The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Somalia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Somali Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,923 Soccer Players, 3 of which were born in Somalia. This makes Somalia the birth place of the 129th most number of Soccer Players behind Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia.

Top 3

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

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1. Liban Abdi (1988 - )

With an HPI of 43.42, Liban Abdi is the most famous Somali Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages on wikipedia.

Liban Abdi Ali (Somali: Liibaan Cabdi) (born 5 October 1988) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a Left winger . He previously played for Sheffield United in England, for Ferencváros in Hungary, for Olhanense in Portugal, and for FK Haugesund in his home country Norway. Born in Somalia, Abdi grew up in Norway and holds Norwegian citizenship. He is eligible to play for the Somaliland national football team and for the Norway national team.

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2. Abdisalam Ibrahim (1991 - )

With an HPI of 40.21, Abdisalam Ibrahim is the 2nd most famous Somali Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Abdisalam Abdulkadir Ibrahim (born 1 May 1991) is a Norwegian-Somalian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Bisceglie.

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3. Ayub Daud (1990 - )

With an HPI of 38.93, Ayub Daud is the 3rd most famous Somali Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Ayub Daud (Somali: Ayuub Daaud, Arabic: ايوب داؤود‎) (born 24 February 1990 in Mogadishu) is a Somali international footballer who plays for the Somalia national team as a forward or attacking midfielder.

Pantheon has 3 people classified as soccer players born between 1988 and 1991. Of these 3, 3 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Liban Abdi, Abdisalam Ibrahim, and Ayub Daud. As of October 2020, 1 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Ayub Daud.

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