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

Examples of athletes on this list include Amara Sy and Mamoutou N'Diaye.

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

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

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Bakary Diakité is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
SV Wehen Bakary Diakité is a German-Malian footballer

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Ousmane Berthé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Ousmane Berthé Mali national football team Ousmane Berthé is a Malian footballer who currently plays for CS Constantine in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

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Jean Tigana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Jean Amadou Tigana is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and 1 goal for ...more

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Amadou Konte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Amadou Konte is a Malian-French footballer who previously plays for Minyor Pernik in the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group.

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Amara Sy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Amara Sy is a Malian-French basketball player currently playing for ASVEL Villeurbanne. He is also a member of the Mali national basketball team.

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Dramane Traoré is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
FC Kuban Krasnodar Dramane Traoré is a Malian footballer who currently played as a striker for Malaysia Super League club PDRM FA.

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Mamadou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Le Havre AC Mamadou Diallo is a Malian football striker, who plays for Stade Lavallois.

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Mamady Sidibe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Mamady Sidibe Stoke City F.C. Mamady Sidibé is a Malian former footballer who played as a forward. Sidibé moved from his native Mali to France when he was two years old. After playing football for a number of ...more

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Boubacar Koné is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Maghreb Fez Boubacar Sidiki Koné is a Malian football player.

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Fousseiny Tangara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
FC Gueugnon Fousseiny Tangara is a football goalkeeper from Mali who plays as Union sportive de Breteuil. He was part of the Malian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the quarter finals, finishing ...more

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Tenema N'Diaye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
FC Nantes Atlantique Tenema Ndiaye is a Malian football player who currently plays for Nea Salamina .

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Bakary Soumaré is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
US Boulogne Bakary Soumare is a Malian international footballer who plays professionally for Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer, playing in central defense. Soumaré is tall, quick and rangy, with ...more

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Boucader Diallo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Al-Merrikh Boucader Diallo is a Malian football player.

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Seydou Keita is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
FC Barcelona Seydou Keita is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Italian club A.S. Roma. A versatile midfielder, he can operate as both a central or defensive midfielder, and played most notably ...more

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Mahamadou Diarra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Mahamadou Diarra Real Madrid Mahamadou Diarra is a Malian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He is currently the captain of the Mali national team.

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Souleymane Keïta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Souleymane Keïta Sivasspor Souleymane Keïta is a Malian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder. He is under contract with ACS Poli Timișoara in Romanian Liga I. He signed with ACS Poli as a free agent after ...more

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Modibo Maïga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Modibo Maïga Le Mans UC72 Modibo Maïga is a Malian footballer who plays as a striker for Metz on loan from West Ham United. He also plays internationally for Mali. Maiga had previously played for Stade Malien, Raja ...more

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Cheick Diabaté is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Cheick Diabaté Mali national football team Cheick Tidiane Diabaté is a Malian international football player who currently plays for French club Bordeaux in Ligue 1.

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Abdou Traoré is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
FC Girondins de Bordeaux Abdoulaye Traoré is a Malian football player who currently plays for French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1.

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Cheick Bathily is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Djoliba AC Cheick Oumar Bathily is a Malian football player who currently plays for CS Duguwolofila.

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Sedonoude Abouta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Djoliba AC Janvier Sedonoude Abouta is a Malian football player who plays for Malian Première Division club Djoliba AC. He was part of the Malian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the ...more

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Adama Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
AJ Auxerre Adama Coulibaly is a Malian football defender. He was born in Bamako, Mali, and began his career in his local club, Djoliba AC. Coulibaly recently transferred to Valenciennes FC. He has played ...more

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Mamoutou Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Mamoutou Coulibaly FC Irtysh Mamoutou Coulibaly is a Malian professional footballer currently playing for Bulgarian A Football Group club Cherno More Varna as a defender. Coulibaly won two caps for Mali between 2005 and

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Mintou Doucoure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
USM Annaba Mintou Doucoure is a Malian footballer who plays for USM Annaba in the Algerian Championnat National.

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Sidi Yaya Keita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Sidi Yaya Keita Xerez CD Sidi Yaya Keita is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

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Soumaila Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Soumaila Coulibaly Borussia Mönchengladbach Soumaila Coulibaly is a Malian football player.

