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Famous Athletes from Guatemala

Updated June 14, 2019 39.1k views69 items

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

Items on this list include Nicte Alejandra Sotomayor and Christian Lopez.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Guatemalan athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Guatemala?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Guatemala in order to get more information about each one.
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  • 1
    Selvin Efraín De León Castillo (born 19 July 1980) is a Guatemalan-Belizean football midfielder who plays for Deportivo Malacateco of the Guatemala's top division.De León represented Belize's U-23...  more
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    Carlos Ruiz

    Guatemala national football team
    Carlos Humberto Ruiz Gutiérrez (born 15 September 1979), initially nicknamed El Pescadito ("The Little Fish") but gradually known as just Pescado or "Fish" (even by Spanish-speakers), is a retired...  more
  • 3
    Kevin Sandoval Shannon (born 18 August 1962 in Guatemala City) is a former Guatemalan footballer....  more
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    Carlos Eduardo Gallardo

    Guatemala national football team
    Carlos Eduardo Gallardo Nájera (born 8 April 1984) is a Guatemalan professional football defender who currently plays for Deportivo Guastatoya in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala....  more
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    Mario Rafael Rodríguez

    CSD Municipal
    Mario Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez (born September 14, 1981 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) is a Guatemalan football midfielder. He currently plays for the local club CSD Municipal. Rodríguez has played...  more
  • 7

    Marco Pappa

    Chicago Fire
    Marco Pablo Pappa Ponce (born 15 November 1987) is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for CSD Municipal in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala and is a member of the Guatemala national team....  more
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    Guillermo Ramírez

    Club Deportivo Marathón
    Guillermo "El Pando" Ramírez Ortega (born 26 March 1978 in Livingston, Guatemala) is a Guatemalan former soccer player who was suspended for life from any soccer related activities due to his...  more
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    Ricardo Jerez, Jr.

    Guatemala national football team
    Ricardo Antonio Jérez Figueroa (born 4 February 1986) is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper who plays for Alianza Petrolera of the Colombian top division, and is also a member of the Guatemalan...  more
  • 10

    Marvin Ávila

    Guatemala national football team
    Marvin Tomás Ávila (born 6 December 1985) is a Guatemalan footballer who plays as a midfielder for Guatemalan club Suchitepéquez and the Guatemala national team....  more
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    Gustavo Adolfo Cabrera

    Guatemala national football team
    Gustavo Adolfo Cabrera Marroquín (born 13 December 1979 in Santo Tomás, Guatemala) is a former Guatemalan football defender who last played for Deportivo Marquense in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala...  more
  • 12

    Freddy García

    Guatemala national football team
    Freddy Alexander García Carrera (born 12 January 1977) is a Guatemalan professional footballer currently playing for Deportivo Heredia in the Guatemala's top division. He has played for several local...  more
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    Elias Vasquez

    Guatemala national football team
    Elias Vasquez is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for CSD Comunicaciones....  more
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    Juan Carlos Plata

    CSD Municipal
    Juan Carlos Plata (born 1 January 1971) is a Guatemalan soccer coach and retired football striker. He is the highest-scoring player in the history of Guatemala's top division. As of January 2010,...  more
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    Pedro Samayoa

    Guatemala national football team
    Pedro Samayoa is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for CSD Municipal....
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    Carlos Figueroa

    Guatemala national football team
    Carlos Figueroa may refer to: Carlos Figueroa (footballer) (born 1980), Guatemalan footballer Carlos Figueroa (equestrian) (1931–2012), Spanish equestrian Carlos Figueroa (judoka) (born 1985),...  more
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    Juan Manuel Funes Fernández (born May 16, 1966), popularly known as Memín Funes is a Guatemalan football coach and former midfielder who played professionally for the three most successful clubs in...  more
  • 18

    Yony Flores

    Guatemala national football team
    Yony Flores (born 16 February 1983 in Guatemala City) is a former Guatemalan football defender who last played for CSD Municipal in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala. ...  more
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    Jaime Vides

    Guatemala national football team
    Jaime Vides is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for the CSD Municipal....
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    Manuel Leon

    Guatemala national football team
    Manuel Leon is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for CSD Municipal....  more
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    Rafael Morales

    Guatemala national football team
    Rafael Morales is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for CSD Comunicaciones....  more
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    Benjamín Eduardo ("Mincho") Monterroso Díaz (born January 1, 1952) is a Guatemalan football coach and former midfielder who spent the majority of his playing career at the local club CSD Municipal,...  more
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    Dwight Pezzarossi

    Comunicaciones
    Dwight Anthony Pezzarossi García born (4 September 1979 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) is a retired professional football forward who last played for Comunicaciones in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala....  more
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    Paulo César Motta

    Guatemala national football team
    Paulo César Motta Donis (born 29 March 1982) is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper who plays for C.S.D. Municipal in Guatemala's top division....  more
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    José Manuel Contreras

    Club Deportivo Universidad de Concepción
    José Manuel "El Moyo" Contreras (born 19 January 1986) is a Guatemalan football midfielder who plays for Comunicaciones of the Guatemalan top division. He is also a member of the Guatemalan national...  more