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

List contains athletes like Aymen Mathlouthi and Saber Ben Frej.

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

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

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Ferrid Kheder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Ferrid Kheder Ferrid Kheder is a Tunisian judoka and mixed martial artist. He competes in the welterweight and lightweight divisions.

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Hocine Ragued is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
SK Slavia Praha Hocine Ragued is a French born Tunisian footballer. He currently plays in Turkey for Karabükspor.

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Oussama Mellouli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Oussama "Ous" Mellouli is a Tunisian swimmer who competes in the freestyle and medley events. He is a three-time Olympic medalist, is an African record holder, and trains with the USC ...more

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Alaeddine Yahia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
RC Lens Alaeddine Yahia is a French-Tunisian football player who plays for Ligue 1 side Stade Malherbe Caen in France. Yahia has previously played for Stade Tunisien, Guingamp and had a brief spell at ...more

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Mehdi Nafti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Birmingham City F.C. Mehdi Ben Sadok Nafti is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. During his professional career he played in four different countries in representation of five ...more

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Wissem Ben Yahia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Mersin İdmanyurdu Wissem Ben Yahia is a Tunisian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor and the Tunisia national football team. He was part of the Tunisian 2004 ...more

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Yassin Mikari is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard Yassin Mikari is a Tunisian-Swiss footballer. He plays for Tunisian side Club Africain. He re-joined Grasshopper on 21 January 2007 and left for French club Sochaux in the Ligue 1 on 2 January ...more

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Sami Allagui is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Sami Allagui is a Tunisian football striker who plays for 1. FSV Mainz 05, on loan from Hertha BSC, and the Tunisia national team. He was awarded a three-year youth contract with R.S.C. ...more

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Chaouki Ben Saada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
OGC Nice Chaouki Ben Saada is a Tunisian footballer, currently playing for Troyes AC in France.

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Radhi Jaïdi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Birmingham City F.C. Radhi Ben Abdelmajid Jaïdi, born 30 August 1975 in Tunis is a retired Tunisian footballer. He played as a centre back. He is currently an Under-21s coach at Southampton.

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David Jemmali is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Grenoble Foot 38 David Jemmali is a retired French-Tunisian football defender who spent most of his career at Girondins de Bordeaux and last played for Grenoble Foot 38. Hoping for a selection to the French ...more

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Hamed Namouchi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Hamed Namouchi FC Lorient Hamed Namouchi is a French-born Tunisian professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Bulgarian A Football Group.

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Karim Essediri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Lillestrøm S.K. Karim Essediri is a Tunisia former international footballer.

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Adel Chedli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
FC Istres Adel Ben-Bechir Chedli is a Tunisian football player currently playing for Moroccan club Raja Casablanca.

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Enis Hajri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Enis Hajri Alemannia Aachen Enis Ben Mohamed Hajri is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays for MSV Duisburg.

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Karim Haggui is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Bayer Leverkusen Karim Haggui is a Tunisian football defender. He currently plays for VfB Stuttgart.

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Mejdi Traoui is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Espérance Mejdi Traoui is a Tunisian footballer.

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Ali Zitouni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Antalyaspor Ali Zitouni is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays for CS Hammam-Lif.

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Wissam El Bekri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Dijon FCO Wissam El Bekri is a French-Tunisian football defender. He has been a member of the Tunisia national football team.

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Francileudo Santos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard Francileudo Silva dos Santos is a professional footballer player who plays as a striker for ASM Belfort. Born in Brazil, he represented Tunisia at international level.

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Khaled Mouelhi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Lillestrøm S.K. Khaled "Kiko" Mouelhi is a Tunisian footballer. He currently plays for Espérance de Tunis of Tunisia. Mouelhi was a member of the Tunisian 2004 Olympic football team, which ...more

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Adel Sellimi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Adel Sellimi was born on 16 November 1972 in the Bab Jedid district of Tunis. As a child, he drew inspiration from the 1978 World Cup team who became the first African nation to win a World Cup ...more

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José Clayton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
José Cláyton Menezes Ribeiro is a former Brazilian-Tunisian football left-back. Although Clayton was born in Brazil, he spent a large part of his club career in Tunisia playing for ...more

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Anis Boussaïdi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Red Bull Salzburg Anis Boussaïdi is a Tunisian footballer who most recently played in Ukraine for SC Tavriya Simferopol.

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Selima Sfar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Selima Sfar is a Tunisian female professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and has been ranked as high as 75th in the world. She has experienced most of her success in ITF ...more

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Mohammed Gammoudi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Mohammed Tlili ben Abdallah, also known as Mohamed Gammoudi, is a former Tunisian athlete, and winner of 5000 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Born in Sidi Aïch, in Tunisia, Mohammed ...more

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Amir Hadj Massaoued is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Club Sportif Sfaxien Amir Hadj Massaoued is a Tunisian football player who plays club football for Club Africain. He was part of the Tunisian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, finishing ...more

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Anis Ayari is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Étoile Sportive du Sahel Anis Ayari is a Tunisian footballer. He currently plays for Étoile du Sahel.

