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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 listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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 ...more

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Faouzi Aaish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Al-Siliya Faouzi Mubarak Aaish is a Bahraini professional football player who plays for Al-Sailiya and the Bahrain national football team.

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Yusuf Saad Kamel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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 ...more

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Rashid Ramzi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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 ...more

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Tareq Mubarak Taher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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 ...more

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Maryam Yusuf Jamal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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 ...more

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Sameera Al-Bitar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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 ...more

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Sayed Mohammed Jaffer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Sayed Mohammed Jaffer Muharraq Club Sayyid Muhammad Ja'far is a Bahraini footballer currently playing with Muharraq and the Bahrain national football team.

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Abbas Ahmed Khamis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Abbas Ahmed Khamis Al-Ahli 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 ...more

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Ebrahim Al Mishkhas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Ebrahim Al Mishkhas Bahrain national football team 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.

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Abdulla Al Marzooqi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Abdulla Al Marzooqi Bahrain national football team Abdullah Al Marzooqi is a Bahraini footballer.

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Abbas Ayyad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Abbas Ayyad Bahrain national football team 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.

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Mohamed Hubail is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Mohamed Hubail Muscat 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 ...more

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Mohamed Salmeen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Mohamed Salmeen Dhafra 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 ...more

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Mohamed Husain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Mohamed Husain Bahrain national football team 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.

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Salman Isa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Salman Isa Bahrain national football team 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.

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Hamad Rakea Al Anezi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Hamad Rakea Al Anezi Bahrain national football team 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 ...more

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Hussain Ali Baba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Hussain Ali Baba Al Salmiya Club Hussain Ali Baba Mohamed is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Al-Muharraq and the Bahrain national football team.

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Nadia Ejjafini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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.

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Hussain Salman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
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 ...more

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Hasan Mahboob is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Hasan Mahboob Ali is a Bahraini long-distance runner. He became a naturalized citizen of Bahrain ahead of the 2006 season. His personal best time for the 10,000 metres is 27:22.40 minutes, ...more

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Rashid Al-Dosari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Rashid Al-Dosari Muharraq Club Rashid Al-Dosari is a Bahraini footballer.

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Jamal Rashid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Jamal Rashid Dhofar Jamal Rashid Abdulrahman Yusuf commonly known as Jamal Rashid is a Bahraini footballer who plays for Al-Muharraq SC in the Bahraini Premier League.

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Sayed Mahmood Jalal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Sayed Mahmood Jalal Al Salmiya Club Sayed Mahmood Jalal is a Bahraini footballer currently playing with Al Muharraq Club of Bahrain and the Bahrain national football team. After starting at Al-Shabab, Sayed Mahmood Jalal joined ...more

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Talal Yousef is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Talal Yousef Riffa Talal Yousif Mohammed, known mainly as Talal Yousif, is a Bahraini footballer. He currently plays for Al-Riffa. Yousif plays mainly as an offensive midfielder and sometimes as a striker. He is ...more

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Ali Aamer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Ali Aamer Muharraq Club Ali Aamer is a Bahraini footballer who is a midfielder for Muharraq Club. He is a member of the Bahrain national football team.

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Sayed Mohamed Adnan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Sayed Mohamed Adnan Sayed Mohamed Adnan is a Bahraini footballer who currently plays for Al Hidd.

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Ahmed Al Hujairi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Ahmed Al Hujairi Ahmed Ebrahim Yusuf Al Hujairi is a Bahraini footballer. He currently plays for Al-Ahli of Bahrain as well as the Bahrain national football team.

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Rashad Jamal Salem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Rashad Jamal Salem Rashad Jamal Salem is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Al-Najma of Bahrain and the Bahrain national football team.

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Husain Ali is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Husain Ali Husain Ali is a Bahraini football player known as Husain Pele. Currently playing for Muharraq Club of Bahrain and the Bahrain national football team, he was top goalscorer in the Bahraini ...more

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Hamad Al Fardan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Hamad Al Fardan Hamad Al Fardan, also known as The Mystro, is a Bahraini racing driver and musician. He is the first Bahraini to drive at GP2 Series level.

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Humood Sultan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Hamood Sultan Mathkoor is a former Bahraini football goalkeeper. He spent his career at Muharraq Club and was a key member of his team's successes in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Duaij Naser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Duaij Naser Duaij Naser Abdulla is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Al-Hala of Bahrain and the Bahrain national football team.

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Saleh Farhan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Saleh Farhan Saleh Ahmed Farhan is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Al-Riffa of Bahrain and the Bahrain national football team.He is of Syrian descent.

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Ruqaya Al-Ghasra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Ruqaya Al-Ghasra Ruqaya Al-Ghasra, is a Bahraini athlete. She was one of the first women to represent Bahrain at the Olympic Games, by taking part in the women's 100 metres sprint at the 2004 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Abdelhak Zakaria is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Abdelhak Zakaria Mohammed Abdelhak Zakaria is a retired Moroccan-Bahraini long-distance runner. He switched nationality from his birth country of Morocco.

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Aadam Ismaeel Khamis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Bahrain
Aadam Ismaeel Khamis is a long-distance runner now representing Bahrain after his switch from Kenya. According to Bahraini officials, he was born Hosea Kosgei on 12 February 1989 in Kenya. Like ...more