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

This list has a variety of athletes in it, from Djamal Mahamat to Younes Al Shibani.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Libya in order to get more information about each one.
Claudio Gentile is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
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Claudio Gentile is an Italian footballer manager and former defender of the 1970s and 1980s. Gentile appeared for Italy in two World Cup tournaments, and played for the winning Italian team in the 1982 final. His club career was notably spent with Juventus for whom he made almost 300 league appearances, winning six national titles and two major European trophies. A tough, strong, tenacious, aggressive, ruthless, and uncompromising defender, Gentile was regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, and as one of the greatest Italian defenders of all time. He was particularly known for his tight, heavy marking as well as his hard challenges. Alongside Juventus and Italy team-mates ...more

Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya

Nationality: Libya, Italy

Position: Defender

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Danijel Bogdanović, more commonly spelled Daniel Bogdanović, is a Maltese professional footballer of Serbian and Slovenian descent who plays as a striker for Floriana F.C. ...more

Team: Malta national football team

Birthplace: Misurata, Libya

Nationality: Libya

Position: Forward

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Djamal Mahamat

Djamal Abdoulaye Mahamat Bindi جمال محمد بيندي, known as Mahamat, is a Libyan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. ...more

Team: Libya national football team

Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya

Nationality: Libya

Position: Midfielder

Younes Al Shibani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
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Younes Al Shibani

Younes Hussein Al Shibani is a Libyan footballer who plays as a defender for the Egyptian Premier League side Ismaily. He is a member of the Libya national team. ...more

Team: Al-Ittihad

Birthplace: Misurata, Libya

Nationality: Libya

Position: Defender