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Famous Athletes from Colombia

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List of famous athletes from Colombia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Colombia 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 Colombian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Colombia 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 Colombia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List below includes John Arlington González, Breyner Bonilla and more athletes.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Colombian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Colombia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Colombia in order to get more information about each one.
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    Radamel Falcao

    Atlético de Madrid
    Radamel Falcao García Zárate (Spanish pronunciation: [raðaˈmel falˈkao]; 10 February 1986) is...  more

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    Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo ði esˈtefano]; 4 July 1926...  more
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    Cynthia Denzler is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Colombia....  more
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    María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró (born 25 March 1965) is a former weightlifter, athlete and...  more
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    Caterine Ibargüen Mena ODB (born 12 February 1984) is a Colombian athlete competing in high...  more
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    Ximena Restrepo Gaviria (born March 10, 1969 in Medellín) is a former Colombian sprinter who...  more
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    Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (Colombian Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos alˈβeɾto βaldeˈrama paˈlasjo];...  more

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    Catalina Castaño Álvarez (American Spanish: [kataˈlina kasˈtaɲo ˈalβares]; born 7 July 1979)...  more
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    Johan Vonlanthen

    Brescia Calcio
    Johan Vonlanthen Benavídez (born 1 February 1986 in Santa Marta, Colombia) is a former Swiss...  more
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    Andres Arango

    Minnesota Thunder
    Andres Arango (born April 23, 1983) is a Colombian-born Canadian former soccer player who...  more
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    Mariana Duque Mariño (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈɾjana ˈðuke maˈriɲo]; born 12 August 1989) is...  more
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    Jackeline Rentería

    Jackeline Rentería Castillo (born February 23, 1986 in Cali, Colombia) is a female wrestler...  more
  • 13

    Faryd Mondragón

    1. FC Köln
    Faryd Camilo Mondragón Alí (born 21 June 1971) is a Colombian former footballer who played as...  more
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    Carlos Fernando Navarro Montoya (born 26 February 1966) is an Argentinian-Colombian retired...  more
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    Diego Fernando Salazar Quintero (born 3 October 1980) is a Colombian weightlifter, Olympic...  more
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    Diego Gutierrez

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    Bertha Sánchez

    Bertha Oliva Sánchez Rivera (born November 4, 1978) is a female long-distance runner from...  more
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    Marcelo Vega may refer to: Marcelo Vega (footballer, born 1971), Chilean footballer Marcelo...  more
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    Damían Santín

    Club Atlético Bella Vista
    Sergio Damían Santín Francia (born 22 September 1980) is a Colombian-born Uruguayan footballer...  more
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    Karen Castiblanco

    Karen Emilia Castiblanco Duarte is a professional Colombian tennis player and member of the...  more
  • 21

    Marisa Baena

    Marisa Isabel Baena (born 1 June 1977) is a Colombian golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA...  more
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    Miguel Calero

    Club de Futbol Pachuca
    Miguel Ángel Calero Rodríguez (14 April 1971 – 4 December 2012) was a Colombian football...  more
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    Antonio Pitalúa (born February 21, 1970 in Montería, Colombia) is a Colombian-Mexican boxer....  more
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    Helmut Bellingrodt (born 10 July 1949) is a Colombian Olympic sports shooter who won two...  more
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    Teófilo Gutiérrez

    Colombia national football team
    Teófilo Antonio Gutiérrez Roncancio (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈofilo ɣuˈtjeres]; born 17 May...  more