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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668 143
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

2
287 262
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Lionel Messi age 31

3
116 99
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
mckib5816 added Pelé age 78

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85 70
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
David Ortiz age 43

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105 92
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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102 104
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Rafael Nadal age 32

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86 87
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Neymar age 26

8
88 91
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

9
74 79
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

10
89 98
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Roberto Clemente Died at 38 (1934-1972)

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30 32
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Tony Gonzalez age 41

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32 35
Víctor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Víctor Cruz Died at 47 (1957-2004)

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55 64
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Mario Kempes age 63

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62 73
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

The Best Hispanic Football Players

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33 37
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Sammy Sosa age 50

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44 51
Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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18 19
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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47 56
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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50 60
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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37 44
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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40 48
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Albert Pujols age 38

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37 45
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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12 13
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Al Horford age 32

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Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added Alfredo Di Stéfano Died at 88 (1926-2014)

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33 41
Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002)

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36 45
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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25 31
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Carlos Tevez age 33

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41 52
Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Hugo Sánchez age 59

The Worst Celebrity First Pitches of All Time

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37 47
Roberto Duran is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Roberto Duran age 44

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17 21
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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36 46
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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19 24
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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12 15
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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15 19
Juan Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Juan Gonzalez

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10 13
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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18 24
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Jose Canseco age 54

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20 27
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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19 26
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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10 14
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Luis Tiant age 77

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15 21
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Tony Romo age 38

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3 5
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
BaruchLalaev added José Manuel Moreno Died at 62 (1916-1978)

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35 49
Gabriela Sabatini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

The Most Stunning Female Volleyball Players

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

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21 30
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Juan Marichal age 80

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23 33
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Rod Carew age 72

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17 25
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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17 25
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Jim Plunkett age 70

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18 27
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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9 15
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

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16 25
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Luis Scola age 38