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Famous Athletes from Sudan

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

List ranges from Bader Eldin Abdalla Galag to Khalid Jolit, plus much more.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Sudan in order to get more information about each one.
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    Manute Bol (; d. June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, Bol was one of the three tallest players in the history of...  more

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    Lopez Lomong (born January 5, 1985) is a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete. Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, came to the United States at the age of 16 and became a U.S....  more
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    Yamilé Aldama Pozo (Arabic: جميلة الداما‎; born 14 August 1972) is a Cuban-born triple jumper. She represented Cuba until 2003, Sudan from 2004 to 2010, then Great Britain from 2011 onwards. A...  more
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    Ajou Deng (born 22 March 1978) is a Sudanese-British professional basketball player. He is the son of Aldo Deng, a former Sudanese politician and is the brother of Luol Deng, an NBA player who is...  more
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    Omar Gamal

    Ismaily SC

    BirthplaceMinya, Egypt

    NationalitySudan, Egypt

    PositionMidfielder

    Omar Gamal Said (Arabic: عمر جمال‎; born 19 July 1992) is a footballer from Egypt....  more
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    Ismail Ahmed Ismail (born 1 November 1984) is a Sudanese runner, who specializes in the 800 metres. He was born in Khartoum. Ismail reached the final in that event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in...  more
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    Abubaker Kaki Khamis (born 21 June 1989) is a Sudanese runner who specializes in the 800 metres. He is a two-time World Indoor Champion over the distance and also won gold at the 2007 All-Africa...  more
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    Faisal Agab

    Al-Merrikh

    BirthplaceKhartoum, Sudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionMidfielder

    Faisal Agab Sido (born 24 August 1978) (Arabic: فيصل العجب ‎) is a Sudanese football player who plays as an attacking midfielder and striker for Sudan national team and the Sudanese club...  more
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    Mohamed Ahmed Bashir

    Al-Hilal

    BirthplaceKhartoum North, Sudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionMidfielder

    Mohammed Ahmed Bashir, also known as Bisha, is a Sudanese footballer who plays for Saudi club Al-Wehda in the Saudi Pro League Premier. He plays as a striker and also a winger. He is a member of the...  more
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    Ahmed El-Basha

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionDefender

    Ahmed El Basha (born January 2, 1982) is a Sudanese football defender who plays for Al-Merreikh.He is member of the Sudan National Football Team. He is a left back, he may also play as defensive...  more
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    Saif Eldin Ali Masawi

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceOmdurman, Sudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionMidfielder

    Saif Eldin Ali Idris Farah (born 30 November 1979) is a Sudanese footballer who plays for Al-Hilal FC in the Sudan Premier League. He is the member of the Sudan National Football Team. He plays as a...  more
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    Mosaab Omar

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceWad Madani, Sudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionDefender

    Musaab Omer Maaz Mussa is Sudanese footballer, who plays for home club Al-Merreikh in Sudanese Premier League and Sudan national football team, as a defender and midfielder. He was called to 2012...  more
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    Akram El Hadi Salim

    Al-Merrikh

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionGoalkeeper

    Akram El Hadi Salim is a Sudanese international footballer who plays for Al-Merreikh, as a goalkeeper. He was the starting goalkeeper for the Sudan team that reached the 1/4 finals of the 2012...  more
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    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionMidfielder

    Badr El-Din El Doud Abdalla (Galag) (Arabic: بدرالدين عبدالله قلق‎)is a Sudanese football midfielder currently playing for Al-Merriekh. Galag is also appearing in Al-Hilal portsudan and in the Sudan...  more
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    Haitham Mustafa

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceKhartoum North, Sudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Hytham Mostafa Karar (Arabic: هيثم مصطفي كرار) (born 19 July 1977 in Khartoum North) is a Sudanese footballer playing for Al-Merrikh as midfielder. He was the captain of Al-Hilal Omdurman and the...  more
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    Mudather El Tahir

    Al-Hilal

    BirthplaceKhartoum, Sudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionForward

    Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim El Tahir (Arabic: مدثر الطيب إبراهيم الطاهر‎; born July 23, 1988), known as Mudather Careca, is a Sudanese striker who plays for Tuti SC in the Khartoum League....  more
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    Muhannad Eltahir

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceKassala, Sudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Muhannad El Tahir (Arabic: مهند الطاهر‎); born December 3, 1984) is a Sudanese footballer. He currently plays as a striker for the Sudanese Premier League club Al-Hilal and the Sudanese national...  more
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    Kueth Duany

    Kueth Duany (born April 22, 1980) is a Sudanese former basketball player. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange and was the captain and lone senior on Syracuse's 2003 NCAA National...  more
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    Deng Gai (born March 22, 1982) is a South Sudanese former professional basketball player. A power forward, he played in the NBA and in several other leagues. Gai was the 2005 NCAA Division I men's...  more
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    Khalid Jolit

    Al-Hilal

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionMidfielder

    Khalid Hassan Ali Jolit (born October 27, 1981 in Sudan) is a Sudanese football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Hilal. Jolit is also a member of the Sudan national football team....  more
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    Ala'a Eldin Yousif

    Al-Hilal

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionMidfielder

    Ala'a Eldin Yousif (born January 3, 1982) is a Sudanese footballer who currently plays for the Sudanese club Al-Merrikh in the Sudanese Premier League.He is a member of the Sudan National Football...  more
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    Khalefa Ahmed Mohamed

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionDefender

    Khalefa Ahmed Mohamed is a Sudanese defender playing for the Sudanese club Al-Hilal Omdurman in the Sudan Premier League. He is also a member of the Sudan national football team. He was brought from...  more
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    Mohammed Eldin

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionForward

    Mohammed Sheikh Eldin is a Sudanese football striker who plays for Al-Nil Al-Hasahesa and the Sudan national football team....  more
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    Najm Eldin Abdullah

    Sudan national football team

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionDefender

    Najm Eldin Abdallah Abdelgabar (born 17 November 1987) is a Sudanese defender who plays for Al-Merreikh in the Sudan Premier League. He is a member of the Sudan national football team. He was brought...  more
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    Balla Jabir

    Al-Merrikh

    BirthplaceSudan

    NationalitySudan

    PositionDefender

    Balla Gabir Kortokaila (born 12 September 1985, in Umm Dawm) is a Sudanese footballer, who currently plays for Sudanese side El-Merreikh....  more