Football Players Whose First Name Starts With A

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Antoine Griezmann
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Antoine Griezmann
141
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mâcon, France

Antoine Griezmann is a French football player. A key member of the France national team, Antoine Griezmann helped his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup by scoring a goal and assisting another in France's 4-2 win against Croatia. Also an esports enthusiast, Griezmann launched an esports organisation called Grizi Esport in 2020.

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Alexis Sanchez
(Chilean Professional Football Forward)
Alexis Sanchez
116
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tocopilla, Chile

Chilean professional footballer Alexis Sanchez currently plays for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Chile national team. He plays as a forward. He is Chile’s all-time leading goalscorer and helped Chile win the the 2015 Copa América tournament, marking one of the greatest achievements of his career.

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Alex Morgan
(American Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Alex Morgan
143
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Dimas, California, United States

Alex Morgan is an American soccer player who helped her national team win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups. Thanks to her popularity, Morgan has appeared in several magazines and TV shows. Her numerous endorsement deals have made her one of the highest-paid American sportswomen. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.

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Andrés Iniesta
(Spanish Footballer Who is Regarded as One of the Greatest Midfielders of All Time)
Andrés Iniesta
53
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who now captains the Japanese club Vissel Kobe, has had a 22-year stint with Barcelona, serving as a captain in three seasons and winning nine La Ligas and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He scored the winning goal to help Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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Ángel Di María
(One of the Greatest Argentine Football Players of All Time)
Ángel Di María
63
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Ángel Di María is an Argentine football player. An important member of the Argentina national team, Ángel Di María helped Argentina win a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics by scoring the only goal of the gold medal match against Nigeria at the 58th minute of the match. Ángel Di María has also represented Argentina at three FIFA World Cups.

 6 
Achraf Hakimi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Achraf Hakimi
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Anthony Martial
(French Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Anthony Martial
69
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Massy, France
Footballer Anthony Martial began his career playing for Les Ulis, Lyon, and AS Monaco. He then signed with Manchester United for the highest fee paid to a teenager back then, and won the 2015–2016 FA Cup. He won the Golden Boy Award for the best European player under 21.
 8 
Andrea Pirlo
(Italian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Andrea Pirlo
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Flero, Italy

Italian professional football coach and former player. Andrea Pirlo, is currently the head coach of football club Juventus. As a player, he was known for his ball control. He retired after playing 116 matches for the Italian national football team. He was elected into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

 9 
Arjen Robben
(Dutch Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Winger)
Arjen Robben
37
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bedum, Netherlands

Widely considered one of the best Dutch soccer players of all time, Arjen Robben is known for his long-range shots, ball control, speed, and dribbling skills. He helped his national team reach the finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which they lost to Spain.

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Andriy Shevchenko
(Former Professional Football Player)
Andriy Shevchenko
46
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dvirkivshchyna, Ukraine

Andriy Shevchenko is a former professional footballer who played for the Ukraine national team. One of the greatest Ukrainian football players of all time, Shevchenko scored 48 goals for his national team, making him the all-time top-scorer for Ukraine. He is also only the third Ukrainian to receive the prestigious Ballon d'Or. He is currently serving as Ukraine's head coach.

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Alan Shearer
(One of the Best Strikers of His Generation and One of the Greatest Players in Premier League History)
Alan Shearer
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gosforth, England
Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has also worked as a BBC football pundit and a football manager. The Euro 1996 Golden Boot-winner has also represented Southampton and Blackburn Rovers, winning the 1994-1995 Premier League with the latter. With 260 goals, he became the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer.
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Alphonso Davies
(Canadian Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Left-Back or Winger)
Alphonso Davies
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buduburam, Ghana
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Alisson
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Alisson
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Alfredo Di Stéfano
(Argentine Professional Footballer and Coach Who Played as a Forward)
Alfredo Di Stéfano
43
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 7, 2014

Alfredo Di Stéfano was an Argentine-born Spanish football player and coach. Counted among the greatest football players of all time, Di Stéfano is remembered for his association with Real Madrid, where he played a major role in the club's domination of La Liga and the European Cup during the 1950s. In 2004, he was included in Pele’s FIFA 100 list.

 15 
Antonio Rüdiger
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Antonio Rüdiger
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Alessandro Del Piero
(Italian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Deep-Lying Forward)
Alessandro Del Piero
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Conegliano, Veneto, Italy

Alessandro Del Piero is an Italian former football player. Renowned for his creativity, he is often counted among the best players of his generation. He is also widely regarded as one of Italy's greatest players of all time. A prolific goal-scorer, Del Piero scored 346 goals during his playing career, making him the second-highest Italian goal-scorer of all time.

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Alvaro Morata
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Alvaro Morata
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Alvaro Morata is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented popular clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, and Atlético Madrid. He is also an important player for the national team, having gathered the experience of playing in high-pressure tournaments like the UEFA European Football Championship. A versatile player, Alvaro Morata is best known for his pace, energy, and technique.

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Andrew Robertson
(Scottish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Andrew Robertson
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Liverpool left-back and the captain of the Scottish national football team, Andrew Robertson has also been associated with clubs such as Hull City and Dundee United in the past. He led his team to a UEFA Champions League victory in 2019. He now also runs a charitable foundation for underprivileged kids.

