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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?"

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

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Also Ranked

#32 on The Best Boxers of All Time

#6 on The Best Lightweight Boxers of All Time

#4 on The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

#10 on The Best Boxers of the 1970s

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Ricardo Mayorga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
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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 record of 31-8 with 25 knockouts and 1 draw 1 no contest. He was featured for the first time on the cover of Ring Magazine on the December 2003 issue, released in October. The cover read "The craziest man in the sport: Mayorga lights up boxing." He is known for his relentless trash-talking before most of his fights and his smoking and drinking habits outside the ring. He started his career on August 29, 1993 when he lost to Humberto Aranda by a 6th round TKO and after that, he stayed undefeated until he lost ...more

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

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Erasmo Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Nicaragua
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Erasmo Ramírez

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 professional debut in 2008 with the Venezuelan Summer League Mariners. In 2009, with the Venezuelan Summer League Mariners, he was selected as the Seattle's minor league pitcher of the year. In 2010, Ramírez played with the Class-A Clinton LumberKings. He stands at 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 180 pounds. Ramírez bats and throws right-handed. ...more

Team: Seattle Mariners

Birthplace: Rivas, Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Pitcher

Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Real Estelí in the Primera División de Nicaragua. ...more

Team: Nicaragua national football team

Birthplace: Ocotal, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

Position: Midfielder

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