Famous Moroccan Sportspersons

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Hakim Ziyech
(Dutch Football Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Hakim Ziyech
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Birthdate: March 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dronten, Netherlands

Dutch footballer Hakim Ziyech, or The Wizard, now represents Chelsea as an attacking midfielder/winger. After beginning his senior career with Heerenveen, he had a successful stint with Ajax, winning titles such as the Eredivisie with them. After representing the Dutch youth teams earlier, he now plays for the Moroccan national team.

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Badr Hari
(Moroccan-Dutch Heavyweight Kickboxer)
Badr Hari
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Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moroccan-Dutch kickboxer Badr Hari, also known as Bad Boy and The Golden Boy, has won the K-1 Heavyweight and Showtime Heavyweight championships. He represented the Netherlands until his loss to Stefan Leko, after which he began playing for Morocco, due to aggressive criticism from his Dutch fans.

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Achraf Hakimi
(Footballer right wing-back or right-back posiition)
Achraf Hakimi
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Birthdate: November 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Medhi Benatia
(Football player)
Medhi Benatia
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Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Courcouronnes, Évry-Courcouronnes, France
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Hicham El Guerrouj
(One of the Greatest Middle-Distance Runners in History)
Hicham El Guerrouj
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Birthdate: September 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkane, Morocco

Moroccan former middle-distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj is a four-time 1500m world champion. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador became the second athlete to win both the 1500m and 5000m titles in the same Olympics. He won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year thrice and holds many indoor and outdoor records.

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Nacer Chadli
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Nacer Chadli
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Birthdate: August 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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Sofiane Boufal
(Footballer)
Sofiane Boufal
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Birthdate: September 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Adel Taarabt
(Association football player)
Adel Taarabt
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Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fes

Adel Taarabt is a Moroccan football player who currently plays for the Morocco national team and the popular Portuguese club Benfica. He has also played for other popular teams like Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, and AC Milan.

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Nordin Amrabat
(Dutch-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Nordin Amrabat
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Birthdate: March 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naarden, Netherlands
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Younès Belhanda
(French-Moroccan Footballer)
Younès Belhanda
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Birthdate: February 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Avignon
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Romain Saïss
(Footballer)
Romain Saïss
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Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bourg-de-Péage
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Yassine Bounou
(Football Goalkeeper)
Yassine Bounou
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Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Jamal Ben Saddik
(Moroccan-Belgian Professional Kickboxer)
Jamal Ben Saddik
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Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Mohamed Elyounoussi
(Football player)
Mohamed Elyounoussi
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Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Al Hoceima, Morocco
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Nabil Dirar
(Moroccan Football Winger)
Nabil Dirar
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Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Moroccan footballer Nabil Dirar, who plays as a winger, moved to Belgium as a teenager and started his senior football career with the Belgian club Diegem Sport. Though he wished to represent the Belgian national team, he was ineligible due to his participation in the Morocco U23 team.

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Khalid Khannouchi
(Long-distance runner)
Khalid Khannouchi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meknes, Morocco
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Noussair Mazraoui
(Footballer right back)
Noussair Mazraoui
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Birthdate: November 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiderdorp, Netherlands
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Mbark Boussoufa
(Association football player)
Mbark Boussoufa
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Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Sofyan Amrabat
(Footballer midfielder)
Sofyan Amrabat
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Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huizen, Netherlands
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Abdel Qissi
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Birthdate: January 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
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Adam Masina
(Football player- Defender)
Adam Masina
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Birthdate: January 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khouribga, Morocco
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Karim El Ahmadi
(Footballer defensive midfielder)
Karim El Ahmadi
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Birthdate: January 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enschede, Netherlands
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Khalid Boulahrouz
(Association football player)
Khalid Boulahrouz
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Birthdate: December 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maassluis
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Tarik Elyounoussi
(Football player - Forward)
Tarik Elyounoussi
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Birthdate: February 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Al Hoceima, Morocco

Tarik Elyounoussi is a Moroccan-born Norwegian professional football player whose international debut goal for the Norwegian national team against Uruguay in 2008 within four minutes on the pitch is considered one of the fastest debut goals ever in an international match. In the domestic circuit, Tarik Elyounoussi helped the Olympiacos Football Club win the Super League Greece tournament in 2017.

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Oussama Assaidi
(Retired Footballer winger)
Oussama Assaidi
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Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bni Bouifrour, Morocco
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Ayoub El Kaabi
(Footballer forward or winger position)
Ayoub El Kaabi
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Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Youssef Zalal
(Mixed martial artist)
Youssef Zalal
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Birthdate: September 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Abderrazak Hamdallah
(Football player)
Abderrazak Hamdallah
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Birthdate: December 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Safi, Morocco
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Tarik Khbabez
(Kickboxer)
Tarik Khbabez
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Birthdate: April 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Omar El Kaddouri
(Belgian-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder or Winger)
Omar El Kaddouri
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Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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Ilias Chair
(Footballer midfielder)
Ilias Chair
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Birthdate: October 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Zakaria Labyad
(Footballer attacking midfielder)
Zakaria Labyad
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Birthdate: March 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
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Elliot Benchetrit
(Tennis player)
Elliot Benchetrit
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Birthdate: October 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nice, France
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Zouhair Feddal
(Footballer central defender)
Zouhair Feddal
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Birthdate: December 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tétouan, Morocco
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Oussama Idrissi
(Footballer winger)
Oussama Idrissi
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Birthdate: February 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
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Achraf Bencharki
(Footballer left winger or forward)
Achraf Bencharki
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Birthdate: September 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taza, Morocco
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Younes El Aynaoui
(Tennis player)
Younes El Aynaoui
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Birthdate: September 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Saïd Aouita
(Athlete)
Saïd Aouita
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Birthdate: November 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kenitra, Morocco
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Aymen Barkok
(Football midfielder)
Aymen Barkok
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Birthdate: May 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
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Youssef Boughanem
(One of the World's Greatest 'Muay Thai' Fighters)
Youssef Boughanem
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Birthdate: December 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Known as one of the world’s greatest names in Muay Thai, Moroccan-Belgian kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter Youssef Boughanem started his career at age 12. Apart from extensively in Thailand and France, he has won numerous titles, such as the WBC Muay Thai World Middleweight Championship.

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Zakaria Aboukhlal
(Footballer forward)
Zakaria Aboukhlal
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Birthdate: February 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Ibrahim El Boustati
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Birthdate: October 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Unknown
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Nawal El Moutawakel
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Birthdate: April 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Soufiane El Bakkali
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Birthdate: January 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fez, Morocco
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Munir Mohamedi
(Football goalkeeper)
Munir Mohamedi
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Birthdate: May 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melilla, Spain
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Ryan Mmaee
(Footballer Forward)
Ryan Mmaee
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Birthdate: November 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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Ilias Bulaid
(Kickboxer)
Ilias Bulaid
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Birthdate: May 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Den Bosch, Netherlands
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Mehdi Carcela
(Footballer midfielder)
Mehdi Carcela
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Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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Mohammed Rabii
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Birthdate: July 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Karim Alami
(Tennis player)
Karim Alami
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Birthdate: May 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco