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

This list features Mohammed Tchité, Arthémon Hatungimana and more.

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

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

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David Habarugira is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
David Habarugira Burundi national football team David Habarugira is a Burundian footballer who currently plays for Belgian Second Division side FC Brussels.

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Mohammed Tchité is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Racing de Santander Mohamed 'Mémé' Gasana Tchité is a footballer who plays for Romanian club FC Petrolul Ploiești as a striker. He spent most of his professional career in Belgium, with ...more

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Jimmy Gatete is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Rayon Sport Jimmy Gatete is a retired Rwandan footballer. Commonly known as 'God Of Goals' by the local fans, Gatete is believed to be the most prolific striker Rwandan football has ever known.

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Davy Uwimana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Davy Uwimana is a Canadian former professional soccer player who last played for the Trois-Rivières Attak. He was born in Bujumbura, Burundi.

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Shabani Nonda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Shabani Nonda Congo DR national football team Shabani Christophe Nonda is a retired DR Congolese international footballer who played as a striker. He earned 36 caps and scored 20 goals for the DR Congo, and was selected for their squad for ...more

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Saidi Ntibazonkiza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Burundi national football team Saidi Ntibazonkiza is a Burundian footballer, who plays for Turkish football club Akhisar Belediyespor and the Burundian national team.

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Saidi Ndikumana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Saidi Ndikumana Burundi national football team Saidi Ndikumana is a Burundian defender who played with AS Rangers in the Burundi Second Division.

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Valery Nahayo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Valery Nahayo Burundi national football team Valery Twite Nahayo is a Burundian international footballer who plays professionally for South African team Mpumalanga Black Aces, as a central defender.

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Selemani Ndikumana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Selemani Ndikumana Burundi national football team Selemani Yamin Ndikumana is a Burundian footballer who currently plays for KF Tirana.

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Vladimir Niyonkuru is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Vladimir Niyonkuru Azam FC Vladimir Niyonkuru is a Burundian goalkeeper with Azzam United in the Tanzanian Premier League in Tanzania.

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Dugary Ndabashinze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Dugary Ndabashinze K.R.C. Genk Dugary Ndabashinze is a Burundian football midfielder who currently plays for Tubize in the Belgian Second Division.

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Alain Ndizeye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Alain Ndizeye Burundi national football team Alain Bangama Ndizeye is a Burundian defender who plays with AS Inter Star in the Burundi Premier League.

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Emmanuel Ngama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Emmanuel Ngama Burundi national football team Emmanuel Ngama is a Burundian football player currently playing for Atlanta Lions.

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Faty Papy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Faty Papy Burundi national football team Faty Papy is a Burundian professional association football player who currently plays for Bidvest Wits in the South African Premier Soccer League. He also plays with the Burundi national ...more

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Floribert Ndayisaba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Floribert Ndayisaba FK Baku Floribert Tambwe Ndayisaba is a Burundian footballer, who currently plays for Bidco United.

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Karim Nizigiyimana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Karim Nizigiyimana Burundi national football team Karim Niizigiyimana is a Burundian defender who plays with AS Vita Club in the Linafoot. On 20 January 2015, Karim joins Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia.

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Fuadi Ndayisenga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
SC Kiyovu Sport Fuadi Ndayisenga is a Burundian midfielder who plays with SC Kiyovu Sport in the Rwandan Premier League.

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Musaba Selemani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Musaba Selemani Burundi national football team Musaba Selemani is a Burundian footballer who currently plays for RDC Cointe-Liège.

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Vénuste Niyongabo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Vénuste Niyongabo Vénuste Niyongabo is a Burundian former middle-distance runner. In 1996, he became the first Olympic medalist from Burundi by winning the 5000 metres at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He had ...more

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Omar Mussa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Omar Mussa SK Wilrijk Omar Mbanza Mussa Rukundo is a Burundian international footballer, who has played for most of his professional career in Belgium, he plays for Belgian team SK Wilrijk in the 1ste provinciale ...more

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Kassim Bizimana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Kassim Bizimana VV Sneek Kassim Bizimana is a Burundian striker who played with VV Sneek in the Netherlands.

