Famous Jewish Athletes Of All Time

Jewish athletes have achieved several milestones in the past few decades and have played pivotal roles in the successes of their teams. Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg were two former Baseball players who represented the teams ‘Los Angeles Dodgers’ and ‘Detroit Tigers’ respectively. Koufax contributed as a pitcher to his team for a period of eleven years and played 12 seasons before hanging his boots. Mark Spitz is an American swimmer of Jewish descent who made the USA proud at the 1972 Olympic Games. He alone bagged around seven medals at the event, a feat which took many sports lovers and critics by surprise. Dara Torres, Sue Bird, Sasha Cohen and Lenny Krayzelburg are a few other famous Jewish athletes.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Sandy Koufax

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Diego Schwartzman

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 Al Davis

Al Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Coach & Executive
Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brockton
Died: October 8, 2011

 4 Lyle Alzado

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 5 Dara Torres

Dara Torres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swimmer, Model
Birthdate: April 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beverly Hills
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 6 Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 7 Harold Abrahams

Harold Abrahams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: January 14, 1978
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 Aaron Murray

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 9 Chaim Bloom

Chaim Bloom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sports executive
Birthdate: February 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 10 Nate Ebner

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 Doug Gottlieb

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Famous As: Sports Commentator
Birthdate: January 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Dolph Schayes

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: May 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 10, 2015
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 13 Alix Klineman

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Beach volleyball player, Volleyball player
Birthdate: December 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 14 Jason Lezak

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: November 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bellflower
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 15 Steve Yeager

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 16 Matthew Centrowitz Jr.

Matthew Centrowitz Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: middle-distance runner who is the 2016 Olympic champion in the 1500 meters
Birthdate: October 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beltsville, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 17 Irina Slutskaya

Irina Slutskaya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 18 Mike Katz

Mike Katz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: November 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 19 Greg Joseph

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Shawn Green

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 21 Helene Mayer

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15, 1953
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 22 Imi Lichtenfeld

Imi Lichtenfeld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Martial artist
Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 9, 1998

 23 Nicolás Massú

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Arthur Marx

Arthur Marx
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Author, Tennis player
Birthdate: July 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 2011

 25 Carroll Rosenbloom

Carroll Rosenbloom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 2, 1979
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 26 Jed Hoyer

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sports Administrator
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States

 27 Noah Rubin

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merrick, New York
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Israel Dagg

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rangitikei District
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 30 Danny Valencia

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 31 Joe Gold

Joe Gold
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Bodybuilder, Businessman
Birthdate: March 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 11, 2004

 32 Jeffrey Loria

Jeffrey Loria
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player, Art dealer
Birthdate: November 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 33 Ben Sahar

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holon
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 Linoy Ashram

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: May 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 Gai Assulin

Gai Assulin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nahariya
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 Ramona Shelburne

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sportswriter, Softball player
Birthdate: July 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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 37 Jay Fiedler

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oceanside, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 Aaron Krickstein

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Matt Turner

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer goalkeeper position
Birthdate: June 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 40 Alexandre Lippmann

Alexandre Lippmann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: June 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23, 1960

 41 Ryan Lavarnway

Ryan Lavarnway
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 42 Joe Alexander

Joe Alexander
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 43 Sylven Landesberg

Sylven Landesberg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 44 Carina Benninga

Carina Benninga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Field hockey player
Birthdate: August 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 45 Rowdy Tellez

Rowdy Tellez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 46 Tony Bullimore

Tony Bullimore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochford, England
Died: July 31, 2018

 47 Ken Holtzman

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 48 Jay Berger

Jay Berger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player, Tennis coach
Birthdate: November 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 49 Sasha Meneghel

Sasha Meneghel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 Tom Okker

Tom Okker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)