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Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

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

These athletes, like Felipe López and Carlos Morban include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Dominican athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Dominican Republic?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Dominican Republic in order to get more information about each one.
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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Philadelphia 76ers

Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Power forward, Center

Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more

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Charlie Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Detroit Pistons

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America, Dominican Republic

Position: Power forward

Charlie Alexander Villanueva (born August 24, 1984) is a Dominican-American former professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association ...more

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Francisco García ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Sacramento Kings

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Shooting guard, Small forward

Francisco García may refer to:
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Félix Sánc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America, Dominican Republic

Félix Sánchez, (born August 30, 1977) is a retired Dominican-American track and field athlete. He is of Dominican descent, was born and raised in the United States, and competed ...more
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Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Chicago Cubs

Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Nationality: United States of America, Dominican Republic

Position: Left fielder, Second baseman

Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976) is a Dominican former professional baseball left fielder and second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, ...more

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Joan Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Medel Gold Central American Boxing Tournament Santi spiritu Cuba 1994 Joan Guzmán (born May 1, 1976) is a Dominican former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2014. He held world ...more
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José Rijo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Pitcher

José Antonio Rijo Abreu (born May 13, 1965) is a Dominican former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) who spent the majority of his career with the Cincinnati Reds (1988–1995 and ...more
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Arismendy Peguero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Arismendy Peguero Matos (born 2 August 1980) is a sprinter from the Dominican Republic who specializes in the 400 metres. He was born in La Romana. Peguero finished fifth in 4 x 400 metres relay ...more
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Santiago Casilla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics

Birthplace: San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Relief pitcher

Santiago Casilla (born July 25, 1980) is a Dominican professional baseball relief pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and ...more
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Argenis Casimiro N&uacut... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Argenis Casimiro Núñez (born December 30, 1981) is a Dominican amateur boxer best known for winning two medals at the Pan Am Games.
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Vinicio Espinal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
U.S. Pro Vercelli Calcio

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Italy, Dominican Republic

Position: Midfielder

Vinicio Edwards Espinal Marte (born 14 November 1982 in Santo Domingo) is a Dominican football player who currently plays for Virtus Bergamo. He is the twin brother of José Espinal and ...more
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Felipe López is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Felipe López

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Shooting guard

Luis Felipe López (born December 19, 1974) is a Dominican retired professional basketball player from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He starred in United States high school and college ...more
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Manuel Félix D&ia... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Félix Manuel Díaz Guzman (born 10 December 1983) is a professional boxer from the Dominican Republic who won Olympic Gold in 2008. Díaz Guzman had also won the bronze medal ...more
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Sammy Mejia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America, Dominican Republic

Position: Shooting guard

Samuel José Mejía (born February 7, 1983) is a Dominican American professional basketball player who plays for Tofaş of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played college ...more
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Victor Núñ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Municipal Liberia

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Forward

Víctor Amaury Núñez Rodríguez (born 15 April 1980) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Cibao FC in the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol. He has ...more
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Carlos Cruz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

For the basketball player with a similar name, see Teófilo Cruz Carlos Teo Rosario Cruz (November 4, 1937 – February 15, 1970) was a boxer from the Dominican Republic. Cruz was world ...more
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Yohan Kely Viola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
GC Biaschesi

Birthplace: San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Forward

Johan Kely Viola Sánchez (born 21 October 1981 in San Juan de la Maguana) is a footballer from the Dominican Republic, who currently plays for FC Cadenazzo.
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Elio Rojas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Villa Riva, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Elio Enai Rojas (born September 25, 1982 in Villa Riva, Duarte, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican Republican professional boxer.
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Argenis Mendez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Argenis Mendez

Birthplace: San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Argenis Alexander Méndez Zapata (born July 3, 1986 in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic) is a professional boxer best known for winning the silver medal at the junior world ...more
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Agapito Sánchez ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Agapito Sánchez (February 14, 1970 – November 14, 2005) was a boxer from the Dominican Republic, nicknamed "El Ciclón", in the Super Bantamweight weight class. He won 37 ...more
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Luis Flores is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Position: Point guard

Luis Flores may refer to: Luis Flores (footballer) (born 1961), Mexican former footballer Luis Flores (basketball) (born 1981), Dominican basketball player Luis Flores (decathlete) (born 1947), ...more
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Édgar Sosa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Édgar Sosa

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Nationality: United States of America, Dominican Republic

Édgar Sosa (born January 15, 1988) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for
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José Herná... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
José Hernández

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

José Hernández is a professional male tennis player from the Dominican Republic.
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Juana Arrendel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Juana Rosario Arrendel (born 16 June 1978 in La Romana) is a female high jumper from the Dominican Republic. Arrendel originally won the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, but lost the gold ...more
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Carlos Morban is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Carlos Morban

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Carlos Alberto Morban Rivera (born April 25, 1982 in Santo Domingo) is a professional basketball player from the Dominican Republic. He is a 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and 190 lb (93 kg) guard who last ...more