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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
668 138
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

2
283 260
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Lionel Messi age 31

3
84 68
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
David Ortiz age 43

4
105 89
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

5
113 99
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
mckib5816 added Pelé age 78

6
86 90
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

7
97 104
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Rafael Nadal age 32

8
82 87
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Neymar age 26

9
74 78
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

10
88 97
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Roberto Clemente Died at 38 (1934-1972)

11
32 34
Víctor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Víctor Cruz Died at 47 (1957-2004)

12
29 31
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Tony Gonzalez age 41

13
33 36
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Sammy Sosa age 50

14
62 72
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

The Best Hispanic Football Players

15
18 18
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

16
47 55
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

17
54 64
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Mario Kempes age 63

18
50 59
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

19
37 43
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

20
40 47
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Albert Pujols age 38

21
43 51
Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

22
12 12
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Al Horford age 31

23
37 44
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

24
33 40
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002)

25
36 44
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

26
17 20
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

27
37 46
Roberto Duran is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Roberto Duran age 44

28
36 45
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

The Worst Celebrity First Pitches of All Time

29
19 23
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

30
15 18
Juan Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Juan Gonzalez

31
10 12
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added Alfredo Di Stéfano Died at 88 (1926-2014)

32
10 12
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

33
18 23
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Jose Canseco age 54

34
40 52
Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Hugo Sánchez age 59

35
24 31
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Carlos Tevez age 33

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36
20 26
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

37
10 13
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Luis Tiant age 77

38
19 25
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

39
15 20
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Tony Romo age 38

40
11 15
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

41
24 33
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

42
21 29
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Juan Marichal age 80

The Most Stunning Female Volleyball Players

43
35 48
Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

44
23 32
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Rod Carew age 72

45
17 24
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Jim Plunkett age 70

46
17 24
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

47
18 26
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

48
9 14
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

49
11 17
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

50
8 13
Fernando Vargas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes