The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Morocco

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This page contains a list of the greatest Moroccan Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,923 Soccer Players, 54 of which were born in Morocco. This makes Morocco the birth place of the 50th most number of Soccer Players behind Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Moroccan Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Moroccan Soccer Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Moroccan Soccer Players.

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1. Just Fontaine (1933 - )

With an HPI of 76.72, Just Fontaine is the most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 54 different languages on wikipedia.

Just Louis Fontaine (pronounced [ʒyst fɔ̃.tɛn]; born 18 August 1933) is a French retired professional footballer. A prolific forward, he is best known for scoring the most goals in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, with 13 in six matches in 1958. In 2004, Pelé named him one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony.

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2. Larbi Benbarek (1914 - 1992)

With an HPI of 66.28, Larbi Benbarek is the 2nd most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Larbi Benbarek; also Ben Barek or Ben M'barek (Arabic: العربي بن مبارك‎; 16 June 1917 – 16 September 1992) was a French-Moroccan football player. He represented the French national football team 17 times. He earned the sobriquet of "Black Pearl".

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3. Ahmed Faras (1946 - )

With an HPI of 63.50, Ahmed Faras is the 3rd most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Ahmed Faras (Arabic: أحمد فرس‎) (born 7 December 1946 in Mohammedia) is a former Moroccan striker. He was named African Footballer of the Year in 1975, and spent all of his playing career with his native Chabab Mohammédia.

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4. Mustapha Hadji (1971 - )

With an HPI of 60.09, Mustapha Hadji is the 4th most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 36 different languages.

Mustapha Hadji (born 16 November 1971) is a retired Moroccan footballer and the current assistant manager of the Morocco national team. He was named the 50th greatest African player of all time by the African football expert Ed Dove.

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5. Ezzaki Badou (1959 - )

With an HPI of 59.72, Ezzaki Badou is the 5th most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Ezzaki Badou (Arabic: الزاكي بادو‎; born 2 April 1959), nicknamed Zaki as a player, is a Moroccan retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and manager

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6. Abderrahmane Mahjoub (1929 - 2011)

With an HPI of 59.34, Abderrahmane Mahjoub is the 6th most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Abderrahmane Mahjoub or Abderrahmane Belmahjoub (Arabic: عبد الرحمن بلمحجوب‎; 25 April 1929 – 31 August 2011) was a French and Moroccan international football midfielder. Known as Prince du Parc (Prince of the Park) in his playing days for his dominant control of the midfield, he was one of the best Arab players of his generation, and one of the few who graced the sports fields of Europe in the 1950s and 1960s.

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7. Noureddine Naybet (1970 - )

With an HPI of 58.87, Noureddine Naybet is the 7th most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 31 different languages.

Noureddine Rafuqe (Arabic: نور الدين نيبت‎; born 10 February 1970) is a Moroccan retired footballer who played as a central defender. He played in Spain (Deportivo de La Coruña) and Portugal for Sporting CP and England for Tottenham Hotspur. He is considered as one of the best defenders in La Liga of his generation. Naybet spent the longest and most successful period of his career with Deportivo La Coruña in Spain's La Liga, from 1996 to 2004. He won one La Liga league title in 1999–2000 La Liga , one Copa del Rey and 2 Spanish Super Cup. and for Sporting CP won Cup of Portugal Naybet also earned 115 caps for the Moroccan national team, scoring two goals. He spent most of his 17-year professional career with Deportivo, appearing in 284 competitive games and winning four major titles, including the 2000 national championship. He also competed in France, Portugal and England. Naybet played a record 115 matches for the Moroccan national team, representing the country in two World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

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8. Abdelmajid Dolmy (1953 - 2017)

With an HPI of 58.18, Abdelmajid Dolmy is the 8th most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Abdelmajid Dolmy (August 20, 1953 – July 27, 2017) was a Moroccan football Midfielder. He is nicknamed Maestro.

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9. Serge Chiesa (1950 - )

With an HPI of 56.90, Serge Chiesa is the 9th most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Serge Chiesa (born 25 December 1950 in Casablanca) is a former professional footballer. He is a historic player of Olympique Lyonnais, an excellent dribbler whose skill was comparable to Michel Platini. In 1975–76, he was voted 'best attacking midfielder' of the season by France Football.

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10. Daniel Sanchez (1953 - )

With an HPI of 56.77, Daniel Sanchez is the 10th most famous Moroccan Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Daniel Sanchez (born 21 November 1953) is a French football manager and former professional player who played as a striker.

Pantheon has 54 people classified as soccer players born between 1914 and 1997. Of these 54, 51 (94.44%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Just Fontaine, Ahmed Faras, and Mustapha Hadji. The most famous deceased soccer players include Larbi Benbarek, Abderrahmane Mahjoub, and Abdelmajid Dolmy. As of October 2020, 16 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Abderrahmane Mahjoub, Serge Chiesa, and Roberto López Ufarte.

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