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
Boxing
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[2]
  • Ayoub Odisho – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer and Club Manager (in Lebanon)
  • Douglas Aziz – Iraqi Assyrian Footballer
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
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

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]

  • Erol Dora – Deputy of Grand National Assembly of Turkey
  • Naum Faiq – Assyrian nationalist

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]

  1. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/active/zaya.htm
  2. ^ http://www.torontowingedbull.com/stars/baba_s.htm
  3. ^ "Assyrian boxer – Sammy Merza". assyrianvoice.net.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Assyriska FF". assyriska.se.
  5. ^ "Print Page – Assyrian Footballers watch". assyrianvoice.net.
  6. ^ "The First Chaldean in the MLS". ishtartv.com.
  7. ^ https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=65184
  8. ^ https://www.a-league.com.au/news/match-preview-central-coast-mariners-vs-melbourne-city
  9. ^ https://www.foxsportsasia.com/football/asian-football/afc-asian-cup/1025744/afc-asian-cup-2019-bassam-blinder-helps-qatar-down-iraq/
  10. ^ http://www.chaldeannews.com/tony-k-doing-music-his-way/
  11. ^ http://www.sncmusic.com/
  12. ^ http://auaf.us/Who%20is%20who/War/War%20officers.htm
  13. ^ 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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