Football Players Whose First Name Starts With I

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Iker Casillas
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Iker Casillas
41
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Iker Casillas is a Spanish former footballer who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Counted among the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport, Casillas was renowned for his spectacular saves and athleticism. He was named the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper on a record five occasions. Also a philanthropist, Casillas owns a charitable foundation in Spain.

 2 
Isco
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Isco
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

Isco is a Spanish football player best known for his excellent ball control and technique. Over the years, he has represented popular teams like Real Madrid and the Spain national team. He was named among the world's 30 best players during the 2017-18 season. 

 3 
Ivan Rakitić
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central / Attacking Midfielder)
Ivan Rakitić
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rheinfelden, Switzerland

Popular Croatian central midfielder Ivan Rakitić now represents FC Barcelona. Though born in Switzerland, the talented footballer has never played for the country. Known for his energy on the field, he was instrumental in taking his team to the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 4 
İlkay Gündoğan
(German Football Midfielder)
İlkay Gündoğan
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Known as an energetic midfielder, German footballer İlkay Gündoğan began his youth career with teams such as Schalke 04. He has had a successful stint with Borussia Dortmund, winning a Bundesliga with them, and now plays for Manchester City, with which he has won 4 Premier Leagues and 4 EFL Cups.

 5 
Ivan Perišić
(Croatian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ivan Perišić
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Split, Croatia

Ivan Perisic is a Croatian football player who plays as a midfielder for the Croatia national football team and Tottenham Hotspur. Best known for his versatility, Perisic can play as an attacking midfielder, defender, or second striker. Ivan Perišić has represented his nation at important tournaments, such as the UEFA European Football Championships and World Cups.

 6 
Iñaki Williams
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Iñaki Williams
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 7 
Islam Slimani
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Islam Slimani
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Ian Rush
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Ian Rush
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St Asaph
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Ismaël Bennacer
(Algerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ismaël Bennacer
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arles, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Iván Zamorano
(Chilean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Iván Zamorano
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Ibrahim Afellay
(Retired Dutch Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Ibrahim Afellay
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

Retired Moroccan-Dutch footballer Ibrahim Afellay played as an attacking midfielder/winger. Starting his senior career with PSV Eindhoven, he later had successful stints with Barcelona and Olympiacos. He was also part of the Dutch squad that became the runner-up at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

 12 
Ilaix Moriba
(Guinean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Ilaix Moriba
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Ian Wright
(Former Professional Footballer: Now a Television and Radio Personality )
Ian Wright
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, United Kingdom

Ian Wright is an English former football player. Renowned for his speed, Wright played for popular clubs like Arsenal and helped his national team qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. After retiring from the sport, Wright went on to become a TV and radio personality; he currently contributes as a commentator for ITV Sport and BBC Sport.

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Ilias Chair
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Ilias Chair
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 15 
Iago Aspas
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Iago Aspas
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moaña, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Ismaël Gharbi
(Football Midfielder)
Ismaël Gharbi
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Ivica Olić
(Croatian Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Ivica Olić
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Davor, Croatia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Ikechi Anya
(Association football player)
Ikechi Anya
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Ian Holloway
(Football manager)
Ian Holloway
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingswood, Bristol, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 20 
Ibrahim Traoré
(Ivorian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ibrahim Traoré
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Isaac Kiese Thelin
(Swedish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Isaac Kiese Thelin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Irfan Bachdim
(Indonesian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger or Attacking Midfielder)
Irfan Bachdim
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Iniesta
(São Toméan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Iniesta
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Tomé and Príncipe
 24 
Iván Marcano
(Association football player)
Iván Marcano
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santander
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Celebrity Names:
 25 
Igor Vetokele
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Forward for the Angolan National Team)
Igor Vetokele
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium

Belgian footballer Igor Vetokele, who plays as a forward for the club Westerlo, had begun his senior career with Gent. He later played for clubs such as Copenhagen, winning the Danish Superliga with them in the season 2012-13. After representing the Belgian junior teams, he joined the Angolan national football team.

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Igor Denisov
(Russian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Igor Denisov
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Ivan Santini
(Croatian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Ivan Santini
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 28 
Issa Kaboré
(Burkinabé Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Issa Kaboré
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 29 
Iker Álvarez
(Andorran Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Iker Álvarez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 30 
Ibrahima Traoré
(Guinean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Winger)
Ibrahima Traoré
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Villepinte, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 31 
Isaac Mbenza
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as Forward)
Isaac Mbenza
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Ismaël Bangoura
(Guinean Former Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Ismaël Bangoura
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
Ishak Belfodil
(Algerian Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Ishak Belfodil
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mostaganem, Algeria
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 34 
Ismael Diawara
(Malian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Ismael Diawara
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 35 
Ilyos Zeytulayev
(Uzbek Retired Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder / Forward)
Ilyos Zeytulayev
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angren, Uzbekistan
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Itumeleng Khune
(South African Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as Goalkeeper)
Itumeleng Khune
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ventersdorp, South Africa

Itumeleng Khune is a South African football player. He plays as goalkeeper and captains the South African national team as well as the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club in the Premier Soccer League. Renowned for his quick reflexes, Khune is popular for having made important saves. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Khune once donated R150000 to an old age home.

 37 
Indi Cowie
(American Professional Freestyle Footballer and Football Coach)
Indi Cowie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida United States
 38 
Ippei Shinozuka
(Russian Footballer Midfielder)
Ippei Shinozuka
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abiko, Japan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Ivica Kralj
(Montenegrin Former Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Ivica Kralj
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kotor, SR Montenegro
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 40 
Ibrahim Koné
(Guinean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Ibrahim Koné
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 41 
Isaako Aaitui
(American Football player)
Isaako Aaitui
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pago Pago, American Samoa
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Izwan Mahbud
(Association football player)
Izwan Mahbud
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 43 
Ivan Hašek
(Czech Former Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Ivan Hašek
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Městec Králové, Czechia

Ivan Hašek is a Czech former football player who played as a central midfielder. In 1987 and 1988, he was named Czechoslovak Footballer of the Year. Apart from his national team, he also played for popular clubs like Sparta Prague, where he spent 11 years of his career. Ivan Hašek is the current manager of the Lebanon national football team.

 44 
Igor Semshov
(Russian Professional Football Coach and a Former Football Centre Midfielder)
Igor Semshov
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 45 
Ilija Petkovic
(Serbian Footballer and Manager)
Ilija Petkovic
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Knin, Croatia
Died: June 27, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Igor Vujačić
(Montenegrin Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Igor Vujačić
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Podgorica, Montenegro
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Ivo Pinto
(Portuguese Football Player Right Back)
Ivo Pinto
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lourosa

Portuguese professional footballer Ivo Pinto, who plays as a right-back, turned pro at FC Porto. So far, he has played with several professional clubs, most notably with Dinamo Zagreb with whom he won the Croatian First Football League, three times in a row. He also played for Portugal at youth-level and earned 34 caps. Currently Pinto plays for Fortuna Sittard.

 48 
Ismahila Ouédraogo
(Burkinabé Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ismahila Ouédraogo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
Issoufou Dayo
(Burkinabé Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Issoufou Dayo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 50 
Ismail Abdullatif
(Bahraini Professional Footballer)
Ismail Abdullatif
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Muharraq, Bahrain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)