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

This list contains athletes like Mohamad Hamwi and Maher Al-Taweel.

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

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

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Firas Al-Khatib is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Firas Al-Khatib Syria national football team Firas Mohamad Al Khatib is a Syrian footballer who predominantly plays as a striker. He currently plays for Al-Arabi SC, which competes in the VIVA Premier League. He retired from playing for ...more

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Ghada Shouaa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Ghada Shouaa Syria Ghada Shouaa is a retired Syrian heptathlete. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, she won her country's first and only Olympic gold medal.

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Ali Diab is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Syria national football team Ali Diab is a Syrian professional association football player. He currently plays for Al-Wahda, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Iraq. He plays as a defender, ...more

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Abdul Fattah Al Agha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Wadi Degla Sporting Club Abdul Fattah Al Agha is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Wadi Degla, which competes in the Egyptian Premier League, the top division in Egypt. He plays as a striker for El-Gouna and ...more

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Mosab Balhous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mosab Balhous Al-Karamah Mosab Balhous is a Syrian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Dhofar S.C.S.C. in Oman Professional League.

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Omar Hemidi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Omar Hemidi Syria national football team Mohamad Omar Hemidi is a Syrian footballer who plays as a defender for Al-Jaish, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria and is currently a member of the Syria ...more

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Senharib Malki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Syria national football team Sanharib Malki Sabah is a Syrian footballer who plays as a striker for Kasımpaşa in the Turkish Süper Lig and the Syrian national team. For K.S.V. Roeselare, his previous club, he scored ...more

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Wael Ayan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Wael Ayan Syria national football team Wael Ayan is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Najran SC, which competes in the Saudi Professional League the top division in Saudi Arabia. He plays as a midfielder, wearing the number ...more

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Belal Abduldaim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Belal Abduldaim Syria national football team Belal Luai Abdul Daim commonly known as Belal Abduldaim is a Syrian footballer who plays for Sur SC in Oman Professional League.

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Mohamed Al-Zeno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mohamed Al-Zeno Al Arabi Kuwait Mohamed Al Zeno is a Syrian professional footballer who plays for Muaither SC in the Qatargas League.

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Mutaz Kailouni is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mutaz Kailouni Al-Ittihad Mutaz Kailouni is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Busaiteen which competes in Bahrain .

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Hani Al Taiar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Hani Al Taiar Hani Al Taiar is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Faisaly in the Jordan League.

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Adel Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Adel Abdullah Syria national football team Adel Ahmed Abdullah, commonly known as Adel Abdullah, is a Syrian footballer who plays for Sur SC in Oman Professional League.

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Abdulkader Dakka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Abdulkader Dakka Syria national football team Abdulkader Dakka is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Shorta, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria. He plays as a defender, wearing the number 17 ...more

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Feras Esmaeel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Feras Esmaeel Zaxo FC Feras Esmaeel is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Masafi, which competes in the Iraqi Premier League the top division in Iraq. He plays as a midfielder. He wears the number 5 shirt ...more

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Jehad Al-Hussain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Jehad Al-Hussain Syria national football team Jehad Al Hussain is a Syrian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dubai Club, which competes in the UAE Pro-League, wearing the number 14 jersey for Najran and for the Syria national ...more

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Alaa Al Shbli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Alaa Al Shbli Al-Karamah Alaa Al Shbli is a Syrian international footballer. He currently plays for Naft Al-Wasat, who play in the Iraqi Premier League the top division in Iraq. He plays as a Right Wingback, wearing the ...more

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Mahmoud Amnah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mahmoud Amnah Syria national football team Mahmoud Amnah is a Syrian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sporting Clube de Goa in the I-League and was a member of the Syria national football team. Amnah has been a regular for the ...more

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Burhan Sahyouni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Burhan Sahyouni Syria national football team Burhan Ahmed Sahyouni is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Najaf, which competes in the Iraqi Premier League the top division in Iraq.

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Majd Homsi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Majd Homsi Syria national football team Majd Homsi is a Syrian footballer who plays as a defender for Karbalaa, which competes in the Iraqi Premier League the top division in Iraq and is currently a member of the Syria national ...more

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Christer Youssef is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Djurgårdens IF Fotboll Christer Youssef is a Swedish footballer of Assyrian descent who plays for Assyriska FF as a midfielder.

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Mohamad Hamwi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mohamad Hamwi Mohamad Hayan Al Hamwi is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Manshia Bani Hassan, which competes in the Jordan League the top division in Jordan. He plays as a striker.

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Fahd Aodi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Fahd Aodi Al-Karamah Fahd Aodi is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Wathba in the Syrian League.

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Nasser al-Shami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Nasser al-Shami Nasser Al Shami is a Syrian boxer, who competed in the heavyweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal. Nasser Al-Shami was allegdly injured on the 4-July-2011 by Syrian ...more

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Abdelrazaq Al Hussain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Abdelrazaq Al Hussain Syria national football team Abdelrazaq Al Hussain is a Syrian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al-Riyadh, which competes in the Saudi First Division the second division in the KSA and is currently a member of the ...more

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Mohammed Estanbeli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mohammed Estanbeli Syria national football team Mohammed Estanbeli is a Syrian footballer who plays for Naft Al-Janoob.

