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 Bill Goldberg

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulsa
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 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)

 3 Howard Schultz

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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chairman & CEO of Starbucks
Birthdate: July 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 4 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)
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 5 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

 6 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)
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 7 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)
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 8 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)

 9 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)

 10 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)

 11 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)

 12 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

 13 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)

 14 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

 15 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)

 16 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)

 17 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)

 18 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)

 19 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

 20 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)

 21 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)

 22 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)

 23 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)

 24 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)

 25 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

 26 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)

 27 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

 28 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)

 29 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)

 30 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)

 31 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)

 32 T. J. Cline

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 33 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)

 34 Amy Alcott

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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 35 Ilia Averbukh

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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ice dancer, Figure skater
Birthdate: December 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 36 Helen Jacobs

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: August 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Globe, Arizona, United States
Died: June 2, 1997

 37 Sharon Shapiro

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 38 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)
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 39 Jennifer Sey

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Artistic gymnast, Writer
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: United States

 40 Alexander Shatilov

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: March 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 Nathan Cohen

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: January 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 42 Maria Gorokhovskaya

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yevpatoria
Died: July 7, 2001

 43 Ruth Aarons

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 6, 1980

 44 Daniel Mendoza

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 5, 1764
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: September 3, 1836

 45 Alyssa Beckerman

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 46 Helena Nordheim

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: August 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: July 2, 1943

 47 Yana Batyrshina

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: October 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 48 Zoe de Toledo

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: July 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 49 Herbert Cohen (fencer)

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: June 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 50 Valery Belenky

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Artistic gymnastics
Birthdate: September 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan