Famous Senegalese Sportspersons

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Patrick Vieira
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Patrick Vieira
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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.

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Sadio Mané
(Footballer)
Sadio Mané
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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.

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Tacko Fall
(Basketball player)
Tacko Fall
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Birthdate: December 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Patrice Evra
(Footballer - Left-back for France)
Patrice Evra
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Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Kalidou Koulibaly
(Footballer Centre-back)
Kalidou Koulibaly
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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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Demba Ba
(Association football player)
Demba Ba
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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. 

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Bacary Sagna
(Football player)
Bacary Sagna
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Birthdate: February 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sens, France
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Papiss Cissé
(Footballer)
Papiss Cissé
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Birthdate: June 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar
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Édouard Mendy
(Footballer goalkeeper)
Édouard Mendy
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Birthdate: March 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montivilliers, France
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Mame Biram Diouf
(Senegalese footballer)
Mame Biram Diouf
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Birthdate: December 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar
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El Hadji Diouf
(Footballer)
El Hadji Diouf
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Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar
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Mamadou N'Diaye
(Basketball player)
Mamadou N'Diaye
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Birthdate: September 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Keita Baldé Diao
(Football Forward, winger)
Keita Baldé Diao
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Birthdate: March 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arbúcies, Spain
 14 
Ali Dia
(Senegalese footballer)
Ali Dia
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Birthdate: August 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Moussa Sow
(Association football player)
Moussa Sow
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Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mantes-la-Jolie
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Diafra Sakho
(Senegalese footballer)
Diafra Sakho
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Birthdate: December 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guédiawaye
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Aliou Cissé
(Senegalese football coach)
Aliou Cissé
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Birthdate: March 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Senegal
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Cheikhou Kouyaté
(Senegalese Football Central Midfielder or Centre-Back)
Cheikhou Kouyaté
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Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar

Senegalese footballer Cheikhou Kouyaté who has played as both a midfielder and a defender is now associated with the club Nottingham Forest. Starting his senior career with the Belgian team RWDM Brussels, he later won 4 Belgian Pro Leagues with Anderlecht. He was also part of the 2021 African Cup of Nations-winning Senegalese team.

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Henri Camara
(Senegalese footballer)
Henri Camara
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Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar
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Henri Saivet
(Footballer midfielder)
Henri Saivet
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Birthdate: October 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Oumar Niasse
(Senegalese footballer)
Oumar Niasse
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Birthdate: April 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ouakam
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Armand Traoré
(Association football player)
Armand Traoré
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Birthdate: October 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
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Khouma Babacar
(Senegalese footballer)
Khouma Babacar
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Birthdate: March 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal
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DeSagana Diop
(Basketball player)
DeSagana Diop
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Birthdate: January 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Famara Diédhiou
(Senegalese footballer)
Famara Diédhiou
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Birthdate: December 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Louis, Senegal
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Dame N'Doye
(Football player)
Dame N'Doye
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Birthdate: February 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal
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Maurice Ndour
(Basketball player)
Maurice Ndour
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Birthdate: June 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal
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Alfred Gomis
(Football goalkeeper)
Alfred Gomis
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Birthdate: September 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Senegal
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Diomansy Kamara
(Association football player)
Diomansy Kamara
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Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
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Mamadou Niang
(Football player)
Mamadou Niang
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Birthdate: October 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Matam, Senegal
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Frank Vandenbroucke
(Belgian Road Racing Cyclist)
Frank Vandenbroucke
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Birthdate: November 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mouscron, Belgium
Died: October 12, 2009

Frank Vandenbroucke was a Belgian road racing cyclist. Despite his troubles with drug addiction, Vandenbroucke was seen as a bright prospect and a great hope for Belgian cycling. However, his addiction ultimately led to his estrangement from the world of cycling. Frank Vandenbroucke died at the age of 34 due to a pulmonary embolism.

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Karim Mané
(Basketball player)
Karim Mané
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Birthdate: May 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Khalifa Diop
(Basketball player)
Khalifa Diop
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Birthdate: January 15, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Senegal
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Youssoupha Fall
(Basketball player)
Youssoupha Fall
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Birthdate: January 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Mamadou N'Diaye (basketball, born 1975)
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Birthdate: June 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Lamine Diack
(Sports administrator, Athletic)
Lamine Diack
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Birthdate: June 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Ibourahima Baldé
(Footballer forward position)
Ibourahima Baldé
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Birthdate: March 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arbúcies, Spain
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Mouhammad Faye
(Basketball player)
Mouhammad Faye
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Birthdate: September 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Ibou Dianko Badji
(Basketball player)
Ibou Dianko Badji
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Birthdate: October 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Moussa Dembélé
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Birthdate: October 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guédiawaye, Senegal
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Amar Sylla
(Basketball player)
Amar Sylla
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Birthdate: October 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Makhtar N'Diaye
(Basketball player)
Makhtar N'Diaye
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Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Diourbel, Senegal
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Mamadou Sylla
(Football Forward)
Mamadou Sylla
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Birthdate: March 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kédougou, Senegal
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Moussa Diagne
(Basketball player)
Moussa Diagne
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Birthdate: March 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guédiawaye, Senegal
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Cheikh Samb
(Basketball player)
Cheikh Samb
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Birthdate: October 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Boniface N'Dong
(Basketball player)
Boniface N'Dong
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Birthdate: September 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: M'Bour, Senegal
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Brancou Badio
(Basketball player)
Brancou Badio
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Birthdate: February 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rufisque, Senegal
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Malik Dime
(Basketball player)
Malik Dime
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Birthdate: October 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Youssou Ndoye
(Basketball player)
Youssou Ndoye
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Birthdate: July 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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Lamine Diane
(Basketball player)
Lamine Diane
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Birthdate: November 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal