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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different athletes, including Yousuf Al-Thunayan and Naif Al-Qadi.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Saudi Arabian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Saudi Arabia?"

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

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Hussein Sulaimani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Neuchâtel Xamax
Hussein Abdulghani Sulaimani is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a defender for Al-Nassr.

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Hamzah Idris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Ittihad
Hamzah Idris Falatah is a Saudi Arabian footballer. He used to play as a striker for Ohud from 1992 to 1995 and then for Al Ittihad until he retired in 2007. For Saudi Arabia national team he ...more

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Osama Hawsawi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Hilal
Osama Hawsawi is a Saudi Arabian footballer who currently plays as a central defender for Al-Ahli and the Saudi Arabia national team.

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Mohaisen Al-Jam'an is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohaisen Mubarak Jam'an Al Dosari is a former Saudi football player. He represented the Saudi national team during the period 1984-1994. He played as a striker.

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Abdullah Al-Waked is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Nasr
Abdullah Al-Waked Al-Shahrani is a Saudi Arabian football player. He played most of his career for Al Shabab and Al Ittihad and is playing now with Al-Nasr. He played for the Saudi Arabia ...more

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Sami Al-Jaber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Sami Al-Jaber
Sami Abdullah Al-Jaber is a retired football striker from Saudi Arabia. He spent the majority of his career from 1988 to 2008 with Al-Hilal. He is currently manager of Al-Wahda in UAE Arabian ...more

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Hassan Al-Otaibi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Hassan Al-Otaibi Al-Hilal
Hassan Al-Otaibi is a Saudi Arabian football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Al-Hilal of the Saudi Premier League. In 2007, Al-Otaibi was loaned out to Al-Qadisiya, before joining Al-Hilal.

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Waleed Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Waleed Abdullah Saudi Arabia national football team
Waleed Abdullah is a Saudi Arabian football player for the Al-Shabab football club based in Riyadh. He is Al-Shabab's first goalkeeper and was also the Saudi Arabia Olympic team's first ...more

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Ahmed Otaif is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Otaif Saudi Arabia national football team
Ahmed Ibrahim Otaif is a footballer. He currently plays for Al-Shabab in Riyadh, in the Saudi Premier League. He is the oldest of the Otaif football brothers. Otaif has played for Shabab in the ...more

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Mohammad Al-Shalhoub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Al-Shalhoub Al-Hilal
Mohammad Bandar Al-Shalhoub is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a Left-winger for Al Hilal in the Saudi Professional League. On 30 November 2006, Al-Shalhoub was selected ...more

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Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily
Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily, born December 30, 1976 in Taif is a Saudi Arabian athlete. He won the first Saudi silver medal in the Olympics in the 400 metres hurdles, clocking a personal best time: ...more

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Mohammed Al-Jahani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al-Jahani is a retired Saudi Arabian footballer.

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Abdullah Al-Zori is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Al-Zori Al-Hilal
Abdullah Al-Zori is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who currently playing for Al-Hilal.

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Saud Kariri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Saud Kariri Al-Ittihad
Saud Khariri is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al Hilal. He previously played for Al Ittihad. He plays for the Saudi Arabian national team and was called up to the ...more

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Taisir Al-Jassim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Taisir Al-Jassim Saudi Arabia national football team
Taiseer Jaber Al-Jassam [تيسير جابر الجاسم in Arabic] is a Saudi football player who currently captains Al-Ahli, He also plays for the Saudi Arabia national football team. Since his debut in ...more

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Naif Hazazi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Naif Hazazi Saudi Arabia national football team
Naif Hazazi, also nicknamed El Saqr - means The Falcon, is a Saudi Arabian footballer, who plays for Al-Shabab and the Saudi Arabia national football team as a striker.

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Nasser Al-Shamrani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia national football team
Nasser Al-Shamrani is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays for Al-Hilal. Nasser, a forward, moved to Al-Shabab during the beginning of the 2007–08 season from Al-Wehda.

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Yasser Al-Qahtani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia national football team
Yasser Saeed Al-Qahtani is a Saudi Arabian footballer who plays as a striker currently plays for Al-Hilal FC in Saudi Professional League. He was also captain of the Saudi Arabian national team. ...more

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Moataz Al-Musa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Moataz Al-Musa Saudi Arabia national football team
Moataz Al-Musa is a Saudi football player. He currently plays for Al Ahli. He has played in one World Cup 2010 qualifying match for Saudi Arabia.

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Majdi Siddiq is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Khor
Majdi Siddiq is a Qatari footballer of Sudanese descent. He currently plays as a midfielder for Al-Sailiya in the Qatar Stars League. He is a member of the Qatar national football team.

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Mohamed Al-Bishi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Al-Bishi Al-Nasr
Mohamed Eid Naser Al-Bishi is a Saudi Arabian football defender who currently, as of January 2010, plays for Al Nassr. He is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 FIFA ...more

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Mohamed Al-Deayea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Hilal
Mohamed Abdullaziz Al-Deayea is a Saudi Arabian retired football goalkeeper. He played in four FIFA World Cups for the Saudi Arabia national team and earned a total of 172 officially recognized ...more

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Nawaf Al-Temyat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Nawaf Al-Temyat Al-Hilal
Nawaf Al-Temyat, born June 28, 1976, is a retired Saudi Arabian football player. As a midfielder for Al-Hilal, in 2000 he was Asian Player of the Year, Arab Player of the Year and Saudi Player ...more

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Khamis Al-Dosari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Khamis Al-Owairan Al-Dossari is a retired Saudi Arabian footballer. He played most of his career for Al-Hilal and Al Ittihad. Al-Dossari played for the Saudi Arabia national football team and ...more

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Mohammad Al-Sahlawi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Al-Sahlawi Al-Nasr
Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Sahlawi is a Saudi Arabian football player. He plays in the position of striker. He played for Al-Qadisiyah as a striker from 2003 to 2009. On 1 June 2009, he moved ...more