List of Famous people named Sami
Sami El Gueddari
Sami El Gueddari is a French wheelchair racer and competitive swimmer who participated in the Paralympic Games of 2008 and 2012. He was a bronze medalist at the European Championships in 2009. He is a specialist of 50 meter and 100 meter freestyle.
Sami Khedira is a German professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and the Germany national team.
Rami Sebei is a Canadian professional wrestler signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Sami Zayn.
Sami Frey is a French actor of Polish Jewish descent. Among the films he starred in are En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud (1993), in which he portrays French poet and playwright Antonin Artaud, and Bande à part (1964) by Jean-Luc Godard.
Sami Kohen is a Turkish journalist and columnist. He has written regular columns about foreign policy for Milliyet since 1954.
Sami Abdullah Al-Jaber is a retired football striker from Saudi Arabia. He spent the majority of his career from 1988 to 2008 with Al-Hilal.
Sami Yusuf is an Iranian-born British Muslim singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, and humanitarian of Azerbaijani descent. Yusuf gained international attention with the release of his debut album, Al-Mu`allim, in 2003. Now with over 34 million albums sold, he performs at venues around the world. His work and popularity were covered by most major media outlets, including BBC, CNN, Reuters, among others. As of 2020, Yusuf has released 8 studio albums, 5 live albums, 1 compilation album, and multiple singles throughout his career. His studio albums were mostly released by Andante Records, except first two released by Awakening Records.
Sami Al-Najei is a Saudi football player who currently plays for Al-Nassr and the Saudi national team.
Sami Hafez Anan
Lieutenant General Sami Hafez Anan or Enan is an Egyptian military officer. He was the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces from 2005 until August 2012, until his retirement was announced by President Mohamed Morsi. In January 2018, he announced himself as a candidate in the 2018 Egyptian presidential election before being arrested for violating the military rules for announcing his candidacy without seeking the General Command of the Armed Forces approval, which "constituted clear incitement against the armed forces with the intention of driving a wedge between it and the great Egyptian people." He was also accused of forging documents to falsely indicate his military service was terminated. He was released on 22 December 2019.
Sami Tuomas Hyypiä is a Finnish football manager and former defender.
Sami Gayle is an American actress. She co-stars as Nicky Reagan in the CBS series Blue Bloods.
Sami Nair is an Algerian-born French political philosopher who coined the term "codevelopment". A specialist on migration movements and their socio-political effects, he advised the government of Lionel Jospin from 1997–1999, and the European Parliament until 2004. Since 2001 he has been vice president of the Citizen and Republican Movement.
Sami Haddadin is an electrical engineer, computer scientist, and university Professor in the field of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since April 2018, he is the Executive Director of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich and holds the Chair of Robotics and Systems Intelligence.
Sami Keinänen is a Finnish bass player and a former and founding member of Lordi.
Sami Wolking, better known by his stage name Magnum, is a Finnish bass player of Naked Idol and a former member of the hard rock band Lordi.
Sami Sandell from Nokia, Finland is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for HC Davos of the National League (NL). He previously played for Ilves Tampere of the Finnish League.