Athletes Famous Athletes from Algeria

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List of famous athletes from Algeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Algeria 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 Algerian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Algeria 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 Algeria then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, like Nassim Hamlaoui and Laïd Madouni.

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

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

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Matteo Ferrari Genoa C.F.C. Matteo Ferrari is an Italian footballer, who last played as a defender for the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer. He has also played top-flight football for several Italian clubs in Serie ...more

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Nouria Mérah-Benida Nouria Merah-Benida is a former Algerian middle distance runner. At the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg Merah-Benida won silver medals in both 800 metres and 1500 metres. At the 2000 ...more

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Hassiba Boulmerka Hassiba Boulmerka is a former Algerian middle distance athlete. In 1992, she became the first Algerian to win an Olympic title.

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Souad Aït Salem Souad Aït Salem is an Algerian long-distance runner who specializes mainly in the half marathon and marathon. She was born in Mecheria. She won gold in the 10,000 metres at the 2000 African ...more

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Mahmoud Guendouz Mahmoud Guendouz is an Algerian former footballer and coach. He currently manages Nejmeh SC in the Lebanese Premier League. A stalwart of the Algerian national team during its greatest period on ...more

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Lakhdar Belloumi Lakhdar Belloumi is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa. He is said to have ...more

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Jean Fernandez Jean Fernandez is a football manager, who was most recently the manager of French side Montpellier HSC. He has previously managed FC Metz and Marseille, where French national team star Franck ...more

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Célestin Oliver Célestin Oliver was a French football striker. He was part of the French national team during the 1958 FIFA World Cup tournament.

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Rabah Madjer Mustapha Rabah Madjer is a retired Algerian footballer. A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian ...more

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Salah Assad Salah Assad is a former Algerian football striker and manager. He played for RC Kouba, where he won an Algerian tournament in 1981 and one African Cup Winner's Cup, and in France for FC Mulhouse ...more

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Djamel Menad Djamel Menad is a retired Algerian footballer who played as a forward, and a current manager.

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Ali Saïdi-Sief Ali Saidi-Sief is an Algerian Olympic runner. His speciality is the 1500 m race, but he took a silver medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics for the 5000 m, losing the gold to Ethiopian athlete ...more

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Amar Benikhlef Amar Benikhlef is an Algerian judoka who competed in the middleweight division. He won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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Mehdi-Selim Khelifi Mehdi-Selim Khelifi is a Cross-country Skier from Algeria.

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Tedj Bensaoula Tedj Bensaoula is an Algerian football manager and former player. He currently manages CR Témouchent in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2.

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Baya Rahouli Baya Rahouli is an Algerian athlete who competes in the triple jump. She is a former African record holder in this event, and has two African championship titles, beating Françoise Mbango ...more

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Djabir Saïd-Guerni Aïssa Djabir Saïd-Guerni is a retired Algerian athlete who competed in the 800 metres. He announced his retirement on 6 May 2007, following injury problems. His personal best time was ...more

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Lamine Ouahab Lamine Ouahab is a professional tennis player. Having represented Algeria until the end of 2013, he acquired a Moroccan passport in late 2013 and now represents Morocco.

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Joseph Alcazar Joseph Alcazar was a French association football striker. He was part of the French national team at the FIFA World Cup 1934.

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Ernest Libérati Ernest Liberati was a French footballer. He played as a forward. He was part of the France national football team at the FIFA World Cup 1930.

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Soraya Haddad Soraya Haddad is an Algerian judoka. She won the bronze medal in the -52 kg weight class at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was African champion four times: 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011, and also a ...more

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Georges Lamia Georges Lamia was a French former football goalkeeper. He played for France at the Euro 1960. He died on March 10th 2014 from Natural Causes just 4 days before his 81st birthday.

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Youcef Abdi Youcef Abdi is an Australian athlete who specializes in the 3000 m steeplechase. He changed his allegiance from Algeria in 2000.

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Gérard Buscher Gérard Buscher is a former professional French association football player and now manager. Buscher has a son, Mickael Buscher who last played for Tunisian CA Bizertin.

