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.
list ordered by

1
683 157
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

2
137 106
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
mckib5816 added age 78

3
100 75
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 43

4
312 272
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 31

5
119 97
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

6
102 101
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 38 (1934-1972)

7
109 110
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 32

8
95 96
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

9
91 95
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 26

10
81 85
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

11
18 15
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 32

12
68 76
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

13
35 37
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 42

14
55 62
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

15
21 21
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

16
45 50
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 38

17
49 55
Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

18
37 41
Víctor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 47 (1957-2004)

19
40 45
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

20
58 67
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 64

21
51 59
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

22
41 47
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

23
14 14
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

24
40 47
Roberto Duran is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 45

25
39 46
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

26
34 40
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 50

27
14 15
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

28
23 27
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

29
38 46
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

30
22 26
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

31
21 25
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

32
28 34
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

33
35 43
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 84 (1918-2002)

34
13 15
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

35
43 54
Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 60

36
20 25
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

37
16 20
Juan Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Juan Gonzalez

38
26 33
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 34

39
12 15
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added Died at 88 (1926-2014)

40
5 6
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added Died at 62 (1916-1978)

41
18 23
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

42
21 27
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

43
11 14
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 48

44
14 18
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

45
23 31
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 81

46
10 14
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

47
16 22
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 38

48
19 26
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 71

49
19 26
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 54

50
17 24
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes