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

This list includes Shaker Mahmoud, Nabeel Abbas and more.

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

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

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Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Charlotte Hornets William Anthony "Tony" Parker, Jr. is a French professional basketball player who plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. The son of a professional ...more

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Jaouad Zairi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Olympiacos Jaouad Zairi is a Moroccan footballer currently playing for Monts d'Or Azergues Foot in the Championnat de France amateur.

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Younis Mahmoud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Al-Wakra Younis Mahmoud Khalaf; born 3 February 1983 in Al-Dibs, Kirkuk, Iraq is an Iraqi football player who plays as a striker for the Iraq national football team. Currently, Mahmoud plays for Iraqi ...more

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Hawar Mulla Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Zob Ahan FC Hawar Mulla Mohammed Taher Zebari is an Iraqi Kurdish football player, who plays as Winger and Wingback positions for Arbil in Iraq. Hawar was known to be one of the best players in Iraqi ...more

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Mahdi Karim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Arbil FC Mahdi Karim Ajeel is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays as a winger for Al-Shorta in Iraq and the Iraq national football team.

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Saad Attiya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Arbil FC Saad Attiya Hafidh is an Iraqi football defender playing for the Al-Mina'a football club in Iraq.

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Emad Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Iraq national football team Emad Mohammed Ridha is a coach and former Iraqi football striker. He has taken over coaching the last team he played for Al-Zawraa in September 2014 for the upcoming season.

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Noor Sabri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Iraq national football team Noor Sabri Abbas Hasan Al-Bairawi, simply known as Noor Sabri is an Iraqi football goalkeeper. He is currently playing for Naft Al-Wasat in Iraq.

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Qusay Munir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Iraq national football team Qusay Muneer Abboodi Al-Hussein is an Iraqi footballer who is a midfielder for Al-Shorta in Iraqi Premier League and the Iraq national football team. Munir, the defensive midfielder of the Iraqi ...more

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Nashat Akram is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Iraq national football team Nashat Akram Abid Ali Al-Eissa is an Iraqi former professional footballer who last played for Erbil. He was an Iraqi international. He usually played as a Playmaker or as an attacking midfielder ...more

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Haidar Abdul-Amir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Al Zawraa Haidar Abdul-Amir Hussain is an Iraqi football defender playing for the Al-Zawraa football club in Iraq, and known as one of the calmest players in Iraq.

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Bassim Abbas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Iraq national football team Bassim Abbas Gatea Al-Ogaili simply known as Bassim Abbas, is an Iraqi professional footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Baghdad football club in Iraq and the Iraq national football

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Salih Sadir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Ahed Salih Sadir Salih Al-Sadoun is an Iraqi midfielder. He currently plays for Zakho. Previously, Sadir played with Rah Ahan F.C. in the Iran Pro League on loan. He also plays for the Iraq national ...more

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Moshe Agami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Moshe Agami Moshe Agami is a former Israeli professional football player who is best known for his time with Maccabi Haifa, when he led the club to a 4-1 victory over city rivals, Hapoel, while the majority ...more

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Hussein Saeed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Hussein Saeed Mohammed is a former Iraqi footballer who played as a forward for the Iraqi Premier League club Al Talaba and the Iraqi national team. Saeed is in the 14th place in the list of top ...more

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Razzaq Farhan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Al Quwa Al Jawiya Razzaq Farhan Mussa is an Iraqi footballer and Olympic athlete. Razzaq Farhan is an instinctive goalscorer, whose speed in thought and deed makes up for his size and power. The Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya ...more

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David Cox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
David Cox David Cox is a Scottish footballer, playing as a forward for Peterhead in Scottish League One. He has previously played for Kilmarnock, Montrose, Annan Athletic and Alloa Athletic.

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Haidar Abdul-Razzaq is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Al Talaba Haidar Abdul-Razzaq Hassan is an Iraqi footballer who plays as a defender for Sulaymaniya FC. He is a member of the Iraq national football team.

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Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Sepahan Abdul-Wahab Abu Al-Hail Labid is an coach and former Iraqi football midfielder. He has took over coaching the last team he played for Al-Talaba in September 2013 for the upcoming season.

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Ahmad Mnajed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Duhok football club Ahmad Mnajed Abbas is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays for Sulaymaniya FC in Iraq and the Iraq national football team. He usually plays the Second striker position.

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Ahmad Salah Alwan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Arbil FC Ahmad Salah Alwan is an Iraqi footballer who plays for Al-Talaba in Iraq.

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Ahmed Radhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Ahmed Radhi Hmaiesh Al-Salehi is a former Iraqi football player and a current politician. Widely regarded as Iraq's best player of all-time, Radhi scored the only Iraqi goal in the 1986 FIFA ...more

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Oday Taleb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Duhok football club Oday Talib is an Iraqi Goalkeeper who plays for Duhok FC in Iraq.

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Salam Shaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Salam Shaker Al-Khor Salam Shaker Ali Dad is an Iraqi football player who plays for Al-Shorta in Iraq and for the Iraq national football team. He was part of Iraq B team in the 2007 King's Cup. He played his first ...more

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Ahmad Ali Jaber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Al Zawraa Ahmad Ali Jaber is an Iraqi football goalkeeper. He is part of the Iraq national football team and still plays for Al-Zawraa in Iraq. He played in all four of Iraq’s matches in the 2004 AFC ...more

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Alaa Abdul-Zahra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Alaa Abdul-Zahra Qatar Sports Club Alaa Abdul-Zahra Khashen Al-Azzawi is an Iraqi football player who currently plays for Al-Shorta. He is also a member of Iraq national football team. His nickname is Kaka of Iraq or Iraqi Kaka.

