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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

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Mintou Doucoure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mintou Doucoure is a Malian footballer who plays for USM Annaba in the Algerian Championnat National.

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Dramane Traoré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward Dramane Traoré is a Malian footballer who currently played as a striker for Malaysia Super League club PDRM FA.

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Drissa Diarra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Drissa Diarra Defender Drissa Diarra is a Malian football player. He currently plays as a defender for Budapest Honvéd FC. He played for the Mali national football team at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship ...more

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Tenema N'Diaye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward Tenema Ndiaye is a Malian football player who currently plays for Nea Salamina .

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Mamady Sidibe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mamady Sidibe Forward Mamady Sidibé is a Malian former footballer who played as a forward. Sidibé moved from his native Mali to France when he was two years old. After playing football for a number of ...more

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Mohamed Fofana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mohamed Fofana Defender Mohamed Fofana is a French-born Malian football defender of Guinean and/or Malian or Ivorian descent, who currently plays for French side Stade de Reims. He spent eight years playing for Ligue 1 ...more

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Issa Traoré is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Issa Traoré Forward, Midfielder Issa Traoré is a Malian footballer. He currently plays for Sanat Naft in the Iran Pro League. Whilst at Pas, Traore endured a major injury on his right knee, and was out for a ...more

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Fousseiny Tangara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Goalkeeper Fousseiny Tangara is a football goalkeeper from Mali who plays as Union sportive de Breteuil. He was part of the Malian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the quarter finals, finishing ...more

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Bakaye Traoré is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Bakaye Traoré Midfielder Bakaye Traoré is a French-born Malian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Turkish Süper Lig club Bursaspor. He previously played for Amiens and Nancy in ...more

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Boucader Diallo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Boucader Diallo is a Malian football player.

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Cheick Oumar Dabo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward Cheick Oumar Dabo is a Malian football player.

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Mahamadou N'Diaye is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mahamadou N'Diaye Defender Mahamadou Bamba N'Diaye is a Malian footballer, who currently plays for French second tier team Troyes AC.

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Djimi Traoré is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Djimi Traoré Defender Djimi Traoré is a footballer. A left back or centre back, he is also a member of the Malian national team. At club level, he previously played for Laval, Liverpool – with whom he won ...more

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Cédric Kanté is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Cédric Kanté Defender Cédric Kanté is a Malian and French football defender, currently playing for Ligue 2 team AC Ajaccio.

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Amadou Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Amadou Sidibé Defender Amadou Sidibé is a Malian football defender. He was born in Bamako, Mali, and began his career in his local club, Cercle Olympique de Bamako, recently transferred to AJ Auxerre from ...more

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Mustapha Yatabaré is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mustapha Yatabaré Forward Mustapha Yatabaré is a French-born Malian football striker. He currently plays for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Süper Lig.

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Fernand Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Fernand Coulibaly Forward Fernand Coulibaly is a retired Malian professional football striker who played for several clubs in Europe and the Mali national football team. He has Turkish citizenship with the name Muhammed ...more

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Oumar Sissoko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Oumar Sissoko Goalkeeper Oumar Sissoko is a Malian footballer with AC Ajaccio of France's Ligue 2. His cousin Mohamed Sissoko is also a professional footballer and was also capped for Mali.

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Boubacar Bangoura is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Boubacar Bangoura Forward Boubacar Bangoura is a Malian football player.

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Seydou Keita is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Midfielder Seydou Keita is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Italian club A.S. Roma. A versatile midfielder, he can operate as both a central or defensive midfielder, and played most notably ...more

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Bakary Soumaré is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender Bakary Soumare is a Malian international footballer who plays professionally for Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer, playing in central defense. Soumaré is tall, quick and rangy, with ...more

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Boubacar Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Boubacar Coulibaly Midfielder Boubacar Coulibaly is a Malian footballer currently playing for SV Blau-Weiss Concordia Viersen.

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Boubacar Diarra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Boubacar Diarra Defender Boubacar Diarra is a Malian footballer who last played for Liaoning Hongyun.

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Mahamadou Diarra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mahamadou Diarra Midfielder Mahamadou Diarra is a Malian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He is currently the captain of the Mali national team.

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Samba Diakité is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Samba Diakité Midfielder Samba Diakité is a French-born Malian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Queens Park Rangers and the Mali national football team.