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Famous Athletes from Guatemala

Updated June 14, 2019 39.2k 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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    Fredy Thompson

    Comunicaciones
    Fredy Williams Thompson León (born June 2, 1982 in Puerto Barrios, Izabal) is a Guatemalan professional footballer, who currently plays for Universidad SC....  more
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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 race walker Evelyn...  more
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    Jairo Arreola

    Jairo Randolfo Arreola Silva (born 20 September 1985) is a Guatemalan footballer who plays as a striker for Comunicaciones....  more
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    Willie Sims

    CD Suchitepéquez
    Willie Sims may refer to: Willie Sims (footballer) (born 1984), Guatemalan soccer player Willie Sims (basketball) (born 1958), American-Israeli retired basketball player...  more
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    Claudio Albizuris

    CSD Municipal
    Claudio Josué Albizuris Aguilár (born 1 July 1981) is a Guatemalan football defender who plays for local club CSD Municipal in the Guatemala's top division....  more
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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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    Óscar Enrique Sánchez

    Oscar Enrique Sánchez Rivas (15 July 1955 – 25 July 2019) popularly known as El Conejo (the rabbit) was a Guatemalan football coach and inside forward, who played the majority of his career for the...  more
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    Gonzalo Romero

    Gonzalo Antonio Romero Paz (born 25 March 1975) is a retired Guatemalan football midfielder who last played for local club Deportivo Marquense in the Guatemala's top division. ...  more
  • 34
    Víctor Hugo Monzón Pérez (born 12 November 1957) 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 and...  more
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    Tránsito Montepeque

    Comunicaciones
    Tránsito Montepeque (born 16 December 1980) is a Guatemalan footballer and currently a free agent....  more
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    Roberto Taylor

    Roberto Taylor (born 28 August 1949) is a retired Guatemalan soccer midfielder who played one season in the American Soccer League and one in the North American Soccer League....  more
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    Denis Chen

    Deportivo Petapa
    Denis Geovani Chen Fernández (born 9 August 1977) 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。...  more
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    Leonel Noriega

    Leonel Noriega (born 10 May 1975 in Cobán), nicknamed "El Cholo", is a Guatemalan football midfielder who currently plays for Deportivo Marquense in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala....  more
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    Luis Pedro Molina

    Deportivo Marquense
    Luis Pedro Molina Bruni (born 4 June 1977) is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper. He currently plays for the local club Deportivo Marquense in the Guatemala's top division....  more
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    Ricardo Trigueño Foster

    Deportivo Malacateco
    Ricardo Alberto Trigueño Foster (born 17 April 1980) is a Guatemalan football goalkeeper who currently plays for Club Xelajú MC in Guatemala's top division....  more
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    Néstor Martínez

    Deportivo Marquense
    Néstor Martínez (born March 13, 1981) is a Guatemalan football defender who most recently played for Deportivo Petapa of Guatemala's second division....  more
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    Mark Stahl

    Mark Stahl (born August 12, 1951) is an American off-road and stock car racing driver. Now retired, he competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the ARCA Re/MAX Series, and is a four-time winner...  more
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    Henry Medina

    Deportivo Xinabajul
    Henry Medina (born 16 March 1981) is a Guatemalan football defender. He currently plays for CD Suchitepéquez in Guatemala's top division....  more
  • 44

    Florencio Martínez

    CSD Municipal
    Florencio Martínez (born October 3, 1986), is a Guatemalan football forward. He currently plays for Cobán Imperial....  more
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    Mario Acevedo

    CD Suchitepéquez
    Mario Giovany Acevedo Menzie (born February 15, 1969) is a Guatemalan football forward. He played for many local clubs, most famously CSD Municipal in the Guatemala's top division....  more
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    Pablo Melgar

    CD Suchitepéquez
    Pablo Sebastián Melgar Torino (born January 14, 1980) is a Guatemalan football defender. He currently plays for Antigua in the Guatemalan first division....  more
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    Martín Machón

    Martín Alejandro Machón Guerra (born 4 February 1973) 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 (born 21 June 1978) is a former Guatemalan football defender....  more
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    Edgar Eladio Estrada Solís (born November 16, 1967), popularly known as El Gato (The Cat) is a Guatemalan footballer who has played goalkeeper for several clubs in Guatemala's top division. He was...  more
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    Carlos Quiñónez

    Carlos Vinicio Quiñónez Sánchez, nicknamed El Buga, (born 20 July 1977) is a Guatemalan football midfielder who last played for local club Deportivo Petapa in the Guatemala's top division....  more