Football Players Whose First Name Starts With O

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Olivier Giroud
(French Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Olivier Giroud
56
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chambéry, France

Olivier Giroud is a football player and a prominent member of the France national team. He played a key role in helping his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to his popularity, Giroud has been a major media personality in France, with appearances in commercials for brands like Hugo Boss and Puma.

 2 
Ousmane Dembele
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Ousmane Dembele
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vernon, Eure Vernon, France

Ousmane Dembele is a footballer who currently plays for the France national team as well as Barcelona. Renowned for his speed, agility, and technical ability, Dembele helped his national team win its second FIFA World Cup in 2018. A skillful player, Dembele can use either foot while playing. Although a mid-fielder, he is also known for his ability to score.  

 3 
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
(Norwegian Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward)
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
87
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kristiansund, Norway

Former Norwegian football player, Ole Gunnar Solskjær was one of the most successful players of Manchester United and scored 126 goals for it. He famously scored the winning goal against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final to secure a treble for the Manchester United. Post retirement, he began his coaching career and is currently the manager of Manchester United.

 4 
Oscar
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays an Attacking Midfielder)
Oscar
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Americana, São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Oliver Kahn
(German Football Executive and Former Professional Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Oliver Kahn
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Odion Ighalo
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Odion Ighalo
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Obafemi Martins
(Nigerian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Obafemi Martins
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Otávio
(Portuguese Football Attacking Midfielder / Winger)
Otávio
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: João Pessoa, Brazil

Portuguese footballer Otávio who is known as an attacking midfielder/winger for Porto, began his senior career with the Brazilian club Internacional. The Brazilian-born sports star joined the Portuguese club Porto B in 2014 and later became a Portuguese citizen and represented the Portuguese national team.

 9 
Omar Elabdellaoui
(Norwegian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back and as a Right Midfielder)
Omar Elabdellaoui
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Omar Elabdellaoui is a Norwegian football player best known for his association with the Olympiacos Football Club with which he has won four Super League Greece tournaments. Omar Elabdellaoui has also been an important player for the Norwegian national team since 2013.

 10 
Oussama Assaidi
(Moroccan Retired Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
Oussama Assaidi
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bni Bouifrour, Morocco
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Onel Hernández
(Cuban Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Onel Hernández
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morón, Cuba
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Omar El Kaddouri
(Belgian-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Omar El Kaddouri
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Omar El Kaddouri is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder for the Morocco national football team. Born in Belgium, El Kaddouri represented the Belgium team at the youth level before playing for Morocco. Currently an important player for PAOK FC, Omar El Kaddouri has also been a part of other popular clubs like Brescia and Napoli.

 13 
Oriol Romeu
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Oriol Romeu
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ulldecona, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Ottmar Hitzfeld
(German Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Ottmar Hitzfeld
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lörrach, Germany

Ottmar Hitzfeld is a German retired football player who played as a forward for popular teams like Basel, VfB Stuttgart, Lugano, and Luzern. After retiring as a player, Hitzfeld established himself as a successful manager. Ottmar Hitzfeld has won 18 major titles so far and is counted among the most successful coaches of international football.  

 15 
Ola Kamara
(Norwegian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Ola Kamara
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Ola Kamara is a Norwegian football player who plays as a striker. Although his father is from Sierra Leone, Kamara chose to represent Norway in international football as his mother is from Norway. Apart from playing for popular clubs like D.C. United, Ola Kamara has also been an important player for the Norway national team since 2013.

 16 
Oleg Salenko
(Russian-Ukrainian Former Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Oleg Salenko
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Omar Gaber
(Egyptian Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder and Defender)
Omar Gaber
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Omar Gaber is an Egyptian football player who helped his national team win the runner-up trophy of the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations in 2017. He has also played for popular clubs like Zamalek with which he won the Egypt Cup on three occasions and Egyptian Premier League once.

