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List Rules Only athletes of Hispanic heritage/descent. No athletes from Spain should be on here

A list of the best Hispanic athletes. This is a list of the best of the best, the creme de la creme. The people listed here are the best Hispanic athletes in the world, bar none. Their accomplishments range from winning olympic medals to championships in their respective individual or team sports to even the highest individual honors, like MVP awards. Many of the Hispanic athletes featured on this list are in their sport's respective Hall of Fame, which is an honor that should be taken lightly by anyone. Some of the greatest athletes in the history of sport are Hispanic. The list includes literally any sport you can think of, from soccer, football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, swimming, boxing, racing, tennis. If you can name a Hispanic athlete who is outstanding at any of these sports, he or she is likely to to be on this list. But you know what the beauty is? If you notice a Hispanic athlete isn't on here and should be considered one of the best, you can him or her to here. Does it get any better than that?

The debate over who is the best Hispanic athlete will rage for years to come. When you have a list that's populated by Lionel Messi, Mariano Rivera, Tony Gonzalez, Oscar De La Hoya and Manu Ginobili, there will surely be arguments over each athlete's standing in the pantheon of outstanding Hispanic athletes. The same can be argued for Gabriela Sabatini, Pedro Martinez and Roberto Duran, all titans in their respective sports. That is the one common bond between these special Hispanic athletes: they are at the top of the game in their respective sports.

This is the list of the best Hispanic athletes. Feel free to vote or rerank it as you deem fit, reflecting who you think deserves to be among the greatest Hispanic athletes in sports history.
list ordered by

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641 100
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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2
53 43
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
David Ortiz age 42

3
56 49
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

4
220 245
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Lionel Messi age 30

5
81 85
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
mckib5816 added Pelé age 77

6
76 85
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Roberto Clemente Died at 38 (1934-1972)

7
66 73
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

8
68 76
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Neymar age 25

9
40 42
Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

10
25 25
Víctor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Víctor Cruz Died at 47 (1957-2004)

11
55 63
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

12
47 55
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

13
76 92
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Rafael Nadal age 31

14
25 28
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Sammy Sosa age 49

15
31 36
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002)

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16
51 62
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Mario Kempes age 63

17
15 16
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

18
35 42
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

19
24 28
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Tony Gonzalez age 41

20
34 41
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

21
54 69
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

22
35 44
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Albert Pujols age 37

23
19 23
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

24
34 43
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

25
34 44
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

26
22 28
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Carlos Tevez age 33

27
38 50
Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Hugo Sánchez age 59

28
9 11
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Luis Tiant age 77

29
17 22
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Jose Canseco age 53

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30
34 45
Roberto Duran is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Roberto Duran age 44

31
21 28
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Juan Marichal age 80

32
17 23
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

33
13 18
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

34
34 47
Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

35
10 14
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

36
17 24
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

37
22 31
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Rod Carew age 72

38
16 23
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Jim Plunkett age 70

39
8 12
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

40
15 22
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

41
17 25
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

42
17 25
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

43
12 18
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Tony Romo age 37

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44
7 11
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Al Horford age 31

45
7 11
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added Alfredo Di Stéfano Died at 88 (1926-2014)

46
9 14
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

47
36 52
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

48
16 24
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Luis Scola age 37

49
22 33
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

50
7 12
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes