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

List athletes include Robert Badjie, Mustapha Carayol and many more.

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

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

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Cherno Samba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
FC Haka Cherno Samba is a Gambian footballer who plays as a forward. He is currently unattached. He represented England at every youth level up to the under-20 team, having moved to England at an early ...more

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Michael Mensah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Syrianska FC Michael Mensah is a Ghanaian football striker.

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Jaysuma Saidy Ndure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure Jaysuma Saidy Ndure is a Gambian-Norwegian sprinter. Having changed nationality from Gambia to Norway in 2006, he holds Norwegian records in the 100 and holds both the Gambian and Norwegian ...more

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Ebrahim Savaneh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
K.S.K. Beveren Ebrahima 'Ibou' Sawaneh is a football striker from The Gambia. He plays for Waasland-Beveren. In the past he played for Lech Poznan, KSK Beveren, KV Kortrijk, KV Mechelen, RAEC Mons, OH Leuven ...more

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Pa Modou Kah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Roda JC Pa Modou Kah is a Norwegian international footballer who currently playing for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer

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Kebba Ceesay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Kebba Ceesay Gambia national football team Kebba Ceesay is a Gambian footballer who plays Lech Poznań in the Polish Ekstraklasa as a defender. He also holds Swedish nationality.

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Mamadou Danso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Mamadou Danso Portland Timbers Mamadou "Futty" Danso is a Gambian footballer who is currently under contract to the Carolina Railhawks of the North American Soccer League

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Omar Jawo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Omar Jawo Syrianska FC Omar Jawo is a Gambian-Swedish footballer. He currently plays for AFC United in the Swedish Football Division 1 Norra.

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Pa Dembo Touray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Pa Dembo Touray Santos Football Club Pa Dembo Touray, pronounced "Touré", is a Gambian football player and national team player for Gambia. He currently plays for South African National First Division club Engen

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Abdoulie Mansally is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
New England Revolution Abdoulie Mansally is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

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Ousman Jallow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Ousman Jallow Gambia national football team Ousman Jallow is a Gambian footballer who plays as a striker for Finnish club HJK Helsinki.

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Demba Savage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Demba Savage HJK Helsinki Demba Savage, is a Gambian footballer currently playing for HJK in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, a.k.a. the Finnish Premier Division. A right winger, who can also operate on the left wing or as a ...more

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Abdou Jammeh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Al Kazma Kuwait Abdou Jammeh is a Gambian footballer who plays for Kazma Adiliyah.

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Sanna Nyassi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Sanna Nyassi Gambia national football team Sanna Nyassi is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.

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Abdou Rahman Dampha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Neuchâtel Xamax Abdou Rahman Dampha is an Gambian footballer currently playing for AS Nancy in the French Ligue 1.

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Tijan Jaiteh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Tijan Jaiteh S.K. Brann Tijan Jaiteh is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf. He was captain of Gambia's international youth team for a number of years.

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Sainey Nyassi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Sainey Nyassi New England Revolution Sainey Nyassi is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for FC Edmonton in the NASL.

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Edrissa Sonko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Edrissa Sonko Hereford United F.C. Edrissa Sonko is a Gambian football Forward, currently playing for Ras AlKhaima Club in the United Arab Emirates.

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Yankuba Ceesay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Yankuba Ceesay Degerfors IF Yankuba Ceesay also known as Maal is a Gambian footballer, who last played in Estonian Meistriliiga for JK Nõmme Kalju. Yankuba Ceesay is Managed by AsiaEurope Football Group in the UK.

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Mohammed Mbye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Mohammed Mbye Assyriska Föreningen Mohammed Jallow Mbye is a Swedish-Gambian football striker who currently plays for Elverum.

