Famous Swiss Sportspersons

Find out more about the greatest Swiss Sportspersons, including Roger Federer, Sepp Blatter, Xherdan Shaqiri, Roman Bürki and Granit Xhaka.

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 Roger Federer

Roger Federer
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer has won the most number of men's Grand Slam singles titles. He is the only person to be honored with the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award on four occasions. Despite enduring several injuries, Federer continues to dominate the tennis court.

 2 Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis
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Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kosice

 3 Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

 4 Mirka Federer

Mirka Federer
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bojnice, Slovakia

Mirka Federer is a Swiss former tennis player best known as the wife of legendary tennis player Roger Federer whom she met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Having supported Federer throughout his career, Mirka is often praised for being a pillar of strength and is largely credited for Roger Federer's achievements on the tennis court. 

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 5 Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gjilan

 6 Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
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 7 Cesaro

Cesaro
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland
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 8 Clint Capela

Clint Capela
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
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 9 Stephan Lichtsteiner

Stephan Lichtsteiner
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adligenswil

 10 Yann Sommer

Yann Sommer
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morges
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 11 Lucien Favre

Lucien Favre
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Barthélemy

 12 Daniel Bernhardt

Daniel Bernhardt
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Famous As: Actor, Martial artist, Model
Birthdate: August 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ittigen

 13 Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara
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Famous As: Bicycler
Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wohlen, Switzerland

Nicknamed Spartacus, Swiss retired cyclist and Olympic gold medalist Fabian Cancellara is a four-time world time trial champion. He also won both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix thrice. He had started cycling at 13, after finding an old family bike. He was also good at football and skiing.

 14 Volkan Oezdemir

Volkan Oezdemir
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: September 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland

Volkan Oezdemir is a Swiss professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxing practitioner. He competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in mixed martial arts and competed for Superkombat Fighting Championship in the heavyweight division in kickboxing. He has won the Performance of the Night award twice and the Battle of the Vikings Tournament once.

 15 Thabo Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vevey, Switzerland

 16 Louis Chevrolet

Louis Chevrolet
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Famous As: Co-founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company
Birthdate: December 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: June 6, 1941

Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss race car driver. He is credited with co-founding the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, which is currently a major manufacturer of cars. He is also credited with founding the Frontenac Motor Corporation. Louis Chevrolet was inducted into several halls of fame, including the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

 17 Breel Embolo

Breel Embolo
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Famous As: Football player - Forward
Birthdate: February 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 18 Roman Bürki

Roman Bürki
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 19 Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter
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Famous As: Functionary, Economist
Birthdate: March 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Visp

 20 Nico Hischier

Nico Hischier
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naters, Valais, Switzerland

 21 Belinda Bencic

Belinda Bencic
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flawil, Switzerland

 22 Philippe Senderos

Philippe Senderos
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Famous As: Retired Footballer defender position
Birthdate: February 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

 23 Kevin Mbabu

Kevin Mbabu
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chêne-Bougeries

 24 Clay Regazzoni

Clay Regazzoni
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mendrisio, Switzerland
Died: December 15, 2006

 25 Johan Djourou

Johan Djourou
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Famous As: Football Centre Back player
Birthdate: January 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

 26 Fabian Schär

Fabian Schär
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wil

 27 Alisha Lehmann

Alisha Lehmann
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 21, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tägertschi, Switzerland

 28 Manuel Akanji

Manuel Akanji
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wiesendangen, Switzerland

 29 Andy Hug

Andy Hug
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Famous As: Karateka
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: August 24, 2000

 30 Admir Mehmedi

Admir Mehmedi
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gostivar

 31 Blerim Džemaili

Blerim Džemaili
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Famous As: Footballer midfielder position
Birthdate: April 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tetovo, North Macedonia

 32 Timea Bacsinszky

Timea Bacsinszky
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

 33 Sébastien Buemi

Sébastien Buemi
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Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: October 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aigle, Switzerland

 34 Denis Zakaria

Denis Zakaria
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Famous As: Footballer defensive midfielder position
Birthdate: November 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

 35 Albian Ajeti

Albian Ajeti
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Famous As: Footballer striker position
Birthdate: February 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

 36 Saidy Janko

Saidy Janko
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Famous As: Football Right back, Right winger
Birthdate: October 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

 37 Pajtim Kasami

Pajtim Kasami
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Famous As: Football Midfielder
Birthdate: June 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Andelfingen, Switzerland

 38 Josip Drmić

Josip Drmić
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Famous As: Footballer striker position
Birthdate: August 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lachen, Switzerland

 39 Joan Gamper

Joan Gamper
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Famous As: Association football player, Businessperson
Birthdate: November 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winterthur
Died: July 30, 1930

 40 Alexander Frei

Alexander Frei
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basel

 41 Mario Gavranović

Mario Gavranović
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Famous As: Footballer forward position
Birthdate: November 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lugano, Switzerland

 42 Timm Klose

Timm Klose
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 43 Lara Gut-Behrami

Lara Gut-Behrami
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Famous As: Alpine Ski racer
Birthdate: April 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sorengo, Switzerland

 44 Ruben Vargas

Ruben Vargas
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Famous As: Footballer winger position
Birthdate: August 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Adligenswil, Switzerland

 45 Diego Benaglio

Diego Benaglio
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Famous As: Football Goalkeeper
Birthdate: September 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

 46 Gaetano Berardi

Gaetano Berardi
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Famous As: Football Defender
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sorengo, Switzerland

 47 Roman Josi

Roman Josi
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bern

 48 Edimilson Fernandes

Edimilson Fernandes
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Famous As: Footballer attacking midfielder position
Birthdate: April 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sion, Switzerland

 49 Stéphane Lambiel

Stéphane Lambiel
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Martigny, Valais, Switzerland

 50 Ramona Bachmann

Ramona Bachmann
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malters, Switzerland