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Famous Soccer Players from Afghanistan

Updated June 14, 2019 24.7k views70 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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  • 1

    Massimo Gotti

    Defender, Midfielder
    Massimo Gotti (born 27 May 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays as a left-back....  more
  • 2

    Obaidullah Karimi

    Forward
    Obaidullah Karimi (Persian: عبیدالله کریمی‎ born on 21 December 1979) is an Afghan footballer....  more
  • 3

    Farid Ahmadi

    Midfielder
    Farid Ahmadi (born 6 February 1988) is an Afghan football player. He plays as a Midfielder and...  more
  • 4

    Shamsuddin Amiri

    Goalkeeper
    Shamsuddin Amiri (Persian: شمس الدین امیری‎) (born 12 February 1985) is an Afghan football...  more
  • 5

    Mansur Faqiryar

    Goalkeeper
    Mansur Faqiryar is a footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. His last club was VfB Oldenburg in...  more
  • 6

    Qays Shayesteh

    Midfielder
    Qays Shayesteh (born 22 March 1988) is an Afghan footballer who plays for DETO. He has also...  more
  • 7

    Hafizullah Qadami

    Hafizullah Qadami (Persian: حفیظ الله قدمی‎) (born 20 February 1985) is an Afghan football...  more
  • 8

    Ata Yamrali

    Midfielder
    Ata Yamrali (born 5 July 1982 in Kabul) is a German-Afghan footballer who currently play for...  more
  • 9

    Abdul Salem Jamshid

    Abdul Salem Jamshid (born 1981) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan...  more
  • 10

    Mohammad Fazel Bratyan

    Midfielder
    Mohammad Fazel Bratyan (born 1980) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan...  more
  • 11

    Israfeel Kohistani

    Midfielder
    Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani (born 5 June 1987) is an Afghan footballer who currently...  more
  • 12

    Mohammad Nader Aimi

    Mohammad Nader Aimi (born March 3, 1982) is an Afghan football player. He has played for the...  more
  • 13

    Abdul Maroof Gullestani

    Abdul Maroof Gullestani( born 8 June 1986) is an Afghan football player. He has played for...  more
  • 14

    Ali Askar Lali

    Midfielder
    Ali Askar Lali (Persian: علی عسکر لعلی‎) is a former Afghan football player and trainer. In...  more
  • 15

    Ahmad Nasir Safi

    Ahmad Nazir Safi (Persian: احمد نظیر صفی‎, born January 21, 1983) is an Afghan footballer who...  more
  • 16

    Ali Omari

    Ali Omari (born June 3, 1983) is an Afghan football player. He has played for Afghanistan...  more
  • 17

    Ali Jan Faizi

    Ali Jan Faizi (born February 3, 1977) is an Afghan football player. He has played for...  more
  • 18

    Sharif Mukhammad

    Midfielder
    Sharif Khamayuni Mukhammad (Russian: Шариф Хамаюни Мухаммад, Dari: شریف محمد, born 21 March...  more
  • 19

    Aziz Rohallah

    Aziz Rohallah (born July 5, 1980) is an Afghan footballer. He has played for the Afghanistan...  more
  • 20

    Ali Ahmadi

    Ali Ahmadi may refer to: Ali Ahmadi (nomad), gladiator on the 2008 Australian TV series...  more
  • 21

    Mohammad Zaki

    Mohammad Zaki (born 1980) is an Afghan footballer. He has played for the Afghanistan national...  more
  • 22

    Milad Salem

    Milad Salem Fakhri (Dari: میلاد سالم, born 3 March 1988) is an Afghan professional footballer...  more
  • 23

    Omar Nazar

    Omar Nazar (Persian: عمر نظر‎) is an Afghan footballer who last played for VfL Lohbrügge....  more
  • 24

    Emal Gariwal

    Emal Gariwal is an Afghan footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Oqaban Hindukush F.C.. He...  more
  • 25

    Eris Muhandes

    Midfielder
    Eris Muhandes (born September 8, 1982) is an Afghan football player. He has played for...  more