Famous Jewish Athletes Of All Time

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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.
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Sandy Koufax
(One of the Greatest Pitchers in Baseball History)
Sandy Koufax
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Harold Abrahams
(Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist)
Harold Abrahams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: January 14, 1978
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Lyle Alzado
(American Football Player)
Lyle Alzado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 4 
Dara Torres
(Swimmer, Model)
Dara Torres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beverly Hills
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Aaron Murray
(American football player)
Aaron Murray
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Dan Gilbert
(Businessperson)
Dan Gilbert
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Diego Schwartzman
(Argentine Tennis Player Who Has Been a World Number 8 in Singles)
Diego Schwartzman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Chaim Bloom
(Sports executive)
Chaim Bloom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 9 
Nate Ebner
(American Football Player)
Nate Ebner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Steve Yeager
(Baseball player)
Steve Yeager
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Alix Klineman
(Beach volleyball player, Volleyball player)
Alix Klineman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 12 
Matt Turner
(Footballer goalkeeper position)
Matt Turner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Shawn Green
(Baseball player)
Shawn Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Jason Lezak
(Swimmer)
Jason Lezak
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bellflower
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
Imi Lichtenfeld
(Martial artist)
Imi Lichtenfeld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 9, 1998
 16 
Nicolás Massú
(Tennis player)
Nicolás Massú
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Helene Mayer
(Fencer)
Helene Mayer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15, 1953
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Mike Katz
(Bodybuilder)
Mike Katz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Doug Gottlieb
(Sports Commentator)
Doug Gottlieb
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Birthdate: January 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Arthur Marx
(Author, Tennis player)
Arthur Marx
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 2011
 21 
Greg Joseph
(American Football player)
Greg Joseph
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Carroll Rosenbloom
(American football player)
Carroll Rosenbloom
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 2, 1979
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 23 
Brad Gilbert
(Tennis player)
Brad Gilbert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Jed Hoyer
(Sports Administrator)
Jed Hoyer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
 25 
Irina Slutskaya
(Figure skater)
Irina Slutskaya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 26 
Rowdy Tellez
(Baseball player)
Rowdy Tellez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 27 
Jeffrey Loria
(Baseball player, Art dealer)
Jeffrey Loria
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Israel Dagg
(Rugby union player)
Israel Dagg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rangitikei District
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Matthew Centrowitz Jr.
(middle-distance runner who is the 2016 Olympic champion in the 1500 meters)
Matthew Centrowitz Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beltsville, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Danny Valencia
(Baseball player)
Danny Valencia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Joe Gold
(Bodybuilder, Businessman)
Joe Gold
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 11, 2004
 32 
Ben Sahar
(Association football player)
Ben Sahar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holon
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ramona Shelburne
(Sportswriter, Softball player)
Ramona Shelburne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Gai Assulin
(Association football player)
Gai Assulin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nahariya
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Aaron Krickstein
(Tennis player)
Aaron Krickstein
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Andre Spitzer
(Israeli Fencing Master and Coach of Israel’s 1972 Summer Olympics Team)
Andre Spitzer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Timișoara, Romania
Died: September 6, 1972
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 37 
Ken Holtzman
(Baseball player)
Ken Holtzman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
Noah Rubin
(Tennis player)
Noah Rubin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merrick, New York
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Jay Fiedler
(American football player)
Jay Fiedler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oceanside, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Ryan Lavarnway
(Baseball player)
Ryan Lavarnway
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Sylven Landesberg
(Basketball player)
Sylven Landesberg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 42 
Joe Alexander
(Basketball player)
Joe Alexander
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Sasha Meneghel
(Model, Actress)
Sasha Meneghel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 44 
Tom Okker
(Tennis player)
Tom Okker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Tony Bullimore
(Businessperson)
Tony Bullimore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochford, England
Died: July 31, 2018
 46 
Linoy Ashram
(Rhythmic gymnast)
Linoy Ashram
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 47 
T. J. Cline
(Basketball player)
T. J. Cline
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 48 
Jay Berger
(Tennis player, Tennis coach)
Jay Berger
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Jennifer Sey
(Artistic gymnast, Writer)
Jennifer Sey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: United States
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Alexandre Lippmann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23, 1960