24.7k readers

Famous Athletes from Chile

Updated June 14, 2019 24.7k 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.
  • 1

    Joel Soto


    BirthplaceValparaíso, Chile



    Joel Antonio Soto Torres (born in Valparaiso, Chile on 9 April 1982) is a retired Chilean...  more
  • Fernando González2
    Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi (American Spanish: [feɾˈnando ɣonˈsales]; born 29 July...  more
  • Nicolás Massú3
    Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz maˈsu]; born October 10,...  more
  • Maui Gayme4
    Maui Gayme is an alpine skier who represented Chile at the 2002 Winter Olympics and at the...  more
  • Noelle Barahona5
    Noelle Barahona is an Olympic Chilean alpine skier. She is currently coached by Luciano...  more
  • Marcelo Ríos6
    Marcelo Andrés Ríos Mayorga (American Spanish: [maɾˈselo ˈri.os]; born December 26, 1975) is a...  more
  • Jorge Mandru7
    Jorge Mandru is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Chile....  more
  • Jean Beausejour8

    Jean Beausejour

    Club América

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    NationalityChile, Haiti

    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝam boseˈʝuɾ]; born 1 June...  more
  • Matías Fernández9

    Matías Fernández

    Chile national football team

    BirthplaceCaballito, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityChile, Argentina


    Matías Ariel Fernández Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈ aˈɾjel feɾˈnandes...  more
  • Mark González10

    Mark González

    PFC CSKA Moscow

    BirthplaceDurban, South Africa

    NationalityChile, South Africa


    Mark Dennis González Hoffmann (born 10 July 1984) is a Chilean footballer who plays for...  more
  • 11

    Marcos González

    Clube de Regatas Flamengo

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityChile, Brazil


    Marcos Andrés González Salazar (born 9 June 1980) is a Brazilian born Chilean professional...  more
  • Cristián Álvarez12

    Cristián Álvarez

    Beitar Jerusalem FC

    BirthplaceCuricó, Chile



    Cristian Álvarez may refer to: Cristian Edgardo Álvarez (born 1978), Salvadoran...  more
  • Jorge Valdívia13

    Jorge Valdívia

    Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela


    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Jorge Luis Valdivia Toro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxoɾxe ˈlwjs βalˈdjβja], born 19 October...  more
  • Sebastián Rozental14
    Sebastián Rozental Igualt (Hebrew: סבסטיאן רוזנטל‎; born 1 September 1976) is a retired...  more
  • Iván Zamorano15
    Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (American Spanish: [iˈβan samoˈɾano]; born 18 January 1967) is a...  more
  • David Pizarro16

    David Pizarro

    A.S. Roma

    BirthplaceValparaíso, Chile



    David Marcelo Pizarro Cortés (born 11 September 1979) is a retired Chilean former professional...  more
  • Rodrigo Tello17

    Rodrigo Tello

    Beşiktaş J.K.

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile


    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Rodrigo Álvaro Tello Valenzuela (born 14 October 1979) is a Chilean former footballer. He...  more
  • 18
    Marlene Ahrens Ostertag (born in Concepción, July 27, 1933) is a female Chilean athlete. She...  more
  • Rodrigo Vargas19

    Rodrigo Vargas

    Melbourne Victory

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia



    Rodrigo Alejandro "Roddy" Vargas (born 20 October 1978) is an Australian football player who...  more
  • Claudio Maldonado20

    Claudio Maldonado

    Fenerbahçe SK

    BirthplaceCuricó, Chile



    Claudio Andrés del Tránsito Maldonado Rivera (born 3 January 1980) is a Chilean footballer who...  more
  • Pablo Contreras21

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile



    Pablo Andrés Contreras Fica (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo konˈtreɾas]; born 11 September...  more
  • 22
    Óscar Fabbiani (born 17 December 1950 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-Chilean professional...  more
  • Marcelo Salas23

    Marcelo Salas

    Universidad de Chile

    BirthplaceTemuco, Chile



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

    More Marcelo Salas 

    #316 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#120 of 164 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

  • 24

    Pedro Reyes

    Club de Deportes Antofagasta

    BirthplaceAntofagasta, Chile



    Pedro Reyes may refer to: Pedro Reyes (footballer) (born 1972), Chilean football...  more
  • 25

    Andy Vargas

    Andres "Andy" Vargas is a State Representative who represents the 3rd Essex District in the...  more