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Famous Athletes from Senegal

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, like Mame Mbar Diouf and Dame Diouf.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Senegal in order to get more information about each one.
  • Patrick Vieira1

    Patrick Vieira

    F.C. Internazionale Milano

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal, France


    Patrick Vieira (born 23 June 1976) is a French professional football head coach and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Patrice Evra2

    Patrice Evra

    France national football team

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal, France

    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Patrice Latyr Evra (French pronunciation: ​[pa.tʁis e.vʁa]; born 15 May 1981) is a French... more on Wikipedia

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  • Leyti Seck3
    Leyti Seck (born 21 January 1981) is a Senegalese alpine skier. Born in Germany, he holds dual... more on Wikipedia
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    Moise Kandé

    Mauritania national football team

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal


    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Moïse Kandé (born August 1, 1978 in Dakar, Senegal) is a former Mauritanian international... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Ibrahim "Ibou" Ba (born 12 November 1973) is a French former footballer whose career as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Abdoulaye Coulibaly

    Nîmes Olympique

    BirthplaceSirana, Côte d’Ivoire

    NationalitySenegal,Côte d’Ivoire


    Abdoulaye 'Dialla' Coulibaly (born 29 December 1976 in Sirana) is an Ivorian footballer, who... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Sébastien Siani

    R.S.C. Anderlecht

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal



    Sébastien Siani (born 21 December 1986) is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for Al... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Djibril Diawara (born on 3 January 1975 in Dakar) is a retired French-Senegalese footballer.
  • Boniface N'Dong9
    Boniface N'Dong (born September 3, 1977) is a retired Senegalese professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean-Pierre Adams10
    Jean-Pierre Adams (born 10 March 1948) is a French former footballer who played as a central... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Alain Moizan

    Alain Moizan (born November 18, 1953) is a retired French professional football midfielder. In... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Christian Mendy

    Red Star Saint-Ouen




    Christian Mendy (born 7 November 1984 in Boutoupa, Senegal) is a French-Senegalese footballer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Amara Simba13
    Amara Simba (born 23 December 1961), Dakar, Senegal is a retired French football player. ... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Patrick Baumann

    FC Grenchen



    Patrick Baumann (born 8 January 1982) is a former Swiss professional association football... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Yves Andréas Manga (born 15 October 1980) is a French football defender of Senegalese origin.... more on Wikipedia
  • DeSagana Diop16

    DeSagana Diop

    Charlotte Bobcats

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal



    DeSagana N'gagne Diop ( sə-GAH-nə JOP; born January 30, 1982) is a Senegalese former... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Abdou Guirassy (born January 12, 1989, in Pikine) is a Senegalese footballer of Guinean... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Ibrahima Wade

    Ibrahima Wade (born 6 September 1968) is a French sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.... more on Wikipedia
  • Bouna Coundoul19

    Bouna Coundoul

    Colorado Rapids

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal



    Bouna Coundoul (born March 4, 1982) is a Senegalese professional footballer who last played in... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Cheikh Touré

    Cheikh Tidiane Touré (born January 25, 1970) is a Senegal-born French athlete who specialised... more on Wikipedia
  • Dame N'Doye21

    Dame N'Doye

    Senegal national football team

    BirthplaceThiès, Senegal


    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Dame N'Doye (born 21 February 1985) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for... more on Wikipedia
  • Amy Mbacké Thiam22

    Amy Mbacké Thiam

    Amy Mbacké Thiam (born November 10, 1976) is a Senegalese athlete competing in the 400 metres.
  • Pape Moussa Konate23

    Pape Moussa Konate

    Senegal national football team

    BirthplaceM'Bour, Senegal


    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Pape Moussa Konaté, known as simply Moussa Konaté, is a Senegalese professional footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • El Hadji Diouf24

    El Hadji Diouf

    Blackburn Rovers F.C.

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal


    PositionForward, Midfielder

    El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf (French pronunciation: ​[ɛ.ladʒ.dʒuf]; born 15 January 1981) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Mamadou Niang25

    Mamadou Niang

    Fenerbahçe SK

    BirthplaceMatam, Senegal



    Mamadou Niang (born 13 October 1979) is a Senegalese retired footballer who played as a... more on Wikipedia