuf Demir

Yusuf Demir
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Famous As: Footballer winger
Birthdate: June 2, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 14 Hermann Maier

Hermann Maier
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Famous As: Alpine ski racer
Birthdate: December 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

 15 Franz Klammer

Franz Klammer
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Famous As: Ski Racer
Birthdate: December 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carinthia, Austria

 16 Marcel Hirscher

Marcel Hirscher
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: March 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Annaberg-Lungötz, Austria

 17 Herbert Nitsch

Herbert Nitsch
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Famous As: Aviator, Free-diver
Birthdate: April 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Austria

 18 Marcel Sabitzer

Marcel Sabitzer
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Famous As: Footballer midfielder position
Birthdate: March 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wels, Austria

 19 Thomas Muster

Thomas Muster
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leibnitz, Austria

 20 Jakob Pöltl

Jakob Pöltl
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 21 Andreas Weimann

Andreas Weimann
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna

 22 Mairbek Taisumov

Mairbek Taisumov
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 23 Mathias Lauda

Mathias Lauda
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzburg

 24 Marc Janko

Marc Janko
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna

 25 Thomas Vanek

Thomas Vanek
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Famous As: Former ice hockey left winger
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden bei Wien, Austria

 26 Alex Manninger

Alex Manninger
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salzburg

 27 Matthias Steiner

Matthias Steiner
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: August 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 28 Valentino Lazaro

Valentino Lazaro
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Graz, Austria

 29 Saša Kalajdžić

Saša Kalajdžić
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Famous As: Footballer forward
Birthdate: July 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 30 Aleksandar Rakić

Aleksandar Rakić
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Famous As: Light heavyweight Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 31 Aleksandar Dragović

Aleksandar Dragović
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Famous As: Footballer centre-back
Birthdate: March 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 32 Helmuth Koinigg

Helmuth Koinigg
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Engineer, Sportsperson
Birthdate: November 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 6, 1974

Austrian racing driver Helmuth Koinigg was from an affluent family but struggled to finance his racing dreams initially. He tragically passed away in a deadly crash at age 25, in what was his second Grand Prix start, the 1974 US Grand Prix, when a suspension failure caused him to be decapitated.

 33 Barbara Schett

Barbara Schett
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria

 34 Sebastian Prödl

Sebastian Prödl
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Graz

 35 Ernst Happel

Ernst Happel
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Famous As: Football player and manager.
Birthdate: November 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 14, 1992

 36 Gernot Reinstadler

Gernot Reinstadler
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Austria
Died: January 19, 1991

 37 Michael Grabner

Michael Grabner
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villach

 38 Atdhe Nuhiu

Atdhe Nuhiu
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Famous As: Footballer striker
Birthdate: July 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pristina, Kosovo

 39 Mick Blue

Mick Blue
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Graz, Austria

An award-winning adult film star, Austrian actor Mick Blue hails from Graz, the same region of Austria that produced stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Married to porn star Anikka Albrite, he is now focusing on his racing career and wishes to compete in the IndyCar Series.

 40 Roland Kickinger

Roland Kickinger
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: March 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Roland Kickinger is an Austrian actor and bodybuilder best known for his appearances in several fitness magazines, bodybuilding competitions, and training videos. Kickinger is also known for his portrayal of Chip Rommel in the American sitcom Son of the Beach. He gained popularity in 2009 when he appeared as a prototype of the titular character in the film Terminator Salvation.

 41 Anna Fenninger

Anna Fenninger
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Famous As: Former alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hallein, Austria

 42 Chukwubuike Adamu

Chukwubuike Adamu
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Famous As: Football player forward
Birthdate: June 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria

 43 Ismail Naurdiev

Ismail Naurdiev
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 44 Karl Schäfer

Karl Schäfer
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 23, 1976

 45 Alexander Wurz

Alexander Wurz
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Famous As: Austrian racing driver
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waidhofen an der Thaya

 46 Moritz Bauer

Moritz Bauer
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Famous As: Footballer right midfielder or a right back position
Birthdate: January 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland

 47 Christian Klien

Christian Klien
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Famous As: Austrian racing driver
Birthdate: February 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hohenems

 48 Ulrike Maier

Ulrike Maier
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: October 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rauris, Austria
Died: January 29, 1994

 49 Zlatko Junuzović

Zlatko Junuzović
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Famous As: Footballer midfielder
Birthdate: September 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Loznica, Serbia

 50 Gregor Schlierenzauer

Gregor Schlierenzauer
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Famous As: Ski jumper
Birthdate: January 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rum, Austria