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

This list is made up of a variety of athletes, including Guillermo Franco and Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Mexican athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Mexico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Mexico in order to get more information about each one.

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Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Julio César Chávez Julio César Chávez González is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He is considered by acclamation as the greatest Mexican fighter of all time. Chávez is a six-time ...more

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Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Juan Manuel Márquez Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez is a Mexican professional boxer. He is the third Mexican-born boxer to become a four-division world champion, winning seven world titles in four ...more

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José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
José Nápoles José Ángel Nápoles, nicknamed Mantequilla, is a Cuban-Mexican boxer and former world welterweight champion, who is frequently ranked as one of the greatest fighters of all ...more

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Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Érik Morales Érik Isaac Morales Elvira is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He is the first Mexican-born boxer in history to win world titles in four different weight classes. He is a former WBC ...more

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Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Marco Antonio Barrera Marco Antonio Barrera is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He has won numerous world titles in three different weight classes; he is a former two-time WBO super-bantamweight, Lineal/The Ring ...more

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Humberto González is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Humberto González Humberto González is a Mexican former world boxing champion. He was nicknamed Chiquita.

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Lorena Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Lorena Ochoa Lorena Ochoa Reyes is a Mexican professional golfer who played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, and was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for over three years, from April ...more

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Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Hugo Sánchez Hugo Sánchez Márquez is a Mexican former professional footballer and manager. He began his career playing for Pumas de la UNAM in 1976, and briefly on loan to the San Diego Sockers ...more

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Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Javier Hernández Balcázar Mexico national football team Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid, on loan from Manchester United, and the Mexico national football team. ...more

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Efrain Escudero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Efrain Escudero Efraín Escudero is a Mexican mixed martial artist. He trains under Drew Fickett and competes in the 155 lb weight class. Efrain was the winner of season eight of Spike TV's reality show, ...more

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Santiago Fernández is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Santiago Fernández Club Toluca Santiago Fernández Fernández is a former Mexican football striker who last played for Puebla F.C. in México Primera División. Once hailed as one of Club ...more

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Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenbu... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is a singer.

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Ana Guevara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Ana Guevara Ana Gabriela Guevara Espinoza is a now-retired Mexican track and field athlete who specialized in the 400 meters. She is a Mexican Senator for the 2012-2018 term.

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Antônio Naelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Antônio Naelson Club Toluca Antônio Naelson Matias, also known simply as Sinha, Zinha or "Siña", is a Mexican football midfielder, who plays for Queretaro F.C. in the Liga MX and the Mexico national

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Rocky Juarez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Rocky Juarez Ricardo Rocky Juarez is a professional Mexican-American boxer. Juarez has a current professional record of 30 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw, with 19 wins coming by way of knockout.

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Jorge Torres Nilo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Jorge Torres Nilo UANL Tigres Jorge Emmanuel Torres Nilo is a Mexican footballer who plays for UANL of the Liga MX and the Mexico national team. A left back, Torres Nilo has been a regular for Mexico.

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Guillermo Franco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Guillermo Franco West Ham United F.C. Guillermo Luis Franco Farquarson is a former Argentine-born Mexican football striker. Franco last played for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire. He also played for the Mexico national team, ...more

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Susana Escobar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Susana Escobar Susana Escobar is a Mexican swimmer and Olympian. As of October 2008, she attends and swims for the USA's University of Texas at Austin. At the 2008 Olympics, she set 3 Mexican Records in the 3 ...more

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José de Jesús Corona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
José de Jesús Corona Club Deportivo Cruz Azul José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez, is a Mexican footballer who plays for Cruz Azul as a goalkeeper. He is an olympic gold medalist.

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Victor Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Victor Ortiz "Vicious" Victor Ortiz is an American professional boxer and film actor of Mexican descent. He is a former WBC Welterweight Champion. He was previously in the light welterweight ...more

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Antonio Margarito is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Antonio Margarito Antonio Margarito Montiel is a Mexican-American retired professional boxer. He is a former WBA, WBO & IBF Welterweight Champion. Nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana, he is known for his ...more

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Rafael Márquez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Rafael Márquez Mexico national football team Rafael Márquez Álvarez is a Mexican footballer, who plays for Verona in the Serie A and the Mexico national team. He can play as a central defender, sweeper and as a defensive ...more

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Robert Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Robert Guerrero Robert Joseph Guerrero is an American professional boxer. Nicknamed The Ghost, he is the former interim WBC welterweight champion. He is also a former IBF Super Featherweight world champion, a ...more

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Gerardo Torrado is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Gerardo Torrado Club Deportivo Cruz Azul Gerardo Torrado Díez de Bonilla is a Mexican international that is best recognized by his incredible pace footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cruz Azul and is captain of the team. He ...more

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Joaquín Capilla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Joaquín Capilla Joaquín Capilla Pérez, born in Mexico City, was a Mexican diver. He won the bronze medal in the platform diving event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, the silver medal ...more

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Maribel Domínguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Maribel Domínguez Maribel Guadalupe Domínguez Castelán is a Mexican footballer who played for the Chicago Red Stars during 2013 season of the National Women's Soccer League, and is captain and ...more

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Guillermo Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Guillermo Ochoa Club América Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña, commonly referred to as Memo, is a Mexican footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga and the Mexico national team as a goalkeeper. Ochoa made ...more

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Gabriel Caballero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Gabriel Caballero Club de Futbol Pachuca Gabriel Esteban Caballero Schiker is a Mexican-Argentine footballer midfielder, who last played for Pachuca in the Mexican First Division.

