Latinx 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
705 177
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

2
168 118
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
mckib5816 added age 78

3
347 281
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 32

4
115 88
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 43

5
127 110
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

6
124 115
Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 33

7
111 103
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 27

8
107 102
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

9
111 107
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 38 (1934-1972)

10
88 90
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

11
47 45
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

12
43 41
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 42

13
51 52
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 39

14
28 26
Anthony Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

15
43 44
Víctor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
Died at 47 (1957-2004)

16
56 59
Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

17
22 20
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 33

18
73 79
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

19
46 48
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

20
59 65
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

21
61 68
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 64

22
44 48
Roberto Duran is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes
age 45

23
42 47
Fernando Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

24
15 15
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes

25
42 48
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Athletes