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Mohannad Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mohannad Ibrahim Syria national football team Mohannad Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim, commonly known as Mohannad Ibrahim, is a Syrian footballer.

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Zyad Chaabo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Zyad Chaabo Al-Wahda Zyad Barakat Chaabo is a Syrian football player who is currently playing for Misfat Baniyas in the Syrian Premier League. He usually plays in the Striker position.

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Ahmad Al Salih is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Ahmad Al Salih Ahmad Al Salih is a Syrian-Kurdish footballer. He currently plays for Al-Arabi, which competes in the Kuwaiti Premier League the top division in Kuwait. He plays as a defender, wearing the ...more

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Qusay Habib is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Qusay Habib Al Shorta Qusay Habib is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Baghdad, which competes in the Iraqi Premier League the top division in Iraq. He plays as a midfielder, wearing the number 10 jersey ...more

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Maher Al Sayed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Maher Al Sayed Al-Wahda Maher Al-Sayed is a Syrian football player who is currently playing for Al-Wahda in the Syrian League.

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Aatef Jenyat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Al-Karamah Aatef Jenyat is a Syrian footballer who is currently a Free agent, and is a former member of the Syria national football team.

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Adnan al-Hafez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Adnan al-Hafez Al-Wahda Adnan Al Hafez is a Syrian football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Al-Karamah, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria, wearing the number 22 jersey for ...more

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Hamzeh Al Aitoni is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Hamzeh Al Aitoni Al Majd Hamzeh Al Aitoni is a Syrian footballer who plays as a defender for Al-Nidal, which competes in the Syrian Premier League and is a member of the Syria national football team. Aitoni was a part ...more

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Tamer Haj Mohamad is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Tamer Haj Mohamad Al-Karamah Tamer Haj Mohamad is a Syrian football player who is currently playing for Naft Al-Wasat in Iraq. He is an ethnic Circassian.

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Tawfiq Tayarah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Tawfiq Tayarah Al-Karamah Tawfiq Tayarah is a Syrian football player who plays for Manshia Bani Hassan in the Jordan League . He played for Al-Karamah in the 2008 AFC Champions League knockout stages.

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Mohamad Fares is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mohamad Fares Mohamad Ahmad Fares is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Karkh, which competes in the Iraqi Premier League the top division in Iraq. He plays as a midfielder, wearing the number 7 ...more

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Ammar Rihawi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Ammar Rihawi Al-Ittihad Ammar Rihawi is a retired Syrian international football midfielder, and current coach

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Mohamad Darwish Midou is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Mohamad Darwish Midou Mohamad Mido is a Syrian footballer who plays for Al-Ittihad in Syria. His younger brother Hamid Mido plays for Al-Minaa.

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Yasser Shahen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Yasser Shahen Al-Karamah Yasser Shahen is a Syrian footballer, who currently play for Al-Ahli SC in the Lebanese Second Division.

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Anas Al Khouja is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Anas Al Khouja Al-Karamah Al Khouja is an Syrian footballer.

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Nadim Sabagh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Nadim Sabagh Arbil FC Nadim Sabagh is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Arbil, which competes in the Iraqi Premier League the top division in Iraq. He plays as a defender, wearing the number 12 jersey for ...more

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Abd Al Naser Hasan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Abd Al Naser Hasan Abd Al Naser Hasan is a Syrian footballer who plays for Dohuk in Iraq.

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Hassan Abbas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Hassan Abbas Al-Karamah Hassan Abbas is a retired professional Syrian football midfielder who last played for Al-Karamah in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria. Abbas's career began in the youth system ...more

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Ahed Joughili is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Ahed Joughili Ahed Joughili is a Syrian weightlifter, who competed in the 105 kg division at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. Joughili won a silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games and ...more

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Naser Al Sebai is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Naser Al Sebai Al-Karamah Naser Al Sebai is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Putra Samarinda, defender.

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Raja Rafe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Raja Rafe Syria national football team Raja Rafe is a Syrian footballer who plays as a striker for Al-Majd, which competes in the Syrian Premier League and is a member of the Syria national football team.

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Kawa Hesso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Kawa Hesso Zaxo FC Kawa Hesso is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Zakho FC in Iraq.

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Omar Al Soma is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Omar Al Soma Omar Al Soma is a Syriann football player who is currently playing for Al Ahli in the Saudi Professional League. On July 2012 he participated in three games with Nottingham Forest F.C., scoring ...more

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Joseph Atiyeh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Syria
Joseph Atiyeh Joseph Atiyeh is a Syrian wrestler, and the winner of Syria's first Olympic medal. In the 1984 Summer Olympics, he represented his country in the freestyle heavyweight 100 kg competition, and ...more