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Famous Soccer Players from Afghanistan

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Updated June 14, 2019 24k views 70 items

List of the best soccer players from Afghanistan. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Afghanistan, along with photos when available. This list of best Afghan soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Afghan soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Examples of players on this list include Yousef Samy and Ahmad Nasir Safi.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Afghan footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Afghan soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Afghanistan in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Afghan soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Massimo Gotti Defender and Midfielder from Kabul, Afghanistan
Massimo Gotti (born 27 May 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays as a left-back.
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Obaidullah Karimi Forward from Kabul, Afghanistan
Obaidullah Karimi (Persian: عبیدالله کریمی‎ born on 21 December 1979) is an Afghan footballer. He was the only Afghan player who scored a goal in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) against ...more
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Farid Ahmadi Midfielder from Afghanistan
Farid Ahmadi (born 6 February 1988) is an Afghan football player. He plays as a Midfielder and has played football with Kandahar Aryan since 2005.
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Shamsuddin Amiri Goalkeeper from Kabul, Afghanistan
Shamsuddin Amiri (Persian: شمس الدین امیری‎) (born 12 February 1985) is an Afghan football player. The goalkeeper played for Kabul Bank FC and the Afghanistan national team. He is one of the ...more
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Mansur Faqiryar Goalkeeper from Kabul, Afghanistan
Mansur Faqiryar is a footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. His last club was VfB Oldenburg in the Regionalliga Nord. He is playing for the Afghanistan national football team.
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Qays Shayesteh Midfielder from Kabul, Afghanistan
Qays Shayesteh (born 22 March 1988) is an Afghan footballer who plays for DETO. He has also played for Twente (youth club), Heracles Almelo, Veendam and Emmen. He played for VV Glanerbrug for ...more
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Hafizullah Qadami
Hafizullah Qadami (Persian: حفیظ الله قدمی‎) (born 20 February 1985) is an Afghan football player. He plays as a forward and has played football with Maiwand Kabul FC since 2003. Qadami is ...more
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Ata Yamrali Midfielder from Kabul, Afghanistan
Ata Yamrali (born 5 July 1982 in Kabul) is a German-Afghan footballer who currently play for S.V. Uhlenhorst-Adler Hamburg and Afghanistan national football team.
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Abdul Salem Jamshid
Abdul Salem Jamshid (born 1981) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan national team.
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Mohammad Fazel Bratyan Midfielder from Afghanistan
Mohammad Fazel Bratyan (born 1980) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan national team.
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Israfeel Kohistani Midfielder from Kapisa Province, Afghanistan
Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani (born 5 June 1987) is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Vejen Sports Forening. He is national team player of Afghanistan. He played in World Cup 2010 ...more
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Mohammad Nader Aimi
Mohammad Nader Aimi (born March 3, 1982) is an Afghan football player. He has played for the Afghanistan national team.
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Abdul Maroof Gullestani
Abdul Maroof Gullestani( born 8 June 1986) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan national team.
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Ali Askar Lali Midfielder from Afghanistan
Ali Askar Lali (Persian: علی عسکر لعلی‎) is a former Afghan football player and trainer. In 1981, he moved to Germany as a refugee and lived many years in Paderborn. He now lives in Germany and ...more
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Ahmad Nasir Safi
Ahmad Nazir Safi (Persian: احمد نظیر صفی‎, born January 21, 1983) is an Afghan footballer who plays for 1. FCA Darmstadt.
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Ali Omari
Ali Omari (born June 3, 1983) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan national team.
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Ali Jan Faizi
Ali Jan Faizi (born February 3, 1977) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan national team.
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Sharif Mukhammad Midfielder from Makhachkala, Russia
Sharif Khamayuni Mukhammad (Russian: Шариф Хамаюни Мухаммад, Dari: شریف محمد, born 21 March 1990) is an Afghan professional football who plays for Karmiotissa in the Cypriot Second Division.
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Aziz Rohallah
Aziz Rohallah (born July 5, 1980) is an Afghan footballer. He has played for the Afghanistan national team.
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Ali Ahmadi
Ali Ahmadi may refer to: Ali Ahmadi (nomad), gladiator on the 2008 Australian TV series Gladiators Ali Ahmadi (Afghan footballer) Ali Ahmadi (Iranian footballer) (born 1994) Ali Ahmadi (Iranian ...more
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Mohammad Zaki
Mohammad Zaki (born 1980) is an Afghan footballer. He has played for the Afghanistan national team.
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Milad Salem
Milad Salem Fakhri (Dari: میلاد سالم, born 3 March 1988) is an Afghan professional footballer who most played for SV Elversberg.
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Omar Nazar
Omar Nazar (Persian: عمر نظر‎) is an Afghan footballer who last played for VfL Lohbrügge.
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Emal Gariwal
Emal Gariwal is an Afghan footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Oqaban Hindukush F.C.. He has made 3 appearances for the Afghanistan national football team.
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Eris Muhandes Midfielder from Afghanistan
Eris Muhandes (born September 8, 1982) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan national team.