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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Joel Soto Ñublense
Joel Antonio Torres Soto is a Chilean footballer plays as a striker and winger and is currently unattached. His childhood was spent in the Cerro Toro of Valparaíso then was enrolled in ...more

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Fernando González is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi is a retired professional tennis player from Chile. During his career he made it to the quarterfinal round of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He ...more

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Nicolás Massú is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried, nicknamed Vampiro, is a Chilean former tennis player, a former World No. 9 in singles, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the only male ...more

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Maui Gayme is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Maui Gayme is an alpine skier who represented Chile at the 2002 Winter Olympics and at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He also represented Chile at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He finished 57th in the ...more

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Noelle Barahona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Noelle Barahona is an Olympic Chilean alpine skier. She is currently coached by Luciano Acerboni and skis for La Parva, a club in Santiago, Chile.

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Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Marcelo Ríos is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Chile. Nicknamed El Chino and El zurdo de Vitacura, he became the first Latin American player to reach the top position on the ...more

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Jorge Mandru is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Jorge Mandru is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Chile.

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Jean Beausejour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Club América
Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo, nicknamed Palmatoria, is a Chilean footballer who plays for Primera División club Colo-Colo as left back. He has played at Chile, ...more

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Matías Fernández is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Chile national football team
Matías Ariel Fernández Fernández is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Italian club ACF Fiorentina as an attacking midfielder. He is known for his dribbling ...more

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Mark González is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
PFC CSKA Moscow
Mark Dennis González Hoffmann, commonly known as Mark González, is a Chilean footballer whose preferred position is as a left winger. He most recently played for Universidad ...more

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Marcos González is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Clube de Regatas Flamengo
Marcos Andrés González Salazar is a Brazilian born Chilean professional football defender, who currently plays for Primera División club Unión Española. ...more

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Cristián Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Beitar Jerusalem FC
Cristián Andrés Álvarez Valenzuela is a Chilean footballer, who plays as a defender for Universidad Católica of the Primera División in Chile.

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Jorge Valdívia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Jorge Luis Valdivia Toro is a Chilean footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Brazilian Série A club Palmeiras, of which he is also the club captain. He is known for his ...more

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Sebastián Rozental is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Sebastián Rozental Igualt is a retired Chilean-Israeli professional football player. On the club level, Rozental has played for Universidad Católica, Colo-Colo, and Unión ...more

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Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with Marcelo Salas and Elias Figueroa he is regarded as one of Chile's most recognized footballers. He was a member ...more

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David Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
A.S. Roma
David Marcelo Pizarro Cortés is a Chilean football midfielder who currently plays for Fiorentina in the Serie A. He is known for his vision, passing, dribbling skills and set piece ...more

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Rodrigo Tello is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Beşiktaş J.K.
Rodrigo Álvaro Tello Valenzuela is a Chilean footballer who plays for Turkish club Şanlıurfaspor. He usually operates as a left midfielder, but can also appear in the middle and as an ...more

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Marlene Ahrens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Marlene Ahrens Ostertag is a female Chilean athlete. She won the silver medal in Javelin throw at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne with a distance of 50.38 metres. She is the mother of the ...more

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Rodrigo Vargas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Melbourne Victory
Rodrigo Alejandro "Roddy" Vargas is an Australian football player who plays as a central defender for the Victorian Premier League club Green Gully Cavaliers, but is mostly known for ...more

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Claudio Maldonado is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Fenerbahçe SK
Claudio Andrés del Tránsito Maldonado Rivera is a Chilean footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder in Colo-Colo.

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Pablo Contreras is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
PAOK FC
Pablo Andrés Contreras Fica is a retired Chilean footballer who last played for Melbourne Victory and the Chilean national football team as a centre back. He also can operate as a right ...more

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Óscar Fabbiani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Oscar Fabbiani was an Argentine-Chilean professional footballer who played international football for the Chile national team Fabbiani was three times topscorer in the Chilean league with ...more

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Marcelo Salas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Universidad de Chile
José Marcelo Salas Melinao, dubbed as El Matador and Shileno, is a Chilean former football player. He has played in Chile, Argentina and Italy and has won titles for whom he has played, ...more

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Pedro Reyes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Club de Deportes Antofagasta
Pedro Antonio Reyes González is a former Chilean football defender. He was capped 55 times and scored four goals for the Chilean national team between 1994 and 2001, including four games ...more

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Andy Vargas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Chile
Andy Vargas
Andy Vargas is an Australian football midfielder of Chilean descent who plays for Green Gully. He is the brother of ex-Melbourne Victory defender Rodrigo Vargas.