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Famous Soccer Players from Ethiopia

Updated June 14, 2019 30.7k views52 items

List of the best soccer players from Ethiopia. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Ethiopia, along with photos when available. This list of best Ethiopian 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 Ethiopian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

The list you're viewing has a variety of players, like Getaneh Kebede and Bayu Mulu, in it.

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

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Ethiopia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Ethiopian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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  • 1

    Adugna Deyas

    Goalkeeper
    Adugna Gurmu Deyas (Amharic: ዓዱግና ጙርሙ ዸያስ, born 13 July 1983 in Ethiopia) is an Ethiopian... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    Amiya Taga

    Midfielder
    Imaye Taga (Hebrew: אמייה טגה‎, born 1 February 1985) is a retired Ethiopian-born Israeli... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Anwar Siraj

    Defender
    Anwar Siraj (born 8 December 1978 in Ethiopia) is retired Ethiopian footballer. Siraj was... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Baruch Dego (Hebrew: ברוך דגו‎; born 28 March 1982) is a former Ethiopian-born Israeli... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Bayu Mulu

    Midfielder
    Bayu Mulu (Amharic: ባዩ ሙሉ, Arabic: بايومولو, born 24 September 1978 in Ethiopia) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Benjamin Kibebe (born August 13, 1981) is a Swedish footballer.
  • 7

    Dawit Mebratu

    Midfielder
    Dawit Abraha Mebratu (Amharic: ዻዊት ዓብራሃ መብራቱ, born 13 June 1984 in Ethiopia) is an Ethiopian... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Shai Biruk

    Midfielder
    Shai Biruk (Hebrew: שי בירוק; born June 15, 1984) is an Ethiopian-born Israeli footballer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Solomon Andargachew

    Defender
    Solomon Melkamu Andargachew (am፡ሰሎሞን መልካሙ አንዳርጋቸው, born 28 October 1981 in Ethiopia) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Teshome Getu

    Midfielder
    Teshome Getu (Amharic: ጠስሆመ ጘቱ, born 7 February 1983 in Ethiopia) is an Ethiopian football... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Ydnekatchew Tessema

    Forward
    Yidnekatchew Tessema (Amharic: ይድነቃቸው ተሠማ; 11 September 1921 – 19 August 1987) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Ziv Caveda

    Midfielder
    Ziv Caveda (Hebrew: זיו כבדה; born December 10, 1978) is an Ethiopian-born Israeli footballer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Theodor Gebre Selassie

    Defender, Midfielder
    Theodor Gebre Selassie (born 24 December 1986) is a Czech professional footballer who plays... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Andualem Negusse

    Winger, Midfielder
    Andualem Nigussie (Amharic: ዓንዱኣለም ኚጉስሲአ, born 15 June 1985) is an Ethiopian footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Mulualem Regassa

    Midfielder
    Mulualem Regassa (Amharic: ሙሉኣለም ረጋስሳ, born 4 June 1984) is an Ethiopian footballer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Rahamim Checkol (Hebrew: רחמים צ'קול; born May 8, 1988) is an Ethiopian-born Israeli... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Fikru Teferra Lemessa (Amharic: ፍቅሩ ተፈራ ለሜሳ; born 24 January 1986) is an Ethiopian footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Yordanos Abay

    Forward
    Yordanos Abay (Amharic: ዮርዳኖስ ዓባይ, Arabic: يوردانوس أباي‎, born 28 March 1984) is an Ethiopian... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Degu Debebe

    Defender
    Degu Debebe (Amharic: ደጉ ደበበ, born 19 March 1994) is an Ethiopian footballer. He currently... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Messay Dego

    Messay Dego (Hebrew: מסאי דגו; born February 15, 1986) is an Ethiopian-born Israeli former... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Adane Girma (Amharic: ዓዳነ ግርማ, born 25 June 1985) is an Ethiopian footballer. He currently... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Tesfaye Tafese

    Midfielder
    Tesfaye Tafese; or Tafese Tesfaye (Ethiopians write given name first); (Amharic: ታፈሰ ተስፋዬ,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Lencho Skibba

    Midfielder
    Lencho Skibba (Amharic: ለንችሆ ጽኪብባ, born 18 February 1988 in Dire Dawa) is an Ethiopian... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Zerihun Tadele

    Zerihun Tadele Derese is an Ethiopian international football goalkeeper who currently plays... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Oumed Oukri

    Forward
    Oumed Oukri (Amharic: ዑመድ ዑክሪ; born 5 October 1990) is an Ethiopian footballer. He currently... more on Wikipedia
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