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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