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Sutch Ndayishimiye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Sutch Ndayishimiye Vital'O Sutche Wambo is a Burundian football player who currently plays for Vital`O FC.

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Janvier Ndikumana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Janvier Ndikumana Burundi national football team Janvier Ndikumana is a Burundian goalkeeper who currently plays for Randaberg. He played his first international game on 21 June 2008 in Rades against Tunisia, he played 21 minutes and to ...more

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Olivier Bahati is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Olivier Bahati Burundi national football team Olivier Bahati is a Burundian footballer who plays as a defender for Mukura Victory Sports FC in the Rwandan Premier League. Bahati started his career with Mukura Victory Sports in 2004.

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Waso Ramadhani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Waso Ramadhani Simba SC Waso Ramadhani is a Burundian defender who played with Simba SC in the Tanzanian Premier League. He played 4 years in the Tanzanian Premier League, first by Young Africans FC and now by Simba ...more

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Hassan Hakizimana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Hassan Hakizimana Burundi national football team Hassan Hakizimana is a Burundian football player who currently plays for Atlético Olympic FC.

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Claude Nahimana is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Claude Nahimana Burundi national football team Claude Nahimana is a Burundian football player who currently plays for Atlético Olympic FC.

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Hussein Nzeyimana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Hussein Nzeyimana Burundi national football team Hussein Nzeyimana is a Burundian football player who currently plays for Rayon Sports FC.

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Jeff Nzorika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Jeff Nzorika Vital'O Jeff Nzorika is a Burundian football player who currently plays for Vital`O FC.

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Henri Mbazumutima is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Henri Mbazumutima Vital'O Henri Mbazumutima is a Burundian midfielder who played with Vital'O F.C. in the Burundi Premier League.

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Gabriel Nzeyimana Longo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Gabriel Nzeyimana Longo Burundi national football team Gabriel Nzeyimana Longo is a Burundian football player who currently plays for AS Solidarité Port-Gentil FC.

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Cédric Ciza is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Cédric Ciza is a Burundian footballer who plays for R.S.C. Anderlecht.

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Amadou Touré is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Amadou Touré is a Burundian-Burkinabé football player who, is playing for FC Wiltz 71 in Luxembourg.

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Jaffar Manirambona is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Jaffar Manirambona Burundi national football team Jaffar Manirambona is a Burundian football player who currently plays for Rayon Sports FC.

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Abdallah Nahimana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Abdallah Nahimana Burundi national football team Abdallah Nahimana is a Burundian football player who currently plays for the Burundi national football team.

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Arthémon Hatungimana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Arthémon Hatungimana Arthémon Hatungimana is a former middle distance runner from Burundi. In 1995, he won a silver medal in 800 metres at the World Championships in Athletics.

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Aloÿs Nizigama is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Aloÿs Nizigama is a retired Burundian long-distance runner who specialized in the 5000 and 10,000 metres. His personal best 10,000 metres time was 27:20.38 minutes, achieved in July 1995 in ...more

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Charles Nkazamyampi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Charles Nkazamyampi Charles Nkazamyampi is a retired middle distance runner from Burundi. The 1992 African champion, he was unable to compete at the 1992 Summer Olympics because Burundi did not participate. In 1993 ...more

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Dieudonné Kwizera is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Dieudonné Kwizera Dieudonné Kwizera is a retired Burundian middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres. In 1987 he won a bronze medal at the All-Africa Games in Nairobi, and the next year he ...more

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Jean-Patrick Nduwimana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Burundi
Jean-Patrick Nduwimana is a Burundian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres. In 2001 he won a silver medal at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane and a bronze at the IAAF Grand ...more