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Famous Athletes from Chile

Updated June 14, 2019 25.2k views554 items

List of famous athletes from Chile, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Chile has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Chilean athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Chile and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Chile then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has a variety of athletes in it, from Marco Antonio Arriagada Quinchel to José Luis Villanueva.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Chilean athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Chile?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Chile in order to get more information about each one.
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    Joel Soto

    Ñublense
    Joel Antonio Soto Torres (born in Valparaiso, Chile on 9 April 1982) is a retired Chilean...  more
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    Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi (American Spanish: [feɾˈnando ɣonˈsales]; born 29 July...  more
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    Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz maˈsu]; born October 10,...  more
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    Maui Gayme is an alpine skier who represented Chile at the 2002 Winter Olympics and at the...  more
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    Noelle Barahona is an Olympic Chilean alpine skier. She is currently coached by Luciano...  more
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    Marcelo Andrés Ríos Mayorga (American Spanish: [maɾˈselo ˈri.os]; born December 26, 1975) is a...  more

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    Jorge Mandru is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Chile....  more
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    Jean Beausejour

    Club América
    Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝam boseˈʝuɾ]; born 1 June...  more
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    Matías Fernández

    Chile national football team
    Matías Ariel Fernández Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈti.as aˈɾjel feɾˈnandes...  more
  • 10

    Mark González

    PFC CSKA Moscow
    Mark Dennis González Hoffmann (born 10 July 1984) is a Chilean footballer who plays for...  more
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    Marcos González

    Clube de Regatas Flamengo
    Marcos Andrés González Salazar (born 9 June 1980) is a Brazilian born Chilean professional...  more
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    Cristián Álvarez

    Beitar Jerusalem FC
    Cristian Álvarez may refer to: Cristian Edgardo Álvarez (born 1978), Salvadoran...  more
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    Jorge Valdívia

    Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
    Jorge Luis Valdivia Toro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxoɾxe ˈlwjs βalˈdjβja], born 19 October...  more
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    Sebastián Rozental Igualt (Hebrew: סבסטיאן רוזנטל‎; born 1 September 1976) is a retired...  more
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    Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (American Spanish: [iˈβan samoˈɾano]; born 18 January 1967) is a...  more
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    David Pizarro

    A.S. Roma
    David Marcelo Pizarro Cortés (born 11 September 1979) is a retired Chilean former professional...  more
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    Rodrigo Tello

    Beşiktaş J.K.
    Rodrigo Álvaro Tello Valenzuela (born 14 October 1979) is a Chilean former footballer. He...  more
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    Marlene Ahrens Ostertag (born in Concepción, July 27, 1933) is a female Chilean athlete. She...  more
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    Rodrigo Vargas

    Melbourne Victory
    Rodrigo Alejandro "Roddy" Vargas (born 20 October 1978) is an Australian football player who...  more
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    Claudio Maldonado

    Fenerbahçe SK
    Claudio Andrés del Tránsito Maldonado Rivera (born 3 January 1980) is a Chilean footballer who...  more
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    Pablo Andrés Contreras Fica (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo konˈtreɾas]; born 11 September...  more
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    Óscar Fabbiani (born 17 December 1950 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-Chilean professional...  more
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    Marcelo Salas

    Universidad de Chile
    José Marcelo Salas Melinao (American Spanish: [maɾˈselo ˈsalas]; born 24 December 1974),...  more

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    Pedro Reyes

    Club de Deportes Antofagasta
    Pedro Reyes may refer to: Pedro Reyes (footballer) (born 1972), Chilean football...  more
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    Andy Vargas

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