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Famous Athletes from Bahrain

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List of famous athletes from Bahrain, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Bahrain has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Bahrain athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Bahrain and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Bahrain then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

A factual list, featuring athletes like Sayed Mahmood Jalal and Abbas Ahmed Khamis.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Bahrain athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Bahrain?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Bahrain in order to get more information about each one.



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    Belal Mansoor Ali is a middle distance runner now representing Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. He was born John Yego on 17 October 1988 in Kenya. A lot of controversy has surrounded his age, starting when he won the 1500 metres race at the 2005 IAAF World Youth Championships in Marrakech, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya, Bahrain
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    Faouzi Mubarak Aaish is a Bahraini professional football player who plays for Al-Sailiya and the Bahrain national football team.more

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    • Team: Al-Siliya
    • Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
    • Nationality: Morocco, Bahrain
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    Yusuf Saad Kamel, born Gregory Konchellah, was the 2009 world champion at 1500 meters, representing Bahrain after his switch from Kenya. He specializes in the 1500 metres and 800 metres. He was born in Narok, Kenya. He trains with PACE Sports Management and is coached by Ricky Simms. He is the son of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Narok, Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya, Bahrain
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    Rashid Ramzi
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    Rashid Ramzi is a Moroccan-Bahraini track and field athlete competing internationally for Bahrain in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. Ramzi was investigated by the IAAF after the 2008 Summer Games and was stripped of his gold medal for doping. Ramzi was born in Asfi, Morocco. After transferring to ...more

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    • Birthplace: Safi, Morocco
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Tareq Mubarak Taher, born as Dennis Kipkurui Sang, is a middle-distance runner who represents Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. His speciality is the 3000 metres steeplechase. His personal best time of 8:06.13 minutes is also the Bahraini national record, set on 13 July 2009 at the Athens ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya, Bahrain
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    Maryam Yusuf Jamal is a Bahraini middle-distance runner. She is the first Bahraini athlete to win an Olympic medal, a bronze medal in the 1500m women's race, in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Born in Ethiopia, 2005 was her first full season. She gained the national record and ran the fastest 3000 m ...more

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    • Birthplace: Arsi Province, Ethiopia
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Sameera Al Bitar, sometimes listed as "Samira" or "Al-Bitar", is a 2-time Olympic swimmer from Bahrain. She was one of the first Muslim women representing an Arabian Peninsula country to swim in the Olympic Games, when she swam for Bahrain in the 50 metre freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The New ...more

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    • Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Sayed Mohammed Jaffer

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    Sayyid Muhammad Ja'far is a Bahraini footballer currently playing with Muharraq and the Bahrain national football team.more

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    • Team: Muharraq Club
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Abbas Ahmed Khamis

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    Abbas Ahmed Khamis
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    Abbas Ahmed Khamis is a footballer from Bahrain. He plays for Bahrainian football club Al-Ahli Manama, and has played in the Bahrain national football team. He was part of the Bahrain team in AFC Asian Cup 2007 and 2011more

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    • Team: Al-Ahli
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Ebrahim Al Mishkhas

    Ebrahim Al Mishkhas is a Bahraini football defender. He currently plays for Al-Muharraq Sports Club. Al Mishkhas represented Bahrain at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt.more

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    • Team: Bahrain national football team
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Abdulla Al Marzooqi

    Abdullah Al Marzooqi is a Bahraini footballer.more

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    • Team: Bahrain national football team
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Abbas Ayyad

    Abbas Saeed Ali Mansoor Ayyad is a footballer from Bahrain. He currently plays for the Bahraini football club Al-Ahli, and has played in the Bahrain national football team.more

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    • Team: Bahrain national football team
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Mohamed Hubail

    Mohamed Hubail is a Bahraini footballer who was sentenced to a two year term of imprisonment by a special security court in Bahrain after taking part in pro-democratic reform protests in Bahrain in 2011.more

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    • Team: Muscat
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Mohamed Salmeen

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    Mohamed Salmeen
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    Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Muharraq Club and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing ...more

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    • Team: Dhafra
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Mohamed Husain

    Mohamed Husain Bahzad is a Bahraini football defender who currently plays for Al-Nassr FC in Saudi Arabia and captains the Bahrain national football team.more

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    • Team: Bahrain national football team
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Salman Isa

    Salman Isa Ghuloom, known to many as just Salman Isa, is a Bahraini footballer that plays as a winger or a wingback. He is currently contracted by Al Riffa.more

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    • Team: Bahrain national football team
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Hamad Rakea Al Anezi

    Hamad Rakea Al Anezi is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Al-Riffa of Bahrain and the Bahrain national football team. Hamad was banned by WADA for 24 months after testing positive for steroids. He returned to playing football on 1 June 2010.more

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    • Team: Bahrain national football team
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Hussain Ali Baba

    Hussain Ali Baba Mohamed is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Al-Muharraq and the Bahrain national football team.more

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    • Team: Al Salmiya Club
    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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    Nadia Ejjafini is a Moroccan-born long-distance runner. She switched nationality from her birth country to Bahrain in 2003, and later became an Italian citizen by marriage in 2009.more

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    • Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
    • Nationality: Italy, Bahrain
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    Hussain Salman

    Hussain Salman Makki is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Al-Riffa of Bahrain and the Bahrain national football team. He scored the only goal in a friendly against Inter Milan in January 2007 which ended 5–1.more

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    • Birthplace: Bahrain
    • Nationality: Bahrain
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