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Nabeel Abbas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Nabeel Abbas Najaf football club Nabeel Abbas Lafta is an Iraqi football defender. He currently plays for Najaf FC in Iraq transferring from Arbil FC for his third stint with the club.

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Ali Rehema is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Ali Rehema Iraq national football team Ali Hussein Irhaima is an Iraqi football player.

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Amjad Radhi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Amjad Radhi Iraq national football team Amjad Radhi Yousif Al-Janabi, born 17 July 1990 is an Iraqi professional footballer who currently plays for Erbil FC in the Iraqi Premier League. He has previously played in the Iraqi Premier ...more

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Mohammed Gassid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Mohammed Gassid Iraq national football team Mohammed Gassid Kadhim Al-Jaberi, simply known as Mohammed Gassid, is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Al Shorta and the Iraq national football team. His older brother ...more

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Basil Gorgis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Basil Gewargis Hanna or Basil Korkis is a former Iraqi Assyrian international football player. Despite having a short career, he is considered to be one of the best players of all time in Iraq, ...more

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Mustafa Karim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Mustafa Karim Iraq national football team Mustafa Karim Abdullah is an Iraqi footballer. He currently plays for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya. He plays as striker, and is known for his ability to score with both feet.

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Luay Salah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Luay Salah Iraq national football team Luay Salah Hassan is an Iraqi football player. He plays for Arbil FC.

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Ali Salah Hashim is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Ali Salah Hashim Iraq national football team Ali Salah Hashim is an Iraqi football striker playing for Al-Talaba.

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Karrar Jassim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Karrar Jassim Iraq national football team Karrar Jassim Mohammed Al-Mahmoudi is an Iraqi football midfielder who is currently plays for Esteghlal. He also plays for the Iraq national football team.

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Haidar Abdul-Jabar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Arbil FC Haidar Abdul-Jabar Kadhim known as Haidar Jabar is an Iraqi football defender playing for the Al-Zawra'a SC football club in Iraq.

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Shwan Jalal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Shwan Jalal A.F.C. Bournemouth Shwan Saman Jalal is a professional footballer who currently plays for Northampton Town as a goalkeeper He played for the England C team from 2005 to 2006.

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Dana Hussein Abdul-Razzaq is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Dana Hussein Abdul-Razzaq Dana Hussain Abdul-Razak Al-Khafaji is a sprinter on Iraq's national track and field team, coached by Yousif Abdul-Rahman. Due to the International Olympic Committee ban on Iraq competing at the ...more

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Mohammed Ali Karim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Mohammed Ali Karim Iraq national football team Mohammed Ali Karim is an Iraqi football defender. He currently plays for Al-Talaba in Iraq.

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Mehmet Türkmehmet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Mehmet Türkmehmet Şanlıurfaspor Mehmet Türkmehmet is an Iraqi Turkmen professional football midfielder. He currently plays for Karşıyaka S.K. in the TFF First League.

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Ous Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Ous Ibrahim Iraq national football team Ous Ibrahim Mohammed Albu-Mohammed is an Iraqi footballer who is a full back for Duhok sc and a member of the Iraq u-21. Ous' younger brother is Khaldoun Ibrahim, a member of Iraq national ...more

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Thamer Yousif is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Elias Thamir Yousif was an Iraqi and ethnic Assyrian football player. A long time Al Zawra member, Thamir led the Iraq Super League in goals in three different occasions and was 2nd in the ...more

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Jassim Ghulam Al-Hamd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Jassim Ghulam Al-Hamd Al Quwa Al Jawiya Jassim Mohammed Ghulam Al Hamd is an Iraqi football defender. He currently plays for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in Iraq.

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Ali Abbas Al-Hilfi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Ali Abbas Al-Hilfi Ali Abbas is an Iraqi Australian footballer who plays for Sydney FC in the A-League and the Iraq national team.

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Fareed Majeed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Fareed Majeed Fareed Majeed Ghadban is an Iraqi footballer who is a Midfielder for Al Shorta.

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Hussein Alaa Hussein is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Hussein Alaa Hussein Hussein Alaa Hussein is an Iraqi football player. He played with clubs in Asia and Africa. Hussein usually plays in the defender position.

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Mustafa Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Mustafa Ahmad Arbil FC Mustafa Ahmed Abdul-Ameer is an Iraqi footballer who plays for Iraq National football team.

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Mohammed Qabel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Mohammed Qabel Iraq national football team Mohammed Qabel is an Iraqi football defender. He currently plays for the Karbalaa FC football club in Iraq.

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Sarhang Mohsen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Sarhang Mohsen Arbil FC Sarhang Muhsin Qadir is an Iraqi football Goalkeeper of Kurdish ethnicity. He played for the Iraq national football team and plays for Arbil FC in Iraq.

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Abbas Rehema is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Iraq
Abbas Rehema Abbas Hussein Rehema Al-Mutairi is an Iraqi footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al Shorta. He was called up for the Iraq national football team for the 2014 World Cup qualification. He is ...more