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

This list features Abdoul-Aziz Nikiema, Ousmane Sanou and more.

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

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

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Sotigui Kouyaté is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Sotigui Kouyaté Sotigui Kouyaté was one of the first Burkinabé actors. He was the father of film director Dani Kouyaté and was a member of the Mandinka ethnic group. Members of ...more

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Aristide Bancé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Aristide Bancé Samsunspor Aristide Bancé is a Burkinabé footballer who plays as a striker for FC Irtysh Pavlodar.

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Abdul Diallo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Abdul Diallo Abdul Moktar Dialo is a footballer.

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Charles Kaboré is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Charles Kaboré Burkina Faso national football team Charles Kaboré is a footballer from Burkina Faso playing for Kuban Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League.

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Wilfried Balima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Wilfried Balima Burkina Faso national football team Wilfried Bendjamin Balima is a Burkinabé international footballer playing for Moldovan National Division club Sheriff Tiraspol as a right defender.

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Alain Traoré is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Alain Traoré Stade Brestois 29 Sibiri Alain Traoré commonly known as Alain Traoré, is a Burkinabé footballer who mainly plays as a striker for AS Monaco, on loan from FC Lorient, and the Burkina Faso ...more

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Florent Rouamba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Florent Rouamba Burkina Faso national football team Florent Rouamba is a Burkinabé professional footballer, who currently plays in France for CA Bastia.

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Jonathan Pitroipa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Jonathan Pitroipa Hamburger SV Beninwende Yann Jonathan Pitroipa is a Burkinabé footballer. He plays as a winger for Al Jazira in UAE Pro-League, whom he joined from French club Stade Rennais in the summer of 2014. At ...more

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Ibrahim Gnanou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Ibrahim Gnanou Burkina Faso national football team Ibrahim Gnanou is a Burkinabé football defender. Although primarily a centre back, he is also able to play full back on either side. Gnanou currently plays for Gabonese side CF Mounana.

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Moumouni Dagano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Moumouni Dagano Burkina Faso national football team Beli Moumouni Dagano is a Burkinabé footballer. He currently plays for Al-Sailiya Sport Club in Qatar.

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Narcisse Yaméogo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Narcisse Yaméogo A.D. Camacha Narcisse Yaméogo is a retired Burkinabé footballer.

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Bakary Koné is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Bakary Koné Burkina Faso national football team Bakary Koné is a Burkinabé footballer who plays as a central defender for French club Lyon.

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Yahia Kébé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Yahia Kébé Troyes AC Yahia Kébé is a Burkinabé football striker. He currently plays for Raja Club Athletic.

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Germain Sanou is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Germain Sanou AS Saint-Étienne Germain Sanou is a Burkinabé international footballer who plays for French team Saint-Étienne B, as a goalkeeper.

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Daouda Diakité is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Daouda Diakité K.V. Turnhout Daouda Diakité is a Burkinabé football goalkeeper. He is currently without a team, having most recently played for Lierse S.K. in Belgium. Diakité capped with the Burkina ...more

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Saïdou Panandétiguiri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Saïdou Panandétiguiri Burkina Faso national football team Saïdou Madi Panandétiguiri is a Burkinabé footballer who currently plays for Pune F.C. in the Indian Super League.

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Abdoulaye Soulama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Abdoulaye Soulama Asante Kotoko Abdoulaye Soulama is a Burkinabé football player who currently plays for Hearts of Oak SC.

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Mahamoudou Kéré is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Mahamoudou Kéré Burkina Faso national football team Mahamoudou Kéré is a Burkinabé football Central defender. He currently plays for Belgian side RWDM Brussels.

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Prejuce Nakoulma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Prejuce Nakoulma Hetman Zamość Préjuce Niguimbe Nakoulma is a Burkinabé footballer, who plays as a striker for Mersin İdman Yurdu and the Burkina Faso national team.

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Bertrand Traoré is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Bertrand Traoré Burkina Faso national football team Bertrand Isidore Traoré is a Burkinabé footballer who plays for Eredivisie club Vitesse on loan from Chelsea and the Burkina Faso national team as an attacking midfielder.

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Wilfried Sanou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Wilfried Sanou 1. FC Köln Wilfried Sanou is a Burkinabé footballer.

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Mamadou Tall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Mamadou Tall Persepolis FC Mamadou Tall is a Burkinabé Football player who is currently Free agent. He was part of the Burkinabé 2002 African Nations Cup team, who finished bottom of group B in the first ...more

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Amadou Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Amadou Coulibaly Grenoble Foot 38 Amadou Tinder Coulibaly is a Burkinabé football player who currently plays as a right back.

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Boureima Galman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Boureima Galman Racing Club de Bobo Boureima Galman is an Ivorian footballer. He currently plays for Racing Club de Bobo.

