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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
Boston Celtics Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of ...more

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Charlie Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Detroit Pistons Charlie Alexander Villanueva is a Dominican-American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. The son of immigrants ...more

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Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Sacramento Kings Francisco Alberto García is a Dominican professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. The 6'7", 195-pound swingman ...more

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Félix Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Félix Sánchez, is an American track and field athlete of Dominican descent who competes for the Dominican Republic. He specializes in the 400 meter hurdles event, where he is the ...more

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Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Chicago Cubs Alfonso Guilleard Soriano is a Dominican former professional baseball outfielder, designated hitter, and second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Chicago ...more

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Joan Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Joan Guzmán is a Dominican professional boxer who was the WBO's super bantamweight and super featherweight champion. His nickname is "The Little Tyson"." Guzmán is ...more

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José Rijo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
José Antonio Rijo Abreu is a Dominican former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent the majority of his career with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Arismendy Peguero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Arismendy Peguero Matos 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 at the 2006 World ...more

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Santiago Casilla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
San Francisco Giants Santiago Casilla is a Dominican professional baseball relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has played in Major ...more

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Argenis Casimiro Núñez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Argenis Casimiro Núñez 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 Vinicio Edwards Espinal Marte is a Dominican football player who currently plays for Venezia. He is the twin brother of José Espinal and also hold Italian nationality.

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Felipe López is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Luis Felipe López is a retired Dominican professional basketball player from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He starred in United States high school and university basketball. López ...more

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Manuel Félix Díaz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Félix Manuel Díaz Guzman is a professional boxer from the Dominican Republic who won Olympic Gold in 2008. Díaz Guzman had also won the bronze medal in the same division in ...more

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Sammy Mejia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Sammy José Mejía is a Dominican American professional basketball player who plays for Banvit of the Turkish Basketball League. He played college basketball at DePaul University. ...more

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Victor Núñez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Municipal Liberia Víctor Amaury Núñez Rodríguez is a Costa Rican professional football player who plays for Real España in the Honduran football league. He has the all time ...more

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Carlos Cruz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Carlos Teo Cruz was a boxer from the Dominican Republic. Cruz was world Lightweight champion from 1968 to 1970.

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Yohan Kely Viola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
GC Biaschesi Johan Kely Viola Sánchez is a footballer from the Dominican Republic, who currently plays for Neuchâtel Xamax.

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Elio Rojas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Elio Enai Rojas 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 Argenis Méndez is a Dominican professional boxer best known for winning the silver medal at the junior world championships in 2004. He is currently being promoted by Iron Mike ...more

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Agapito Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Agapito Sánchez was a boxer from the Dominican Republic, nicknamed "El Ciclón", in the Super Bantamweight weight class. He won 37 of his 50 fights, 18 by knockout.

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Luis Flores is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Luis Alberto Flores is a Dominican professional basketball player from the Dominican Republic. He is a 6 ft 2 in and 205 lb guard. He grew up in the United States, in the predominantly Latino ...more

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Édgar Sosa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Édgar Sosa Édgar Sosa is a Dominican professional basketball player who plays for Dinamo Sassari of the Italian League. He arrived in Italy in 2010 after completing his U.S. college career with the ...more

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José Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
José Hernández 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
Juana Rosario Arrendel is a female high jumper from the Dominican Republic. Arrendel originally won the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, but lost the gold medal after testing positive for ...more

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Carlos Morban is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Carlos Morban Carlos Alberto Morban Rivera is a professional basketball player from the Dominican Republic. He is a 6 ft 2 in and 190 lb guard who currently plays professionally for Mexican team Lobos Grises

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Óscar Mejía is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Óscar Mejía Oscar Abreu Mejia is a retired Dominican football Goalkeeper who last played for C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo In El Salvador. Mejía has appeared for the Dominican Republic national ...more

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Juan Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Juan Dominguez is a Dominican professional boxer. His nicknames is "Baby Tito" in reference to his boxing style being similar to that of Félix Trinidad. Dominguez was born in ...more

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Juan Carlos Payano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Juan Carlos Payano is a Bantamweight boxer from the Dominican Republic. He is the current WBA Bantamweight champion. He has won two silver medals at the Pan American Games and a gold medal at ...more

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Darling Jimenez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Darling Jiménez is an American professional boxer of Dominican descent.

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Carlos Santa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Carlos Johelín Santa Ramírez is a sprinter from the Dominican Republic who specializes in the 400 metres.

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Winston Méndez Montero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Winston Méndez Montero is a Dominican boxer who won Bronze at the PanAm Games 2007 by losing his semi to Luis Yáñez: 6:14. He had defeated Oscar Negrete previously. He won ...more

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Juan Núñez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Juan Núñez Lima is a retired Dominican athlete who competed in the sprints. He competed at the World Championships in Helsinki in 1983 in the 100 metres where he reached the final

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Juan Sainfleur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Juan Luis Sainfleur Hernández is a sprinter from the Dominican Republic specializing in the 100 metres. He won a bronze medal at the 2004 Ibero-American Championships. Participating in ...more

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Marcos Alexander Carmona Sanch... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Marcos Alexander Carmona Sanchez

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William Cabrera Jose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
William Cabrera Jose

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Wilton Jose Tavares Tavares is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Wilton Jose Tavares Tavares

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Yamile Indira Martínez Gonzále... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Yamile Indira Martínez González

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Arianna Licelot Sanchez Matos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Arianna Licelot Sanchez Matos

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Carlos Juan Hernández Brito is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Carlos Juan Hernández Brito

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Daigenis Mercedes Saturria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Daigenis Mercedes Saturria

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Julio Santos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Dominican Republic
Julio Santos