Athletes Famous Athletes from Guatemala

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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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Selvin Efraín De León Castillo is a Guatemalan football midfielder who plays for Deportivo Malacateco of the Guatemala's top division.

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Guatemala national football team Carlos Humberto Ruiz Gutiérrez, initially nicknamed El Pescadito but gradually known as just Pescado or "Fish", is a Guatemalan footballer who last played for Municipal of ...more

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Kevin Sandoval Shannon is a former Guatemalan footballer.

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Carlos Eduardo Gallardo Guatemala national football team Carlos Eduardo Gallardo Nájera is a Guatemalan professional football defender who currently plays for Marquense in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala.

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Mario Rafael Rodríguez CSD Municipal Mario Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez is a Guatemalan football midfielder. He currently plays for the local club CSD Municipal. Rodríguez has played locally for CSD ...more

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Marco Pappa Chicago Fire Marco Pablo Pappa Ponce is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for the MLS club Seattle Sounders FC. He is a member of the Guatemala national team.

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Guillermo Ramírez Club Deportivo Marathón Guillermo "El Pando" Ramírez Ortega is a Guatemalan former soccer player who was suspended for life from any soccer related activities due to his participation in money ...more

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Guatemala national football team Ricardo Antonio Jerez Figueroa is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper who plays for Alianza Petrolera of the Colombian top division, and is also a member of the Guatemalan national team.

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Marvin Ávila Guatemala national football team Marvin Tomás Ávila is a Guatemalan footballer, who plays striker for CSD Municipal. He is also a member of the Guatemala national football team.

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Gustavo Adolfo Cabrera Guatemala national football team Gustavo Adolfo Cabrera Marroquín is a former Guatemalan football defender who last played for Deportivo Marquense in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala and was also a member of the Guatemala ...more

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Guatemala national football team Freddy Alexander García Carrera is a Guatemalan professional footballer currently playing for Deportivo Heredia in the Guatemala's top division. He has played for several local clubs ...more

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

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CSD Municipal Juan Carlos Plata is a Guatemalan retired football striker. He is the highest-scoring player in the history of Guatemala's top division. As of January 2010, Plata has, except for Marc ...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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Guatemala national football team Carlos Fernando Figueroa is a Guatemalan professional football midfielder currently plays for CSD Comunicaciones in Guatemala's top division. He is also a member of the Guatemalan national

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Juan Manuel Funes Fernández, popularly known as Memín Funes is a Guatemalan football coach and former midfielder who played professionally for the three most successful clubs in ...more

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Guatemala national football team Yony Flores is a former Guatemalan football defender who last played for CSD Municipal in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala.

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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.

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Rafael Morales Guatemala national football team Rafael Morales is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for CSD Comunicaciones.

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Benjamín Eduardo Monterroso Díaz is a Guatemalan football coach and former midfielder who spent the majority of his playing career at the local club CSD Municipal, and is also a ...more

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Dwight Pezzarossi Comunicaciones Dwight Anthony Pezzarossi García born is a retired professional football forward who last played for Comunicaciones in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala. Target man Pezzarossi, nicknamed El ...more

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Guatemala national football team Paulo César Motta Donis is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper who plays for local club Deportivo Mictlán in Guatemala's top division.

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

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Comunicaciones Fredy Williams Thompson León is a Guatemalan professional footballer, who currently plays for Antigua GFC in Guatemala's first division.

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Jamy Franco Jamy Amarilis Franco Núñez is a Guatemalan race walker. Cuban coach Rigoberto Medina has worked with her since 2010. Born in Santa Rosa, Franco is the daughter of former Olympic ...more

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Jairo Arreola Jairo Randolfo Arreola Silva is a Guatemalan football striker.

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Willie Sims CD Suchitepéquez Willie Sims is a Guatemalan footballer who currently plays for Los Angeles Misioneros in the USL Premier Development League.

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CSD Municipal Claudio Josué Albizuris Aguilár is a Guatemalan football defender who plays for local club CSD Municipal in the Guatemala's top division.

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Manuel Ovando Guatemala national football team Manuel Ovando is a Guatemalan footballer who plays for CD Malacateco.

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Oscar Enrique Sánchez Rivas, popularly known as El Conejo is a Guatemalan football coach and former inside forward, who played the majority of his career for the club CSD Comunicaciones, ...more

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Gonzalo Romero Gonzalo Antonio Romero Paz is a Guatemalan football midfielder who plays for local club CSD Municipal in the Guatemala's top division.

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Víctor Hugo Monzón Pérez is a Guatemalan football coach and former defender who played most of his career for the club Aurora FC in the 1980s and 1990s and became a member ...more

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Comunicaciones Tránsito Montepeque is a Guatemalan footballer playing for Comunicaciones.

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Roberto Taylor Roberto Taylor is a retired Guatemalan soccer midfielder who played one season in the American Soccer League and one in the North American Soccer League.

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Deportivo Petapa Denis Geovani Chen Fernández is a Guatemalan football defender who plays for local club Cobán Imperial in Guatemala's second division.His last name Chen in Chinese is 陈。

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Leonel Noriega Leonel Noriega, nicknamed "El Cholo", is a Guatemalan football midfielder who currently plays for Deportivo Marquense in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala.

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Luis Pedro Molina Deportivo Marquense Luis Pedro Molina Bruni is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper. He currently plays for the local club Deportivo Marquense in the Guatemala's top division.

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Ricardo Trigueño Foster Deportivo Malacateco Ricardo Alberto Trigueño Foster is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper who currently plays for Club Xelajú MC in Guatemala's top division.

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Néstor Martínez Deportivo Marquense Néstor Martínez is a Guatemalan football defender who most recently played for Deportivo Petapa of Guatemala's second division.

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Mark Stahl Mark Stahl is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League. Stahl graduated from St. Ignatius College ...more

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Henry Medina Deportivo Xinabajul Henry Medina is a Guatemalan football defender. He currently plays for CD Suchitepéquez in Guatemala's top division.

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CSD Municipal Florencio Martínez, is a Guatemalan football forward. He currently plays for Cobán Imperial.

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Mario Acevedo CD Suchitepéquez Mario Giovany Acevedo Menzie is a Guatemalan football forward. He played for many local clubs, most famously CSD Municipal in the Guatemala's top division.

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Pablo Melgar CD Suchitepéquez Pablo Melgar is a Guatemalan football defender. He currently plays for Antigua in the Guatemalan first division.

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Martín Machón Martín Alejandro Machón Guerra is a Guatemalan former professional footballer. He played mostly in the midfield for local club Comunicaciones and Major League Soccer clubs Los ...more

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Luis Arturo Swisher Salguero is a former Guatemalan football defender.

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Edgar Eladio Estrada Solís, popularly known as El Gato is a Guatemalan footballer who has played goalkeeper for several clubs in Guatemala's top division. He was capped 80 times for the ...more

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Carlos Quiñónez Carlos Vinicio Quiñónez Sánchez, nicknamed El Buga, is a Guatemalan football midfielder who last played for local club Deportivo Petapa in the Guatemala's top division.