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

List is made up of athletes like Ossama Haidar and Gretta Taslakian.

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

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

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Ghassan Achi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ghassan Achi Ghassan Gedeon-Achi is an alpine skier from Lebanon, who now competes for Canada. He competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics. He raced in the Giant Slalom and Slalom. Ghassan was not ranked in both ...more

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Sharbel Touma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Sharbel Touma Borussia Mönchengladbach Sharbel Touma is a Lebanon-born Swedish former footballer of Syriac descent who last played for Syrianska in the Allsvenskan.

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Tony Kanaan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Tony Kanaan Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho, commonly known as Tony Kanaan is a Brazilian professional racing driver. Kanaan has won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series ...more

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Chirine Njeim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Chirine Njeim Chirine Njeim is a Lebanese alpine skier. She represented Lebanon in the 2002, 2006 and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Abbas Saad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Abbas Saad Abbas Saad is an Australian former international soccer player.

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Jackson Vroman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Jackson Vroman Jackson Vroman is an American-born Lebanese professional basketball player. He was naturalized as a Lebanese citizen to play for the Lebanon national basketball team, replacing the other ...more

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Jacky Chamoun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Jacky Chamoun Jackie Chamoun is an alpine skier who began skiing at an early age in Faraya, Lebanon. As of age 14, she started participating in professional skiing events all around the world. She ...more

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Youssef Mohamad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Youssef Mohamad 1. FC Köln Youssef Wasef Mohamad, known as "Dodo" is a Lebanese footballer who last played for Al-Ahli in the UAE Football League, and the Lebanese national team. He is one of the most successful ...more

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Mohammed Ghaddar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Mohammed Ghaddar Kelantan FA Mohammed Mahmoud Ghaddar is a Lebanese footballer who plays as a striker who is now playing for Naft Al-Wasat and is a member of Lebanon national football team.

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Ali Hamam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ali Hamam Lebanon national football team Ali Hamam is a soccer player.

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Mohamed Tarabulsi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Mohamed Tarabulsi Mohamed Kheir Tarabulsi is a retired Lebanese weightlifter. At the 1972 Summer Olympics, he won the silver medal in the men's Middleweight category.

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Wassim El Banna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Wassim El Banna FC Hjørring Wassim El Banna is a Danish-Palestinian football forward. He has represented Odense Boldklub, Aarhus Fremad, and Vejle Boldklub in the Danish Superliga championship.

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Mahmoud El Ali is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Mahmoud El Ali Ahed Mahmoud El-Ali born on March 4, 1984 is a Lebanese footballer who last played for Persiba Balikpapan in the Indonesia Super League. He is representing the Lebanon national football team at the ...more

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Basil Shaaban is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Basil Shaaban Basil Shaaban is a Lebanese racing driver, and was raised primarily in Abu Dhabi.

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Paul Rustom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Paul Rustom Paul Emile Rustom is a Lebanese footballer who currently plays for Racing Beirut as a striker, wearing the number 18. He began his international career in 2003, playing in the qualifiers for the ...more

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Fadi El Khatib is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Fadi El Khatib Fadi El Khatib, born January 1, 1979 in Mazboud, is a Lebanese professional basketball player currently playing for Al Riyadi in the Lebanese Basketball League. He was also a main member of the ...more

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Adham Ghaddar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
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Moussa Hojeij is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Moussa Hojeij Moussa Hojeij is a Lebanese football player and manager, born on August 6, 1974. He is the manager at Al-Nabi Chit football club. He was the best player in the Al-Manar TV football festival ...more

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Bilal Aziz Özer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Bilal Aziz Özer Bilal Aziz is a Lebanese-Turkish footballer. He currently plays for Ankaraspor in the TFF First League. He is a midfielder.

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Larry Mehanna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Larry Mehanna Laurent "Larry" Mehanna is a Lebanese international footballer who is currently a player for Al-Ansar as a goalkeeper.

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Jean Abdelnour is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Jean Abdelnour Jean Abdel-Nour is a Lebanese basketball player with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League. He played year 2002-03 with Ghazir where he did a great season which made ...more

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Mohammed Halaweh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Mohammed Halaweh Mohammed Halaweh is a Lebanese footballer who plays as a defender for Shabab Al-Sahel. He spent nine seasons with Nejmeh SC before moving to Al-Ahed in 2007. Two years later, he joined Shabab ...more

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Hassan Moghnieh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Hassan Moghnieh Hassan Abbas Moghnieh is a Lebanese Goalkeeper. He signed for Al-Ansar Youth team on 28 October 2002. He has won two Lebanese Premier Leagues, and two Lebanese FA Cups with the team. He is ...more

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Benny Elias is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
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Joseph Abou Murad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Joseph Abou Murad Joseph Abou Murad is a former Lebanese international association football player and manager. He played for Racing Beirut.

