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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 from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: France, Mali

Amadou Jean Tigana (born 23 June 1955) is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 ...more

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Salif Keïta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Salif Keïta Traoré (born 8 December 1946), 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 from Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Mohamed Lamine Sissoko Gillan (born 22 January 1985) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. Born in France, he could have elected to play for France ...more
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Drissa Diakité is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender and Midfielder from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Drissa Diakité (born 18 February 1985) is a Malian professional footballer who plays 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 from Frankfurt, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Mali, Germany

Bakary Diakité (born 9 November 1980) is a German-Malian former professional footballer who played as a striker.
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Moussa Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Moussa Coulibaly Defender from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Moussa Coulibaly may refer to: Moussa Coulibaly (footballer born 1981), Malian football player for Libyan Premier League club Darnes Moussa Coulibaly (footballer born 1992), Malian football ...more
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Mamadou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Forward from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Mamadou Diallo (born 17 April 1982) is a Malian former professional football striker.
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Adama Tamboura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Adama Tamboura (born 18 May 1985) is a Malian former professional football Left-back.
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Ousmane Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Ousmane Coulibaly Defender from Paris, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Ousmane Coulibaly (born 9 July 1989) is a French-born Malian professional football player. Currently, who plays for Al-Wakrah in Qatar Stars League . His brother is the professional kickboxer, ...more
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Frédéric K... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Frédéric Kanouté Forward from Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Frédéric Oumar Kanouté (born 2 September 1977) is a retired Malian-French professional footballer who played as a striker for several top-tier clubs in Europe, enjoying his ...more
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Boubacar Koné is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Boubacar Sidiki Koné (born 21 August 1984) 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 from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Kalilou Mohamed Traoré (born 9 September 1987) is a Malian former professional footballer who played as midfielder.
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Mamadou Samassa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mamadou Samassa Forward from Montfermeil, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Mamadou Samassa may refer to the following Malian footballers: Mamadou Samassa (footballer born 1986), forward for T–Team F.C. in Malaysia Mamadou Samassa (footballer born 1990), goalkeeper for ...more
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Fousseni Diawara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Fousseni Diawara Defender from Paris, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Fousseni Diawara (born 28 August 1980) is a French-born Malian professional football manager and former defender. He predominantly played 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 and Midfielder from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Modibo Maïga (born 3 September 1987) is a Malian footballer who plays as a striker for Mali national team. He has also played for Stade Malien, Raja Casablanca, Le Mans, Sochaux, West Ham ...more
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Mourtala Diakité ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mourtala Diakité Midfielder from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Mourtala Diakité (born 1 October 1980, in Bamako) is a Malian former professional footballer who played 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 from Paris, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Ahmed Soukouna (born 13 January 1990) is a French professional football player, who plays as a striker 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 from Vernon, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Tongo Hamed Doumbia (born 6 August 1989) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for UAE Pro-League team Ajman and the Mali national team.
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Abdou Traoré is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Midfielder from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Abdoulaye Traoré (born 17 January 1988) is a Malian football player who last played as a midfielder the Mali national team.
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Lassana Diarra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Defender and Midfielder from Paris, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Lassana Diarra (born 10 March 1985) is a French retired professional footballer. His predominant position was as a defensive midfielder but he could also play in a more advanced role and has ...more
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Soumbeïla Diakit&ea... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Soumbeïla Diakité Goalkeeper from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Soumbeïla Diakité (born 25 August 1984) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Stade Malien.
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Garra Dembél&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Garra Dembélé Forward from Gennevilliers, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Garra Dembélé (born 21 February 1986) is a French-born Malian retired footballer who played as a striker.
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Cheick Bathily is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Goalkeeper from Mali

Nationality: Mali

Cheick Oumar Bathily (born 10 October 1982) 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 from Bamako, Mali

Nationality: Mali

Abdoulaye Youssouf Maïga (born 20 December 1988) is a Malian professional footballer who last played for Liga 1 club Persipura Jayapura as a centre back.
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Mamadou Samassa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Mali
Mamadou Samassa Goalkeeper from Montreuil, France

Nationality: France, Mali

Mamadou Samassa (born 16 February 1990) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Turkish club Sivasspor in the Süper Lig, the top level of Turkish Football. He is a ...more