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Famous Athletes from Mexico

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
"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 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
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 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
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 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