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Ahmad Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ahmad Ibrahim Ahmad Ali Ibrahim is a Lebanese professional basketball player. He was a member of the Lebanon national basketball team for the 2010 William Jones Cup. During the 2012 off-season, Ahmad left the ...more

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Ahmad El Choum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ahmad El Choum Ahmad El Choum is a Lebanese footballer who currently plays for Al-Ansar in Lebanon. He also plays for the Lebanon national football team. His is the brother of Al-Ansar team mate Sami El Choum

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Hussein Tawbe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Hussein Tawbe Hussein Tawbe is a Lebanese basketball player. He currently plays for Sagesse of the Lebanese Basketball League. Tawbe is also a member of the Lebanon national basketball team, with whom he ...more

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Hazem El Masri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Hazem El Masri Hazem El Masri is a Lebanese-Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. An Australia and Lebanon international, and New South Wales State of Origin representative ...more

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Mohammad Kassas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Mohammad Kassas Mohammad Kassas is a Lebanese international football forward who currently plays for Al-Ramtha SC.

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Ali Sabra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
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Rony Fahed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Rony Fahed Rony Fahed is a professional Lebanese basketball player. He is also a member of the Lebanon national basketball team that participated in the 2006 FIBA World Championship which took place in ...more

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Hassan Sabra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
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Ahmad Itani is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ahmad Itani Ahmad Itani is a Lebanese association football player. He was a striker who played for Lebanese club Al-Ahed. He joined the club back in 1994.And played for Al Sahel from 2006 till 2013

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Joseph Nalbandian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Joseph Nalbandian Joseph Nalbandian was a Lebanese-Armenian football manager. He coached the Homenetmen Beirut from 1947–1972 and Lebanon from 1958-1969.

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Hussein Amine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Hussein Amine Hussein Hassan Amine is a Lebanese footballer, who plays for the Lebanese side Al-Ansar FC in the Defence. He Began with Al-Ansar when he signed in 2002. His First official appearance was ...more

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Ali Wassef Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
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Mahmoud Al-Sahili is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon

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Ahmed Bajouri is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ahmed Bajouri

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Ali Yaacoub is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ali Yaacoub Ali Yaacoub is a Lebanese international footballer. He currently plays for Lebanese club Al-Ahed who compete in the Lebanese Premier League. He is a midfielder. He recently wore the number 15 ...more

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Hamid Basma is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Hamid Basma

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Mario Zayadi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
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Levon Altonian is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Levon Altonian Levon Altonian is a Lebanese former international association football player. He was a striker. He used to play for Lebanese club Homenetmen Beirut. He was awarded the top scorer of the ...more

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Hassan Maatouk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Hassan Maatouk Ahed Hassan Maatouk is a Lebanese football striker who currently plays for Lebanon national football team and Fujairah SC. Gaining a special skill and a wonderful feet with wonderful style, he is ...more

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Mohamad Hamoud is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Mohamad Hamoud Al-Ansar Mohamad Hamoud is a Lebanese footballer. He currently plays for Al-Ansar. He joined the club in 2006 . He represented Lebanon in 2009 . He used to be a member of the youth team at Al-Shabbab ...more

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Donald Miniter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
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Abbas Ahmed Atwi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Abbas Ahmed Atwi Nejmeh Abbas Ahmed Atwi is a Lebanese footballer who currently plays as Midfield for Nejmeh. He is wearing the number 10 shirt. He is not related to fellow Lebanese footballer and Al-Ahed player, Abbas ...more

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Ziad Al-Samad is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Ziad Al-Samad Lebanon national football team Ziad El Samad is a Lebanese professional football player. El Samad currently plays for Saham SC since 2014. He also plays for the Lebanese national football team since 2002.

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Gretta Taslakian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Gretta Taslakian Gretta Taslakian is a Lebanese sprinter of Armenian descent who specializes in the 200 metres. She is the first Lebanese woman to participate in two and three Olympic Games. Gretta is the ...more

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Bilal Najjarine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Lebanon
Bilal Najjarine Lebanon national football team Bilal Najjarine is a Lebanese football defender currently playing for Al Dhafra in the UAE Arabian Gulf League, and the Lebanon national football team.