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Mohamed Seguer ASO Chlef Mohamed Seguer is an Algerian football player who is currently playing as a forward for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

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Nabil Kebbab Nabil Kebbab is an Algerian swimmer who competes in the freestyle events. He won the bronze medal in the men's 100 m freestyle event at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, and represented his native ...more

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Lucien Jasseron Lucien Jasseron was a French footballer. He played for Le Havre AC and RC Paris, and was part of France in the 1938 World Cup. He then had a coaching career.

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Hocine Yahi Hocine Yahi is a retired Algerian international footballer who played at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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Ahmed Mihoubi Ahmed Mihoubi was an Algerian-born French former international football defender.

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Nora Hamou Maamar Nora Hamou Maamar is an Algerian international football midfielder, born and raised in France, who plays for Montpellier HSC. Having played for MHSC since 2002, she has won two Leagues and three ...more

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Noureddine Morceli Noureddine Morceli is a retired Algerian middle-distance track athlete, winner of the 1500 m run at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Born in Ténès, Noureddine Morceli rose to athletic ...more

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Khaled Lemmouchia Algeria national football team Khaled Lemmouchia is an Algerian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. Lemmouchia is a former Algerian youth international having played briefly for the under-20 team during the ...more

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Kamal Boulahfane Kamal Boulahfane is a former Algerian runner, who specialized in the 1500 metres. He was born in Djimla.

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Abderrahmane Hammad Abderrahmane Hammad Zaheer is a former Algerian track and field athlete who competed in the high jump. He represented his country at the Summer Olympics in 2000, taking the bronze medal and made ...more

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Mourad Amara Mourad Sadegh Amara is a retired Algerian international football goalkeeper. He represented Algeria in several tournaments those being the 1980 Summer Olympics, 1982 FIFA World Cup, 1986 FIFA ...more

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Salim Iles Salim Iles is an Algerian swimmer who competes in the freestyle events. He was named Algerian Sportsman of the Year in 1998. He is a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program.

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Djamel Mesbah Algeria national football team Djamel Eddine Mesbah is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a left back and left wing-back for Italian Serie A club Sampdoria. An Algerian international, Mesbah was a member of the ...more

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Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba Real Sociedad Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for CA Osasuna on loan from Real Sociedad in Spain and the Algeria national team. A versatile defender, he can ...more

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Faouzi Chaouchi Algeria national football team Faouzi Chaouchi is an Algerian professional football goalkeeper who last played for Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club MC Alger and the Algerian national team. Chaouchi is considered to be ...more

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William Ayache William Ayache is a retired French association football defender.

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Réda Benzine Réda Benzine is an Algerian runner who specializes in the 5000 metres.

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Yasmina Azzizi-Kettab Yasmina Azzizi-Kettab is a retired Algerian heptathlete.

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Abderrahmane Derouaz Abderrahmane Derouaz is a retired Algerian international footballer. He represented Algeria in the 1980 Summer Olympics.

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Salima Souakri Salima Souakri is an Algerian judoka. She finished in joint fifth place in the extra-lightweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics, having lost the bronze medal match to Yolanda Soler of ...more

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Rafik Halliche CD Nacional Rafik Halliche is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for Qatar SC as a central defender. He started playing in 2005 with Hussein Dey, going on to spend the vast majority of his career ...more

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Samir Zaoui ASO Chlef Samir Zaoui is an Algerian football player who is currently playing for ASO Chlef in the Algerian Championnat National.

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Tarek Boukensa Tarek Boukensa is an Algerian runner, who specializes in the 1500 metres.

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Abdelkader Laïfaoui ES Sétif Abdelkader Laïfaoui is an Algerian international footballer who plays for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back. An ...more

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Salah Larbes Salah Larbès is a former Algerian international footballer. He played as a midfielder. He represented Algeria at the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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Yacine Bezzaz Valenciennes FC Yacine Bezzaz is an Algerian football who plays as a winger for MC Oran in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.