Famous Moroccan Men

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Ibn Battuta
(14th Century Explorer and Scholar Who Travelled Extensively in the Lands of Afro-Eurasia)
Ibn Battuta
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Birthdate: February 24, 1304
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco
Died: 1369 AD

Ibn Battuta was a Berber-Moroccan explorer and scholar who traveled extensively, visiting most of the Old World over a period of three decades. He is one of the most traveled explorers in history. After returning home, Ibn Battuta dictated an account of his journeys, which is simply referred to as The Rihla.

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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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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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Achraf Hakimi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Achraf Hakimi
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Birthdate: November 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
French Montana
(Rapper Best Known for His Single 'Unforgettable')
French Montana
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Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Moroccan-American rapper French Montana is best known for his tracks Unforgettable and Choppa Choppa Down. He was initially an independent artist and founded Coke Boys Records and Cocaine City Records. He later joined the labels of Puff Daddy and Rick Ross. He is also known for dating Khloe Kardashian.

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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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Mohammed VI of Morocco
(King of Morocco (Since 1999))
Mohammed VI of Morocco
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Birthdate: August 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

Mohammed VI of Morocco is the present King of Morocco. He ascended to the throne in 1999. His father was King Hassan II. Hailing from the Alaouite dynasty, Mohammed VI well-educated man with a Ph.D. in law with distinction. It is alleged that corruption is rampant in his court, and he is criticized for his extravagant lifestyle.  

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Yassine Bounou
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Yassine Bounou
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Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 9 
Medhi Benatia
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre Back)
Medhi Benatia
11
Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Courcouronnes, Évry-Courcouronnes, France
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Gad Elmaleh
(Stand-up Comedian and Actor)
Gad Elmaleh
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Birthdate: April 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Gad Elmaleh is a Moroccan-Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He studied drama at Cours Florent under the tutelage of prominent coach Isabelle Nanty. He began his career with one-man shows and eventually ventured into TV and cinema as well. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. 

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Moncef Slaoui
(Moroccan-Born Belgian-American Scientist Who Led Operation Warp Speed)
Moncef Slaoui
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Birthdate: July 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Agadir, Morocco

Moroccan-born scientist Moncef Slaoui completed his doctoral studies in Belgium and the moved to the US for further research at Harvard. In his career of almost 3 decades at GlaxoSmithKline, he oversaw the development of many vaccines. He later headed Operation Warp Speed, the US government’s initiative to develop COVID-19 vaccines.

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Sofyan Amrabat
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Sofyan Amrabat
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Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huizen, Netherlands
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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RedOne
(Number One Producer on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009 and Songwriter)
RedOne
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Birthdate: April 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tetouan, Morocco

RedOne is a Moroccan-Swedish record producer, singer, songwriter, and record executive. He is credited with founding his own record label, RedOne Records. Over the years, he has collaborated with popular personalities like Lady Gaga, Akon, Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez among many other high-profile artists. He has several prestigious awards under his belt, including three Grammy Awards.

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Sofiane Boufal
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger / Attacking Midfielder)
Sofiane Boufal
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Birthdate: September 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
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

Nordin Amrabat is a Dutch-born Moroccan football player. After representing the Dutch national team at youth levels, Amrabat went on to play for the Morocco national team from 2011 to 2019. He played for Morocco in important tournaments like Africa Cup of Nations and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Nordin Amrabat currently plays for AEK Athens.

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Saad Lamjarred
(Singer)
Saad Lamjarred
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Birthdate: April 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
 17 
Hassan II of Morocco
(King)
Hassan II of Morocco
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
Died: July 23, 1999
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Romain Saïss
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Romain Saïss
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Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bourg-de-Péage, France
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Michel Qissi
(Belgian Moroccan Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Tong Po’ in the Film ‘Kickboxer’)
Michel Qissi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco

Michel Qissi is a Moroccan-Belgian actor who achieved fame for his portrayal of Tong Po in the popular 1989 American martial arts film, Kickboxer. An exponent of boxing, Shōtōkan Karate, kickboxing, and Muay Thai, Qissi is known for his collaboration with Jean-Claude van Damme, whom he befriended at an early age.

