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Famous Soccer Players from Senegal

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Updated June 14, 2019 56.6k views 304 items

If you're wondering who makes the list of the best soccer players from Senegal, you'll find them right here. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Senegal, along with photos when available. This list of best Senegalese 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 Senegalese soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list below has a variety of players, like Oumar Pouye and Abdoulaye Sogue, answering the questions, "Who are the best Senegalese footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Senegalese soccer player of all time?" You can help answer these questions by voting up your choices from the list, and voting down any players you think should be lower down the line.

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

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Abdoulaye Faye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Defender and Midfielder from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye (born 26 February 1978), known as Abdoulaye Faye, is a Senegalese former footballer who played as a defender. Faye began his career playing for ASEC Ndiambour and Jeanne ...more
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Kader Mangane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Defender and Midfielder from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Abdou Kader Mangane (born 23 March 1983) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a defender.
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Abdou Sall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Abdou Sall Defender from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Abdou Ahmed Sall (born 1 November 1980) is a Senegalese former footballer who played as a Defender.
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Abdulla Koni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Abdulla Koni Defender from Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Abdulla Obaid Koni (Arabic: عبد الله كوني‎, born on July 19, 1979, in Senegal) is a retired Qatari footballer of Senegalese descent who was a defender for Al Sadd. He was also a member of the ...more
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Alassane N'Dour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Alassane N'Dour Midfielder from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Alassane N'Dour (born December 12, 1981) is a Senegalese former football player. He played for AS Saint-Etienne and Troyes AC, both in France. In 2003–04 he spent time on loan at West Bromwich ...more
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Albaye Papa Diop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Albaye Papa Diop Defender and Midfielder from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Albaye Papa Diop (born 12 December 1984) is a Senegalese football player who currently plays .
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Aliou Cissé is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Aliou Cissé Defender and Midfielder from Ziguinchor, Ziguinchor Department, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Aliou Cissé (born 24 March 1976) is a Senegalese football coach and former player. Having begun his career in France, he later played for English clubs Birmingham City and Portsmouth. ...more
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Ali Dia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Forward from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Aly Dia (born 20 August 1965), commonly known as Ali Dia, is a Senegalese former professional footballer who played as a striker. In November 1996, Dia convinced Graeme Souness, then Southampton ...more
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Amdy Faye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Defender and Midfielder from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Amdy Moustapha Faye (born 12 March 1977) is a Senegalese former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder and could also play as a centre back.Faye began his career with Monégasque ...more
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Amara Simba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Forward from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: France, Senegal

Amara Simba (born 23 December 1961), Dakar, Senegal is a retired French football player. During his career he played for Paris SG, AS Cannes, AS Monaco, SM Caen and Lille OSC in France, Club ...more
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Amara Traoré is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Forward from Saint-Louis, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Amara Traoré (born 25 September 1965) is a retired Senegalese footballer who is currently the head coach of Horoya AC in the Guinée Championnat National. He managed the Senegalese ...more
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Andreas Manga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal

Nationality: France, Senegal

Yves Andréas Manga (born 15 October 1980) is a French football defender of Senegalese origin. He is currently without a club after being released by Perpignan Canet FC. The reason for ...more
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Armand Traore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Winger and Defender from Châtenay-Malabry, France

Nationality: Senegal, France

Armand Traoré (born 8 October 1989) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a left back for the reserve team of Çaykur Rizespor. Traoré is a product of the ...more
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Babacar Gueye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Babacar Gueye Forward from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Babacar M'Baye Gueye (born 2 March 1986) is a Senegalese professional football striker who plays for China League One side Inner Mongolia Zhongyou. At international level, he represented the ...more
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Bamba Thiam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Bamba Thiam Midfielder from Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Bamba Thiam (born 31 May 1985 in Medina Gounass) is a Senegalese footballer who is a midfielder who plays for Dakar UC.
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Baye Djiby Fall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Forward from Thiès, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Baye Djiby Fall (born 20 April 1985), often referred to simply as Djiby, is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker. Fall signed with Hobro IK in the Danish Superliga for the 2018 season. ...more
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Bouna Coundoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Goalkeeper from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Bouna Coundoul (born March 4, 1982) is a Senegalese professional footballer who last played in 2016 as a goalkeeper for Platinum Stars in South Africa. He also played for the Senegal national ...more
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Cheick N'Diaye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Cheick N'Diaye Goalkeeper from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Cheick Tidiane N'Diaye (born 15 February 1985) is a Senegalese football player, who currently plays for Sedan in Championnat National. N'Diaye started his career with Olympique Noisy-le-Sec, a ...more
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Cheikh Gadiaga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Cheikh Gadiaga Midfielder from Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Cheikh Gadiaga (born 30 November 1979) is a Senegalese football midfielder who plays for Gamma Ethniki club Asteras Amaliada F.C. in Greece. He was called up to the Senegal national team in
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Cheikh Gueye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Cheikh Gueye Defender from Thiès, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Cheikh Matar Gueye (born 30 December 1986 in Thiès) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a full back for French lower league side FCE Mérignac-Arlac.
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Dame N'Doye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Forward and Midfielder from Thiès, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Dame N'Doye (born 21 February 1985) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Danish club F.C. Copenhagen as a striker.
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David Papys M'Bodji is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
David Papys M'Bodji Forward from Kaolack, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

David Amadou "Papys" M'Bodji (born July 13, 1984) is a retired Senagalese footballer who played as a centre forward.
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Demba Ba is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Forward from Sèvres, France

Nationality: Senegal, France

Demba Ba (born 25 May 1985) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir and the Senegal national team. He made his first-team debut with ...more

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Demba Touré is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Demba Touré Forward from Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Demba Armand Tourézé (born 31 December 1984 in Dakar, Senegal) is a Senegalese footballer striker. He dropped the 'zé' part of his surname when he was 20, re-registering his ...more
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Pape Cire Dia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Senegal
Pape Cire Dia Forward from Dakar, Senegal

Nationality: Senegal

Pape Ciré Dia (born August 19, 1980) is a Senegalese footballer who currently plays for ASC Diaraf.