Famous Senegalese Men

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 1 Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dakar

Patrick Vieira is a football manager and former footballer. Vieira, who was an important member of the France national team, is currently serving as the manager of Crystal Palace Football Club which competes in the Premier League. Widely regarded as one of the best players of his time, Vieira helped his team win its first FIFA World Cup in 1998.

 2 Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra
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Famous As: Footballer - Left-back for France
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 3 Akon

Akon
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Famous As: Solo R&B and Hip-Hop Artist to Hold Both No.1 & No.2 Position at Billboard Hot 100 Simultaneously Twice
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

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 4 Sadio Mané

Sadio Mané
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sédhiou

Sadio Mané is one of the greatest Senegalese football players of all time. He is Senegal's fifth all-time top goal-scorer and was named African Footballer of the Year in 2020. One of Liverpool's key players, Sadio serves as an inspiration to youngsters as he succeeded as a footballer in spite of his father forbidding him from playing as a child.

 5 Tacko Fall

Tacko Fall
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 6 Demba Ba

Demba Ba
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sèvres

Demba Ba is a former professional footballer who played as a striker in several teams, including Chelsea, West Ham United, and Newcastle United. He started playing football as a child and made his first-team debut with the team Rouen in 2005. He has been associated with many clubs since turning professional. He has also played for the Senegal national team. 

 7 Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly
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Famous As: Footballer Centre-back
Birthdate: June 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France

Born to Senegalese parents in France, Kalidou Koulibaly initially played for France U20 and then captained the Senegal national team. He took Senegal to the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He has often opened up about racism, especially after once being called a “monkey” by a Florentina fan.

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 8 Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sens, France

 9 Papiss Cissé

Papiss Cissé
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar

 10 Édouard Mendy

Édouard Mendy
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Famous As: Footballer goalkeeper
Birthdate: March 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montivilliers, France

 11 Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 12 Mame Biram Diouf

Mame Biram Diouf
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Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: December 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar

 13 Mamadou N'Diaye

Mamadou N'Diaye
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 14 Cheikhou Kouyaté

Cheikhou Kouyaté
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar

 15 Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor
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Famous As: President of Senegal (1960-80)
Birthdate: October 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joal Fadiout, Senegal
Died: December 20, 2001

Léopold Sédar Senghor was a Senegalese cultural theorist, poet, and politician. He was Senegal's first president, a position in which he served from 1960 to 1980. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most prominent African intellectuals, Senghor is credited with founding the Senegalese Democratic Bloc party. Senghor received many awards, including the African Studies Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

 16 Moussa Sow

Moussa Sow
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mantes-la-Jolie

 17 Macky Sall

Macky Sall
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer
Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fatick

 18 Henri Saivet

Henri Saivet
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Famous As: Footballer midfielder
Birthdate: October 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 19 Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Podor, Senegal

 20 Diafra Sakho

Diafra Sakho
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Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: December 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guédiawaye

 21 Henri Camara

Henri Camara
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Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar

 22 Abdoulaye Wade

Abdoulaye Wade
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kébémer Department

Former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade and the current Senegalese Democratic Party secretary-general Abdoulaye Wade had practiced as a lawyer in France for a while after completing his PhD. Following his return to Senegal, he became an academic. His presidency was plagued by charges of corruption and nepotism.

 23 Armand Traoré

Armand Traoré
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris

 24 Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène
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Famous As: Senegalese film director
Birthdate: January 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal
Died: June 9, 2007

 25 Askia Mohammad I

Askia Mohammad I
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: 1443 AD
Birthplace: Futa Tooro, Senegal
Died: 1538 AD

 26 Khouma Babacar

Khouma Babacar
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Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: March 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

 27 Abdou Diouf

Abdou Diouf
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louga

Abdou Diouf is a Senegalese politician who served as the president of Senegal from 1981 to 2000. Abdou Diouf is renowned for gracefully surrendering power to his successor Abdoulaye Wade, thereby contributing immensely to African peace. Wade went on to say that Diouf deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for exiting without violence.

 28 Diomansy Kamara

Diomansy Kamara
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris

 29 Famara Diédhiou

Famara Diédhiou
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Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: December 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Louis, Senegal

 30 DeSagana Diop

DeSagana Diop
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 31 El Hadji Diouf

El Hadji Diouf
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar

 32 Ali Dia

Ali Dia
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Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: August 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 33 Keita Baldé Diao

Keita Baldé Diao
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Famous As: Football Forward, winger
Birthdate: March 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arbúcies, Spain

 34 Aliou Cissé

Aliou Cissé
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Famous As: Senegalese football coach
Birthdate: March 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Senegal

 35 Alfred Gomis

Alfred Gomis
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Famous As: Football goalkeeper
Birthdate: September 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Senegal

 36 Richard Bohringer

Richard Bohringer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moulins, France

 37 Oumar Niasse

Oumar Niasse
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Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: April 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ouakam

 38 Frank Vandenbroucke

Frank Vandenbroucke
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: November 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mouscron, Belgium
Died: October 12, 2009

 39 Mamadou Niang

Mamadou Niang
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Matam, Senegal

 40 Maurice Ndour

Maurice Ndour
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

 41 Pape Diouf

Pape Diouf
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Abeche, Chad
Died: March 31, 2020

 42 Karim Mané

Karim Mané
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 43 Youssoupha Fall

Youssoupha Fall
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 44 Ismaël Lô

Ismaël Lô
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Niger

 45 Mamadou N'Diaye (basketball, born 1975)

Mamadou N'Diaye (basketball, born 1975)
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 46 Dame N'Doye

Dame N'Doye
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

 47 Blaise Diagne

Blaise Diagne
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: October 13, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gorée
Died: May 11, 1934

Blaise Diagne was a Senegalese-French political leader who became the first black African elected to the French Chamber of Deputies. He was also the first to hold a position in the French government. He actively advocated for equal rights for all and was a pioneer of black African electoral politics. He was a freemason.

 48 Lamine Diack

Lamine Diack
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Famous As: Sports administrator, Athletic
Birthdate: June 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 49 ʿUmar Tal

ʿUmar Tal
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Famous As: Tukulor leader
Birthdate: 1794 AD
Birthplace: Halvar, Senegal
Died: February 12, 1864

 50 Habib Koite

Habib Koite
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thies, Senegal