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Famous Soccer Players from Mali

Updated June 14, 2019 21.9k views109 items

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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  • 1

    Jean Tigana

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityFrance, 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 appearances...  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Salif Keïta Traoré (born 8 December 1946), known as Keita, is a Malian retired footballer who played as a striker....  more
  • 3

    Mohamed Sissoko

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMont-Saint-Aignan, France

    NationalityFrance, 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 internationally,...  more
  • 4

    Drissa Diakité

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Drissa Diakité (born 18 February 1985) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or as a right defender....  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Mali, Germany

    Bakary Diakité (born 9 November 1980) is a German-Malian former professional footballer who played as a striker....  more
  • 6

    Moussa Coulibaly

    Defender

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    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 player...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Mamadou Diallo (born 17 April 1982) is a Malian former professional football striker....  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Adama Tamboura (born 18 May 1985) is a Malian former professional football Left-back....  more
  • 9

    Ousmane Coulibaly

    Defender

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, 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
  • 10

    Frédéric Kanouté

    Forward

    BirthplaceSainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France

    NationalityFrance, 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 greatest success with La...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Boubacar Sidiki Koné (born 21 August 1984) is a Malian football player....  more
  • 12

    Kalilou Traoré

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Kalilou Mohamed Traoré (born 9 September 1987) is a Malian former professional footballer who played as midfielder....  more
  • 13

    Mamadou Samassa

    Forward

    BirthplaceMontfermeil, France

    NationalityFrance, 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
  • 14

    Fousseni Diawara

    Defender

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, 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....  more
  • 15

    Modibo Maïga

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    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 United,...  more
  • 16

    Mourtala Diakité

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Mourtala Diakité (born 1 October 1980, in Bamako) is a Malian former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder....  more
  • 17

    Ahmed Soukouna

    Forward

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, Mali

    Ahmed Soukouna (born 13 January 1990) is a French professional football player, who plays as a striker for AS Béziers....  more
  • 18

    Tongo Doumbia

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceVernon, France

    NationalityFrance, 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. ...  more
  • 19

    Abdou Traoré

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Abdoulaye Traoré (born 17 January 1988) is a Malian football player who last played as a midfielder the Mali national team....  more
  • 20

    Lassana Diarra

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, 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 played...  more
  • 21

    Soumbeïla Diakité

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    Soumbeïla Diakité (born 25 August 1984) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Stade Malien....  more
  • 22

    Garra Dembélé

    Forward

    BirthplaceGennevilliers, France

    NationalityFrance, Mali

    Garra Dembélé (born 21 February 1986) is a French-born Malian retired footballer who played as a striker....  more
  • 23

    Cheick Bathily

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMali

    NationalityMali

    Cheick Oumar Bathily (born 10 October 1982) is a Malian football player who currently plays for CS Duguwolofila....  more
  • 24

    Abdoulaye Maïga

    Defender

    BirthplaceBamako, Mali

    NationalityMali

    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....  more
  • 25

    Mamadou Samassa

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMontreuil, France

    NationalityFrance, 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 French...  more