Famous Nigerien Sportspersons

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Nigerien Sportspersons
 1 
Odion Ighalo
(Footballer strike)
Odion Ighalo
down5
Birthdate: June 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 2 
Victor Moses
(Footballer)
Victor Moses
down6
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kaduna

After losing his parents in communal clashes in Nigeria, Victor Moses found home with a foster family in the U.K. Over the years, he has played for top-notch clubs such as Chelsea, winning the Premier League and FA Cup titles. He represented Nigeria in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

 3 
Alex Antetokounmpo
(Basketball player)
Alex Antetokounmpo
down7
Birthdate: August 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Recommended Lists:
 4 
Wilfred Ndidi
(Footballer)
Wilfred Ndidi
down4
Birthdate: December 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lagos
Recommended Lists:
 5 
Yakubu Aiyegbeni
(Football player)
Yakubu Aiyegbeni
down6
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benin City, Nigeria
 6 
Henry Onyekuru
(Nigerian footballer)
Henry Onyekuru
down4
Birthdate: June 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Onitsha
 7 
Masai Ujiri
(Basketball player)
Masai Ujiri
down4
Birthdate: July 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England
You May Like
 8 
Kenneth Omeruo
(Nigerian footballer)
Kenneth Omeruo
down3
Birthdate: October 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaduna
 9 
Olarenwaju Kayode
(Nigerian footballer)
Olarenwaju Kayode
down2
Birthdate: May 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ibadan
 10 
Brian Idowu
(Footballer defender)
Brian Idowu
down0
Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 11 
Moussa Maâzou
(Footballer)
Moussa Maâzou
down2
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger
 12 
Kelvin Odenigbo
(Football player)
Kelvin Odenigbo
down1
Birthdate: April 13, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: June 5, 2021
 13 
Simeon Akinola
(Footballer winger or forward position)
Simeon Akinola
down1
Birthdate: August 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 14 
Aminatou Seyni
(Sprinter)
Aminatou Seyni
down1
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niamey Urban Community, Niger
 15 
Kingsley Ehizibue
(Footballer Right back)
Kingsley Ehizibue
down0
Birthdate: May 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
 16 
Abdoul Razak Issoufou
down1
Birthdate: December 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niger
 17 
Seun Adigun
(Hurdler, founded the Nigerian bobsled team)
Seun Adigun
down0
Birthdate: January 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Hamadou Djibo Issaka
down1
Birthdate: July 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger
 19 
Misan Haldin
(Basketball player)
Misan Haldin
down1
Birthdate: July 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 20 
Obed Ariri
(American football player)
Obed Ariri
down1
Birthdate: April 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Owerri, Nigeria
 21 
Tekiath Ben Yessouf
(Taekwondo athlete)
Tekiath Ben Yessouf
down4
Birthdate: September 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nigeria
 22 
Issake Dabore
down1
Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Dingazi, Zama, Niger
 23 
Mamane Sani Ali
(Sprinter)
Mamane Sani Ali
down0
Birthdate: December 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Niger
 24 
Roukaya Mahamane
down0
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niger
 25 
Karim Bare
(Swimmer)
Karim Bare
down1
Birthdate: October 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niger
Nafissatou Moussa Adamou
down1
Birthdate: September 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger
 27 
Rabiou Guero Gao
(long-distance Runner)
Rabiou Guero Gao
down1
Birthdate: February 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saourin Kaihi, Niger
 28 
Inni Aboubacar
down0
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Niger
 29 
Abdou Alassane Dji Bo
down0
Birthdate: June 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Niger
 30 
Ismael Yacouba
(Taekwondo Athlete)
Ismael Yacouba
down0
Birthdate: December 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niger
 31 
Moustapha Hima
down0
Birthdate: January 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niamey Urban Community, Niger
Rachidatou Seini Maikido
down0
Birthdate: September 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unknown
 33 
Mariama Souley Bana
down0
Birthdate: January 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nigeria
 34 
Ousseini Djibo Idrissa
down0
Birthdate: December 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niger
 35 
Albachir Mouctar
down0
Birthdate: May 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Niger
 36 
Nafissa Souleymane
down0
Birthdate: November 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tahoua, Niger
 37 
Ahmed Goumar
(Judoka)
Ahmed Goumar
down1
Birthdate: February 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niger
Mohamed Alhousseini Alhassan
down0
Birthdate: July 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Niger
 39 
Dary Dasuda
down0
Birthplace: Niger
 40 
Celia Diemkoudre
(Volleyball player)
Celia Diemkoudre
down0
Birthdate: July 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger
 41 
Bouriema Kimba
(Sprinter)
Bouriema Kimba
down0
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Niger
Died: April 21, 2013
 42 
Abdou Manzo
(Long-distance Runner)
Abdou Manzo
down0
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Niger
 43 
Balkissa Ouhoumoudou
down0
Birthdate: July 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Niger
 44 
Adamou Allassane
(Middle-distance Runner)
Adamou Allassane
down0
Birthdate: August 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niger
 45 
Hassan Karimou
down0
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Niger
 46 
Issoufou Habou
down0
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Niger
 47 
Mariama Mamoudou Ittatou
down0
Birthdate: July 23, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unknown
 48 
Lailatou Amadou Lele
down0
Birthdate: May 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nigeria
 49 
Harouna Garba
(Track Hurdler)
Harouna Garba
down0
Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niger
 50 
Harouna Lago
down0
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Niger