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Dieudonné Minoungou is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Dieudonné Minoungou F.C. Ryūkyū Dieudonné "Dieudo" Minoungou is a Burkinabé football player who, as of 2008, was playing for F.C. Ryūkyū.

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Paul Koulibaly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Paul Koulibaly Al-Nasr Keba Paul Koulibaly is a Burkinabé football defender who plays for the Burkina Faso national football team. He plays as a centre back or a left back. He currently plays for ENPPI Club in

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Pan Pierre Koulibaly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Pan Pierre Koulibaly Al-Ittihad Pan Pierre Koulibaly is a Burkinabé football striker, and currently plays for Belgian club Montegnée. He is a member of the Burkina Faso national football team. Koulibaly began his ...more

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Boubacar Kébé is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Boubacar Kébé FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin Boubacar Djeidy Kébé is a Burkinabé-Malian footballer, he currently plays for Al-Hilal in Sudan Premier League. He also holds French citizenship.

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Aristide Sawadogo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Aristide Sawadogo Iowa Energy Aristide Sawadogo is a Burkinabé professional basketball player with the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League. After graduating from Division II Clayton State University, Sawadogo, a ...more

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Salif Nogo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Salif Nogo Jiul Petroşani Salif Nogo is a Burkinabé-French footballer. He is currently playing for CSM Metalul Reșița. His starting position is defender.

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Hamadou Derra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Hamadou Derra FC Botoşani Hamadou Derra is a Burkinabé professional footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for Rail Club du Kadiogo.

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Alassane Ouédraogo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Alassane Ouédraogo Alassane Ouédraogo is a Burkinabé football midfielder who plays for SpVgg EGC Wirges.

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Ibrahim Kano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Ibrahim Kano FC Botoşani Ibrahim Kano is a Burkinabé professional footballer. He y plays for Étoile Filante Ouagadougou.

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Adama Sawadogo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Adama Sawadogo Burkina Faso national football team Adama Sawadogo is a Burkinabé international footballer who plays in Gabon for Missile FC, as a goalkeeper.

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Henoc Conombo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Henoc Conombo SC Bastia Henoc Conombo is a Burkinabé footballer, who is currently playing for SO Chambéry Foot.

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Ousmane Traoré is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Ousmane Traoré Cercle Olympique de Bamako Ousmane Traoré is a Burkinabé footballer.

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Abdoul-Aziz Nikiema is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Abdoul-Aziz Nikiema Chamois Niortais FC Abdoul-Aziz Nikiema is a Burkinabé football midfielder who last played for C.D. Trofense in the Liga de Honra.

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Issouf Sanou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Issouf Sanou Etoile Filante Ouagadougou Issouf Sanou is a footballer from Burkina Faso, who plays for Etoile Filante Ouagadougou.

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John Pelu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
John Pelu F.K. Haugesund John Pelu is a Burkinabé-born Swedish professional footballer who currently plays for Strindheim.

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Mamadou Zongo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Mamadou Zongo Mamadou "Bebeto" Zongo is a former Burkinabé football player and current coach.

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Dieudonné Yarga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Dieudonné Yarga ASFA Yennega Dieudonné Yarga is a Burkinabé football player who currently plays for ASFA Yennega as a goalkeeper.

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Seydou Traoré is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Seydou Traoré Al Qadisiya Kuwait Seydou Traoré is a former Burkinabé footballer.

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Daouda Compaoré is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Daouda Compaoré ASFA Yennega Daouda Compaoré is a Burkinabé football player who currently plays for ASFA Yennega as a goalkeeper.

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Boureima Maïga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Boureima Maïga Boureima Maïga is a Burkinabé football player, who currently plays for Lance FC de Réo.

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Hamado Ouedraogo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Hamado Ouedraogo Hamado Kassi Ouédraogo is a footballer from Burkina Faso, who last played for US Orléans in the French Championnat National.

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Patrick Zoundi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Patrick Zoundi Patrick Zoundi is a Burkinabé footballer who plays for 1. FC Saarbrücken in the Regionalliga Südwest.

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Amadou Séré is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Amadou Séré Etoile Filante Ouagadougou Amadou Séré is a Burkinabé football goalkeeper with Etoile Filante Ouagadougou of the Burkinabé Premier League.

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Issouf Ouattara is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Issouf Ouattara Issouf Ouattara is a Burkinabé professional footballer who plays as a forward.

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Romeo Kambou is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Romeo Kambou Romeo Kambou is a Burkinabé international footballer, who last played as striker for Sarawak FA. He previously played for clubs in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar as well as in Burkina

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Bèbè Kambou is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso
Bèbè Kambou CS Louhans-Cuiseaux Roméo Bébé Kambou is a Burkinabé football player, who is currently playing for FC Montceau Bourgogne.