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Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco
(Prince)
Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco
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Birthdate: May 8, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
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Adel Taarabt
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Adel Taarabt
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Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taza, Morocco

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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Noussair Mazraoui
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Full-Back or Central Midfielder)
Noussair Mazraoui
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Birthdate: November 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mohammed V of Morocco
(Sultan of Morocco)
Mohammed V of Morocco
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Birthdate: August 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: February 26, 1961
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Younès Belhanda
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Younès Belhanda
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Birthdate: February 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ismail Ibn Sharif
(Sultan)
Ismail Ibn Sharif
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Birthdate: 1645 AD
Birthplace: Rissani, Morocco
Died: March 22, 1727
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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

Jamal Ben Saddik is a Moroccan-Belgian kickboxer best known for his association with his current promotion Glory, where he competes in the heavyweight division. He achieved popularity in 2018, when he won the Glory Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. In August 2022, Jamal Ben Saddik was ranked second in the official heavyweight rankings of the promotion.  

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R3hab
(DJ and Record Producer)
R3hab
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Birthdate: April 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands
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Munir Mohamedi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Munir Mohamedi
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Birthdate: May 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melilla, Spain
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Lartiste
(Singer)
Lartiste
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Birthdate: July 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
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Zakaria Aboukhlal
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as Forward)
Zakaria Aboukhlal
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Birthdate: February 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ilias Chair
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Ilias Chair
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Birthdate: October 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Oussama Assaidi
(Moroccan Retired Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
Oussama Assaidi
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Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bni Bouifrour, Morocco
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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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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Mbark Boussoufa
(Moroccan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder / Winger)
Mbark Boussoufa
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Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Abderrazak Hamdallah
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Abderrazak Hamdallah
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Birthdate: December 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Safi, Morocco
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Zakaria Labyad
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Zakaria Labyad
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Birthdate: March 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ibrahim El Boustati
(Dutch-Moroccan Kickboxer)
Ibrahim El Boustati
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Birthdate: October 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Unknown
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ayoub El Kaabi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward / Winger)
Ayoub El Kaabi
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Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Karim El Ahmadi
(Moroccan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Karim El Ahmadi
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Birthdate: January 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enschede, Netherlands
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Adam Masina
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Adam Masina
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Birthdate: January 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khouribga, Morocco
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Omar El Kaddouri
(Belgian-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Omar El Kaddouri
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Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Omar El Kaddouri is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder for the Morocco national football team. Born in Belgium, El Kaddouri represented the Belgium team at the youth level before playing for Morocco. Currently an important player for PAOK FC, Omar El Kaddouri has also been a part of other popular clubs like Brescia and Napoli.

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Abdel Qissi
(Moroccan-Belgian Actor and Former Boxer)
Abdel Qissi
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Birthdate: January 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Aḥmad al-Manṣūr
(Ruler of Morocco)
Aḥmad al-Manṣūr
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Birthdate: 1549 AD
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: August 25, 1603
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Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
(Diplomat)
Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
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Birthdate: June 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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Tarik Khbabez
(Moroccan-Dutch Kickboxer)
Tarik Khbabez
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Birthdate: April 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Youssef Zalal
(Mixed martial artist)
Youssef Zalal
3
Birthdate: September 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yusuf ibn Tashfin
(Political Leader)
Yusuf ibn Tashfin
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Birthdate: 1009 AD
Birthplace: Sahara Desert, Africa
Died: September 2, 1106
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Oussama Idrissi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Oussama Idrissi
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Birthdate: February 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Saïd Aouita
(Former Moroccan Track and Field Athlete)
Saïd Aouita
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Birthdate: November 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kenitra, Morocco
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ahmed Chawki
(Songwriter)
Ahmed Chawki
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Birthdate: December 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tetouan, Morocco

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