List of ethnic Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs

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This is a list of modern individuals. For early Christian authors, see List of Syriac writers. For ancient Assyrians, see Category:Ancient Assyrians.

The following is a list of notable ethnic Assyrians. It includes persons who are from (or whose ancestry is from) the Mesopotamian Neo-Aramaic speaking populations originating in Iraq, north western Iran, north eastern Syria and south eastern Turkey.

Activists[edit]

Actors, directors, social media and comedians[edit]

Architects and designers[edit]

Artists and calligraphers[edit]

Athletes[edit]

In the Middle East[edit]

Athletics (Track and field)
  • George Malek-Yonan – Iranian Assyrian Track & Field Athlete. Iran's Champion of Champions, Gold medalist in Pentathlon and Track & Field
Bicyclists
  • Yulius Isaac - Iraqi bicyclist, Yulius Isaac won first place in the Iraqi Olympics while helping one of the other contestants by putting his arm around his back and pushing him towards the finish line.
Weightlifting
  • Daniel Gevargiz Nejad – Iranian Assyrian weightlifter- Represented Iran in 1968[1]
Boxing

Snooker

  • Sargon Isaac – 3 time US National Champion 2012, 2015, and 2016.[3]
Football (soccer)
  • Ammo Baba – Iraqi Assyrian footballer & Manager of Iraq – Iraq International. Voted best Iraqi Athlete of All Time
  • Edison David – Iraqi Assyrian footballer
  • Youra Eshaya – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – First Iraqi to play professionally in the west, for Bristol Rovers, England – Iraq International
  • Basil Gorgis Hanna – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – World Cup Player 1986
  • Thamer Yousif – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer – Iraq International
  • Saad Benyamin – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer – Iraq International
  • Aram Karam – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer – Iraq International[4]
  • Ayoub Odisho – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer and Club Manager (in Lebanon)
  • Douglas Aziz – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer
  • Baba Shallou – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer[4]
  • Gilbert Sammy – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[4]
  • Albert Khoshaba – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[4]
  • Shadrak Yousef – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[5]
  • Georgis Ishmael – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[5]
  • Gilbert Awekam – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[5]
  • Hormis Goriel – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[5]
  • Youel Gorgis – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[5]
  • Isaac Y. Isaac – Iraqi Assyrian footballer[6]
  • Ammo Sammson – Iraqi Assyrian footballer[7]
  • Wilson Rasho – Iraqi Assyrian footballer [8]
  • Gibson Younan – Iraqi Assyrian footballer[9]
  • Khoshaba Lawo Kanon – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[10]
  • Akram Ammanoel – Iraqi Assyrian footballer - [11]
  • Arkan Shamoun – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[12]
  • Muhaimen Malakh – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International [13]
  • Esho Youkhanna – Iraqi Assyrian footballer – Iraq International[14]
  • Esha Peera - Assyrian Footballer - Left Winger, Habbaniyah
Tennis

Diaspora[edit]

American football
  • Alex Agase – Assyrian American – Top level American Football (Gridiron) player
  • Lou Agase – Assyrian American – Top level American Football (Gridiron) player
Basketball
  • Nahren Nina Baresso - Assyrian Swedish International Women's Basketball Player[15]
Boxing
Football (soccer)
Martial Arts
Poker
Tennis
  • Andre Agassi – Former world number 1 American tennis player of Assyrian & Armenian descent.
  • Michael Shabaz – Assyrian American Tennis player
  • Andre Khabbazi – Assyrian-American actor and Semi-pro tennis player

Miss/pageant[edit]

  • Ramona Amiri – Assyrian Miss World 2005 winner, from Canada

Directors[edit]

Educators and explorers[edit]

Entrepreneurs[edit]

Leaders[edit]

Media[edit]

Models[edit]

Musicians and composers[edit]

Non-Assyrian music[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Iran[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United Nations[edit]

  • Dr. William Ishaya – Deputy Permanent Representative – Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in New York, USA.

In the Assyrian diaspora[edit]

USA[edit]

Australia[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Canada[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Other countries[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Writers and poets[edit]

Ancient[edit]

Listed here are authors associated with Syriac Christianity regardless of whether they wrote in the Syriac language.

Modern[edit]

In the news[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/zaya.htm
  3. ^ http://www.snookerusa.com/news/201505251906-isaac-captures-second-national-snooker-title
  4. ^ a b c d http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/baba_s.htm
  5. ^ a b c d e http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/albert_k.htm
  6. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/isaac.htm
  7. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/ammo_s.htm
  8. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/wilson_r.htm
  9. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/gibson.htm
  10. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/khoshaba.htm
  11. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/akram.htm
  12. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/shamoun.htm
  13. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/muhaimen.htm
  14. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/esho.htm
  15. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/nina_b.htm
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  17. ^ "Assyrian Athletes – Sport – Biography". assyrianathletes.com.
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  19. ^ "Print Page – Assyrian Footballers watch". assyrianvoice.net.
  20. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/waad.htm
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-06-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "The First Chaldean in the MLS". ishtartv.com.
  23. ^ https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=65184
  24. ^ https://www.a-league.com.au/news/match-preview-central-coast-mariners-vs-melbourne-city
  25. ^ https://www.foxsportsasia.com/football/asian-football/afc-asian-cup/1025744/afc-asian-cup-2019-bassam-blinder-helps-qatar-down-iraq/
  26. ^ http://www.chaldeannews.com/tony-k-doing-music-his-way/
  27. ^ http://www.sncmusic.com/
  28. ^ http://auaf.us/Who%20is%20who/War/War%20officers.htm
  29. ^ The Origins and Emergence of the Church in Edessa during the First Two Centuries A.D. Author(s): L. W. Barnard Source: Vigiliae Christianae, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Sep., 1968), pp. 161-175.

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