Soccer Players Famous Soccer Players from Mali

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

Mamadou Samassa and Moussa Coulibaly are included on this list along with many more.

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

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Mali in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Mali soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Jean Tigana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Midfielder
Jean Amadou Tigana is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and 1 goal for ...more
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Salif Keïta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward
Salif Keïta Traoré, known as Keita, is a Malian retired footballer who played as a striker.
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Mohamed Sissoko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Midfielder
Mohamed Lamine "Momo" Sissoko Gillan is a Malian footballer who currently plays for Spanish club Levante UD and the Malian national team as a defensive midfielder. Although he could ...more
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Drissa Diakité is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender, Midfielder
Drissa Diakité is a Malian footballer who plays for Bastia in the Ligue 1, as a Defensive midfielder or as a Right defender.
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Bakary Diakité is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward
Bakary Diakité is a German-Malian footballer
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Moussa Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Moussa Coulibaly Defender
Moussa "Elimane" Coulibaly is a Malian football player who is currently playing for Libyan Premier League club Darnes as a defender. He was part of the Malian 2004 Olympic football ...more
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Mamadou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward
Mamadou Diallo is a Malian football striker, who plays for Stade Lavallois.
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Adama Tamboura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender
Adama Tamboura is a Malian football player currently playing for Danish club Randers FC.
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Ousmane Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Ousmane Coulibaly Defender
Ousmane Coulibaly is a soceer player.
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Frédéric Kanouté is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Frédéric Kanouté Forward
Frédéric Oumar Kanouté is a retired Malian professional footballer who played for several top-tier clubs within UEFA, enjoying his greatest success with La Liga side Sevilla ...more
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Boubacar Koné is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender
Boubacar Sidiki Koné is a Malian football player.
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Kalilou Traoré is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Kalilou Traoré Midfielder
Kalilou Mohamed Traoré is a Malian footballer who currently plays for Sochaux in Ligue 1.
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Mamadou Samassa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mamadou Samassa Forward
Mamadou Samassa is a French-born Malian football player of Senegalese descent who currently plays for Italian club Brest in Ligue 2. He primarily plays in the lead striker role and is a former ...more
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Fousseni Diawara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Fousseni Diawara Defender
Fousseni Diawara is a French-born Malian football defender playing for Tours FC. He predominantly plays as a right-back.
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Modibo Maïga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Modibo Maïga Forward, Midfielder
Modibo Maïga is a Malian footballer who plays as a striker for Metz on loan from West Ham United. He also plays internationally for Mali. Maiga had previously played for Stade Malien, Raja ...more
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Mourtala Diakité is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mourtala Diakité Midfielder
Mourtala Diakité is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Angolan club S.L. Benfica as a defensive midfielder.
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Ahmed Soukouna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Ahmed Soukouna Forward
Ahmed Soukouna is a French professional football player, who currently plays for AS Béziers.
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Tongo Doumbia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Tongo Doumbia Midfielder
Tongo Hamed Doumbia is a Malian international footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
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Abdou Traoré is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Midfielder
Abdoulaye Traoré is a Malian football player who currently plays for French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
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Lassana Diarra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Lassana Diarra Defender, Midfielder
Lassana Diarra, nicknamed Lass, is a French footballer. His predominant position is defensive midfielder but he can also play in a more advanced role and has played at right back, which he ...more
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Soumbeïla Diakité is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Soumbeïla Diakité Goalkeeper
Soumbeïla Diakité is a Malian football player who is currently playing for Esteghlal Khuzestan.
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Garra Dembélé is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Garra Dembélé Forward
Garra Dembélé is a French-born Malian footballer. He lastly played as a forward for Wuhan Zall on loan from SC Freiburg.
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Cheick Bathily is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Goalkeeper
Cheick Oumar Bathily is a Malian football player who currently plays for CS Duguwolofila.
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Abdoulaye Maïga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Abdoulaye Maïga Defender
Abdoulaye Youssouf Maïga is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Indonesia Super League club Sriwijaya.
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Mamadou Samassa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mamadou Samassa Goalkeeper
Mamadou Samassa is a French-born Malian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for French club Guingamp in the Ligue 1, the top level of French football. He is a French youth international and ...more