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

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Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Alexis Argüello Alexis Arguello was an actor, professional boxer and politician.

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Ricardo Mayorga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Ricardo Mayorga Ricardo Antonio Mayorga Perez "El Matador" is a Nicaraguan professional boxer. He is the former WBA/WBC Welterweight champion and the former WBC light middleweight champion. He holds a ...more

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Erasmo Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Erasmo Ramírez Seattle Mariners Erasmo José Ramírez Olivera is a Nicaraguan professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. He signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2007, and made his ...more

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Juan Barrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Juan Barrera Nicaragua national football team Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Real Estelí in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

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Félix Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Félix Rodríguez Real Estelí Félix Rodríguez is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays for Real Esteli Fútbol Club.

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Erick Téllez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Erick Téllez Diriangén FC Erick Téllez is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays for Diriangén FC.

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Maximo Gámez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Maximo Gámez Managua F.C. Maximo Gámez is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Donald Parrales is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Donald Parrales Nicaragua national football team Donald Parrales is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Lester Acevedo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Lester Acevedo Diriangén FC Lester Acevedo is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Rosendo Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Rosendo Álvarez Rosendo José Álvarez Hernández is a flyweight boxer, and is well known for giving Mexican legend Ricardo Lopez two tough fights. He is the only person to hold the undefeated ...more

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Shawn Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Shawn Martin C.D. Águila Shawn Hasani Martin Henríquez is a Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for C.D. Águila.

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Samuel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Samuel Wilson Nicaragua national football team Samuel Israel Wilson Rostrán is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays for Real Estelí in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

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Eliud Zeledón is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Eliud Zeledón Nicaragua national football team Félix Eliud Zeledón Zeledón is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays for Real Estelí in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

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Marlon Medina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Marlon Medina Real Estelí Marlon Medina is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Salvador García Acuña is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Salvador García Acuña Nicaragua national football team Salvador García Acuña is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Axel Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Axel Villanueva Nicaragua national football team Axel Mathias Villanueva Sandoval is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays midfield for Tauro in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol.

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Oscar Canales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Oscar Canales Nicaragua national football team Oscar Canales is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Nasser Ivan Valverde Baltodano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Nasser Ivan Valverde Baltodano Diriangén FC Nasser Ivan Valverde Baltodano is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Denis Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Denis Espinoza Nicaragua national football team Denis Jesús Espinoza Camacho is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Deportivo Walter Ferretti.

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Josué Quijano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Josué Quijano Nicaragua national football team Josué Abraham Quisano Potosme is a Nicaraguan professional defender currently playing for Walter Ferretti.

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Marcos Mendez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Marcos Mendez Nicaragua national football team Marcos Mendez is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays for Diriangén FC.

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Marcos Roman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Marcos Roman Diriangén FC Marcos Roman is a Nicaraguan soccer player.

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Medardo Martínez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Medardo Martínez Deportivo Walter Ferretti Medardo Antonio Martínez Morales is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays in midfield for Managua.

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David Solórzano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
David Solórzano David Sebastián Solórzano Sánchez is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Diriangén and plays for the Nicaragua national football team. He is Nicaragua's

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Lester Meléndez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Lester Meléndez Lester Meléndez is a Nicaraguan football.

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Daniel Reyes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Daniel Reyes Daniel Salvador Reyes Avellán is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays as a striker for Walter Ferretti in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

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José Alfaro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
José Alfaro José Alfaro is a Nicaraguan boxer with a record of 26-8-0-1 who captured the vacant WBA lightweight title against Thai Prawet Singwancha in a split decision on December 29, 2007 in ...more

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Róger Mejía is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Róger Mejía Róger Daniel Mejía Cortez is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Diriangén in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

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Tony Chévez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Tony Chévez Silvio Antonio Aguilera Chévez is a former Nicaraguan professional baseball player. He began his career in 1974 when he played for the Miami Orioles in the minors. In 1976, he signed with ...more

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David Obregón is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
David Obregón José David Obregón is a Nicaraguan professional boxer who fights out of Miami, Florida.

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Román González is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Román González Román Alberto González Luna is an undefeated Nicaraguan professional boxer who is the current WBC and The Ring Flyweight champion, as well as a former WBA Light Flyweight champion ...more

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Roger Mayorga is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Roger Mayorga Roger Mayorga is a retired Nicaraguan football goalkeeper.

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Julio Gamboa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Julio Gamboa Julio Gamboa is a Nicaraguan lightweight boxer. He currently resides in León, Nicaragua.

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Miguel Ángel Sánchez López is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Miguel Ángel Sánchez López Miguel Ángel Sánchez López is a Nicaraguan footballer who most recently played for Matagalpa.

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Rudel Calero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Rudel Calero Rudel Alessandro Calero Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Real Estelí and the Nicaragua national football team.

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Norfran Lazo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Norfran Lazo Norfran Adán Lazo Morales is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays for Real Estelí in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

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Wilber Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Wilber Sánchez Wilber Alejandro Sánchez Ramírez is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Real Estelí.

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Danny Téllez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Danny Téllez Danny Ernesto Téllez Murillo is a retired Nicaraguan footballer.