Famous Czech Sportspersons

Find out more about the greatest Czech Sportspersons, including Matěj Vydra, Ivan Lendl, Tomáš Berdych, Jan Koller and Tomáš Kalas.

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 1 Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Martina Navratilova is the world’s only tennis player to be no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in both singles and doubles. She is one of three women with a "Grand Slam Boxed Set.” She is openly lesbian and had earlier fled her country, Czechoslovakia, due to political issues.

 2 Pavel Nedvěd

Pavel Nedvěd
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheb

 3 Petr Čech

Petr Čech
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia

 4 Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czechia

Born to professional tennis players, Czech-American tennis legend Ivan Lendl has eight Grand Slam titles under his belt. Known for his topspin groundstrokes, he later turned coach and was responsible for three Grand Slams of Andy Murray. Lendl also has a few Celebrity Tour golf wins in his kitty.

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 5 Jaromír Jágr

Jaromír Jágr
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kladno, Czechia

 6 Petra Kvitová

Petra Kvitová
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bílovec, Czechia
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 7 Karolína Plíšková

Karolína Plíšková
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louny, Czechoslovakia
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 8 Jana Novotná

Jana Novotná
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Famous As: Former Tennis player who won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and three Olympic medals
Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
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 9 Tomáš Rosický

Tomáš Rosický
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague

 10 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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 11 Tomáš Berdych

Tomáš Berdych
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valasske Mezirici, Czechia

 12 Milan Baroš

Milan Baroš
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vigantice

 13 Jiří Procházka

Jiří Procházka
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hostěradice, Czechia

 14 Adam Ondra

Adam Ondra
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Famous As: Rock Climber
Birthdate: February 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic

 15 Věra Čáslavská

Věra Čáslavská
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: May 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: August 30, 2016

 16 Barbora Krejčíková

Barbora Krejčíková
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic

 17 Dominik Hašek

Dominik Hašek
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pardubice, Czech Republic

 18 Jessica Korda

Jessica Korda
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, USA

Jessica Korda is an American golfer who has won six LPGA Tour events so far in her career. As an amateur golfer, Korda has represented the United States as well as the Czech Republic. After turning professional, Korda went on to win the Women's Australian Open in 2012.

 19 Kristyna Pliskova

Kristyna Pliskova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louny, Czechoslovakia

 20 Petr Korda

Petr Korda
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

 21 Lucie Šafářová

Lucie Šafářová
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Famous As: Former tennis player who won seven singles titles and 15 doubles titles on WTA Tour.
Birthdate: February 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia

 22 Tomáš Kalas

Tomáš Kalas
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Olomouc

 23 Jan Veselý

Jan Veselý
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czechia

 24 Barbora Strycova

Barbora Strycova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plzeň, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

 25 Emil Zatopek

Emil Zatopek
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Famous As: Long Distance Runner
Birthdate: September 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kopřivnice, Czechia
Died: November 21, 2000

Winner of four Olympic golds, three of which came from the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Czech long-distance runner Emil Zatopek came to be known as the Czech Locomotive and The Bouncing Czech for his speed. He lost his Communist Party membership for criticizing the 1968 Soviet takeover of Czechoslovakia.

 26 Katerina Siniakova

Katerina Siniakova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

 27 Matěj Vydra

Matěj Vydra
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chotěboř

 28 Jarmila Kratochvílová

Jarmila Kratochvílová
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Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: January 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Golčův Jeníkov, Czech Republic

 29 Radek Štěpánek

Radek Štěpánek
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Czechia

 30 Jan Koller

Jan Koller
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smetanova Lhota

 31 Patrik Berger

Patrik Berger
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prague

 32 Antonín Panenka

Antonín Panenka
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague

 33 Makhmud Muradov

Makhmud Muradov
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 34 Ester Ledecká

Ester Ledecká
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Famous As: Alpine skier
Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

 35 Josef Masopust

Josef Masopust
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Famous As: Football player - Midfielder
Birthdate: February 9, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Střimice, Czechoslovakia
Died: June 29, 2015

 36 Karolína Muchová

Karolína Muchová
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olomouc, Czech Republic

 37 Marketa Vondrousova

Marketa Vondrousova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sokolov, Czech Republic

 38 Jiří Veselý

Jiří Veselý
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Příbram, Czechia

 39 Tomáš Satoranský

Tomáš Satoranský
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia

 40 Karel Poborský

Karel Poborský
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Famous As: Former Footballer right winger
Birthdate: March 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic

 41 Jan Železný

Jan Železný
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Famous As: Former track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw
Birthdate: June 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mlada Boleslav, Czechia

 42 Marek Jankulovski

Marek Jankulovski
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ostrava

 43 Linda Fruhvirtová

Linda Fruhvirtová
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 1, 2005
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Czech Republic

 44 Tomáš Plekanec

Tomáš Plekanec
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kladno

 45 Pavel Srníček

Pavel Srníček
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Died: December 29, 2015

 46 Anna Kellnerová

Anna Kellnerová
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Famous As: Jumping Rider
Birthdate: November 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

 47 Hana Mandlíková

Hana Mandlíková
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

 48 Vít Krejčí

Vít Krejčí
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 19, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Strakonice, Czech Republic

 49 Michal Neuvirth

Michal Neuvirth
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ústí nad Labem

 50 Tomáš Necid

Tomáš Necid
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague