Athletes The Best Hispanic Athletes  

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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.
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1
687 167
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

2
151 108
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
mckib5816 added age 78

3
322 275
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 31

4
107 81
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 43

5
121 103
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

6
114 112
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 32

7
106 104
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 38 (1934-1972)

8
98 99
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

9
95 99
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 26

10
84 87
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

11
39 38
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 42

12
24 22
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

13
48 50
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 38

14
20 18
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 32

15
41 43
Víctor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 47 (1957-2004)

16
42 45
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

17
69 77
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

18
52 57
Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

19
57 63
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

20
43 47
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

21
42 46
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

22
59 68
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 64

23
15 15
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

24
23 25
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

25
35 40
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 50

26
30 34
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

27
24 27
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

28
23 26
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

29
14 15
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added Died at 88 (1926-2014)

30
14 15
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

31
14 15
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

32
18 20
Juan Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Juan Gonzalez

33
22 25
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

34
51 61
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

35
45 54
Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 60

36
36 43
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 84 (1918-2002)

37
40 48
Roberto Duran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 45

38
39 47
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

39
6 6
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added Died at 62 (1916-1978)

40
12 14
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

41
12 14
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 48

42
19 23
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

43
15 18
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

44
22 27
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

45
27 34
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 34

46
11 14
Yasiel Puig is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 28

47
17 22
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 38

48
20 26
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 71

49
20 26
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 54

50
9 12
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 81 (1908-1989)