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Saihou Jagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Saihou Jagne IF Brommapojkarna Saihou Jagne is a Swedish-Gambian footballer currently playing in Sweden for outfit Ånge IF. His nickname, CH, is an approximate Swedish pronunciation spelling of his given name. Just a ...more

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Seyfo Soley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Seyfo Soley Alki Larnaca FC Seyfo Soley is a Gambian football midfielder who previously played for Doxa Katokopias. He parted company with Preston North End in June 2007. He captains the Gambia national team. He played for ...more

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Paul Jatta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Paul Jatta Brøndby IF Paul Jatta is a Gambian footballer who is a midfielder currently playing for FC Fyn in the Danish League 1. Jatta presented Gambia at 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and was the captain of ...more

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Mustapha Carayol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Mustapha Carayol Mustapha Soon Carayol is a Gambian footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion as a winger, on loan from Middlesbrough.

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Ansumana Samateh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Ansumana Samateh Wallidan F.C. Ansumana Samateh is a Gambian footballer who plays for Wallidan F.C..

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Robert Badjie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Robert Badjie Hapoel Jerusalem FC Robert Badjie is a Gambian football goalkeeper who is currently playing for Swedish Division 5 side Stallarholmens SK.

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Ken Jammeh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Ken Jammeh Hakoah Maccabi Amidar/Ramat Gan Ken Malamin Jammeh is a Gambian footballer.

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Pa Ousman Sonko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Pa Ousman Sonko SV Austria Salzburg Pa Ousman Sonko is a Gambian footballer, who currently plays for SV Austria Salzburg.

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Modou Jagne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Modou Jagne SV Pasching Modou Jagne is a footballer from Gambia. He plays for the Gambia senior squad. He was signed to SC Rheindorf Altach in Austria until his release in January 2009. Jagne then signed with SK ...more

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Ousman Koli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Ousman Koli Ousman Koli is a football defender from Gambia. He plays for Mosta in Maltese Premier League.

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Joseph Gómez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Joseph Gómez Wallidan F.C. Joseph Gómez Nding is a Gambian footballer. He currently plays for Wallidan F.C..

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Ismaila Jagne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Ismaila Jagne Ismaila Jagne is a Gambian international football midfielder.

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Ousman Nyan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Ousman Nyan Strømsgodset I.F. Ousman Nyan is a retired Norwegian footballer. His brother Alpha Nyan is also a football player and coach.

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Amadou Jawo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Amadou Jawo Amadou Jawo is a Swedish-Gambian footballer who plays for Djurgårdens IF as a striker.

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Jatto Ceesay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Jatto Ceesay Digenis Morphou Jatto Ceesay is a former Gambian football striker. Ceesay has also played for Wallidan Sens, Willem II Tilburg, Al-Hilal, AEK Larnaca, FC Omniworld and AEP Paphos.

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Sainey Touray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Sainey Touray Harrisburg City Islanders Sainey "Ballack" Touray is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Austin Aztex.

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Njogu Demba-Nyrén is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Njogu Demba-Nyrén S.K. Brann Njogu Demba-Nyrén is a Gambian footballer who has represented Gambia at full international level and currently plays in Sweden for Dalkurd FF.

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Matthew Mendy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Matthew Mendy Matthew Mendy is a football defender from Gambia, he currently plays for FC Jazz in the Finnish second tier Ykkönen. Mendy was signed by Jazz in August 2014.

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Lamin Conateh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Lamin Conateh Lamin Conateh born 1 October 1981 in Bakau is a Gambian footballer, who currently plays for Arameiska-Syrianska Botkyrka IF.

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Abdoulie Corr is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Abdoulie Corr Abdoulie Paco Corr is a Gambian footballer who has played for Banjul Hawks, KPV, PoPa, VPS and Närpes Kraft. He has been capped at international level by the Gambia national team.

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Biri Biri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Alhaji Momodo Nije, more commonly known as Biri Biri is a Gambian former football player who used to play for Sevilla FC. He was the first Gambian footballer to play professionally abroad, and ...more

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Mustapha Kamal N'Daw is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Mustapha Kamal N'Daw Mustapha Kamal NDaw is a Gambian international football forward.

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Adama Njie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from The Gambia
Adama Njie Adama Njie is a retired Gambian middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres. She won the bronze medal in this event at the 1996 African Championships. She also entered the World ...more