Sports

Famous Athletes from El Salvador

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

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest El Salvadorian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from El Salvador?"

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  • Rodolfo Antonio Zelaya García (born July 3, 1988 in Usulután) is a Salvadoran professional footballer who plays for Las Vegas Lights FC in the USL Championship on loan from Los Angeles FC, and the El ...more
  • Mark Léster Blanco Pineda (born January 17, 1989 in Soyapango, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays as a striker.
  • Carlos Romeo Monteagudo Alfaro (born April 29, 1985 in San Vicente, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer.
  • Andrés Alexander Flores Mejía (born 31 August 1990) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.
  • Eliseo Antonio Quintanilla Ortíz (born 5 February 1983 in Santa Tecla, La Libertad) is a former Salvadoran professional footballer.
  • Alfredo Alberto Pacheco (December 1, 1982 – December 27, 2015) was a Salvadoran footballer who had the record for most appearances for his national team.
  • Ramón Ulises Flores Aguirre (born August 21, 1982 in Santa Ana) is a Salvadoran footballer who plays as a defender for FAS in the Salvadoran Premier League and internationally for El Salvador.
  • Jaime Enrique Alas Morales (born 30 July 1989) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Guatemalan club Municipal and the El Salvador national team.
  • Herbert Arnoldo Sosa Burgos (born January 11, 1990 in San Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.
  • José Isidro Gutiérrez Vásquez (born 21 October 1989), is a Salvadoran professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.
  • Dagoberto Portillo Gamero (born November 16, 1979) is a former Salvadoran football goalkeeper. Portillo was also an active player internationally, playing for the El Salvador national team.
  • Jonathan Josué Águila Joya (born 11 November 1990 in San Miguel, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer.
  • Dennis Jonathan Alas Morales (born 10 January 1985 in San Salvador) is a Salvadoran association football player, who plays as a midfielder for Santa Tecla F.C.. He is the older brother of El Salvador ...more
  • Rafael Edgardo Burgos (born June 3, 1988 in La Paz, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays as a forward.
  • Christian Javier Bautista (Born December 10, 1987 in La Union) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays as a striker.
  • Víctor Samuel Turcios Pacheco (born April 13, 1988 in La Unión) is a retired Salvadoran footballer who last played for Alianza F.C..
  • Edwin Ernesto Sánchez Vigil (born February 21, 1990 in Santa Tecla, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.
  • Ramón Alfredo Sánchez Paredes (born May 25, 1982 in San Juan Opico) is a Salvadoran football player.
  • William Osael Romero Castillo (born 18 April 1986 in Usulután) is a former Salvadoran footballer who played internationally for the El Salvador national team.
  • Moisés Xavier García Orellana (born 26 June 1990 in San Salvador, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer.
  • Efraín Antonio Burgos Jr. (born August 14, 1988), better known as Junior Burgos, is a Salvadoran professional footballer who currently plays for the New York Cosmos and is a member of the El ...more
  • Álvaro Misael Alfaro Sánchez (born January 6, 1971 in Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador) is a former Salvadoran professional goalkeeper and currently manager. He ended his career at Isidro Metapán of ...more
  • Carlos Hernández (born January 23, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired Salvadoran American boxer. He made boxing history by becoming the IBF super featherweight champion by beating David ...more
  • José Mardoqueo Henríquez Dubón (born May 24, 1987 in Jutiapa, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran footballer who played as a defender for Zeravani SC in the Iraqi Premier League.
  • Benji Oldai Villalobos Segovia (born 15 July 1988 in El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional goalkeeper.