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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.

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Claudio Gentile is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Claudio Gentile 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 ...more

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Daniel Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Daniel Bogdanović Malta national football team 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.

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Djamal Mahamat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Djamal Mahamat Libya national football team Djamal Abdoulaye Mahamat Bindi جمال محمد بيندي, known as Mahamat, is a Libyan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

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

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Samir Aboud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Samir Aboud Al-Ittihad Samir Aboud is a retired Libyan footballer who played for Al-Ittihad as a goalkeeper. He was a member of the Libya national team.

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Walid Mhadeb El Khatroushi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Walid Mhadeb El Khatroushi Libya national football team Walid Mhadeb El Khatroushi, known as Tofaha, is a Libyan football midfielder.

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Walid Ali Osman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Walid Ali Osman Al-Ittihad Walid Ali Osman is a Libyan football defender currently playing for Al-Ittihad. He is a member of the Libya national football team.

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Abdulnaser Slil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Abdulnaser Slil Al-Ittihad Abdulnaser Slil is a Libyan football midfielder currently playing for Al-Ittihad. He is a member of the Libya national football team.

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Mohamed Zubya is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Mohamed Zubya Al-Ittihad Mohammad Noureddine Abdusalam Za'abia is a Libyan footballer who plays for Al-Ittihad Tripoli, on loan from Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club MC Oran.

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Mohamed Esnany is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Mohamed Esnany Al-Ittihad Mohammad Ali Jum'aa Esnaani is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Tunisian club CA Bizertin. Esnany is also a member of the Libya national football team, and was part of the ...more

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Ali Rahuma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Ali Rahuma Libya national football team Ali Khalifa Rahuma is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Ittihad, and is a member of the Libya national football team.

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Hesham Shaban is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Hesham Shaban Al-Ittihad Hesham Shaban is a Libyan football defender currently playing for Al-Ittihad. Shaban has been a member of the Libya national football team. In 2008, Shaban appeared five times for the Libya ...more

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Meftah Ghazalla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Meftah Ghazalla Al-Ittihad Meftah Ghazalla is a Libyan football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Al-Ittihad, and is a member of the Libya national football team.

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Mohammed Mouldi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Mohammed Mouldi Al-Ittihad

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Ahmed Zuway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Ahmed Zuway Libya national football team Ahmed Mahmoud Zuway, better known better as Kabila, is a Libyan football striker. He currently plays for Ahly Benghazi in the Libyan Premier League. He is a member of the Libyan national ...more

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Mahmoud Maklouf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Mahmoud Maklouf Al-Ittihad Mahmoud Makhlof Shafter is a Libyan football defender. He currently plays for Al-Ittihad. He is a member of the Libya national football team.

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Riyadh al Laafi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Riyadh al Laafi Libya national football team Reyad Ellafi is a Libyan footballer. He currently plays for Al-Ittihad. Ellafi is also a member of the Libya national football team, and played in the 2009 African Championship of Nations.

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Al-Saadi Gaddafi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Al-Saadi Gaddafi Al-Saadi Gaddafi, is the third son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He is a Libyan former association football player. In 2011, he was the commander of Libya's Special Forces and was ...more

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Ali Mabrouk El Zaidi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Ali Mabrouk El Zaidi Ali Mabrouk El Zaidi is a Libyan long-distance runner. He finished eighteenth in the marathon at the 2007 World Championships.

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Naji Shushan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Naji Shushan Al-Ittihad Naji Shushan is a Libyan football defender currently playing for Alahly. He was a member of the Libya national football team.

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Ihaab Boussefi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Ihaab Boussefi Al-Nasr Ihaab Boussefi is a Libyan footballer. He currently plays for Nasr in the Libyan Premier League. He has been capped several times at full international level for Libya, and scored both goals as ...more

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Osama Al Hamady is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Osama Al Hamady Al-Ittihad Osama Al Hamadi is a former Libyan football defender. He was a member of the Libya national football team. Al Hamadi featured for Libya at the 2009 African Championship of Nations.

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Arafa Nakuaa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Arafa Nakuaa Al-Ittihad Arafa Ammar Nakuaa is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Ittihad. Nakuaa plays for the Libya national football team and made two substitute appearances at the 2009 African ...more

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Tarik El Taib is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Tarik El Taib Al-Hilal Tariq Ibrahim Mohammad al Tayib, also written as Tareq Al Tayeb, is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Suwaiq in the Omani League. He is known for his dribbling ability and ...more

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Jehad Muntasser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Jehad Muntasser Al-Wakra Jehad Abdussalam Muntasser is a former Libyan football midfielder. Muntasser started his career at Italian side Pro Sesto, before being signed by English Premier League side Arsenal in 1997. He ...more

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Nader al-Tarhouni is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Nader al-Tarhouni Al Kazma Kuwait Nader al-Tarhouni is a Libyan football midfielder. He was a member of the Libya national football team. Tarhouni featured for Libya at the 2009 African Championship of Nations.

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Muaad Aboud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Muaad Aboud Al-Ittihad

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Akram Ayyad is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Akram Ayyad Al-Ahly Akram Ayyad Omar is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Al Ahly Benghazi, and is a member of the Libya national football team. Ayyad played for Al-Hilal in the 2003–04 Arab ...more

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Reda Al Tawrghe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Reda Al Tawrghe Al Tersana Reda Milad Al Tawerghi is a Libyan football defender. He currently plays for Al Tersana and is a member of the Libya national football team.

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Mansour Al Borki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Mansour Al Borki Al Jazira Zuwarah Mansour Al Borki is a Libyan football midfielder who plays for Aljazeera Sports Club. Al Borki was a member of the Libya squad at the 2009 African Championship of Nations, but did not appear in ...more

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Marei Al Ramly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Marei Al Ramly Al-Nasr Marei Al Ramly is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Nasr, and is a member of the Libya national football team.

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Ahmed Saad Musbah is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Ahmed Saad Musbah Al-Ittihad

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Rabe Al Msellati is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Rabe Al Msellati Rafik Sorman Rabee Al Msellati is a Libyan football defender. He currently plays for Rafik in the Libyan Premier League. Msellati made a substitute appearance for the Libya national football team in a ...more

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Salem Ibrahim Al Rewani is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Salem Ibrahim Al Rewani Salem Rewani is a Libyan football Striker currently playing for Al Madina. He was a member of the Libya national football team.

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Abdesalam Kames is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Abdesalam Kames Abdesalam Kames is a Libyan football attacker. As of the 2006/2007 season he played for Al Olympic Zaouia.

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Nizar Jomaa Gresh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Nizar Jomaa Gresh Al-Ittihad

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Ahmed al Masli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Ahmed al Masli Ahmed Fraj Hussein Al Masli is a Libyan international footballer. He currently plays for the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club Club Athlétique Bizertin, as a striker. He is also a ...more

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Musbah Saad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Musbah Saad

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Aymen Bouchhioua is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Libya
Aymen Bouchhioua Aymen Bouchhioua is a Tunisian footballer. He most recently played for FC Aarau.