 19 
Antonio Valencia
(Football player)
Antonio Valencia
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nueva Loja, Ecuador
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Alexandre Lacazette
(French Professional Football Forward)
Alexandre Lacazette
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lyon, France
French footballer Alexandre Lacazette currently plays as a forward for Arsenal and has previously played for Lyon. He scored the winning goal in France’s win at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He has also won the FA Cup with Arsenal and the Coupe de France with Lyon.
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Alex Iwobi
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Alex Iwobi
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Arturo Vidal
(Chilean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Arturo Vidal
40
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Joaquín, Chile
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ali Daei
(Iranian Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Centre Forward)
Ali Daei
44
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ardabil, Iran

Iranian football legend Ali Daei has been one of the best strikers from his country. His international record of scoring 109 goals was broken by Cristiano Ronaldo later. Apart from serving the Iranian team for 13 years, he also represented teams such as Bayern Munich. Post-retirement, he coached several teams.

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Adebayo Akinfenwa
(English Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Adebayo Akinfenwa
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Islington, London, United Kingdom

English professional footballer, Adebayo Akinfenwa, currently plays as a striker for the EFL Championship club Wycombe Wanderers. He started playing as a teenager and received praise for his abilities. However, he faced much racial discrimination as he is a man of color. He has been named Wycombe Wanderers Player of the Season twice.

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Ansu Fati
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Ansu Fati
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English football player. He is an important member of the England national team and the Premier League club Liverpool. In 2012, he became the second-youngest player to play for England at the UEFA European Football Championship, only behind the legendary player Wayne Rooney. He also represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Aaron Ramsey
(Welsh Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Aaron Ramsey
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Andy Cole
(British Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Andy Cole
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Andriy Yarmolenko
(Ukrainian Football Midfielder/Forward)
Andriy Yarmolenko
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Andriy Yarmolenko is a Ukrainian football player who plays as a forward or midfielder. He is the current captain of the Ukraine national football team. He is best known for his association with Dynamo Kyiv; he played for the team from 2008 to 2017. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017, Andriy Yarmolenko was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year.

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Alexander Isak
(Swedish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Alexander Isak
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Ángel Correa
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward and Winger)
Ángel Correa
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Abedi Pele
(Ghanaian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Abedi Pele
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyebi, Ghana
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Adriano Leite Ribeiro
(Brazilian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Adriano Leite Ribeiro
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Alejandro Balde
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Alejandro Balde
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Alireza Jahanbakhsh
(Iranian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Winger and Attacking Midfielder)
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jirandeh, Iran

Iranian footballer Alireza Jahanbakhsh is best known as an attacking midfielder/winger for the Dutch football club Feyenoord. Often compared to legendary Iranian player Mehdi Mahdavikia for his playing style, he gained praises from netizens in 2022, when a clip showing him helping a camerawoman get up after being knocked down went viral.

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Arkadiusz Milik
(Polish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Arkadiusz Milik
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tychy, Poland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ander Herrera
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ander Herrera
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Andreas Christensen
(Danish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Andreas Christensen
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lillerød, Denmark
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Alessandro Nesta
(Italian Professional Football Manager and Former Football Defender)
Alessandro Nesta
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Adel Taarabt
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Adel Taarabt
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
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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Álex Grimaldo
(Association football player)
Álex Grimaldo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valencia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alan Hansen
(Scottish Former Football Player Who Played as a Central Defender)
Alan Hansen
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Alan Hansen is a former footballer who played as a defender for popular clubs, such as Liverpool. He was also one of the important members of the Scotland national football team. After retiring as a player, Hansen became a football pundit and is known for his honest views. In 2006, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

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Antonio Di Natale
(Italian Football Coach and Former Professional Player Who Played as a Striker)
Antonio Di Natale
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Arda Turan
(Turkish Football Manager and Former Football Player Who Played Most Notably as a Winger)
Arda Turan
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Asmir Begović
(Bosnian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Asmir Begović
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Abby Wambach
(American Retired Soccer Player and Coach)
Abby Wambach
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

Retired soccer player Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She is a FIFA Women's World Cup champion as well and a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She retired in 2015 and was listed in that year’s Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

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Ali Karimi
(Iranian Football Coach and Former Football Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Ali Karimi
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karaj, Iran

Often called The Magician and The Asian Maradona, Iranian footballer Ali Karimi is best known for his stint with clubs such as Bayern Munich and Persepolis. Named the Asian Footballer of the Year in 2004, he was briefly banned from the Iranian team for criticizing the IRIFF.

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Adnan Januzaj
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Adnan Januzaj
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Adnan Januzaj is a Belgian football player who plays for the Belgium national team as a midfielder. In 2018, he helped his national team win the bronze medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Adnan Januzaj is also currently a part of the Sevilla Fútbol Club.

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Aymeric Laporte
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Aymeric Laporte
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Agen, France

Aymeric Laporte is a French-born footballer who plays for the Spain national team and Manchester City of Premier League. Although he represented France at youth international levels, Laporte switched national teams after receiving Spanish citizenship in 2021. A powerful defender who is renowned for his passing ability, Laporte has won many titles including three Premier Leagues and three EFL Cups.

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Ashley Young
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Full-Back)
Ashley Young
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)