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Drissa Diarra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Drissa Diarra AC Bellinzona Drissa Diarra is a Malian football player. He currently plays as a defender for Budapest Honvéd FC. He played for the Mali national football team at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship ...more

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Alphousseyni Keita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Alphousseyni Keita Le Mans UC72 Alphousseyni Keita is a Malian midfielder currently playing for Gil Vicente.

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Mourtala Diakité is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Mourtala Diakité CF Os Belenenses Mourtala Diakité is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Angolan club S.L. Benfica as a defensive midfielder.

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Boubacar Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Boubacar Coulibaly Wydad Casablanca Boubacar Coulibaly is a Malian footballer currently playing for SV Blau-Weiss Concordia Viersen.

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Nouhoum Koné is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Nouhoum Koné RCF Paris

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Boubacar Diarra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Boubacar Diarra Liaoning FC Boubacar Diarra is a Malian footballer who last played for Liaoning Hongyun.

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Issa Traoré is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Issa Traoré Sanat Naft FC Issa Traoré is a Malian footballer. He currently plays for Sanat Naft in the Iran Pro League. Whilst at Pas, Traore endured a major injury on his right knee, and was out for a ...more

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Cheick Oumar Dabo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Le Havre AC Cheick Oumar Dabo is a Malian football player.

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Djibril Konaté is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Djibril Konaté Chamois Niortais FC Djibril Konaté is a Malian/French association footballer who is currently playing for Ligue 2 side Laval. He usually plays as a right-back, but can also play as a centre-half and a ...more

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Dramane Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Dramane Coulibaly Tours FC Dramaine Coulibaly is a Malian football player. He also holds a French passport.

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Souleymane Diamoutene is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Souleymane Diamoutene A.S. Roma Souleymane Diamoutene is a Malian football defender.

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Ibrahim Kante is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Ibrahim Kante Crystal Palace F.C. USA Ibrahim Kanté is a Malian soccer player, currently a member of the Missouri Comets, a MISL team.

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Koly Kanté is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Koly Kanté PFC Belasitsa Petrich Koly Kanté is a Malian football defender. Kanté has a French passport and currently plays for Belasitsa Petrich after signing a contract in January 2008. He is a right

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Djibril Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Djibril Sidibé Maccabi Tel Aviv FC Djibril Sidibé is a Malian football midfielder who currently plays for Red Star F.C..

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Amadou Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Amadou Sidibé AJ Auxerre Amadou Sidibé is a Malian football defender. He was born in Bamako, Mali, and began his career in his local club, Cercle Olympique de Bamako, recently transferred to AJ Auxerre from ...more

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Mahamadou Dissa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Mahamadou Dissa K.V. Oostende Mahamadou Dissa is a footballer from Mali. A left winger, he currently plays for the Belgian football club KFC Izegem in the Third Division. Dissa is also a member of the Malian national team.

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Mahamadou Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Mahamadou Sidibé Mahamadou Sidibé is a Malian footballer. He is a goalkeeper. He has previously played for PAS Giannia, Egaleo and Athinaikos. In March 2008, after a controversial match between PAS ...more

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Fernand Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Fernand Coulibaly Fernand Coulibaly is a retired Malian professional football striker who played for several clubs in Europe and the Mali national football team. He has Turkish citizenship with the name Muhammed ...more

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Daouda Kanté is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Daouda Kanté Daouda Kante is a Malian football defender. He spent three seasons in Major League Soccer, and two in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

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Amara Morikè Kallé is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Amara Morikè Kallé Amara Dit Morikè Kallé is a Malian football defender, who plays for AJ Auxerre.

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Hamchétou Maïga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Hamchétou Maïga Hamchétou Maïga-Ba is a Malian professional women's basketball player most recently with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. She is also a member of the Mali women's national basketball

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Founéké Sy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Founéké Sy Sanat Naft FC Founéké Sy is a Malian footballer who currently plays for Ajman of the UAE Pro League.

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Salif Keïta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Salif Keïta Traoré, known as Keita, is a Malian retired footballer who played as a striker.

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Bassala Touré is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Mali
Bassala Touré Bassala Touré is a Malian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.