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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.

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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

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Saad Al-Harthi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Saad Al-Harthi Al-Nasr Saad Mish'al Al-Harthi - also transliterated Sa'ad Al-Harthi - is a Saudi Arabian football striker who plays for Saudi Premiership side Al-Hilal.

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Ahmed Al-Bahri is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Al-Bahri Al-Ittifaq Ahmed Al-Bahri is a Saudi Arabian footballer.

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Yasser Al Mosailem is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Yasser Al Mosailem Saudi Arabia national football team Yasser Al-Mosailem He is is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a Goalkeeper for Al Ahli.

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Ahmed Dokhi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Nasr Ahmad Al-Dokhi Al-Dossary is a former Saudi Arabian footballer who last played as a defender for Al-Nassr. Al-Dokhi was part of the Al-Hilal team that won the AFC Club Championship and AFC Super ...more

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Hussein Al-Sabee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Hussein Al-Sabee Hussein Taher Al-Sabee is a Saudi Arabian long jumper. His personal best is 8.35 metres, achieved in May 2004 in Modesto, California.

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Khaled Aziz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Khaled Aziz Al-Hilal Khaled Aziz Al-Thaker is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Al-Nassr FC. He plays for the Saudi Arabian national team and was recently called up to the squad ...more

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Abdulaziz Khathran is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Wahda FC Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-Khathran is a Saudi Arabian footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Al Kawkab in the Saudi Second Division. He is also known as Altermilan from the Pro evolution ...more

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Mohammad Khouja is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Khouja Al-Shabab Mohammad Khouja is a Saudi Arabian footballer.

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Jaber Al-Ameri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Jaber Al-Ameri Najran SC Jaber Al-Ameri is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who currently plays as a Goal keeper for Najran SC.

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Salman Al-Faraj is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Salman Al-Faraj Salman Al-Farij is a Saudi Arabian football midfielder, currently playing for Al-Hilal of Saudi Premier League.

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Osama Al-Muwallad is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Osama Al-Muwallad Al-Ittihad Osama Al-Muwallad is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a defender for Al Ittihad. He played for Al-Ittihad in the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup and has played several times for ...more

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Mabrouk Zaid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mabrouk Zaid Al-Ittihad Mabrouk Zaid is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Al-Ittihad. Zaid is a member of the Saudi Arabian national team and was called up to the squad to ...more

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Hamad Al-Montashari is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Hamad Al-Montashari Al-Ittihad Hamad Al-Montashari is a Saudi Arabian footballer for Al-Ittihad. Al-Montashari, a central defender, was declared the 2005 Asian Football Player of the Year, defeating Uzbekistan and FC Dynamo ...more

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Mohammed Al-Khojali is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al-Khojali Al-Nasr Mohammed Babkr Al-Khojali is a Saudi Arabian football goalkeeper. He played most of his career for Al-Nassr. Al-Khojali played for the Saudi Arabia national football team and participated in the ...more

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Saleh Bashir is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Saleh Bashir Al-Ittifaq Saleh Bashir Al Dosari is a Saudi Arabian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Khaleej. Bashir has made several appearances for the Saudi Arabia national football team, including his play at ...more

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Majed Al-Marshedi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Majed Al-Marshedi Al-Hilal Majed Al-Marshadi is a footballer. He currently plays for Al Shabab as a defender. Al-Marshadi has made several appearances for the Saudi Arabia national football team, including two qualifying ...more

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Malek Mouath is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Malek Mouath Al-Ahli Malek Ali Mouath Al-Hawsawi is a Saudi Arabian professional footballer who currently plays for Al-Nassr. Mouath originally played as an attacking midfielder but was converted into a striker ...more

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Mohammed Noor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Noor Al-Ittihad Mohammed Noor Hawsawi, commonly known as Mohammed Noor, also known by his shirt name Noor, is a footballer from Saudi Arabia. He currently plays for Saudi Professional League side Al Ittihad, ...more

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Abdulrahman Al-Bishi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman Al-Bishi Abdulrahman Al-Bishi is a Saudi Arabian footballer.

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Fahed Al-Mofarij is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Fahed Al-Mofarij Al-Ittifaq Fahed Al-Mofarij is a footballer. He currently plays for Al-Ettifaq in the Saudi Premier League. Al-Mofarij played for Al Hilal in the 2009 AFC Champions League group stages.

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Mansour Al-Mousa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mansour Al-Mousa Mansour Al-Mousa is a Saudi Arabian football player. He was born on October 29, 1972, in Unaizah in Saudi Arabia and plays in the position of striker. He played for Al-Najma as a midfielder from ...more

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Ahmed Al-Mousa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Al-Wahda FC Ahmed Al Mousa is a Saudi Arabian footballer. He started his career with Al Ittihad before joining Al Wahda. He led Al Wahda to third place in the regular season before beating defending ...more

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Mishaal Al-Saeed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Mishaal Al-Saeed Al-Ittihad Mishaal Al-Saeed is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a defender for Al-Fateh SC.

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Walid Jahdali is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Walid Jahdali Al-Ahli Walid Abd-Rabo Jahdali is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a defender for Al-Shabab Riyadh. Walid Jahdali started his career with Al Ahli as a striker before being switched ...more

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Naif Al-Qadi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Saudi Arabia
Naif Al-Qadi Al-Shabab Naif Ali Al-Qadi is a Saudi Arabian football player who currently plays as a defender for Al-Shabab. He plays for the Saudi Arabian national team occasionally and was called up to the squad to ...more