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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?"

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Patrick Vieira is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Patrick Vieira F.C. Internazionale Milano Patrick Vieira is a retired French footballer who is the Manager of the Reserves squad at Premier League club Manchester City, known as the Elite Development Squad. He rose to prominence during ...more

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Patrice Evra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Patrice Evra France national football team Patrice Latyr Evra is a French international footballer who plays for Italian club Juventus in Serie A. Originally an attacker, he primarily plays as a left-back. Evra, whom Sir Alex Ferguson ...more

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Leyti Seck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Leyti Seck Leyti Seck, is a Senegalese alpine skier.

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Moise Kandé is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Moise Kandé Mauritania national football team Moïse Kandé is a former Mauritanian international football midfielder who last played for PAEEK in Cyprus.

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Ibrahim Ba is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Ibrahim Ba Ibrahim "Ibou" Ba is a Senegalese-born professional French football player of the 1990s and 2000s whose career as a right winger lasted from 1991 to 2008. In the late 1990s, ...more

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Abdoulaye Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Abdoulaye Coulibaly Nîmes Olympique Abdoulaye 'Dialla' Coulibaly is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a defender. He also holds French citizenship.

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Sébastien Siani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Sébastien Siani R.S.C. Anderlecht Sébastien Siani is a Senegalese born Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for K.V. Oostende in Belgian Second Division.

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Djibril Diawara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Djibril Diawara Djibril Diawara is a retired French-Senegalese footballer.

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Boniface N'Dong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Boniface N'Dong Boniface N'Dong is a retired Senegalese professional basketball player who last played for Galatasaray Medical Park of the Turkish Basketball League. Born in M'Bour, Senegal, he also holds ...more

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Jean-Pierre Adams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Jean-Pierre Adams Jean-Pierre Adams is a French former international footballer. Along with Marius Trésor, he was a member of the garde noire as France's centre back. Since 17 March 1982, he has been in a ...more

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Alain Moizan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Alain Moizan Alain Moizan is a retired French professional football midfielder. In February 2008, he was appointed coach of the Mauritania national football team, his second national team coaching job after ...more

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Christian Mendy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Christian Mendy Red Star Saint-Ouen Christian Mendy is a French-Senegalese footballer, who currently plays for SC Feignies.

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Amara Simba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Amara Simba Amara Simba, Dakar, Senegal is a retired French football player. During his career he played for Paris SG, AS Cannes, AS Monaco, SM Caen and Lille OSC in France, Club Leon in Mexico and Leyton ...more

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Patrick Baumann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Patrick Baumann FC Grenchen Patrick Baumann is a former Swiss professional association football player. In summer 2006, he signed a 1-year contract with FC Thun. But since the second half of the season was excluded in the ...more

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Andreas Manga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Andreas Manga Yves Andréas Manga is a French football defender of Senegalese origin. He is currently without a club after being released by SK Beveren. The reason for this release was the reckless ...more

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DeSagana Diop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
DeSagana Diop Charlotte Bobcats DeSagana N'gagne Diop is a Senegalese professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.

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Abdou Guirassy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Abdou Guirassy Abdou Guirassy is a Senegalese footballer of Guinean origin. He is under contract with Atlético Reguengos.

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Ibrahima Wade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Ibrahima Wade Ibrahima Wade is a French sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. He switched nationality from his birth country Senegal in 2000. His personal best time is 45.05 seconds, achieved in August ...more

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Bouna Coundoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Bouna Coundoul Colorado Rapids Bouna Coundoul is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Ethnikos Achna in Cyprus, and for the Senegal national football team.

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Cheikh Touré is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Cheikh Touré Cheikh Tidiane Touré is a Senegal-born French athlete who specialised in the long jump. He retired after the 2003 season. His best international performance came in the 1997 World ...more

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Dame N'Doye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Dame N'Doye Senegal national football team Dame N'Doye is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Hull City. He is the younger brother of Ousmane N'Doye.

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Amy Mbacké Thiam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Amy Mbacké Thiam Amy Mbacké Thiam is a Senegalese athlete competing in the 400 metres.

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Pape Moussa Konate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Pape Moussa Konate Senegal national football team Pape Moussa Konaté, known as simply Moussa Konaté, is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for the Swiss club FC Sion as a forward.

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El Hadji Diouf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
El Hadji Diouf Blackburn Rovers F.C. El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Sabah. He can play on both wings as well as in the attack position. Having started his professional football career in France ...more

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Mamadou Niang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Mamadou Niang Fenerbahçe SK Mamadou Niang is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Arles-Avignon. He has represented Senegal at international level, participating in the 2004, 2006, and 2008 African Cup of ...more

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Henri Saivet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Henri Saivet FC Girondins de Bordeaux Henri Saivet is a Senegalese football player who currently plays for French club Bordeaux in the Ligue 1, as a winger. Saivet is a France youth international having starred at several youth ...more

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Abdoulaye Faye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Abdoulaye Faye Stoke City F.C. Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, known as Abdoulaye Faye, is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a Defender for Malaysia Premier League side Sabah FA. Faye began his career playing for ASEC Ndiambour and ...more