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Khaled Badra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Al-Ahli Khaled Badra is a retired Tunisian footballer, who recently retired from international football, he last played for Tunisian League side Espérance of Tunis. Reliable and strong in the ...more

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Issam Merdassi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
BSC Young Boys Issam Merdassi is a Tunisian footballer. He currently plays for BSC Young Boys. Merdassi played until 2006 for CS Sfaxien then went on loan to Saudi Al-Nassr before returning to CS Sfaxien for ...more

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Jassem Khalloufi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Club Sportif Sfaxien Jassem Khalloufi is a Tunisian footballer. He currently plays for Stade Tunisien. Khalloufi was part of the Tunisian 2004 Olympic football team who exited in the first round, finishing third in ...more

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Zied Bhairi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Gloria Bistriţa Zied Bhairi is a Tunisian footballer. He currently plays for the Libyan Premier League club Tahaddy. Bhairi has a brief spell with SpVgg Greuther Fürth but did not appear in any 2.

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Amine Ltaïef is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Avenir Sportif de La Marsa Amine Ltaïef is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays for Tunisian side EGS Gafsa. His position is striker. He was part of the Tunisian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the ...more

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Hassen Gabsi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Hassen Gabsi is a Tunisian football right winger.

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Chokri El Ouaer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Chokri El Ouaer is a former Tunisian football goalkeeper. The Tunisian international began playing for Espérance Sportive de Tunis in 1986, spending his entire career there except for a ...more

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Lassad Nouioui is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Lassad Nouioui Tunisia national football team Lassad Hassen Nouioui, known simply as Lassad, is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays as a forward. After playing amateur football in his country of birth, he went on to represent ...more

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Zoubeir Baya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Zoubeir Baya is a football player with a distinguished career as one of Tunisia's most accomplished soccer exports. Baya, an attacking midfielder, displayed considerable skill and enterprise on ...more

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Khalil Chemmam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Khalil Chemmam Espérance Khalil Chemmam is a Tunisian international footballer who plays as a defender for Espérance. He participated at the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.

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Riadh Bouazizi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Kayseri Erciyesspor Riadh Ben-Khemais Bouazizi is a Tunisian football Central midfielder. Bouazizi played for Bursaspor, Gaziantepspor and Kayseri Erciyesspor in the Turkish Super Lig. He has 83 caps for the ...more

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Yassine Chikhaoui is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Tunisia national football team Yassine Chikhaoui is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for FC Zürich. He is well known as being one of the best Tunisian footballers of all time, as well ...more

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Khaled Souissi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Khaled Souissi Tunisia national football team Khaled Soussi is a Tunisian professional footballer who currently plays for EGS Gafsa as a defender. He has won 18 caps for the Tunisia national football team.

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Youssef Msakni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Espérance Youssef Msakni is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays for Qatar Stars League club Lekhwiya SC.

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Mohamed Jedidi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Asswehly Sports Club Mohamed Jedidi is a Tunisian former footballer who played as a midfielder.

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Zouheir Dhaouadi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Zouheir Dhaouadi Club Africain Zouheir Dhaouadi is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays for Club Africain. He transferred in July 2006 from Jeunesse Sportive Kairouanaise to Club Africain, where he played until 2012. On ...more

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Aymen Mathlouthi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Étoile Sportive du Sahel Aymen Mathlouthi is a Tunisian footballer who plays for Étoile du Sahel. Mathlouthi is considered by many to be the best goalkeeper in Tunisia and one of the best in Africa at the moment. ...more

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Hatem Trabelsi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Hatem Trabelsi Al-Hilal Hatem Trabelsi is a former Tunisian footballer. A right-sided defender or midfielder, he has played for CS Sfaxien, Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester City and Al-Hilal Riyadh. He has represented the ...more

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Noureddine Hfaiedh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Noureddine Hfaiedh is a Tunisian volleyball player. He is 197 cm high and plays as wing spiker. Hfaiedh has played more than 160 games with the Tunisia men's national volleyball team and is the ...more

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Hamdi Harbaoui is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Hamdi Harbaoui Oud-Heverlee Leuven Hamdi Harbaoui is a Tunisian football striker. He currently plays for Qatar SC.

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Tijani Belaïd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Tijani Belaïd FK Mladá Boleslav Tijani Belaïd is a French-born Tunisian international footballer who plays for Club Africain as an attacking midfielder.

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Jamel Saihi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Tunisia
Tunisia national football team Jamel Saihi is a French-born Tunisian footballer currently under contract for French side Montpellier. On 20 May 2012, he won the Ligue 1 title for Montpellier over PSG, for the first time in ...more