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Alfonso Gómez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Alfonso Gómez Alfonso Salvador Gómez Becerra is a Mexican professional boxer. He was a competitor on the reality TV show The Contender, where he finished third out of sixteen fighters.

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Soraya Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Soraya Jiménez Soraya Jiménez Mendivil was a Mexican weightlifter and Olympic champion. She participated at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won a gold medal. Jimenez was the first female ...more

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Giovani dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Giovani dos Santos Galatasaray S.K. Giovani dos Santos Ramírez, often simply referred to as Giovani, is a Mexican footballer who currently plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF. He plays mainly as an attacking midfielder, ...more

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Fátima Leyva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Fátima Leyva Fátima Leyva Morán is a Mexican footballer. She plays as a midfielder for the Mexico women's national football team.

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Pablo Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Pablo Cuevas Pablo Gabriel Cuevas Urroz is a Uruguayan professional tennis player. Cuevas won the 2008 French Open men's doubles title with Luis Horna. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of World ...more

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Jennifer Molina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Jennifer Molina Jennifer Marie Molina Shea is a Mexican footballer goalkeeper from Mexico. She competed for her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where she finished in 8th place with ...more

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Omar Bravo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Omar Bravo UANL Tigres Omar Bravo Tordecillas is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for Guadalajara in the Liga MX.

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Vicente Matías Vuoso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Vicente Matías Vuoso Santos Laguna Vicente José Matías Vuoso is an Argentine-born Mexican citizen footballer, who plays as a striker for the Liga MX Chiapas.

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Francisco Javier Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Francisco Javier Rodríguez Mexico national football team Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pinedo is a Mexican footballer, who is playing for Cruz Azul in Liga MX; and the Mexico national team.

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Leandro Augusto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Leandro Augusto Club Universidad Nacional Leandro Augusto Oldoni Stachelski, known simply as Leandro Augusto, is a Brazilian-born Mexican football midfielder of Polish descent, who plays for the Pumas in the Liga MX.

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Damián Ariel Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Damián Ariel Álvarez UANL Tigres Damián Ariel Álvarez is an Argentine-born naturalized Mexican citizen footballer, who plays for the club Tigres de la UANL in the Liga MX. A left winger, his key attributes are his ...more

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Madaí Pérez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Madaí Pérez Madaí Pérez Carrillo is a Mexican long-distance runner. She represented Mexico in the marathon at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Pável Pardo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Pável Pardo Chicago Fire Pável Pardo Segura is a retired Mexican international footballer who last played with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. Pardo spent most of his career playing with Club ...more

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Abner Mares is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Abner Mares Abner Mares Martínez is a Mexican professional boxer. Mares has won world titles in three weight divisions. Mares has held the IBF Bantamweight, WBC Super bantamweight and WBC ...more

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Fernando Fernández Escribano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Fernando Fernández Escribano Málaga CF Fernando Miguel Fernández Escribano, known as simply Fernando, is a Spanish retired footballer. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he could also appear as a supporting striker. Over the ...more

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Rafael Márquez Lugo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Rafael Márquez Lugo Club de Fútbol Atlante Rafael Márquez Lugo is a Mexican football striker, who currently plays for Guadalajara of the Liga MX. He is known as Márquez Lugo in order to differentiate from another football ...more

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Carlos Palomino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Carlos Palomino Carlos Palomino is a retired Mexican professional boxer. Palomino is a former WBC Welterweight Champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Palomino is also an actor who has ...more

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Lucas Ayala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Lucas Ayala UANL Tigres Lucas Emanuel Ayala Miño plays football as a midfielder for Correcaminos UAT in the Ascenso MX.

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Luis Ernesto Pérez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Luis Ernesto Pérez Club de Fútbol Monterrey Luis Ernesto Pérez Gómez is a Mexican international footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Guadalajara in the Liga MX. He has also capped with the Mexico national team since

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Gonzalo Pineda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Gonzalo Pineda Chivas de Guadalajara Gonzalo Pineda Reyes is a Mexican international footballer. He currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.

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Duilio Davino is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Duilio Davino FC Dallas Duilio César Jean Pierre Davino Rodríguez is a retired Mexican footballer Davino was called up to play in the 1995 Pan American games and played for Mexico in the 1996 Olympic ...more

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Aarón Galindo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Mexico
Aarón Galindo Eintracht Frankfurt Aarón Galindo Rubio is a Mexican football center back, who is playing for Toluca.