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Famous Athletes from Nicaragua

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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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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Nicaraguan athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Nicaragua?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Nicaragua in order to get more information about each one.
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Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Alexis Argüello (April 19, 1952 – July 1, 2009) was a Nicaraguan professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 1995, and later became a politician. He was a three-weight world champion, ...more

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Ricardo Mayorga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Ricardo Antonio Mayorga Perez (born October 3, 1973) is a Nicaraguan professional boxer and former mixed martial artist. In boxing he is a former two-weight world champion, having held the ...more
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Erasmo Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Erasmo Ramírez Seattle Mariners

Birthplace: Rivas, Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Pitcher

Erasmo José Ramírez Olivera (born May 2, 1990) is a Nicaraguan professional baseball pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization. He made his MLB debut in 2012 for the Seattle ...more
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Juan Barrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Nicaragua national football team

Birthplace: Ocotal, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez (born 2 May 1989) is a Nicaraguan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Colombian club Boyacá Chico F.C. and the Nicaragua national
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Félix Rodrí... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Félix Rodríguez Real Estelí

Birthplace: Bluefields, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender

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.

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender

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

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender

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

Birthplace: Nicaragua, Earth, Latin America, North America, Central America

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender, Goalkeeper

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

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Rosendo José Álvarez Hernández (born May 6, 1970 in Managua, Nicaragua) is a flyweight boxer, and is well known for giving Mexican legend Ricardo López two tough ...more
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Shawn Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
C.D. Águila

Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender, Forward, Midfielder

Shawn Hasani Martin Henríquez (born 15 February 1987) is a former Salvadoran footballer who last played for A.D. Isidro Metapan.
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Samuel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Samuel Wilson Nicaragua national football team

Birthplace: Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Forward

Samuel Israel Wilson Rostrán (born April 9, 1983) is a Nicaraguan footballer who plays for UNAN Managua in the Nicaraguan Primera División.
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Eliud Zeledón is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Eliud Zeledón Nicaragua national football team

Birthplace: Estelí, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender, Midfielder

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

Birthplace: Estelí, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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

Birthplace: North America, Nicaragua, Americas, Latin America

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender

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

Birthplace: North America, Nicaragua, Americas, Latin America

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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

Birthplace: Nicaragua, Earth, Latin America, North America, Central America

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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

Birthplace: Nicaragua, Earth, Latin America, North America, Central America

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender

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

Birthplace: Diriamba, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Goalkeeper

Denis Jesús Espinoza Camacho (born August 25, 1983) 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

Birthplace: Masaya, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender

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

Birthplace: Masatepe, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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

Birthplace: North America, Nicaragua, Americas, Latin America

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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

Birthplace: North America, Nicaragua, Americas, Latin America

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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

Birthplace: Diriamba, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Defender

David Sebastián Solórzano Sánchez (born 8 November 1980) is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Diriangén and plays for the Nicaragua national football ...more
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Lester Meléndez ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
Lester Meléndez

Birthplace: Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Goalkeeper

Lester Meléndez is a Nicaraguan football.