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Famous Athletes from Panama

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

A list made up of athletes like Manuel Torres and Alberto Quintero Medina.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Panama in order to get more information about each one.
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  • 1
    George Alphonso Headley OD, MBE (30 May 1909 – 30 November 1983) was a West Indian cricketer...  more
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    Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda (born January 23, 1983) is a Panamanian former long jumper. He...  more
  • 3
    Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who...  more
  • 4
    Lloyd Barrington La Beach (June 28, 1922 – February 19, 1999) was a sprinter from Panama, who...  more
  • 5

    Luis Tejada

    Millonarios
    Luis Carlos "Matador" Tejada Hansell (born 28 March 1982) is a Panamanian professional...  more
  • 6

    Luis Henríquez

    Lech Poznań
    Luis Alfonso Henríquez Ledezma (born November 23, 1981 in Panama City) is a football defender,...  more
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    Roberto Wallace

    Miami Dolphins
    Roberto Wallace (born May 10, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He played...  more
  • 8

    Nelson Barahona

    Atlético Huila
    Nelson Alberto Barahona Collins (born 22 November 1987 in Colón) is a Panamanian football...  more
  • 9

    Gabriel Enrique Gómez

    Philadelphia Union
    Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón (born 29 May 1984) is a Panamanian footballer who plays for...  more
  • 10

    Amílcar Henríquez

    Atlético Huila
    Amílcar Henríquez Espinosa (August 2, 1983 – April 15, 2017) was a Panamanian footballer....  more
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    Carlos Gabriel Rodríguez

    Chepo F.C.
    Carlos Gabriel Rodríguez Orantes (born 12 April 1990) is a Panamanian football who plays as a...  more
  • 12

    Víctor Herrera Piggott

    San Francisco F.C.
    Victor Manuel Herrera Piggott (born 18 April 1980 in Panama City, Panama) is a retired...  more
  • 13

    Armando Cooper

    Panama national football team
    Armando Enrique Cooper Whitaker (born 26 November 1987) is a Panamanian professional...  more
  • 14

    Edwin Aguilar

    América de Cali
    Edwin Enrique Aguilar Samaniego (born 7 August 1985) is a Panamanian professional footballer,...  more
  • 15

    Gary Forbes

    Toronto Raptors
    Gary Orlando Forbes (born February 25, 1985) is a Panamanian professional basketball player...  more
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    Román Torres

    La Equidad
    Román Aureliano Torres Morcillo (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈman ˈtores]; born 20 March 1986)...  more
  • 17

    Juan de Dios Pérez

    Esporte Clube Juventude
    Juan de Dios Pérez Quijada (born 1 January 1980 in Panama City, Panama), usually known as Juan...  more
  • 18

    Blas Pérez

    UANL Tigres
    Blas Antonio Pérez Ortega (born 13 March 1981) is a former Panamanian footballer who played as...  more
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    Rubén Santiago Garcés Riquelme (born October 17, 1973) is a Panamanian professional basketball...  more
  • 20

    Felipe Baloy

    Club de Fútbol Monterrey
    Felipe Abdiel Baloy Ramírez (born 24 February 1981) is a Panamanian former professional...  more
  • 21

    Raúl Leguías

    Managua F.C.
    Raúl Moisés Leguías Ávila (born 9 October 1981) is a football forward who plays for Chinandega...  more
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    Alberto Abdiel Quintero Medina (born 18 December 1987) is a Panamanian professional footballer...  more
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    Ismael Laguna Meneses (born June 28, 1943, in Colón, Panama) is a former professional boxer....  more
  • 24

    Jaime Penedo

    CSD Municipal
    Jaime Manuel Penedo Cano (born 26 September 1981) is a Panamanian former professional...  more
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    Ricardo Phillips

    Sporting '89
    Ricardo Oscar Phillips (born 31 January 1975 in Panama City, Panama) is a retired football...  more