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Papa Bouba Diop is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Papa Bouba Diop Portsmouth F.C. Pape "Papa" Bouba Diop is a Senegalese footballer who is a free agent. His preferred position is defensive midfield but can also play as a centre back, where he previously played at ...more

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Souleymane Camara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Souleymane Camara Montpellier HSC Souleymane Camara is a Senegalese football player who plays for Montpellier HSC in Ligue 1. Camara previously played for AS Monaco and OGC Nice. He plays for Senegal national football team and ...more

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Papa Gueye is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Papa Gueye FC Metalist Kharkiv Papa Gueye is a professional Senegalese football player. He is a central defender or defensive midfielder for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Combining great strength and fitness with excellent passing ...more

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Aliou Cissé is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Aliou Cissé CS Sedan Ardennes Aliou Cissé is a Senegalese former football player and coach. He has previously played for English Premier League club Birmingham City and later Portsmouth. Cisse was a defensive ...more

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Pape Diakhaté is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Pape Diakhaté FC Dynamo Kyiv Pape Malickou Diakhaté is a Senegalese professional footballer who currently plays for Kayseri Erciyesspor, on loan from Granada CF, as a central defender.

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Ferdinand Coly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Ferdinand Coly Parma F.C. Ferdinand Alexandre Coly is a Senegalese former footballer. Coly moved to France when he was 7 years old.He played in all of Senegal's matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. After impressing at the ...more

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Mame Biram Diouf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Mame Biram Diouf Senegal national football team Mame Biram Diouf is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Stoke City and the Senegal national team. Diouf started his career at Diaraf before moving to Molde in 2007. In his first ...more

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Moustapha Bayal Sall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Moustapha Bayal Sall AS Saint-Étienne Moustapha Bayal Sall is a Senegalese football central defender who currently plays for AS Saint-Étienne. He joined the Ligue 1 club during the summer of 2006 from Senegalese club US ...more

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Pape Sarr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Pape Sarr Paris FC Pape Sarr is a French-Senegalese football player. He played for AS Saint-Etienne and Racing Lens, both in France. Sarr currently plays for Olympique Noisy-le-Sec in the Championnat de France ...more

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Pape Sow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Pape Sow Pape Sow is a Senegalese professional basketball player who has played for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and for several European and Asian teams.

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Cheikhou Kouyaté is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Cheikhou Kouyaté R.S.C. Anderlecht Cheikhou Kouyaté is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a central midfielder for English club West Ham United. Kouyaté is a very physical player as he is known well for his pace ...more

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Papiss Cissé is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Papiss Cissé SC Freiburg Papiss Demba Cissé is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Newcastle United and the Senegal national team. Formerly of SC Freiburg, he holds the record of most goals scored ...more

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Basile de Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Basile de Carvalho PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv Basile Salomon Pereira de Carvalho is a Senegalese-born Bissau-Guinean international footballer. He currently plays as a forward for White Star Bruxelles in Belgium.

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Deme N'Diaye is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Deme N'Diaye Senegal national football team N'diaye Deme N'Diaye is a Senegalese footballer currently playing for French Ligue 2 side RC Lens.

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Ibrahima Baldé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Ibrahima Baldé CA Osasuna Ibrahima Baldé, known as Ibrahima and sometimes Ibra, is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for FC Kuban Krasnodar in Russia as a forward.

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Kader Mangane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Kader Mangane Senegal national football team Abdou Kader Mangane is a Senegalese football player. He currently plays for Süper Lig side Kayseri Erciyesspor on loan from Saudi club Al-Hilal.

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Salif Diao is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Salif Diao Stoke City F.C. Salif Alassane Diao is a former Senegalese footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Diao moved from Senegal to France when he was seventeen and started his career at AS Monaco with whom ...more

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Caliou Ciss is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Caliou Ciss Saliou Ciss is a Senegalese footballer who currently plays as a left back for Valenciennes. Ciss received his footballing education at the Diambars academy in Senegal. Following his graduation, ...more

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Souleymane Diawara is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Souleymane Diawara Olympique de Marseille Souleymane Diawara is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a defender for OGC Nice and the Senegal national team.

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Papakouli Diop is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Papakouli Diop Gimnàstic de Tarragona Papakouli 'Pape' Diop is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Levante UD as a defensive midfielder.

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Issa Ndoye is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Issa Ndoye FC Volyn Lutsk Issa Ndoye is a Senegalese football goalkeeper who currently plays for Tractor Sazi in Persian Gulf Pro League.

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Cheick N'Diaye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Cheick N'Diaye Stade Reims Cheick Tidiane N'Diaye is a Senegalese football player, who currently plays for Stade Rennais in Ligue 1. He plays as a goalkeeper. N'Diaye started his career with Olympique Noisy-le-Sec, a CFA2 ...more

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Abdoulaye Ba is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Senegal
Abdoulaye Ba Académica Abdoulaye Ba is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Rayo Vallecano on loan from FC Porto as a central defender.