 18 
Oscar Wendt
(Swedish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Back)
Oscar Wendt
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Skövde, Sweden
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 19 
Oscar Lewicki
(Swedish Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Oscar Lewicki
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 20 
Oussama Idrissi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Oussama Idrissi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Odil Ahmedov
(Uzbekistani Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Odil Ahmedov
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Namangan, Uzbekistan
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Olivier Kapo
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder or Left Winger)
Olivier Kapo
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marcory, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Ouasim Bouy
(Football player)
Ouasim Bouy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Oliver Batista Meier
(Footballer winger position)
Oliver Batista Meier
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 2001
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Celebrity Names:
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Oliver St. John Gogarty
(Irish Poet, Surgeon and Footballer)
Oliver St. John Gogarty
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957
 26 
Ola Toivonen
(Swedish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder and Forward)
Ola Toivonen
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Degerfors, Sweden
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
Otto Orf
(Soccer player)
Otto Orf
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elma, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Ömer Toprak
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Ömer Toprak
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ravensburg, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Oliver Burke
(Scottish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Winger)
Oliver Burke
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Scottish footballer Oliver Burke, who is now a well-know striker/right winger for Sheffield United, had joined his first local club at age 8. While he grew up in Leicestershire, England, he was eligible to play for England as well but chose to represent Scotland, the country of his birth, instead.

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Owen Hargreaves
(Canadian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Owen Hargreaves
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 31 
Oleguer Presas
(Spanish Former Footballer)
Oleguer Presas
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sabadell, Spain

Footballer Oleguer Presas was 23 when he played his first match with Barcelona and later went on to win two La Liga championships and one Champions League with them. An economics major, he was dragged into a controversy after he supported the Catalan nationalist movement and criticized the Spanish judiciary.

 32 
Olamide Shodipo
(Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Olamide Shodipo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leixlip, Ireland

Born to Nigerian parents in Dublin, footballer Olamide Shodipo moved with his family to London at age 2 and grew up to join the youth team of Queens Park Rangers. Now part of the Rangers senior team, he plays on loan for the EFL League One team Sheffield Wednesday.

 33 
Omar Bugiel
(Lebanese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Omar Bugiel
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Oliver Norburn
(Grenadian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Oliver Norburn
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bolton, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Oston Urunov
(Uzbek Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Oston Urunov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Navoiy, Uzbekista
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Omar Beckles
(Grenadian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Omar Beckles
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leytonstone, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 37 
Otabek Shukurov
(Uzbek Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Otabek Shukurov
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chirakchi, Uzbekistan
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Oliver Risser
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Oliver Risser
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windhoek, Namibia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Otto Barić
(Austrian-Croatian Professional Football Player and Manager)
Otto Barić
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eisenkappel, Austria
Died: December 13, 2020
 40 
Oumar Niasse
(Senegalese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Oumar Niasse
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ouakam, Senegal
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Osvaldo Ardiles
(Argentine Football Manager, Pundit and Former Midfielder)
Osvaldo Ardiles
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Ousseynou Cissé
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Ousseynou Cissé
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Suresnes, France
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 43 
Oribe Peralta
(Mexican Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Oribe Peralta
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 44 
Ofentse Nato
(Motswana Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Ofentse Nato
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ramotswa, Botswana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Oleg Shatov
(Russian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Oleg Shatov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil, Russia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 46 
Oliver Sarkic
(Football player forward / Attacking midfielder)
Oliver Sarkic
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grimsby, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Orathai Srimanee
(Thai International Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Orathai Srimanee
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sisaket, Thailand
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 48 
Osame Sahraoui
(Norwegian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Winger)
Osame Sahraoui
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Osame Sahraoui is a Norwegian football player who currently plays for Vålerenga Fotball. During his debut match for Vålerenga's senior team against Stabæk in 2020, Osame Sahraoui provoked a penalty kick which helped equalize the match. Since then, he has been an important player for Vålerenga.

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Oguchi Onyewu
(American Football Centre Back)
Oguchi Onyewu
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 50 
Oğuzhan Kefkir
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Oğuzhan Kefkir
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)