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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan

Birthplace: Turalei, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Center

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 ...more

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Lopez Lomong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan

Birthplace: Kimotong, Sudan

Nationality: United States of America, Sudan

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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: Sudan, United Kingdom, Cuba

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 ...more
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Ajou Deng is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan

Birthplace: Wau, South Sudan

Nationality: Sudan, South Sudan, United Kingdom

Position: Center

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 ...more
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Omar Gamal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
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Birthplace: Minya, Egypt

Nationality: Sudan, Egypt

Position: Midfielder

Omar Gamal Said (Arabic: عمر جمال‎; born 19 July 1992) is a footballer from Egypt.
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Ismail Ahmed Ismail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan

Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan

Birthplace: Muglad, Benin

Nationality: Sudan

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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Al-Merrikh

Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Midfielder

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 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Mohamed Ahmed Bashir Al-Hilal

Birthplace: Khartoum North, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Midfielder

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 ...more
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Ahmed El-Basha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Ahmed El-Basha Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Defender

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 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Saif Eldin Ali Masawi Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Midfielder

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 ...more
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Mosaab Omar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Mosaab Omar Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Wad Madani, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Defender

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 ...more
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Akram El Hadi Salim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Akram El Hadi Salim Al-Merrikh

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Goalkeeper

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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Bader Eldin Abdalla Gala... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Al-Merrikh

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Midfielder

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 ...more
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Haitham Mustafa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Haitham Mustafa Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Khartoum North, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Forward, 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 ...more
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Mudather El Tahir is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Mudather El Tahir Al-Hilal

Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Forward

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.
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Muhannad Eltahir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Muhannad Eltahir Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Kassala, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Forward, 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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Kueth Duany

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Shooting guard, Small forward

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 ...more
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Deng Gai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan

Birthplace: Wau, South Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Power forward

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 ...more
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Khalid Jolit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Khalid Jolit Al-Hilal

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Midfielder

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.
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Ala'a Eldin Yousif is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Ala'a Eldin Yousif Al-Hilal

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Midfielder

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 ...more
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Khalefa Ahmed Mohamed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Khalefa Ahmed Mohamed Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Defender

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 ...more
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Mohammed Eldin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Mohammed Eldin Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Forward

Mohammed Sheikh Eldin is a Sudanese football striker who plays for Al-Nil Al-Hasahesa and the Sudan national football team.
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Najm Eldin Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Najm Eldin Abdullah Sudan national football team

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Defender

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 ...more
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Balla Jabir is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Sudan
Balla Jabir Al-Merrikh

Birthplace: Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Position: Defender

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