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Famous Athletes from Burkina Faso

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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 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
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 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
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.