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Famous Soccer Players from Senegal

Updated July 23, 2021 58.5k views305 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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  • 1

    Abdoulaye Faye

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 d'Arc...  more
  • 2

    Kader Mangane

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    Abdou Kader Mangane (born 23 March 1983) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a defender....  more
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    Abdou Sall

    Defender

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    Abdou Ahmed Sall (born 1 November 1980) is a Senegalese former footballer who played as a Defender....  more
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    Abdulla Koni

    Defender

    BirthplaceSenegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 Qatar...  more
  • 5

    Alassane N'Dour

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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
  • 6

    Albaye Papa Diop

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    Albaye Papa Diop (born 12 December 1984) is a Senegalese football player who currently plays ....  more
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    Aliou Cissé

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceZiguinchor, Ziguinchor Department, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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. Cissé was a...  more
  • 8

    Ali Dia

    Forward

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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
  • 9

    Amdy Faye

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 club AS...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal, France

    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 Leon in...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceSaint-Louis, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 national team and...  more
  • 12
    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 this release...  more
  • 13

    Armand Traore

    Winger, Defender

    BirthplaceChâtenay-Malabry, France

    NationalitySenegal, 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 Arsenal Academy. He has...  more
  • 14

    Babacar Gueye

    Forward

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 Senegal...  more
  • 15

    Bamba Thiam

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSenegal

    NationalitySenegal

    Bamba Thiam (born 31 May 1985 in Medina Gounass) is a Senegalese footballer who is a midfielder who plays for Dakar UC....  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceThiès, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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. Fall...  more
  • 17

    Bouna Coundoul

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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
  • 18

    Cheick N'Diaye

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 CFA2...  more
  • 19

    Cheikh Gadiaga

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSenegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 2001....  more
  • 20

    Cheikh Gueye

    Defender

    BirthplaceThiès, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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....  more
  • 21

    Dame N'Doye

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceThiès, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    Dame N'Doye (born 21 February 1985) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Danish club F.C. Copenhagen as a striker....  more
  • 22

    David Papys M'Bodji

    Forward

    BirthplaceKaolack, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

    David Amadou "Papys" M'Bodji (born July 13, 1984) is a retired Senagalese footballer who played as a centre forward....  more
  • 23

    Demba Ba

    Forward

    BirthplaceSèvres, France

    NationalitySenegal, 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 French...  more

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    Demba Touré

    Forward

    BirthplaceSenegal

    NationalitySenegal

    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 name with FIFA as Demba...  more
  • 25

    Pape Cire Dia

    Forward

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    NationalitySenegal

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